Last week, Oakwood School's first-grade students took a field trip to Spina Farms Pumpkin Patch! At the pumpkin patch, the students learned about the different types of pumpkins and gourds, the life cycle of a pumpkin, and how the bees are helpful to the pumpkins. The students also enjoyed a hayride through the many acres of cornfields, sunflowers, marigolds, and scarecrow friends in addition to a train ride that toured through pumpkins of all sizes, shapes, and colors. To conclude the trip, every child picked a small pumpkin to take home!
Oakwood High School is proud to announce that three of our seniors have earned the distinction of Commended Students in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program: Aiden Huang, Mara Roldan, and Pandora Shi. Less than 2% of all U.S. high school students are recognized by the prestigious National Merit Scholarship Corporation with a "Letter of Commendation" for their academic success. This recognition is an honor for these students and for Oakwood School. These three young people have demonstrated outstanding intellectual prowess, and we are proud of their success.
On Friday, September 10, Oakwood School held its annual Back-to-School Family Social, welcoming the hundreds of Oakwood families in attendance.
Last week, Oakwood High School students and faculty traveled to Mount Hermon for their High School Adventure. Students spent the day zip-lining amongst the towering redwoods and traversing ropes and timber obstacle courses high above the forest floor. Students also participated in volleyball, foosball, ping pong, and other team games. Their adventure together was a great way to bond with their classmates from last year and connect with new friends and faculty.
Monday, August 23, was a great day at Oakwood School! Faculty and staff enthusiastically greeted students back on campus. Middle school and high school students arrived for their first day of classes. With eager anticipation, students met up with old friends and happily met new classmates as they found their way to their classes.
Oakwood High School athletes have officially returned to campus to begin training for Fall Sports. The Cross Country and Volleyball teams were seen cross-training and running drills this week. Stay tuned for our schedule of meets, matches, and games this season! Go Hawks!
On the last day of school, Friday, May 28th, the Oakwood High School Class of 2021 wore their caps and gowns to participate in Oakwood School's Third Annual Senior Walk. Students, faculty, and staff enthusiastically cheered on our seniors in-person while families showed their support watching the event live over Zoom. It was a special experience not only for the graduating seniors but also for the younger students who look up to them. We are proud to celebrate our Senior Class's great accomplishment with this Oakwood tradition.
Each year, Oakwood fifth-grade students complete a Shark Tank project. The project has two parts. The first part consists of each student writing a persuasive essay on their own creative idea/product. Then, five to six ideas are selected from those essays to base the products/ideas they will work on for the second part, which are group projects. The groups work to become passionate experts on their concept, build a prototype, and prepare a presentation to present to our own Oakwood Shark Panel. The students try to persuade the judges that they have the next big idea. Because students practice written and oral communication as well as collaboration skills, the project is a creative way for them to become more effective communicators while having fun and a little friendly competition.
Oakwood fourth-grade students study California state history and as the school year comes to an end, the students and teachers celebrate with a California-themed day. On Wednesday, May 26, the day began with movie-making and pet rock personalization. The students learned many fun facts during the day, such as the creator of the Pet Rock was originally from Los Gatos, and his grandchildren attended Oakwood School! The students moved the fun from the classroom to the playground in the afternoon, where they took turns playing Hoop and Post, jumping toy frogs, whistling morse code, and digging for gold. It was a warm day, and to the delight of the students, they ended it with water relays and popsicles.
Oakwood High School students celebrated the conclusion of the 2020-2021 school year on Friday, May 28. It was an exuberant day for Oakwood students and faculty. High School students began the day with the Senior Walk. During the event, children from all grades cheered the Class of 2021 as they walked the campus for the first time wearing their graduation caps and gowns. Then the students celebrated the achievements of classmates during the High School Awards Assembly. Next, they spent time signing yearbooks of their fellow students and enjoying pizza. To conclude their day of celebration, the students then participated in a refreshing and thrilling water fight. We wish all of the Oakwood Student a wonderful summer! Visit the Family Portal for details!