Middle School News

Class of 2021 Take Their Senior Walk

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.

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Middle School Students Conclude 2020-2021 School Year with a Day of Celebration

Friday, May 28, the last day of school, was a jubilant day for Oakwood students and faculty. Middle School students began the day with an Awards Assembly, followed by time to sign classmate's yearbooks. Next, eighth-grade students opened a time capsule that they created during their sixth-grade year. The time capsule contained notes they each wrote to their "future selves" to provide wisdom and advice as they got older. Finally, to conclude the day's events for Middle School, students from all grades cheered the Class of 2021 during the Senior Walk. We wish all of the Oakwood Student a wonderful summer!

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Oakwood Students Talk to Astronaut Aboard International Space Station

Oakwood School was thrilled to be chosen for our students to talk with Astronaut Dr. Shaoon Walker on the International Space Station via Amateur Radio on March 22, 2021. This activity was part of the ARISS (Amateur Radio on the International Space Station) Program, which promotes learning opportunities as part of the STEM (Science, Technology, Education and Math) initiative.

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Middle School Students Create Virtual Reality Worlds

Students in Mrs. Wilmot's Introduction to Virtual Reality class have been creating VR worlds using HTML and the A-Frame JavaScript library. They learned how to create animations with 3D shapes like boxes, cones, cylinders, toruses and how to introduce both click-based and gaze-based interaction to their animations. They are also able to use 360 degree images in their animations. Students can view their VR creations on their computers, phones, or through an Oculus Rift. This was a challenging course for our middle school students, who learned to work with advanced frameworks more appropriate for high school, and we are proud of all that they have learned.

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