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Spring is here and we are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2017 Oakhill Day School Flying Clay Trap Shoot Event! Our parent chairs have planned another great day for you and your family and have several opportunities for sponsorship available for businesses and friends. Last year's event exceeded expectations and we hope that this year will be a repeat. Participants can register as an individual or grab some buddies and register as a team. Teams can consist of 5 men, 5 women, or any combination of the two. Children*, single participants, novice or pro are welcome to register!
Kansas City Trap Association
6420 NE 176th Street
Smithville, MO 64089
Sunday, April 2, 2017
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Thank you for your continued support of Oakhill Day School!
Jeff Riddle, Parent Event Chair
Eddy Saylor, Parent Event Chair
Dennis Carter, Parent Event Chair
Rebecca DiGerlamo, Director of Development
*Child participants must be at least 5th grade or older.
The proceeds from this event directly benefit the students of Oakhill Day School by providing the funds to purchase curriculum enhancing materials/supplies for the classroom, provides the funds for annual teacher professional development, and offsets the expenses of providing a student-centered education.
This year Oakhill welcomed our first exchange students to Middle School through a program called Faces & Our Cultures. This was an extremely enriching experience for Oakhill middle school students, host families, and the students who came all the way from Guatemala to learn with us!
Our goal for the 2017-2018 school year is to host two, possibly three students, during the second quarter. These students will have the opportunity to learn about Kansas City, American culture, and participate in any and all available student activities offered at Oakhill Day School. They will also share their culture with Oakhill!
Oakhill is currently seeking families to host exchange students next year during the second quarter. Although preference will be given to current 5th, 6th and 7th grade families, we encourage all families to submit. When deciding if you would like to host a student, please consider your own children in that decision and if they are ready to welcome a new student into your family as the expectation of a host family is to nurture that student as if they were one of your own children.
Host families are asked to provide an unshared bed and closet/drawer space for the student, providing them a similar experience as your own child has at home. There is no stipend for host families, but you will come away with an amazing experience and relationship that your family will treasure for a long time.
Applications are due March 29, 2017. Click here to access the application. Family interviews with a Faces & Our Cultures representative will take place in May/June. The exact date will be announced closer to the visit from our program representative. Oakhill does not play a role in the host selection process. There will be training sessions next fall for host families to prepare them for the student entering their family.
If you are interested in hosting a student or have questions about the program, please contact Leah Gipe, Director of Admissions.
Why choose an independent private education?
By choosing an independent private education, you have the opportunity to choose a school whose philosophy, values, and teaching style fit your child. Independent private schools can also offer your family small class sizes, excellent teachers, and high academic standards.
Oakhill Day School is a place where children discover themselves as learners in a community where they feel valued and known. We invite you to learn more about the active learning that happens here!