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New Building – New Beginnings:
A flurry of activity is how I would describe my recent tour of our new building. I saw tile, painted walls, and
concrete risers. There are so many players from our community that are spending countless hours and
resources to make our new south campus happen! We are eternally grateful and can't wait to start the school
year in our new state of the art facility!!
Back to School Shopping:
Please be mindful of the dress code when you head out for those new "Back to School" outfits. It is always
such fun to shop for new school clothes! However, if they do not comply, your child will not be able to wear
them! Pay close attention to short length (fingertips should not extend beyond short or skirt length) and
athletic shorts (although allowed) must be of moderate length. Absolutely NO short shorts! Sleeveless tops
must have a 3 inch strap length. Razorback tops are not allowed. We will ask them to cover up or change if
they are not school appropriate. Thank you in advance for your support!
First Week Field Trips:
7 th & 8 th Grades will travel for an overnight to Tall Oaks for team building. The students will participate in
archery, a challenge course, a wagon ride with s'mores and other recreational activities. They will leave after
lunch on Thursday, August 18 th and return the afternoon of August 19 th . A detailed schedule and packing list
will be provided closer to trip time. For more information you may refer to the website: www.talloaks.org.
5th & 6th Grades will travel to Tucker Leadership on the campus of William Jewel College for a day trip on
Friday, August 19th . The students will have a similar experience as the 7 th and 8 th graders while participating in
a low challenge course and a variety of team-building activities. The website for Tucker Leadership Lab is
Permission slips for both Tall Oaks and Tucker Leadership can be found on the new Magnus Health
Portal. They MUST be completed! You may either print the form, fill it out then send it in OR you may
print it, take a picture and send it back digitally.
Plan to join us in the main building gym for Middle School Parents' Night on Monday, August 15th at 6:00 pm.
Information regarding curriculum and procedures will be shared to ensure a successful start to the school
year. This event is for parents only, however, pizza and a movie will be made available for students. An
evening of tours and fun in the new building will be scheduled a few weeks into the quarter! Stay tuned!!
FYI: Parents' Night for 4 th grade and below will be on Wednesday, August 24 at 6:30.
If your child plans to participate in Middle School SPORTS they will need a physical on file with Coach Smith.
Summer is a great time to take care of physicals. The physical form can also be found on the Magnus Health
Our first All Sports Equipment Exchange will be held on August 24 at 6:30 p.m. in the Gymnasium in conjunction with Early Childhood and Lower School Parents Night!
Here's what you need to know about our first exchange:
o Athletic equipment must be of quality condition for re-use. Items may be dropped off with Coach Smith beginning the week of August 22 if you are unable to attend on the 24th!
o This is a great opportunity to clean out your garage and other storage areas in your home that are full of sporting equipment no longer in use so that others can give it a second life!
o Examples of great items include: baseball gear (bats, gloves, uniform pants), Football gear (pads), biking gear (protective pads for knees and elbows), Soccer gear (balls and netting), and much more!
o There will be an opportunity to pick up Oakhill gear from years past (old tees/etc.) at the exchange!
For more information... please feel free to call or email Coach Smith!
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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!