Spring 2017

Upcoming Events

May 5, 2017
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Oakhill Gymnasium

Celebrate our Middle School Boys Volleyball and our coed Track and Field Teams!

May 12, 2017
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Oakhill Gymnasium

Oakhill goes Global!

May 19, 2017
6:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Oakhill Gymnasium

Join us for breakfast before Field Day 2017!

May 25, 2017
6:30 PM

Welcome our newest Oakhill Alumni - The Class of 2017!


We are excited to introduce you to our graduating eighth graders!  These 14 awesome students will be joining the ranks of Oakhill Alumni after graduation May 26.  Some have walked these halls for 12 years and all have enjoyed the time spent on campus.


Check out some of their favorite highlights and memories as we send them off to high school!

Jack Brown, headed to Liberty North
My favorite Oakhill memory was exploring in fourth grade after school and meeting "spear boy" by the creek with all my buddies!

Connor Carlson, headed to Northland Christian High School
My funniest memory of Oakhill was the time that I burnt Easy Mac in the microwave in the commons for lunch - it was stinky!

Lily Clevenger, headed to St. Teresa's Academy
My first memory of my time at Oakhill was in Mrs. Manley's class with Morgan, Avery, Jessie and Grayson - we were the dream team and were so excited to be in class together!

Colin Cuzner, headed to Park Hill South High School
My first memory of Oakhill was in Mrs. Crouse's classroom and being afraid of the class pet frogs - my mom had to come and pick me up!


Morgan Ferrara, headed to Staley High School
My best Oakhill memory was on the DC trip our group (myself, Lily, Braden and Tanner) got lost and had a water fight with our parent chaperone! 


Madeline Gentry, headed to St. Teresa's Academy
Everyone at Oakhill is so nice, from teachers to students. It really feels like a family and I have enjoyed that so much!

Isabel Holmes, headed to Kearney High School
I am going to miss the small class size here at Oakhill and the large trips that we get to take every year!


Ian Miller, headed to Park Hill South High School
My first memory of Oakhill is fighting over and hiding the stuffed frog in prekindergarten with Braden - it went on all year!

Dylan Montes, headed to Platte County High School
I will miss the sports community at Oakhill the most - the teams, the athletes. I played boys volleyball and basketball, ran cross country and track and field.

Reilly Nash, headed to North Kansas City High School
International Baccalaureate Program
My first memory of Oakhill was meeting Stu in prekindergarten. He asked where did I come from and I replied 'Mars!'


Mimi Nguyen, headed to Park Hill High School
I am sad knowing that I am leaving my Oakhill family, but I am thankful for the countless memories I have made.

Braden Robertson, headed to Staley High School
My first memory at Oakhill was meeting Stu under the table in Early Learner's class with Mrs. Ferris while we were hiding from her.

Avery Spooner, headed to St. Teresa's Academy
I am going to miss the teachers and the whole family atmosphere here at Oakhill - I can't wait to come back and visit as an alumnae!

Stuart Yantis, headed to The Pembroke Hill School
My funniest memory is sleeping on the plane back from DC, being delayed for 3 hours and when they announced we had a pilot, I burst out 'About time!' and fell back to sleep! 


High School Alumni Night

Oakhill welcomed back high school aged alumni last month! This was an opportunity for them to reconnect with each other and hang out! The event was held in the new South Campus and these Panthers LOVED seeing the new space while reminiscing about their Middle School days at Oakhill. They even asked for a "field trip" to the Main Campus to see the old Middle School space!


Thank you to all that were able to attend - we missed those who couldn't!  Stay tuned for more alumni events coming your way!


2016 Alumni vs Faculty Volleyball Game

Oakhill hosted the Annual Alumni vs Faculty Volleyball game in December. This is an opportunity for our Panther Alumni to come back and play a strategic game of volleyball against their former teachers and administrators.


Although they were small in number this year, they had heart and your Oakhill Alumni Panthers took the trophy BACK! MVP this year was alumni Drew Martin, who also happens to be a current Oakhill Parent!


Great job Alumni!


Chat and Chew

High school alumni were again invited back last fall for the Annual Alumni Chat and Chew. Oakhill Alumni are great to offer great advice to 7th and 8th graders, take questions, talk about their typical day and the variety of activities they participate in at their various high schools. This event helps our soon to be Oakhill graduates feel more prepared for high school!


We had 10 high schools represented this year. Thank you Oakhill Alumni for coming back to share your about your experiences!


Class Notes

Wondering what Coach Speer has been up to since her family moved from Oakhill?

Who doesn't like a good jam?!? Alumni Drake Potts can keep your event rocking! Click here to read what's up with Drake!

2016 Alumni Dasha McDonald is saying goodbye to KC and hello to becoming a Swiss student! Click below to read about her upcoming adventure!

The Miller's have been a staple at Oakhill for many years. Click below to catch up!


Have school aged children at home?


Oakhill is currently in open enrollment for the 2017-2018 School Year!


If you or someone you know would like more information on our toddler through 8th grade programs for the whole child, contact your Oakhill Admissions Director Leah Gipe


The RIGHT NOW Campaign @ Oakhill


 Oakhill is in the middle of our first capital campaign!  The RIGHT NOW Campaign @Oakhill has brought us our NEW South Campus, some renovations to the Main Campus AND we have much more on the horizon! Click here to see the latest on the campaign and our growth with the South Campus.

For more information or to schedule a tour, contact your Oakhill Development Director Rebecca DiGerlamo.  

We are excited to share our future with you, those what have gotten us to where we are today!


Kalsu Society


The Kalsu Society of Friends honors Oakhill alumni who make a gift to the Annual Fund. Inclusion in the Society will be renewed each year you make a financial gift to Oakhill Day School. For more information on our Annual Fund, click here.

Make a gift in honor of your graduating year or in honor of a loved one or favorite Oakhill teacher. Many companies will offer matching gifts as well. We thank you for your continued support!


Wanna get involved? Here are some opportunities!

Oakhill Events!

Join us at any or all Oakhill events listed above or click here to see what else is coming up!



We can always use volunteers! Sign up to help at an event or become a regular in the lunchroom.  Up to you, your schedule and interests. Check out the opportunities on under Oakhill!


Rebate Programs 

Box Tops is a clip and send rebate program. It's as easy as 1-2-3.

1) Buy specially marked Box Top products.

2) Clip Box Top from packaging.

3) Send to Oakhill Day School and each Box Top collected is worth $0.10 for Oakhill!


Did you know Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice? AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know, same products, same prices, same service. Visit and make Oakhill your organization of choice.


Scrip is a fundraising program that enables families to raise money for Oakhill through the purchase of gift cards. Families purchase gift cards to their favorite places to shop and dine at face value. Our coordinator then orders those cards from Great Lakes Scrip Center at a reduced price. The difference is an instant rebate for Oakhill! Visit to create an account and the Oakhill organization code 2B1BLA7918486.



Annually we hold different events that help offset the cost of our Annual Auction. These can range from private shopping events to dining opportunities. Dinebacks are held at area restaurants that give a percentage of a given days proceeds back to Oakhill. In the past we have held these events at Trezo Mare, Senor Tequila's, Panera and Granite City.


We are excited to see you soon!

We'd love to hear from you!

What would you like to see?  We want to know! How should we reach out? We want to know! Starting a new business, have a new baby, college going well? We want to know! Hosting a Happy Hour? We want to know!


Click here to participate in a short alumni survey and update your contact information and let us know how to reconnect! Once a Panther, Always a Panther!


ROOTS is published for the alumni, parent, past parent, grandparent, faculty, staff and friend community of Oakhill Day School.


Head of School: Suzanne McCanles

Alumni Coordinator: Dorothy Beckham

Editor: Michelle McDaniel

Director of Development: Rebecca DiGerlamo


Letters and suggestions for future editions of ROOTS are welcomed and encouraged. Correspondence should be addressed to Dorothy Beckham, Advancement Coordinator.


Please send all address changes and notifications (graduation, marriage, birth and death announcements) to:

Oakhill Day School

7019 N Cherry Street

Gladstone, MO  64118



© 2017 Oakhill Day School

Oakhill Day School

7019 N Cherry Street • Gladstone, MO  64118


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