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The Mission Possible Project (MPP) is a year-long, research-intensive, individualized project for 8th graders. Each student choose a person or organization whom they believe is making a positive difference in the world.
Over the course of the year, students complete: in-depth research from at least 10 reliable sources; four major writing assignments, including a 5-7 page research paper in MLA format; an extension project that utilizes the students' individual strengths; and a formal presentation.
The formal presentation culminates the project, and shows off all the students have done and learned. Watching the presentations is an excellent chance not just to see what the students have learned, but also to experience your own learning! We hope you enjoy and benefit from the hard work the students have put into their presentations!
Annual Fund - 4 days to raise $3,184
Wow... we are so close to our goal that it's just on the horizon. We have currently raised $96,816, can you believe that? Help us raise $3,184 in 4 days!
Our goal for the 2017-18 school year is $100,000 leaving us with $3,184 left to go! Your generosity gives Oakhill the funds that it needs to make sure the students have every opportunity to reach their full potential. Thank you to all of our generous donors who have already helped us get so close to our goal. If you haven't made a gift to the Annual Fund, there's still time to show that you support Oakhill's efforts to provide the best education north of the river!
Although the school year has come to an end... donations can be made through June 30th. Our goal is to reach 100% parent participation in this annual giving campaign, and we currently have 62% parent participation!
Donations can be made towards the 2017-2018 school year through June 30th.
Have questions about the Annual Fund? Contact the Development Office
Continue to Support Oakhill Over the Summer!
There are several ways to support Oakhill over the summer! Please think of us when summer shopping!
When you #StartWithaSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Oakhill Day School. Bookmark our Smile link and support us every time you shop.
Make sure to clip your Box Tops over the summer and send them in to the Central Office with your students name marked on the sheet or the bag.
Do you have a business or know someone that does have a business? Oakhill is always looking for businesses that believe in supporting education. Thank you to our current partners for supporting us!
Congratulations to our recent college graduates!
These ladies and gentlemen were part of the very first Oakhill graduating class in 2010.
- Shelby Dodson ~ Eureka College (2017)
- Jacob Eisler ~ University of Missouri
- Gabby Ferro ~ Cornell College
- Madison Fitzgerald ~ Vanderbilt University
- Jacob Reinmiller ~ Belmont University
- Michelle Vartanov ~ University of Missouri – Kansas City
There are a few other members of this class who shared many years at Oakhill, but didn't stay through 8th grade graduation. We want to recognize them as part of this awesome group as well.
- Luke Becker ~ University of Missouri
- Andy Lee ~ University of Missouri
- Olivia Miller ~ University of Iowa
- Nick Riffle ~ Belmont University
- Patrick Robey (ODS Class of 2011) ~ Columbia College Chicago **Congratulations on your early graduation!**
Ordering Summer Lunches
- Visit ODS.Boonli.com/register
- The school passcode is ODS1
- The account name is the parents name and then they will create a profile for each camper. Select SUMMER CAMP for the classroom and from there, ordering is available.
- Make selections for each day by placing them in your shopping cart which you can view in the top right corner. The number of lunch selections made will be notated by a RED number. After you make all of your selections, GO TO the shopping cart and complete the checkout process.
*IF you have NOT entered credit card info OR received a confirmation email, then your order has NOT been received. You will get a confirmation email and a notification box that will pop up and say YOUR ORDER HAS PROCESSED.
- Visit ods.boonli.com and sign into your profile per usual.
- Open the MENU panel by selecting the THREE LINES in the top LEFT corner.
- Select "MY ACCOUNT" and then "USER PROFILES". From there you select the student/camper's name you wish to adjust and their details will pop up.
- Change the drop down box that has their CURRENT classroom listed to SUMMER CAMP.
Annual Fund - Our Goal is $4,294 Away!
Wow... we are so close to our goal that it's just on the horizon. We have currently raised $95,706, can you believe that?
Our goal for the 2017-18 school year is $100,000 leaving us with $4,294 left to go! If you were able to experience this week's graduation festivities, or flip through your child's yearbook, or view the end of the year video... you had an opportunity to get a glimpse at all of the great things that occur at Oakhill every day. The dynamic science projects, amazing athletic teams, and numerous academic and leadership awards would not have been possible without you! Your generosity gives Oakhill the funds that it needs to make sure the students have every opportunity to reach their full potential. Thank you to all of our generous donors who have already helped us get so close to our goal. If you haven't made a gift to the Annual Fund, there's still time to show that you support Oakhill's efforts to provide the best education north of the river!
Although the school year has come to an end... donations can be made over the summer. Our goal is to reach 100% parent participation in this annual giving campaign, and we are just 39% away from 100% parent participation!
Thank you to the parents of Mrs. Scheidecker's homeroom class, they were the first to achieve 100% parent participation in the Annual Fund! Mrs. Scheidecker will receive $100 to purchase items from her classroom wish list.
7th grade is the first-grade level to reach 100% parent participation in the Middle School.
Help your class become the next to reach 100%!
Have questions about the Annual Fund? Contact the Development Office
Thank You for a Great Year!
Thank you for another great year. We all tend to get a little sappy this time of year. Sad to see the school year come to an end, happy for the students to have a fun-filled summer break, and already excited about a new school year which is only about ten weeks away!
With summer vacation only hours away, I want to take this opportunity to tell you how proud I am of our students... from our "not so little anymore" Toddlers to our "almost big high schooler" 8th graders! All of our students are ready for the coming transition as they move from one grade to the next, or in some cases, from one division to the next.
This time of year brings great pride, a little anxiety, quite a bit of apprehension, and a ton of excitement. I believe the end of a school year is a true measure of time, and for parents and teachers, it can be an emotional roller coaster. As we close out the school year, please keep that in mind, give your child a big hug and tell him or her just how proud you are. Simply enjoy the moment!
Summer is here. Well, summer weather is!
I hope that Oakhill families are planning fun activities, nightly swims at the pool, trips to great Kansas City landmarks and maybe a big family vacation or two.
The Admissions Office will still be open throughout the summer months. Tours, visits, testing and enrolling great students in our communities keep us going in June, July, and August. We also look forward to welcoming new families through the summer at the New Family Orientations.
Last summer, New Family Orientations were offered, three different times, to help all of the new families learn more as parents of students at Oakhill. We reviewed the HUB and how it can be a tool for each parent, spoke about expected communication, policies, procedures and had community members there to share about health, lunch, athletics, extended care, PTO events and more. These events are offered three times throughout the summer, and new families must attend one of the meetings. This year, we are opening these events up to the entire Oakhill community.
If you feel lost or need a refresher, you are more than welcomed to attend one of these events. We do ask that you RSVP.
2018 New Family Orientation Session Dates
June 21; 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
July 16; 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
August 8; 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
New Families will receive a monthly update from the Admissions Office, as well as the expected school communications to help prepare for the school year. We ask that each family takes time to read the summer emails, as these will have pertinent information to prepare each family for the 2018-2019 school year thoroughly!
Lower School and Middle School students are invited to join other students for the new SUMMER MEETUPs! We will have these dates coincide with one of the summer camp field trips this summer. Be looking for your invites in June for a July date!
Early Childhood, don't forget about the Panther Playdates!
Record Setting Freshman Year in Basketball
Oakhill Alumna and St. Teresa's Academy freshman ~ Madeline Gentry has made a school record by becoming the first freshman to play full-time varsity basketball in the school's history. She had a great season and earned her varsity letter pin. Madeline left her mark on Oakhill basketball with a championship win her 8th grade year. With such a great start to her high school career, it will be fun to watch what she does on the court in the future! Way to go, Madeline!
Panther Alum Basketball Champ!
Panther Alum and Staley High School freshman ~ Morgan Ferrara topped off her amazing basketball season by becoming a District Champ. Morgan was a varsity starter this year as a freshman. She was the Lady Falcons leading scorer and she was named All-Conference and All-District. Morgan's picture can been seen on numerous banners in our Oakhill gym from the championships she helped the Panthers to win during her time at Oakhill. We're looking forward to a few more great seasons on the court for Morgan!
Oakhill Alumni Jeremiah Garrett will be graduating from Bishop Miege High School this May. He has enjoyed a very successful basketball season this year ~ helping his team win their third consecutive Class 4-A Division 1 State Championship as well as being awarded Honorable Mention All-Eastern Kansas League this year. Way to go!
Jeremiah has exciting things to come in his future. He will be attending the United States Military Academy at West Point as a cadet and a basketball player. We are so excited for you, Jeremiah, and so grateful for your future service to our country.
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!