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Oakhill's Middle School Math Competition Team visited Northwest Missouri State University on Saturday, April 7 to compete in the Regional Math Competition. Our team was made of two fifth graders and two sixth graders.
The team of Jonas, Nura, Viet, and Drew took fourth place out of the thirty schools that competed, and received a plaque for their placement. Drew placed fourth in individual competition and will move on to state competition in Columbia.
The Middle School Math Competition Team is coached by Mr. Hall and Mrs. Scheidecker.
Spring in the Development Office
Can you believe that we only have a couple of months of school left? This year has flown by and the Development Office still has some exciting fundraising events that you can attend the month of April.
Coinciding with Earth Day each year, The Acorn Day Celebration is a special dedication ceremony to celebrate the natural beauty of our campus. This day also allows Oakhill Eighth Grade students to, with the assistance of our Preschool students who are just beginning their own educational journey, leave their lasting mark on Oakhill.
Each Acorn Day we also choose a beautification project for our campus. This year we are spotlighting on making our Main Campus brighter with the installation of new lighting. The goal is to raise $5,000 so we can complete this necessary project to enhance the beauty of our campus.
Donations can be made here or by returning the form you will receive in the mail.
Trap Shoot Event
April 28 is our 4th Annual Flying Clay Trap Shoot event. This event will begin 10 a.m. and will take place at the Kansas City Trapshooting Association in Smithville, MO.
We would love to see you there. This event raises around $5,000 for our favorite school. You can register yourself or a team here. There are also several sponsorship opportunities available.
Register for the Trap Tournament
We hope that you can join us for the Flapjack Fest Pancake Breakfast! The morning of Field Day, May 18, join us from 6:30 a.m.- 8:30 a.m. for some Chris's Cakes pancakes, sausage, and Tang!
Preregistration for this event is coming soon!
We hope to see you at these fun and exciting spring events to help raise money for our school!
Oakhill Day School Students Receive Science Fair Honors
GLADSTONE, MO – Middle school students from Oakhill Day School competed in the Greater Kansas City Science and Engineering Fair at Union Station in Kansas City on Saturday, April 7, 2018.
This year's competition featured 825 submitted science fair projects produced by students from public, private, parochial, charter, and home schools in the Kansas City Metropolitan area. Each project fell into one of fifteen different categories judged by science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professionals in the community.
Four students from Oakhill Day School in Gladstone, Missouri were chosen to participate in the competition. Oakhill held a school level science fair to determine which sixth-grade and eighth-grade students would move on to the Greater Kansas City Science and Engineering Fair. Oakhill faculty and staff served as judges who selected the top two students from each grade level to move on to the city-wide competition.
Greater Kansas City Science and Engineering Fair Awards Results
Oakhill students Cole Southard, sixth grade, and Joseph Nguyen, sixth grade, received the ASM Special Award placing second out of all ASM recipients. Southard and Nguyen were joined by Sophia Martin, eighth grade, in earning the Broadcom Masters Award which guarantees all three students a spot in the national competition. Southard and Nguyen also made first place in the Computer Systems, Electronics, and Robotics divisions. In addition to her Broadcom Masters Award, Martin received first place in the Behavioral Sciences division. Phoebe Monsees, eighth grade, earned second place honors in the Behavioral Sciences division.
Oakhill is proud of these students and their hard work. The school looks forward to supporting Southard, Nguyen, and Martin as they compete at the national level.
About Oakhill Day School
Founded in 1947, Oakhill Day School challenges sudents Toddler (age 2) through Eighth Grade to discover their natural talents and gifts while providing numerous opportunities for personal growth and development. Oakhill's hands-on approach to learning and the relevance and engagement of the materials taught invigorates Oakhill students and encourages them to perform at their personal best.
Oakhill is proud to uphold its reputation for providing excellence in education in the Northland for over 70 years. oakhilldayschool.org
Admissions Office - Summer Plans
We are in the last two months of the school year, which means many of us are making our summer plans (hope to see your kiddos here at Oakhill!) and looking forward to longer days, outside play and enjoying family time.
During these last weeks of school, you will see many prospective families in the halls throughout the day. They will be touring, prospective students will be visiting, and we will be sharing what makes Oakhill the best school in Kansas City! During the summer, the Admissions Office remains open as we continue to work toward welcoming new students for the fall. Also, Dorothy and I will be here to help with any questions you as a current family may have. We encourage you to continue to share Oakhill and take advantage of the Referral and Ambassador Program. Participation in the referral program is an easy way for you to earn credit toward your tuition and for us to show our appreciation for your referrals.
Mark your calendars for the Early Childhood Playdates on June 19 and July 21. The Lower School and Middle School students will have a scheduled summer "Meet Up," watch for those dates, we will announce them soon.
Please feel free to contact the Admissions Office if you need materials to share with friends or family, or if you would like to schedule a time to share with coworkers. We are happy to help you help bring great students to your school!
Health Room Moving to SchoolDoc.com
The Health Room will be switching to SchoolDoc.com from Magnus in the 2018-2019 school year to better serve our students and staff with the student's health care needs. SchoolDoc.com offers an electronic health record system for schools. The security and privacy of your student's health information are important to us. The SchoolDoc.com site is secure, encrypted, and password protected. Only Oakhill's health staff will have access to student health information.
The first week of June, you will receive an "Invitation" email from SchoolDoc.com.
- Click on the green "Accept Invite" link within the email to create your SchoolDoc.com account.
- Enter your full email address, and click continue to set your password.
- Once logged in, select your student's name and click on the health profile link to complete your student's information.
- Required questions will be marked with an * and outlined in red.
- Upload any required documents to your SchoolDoc.com account.
- The required info will be what we have collected in the past years.
SchoolDoc.com sends out periodic reminder emails for outstanding balances and incomplete health information. These notifications will come from SchoolDoc.com, so please add this to your safe sender list to avoid accidental delivery to junk and spam folders. We don't want you to miss important notices from the school!
Thank you for your patience during the transition!
Oakhill Goes Global!
We are excited to announce the return of the Global Celebration Night on Thursday, May 10. The Global Celebration evening event from 4-6 p.m. is an opportunity for Oakhill to celebrate the diverse cultures and heritages that make up our community.
The Global Celebration committee is inviting you to be part of the fun by hosting a display table featuring any personal items that may represent your heritage, a country/culture you are interested or passionate in, or display items collected from your travels. Displays may include clothing, household items, food samples, information, photos, and teaching a small craft/activity.
New this year! The Global Celebration committee created a fun t-shirt to commemorate the day!
If you are interested in hosting a booth or purchasing a shirt to wear that day to show your global pride, click on the button below.
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!
Save the Date - End of Year Picnic
Life at Oakhill is always a picnic!
Your Oakhill PTO want to send you into summer in style! Food - Friends - Sunshine!
Our very own former Panther DJ Drake will be there with MUSIC, there will be tons of fun GAMES and yummy FOOD - you'll leave with full hearts and full bellies! Don't miss this event for the entire family!
See you in Linden Square on May 14.
Nothing is better than celebrating a great year and getting ready for SUMMER than a PICNIC!
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!