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Oakhill's PRIME High School is having an open house in a few weeks! We would love to share this program with parents and current or upcoming high school students. 

PRIME is Personalized, Relevant, Innovative, Mission-Driven, Experiential Education for all high school students. PRIME at Oakhill Day School combines online courses with in-person supports. Traditionally eighth-graders would bid their teachers adieu as they journeyed to their eighth district and private high schools. Equipped with the knowledge and the discipline necessary for further academic success, students left hopeful and proud but missing the network and community that Oakhill had to offer. Covid-19 provided Oakhill Day School with the space to re-imagine learning for their eighth grade graduates and continue the legacy of Oakhill rigor and support.

Some fast facts:

  • Nationally, students utilizing the Edgenuity curriculum are improving their mean understanding per lesson at a rate of 37.2%.
  • Currently, PRIME Students are performing between 6.04% and 19.22% ahead of their targeted course completion rate. If, PRIME students continue to perform at this pace, they will complete their coursework 5 weeks ahead of their brick and mortar peers.
  • Academically, PRIME Students have an average grade of 85.5% to 95.28% in each of their 5+ courses.
  • As of September 8, 2021 PRIME Students have between 16.6% and 31.7% of ALL coursework for their Fall 2021 semester complete.

PRIME is located in the Oakhill South Campus building, 3rd floor. Entry is from the east side.

Have additional questions about PRIME and the enrollment process, contact Dot Beckham in your Oakhill Admissions Office! Excited to see you on the 30th!

 

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Oakhill Panthers - Fall Sports Update

Girls Volleyball - Results/Upcoming Schedule

Results:

Saturday, Sept. 11th

Game 1 vs Visitation: Won (2-0)

Game 2 vs St. Peter:  Won (2-0)


Upcoming Girls Volleyball Games:

Saturday, Sept. 18th @ Oakhill

5th/6th Girls vs St. Elizabeth (9:00am)

5th/6th Girls vs St. Therese (11:00am)

 

Thursday, Sept. 23rd @ Oakhill

8th Girls vs St. Elizabeth (6:00pm)

8th Girls vs St. Therese (7:00pm)

 

Cross Country (3rd - 8th Grade) - Results/Upcoming Schedule

Tuesday, Sept. 14th - Pembroke Hill Invitational (Will post results when available)

 

Upcoming Meet:

Monday, September 20th @ St. Pius X High School Cross Country Course

Race Times:

3-4 Girls 5:00 pm

3-4 Boys 5:15 pm

5-6 Girls 5:30 pm

5-6 Boys 5:45 pm

7-8 Girls 6:00 pm

7-8 Boys 6:15 pm


St. Pius Course Address:
3700 NE Davidson Road
Kansas City, MO 64116

 

Good luck this week Panthers!

 

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We have kicked off another school year, and it is full of excitement and fun! It has been inspirational to see this faculty and staff highly engaged and excited about a new school year. Do we wish it was completely "normal"? Absolutely! Are we happy to be at Oakhill with these amazing students and families? Yes, we ARE! 

Oakhill is so much more than simply a great place to receive an education. We are a community! We are the right size, small enough to be nimble and large enough to provide diverse offerings. We have an amazing faculty and staff dedicated to our mission and committed to serving our students! 

Throughout this busier than normal enrollment season, Dorothy Beckham (Director of Admission) has heard from families who chose another path three years ago, two years ago, or even just for last year. The comments that resonate are that we can be trusted, and we are predictable. Our number one priority is to give our students the best possible educational experience regardless of our community and world variables. 

With all of that said, I want to thank this year's PTO for kicking off the school year with an amazing Back to School event... the annual Carnival, a few of the familiar traditions.... with a bit of a different twist! This crew is creative and committed to the student and parent body; that is evident! A big thank you to our new PTO President, Michelle Shekleton, and the Carnival Committee Co-Chairs, Ashley Williams and Ali Mordhorst.

I also want to thank Kent Peterson for his two-year run as President of the Board of Trustees. I have enjoyed working with Kent; he is a true leader and a committed community member. I welcome An Le as our new President of the Board. An has been a part of this community for many years; two of her three children have already graduated from Oakhill, and she and Tan have a daughter in the 6th grade! I look forward to another incredible year of collaboration, strategic planning, and institutional growth.

I apologize for the virtual nature of our upcoming Back to School Nights in each division. We continue to plan for in-person events in the future. I hope to see everyone at our annual Global Celebration. This year, we will once again hold the event outside on Thursday, September 23. Thank you, Cody WalkerHolmes and Janelle Crouse, for leading this event. Families who want to participate can register to host a booth here.

I am excited to be a chaperone on our South Dakota Badlands trip with our 7th and 8th graders. I look forward to enjoying this adventure with them - hiking, exploring, and enjoying the beauty of the Black Hills and Badlands. Another huge thank you goes out to Maggie Newhouse, who arranges our overnight trips; she makes sure the i's are dotted, and the t's are crossed with all of the moving parts! We also enjoy the leadership and expertise of our Grand Classroom representatives, who help us set the itinerary AND help to guide these adventures. 

Fall is almost here! I look forward to cooler temps, falling leaves, and all that fall brings. Thank you for being supportive members of this incredible community. We are all in this together!

Grateful for this school,
Suzanne

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Calling All 2nd-5th Grade Families...

Have you been feeling a little disconnected lately? Are you ready to re-connect with your Oakhill friends and families but aren't sure how?  We've got just the solution for you - our Let's Connect Family Nights!  

Starting on September 22nd, we'll be hosting quarterly family activity nights in the Innovation Lab on our South Campus.  These free events will be fun for the entire family - parents too! 

Reservations are required and space for each event is limited to 15 families.

Register for LEGO Parent Connect!

 

9/22 Let's Connect (LEGO)

Join us for a fun night connecting with your friends and family! Together, we will create, make and build feats of engineering awesomeness!

12/10 Family Code Night

Join us for a fun night coding with your friends and family!  No coding experience necessary, we'll solve fun coding puzzles together as you learn to code! 

3/2 Robotics

Join us for another fun night of coding with your friends and family.  No coding experience necessary and you'll learn how to code using mini Sphero robots. 

5/13 Makers' Night 

Join us for a fun night making with your friends and family!  Together we will ask questions, imagine, plan, create and improve our creations using our Innovation Lab supplies and resources. 
 

We'd love for you to invite outside families, but we do ask that each student that registers brings at least one adult with them.  


 

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The Oakhill Farmers' Market will take place in-person on Wednesday, October 6 and Thursday, October 7 at the Main Campus in conjunction with Grandparents'/Special Friends' Day. Stop by and shop for home decor and fresh vegetable bundles to make your favorite soups, salsa, and stir fry. Grab fall holiday favorites from mums to pumpkins. Home decor from The Mercantile is available. And so much more!

Mums will ONLY be available through PRE-ORDER this year. Don't delay, ORDER TODAY! All orders must be submitted by Sunday, September 26.

Questions?

Contact Maggie Newhouse. See you at the market!

Order Mums Here

 

 

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Calling ALL Grandparents and Special Friends! Mark your calendars to join us in-person for this very special event on Wednesday, October 6 and Thursday, October 7. Get a sneak peek into the day in the life of your grandchild. Exact times for individual classes will be sent out soon!

If you are unable to attend in person, contact Maggie Newhouse for virtual options.

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Oakhill Panthers Athletics - Online Registration/Athletics & Booster Club Events Registration

Fall Sports - Online Registration: It's not too late to register!

Click Here to Register for Girls Volleyball (5th -8th Grade) - Cross Country (3rd - 8th Grade)

 

Athletics/Booster Club (2021-2022) Yearly Events - Online Registration Information

Athletics/Booster Club - All-Inclusive Events Package ($75.00)
Click Here to sign your family up today for the "All Inclusive Events Package"

  • Special "All-Inclusive price ends September 24, 2021
     
  • Package Includes entry to each of the following events:
    • 1 - Team into the Pickle-ball Tournament @ Chicken N Pickle (MAX 24 teams allowed - first 24 teams to register secure their spot)
       
    • 2 - Teams into the Bags/Corn-hole Tournament
       
    • Individual or Family Entry into Chiefs Tailgate Party
       
    • 2-Teams into the Wiffle-ball Tournament
       
  • Once you get signed-up for the All-Inclusive Package, be sure to go ahead and get your team(s) entered into the Bags/Corn-hole Tournament on September 25, 2021. The link to do that is listed below. You will not be billed if you have purchased the "All Inclusive Package".
     

Athletics/Booster Club - Bags/Corn-hole Tournament ($50.00/per Team)
Click Here to sign your team up today for the Bags/Corn-hole Tournament

  • Saturday, September 25, 2021 @ Oakhill Day School (North Field) - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Grab your cooler, toss in a few beverages and snacks, and come join your Oakhill coaches for an afternoon of fun!!
  • Open to friends and family who would like to attend as well.
  • All Inclusive members will not be billed when registering for this event. 

 

Fall Athletics Spirit Wear

For those of you interested in purchasing some fall sports (Girls Volleyball/Cross Country) spirit wear, below is a link or our Cross Country and Girls Volleyball team items this fall.

The deadline to order gear is Tuesday, August 31

Order Spirit Wear

 

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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!

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7019 N. Cherry Street Gladstone, MO 64118
Phone: 816.436.6228
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