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Coming Soon - Oakhill Night at Red Barn Farm
Scarecrows, corn rows, pumpkins on the vine. Leaves curl, wind swirls, fall is right on time!
Your Oakhill PTO is excited to be bringing back Oakhill Night at The Weston Red Barn Farm! This school-wide event is open to the entire Oakhill Community.
Thursday, October 11
4:30 pm-8:30 pm
The Weston Red Barn Farm - 16300 Wilkerson Rd, Weston
This evening is a family favorite! We invite your family to end a fun-filled week of Grandparents and Special Friends Days in Weston on the farm for an evening of fun! Bring mom, dad, grandma, papa and more to celebrate fall with your Oakhill family.
What can you expect?
For $20/person (age 2 and up), we will have an amazing evening lined up!
- Dinner (Hamburgers and Hot Dogs, potato salad, beans, chips, iced tea, and lemonade)
- Alumni DJ Drake playing your favorite tunes
- Pumpkins, pumpkins and more pumpkins, including mini pumpkins YOU can decorate
- Farm animals
- A bonfire with s'mores
- The Country Store will be open
- AND... your Middle School Garage Band will perform!
This event is open to current and alumni families.
Registration closes Monday, October 1 at 5 p.m.
Leaves are falling, Autumn is calling; don't miss this fall event! See you at the farm!
Come One, Come All, Get Ready for Fall!
Don't forget to order your fall mums! The sale runs through September 14. This year's mums are available in red, yellow, bronze, and stellar purple. Each two-gallon plant costs $12. This is a great way to kick off the fall season while supporting your favorite school!
Mum Pick Up Info
Pick up begins after school on Wednesday, September 26 on the North Field. Someone will be available to assist with your pick up during the following times:
Wednesday, September 26 from 3 - 5 p.m.
Thursday, September 27 from 8 - 8:30 a.m. / 12 - 12:30 p.m. / 3 - 6 p.m.
Friday, September 28 from 8 - 8:30 a.m. / 12 - 12:30 p.m. / 3 - 5 p.m.
Future City is Coming to Oakhill!
Future City is a national program sponsored by the engineering community to promote technological literacy and engineering to middle school students. Our goal is to interest young people in the math, technology and scientific studies needed to develop the engineers of the future. The goal for the Future City competition for the seventh and eighth graders is to design a resilient power grid for their future city that can withstand and quickly recover from the impacts of a natural disaster.
- Students participate as a team consisting of 5-7 students, an educator, and a volunteer engineer mentor representing their group/organization.
- The goal is to design a livable city of the future by:
- Using SimCityTM software to simulate their city concept
- Writing an essay on an engineering topic – this year: "Powering Our Future"
- Constructing a 3-D scale model of a section of their city
- And, finally, presenting their model and design to a panel of judges.
The winning team from the regional competition gets an expense-paid trip to Washington, DC for the National Competition in February 2019.
The Future City program has several phases running from now until the regional competition event taking place in January at K-State. Students will be doing the majority of the work in science and technology class, but they may need to meet after school and on occasional weekends in order to meet the program deadlines.
- Sept-Oct Work on the city plan and SimCity design
- Sept-Nov Research and write the essay
- Oct-Dec Build the 3-D scale model using recycled materials
- Nov-Jan Prepare the verbal presentation
- Sat, Jan 19 Great Plains Regional Competition at Kansas State University
- Feb Winning team competes in National Competition in Washington, DC
To help the students prepare for this project, we would love to give them opportunities to:
- tour universities or community colleges
- meet with city officials, councils, and planners
- tour construction companies
- contact engineering societies to help them learn about each stage of creating a city
Thank you to Kim Southard and Angie Gaskill for sharing contact information with us so far!
We hope that you will support the students and us as they explore the future and learn how engineers turn ideas into reality with the Future City program.
Oakhill Alumni ~ Olivia DiGerlamo and Nicole Kuehn ~ are both St. Teresa's Academy STARS now. Olivia is a Freshman and Nicole is a Junior. The two former Panthers met up at a recent STA volleyball game where Olivia, a new member of the STA Varsity Dance Team performed in between Nicole's volleyball games! Way to go, girls!
Congratulations to new Oakhill Alum ~ Graham Carter! He was named Player of the Week on Special Teams in his first ever high school Freshman football game for Liberty North High School! Keep up the great work, Graham!
New Oakhill Alum ~ Gracie Painter is playing volleyball for Park Hill South High School. Their Junior Varsity team took 2nd Place in a tournament at Blue Springs High School last month. A great start to the season ~ CONGRATULATIONS, Gracie!
Congratulations to new Oakhill Alum ~ Alana Bauer ~ on making the volleyball team at Bedford High School in Bedford, New Hampshire! We are going to miss you in KC! Hope you have a great year!!
Congratulations to new Oakhill Alum ~ Savannah Gentry ~ on her 2018 KCGA - Kansas City Junior Tour Championship win this summer. Savannah was also a guest speaker at The First Tee of Greater Kansas City donor appreciation event this summer with PGS legend Tom Watson. This was an extra special event for Savannah since her 8th Grade Mission Possible Project was done on The First Tee of Greater Kansas City and her extension project raised money for the organization. Savannah made the Varsity Golf team at St. Teresa's Academy where she is currently a Freshman. Good luck this season, Savannah!
New Oakhill Alum and St. Teresa's Academy Freshman ~ Sing Piper ~ made the Cross Country team at STA. Sing loves running and is excited to be competing for her high school team! Good luck, Sing!
Panther Alum ~ David Conkling ~ is playing football for his Pembroke Hill Freshman team this year! Good luck this season, David!
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!