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Booster Club Gear

Stop by the Mercantile Shop and pick up your 2019-2020 Booster Club Apparel today!

Stop by the Oakhill Mercantile Shop today and pick up some of the new Booster Club swag for the 2019 - 2020 school year! There is a great selection; including short sleeve t-shirts, long sleeve t-shirts, full zip jackets, and 1/4 zip pullovers! Come on in and pick up your new gear before it gets picked over, and to have for the next Panther event you attend!

When you purchase a piece of Booster Club gear you immediately become a member of Booster Club for the 2019 - 2020 school year. The proceeds from all Booster Club apparel purchases go directly to the Oakhill Booster Club and to supporting Oakhill Day School Athletics. Booster Club funds help with the purchasing of equipment for the athletic programs here at Oakhill. For example; new uniforms, ball carts, and many other items the teams need! The Oakhill Booster Club plays an important role in supporting all the athletic programs at Oakhill.

We hope you will stop on by the Mercantile Shop soon and purchase a piece of 2019 - 2020 Booster Club apparel to show your support for our Oakhill Booster Club and for our Oakhill Panthers athletic teams.

Thanks for your support of the Oakhill Booster Club and Oakhill Athletics! Your support is greatly appreciated. Hope to see lots of new gear at our upcoming home volleyball games next week!

 

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GO PANTHERS!

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Join Us for Take Your Parent to PE Week on Tuesday, September 24!

Oakhill is participating in Take Your Parent to PE Week, September 23-27!

Sponsored by the Active Schools movement, Take Your Parent to PE Week is a nationwide campaign that highlights the importance of physical learning in schools and helps keep parents involved in all aspects of their child's education.

Did you know?
Schools are responsible for a lot – making sure kids are challenged academically, supported emotionally and engaged physically in a safe, nurturing environment. Studies show the link between movement and improved brain function, but when competing priorities come into play, it is often the physical aspect of education that gets deprioritized. At Oakhill, PE is a priority because active kids do better. Daily activity is crucial for kids' healthy physical, social and emotional, and academic development.

We invite you to come participate in PE class with your child to witness the fun and engaging ways we are helping your kids feel better, work together as a team, reduce anxiety, maintain focus in the classroom and develop lifelong healthy habits.


When can you come to PE?

Tuesday, September 24

PE class times for K-8:

Kindergarten | 9:45-10:15 AM

1st grade | 12:40-1:10 PM
(Alternate time for first grade may be selected due to Field Trip... Stay tuned!)

2nd grade | 12:00-12:30 PM

3rd grade | 1:15-1:45 PM

4th grade | 2:00-2:35 PM

5th grade | 10:33-11:12 AM

6th grade | 1:20-2:00 PM

7th grade | 2:05-2:45 PM

8th grade | 2:50-3:30 PM

Where do you go for PE?

Oakhill Day School Main Campus (K-3) & South Campus (4-8)


Cannot attend your child's PE class?

That's okay, Coach Ziggy will be posting a special Take Your Parent to PE Week Panther Pump Up Workout on YouTube, on Monday, September 23. We encourage you to do the workout together as a family sometime that week!

Head over to Coach Ziggy's channel to subscribe and receive notification when new videos are uploaded:

Panther Pump Up on YouTube

Healthy eating is part of the movement too. Attend the Farmers Market on Thursday and/or Friday, September 25 and 26 to make a healthy family dinner to commemorate the end of Take Your Parent to PE Week at Oakhill! Share your meal on social and tag in your posts using @Oakhillday and #ParentsLovePE and @ActiveSchoolsUS!


Please let us know that you plan to join us for Take Your Parent to PE Week!

RSVP to Attend PE with your Child!

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Oakhill Cross Country Team has success @ Pembroke Hill Meet:

The Oakhill Day School Cross Country team is off and running with their season! This week kicked off the official start as the Panthers participated in their first meet of the season. On Monday, Oakhill competed in a Parochial League Meet @ St. Michaels the Archangel Catholic High School. Later in the week (Wednesday) the Panthers traveled down to Loose Park to take part in the Pembroke Hill Invitational. 


Congratulations to our Panther runners who finished in the top 10 at the Pembroke Hill Meet:

  • Addison Gerstner (5th Place Overall in the 5th/6th Girls Division) - 3rd Grade runner
     
  • Callie Draut (8th Place Overall in the 5th/6th Girls Division)
     
  • Ella Brown (7th Place Overall in the 7th/8th Girls Division)
     
  • Mary Kimmerle (9th Place Overall in the 7th/8th Girls Division)
     
  • Atticus Cowan (8th Place Overall in the 7th/8th Boys Division)
     

Upcoming Cross Country Meets:

  • Monday, September 23rd @ St. Pius High School @ 5:00pm
     
  • Monday, September 30th @ MO. Western State University @ 5:00pm

Hope you can make it out to cheer on your Panthers at one of their upcoming meets! On September 23rd they will be running right down the road from Oakhill @ St. Pius High School, they would love to see you there and have your support! Keep up the hard work Panthers!

GO PANTHERS!!

 

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Kids' Club Ignite is heading to The Haunt at Worlds of Fun and you are invited!

Please join us for our first Parents Night Out event of the school year. Each student will receive a FAST PASS so we will do every Haunt experience without having to wait hours in line. With the addition of the fast passes we will get to travel throughout each activity at the Haunt as a group so we will only enter with Oakhill students and faculty. 

We will start our evening on October 4th, 6:00 PM, at the South Campus Building for a spooktacular dinner from Chick-Fil-A served with dry ice, decorations and much more to bring the Halloween spirit. After dinner, we will conquer a variety of challenges and games before leaving for The Haunt at Worlds of Fun. The students will be back to the South Campus Building in time for pick up at midnight.

This night will have everything from funny Halloween costumes, pumpkin carving challenges, Spooky dinner meal, THE HAUNT with fast passes, and much more!

We hope your student will join us by registering below! *Please note this event does have limited spots*

Event Info

  • Date: October 4
  • Time: 6:30 PM - 12:0 AM
  • Drop off and Pick Up: Oakhill South Campus Building 
  • Who: 5th-8th Grade Students
  • Cost per Student: $150 (this covers all expenses for the evening)

 

Register for Parents Night Out - The Haunt

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Family Fun Trail Run/Walk
(hosted by the Oakhill Booster Club)

Join us at the Staley High School Cross Country Trail for family fun and fitness! Walk/Run a mile and stay for some hot cocoa, apple cider, music, fun, and games courtesy of the Oakhill Booster Club. Event shirts and concessions will be available for purchase at the event. Grab your friends and family and come out for a great evening of fun with the Oakhill community!


Event Information:

What is the Trail Run/Walk: The Oakhill Day School Family Fun Trail Run/Walk is a new event hosted by Booster Club and your Oakhill coaches in place of the 5k this year to promote physical fitness and wellness here at Oakhill! All proceeds from the event will go directly to the Oakhill Booster Club. The trail run/walk is a great event for children of all ages to come out and take a run/walk with family and friends. As you move along the trail you will have the opportunity to participate in a fun scavenger hunt, along with taking the coaches challenge at the fitness stops that will be placed along the way!

Who is in charge of the Trail Run: The trail run is hosted by the Oakhill Booster Club and coaches. You may contact Coach Smith with any questions regarding the event @ Kellen.Smith@oakhilldayschool.org

When is the Family Fun Trail Run/Walk: The trail run/walk will take place on Thursday, October 3rd @ 6:00pm

Where is the Trail Run/Walk being held: The trail run/walk will take place at the Staley High School Cross Country Trail on the campus of Staley High School. Booster Club is excited for the opportunity to host the Trail Run/Walk at this great course!

Who is welcome to attend: This event is open to the Oakhill community, along with friends and family members of Oakhill families. We welcome anyone who would love to join us for an evening of fun and fitness promoting wellness as a community. Grab your neighbors and come on out for a fun evening on the trail!

Registration Information: You may register for this event by visiting the Family Fun Trail Run/Walk registration page

Is there Trail Run/Walk Gear available for sale: Trail Run/Walk gear will be available for sale prior to the event, and the evening of the event (quantities may be limited so get your gear early!)


Additional Event Details

Below are some fun things to look for at the trail run!

  • The Trail Run/Walk Scavenger Hunt (treat at the end for all those who complete the scavenger hunt)
     
  • Coach Ziggy's fitness challenge stops along the trail
     
  • Prowler the Panther (our very own Oakhill Mascot) will be on hand roaming the trail looking to take a walk with some of his Oakhill friends and family members! He is looking forward to some fun selfies along the trail!
     
  • Fun games (tic-tac-toe, corn hole.etc) and Music
     

GO PANTHERS!

Register for the Trail Run!

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Annual Fund Kickoff 

This week kicked off the 2019-2020 Annual Fund at Oakhill Day School. The Annual Fund is important to Oakhill because it covers nearly 20% of the school's operating budget that is not covered by tuition dollars. Every student and every area of the school benefits immediately from your generosity. 

We want to make giving fun this year, so we have added a tuition giveaway incentive that we rolled out during Parents' Night. Be on the lookout for a bright teal envelope to hit your mailbox in the coming week. We appreciate each of you and the many ways that you support the school. 

Wonder how your gifts impact the Oakhill education? 

 

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Grandparents' and Special Friends Day is coming!

Save the date for our Grandparents' and Special Friends' Days coming on September 26 and 27. We can't wait to see you this year - you can find your child's schedule HERE

We will have picture stations set up this year at the various entrances. Instead of interrupting the teacher's program for the event, we will be in prominent spots around the campus to capture a photograph of the Grandparent/Special Friend and student. Please encourage your guests to take advantage of this awesome photo opportunity, they are truly keepsakes!

Please fill out this form to make sure we have the most accurate address to send pictures and information throughout the year and so that we can properly prepare for our guests. We appreciate your attention to this; it will save the Grandparents' time and effort at the event so that they can have the best Grandparents' and Special Friends day ever!

 

Complete Grandparents' and Special Friends' RSVP

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Calling all Eighth Grade families - we hope to see you at High School Night!

High School Night for current 8th graders will occur on Thursday, September 26 from 6 PM to 8 PM in the St. Paul's Episcopal Day School North School Building Multi-Purpose Space. 

Regardless of whether you have or have not made a decision for next school year, we encourage everyone to attend. The evening is a casual, no-pressure event that offers you and your child the opportunity to visit with representatives from all of the North and South Kansas City private high schools in one place. High School Night is set up like a career or college fair and we encourage you to stop by each of the school's booths to ask questions and receive informational materials about their school and enrollment process.

*If you plan on attending this event, RSVP with Dorothy Beckham.

Click here to see a fun video of things to look for when looking for a high school for your child(ren).

Click here to see 10 Key Questions to ask when talking with prospective high schools.

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Welcome Back!

Panthers on the Prowl Athletics– Fall, 2019 (Toddler – Prek)

 

2019 Fall Panthers on the Prowl -  Checklist Prior to 1st Day of Camp

Online Athletic Registration: Prior to the 1st day of camp, please go online and register for the "Panthers on the Prowl" program you are planning to participate in. Online registration will be available beginning on August 6, 2019.

Register for POP Sports
 

Athletic Calendar: The athletic calendar is your hub for all camp schedule information. Camp information for the fall is available online via the athletic calendar. Please go online to the Oakhill Day School website and access the athletic calendar to get the most up to date practice information. Once you access the athletic calendar, you will want to get your calendar set-up to show the "Panthers on the Prowl" practice schedules. If the days and times of a camp are not showing up on your athletic calendar, please follow the instructions listed below:

  1. To begin, click on the EYE ICON at the top of the athletic calendar.
  2. Once you click on the eyeball, you will want to scroll down through all the sports and check the boxes of the teams you want to show up on your athletic calendar. This will control what information shows up on your athletic calendar.
  3. Once you have checked the boxes for the teams/camps you would like to follow on your calendar; you should be all set.
  4. Coach Smith would be happy to assist you with getting this set-up if needed. Email Coach Smith

     

2019 Fall Panthers on the Prowl (Toddler – Prek) Program Overview/Information:

This fall our Panthers on the Prowl program line-up has some exciting camps that will provide your child opportunities to try out new adventures and see what sparks their interest. From soccer to children's/animal yoga there is an activity for every toddler through prek student! If your child is into sports, there will be soccer and team sports offerings. If that does not interest your child, try out our Children's/Animal Yoga or PE Adventures/Gymnastics camp, this is sure to be a fun adventure!

  • The children's/animal yoga class is a fun new offering led by Coach Nicole Bonacorso that is tailored towards the child's age level, you will not want to miss out on this exciting opportunity! Children's Yoga is a way a great start to developing flexibility, strength, and coordination in your child; along with providing children a non-competitive activity to participate in that is relaxing and provides a sense of calmness.
  • Another exciting offering this fall is our PE Adventures/Gymnastics camp with Coach Bonacorso. PE Adventures will be full of gymnastics, rock wall climbing, tunnels, and many other fun activities that get kids moving and developing those motor skills!! Sign your child up today and join for a fall full of fun and play for your child!

Listed below are the days and times for session #1 of the toddler – prek "Panthers on the Prowl" Fall 2019 camp offerings. You will also find a full listing of the Fall 2019 "Panthers on the Prowl" offerings and their start dates. Please use the Oakhill Day School online athletic calendar as your most accurate resource for camp information.

For information on upcoming fall 2019 camps please check the athletic calendar or email Coach Smith.


2019 Fall Panthers on the Prowl (Toddler – Prek)

Session 1 - Soccer

Practice Days and Times (Toddler – Prek)

Toddler
Participants will be active in drills and fun games each week working to develop those basic fundamental skills of the sport. Each week campers will focus on a new skill:

  1. Dribbling/ball handling
  2. Passing/receiving
  3. Shooting the ball on goal

1st Practice – Tuesday, August 27th (3:45 pm – 4:15 pm)

Camp Dates – August 27th, September 3rd & September 10th

Camp Times – 3:45 pm – 4:15 pm (will meet in the gym to begin each session)
 

Preschool – Prek
Participants will be active in drills and fun games each week, working to develop those basic fundamental skills of the sport. Each week campers will focus on a new skill:

  1. Dribbling/ball handling
  2. Passing/receiving
  3. Shooting the ball on goal

1st Practice – Monday, August 26th (3:45 pm – 4:15 pm)

Camp Dates – August 26th, September 4th & September 9th

Camp Times – 3:45 pm – 4:15 pm (will meet in the gym to begin each session)
 


Upcoming Fall 2019 Camp Offerings (Toddler – Prek)

Prior to the start of each camp, an athletic announcement will be sent out notifying you of camp dates, along with other information regarding the camp/program offering. If you have any questions regarding an offering please contact Coach Smith.
 

Toddler

  • Children's/Animal Yoga - begins September 17th
  • PE Adventures/Gymnastics - begins October 8th
  • Intro to Team Sports (basketball/football/etc.) - begins November 5th
     

Preschool – Prek

  • Children's/Animal Yoga - begins September 16th
  • PE Adventures/Gymnastics - begins October 7th
  • Intro to Team Sports (basketball/football/etc.) - begins November 4th
     

2019 Booster Club Information

Be on the lookout for our 2019 - 2020 Panther Athletics/Booster Club t-shirt! You will not want to miss out on purchasing one of these shirts will be available for purchase in the Oakhill Mercantile Shop! These are great to wear at all our Oakhill Panther Athletics games and Pep Rallies!

Remember, all proceeds go to support Oakhill Athletics and the Oakhill Booster Club!


Look forward to a great fall of "Panthers on the Prowl" Athletics!! Hope to see you at one of our camps!

Thanks for your support of Oakhill Athletics!

GO PANTHERS!

- Kellen Smith (Athletics Coordinator)

 

 

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Oakhill Panther Athletics – Fall 2019


2019 Fall Sports (Girls Volleyball/Cross Country)

Girls Volleyball: Open to all students in the 5th – 8th Grades
Cross Country: Open to all students in the 3rd – 8th Grades


Pre-Season Checklist Prior to 1st Day of Practice

  • Online Athletic Registration: Prior to the 1st day of practice please go online and register for the fall sport you are planning to participate in. Online registration will be available beginning on August 6, 2019.

Register for Fall Sports

  • Sports Physicals (Please Note): Each athlete must have an updated sports physical on file here at Oakhill with Nurse Cathy/Coach Smith prior to the 1st day of practice. Sports physicals are valid for one year. All sport physical forms should be uploaded electronically into the students' online health system here at Oakhill. You will not be allowed to practice or play in a game until you have an up to date sport physical on file here at the school.

A copy of the sport physical form may be found on the Hub by clicking on the "Athletics" tab, clicking on "Resources", and then you will click on the link to the sport physical form. You may also email Coach Smith if you are having trouble accessing the form.

  • Check Athletic Calendar: The athletic calendar is your hub for all practice/game schedule information. Practice information for the fall is available online via the athletic calendar. Please go online to the Oakhill Day School website and access the athletic calendar to get the most up to date practice/game information. Once you access the athletic calendar you will want to sign up for alerts for your child's sport. This will allow you to be notified via text or email anytime a change is made to the athletic calendar (you must request to be sent these alerts). If you have questions regarding the athletic calendar and signing up for alerts please email Coach Smith.

If the Girls Volleyball/Cross Country practice or game schedule is not showing up on your athletic calendar you may need to change your calendar settings. To do that, you will begin by clicking on the EYE ICON at the top of the athletic calendar. Once you click on the eyeball, you will want to scroll down through all the sports and check the boxes of the teams you want to show up on your athletic calendar. This will help control what information shows up on your athletic calendar. Coach Smith would be happy to assist you with getting this set-up if needed.

  • Follow Oakhill Athletics Twitter: If you have a Twitter account please be sure to give us a follow on our Oakhill Athletics twitter page. We try to post pictures from games, schedule changes, results, etc. If you would like to follow Oakhill Athletics, our Twitter handle is listed to the right @OakhillPanthers.

2019 Fall Sports Practice Schedule Information

Below are the days and times for fall sports practices, please understand there are times this schedule is modified due to school events and other activities. Please use the Oakhill Day School online athletic calendar as your most accurate resource for practice/game information. It is recommended to sign-up for calendar alerts, along with checking out the athletic calendar each week to confirm practice days and times.

 

Cross Country Practice Days and Times (3rd – 8th Grade)

  • 1st Practice: Wednesday, August 14th (4:00 pm – 5:00 pm)
  • Tuesday/Thursday (4:00 pm – 5:00 pm) @ Oakhill Gymnasium
  • The Oakhill Cross Country team welcomes all runners in the 3rd – 8th grades!! Practices will begin each afternoon in the gym of the Main Building. Students will walk over to the Main Building from the South Campus Building for practices after school. 3rd-grade students in the Main Building should go to Kids' Club where they will be picked up by the coaches for practice @ 3:55 pm. Once practice is complete, parents should plan on picking their child up right outside the Gym of the Main Building. Students who are not picked up by 5:10 pm will be checked into Kids' Club where you will be charged the drop-in fee.


Girls Volleyball Practices Days and Times (5th/6th & 7th/8th Grade)

  • 1st Practice: Wednesday, August 14th (4:00 pm – 5:30 pm)
  • Monday/Tuesday/Thursday (4:00 pm – 5:30 pm) @ Oakhill Gymnasium
  • The Oakhill Girls Volleyball team welcomes all students in the 5th – 8th grades. Practices will be held in the Oakhill Gym after school each day. Students will be walked over from the South Building to the Main Building for practice. Please plan to pick your child up in the gym of the main building at the conclusion of practice. Students who are not picked up by 5:40 pm will be checked into Kids' Club where you will be charged the drop-in fee.

Meet your 2019 Fall Sports Coaches

Girls Volleyball (5th-8th Grade)

 Summer Parker (4th Year as Coach): This will be Coach Parkers 4th season as a coach for the Girls   Volleyball team here at Oakhill. The first two years Summer assisted Alex Hall, this will be her 2nd season as the head coach! Summer was very happy to see such a great turnout for the "Summer Open Gym Workouts", she is excited and looking forward to a great season sharing her passion for Volleyball with the students of Oakhill!


 

Alex Hall (1st Year): Coach Hall is no stranger to the Girls Volleyball program at Oakhill. Alex was a coach for the team in his previous tenure at Oakhill (2015 – 2018). We are excited to have Alex back at Oakhill and are very excited to have him back coaching alongside Coach Summer. Each of them brings a great deal of knowledge and passion for the game that should make for a fun season!

 

 

Cross Country (3rd-8th Grade)

Amy Clevenger (6th Year as Coach): This will be Coach Clevenger's 6th season as a coach for the Cross Country team here at Oakhill. Amy has a passion for running that she loves sharing with her teams. She loves working with each student to help them reach their goals. Coach Clevenger is excited about the upcoming season; she looks forward to the addition of 3rd grade to the program. She is also excited to have Coach Ziggy join the coaching staff. Coach Amy and Coach Ziggy look forward to making it a fun fall full of running here at Oakhill!
 


Tim Ziegler (1st Year): Please join us in welcoming Coach Ziggy to the Oakhill Cross Country team coaching staff. Tim will begin his first season of coaching Cross Country here at Oakhill, Coach Clevenger is excited to have him on board! Coach Ziggy is passionate about exercise and fitness, he is excited to work with our runners to help each of them reach their goals and become the best they can be.  We look forward to having Coach Ziggy join our running team in 2019 – 2020!

 

 


2019 Fall Sports Game/Meet Information

Girls Volleyball Games: Games are typically scheduled for the weeknights, with an occasional Saturday morning/afternoon game. The Fall 2019 game schedule will be available via the athletic calendar by August 10, 2019.

  • 5th/6th Girls: Will play 10 - 12 regular-season games, with an additional 1 – 3 games possible in the "End of Season League Championship Tournament."
     
  • 7th/8th Girls: Will play in the MPSL Pre-season jamboree tournament, followed up with 10 – 12 regular-season games, and an additional 1 – 3 games possible in the "End of Season League Championship Tournament."
     

Cross Country Meet Schedule: The cross country meets that dates have been provided for will be added to the athletic calendar by August 10th, 2019. The remaining Parochial League meets will be added as soon as the league provides that information. The Parochial League meets will be on Mondays, late afternoon/evening. Once the full schedule is available online an email will be sent out to the team/parents.


2019 Booster Club Information

Be on the lookout for our 2019 - 2020 Panther Athletics/Booster Club t-shirt! You will not want to miss out on purchasing one of these shirts will be available for purchase in the Oakhill Mercantile Shop! These are great to wear at all our Oakhill Panther Athletics games and Pep Rallies!

Remember, all proceeds go to support Oakhill Athletics and the Oakhill Booster Club!


I'm looking forward to a great fall of Panther Athletics! Hope to see you out on the court for Girls Volleyball and out running for Cross Country!

Thanks for your support of Oakhill Athletics!

GO PANTHERS!

Kellen Smith (Athletics Coordinator)

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