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Congratulations to Oakhill Alumna and recent Cornell College graduate ~ Gabby Ferro ~ and new fiancé Austin Dyer on their engagement. We wish you all the best!
Recent Oakhill graduate and St. Teresa's Academy Freshman ~ Dani Dake ~ has been busy on the volleyball court this season. She plays for Mizuno Club North in addition to playing on the Sophomore team for the STA Stars.
Dani was joined on the court by Panther Alum and Park Hill South High School Freshman ~ Gracie Painter ~. Fellow STA Freshman and Oakhill classmate ~ Olivia DiGerlamo ~ was also there performing with the Stars Dance Team at the volleyball game. Way to go, girls!
Panther Alum and Oak Park High School Freshman ~ Mackenzie King ~ is rocking right along in high school. Mackenzie has been playing with the School of Rock in Parkville for three years. She plays the drums, guitar, and bass guitar. She is involved with the performance band and has performed in six season shows. Her last performance was with the Grunge Band who performed at the Worth Harley Davidson Event Center and The Venue at Willow Creek in September.
In addition to playing with SOR, Mackenzie joined the Oak Park High School band playing percussion. Rock on, Mack!
Panther Alum and Smithville High School Freshman ~ Caden Egbert ~ has been enjoying a great Warrior soccer season. Caden has been a great goalie for the Junior Varsity and Varsity teams and has several "clean sheets" on his record so far.
Personal Best for Panther Alum
Panther Alum ~ Owen Riddle ~ is having a great Freshman year at Rockhurst High School. He is running on the Cross Country team and recently ran a new personal best 5K time at the KC Metro Championship race at Raymore-Peculiar on September 29th. His time was 19:40 and he finished #44 out of 364 Freshman and Sophomore racers. Rockhurst finished 2nd out of 24 schools competing that day. Owen attributes his current Cross Country success to his many years of running and his "awesome coaches" at Oakhill. Owen is also a member of the Freshman Choir at Rockhusrt ~ which is the largest Jesuit Choir program in the United States. Impressive Freshman year, Owen!
Owen was also recognized in a local magazine for his volunteer work with his Boy Scout Troop 1395. Way to go, Owen!
Alum Serves Up a Great Season for Pembroke Tennis
New Panther Alum ~ Mallory Potts ~ has been having a lot of fun playing tennis for Pembroke Hill High School this year. Mallory came in 5th place at the Lee's Summit North Novice Tournament last month. Great job, Mallory!!
Alumni vs. Staff Volleyball Game
Another fantastic Alumni/Staff Volleyball game is in the books! Every year, Oakhill hosts an Alumni vs. Staff volleyball game as a precursor to our middle school volleyball teams playing at home! We encourage alumni of Oakhill, no matter their age, to come and play. This is a wonderful event that gives us the opportunity to catch up with our graduates and have some fun while supporting our current volleyball teams! After an incredible game last year that ended in a tie, the Oakhill Faculty team was victorious this time around! It was so much fun to see all these Panthers again!
Are You Up for the 5K Challenge?
Our Oakhill coaches have challenged the students to a bit of competition! All you have to do to win: come run or walk in the 5K, and encourage your friends to join you! The lower school class and the middle school grade level with the most participants in the Panther Scamper next Wednesday afternoon will win a popsicle party and will get to choose the free week games in PE class!
The Panther Scamper 5K is an annual event hosted by our Development Office. This is a great opportunity to continue encouraging the healthy lifestyle Oakhill teaches every day, all while spending time with friends and supporting the school! Come run or walk in the 5K with your friends, enjoy the shorter 1 mile course, and cheer on our Early Childhood students in the Kids' Dash!
Student-Athletes of the Month
Congratulations to our September "Student-Athlete of the Month" recipients, we are proud of your hard work! This year, the Athletic Department will recognize students who show leadership in the field and the classroom. To all of our student-athletes, keep up your hard work both in and out of the school, it does not go unnoticed! Student-Athletes are nominated by their teachers and coaches. The recipient nominations are below!
September Award Recipients
Jonas is an excellent student in the classroom, always giving his best effort. He works well in a team, shares excellent ideas are level-headed, and pushes the other students to be better just by being who he is.
Mary-Kathryn has shown effort and excellence in academics in both individual assignments and group assignments. In group work, Mary-Kathryn has gone above-and-beyond to help her peers produce excellent group work. She is a quiet leader! Mary-Kathryn also consistently shows a great attitude in and out of class. I particularly appreciate that she says "thank you" to me every day as she leaves!
It is clear that Rory takes her academic responsibilities very seriously. She always comes to class prepared, and always willingly helps classmates who have questions. I also appreciate how much Rory participates in class discussions. Her questions and comments show she is fully engaged and wants to learn as much as she can about what we are studying.
Booster Club Wants You!
Have you joined the Oakhill Booster Club yet?
Our Booster Club's primary function is to support Oakhill's physical education program through volunteering and raising funds to enrich athletic opportunities for all of our students. In a time when most schools are cutting resources to their physical education program and cutting back on P.E. classes, it is important to recognize all that Oakhill's athletics program has been able to offer our students from toddler through 8th grade!
Funds raised from Booster Club membership and concessions are used to purchase P.E. equipment (such as new basketballs, volleyballs, and equipment for Panthers on the Prowl) as well as for Middle School Athletics (uniforms and athletic awards banquets). This year, we would like to raise funds to purchase new equipment to introduce the sport of golf to our students!
Let's band together to support our students by keeping them fit and active by joining Booster Club now!
An Le, Booster Club Coordinator
Sign up by Friday, November 16 and receive T-shirts and koozies, delivered within 2-weeks of the registration deadline. Registrations received following Friday, November 16 will be filled once the order minimum for t-shirts (12-shirts) is met.
Want to volunteer?
Basketball season is right around the corner and we'll need all hands on deck to help with concessions and more!
Ready to sign up?
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING PANTHERS' ATHLETICS!
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