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Move Over Summer Reading... Makers Gotta Make!

Just as our libraries evolved from quiet reading spaces into bustling maker spaces this past school year, our summer reading program has evolved too. This summer we want you to keep reading, dreaming, creating, exploring and making. We've created a "Makers Gotta Make!" grid to help you plan your making. 


We've separated the grid into 5 categories:

Make something cool to share with your family and friends!

Art is everywhere. Find it or create it!

Knowledge is power! Learn something new.

Explore the world around you!

Read whatever you want!

As you record your activities, you'll have the chance to earn some super fun prizes! The more making you do, the more chances you'll have to earn prizes. For every 5 boxes you mark off, you'll earn a raffle ticket. We'll be drawing from the raffle tickets for some super fun prizes!


What do I need to do?

Print out your Makers Gotta Make grid and start making! As you complete the maker activities listed (or your own activity), cross off the corresponding box. We'd love to see your photos as you make - post them and tag us on social media! @oakhillday #ODSLife


How will I "prove" what I've done?

We trust you and your parents! The only "proof" we need is the Makers Gotta Make Grid with your marked off box(es) and your parent's signature when we come back to school in the fall. 


What about my reading log?  Will I be recording what I read?

You will not be creating a book log for Oakhill but Mid-Continent library has an amazing summer reading program where you can create your book log and win prizes too. We encourage you to sign up for their program here:


When do I start?

Today! No need to wait :).


Download Makers Grid Now!

Have a great summer!
Mrs. Meier & Mrs. Verwers

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The Oakhill Day School Food and Beverage Department would love to offer a 12-week summer CSA program in coordination with our favorite farmer John Goode of Goode Acres. 

This program starts on June 3rd and runs through August!

Check out all of the details and sign up here!

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2019-2020 Academic Awards Ceremony

Each year it is an honor to celebrate the academic achievements of our students in the Intermediate and Middle School. This year is no exception. Although we cannot celebrate together, please join us in cheering on these students as we announce this year's academic award recipients. 

Awards Recipients by Department

Distance Learning Awards

Art Awards

Physical Education Awards

Science Awards

Spanish Awards

Communication Arts Awards

Math Awards

Technology Award

Drama & Music Awards

Social Studies Awards

Academic Club Honors

Leadership Awards

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2020 Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Education Awards

On the evening of Tuesday, May 12, members of the Oakhill community received recognition at the Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Education Awards held virtually this year due to social distancing. Cathy Bernholtz, Health Coordinator, and Sharon Phillips, Central Office Coordinator, were nominated by Oakhill for the Excellence in Service to Education award. Ashley Robbins, Toddler Teacher and Early Childhood Department Lead Teacher, was nominated by her peers and parents of Oakhill Day School students for the Excellence in Teaching Award. Oakhill is proud of the work that all of these individuals do daily to enrich the lives of our students and are excited to recognize them for all they do for the school.

The following businesses and individuals are this year's award recipients:


The following recipients were selected for their outstanding service to Northland education over the past year and we are thrilled to celebrate them for this great accomplishment.

Congratulations to all of the 2020 Oakhill nominees and award recipients for your dedication to education in the Northland and Oakhill Day School.

Download the program here:

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What's Going on in Techbrary?

In a crazy busy week full of Super Bowl wins and Red Snow Days, our dynamic duo of Techbrarians led an awesome PTO Coffee outlining all of the amazing things happening with tech and library at Oakhill!

Many of you have heard the word "Techbrary" thrown around, but are probably wondering why not have technology and library? The fact of the matter is that these days, the two really go hand and hand. The mission of the Oakhill Techbrary spaces is to provide spaces and resources for the development of future ready learners. These learners embody innovative thinking, competent research and technology skills, and a lifelong love of reading and learning. Oakhill's Techbrary curriculum was created around the 4-C's of 21st century learning, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity. 

Our hopes are that students find the Techbrary to be:

  • A learning commons that fosters CREATIVITY and CRITICAL THINKING skills while utilizing our fully functioning media center with access to digital resources, printed resources and technology equipment.
  • A flexible space that encourages exploration, COMMUNICATION, and COLLABORATION between students, teachers and the Oakhill community. 
  • A welcoming, inclusive space where teachers can bring their classes for COLLABORATIVE project work throughout the day. 

As Techbrarians, our teachers hope to:

  • Teach students how to find reliable printed and online resources. 
  • Develop digital age learners who are competent researchers.
  • Collaborate with teachers to find engaging 21st century resources to support their curriculum.  
  • Help students to develop a love of books, to think outside the box and work togethers.

The Oakhill Techbrary is constantly evolving to meet the ever-changing needs of students. The end goal is to have students who are responsible, innovative, and equipped with technology competencies that will help them navigate our oh so technological world.

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Congratulations Delaney!

Delaney Clawson (ODS Alum '16) was accepted to Vanderbilt University in Nashville during early decision! She will be attending next fall as part of the class of 2024. 

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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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