Recent News from Oakhill See All News
We had a great initial response to the 2020 Summer CSA here! We have talked with the CSA organizer and our Farmers and they would LOVE to extend enrollment for a 10 week commitment. I have adjusted the pricing on our website to get you a prorated price for the remaining 10 weeks.
All of the details are HERE
Submissions will be closing Thursday June 11th at 7PM.
Late enrollment will begin pickup on June 17th.
8th Grade Mission Possible Projects (MPP)
Each year the 8th-grade class spends much of the second semester researching an organization that holds meaning or relevance to their lives or the greater world. With all of the challenges brought about by COVID-19 and acclimating to distance learning, the 8th-grade class was still able to complete their projects. Though the format is different than in the past, the students still produced MPP Presentations that were informative and from the heart.
Dear Oakhill Families,
As our school year draws to a close - and what a school year it has been - I would like to thank you for all of your support & participation in our PTO sponsored events that we have had throughout this school year.
As we do with the ending of each school year the Oakhill PTO looks forward to our next school year and the events we have planned for the upcoming school year. This year is no different and we are making plans for a fun and exciting 2020-2021 school year!
But we can not do these events without the help of our creative & supportive Oakhill parents!
Remember the saying -- "if we all do a little no one has to do a lot." I am hoping that with this new school year each family takes a moment to see where they can help our Oakhill community. What we are asking is that you all join with the Oakhill PTO in planning/organizing our upcoming events - the great thing is that each event has a Chairperson that is heading up the event, we are looking for volunteers to help with executing the events.
Here are the events where we need volunteers: Event Descriptions
Carnival (Aug 28) / Michele Yager, Chair
Grandparents/Special Friends Day (Sept 10 & 11) / Dina Hamilton, Chair
Red Barn Farm (Oct 1) / Kristin Ruth, Chair
Holiday Hoopla (Nov 21) / Cassie From, Chair
Mom/Son Dance & Father/Daughter Dance (Jan 29 & 30) / Tammy Wright, Chair
We look forward to you all joining us and sharing your ideas & talents to help the Oakhill PTO make our events the best they can be! If you are interested in helping with any of these events, please contact Mick Freyermuth or Terri Ferris.
I am happy to answer any questions you have about the events & what is involved in volunteering.
Thanks for your consideration and I will wish you all a safe and happy summer vacation!
Oakhill PTO President
Our first event us the all School Carnival (2/28) - We are having a kickoff meeting on June 16 at 10 am on Zoom. All interested volunteers will be contacted and sent the link to log on. We hope you can join us!
Take home dinners are back!
We are so excited to offer our Oakhill friends and families a variety of hot and delicious dinner options for those busy, fun filled summer evenings!
The kitchen team at Oakhill is working diligently to provide our Oakhill community with an easy and safe take home dinner opportunity starting this week, 6/1/2020. We understand that it can be stressful and overwhelming to have something that everyone in your family loves for dinner, each night. That's where the kitchen team at Oakhill Day School can help!
We have made these meals from scratch, from our kitchen to yours, and we've made it super easy to sign-up no-stress necessary!
These are the dinner options as of this week 6/1:
- meatball grinder meal kit
- turkey pot pie
- beef and sausage lasagna
- and bbq pulled pork meal kit
We will update the dinner options each week, and they always be listed on the dinners website.
Sign-up and come have dinner made for you and your busy family!
Hope to see you soon!
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: https://www.mymcpl.org/summer-library-program.
When do I start?
Today! No need to wait :).
Have a great summer!
Mrs. Meier & Mrs. Verwers
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
Physical Education Awards
Communication Arts Awards
Drama & Music Awards
Social Studies Awards
Academic Club Honors
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: https://bit.ly/
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!