December 13th, 2016: Due to the snow, the boys basketball games and girls basketball practice have been cancelled. After Care is available at all locations.

Posts from February 2013

Really Old Books

This past fall, The Remnant Trust made it possible for The Oaks to house a collection of rare, historically significant books and documents.  Following their study of these ancient texts, the eighth graders set out to provide a new take on these really old books.  The students used their iPads to film and edit videos about their favorite document.

Click here to view a short film on Copernicus’ De Revolutionibus.

100th Day of School

Friday, February 8, 2013 proved to be a day of celebration and unique learning opportunities.  It was the 100th day of school, and first graders spent the day practicing counting to 100.  These math-improving activities included:

  • Walking 100 steps up and down our 100-year-old stairs,
  • Running in place for 100 seconds,
  • Doing 100 pushups, and
  • Stacking 100 cups.

The Scottish Tea House

Through the window, the travelers viewed the breathtaking, plush green scenery.  The plane had landed in Scotland.   Students and special guests exited the plane just in time for their tea reservations!

Once everyone was briefed on Scottish manners, the group was off to The Scottish Tea House.  Guests were served tea with lumps to their liking and delicious treats.  At the conclusion of teatime, the students expressed their gratitude with a “Ta!” and boarded to plane, which arrived back at The Oaks just in time for dismissal.

This experiential learning activity is just one of many opportunities to see true education in action.  Contact the Advancement team (317.931.3687) to coordinate your next visit to school.

Order in the Court

Everyone sang the French national anthem together, but that is where the united front ceased.  Grand larceny, negligent homicide, premeditated murder, and treason were the charges at hand. 

Eighth grade students were divided up into the prosecution and the defense – both teams ready to plead their case.  Ultimately the fate of King Louis XVI and his wife Marie Antoinette would be decided by a jury compiled of sixth graders. 

The trial began with opening arguments from each team.  After a few healthy debates, some flying oatmeal cream pies and several convincing witnesses, the jury decided that the defendants were innocent of all charges.

This experiential learning activity is just one of many opportunities to see true education in action.  Contact the Advancement team (317.931.3687) to coordinate your next visit to school.