Posts from April 2013
Twice a year women who are connected to The Oaks are invited to spend a little time together, learn more about the mission of our school and share stories about how The Oaks impacts our lives.
Art Department Director Ruth Stark led the discussion at our spring Women’s Conversation, “How to Teach Art.” Mrs. Stark spoke about the critical role that art plays in all of our lives, especially true for Oaks students as they navigate the integrated curriculum placed before them.
Painting, drawing, sculpture, and textiles are among the media our students use to create art. Some techniques are easier to master than others, but the Women’s Conversationalists were left with this: “We are all artists because we are created in the image and likeness of the Creator.”
To see Oaks student portfolios, join us for Spring Fling on May 17, 2013.
This week The Oaks hosted the ISACS (Independent Schools Association of the Central States) Accreditation Visiting Team. The ten-member team of school leaders, administrators, and educators was charged with assessing all aspects of our school for the purpose of making a recommendation to ISACS as to The Oaks’ reaccreditation.
Every seven years, member schools are reviewed. Guided by an extensive self-study report, the accreditation team delved into the mission, philosophy, curriculum, and all aspects of the life of our school.
While the complete report and determination will not be finalized for a couple of months, team leader, Joe Becker, Head of the Roycemore School near Chicago, commented:
“You have a very special school. We are very impressed by the shared commitment demonstrated by hard work, long hours and an extraordinary concern about the importance of relationships and each individual. The Oaks Academy is commended for the clear understanding and support of mission, core values, and philosophy of education that are evident among all members of the Academy community.”
One of our favorite days of the school year is rapidly approaching. The Oaks Academy invites you to school Friday, May 17th.
Grandparents and Special Friends Morning will take place from 8:15-10:30am at both Fall Creek and Brookside locations.
That evening, from 6:45-8:00pm, Spring Fling allows you to view highlights from the curriculum of each grade, as well as spend time with your grandchild/special friend.
If you plan to join us for the day’s activities, please RSVP by April 30th to Linda Adams: 317.931.3688 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The third grade curriculum is heavily influenced by Ancient Rome. One way students exhibit their comprehension is through the creation of Roman villa models. This in-depth project incorporates Roman living conditions, as well as the students’ newly forming Latin skills.
To experience true education through hands on learning activities similar to the Roman villa project, contact the Advancement team (317.931.3687) to coordinate your next visit to school.