Posts from June 2013
Learning should not stop just because the school year ends. Summer provides the perfect opportunity to explore new ideas and experiences. Here are several activities that allow you and your family to actively incorporate the study of nature into your summer:
- Take a hike with your family through an Indy Park.
- Visit the Indiana State Fair to see the animals and agriculture buildings.
- Plant a garden.
- Explore the 100 Acres at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
- Visit the bird sanctuary at Eagle Creek Park.
- Take a drive in the country.
- Take a walk or bike ride on the Downtown Canal or the Monon Trail.
- Sketch a plant or animal, or keep a nature notebook.
- Play outside.
- Take a slow walk.
- Build forts inside or outside.
- Track weather patterns.
Next week’s blog post will focus on incorporating arts and culture into summer learning. Subscribe now to get the blog post delivered directly to your inbox.
The Oaks Academy’s annual Alumni Reception is a time for all graduating classes (since 2004) to share memories, network, and discuss current educational and career endeavors with one another and a host of faculty and staff, eager to reconnect.
A lively crowd joined us for the event which, preceded the graduation ceremony of The Oaks Academy Class of 2013. We welcomed a diverse group of graduates, from those who have finished their freshman year of high school to those who just completed undergraduate programs and are beginning careers. The Oaks Academy is now 207 alumni strong, many of whom will participate in the planning of an “official” alumni organization, charged with planning future engagement opportunities.
Tuesday evening The Oaks Academy celebrated its 10th graduating class. Faculty, family and friends gathered as 27 students officially completed their journey at The Oaks and prepare for the next chapter of their lives.
These students have set the example as leaders in the hallways and classrooms. Their love for learning and The Oaks community has earned each one a special place in the hearts of their teachers and staff.
It is with bittersweet feelings that we send these 27 students off to their freshman year at Herron, Brebeuf, University, and other high schools as far away as Georgia.
The Oaks faculty is confident that they are prepared to succeed in high school and beyond, and our entire school community wishes the Class of 2013 the very best.