June 10- 16 2021

Current School News

Current School News

June 10 - 16, 2021

All School

Senior Assembly - Thurs., June 10 at 10am

All are welcome to attend The Oaks' Senior Assembly on Thursday, June 10th at 10am as the Class of 2021 encourages the student body at this annual event.

Awards Program - Fri., June 11

The Oaks' annual awards program will be held in the gymnasium on Friday, June 11th. Grammar school awards will begin at 8:30am, followed by an all school year-end assembly at 9:15am, and concluding with the secondary school awards beginning at 10:15am. Students will wear formal uniforms for this day. Parents are always encouraged and welcomed to attend.

The Oaks 25th Anniversary Grand Celebration
Fri., June 18 at 11:30am
*RSVP to the School Office by Fri., June 11

Plan to join us on Friday, June 18 for the Grand Celebration, as we conclude our 25th year as a school! The celebration begins at 11:30am on the field. Lunch will be provided, with a program and activities to follow. Please RSVP to the school office by Friday, June 11. All are welcome to join in the festivities!
25th Year Celebration

Class of 2021 Commencement Ceremony
Sat., June 12 at 1pm - The Oaks Gymnasium

All are invited to attend The Oaks' Class of 2021 Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, June 12th at 1:00pm in The Oaks Gymnasium. 

Family Zoom Meeting - Mon., June 14 at 7pm

Plan to join The Oaks' Head of School, Charlie Dowers, for a family zoom meeting Monday, June 14th at 7pm as he discusses staffing for next year, the status of the Campus Vision Project, and several other items. The zoom link and an agenda will be sent to school families via Jupiter prior to the meeting.

Lands' End Try-Before-You-Buy Event - June 14–18

The last week of school, Lands' End, will be providing uniform samples for families to try on and find the best sizing. Stop by the gym anytime to see what is available.

Upcoming Financial Aid Meeting - Tues., June 15 at 4:45pm
*Please RSVP to the school office

If you are interested in receiving financial aid for the 2021-22 school year, Mr. Dowers will be hosting one more informational meeting regarding The Oaks' tuition assistance program on Tuesday, June 15 from 4:45–5:15pm. Attendance at a Financial Aid Meeting is required in order to apply for financial aid in the 2021-22 school year. Please RSVP to the school office so that we can plan accordingly.

Lost & Found - Thurs., June 17

Lost & found items will be set out in the MP foyer on Thursday. Please stop by to see if anything belongs to your family. All unclaimed items, except uniforms, will be donated at the end of the day. Thank you to all who come by the office to find missing belongings prior to them being placed out. We appreciate your help in keeping our lost & found pile low.

Used Uniform Sale - Fri., June 18 from 10–11:30am

The annual used uniform sale will be held in The Oaks' gym on Friday, June 18 from 10:00 to 11:30 am.

  • Volunteers are needed in two shifts (9:00–10:30am & 10:30am–12:00pm). If you would like to volunteer please contact Helen True.
  • If you would like to buy or sell items in this sale please reference the following guidelines:
    • Suggested selling price for good-conditioned uniform items is half price (Items may also be donated)
    • All items must be the brands listed on the uniform lists (discontinued items may not be sold)
    • Seller should put items in a plastic zip-lock bag along with an informational index card (seller's name, clothing type & size, and item price)
    • Seller is responsible for placing bagged items into the appropriate box prior to the sale (volunteers will be available to help)
    • Donated items may be put into the appropriate bin in the "Free" section (no bag or informational card necessary)
    • Buyers are responsible for ensuring that the item being purchased is a uniform item for the upcoming year (current lists will be posted)
    • Buyer removes uniform item and places payment in the bag with the informational card, leaving in appropriate box
    • Seller collects proceeds and any unsold items at the end of the sale (any items that are left will be donated to the used uniform closet)

The Oaks Wednesday Morning Coffee Bar - 7:30-8:20am

Stop by the entry of the multi-purpose building to partake in this Wonderful Wednesday morning delight!

COMING THIS SUMMER...

Conservatory Summer Program

The Oaks Conservatory is excited to offer a summer program! Offerings begin in June and include, private & group lessons, Musikgarten, Music Camp, art classes, and Music on the Field. See the flyer for more details. Registration is available through the Conservatory Website or by calling the school office.
Conservatory Summer Program Flyer
Summer Music Camp

Music on the Field

The Oaks is excited to welcome you and your family to join us for several evenings of fellowship and music this summer at The Oaks' Music on the Field. Bring a picnic dinner, dessert to share with friends, drinks, and lawn chairs or blankets and come enjoy the beautiful weather, music, and friends. We look forward to seeing you there!

The Oaks' Music on the Field:
Friday, July 5th - 6–8pm
Friday, July 30th - 6–8pm
Friday, August 27th - 6–8pm

Latin Boot Camp - Aug. 23–25, 9am to 1pm

Latin Magistri, Mr. Eric Indgjerd and Mr. Ross Tasche, will prepare incoming new students and their parents for Latin at The Oaks at this summer's Latin Boot Camp. The camp will run Monday through Wednesday, August 23rd through 25th from 9:00am to 1:00pm. The cost is $50 per student or $100 per family. Mark your calendars! To register, fill out the form below and return it to the school office. Payment may be made through the school office or Jupiter.
Latin Boot Camp Registration

AmazonSmile Now Available on iPhone

Now you can support The Oaks when you place Amazon orders through your phone. Follow the steps below to get started:
AmazonSmile App Set-up

  1. Open the Amazon Shopping app on your phone 
  2. Go into the main menu and select "Settings"
  3. Tap 'AmazonSmile' and follow the instructions

Upcoming Dates

June 14–18 - Lands' End Try-Before-You-Buy Event
June 15–17 - 7–11th Grade Finals
June 17 - Kindergarten Promotion (9am)
June 18 - End of 4th Quarter
- Last 1/2 Day (1st–11th Grades)
- Used Uniform Sale (10-11am)
- 25th Anniversary Celebration (11:30am)
June 21–23 - Volleyball Camp (7–12th Grades)
June 22 - Last Day for Teachers
June 25 - 4th Quarter Report Cards Posted
July–August - Summer Office Hours (M–Th; 9am–3pm)
July 5 - Music on the Field (6pm)
July 12–15 - Football Skills Camps (3–6th Grades)
July 12–15 - Jr High Basketball Intensive (5–9th Grades)
July 19–August 6 - School Office Closed
July 19–22 - Basketball Skills Camps (1–4th Grades)
July 26–29 - Soccer Skills Camps (1–4th Grades)
July 30 - Music on the Field (6pm)
Aug. 9 - School Office Reopens
Aug. 9–19 - Traditio for Parents Classes
Aug. 23–25 - Latin Boot Camp
Aug. 27 - Music on the Field (6pm)

25 Year Celebration
Conservatory Summer Flyer
Summer Music Camp

Grammar School

Formal Uniforms for Awards Program - Fri., June 11

All students have been asked to wear their formal uniform for the awards program on Friday, June 11.
Formal Uniform Chart

Regular Uniforms for Last Day and 25th Anniversary Celebration - Fri., June 18

All students have been asked to wear their regular uniform for the last day of school and 25th Anniversary Celebration on Friday, June 18. 

COMING THIS SUMMER...

The Oaks is excited to offer sports camps for Grammar School students this summer. To register, fill out a form below and return it to the school office. Payment may be made through the school office or in Jupiter.

Gentlemen's Football Skills Camp

Dates: Mon.–Thurs., July 12th–15th
Times: 8:00–9:00 AM (rising 3rd & 4th grades)
9:00–10:00 AM (rising 5th & 6th grades)
Coaches: Ryan Heacock and team
Cost: $10 per student
Football Skills Camp Registration

Gentlemen's Junior High Basketball Intensive

Dates: Mon.–Thurs., July 12th–15th
Times: 3:00–5:00 PM (rising 5th–9th grades)
Coach: Spencer Ansett
Cost: $10 per student
Description: Coach Spencer Ansett will work with Oaks young men to develop and enhance various basketball skills (i.e. dribbling, passing, shooting, understanding the game's logic).
Jr High Basketball Intensive Registration

Ladies' & Gentlemen's Basketball Skills Camp

Dates: Mon.–Thurs., July 19th–22nd
Times: 8:00–9:00 AM (rising 1st & 2nd grades)
9:00–10:00 AM (rising 3rd & 4th grades)
Coaches: Jami Schaefer and team
Cost: $10 per student
Description: This camp will teach the basic basketball fundamentals of ball handling, passing, form shooting, rebounding, and defense. The goal of this camp is to get Oaks students excited about basketball in an encouraging and fun environment and to send them home with drills they can work on independently over the summer.
Basketball Skills Camp Registration

Ladies' & Gentlemen's Soccer Skills Camp

Dates: Mon.–Thurs., July 26th–29th
Times: 8:00–9:00 AM (rising 3rd & 4th grades)
9:00–10:00 AM (rising 5th & 6th grades)
Coaches: Trevor Osborne and Sara Kimball
Cost: $10 per student
Soccer Skills Camp Registration

Logic & Rhetoric Schools

Formal Uniforms for Awards Program and Graduation - Fri. & Sat., June 11 & 12

All students have been asked to wear their formal uniforms for the awards program on Friday, June 11. And 9th–11th grade students have been asked to wear their formal uniforms for graduation on Saturday, June 12 as well.
*Please note that 9th–12th grade girls should wear black tights as a part of their formal uniform.
Formal Uniform Chart

9th–12th Grade Choir Singing at Graduation - Sat., June 12

The 9th–12th grade Choir will be singing at the Class of 2021 Graduation Ceremony on Saturday, June 12. All 9th–11th grade students have been asked to arrive at The Oaks at 11:45am on Saturday, wearing their formal uniforms.

10th & 11th Grade Finals - Students Leaving Campus Protocols
Tues.–Thurs., June 15–17

During finals week, Tuesday, June 15th through Thursday, June 17th Rhetoric students (10th-11th grades) with more than a 90 minute break between tests may leave campus during that time. Any students planning to leave campus must turn a parent permission note into the school office no later than 3pm Monday, June 7th. Students will need to sign out of the office as they leave and sign in upon their return. Students will not be allowed to make phone calls to receive permission the day of, so please plan ahead. Please note, that all students will have a regular school day on Monday, June 14th.
Rhetoric School Finals Schedule

Regular Uniforms for Last Day and 25th Anniversary Celebration - Fri., June 18

All students have been asked to wear their regular uniform for the last day of school and 25th Anniversary Celebration on Friday, June 18. Logic & Rhetoric students may wear their "Rooted" t-shirt during cleaning in the morning, but will need to change into a uniform shirt for the 25th Anniversary celebration.

NOTES FROM THE OFFICE OF COLLEGE & CAREER COUNSELING:

The Search Podcast for College Admissions Information

Produced by Dartmouth University, The Search podcast is a conversation about college admissions, sometimes drawing on Dartmouth's community as guests, but it's decidedly not about getting into Dartmouth. This project is a discussion, blast of advice, and reflection drawn from the Dean's resources at Dartmouth as well as colleagues from other colleges. Topics include navigating the college admissions process, finding a college that is a "financial fit," and what happens to your application after you hit the "submit" button.
The Search Podcast

Summer Tasks for Rising Seniors

Rising seniors, take time this summer to learn how to find, apply and win scholarships through this helpful resource on CollegeData.com.

What should rising seniors be doing over the summer? Lee Shulman Bierer, an independent counselor based in Charlotte, NC, provides rising seniors three important tasks to consider accomplishing during the summer ahead.
What Should Rising Seniors be Doing Over the Summer?

COMING THIS SUMMER...

Ladies' Volleyball Camp
Mon.–Wed., June 21–23, 9am-12pm *for rising 7th–12th grades

The Oaks coaching staff is excited to offer an opportunity to get some touches on the ball as we head into summer. This camp will focus on the fundamental skills of serving, setting, passing, and hitting through drills and game-like situations. Please return the registration to the school office no later than Monday, June 14th in order to receive a camp t-shirt. The cost is $30 per student. Payment may be made through the school office or Jupiter.
Volleyball Camp Registration

Gentlemen's Junior High Basketball Intensive
Mon.–Thurs., July 12–15, 3-5pm *for rising 5th–9th grades

The Oaks is excited to announce a Junior High basketball intensive summer camp Monday through Thursday, July 12th through 15th from 3:00 to 5:00pm. Coach Spencer Ansett will work with Oaks young men to develop and enhance various basketball skills (i.e. dribbling, passing, shooting, understanding the game's logic). The cost is $30 per student. To register, fill out the form below and return it to the school office. Payment may be made through the school office or Jupiter.
Jr High Basketball Intensive Registration

Traditio for Parents

What exactly is Traditio? Miss Brittany Hartke would love to show you in a parent Traditio class this summer. For two weeks parents will receive a Traditio class experience. There will be reading, discussion, presenting, and a quiz, of course. There are two sections being offered.

CLASS #1 - Dante's Inferno
This will be an introduction to the medieval cosmos and a deep dive into the sinfulness of sin. There will be much less reading required of you outside of class, but you will be signing up to summarize a chapter for the class in a lesson presentation.
Cost: $60
Days: Monday/Wednesday
Dates: August 9, 11, 16 & 18
Time: 6:00–8:00pm
Location: MP#4 (Miss Hartke's classroom)

CLASS # 2 - That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis
In fiction and essay Lewis raises questions about education, science, and morality. This is a heavy reading course, the book is 380 pages. A portion of the book should be completed before the beginning of class.
Cost: $60
Days: Tuesday/Thursday
Dates: August 10, 12, 17 & 19
Time: 6:00–8:00pm
Location: MP#4 (Miss Hartke's classroom)

Parents often say they wish they could have their children's education, here's your chance. To register, fill out the form below and return it to the school office. Payment may be made through the school office or Jupiter. Class size is limited, so don't delay.
Traditio for Parents Registration

Grammar School

Formal Uniforms for Awards Program - Fri., June 11

All students have been asked to wear their formal uniform for the awards program on Friday, June 11.
Formal Uniform Chart

Regular Uniforms for Last Day and 25th Anniversary Celebration - Fri., June 18

All students have been asked to wear their regular uniform for the last day of school and 25th Anniversary Celebration on Friday, June 18. 

COMING THIS SUMMER...

The Oaks is excited to offer sports camps for Grammar School students this summer. To register, fill out a form below and return it to the school office. Payment may be made through the school office or in Jupiter.

Gentlemen's Football Skills Camp

Dates: Mon.–Thurs., July 12th–15th
Times: 8:00–9:00 AM (rising 3rd & 4th grades)
9:00–10:00 AM (rising 5th & 6th grades)
Coaches: Ryan Heacock and team
Cost: $10 per student
Football Skills Camp Registration

Gentlemen's Junior High Basketball Intensive

Dates: Mon.–Thurs., July 12th–15th
Times: 3:00–5:00 PM (rising 5th–9th grades)
Coach: Spencer Ansett
Cost: $10 per student
Description: Coach Spencer Ansett will work with Oaks young men to develop and enhance various basketball skills (i.e. dribbling, passing, shooting, understanding the game's logic).
Jr High Basketball Intensive Registration

Ladies' & Gentlemen's Basketball Skills Camp

Dates: Mon.–Thurs., July 19th–22nd
Times: 8:00–9:00 AM (rising 1st & 2nd grades)
9:00–10:00 AM (rising 3rd & 4th grades)
Coaches: Jami Schaefer and team
Cost: $10 per student
Description: This camp will teach the basic basketball fundamentals of ball handling, passing, form shooting, rebounding, and defense. The goal of this camp is to get Oaks students excited about basketball in an encouraging and fun environment and to send them home with drills they can work on independently over the summer.
Basketball Skills Camp Registration

Ladies' & Gentlemen's Soccer Skills Camp

Dates: Mon.–Thurs., July 26th–29th
Times: 8:00–9:00 AM (rising 3rd & 4th grades)
9:00–10:00 AM (rising 5th & 6th grades)
Coaches: Trevor Osborne and Sara Kimball
Cost: $10 per student
Soccer Skills Camp Registration

Logic & Rhetoric Schools

Formal Uniforms for Awards Program and Graduation - Fri. & Sat., June 11 & 12

All students have been asked to wear their formal uniforms for the awards program on Friday, June 11. And 9th–11th grade students have been asked to wear their formal uniforms for graduation on Saturday, June 12 as well.
*Please note that 9th–12th grade girls should wear black tights as a part of their formal uniform.
Formal Uniform Chart

9th–12th Grade Choir Singing at Graduation - Sat., June 12

The 9th–12th grade Choir will be singing at the Class of 2021 Graduation Ceremony on Saturday, June 12. All 9th–11th grade students have been asked to arrive at The Oaks at 11:45am on Saturday, wearing their formal uniforms.

10th & 11th Grade Finals - Students Leaving Campus Protocols
Tues.–Thurs., June 15–17

During finals week, Tuesday, June 15th through Thursday, June 17th Rhetoric students (10th-11th grades) with more than a 90 minute break between tests may leave campus during that time. Any students planning to leave campus must turn a parent permission note into the school office no later than 3pm Monday, June 7th. Students will need to sign out of the office as they leave and sign in upon their return. Students will not be allowed to make phone calls to receive permission the day of, so please plan ahead. Please note, that all students will have a regular school day on Monday, June 14th.
Rhetoric School Finals Schedule

Regular Uniforms for Last Day and 25th Anniversary Celebration - Fri., June 18

All students have been asked to wear their regular uniform for the last day of school and 25th Anniversary Celebration on Friday, June 18. Logic & Rhetoric students may wear their "Rooted" t-shirt during cleaning in the morning, but will need to change into a uniform shirt for the 25th Anniversary celebration.

NOTES FROM THE OFFICE OF COLLEGE & CAREER COUNSELING:

The Search Podcast for College Admissions Information

Produced by Dartmouth University, The Search podcast is a conversation about college admissions, sometimes drawing on Dartmouth's community as guests, but it's decidedly not about getting into Dartmouth. This project is a discussion, blast of advice, and reflection drawn from the Dean's resources at Dartmouth as well as colleagues from other colleges. Topics include navigating the college admissions process, finding a college that is a "financial fit," and what happens to your application after you hit the "submit" button.
The Search Podcast

Summer Tasks for Rising Seniors

Rising seniors, take time this summer to learn how to find, apply and win scholarships through this helpful resource on CollegeData.com.

What should rising seniors be doing over the summer? Lee Shulman Bierer, an independent counselor based in Charlotte, NC, provides rising seniors three important tasks to consider accomplishing during the summer ahead.
What Should Rising Seniors be Doing Over the Summer?

COMING THIS SUMMER...

Ladies' Volleyball Camp
Mon.–Wed., June 21–23, 9am-12pm *for rising 7th–12th grades

The Oaks coaching staff is excited to offer an opportunity to get some touches on the ball as we head into summer. This camp will focus on the fundamental skills of serving, setting, passing, and hitting through drills and game-like situations. Please return the registration to the school office no later than Monday, June 14th in order to receive a camp t-shirt. The cost is $30 per student. Payment may be made through the school office or Jupiter.
Volleyball Camp Registration

Gentlemen's Junior High Basketball Intensive
Mon.–Thurs., July 12–15, 3-5pm *for rising 5th–9th grades

The Oaks is excited to announce a Junior High basketball intensive summer camp Monday through Thursday, July 12th through 15th from 3:00 to 5:00pm. Coach Spencer Ansett will work with Oaks young men to develop and enhance various basketball skills (i.e. dribbling, passing, shooting, understanding the game's logic). The cost is $30 per student. To register, fill out the form below and return it to the school office. Payment may be made through the school office or Jupiter.
Jr High Basketball Intensive Registration

Traditio for Parents

What exactly is Traditio? Miss Brittany Hartke would love to show you in a parent Traditio class this summer. For two weeks parents will receive a Traditio class experience. There will be reading, discussion, presenting, and a quiz, of course. There are two sections being offered.

CLASS #1 - Dante's Inferno
This will be an introduction to the medieval cosmos and a deep dive into the sinfulness of sin. There will be much less reading required of you outside of class, but you will be signing up to summarize a chapter for the class in a lesson presentation.
Cost: $60
Days: Monday/Wednesday
Dates: August 9, 11, 16 & 18
Time: 6:00–8:00pm
Location: MP#4 (Miss Hartke's classroom)

CLASS # 2 - That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis
In fiction and essay Lewis raises questions about education, science, and morality. This is a heavy reading course, the book is 380 pages. A portion of the book should be completed before the beginning of class.
Cost: $60
Days: Tuesday/Thursday
Dates: August 10, 12, 17 & 19
Time: 6:00–8:00pm
Location: MP#4 (Miss Hartke's classroom)

Parents often say they wish they could have their children's education, here's your chance. To register, fill out the form below and return it to the school office. Payment may be made through the school office or Jupiter. Class size is limited, so don't delay.
Traditio for Parents Registration

Upcoming Dates

June 14–18 - Lands' End Try-Before-You-Buy Event
June 15–17 - 7–11th Grade Finals
June 17 - Kindergarten Promotion (9am)
June 18 - End of 4th Quarter
- Last 1/2 Day (1st–11th Grades)
- Used Uniform Sale (10-11am)
- 25th Anniversary Celebration (11:30am)
June 21–23 - Volleyball Camp (7–12th Grades)
June 22 - Last Day for Teachers
June 25 - 4th Quarter Report Cards Posted
July–August - Summer Office Hours (M–Th; 9am–3pm)
July 5 - Music on the Field (6pm)
July 12–15 - Football Skills Camps (3–6th Grades)
July 12–15 - Jr High Basketball Intensive (5–9th Grades)
July 19–August 6 - School Office Closed
July 19–22 - Basketball Skills Camps (1–4th Grades)
July 26–29 - Soccer Skills Camps (1–4th Grades)
July 30 - Music on the Field (6pm)
Aug. 9 - School Office Reopens
Aug. 9–19 - Traditio for Parents Classes
Aug. 23–25 - Latin Boot Camp
Aug. 27 - Music on the Field (6pm)