September 15-21, 2022

Current School News

Current School News

September 15-21, 2022

Parent Education Corner

Oaks Family Scripture Reading Plan

This school year The Oaks is beginning a Bible reading plan and Scripture memory. Families are encouraged to memorize each month's selection, participate in the daily Bible reading, and use it in your homes as we read and grow in God's word as a school family. The monthly scripture will be posted at the bottom of this page each month.
Bible Reading Plan & Scripture Memory

All School

All School Music on the Field & Dinner - Sept. 15 [5:30pm]

Come enjoy fellowship, music, and dinner on the field Thursday, September 15 beginning at 5:30pm as we join together as a school family to celebrate the start of the 2022-23 school year.

New Family Supply Drop-off & Orientation - Sept. 15
Supply Drop-off [3–4pm] -- Orientation [4-5:30pm]

New Oaks families may drop off school supplies in their Grammar School child's classroom from 3 to 4pm on Thursday, September 15 and then attend the New Family Orientation from 4 to 5:30pm. 

Parking Lot Drop-off & Pick-up Instructions (for all drivers)

Please carefully review the attached parking lot etiquette and map prior to the start of school. We ask that you share this information with anyone who will be driving to and from school this year.
Parking Lot Etiquette and Map

1st Day of School – Mon., Sept.19 [8:30am] *no Cantabile nor formal uniforms

The Oaks 2022-23 school year officially begins Monday, September 19 at 8:30am. Cantabile will not be held on the 1st day and formal uniforms are not required. We are looking forward to a wonderful school year and can hardly wait to see a campus filled with school families once again!

Friday Pizza Lunch – Beginning Fri., Sept. 23
* All September orders must be placed by 3pm Wed., Sept. 21.
* Please pay w/cash or check in the office or combine w/another payment if paying via Jupiter.

Friday pizza lunch is back the 1st week of school. Friday pizza hot lunch orders are placed monthly and, with the exception of September, the forms will be posted 2 weeks prior to the deadline. We ask that you please make your payment with cash or check in the school office for this item. If you would like to pay via credit card on Jupiter, please do so by combining the payment with other fees you are paying. The margins on pizza hot lunch are very small and we would like to keep the price as low as possible for you. The fees associated with credit card payments make this difficult, so by taking these steps in your payment you can help us to keep the cost of pizza hot lunch low. Thank you!

To place your order:

  • Go to Forms in your Jupiter parent portal and click on Pizza Lunch Order.
  • Select the number of slices you would like to order and/or sides.
  • Hit Submit.
  • Repeat the process for each child individually.
  • The fee will be added to your Jupiter invoice the first Thursday of the month.
  • You may pay with cash or check in the school office. If you would like to pay via credit card on Jupiter, please combine with other fees.
  • Hot lunch helpers will check off orders as students pick up their lunch each Friday. 

Additional Notes:

  • All orders must be submitted by 3pm on the 1st Wednesday of the month. The forms will be locked after this time. We will notify you, on this news page, when new forms for the upcoming month are posted.
  • Fees are non-refundable & non-transferable once the due date has passed.

Those who are interested in helping with this endeavor please reach out to Kelly Coe (contact info. is available on the Family Directory).

1st Family Night of the Season  – Fri., Sept. 23 – Oaks vs PCS

Bring the whole family to cheer on our Oaks soccer and volleyball teams as they take on Pullman Christian School on Friday, September 23. For $5 per person (family maximum - $20) you will receive a grilled brat dinner and admission to all the games. Wear your Oaks gear and get ready to cheer! If you would like to help with set-up, cooking, serving, and/or clean-up please contact Athletic Director, Colin Williams. Let's fill the gym and field with Oaks fans and root on our teams. GO OAKS!!!

Dinner will be served from 4:30–6:30pm

Game Times:
4:30pm – Soccer
4:00pm – Jr High Volleyball
5:15pm – JV Volleyball
6:30pm – Varsity Volleyball

All School Assembly  – Mon., Sept. 26 [8:30am]

This year's All School Assembly will be the 2nd week of school, on Monday, September 26. This will allow time on the first day of school for set up and orientation in the classrooms. All parents are welcome to join the entire school body in the sanctuary on Monday, September 26 for this Welcome Back to School Assembly. 

Higher Education Symposium – Sat., Oct.1 [7pm] *RSVP by Fri., Sept. 23

All Oaks parents and students are invited to a Higher Education Symposium on Saturday October 1st at 7pm in the sanctuary as we gather to discuss and share a better and more Christian framework for thinking about the value and experience of college today. We are excited to welcome Dr. David Horner and Dr. Ben Merkle for this event. Please read the Higher Education Symposium Letter for more information and RSVP to the school office by Friday, September 23.

Uniform Information

  • The 2022-23 Uniform Pictorial Guide is now available on the uniform page.
  • Lands' End:The three-year uniform transition is complete. All primary uniform items come solely through Lands' End with the exception of the following: the formal navy sweater vest & the optional navy button-front cardigan from Dennis/Uniform House, as well as the formal bowtie (opt. for 7–12th gentlemen) available in the school office. We desire to ensure that our families are being served well. We also maintain a great working relationship with Lands' End. So, if you have questions or need help with anything, please contact the school office to let us know. Please note: School uniform items with or without a logo may be exchanged within 90 days of purchase. Use the Easy Return Label found on your packing slip to receive free return shipping.
  • Opportunities for Embroidery: Going forward into the new school year, a new system will be in place for embroidering new navy sweater vests & cardigans with the school logo. These two items will continue to be purchased by families plain (from Spokane Uniform House or the Dennis website) and then embroidered through the school office. However, instead of specific drop-off deadlines, they may now be brought into the office at any time to be exchanged on-the-spot for the same item with the logo already on it. The embroidery cost is $5.95 (tax included) per item. We hope this process modification will be a blessing to everyone!
    Uniform items which still need to be embroidered with the school logo may be brought into the school office no later than noon, Friday, September 16. As soon as items are available for pick-up, you will be notified via Jupiter message and the cost of $5.95 (tax included) per item will be added to your Jupiter account.
  • Restructured Uniform Closet: Along with the completion of the uniform transition, the Uniform Closet is getting an overhaul in order to serve families better! This includes stocking items such as belts, ties, socks & tights, etc. which are often immediate needs on formal uniform days. A donation of $5 per item procured, payable to the school office, is suggested in order to help cover costs associated with the maintenance & upkeep of this shared space.
  • Formal Fridays: For the 2022-23 school year Fridays will be our weekly formal uniform day. Grammar school P.E. classes will take place Monday through Thursday during the school year, making Fridays a perfect day for formal clothing.

Conservatory Registration Open!

The Oaks Conservatory registration is now open and there are lots of opportunities available this fall. So, be sure to check out The Oaks Conservatory website for complete details and to sign up today!

 Fall Conservatory Classes:
Musikgarten (preschoolers & parents - ages 3 to 5)
Keyboarding Class (K–2nd grades)
Primary Ballet (K–2nd grades)
Ballet 1 (3–7th grades)
Calligraphy (5–12th grades)
Drawing Class (5–12th grades)

Private Music Lessons:
Brass
Percussion
Woodwinds
Violin
Piano

Events Help Needed!

The wheels are rapidly turning in preparation for a new school year and Beth Schultz, Activities Coordinator, is looking forward to partnering with parents in planning & executing events this year. There are some awfully fun things on the calendar! Come help if you can; We'd love to work alongside you! Below is a list of events that are coming up over the next couple of months that require help. Please click on the event name to see a sign-up sheet for that particular event. Please contact Beth with any questions.

Staff School Prep. Refreshment & Lunch (Sept. 7–15) *pick one or more dates
All School Music on the Field & Dinner (Sept. 15) *multiple sign-up options available
First Day of School Photo Booths (Sept. 18)
All School Assembly & Convocation (Sept. 26)
Higher Education Symposium (Oct. 1) *event is for all school families
Back-to-School Night (Oct. 4)
Teacher Training (Oct. 7)
Father & Son Breakfast (Oct. 15)
Parent/Teacher Conferences (Oct. 20–21)
Grandparents' Day (Oct. 28)

Updated Non Sufficient Funds Fee

Beginning this school year, The Oaks is increasing the non sufficient funds fee to now charge $25 for any NSF checks that are received.

2022-23 Faculty & Staff

The 2022-23 faculty and staff is close to complete. God is kind! See the 2022-23 Faculty & Staff Listing to see all our new and returning faculty and staff for the upcoming school year.

We are excited to welcome Mrs. Lorraine Bursese, Mrs. Holly Thomas, Mr. John Stevens, Mr. Mark LaVoie, Mrs. Claire Singer, and Mrs. Shelley Moss to this year's staff. Mrs. Bursese will be teaching 7th & 8th grade English, Mrs. Thomas will be teaching 11th grade Traditio & Logic II; and Mr. Stevens will be teaching Grammar School P.E. as well as a 1st semester 11th grade Life Fitness course. We are excited to welcome each of them to the teaching faculty. Administratively, Mr. Mark LaVoie has begun as The Oaks Business Officer, Mrs. Claire Singer will officially be one of our office secretaries, and Mrs. Shelley Moss is assisting with Development. We are so thankful to our Lord for bringing us each of these new staff members and are looking forward to the year ahead with these added team members.

Position updates for current staff members:

Mr. Kenneth Trotter will be the Dean of the Grammar School and the Logic & Rhetoric School for the upcoming year; Mrs. Amy Kim will be The Oaks Music Director and the Logic & Rhetoric School Admin. Assistant; Mr. Colin Williams will be Athletic Director & Facilities Director (moving out of the classroom); Mrs. Abigail Jones, Miss Kimberli Mewes, and Mr. Kevin Kimball will each be Grammar School Lead Teachers (assisting the Grammar School Dean & continuing teaching their previous classes); Mrs. Laurie Gardner will be Admissions & Conservatory Secretary (moving out of the front office); Miss Emily Woodroof & Mr. Eric Indgjerd will be teaching Grammar School Latin (each continuing to teach in the Logic & Rhetoric School as well).

2022-23 Supply & Literature Lists

The 2022-23 supply & literature lists are available on the Supply List page. All Logic & Rhetoric students & their parents (7–12th grade) were sent a summer letter from their upcoming Traditio/Literature teacher. Please reference this letter when completing your summer reading (a complete list is included in the Logic & Rhetoric School section below).

2022-23 School Calendar

The 2022-23 school calendar is available through The Oaks' Google calendar. Events are updated throughout the school year, so subscribing to the Google calendar is recommended. A printable pdf with significant dates is also available on the calendar page.
2022-23 School Calendar - Significant Dates

2022-23 School Hours

School hours for the 2022-23 school year 8:30am through 3:00pm, with school beginning at 8:15am on Mondays and concluding at 3:15pm on Fridays. AM kindergarten class hours are 8:30–11:15am (beginning at 8:15am on Mondays) and PM kindergarten class hours are 12:15–3:00pm (concluding at 3:15pm on Fridays). Parents are always welcomed & encouraged to attend Cantabile on Mondays (8:15–8:30am) and Fridays (3–3:15pm).

Students may be dropped off in the mornings beginning at 8:15am (8:00am on Mondays) and should be picked up no later than 3:15pm (3:30pm on Fridays). Any students on campus outside of these hours must be supervised by their parent or parent designee.

Thank You!

Many thanks to The Oaks faculty & staff for the 2022-23 school year. These people have been working diligently in preparation for the upcoming school year and are excited to welcome everyone back. We are blessed to have each of these men & women on staff who serve our children & families so faithfully. Thank you for your excellent work!

UPCOMING ATHLETICS

Add the upcoming games to your calendar and plan to come out to cheer on your Oaks teams!

When attending athletic events, please park in The Oaks parking lot or along the fence side of the street next to the field. As a kindness to our neighbors, we request that you do not park on the house side of the street.

Friday, September 16
The Oaks vs KTSI @ KTSI
5:00pm – Jr High Volleyball
6:15pm – JV Volleyball; 7:00pm – Varsity Volleyball

Tuesday, September 20
The Oaks vs CCA @ The Oaks
3:30pm – Soccer
4:30pm – Jr High Volleyball
5:45pm – JV Volleyball
The Oaks vs SAC @ The Oaks
7:00pm – Varsity Volleyball

Friday, September 23 - Family Night!
3:30pm – Cross Country Meet @ Kiwanis Park
The Oaks vs PCS @ The Oaks
4:00pm – Jr High Volleyball
4:30pm – Soccer
5:15pm – JV Volleyball; 6:30pm – Varsity Volleyball

Tuesday, September 27
The Oaks vs SCCS @ The Oaks
4:00pm – Soccer
4:30pm – Jr High Volleyball
5:45pm – JV Volleyball; 7:00pm – Varsity Volleyball

Thursday, September 29
The Oaks vs NICS @ Hub Sports Center
4:30pm – JV Volleyball; 5:45pm – Varsity Volleyball

Friday, September 30 - Family Night!
3:30pm – Cross Country Meet @ Valley Mission Park
The Oaks vs ICA @ The Oaks
4:00pm – Soccer
The Oaks vs Holy Family @ The Oaks
3:30pm – Jr High Volleyball
5:15pm – JV Volleyball; 6:30pm – Varsity Volleyball

Upcoming Dates

Sept. 30

  • Family Night

Oct. 1

  • Higher Education Symposium [7pm]

Oct. 3

  • Ladies Prayer Coffee [8:30–9:30am]

Oct. 4

  • Used Uniform Sale [5:30–6:30pm]
  • Back-to-School Night (K–6th parents)[6:30pm]

Oct. 6

  • Thursday Cantabile [3–3:15pm]

Oct. 7

  • No School (In-Service Day)

Oct. 10

  • College Financial Aid Scholarship Mtg [7pm]

Oct. 12

  • PSAT Test (9–11th grades)

Oct. 14

  • Family Night

Oct. 15

  • Father/Son Breakfast [8:30am]

Oct. 17

  • Grand Tour Meeting [7pm]

Oct. 19

  • Mid-Term Grades Posted [8am]
  • Logic & Rhetoric School Parent/Teacher Conferences Begin (evening)

Oct. 20–21

  • Parent/Teacher Conferences (No School)

Oct. 21

  • Family Night

Oct. 22

  • MCL Jr. High Volleyball Tournament

Oct. 28

  • Grandparents' Day
  • Family Night

Oct. 29

  • MCL JV Volleyball Tournament

Nov. 1

  • Fall Instrumental Concert [7pm]

Nov. 4–5

  • MCL Boys Soccer Tournament
  • MCL Varsity Volleyball Tournament
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Its A Wonderful Life
2022 23 Parking Map

The 1st Family Night of the season is Friday, September 23. Come cheer on your Oaks teams and enjoy dinner!

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Grammar School

Current Family Supply Drop-off
Sept. 15 [4–5:30pm]

Current families are welcome to drop off supplies in their grammar school child's classroom from 4 to 5:30pm Thursday, September 15, prior to the All School Music on the Field & Dinner. Classroom doors will be locked at 5:30pm so that teachers are able to participate in the fellowship on the field as well. If your family is unable to drop off supplies during this time please plan to bring supplies on the first day.

First Day of School - Welcome Back!

* Grammar School Parent Fellowship [8:40–9:15am]

After you drop your child off for their first day of school, please come join Mr. Dowers, Mr. Trotter, and Mr. O'Donnell for coffee, donuts, and fellowship outside the foyer of the MP building. Tables and refreshments will be available beginning at 8:40am. 

* Drop-off & Pick-up Information

Doors open at 8:15am – Classes begin at 8:30am - Dismissal at 3:00pm

Please read the Parking Lot Information above carefully for all the drop-off and pick-up details. Teachers will also be handing out flyers with your family's specific drop-off/pick-up location at the Supply Drop-off on Thursday, September 15.

Grammar Drop-off & Pick-up Locations:

  • Southeast Parking Lot - K–12th grade mixed carpools
  • Northwest Gravel Parking Lot - 3–6th grade only carpools
  • 3rd & 4th Portables (street parking) - 3–4th grade only carpools

Note:

  • North Parking Lot is for student drivers & staff only. Please do not drop-off or pick-up in this lot.
  • Student drivers should walk to the southeast lot to pick up any K–6th grade siblings.
  • Please do not park in the church parking areas anytime between 7am & 4pm on week days, unless you have received prior permission.

PERKS - Parents Engaged in Regular Acts of Kindness toward Staff

The teachers are hard at work getting ready to greet your children! It's also time to start thinking about PERKS! For those who are new, or those who'd like a reminder, PERKS stands for Parents Engaged in Regular Acts of Kindness toward Staff. It is one of the primary ways that parents show love and appreciation for teachers throughout the school year. The Grammar School PERKS Coordinator, Sophie Donoghue, is looking for 1 to 2 lead parents for each grammar school class. Those who are interested in being a PERKS parent this year, or have questions regarding the program, please reach out to Sophie Donoghue (contact info. is available on the Family Directory) or sign up using the PERKS Parent Sign-up.

2022-23 Kindergarten Hours

AM Kindergarten - 8:30–11:15am
[Mon. 8:15–11:15am]

PM kindergarten - 12:15–3:00pm
[Fri. 12:15–3:15pm]

Full day kindergarten students will enjoy a rest, recess, and lunch from 11:15–12:15 daily.

Return of Memory Period

After Monday Cantabiles, Grammar School students and teachers will remain in the gym for an efficient and lively 15 minute Memory Period. Then on Fridays, the grammar school will meet in the gym at 2:45pm for Memory Period prior to Cantabile. Parents are always welcome to participate as the grammar school seeks to sharpen their memory skills.

Logic & Rhetoric Schools

Parent Open House - Thurs., Sept. 15 [7–8pm]

The Logic & Rhetoric School teachers will be hosting a parent open house on Thursday, September 15 from 7 to 8pm in the gymnasium. Please plan to stop by to visit with your child's teachers and pick up important information for the upcoming school year. There will be a check in table at the southwest door of the gymnasium (closest to the school office) in which you will pick up a packet that includes your child's individual class schedule. So, please be sure to enter through this door only and begin with picking up your family's personalized packet.

Supply Drop-off & Locker Set-up - Mon., Sept. 19

All Logic & Rhetoric School students should plan to bring their school supplies on the first day of school, Monday, September 19. The orientation on the first day will include time to set-up lockers and drop off school supplies.

First Day - AM Activity Schedule - Mon., Sept. 19

The Logic & Rhetoric school will be following an AM activity schedule (see the posted schedules) on the first day of school, Monday, September 19. The AM activity will be a time for student orientation & locker set-up and then all students will proceed through their classes as normal according to the modified schedule. See below to know where your child will begin their day on Monday.

Homerooms:

  • 7th Grade – MP #11 (Mr. Ben Tate)
  • 8th Grade – MP #9 (Miss Lucy Nolan)
  • 9th Grade – MP #5 (Mr. Eric Indgjerd & Mr. Ross Tasche)
  • 10th Grade – MP #8 (Mr. Scott Welch)
  • 11th Grade – MP #7 (Mr. Joel Dowers)
  • 12th Grade – MP #4 (Miss Brittany Hartke)

*individual schedule cards will be available in homerooms.

Logic & Rhetoric School Convocation - Mon., Sept. 26
*AM Activity Schedule

Following the All School Assembly on Monday, September 26 the Logic & Rhetoric School will continue with the 2022-23 Convocation. Parents are welcome to join the Logic & Rhetoric School in the sanctuary for this assembly.

Mock Trial Info. & Registration

Oaks High School students (9–12th grades) will once again have the opportunity to participate in Mock Trial this year. Please read the Mock Trial Parent Letter from the Mock Trial Coaches, Mr. Scott Welch & Miss Emily Woodroof, for all the details and then register your child through the form on Jupiter if he would like to participate. Questions may be directed to either Scott Welch or Emily Woodroof.

2022 Summer Reading

We hope you are enjoying the extra time for reading & reflection in these last days of summer. Below are this year's summer reading selections. All students should complete this reading assignment prior to the 1st day of school. Parents are always encouraged to read alongside your child as well. These books are included in the 2022-23 literature lists available on the Supply List page. Please reference the letter from your Traditio/Literature teacher that was sent earlier this summer for further details.

  • 7th Grade – The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis
  • 8th Grade – The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • 9th Grade – Francis Asbury, John Newton, John Wesley, or Count Zinxendorf by Janet & Geoff Benge (select at least two)
  • 10th Grade – Bulfinch's Greek & Roman Mythology by Thomas Bulfinch
  • 11th Grade – Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis
  • 12th Grade - The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien

2022-23 Class Schedules

The Logic & Rhetoric School's class schedules are now available on the Calendar & Schedules page. Individual class schedules will be available to parents at the open house on Sept. 15, printed for students on the 1st day of school and are posted in Jupiter.

It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play - Dessert Theatre - Dec. 2–3, 2022

The Oaks Theatre is excited to announce the fall production of It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play - Dessert Theatre - December 2–3, 2022. Based on the classic holiday movie the story is staged as a live 1940's radio broadcast. Actors portray numerous characters, and the actors produce the sound effects with Foley props. It's a Wonderful Life is about the life of George Bailey, a generous and well-meaning man who has become too downcast & tired to continue living. It will take help from a lovable "angel" to show George what life would be like if he had never been born, and to help him gain a change of heart and understand the true spirit of Christmas. Auditions are open to grades 7–12. Those interested in auditioning may come by the theatre board (in the MP foyer) to sign up and pick up an audition packet.

Audition Dates & Times (MP 11):
7th Grade only - Thurs., Sept. 15 (week before school begins) [4–5pm] 8–12th Grades - Tues. & Wed., Sept. 20 & 21 [3:15–5:15pm] Call backs (if needed) - Thurs. Sept. 22 [3:15pm]

MONTHLY SCRIPTURE MEMORIZATION

Blessed is the man
Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,
Nor stands in the path of sinners,
Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;
But his delight is in the law of the Lord,
And in His law he meditates day and night.
He shall be like a tree
Planted by the rivers of water,
That brings forth its fruit in its season,
Whose leaf also shall not wither;
And whatever he does shall prosper.
The ungodly are not so,
But are like the chaff which the wind drives away.
Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgement,
Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous,
But the way of the ungodly shall perish.

- Psalm 1

Grammar School

Current Family Supply Drop-off
Sept. 15 [4–5:30pm]

Current families are welcome to drop off supplies in their grammar school child's classroom from 4 to 5:30pm Thursday, September 15, prior to the All School Music on the Field & Dinner. Classroom doors will be locked at 5:30pm so that teachers are able to participate in the fellowship on the field as well. If your family is unable to drop off supplies during this time please plan to bring supplies on the first day.

First Day of School - Welcome Back!

Doors open at 8:15am – Classes begin at 8:30am - Dismissal at 3:00pm

Please read the Parking Lot Information above carefully for all the drop-off and pick-up details. Teachers will also be handing out flyers with your family's specific drop-off/pick-up location at the Supply Drop-off on Thursday, September 15.

Grammar Drop-off & Pick-up Locations:

  • Southeast Parking Lot - K–12th grade mixed carpools
  • Northwest Gravel Parking Lot - 3–6th grade only carpools
  • 3rd & 4th Portables (street parking) - 3–4th grade only carpools

Note:

  • North Parking Lot is for student drivers & staff only. Please do not drop-off or pick-up in this lot.
  • Student drivers should walk to the southeast lot to pick up any K–6th grade siblings.
  • Please do not park in the church parking areas anytime between 7am & 4pm on week days, unless you have received prior permission.

PERKS - Parents Engaged in Regular Acts of Kindness toward Staff

The teachers are hard at work getting ready to greet your children! It's also time to start thinking about PERKS! For those who are new, or those who'd like a reminder, PERKS stands for Parents Engaged in Regular Acts of Kindness toward Staff. It is one of the primary ways that parents show love and appreciation for teachers throughout the school year. The Grammar School PERKS Coordinator, Sophie Donoghue, is looking for 1 to 2 lead parents for each grammar school class. Those who are interested in being a PERKS parent this year, or have questions regarding the program, please reach out to Sophie Donoghue (contact info. is available on the Family Directory) or sign up using the PERKS Parent Sign-up.

2022-23 Kindergarten Hours

AM Kindergarten - 8:30–11:15am
[Mon. 8:15–11:15am]

PM kindergarten - 12:15–3:00pm
[Fri. 12:15–3:15pm]

Full day kindergarten students will enjoy a rest, recess, and lunch from 11:15–12:15 daily.

Return of Memory Period

After Monday Cantabiles Grammar School students and teachers will remain in the gym for an efficient and lively 15 minute Memory Period. Then on Fridays the grammar school will meet in the gym at 2:45pm for Memory Period prior to Cantabile. Parents are always welcome to participate as the grammar school seeks to sharpen their memory skills.

Logic & Rhetoric Schools

Parent Open House - Thurs., Sept. 15 [7–8pm]

The Logic & Rhetoric School teachers will be hosting a parent open house on Thursday, September 15 from 7 to 8pm in the gymnasium. Please plan to stop by to visit with your child's teachers and pick up important information for the upcoming school year. There will be a check in table at the southwest door of the gymnasium (closest to the school office) in which you will pick up a packet that includes your child's individual class schedule. So, please be sure to enter through this door only and begin with picking up your family's personalized packet.

Supply Drop-off & Locker Set-up - Mon., Sept. 19

All Logic & Rhetoric School students should plan to bring their school supplies on the first day of school, Monday, September 19. The orientation on the first day will include time to set-up lockers and drop off school supplies.

First Day - AM Activity Schedule - Mon., Sept. 19

The Logic & Rhetoric school will be following an AM activity schedule (see the posted schedules) on the first day of school, Monday, September 19. The AM activity will be a time for student orientation & locker set-up and then all students will proceed through their classes as normal according to the modified schedule. See below to know where your child will begin their day on Monday.

Homerooms:

  • 7th Grade – MP #11 (Mr. Ben Tate)
  • 8th Grade – MP #9 (Miss Lucy Nolan)
  • 9th Grade – MP #5 (Mr. Eric Indgjerd & Mr. Ross Tasche)
  • 10th Grade – MP #8 (Mr. Scott Welch)
  • 11th Grade – MP #7 (Mr. Joel Dowers)
  • 12th Grade – MP #4 (Miss Brittany Hartke)

*individual schedule cards will be available in homerooms.

Logic & Rhetoric School Convocation - Mon., Sept. 26
*AM Activity Schedule

Following the All School Assembly on Monday, September 26 the Logic & Rhetoric School will continue with the 2022-23 Convocation. Parents are welcome to join the Logic & Rhetoric School in the sanctuary for this assembly.

Mock Trial Info. & Registration

Oaks High School students (9–12th grades) will once again have the opportunity to participate in Mock Trial this year. Please read the Mock Trial Parent Letter from the Mock Trial Coaches, Mr. Scott Welch & Miss Emily Woodroof, for all the details and then register your child through the form on Jupiter if he would like to participate. Questions may be directed to either Scott Welch or Emily Woodroof.

2022 Summer Reading

We hope you are enjoying the extra time for reading & reflection in these last days of summer. Below are this year's summer reading selections. All students should complete this reading assignment prior to the 1st day of school. Parents are always encouraged to read alongside your child as well. These books are included in the 2022-23 literature lists available on the Supply List page. Please reference the letter from your Traditio/Literature teacher that was sent earlier this summer for further details.

  • 7th Grade – The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis
  • 8th Grade – The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • 9th Grade – Francis Asbury, John Newton, John Wesley, or Count Zinxendorf by Janet & Geoff Benge (select at least two)
  • 10th Grade – Bulfinch's Greek & Roman Mythology by Thomas Bulfinch
  • 11th Grade – Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis
  • 12th Grade - The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien

2022-23 Class Schedules

The Logic & Rhetoric School's class schedules are now available on the Calendar & Schedules page. Individual class schedules will be available to parents at the open house on Sept. 15, printed for students on the 1st day of school and are posted in Jupiter.

It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play - Dessert Theatre - Dec. 2–3, 2022

The Oaks Theatre is excited to announce the fall production of It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play - Dessert Theatre - December 2–3, 2022. Based on the classic holiday movie the story is staged as a live 1940's radio broadcast. Actors portray numerous characters, and the actors produce the sound effects with Foley props. It's a Wonderful Life is about the life of George Bailey, a generous and well-meaning man who has become too downcast & tired to continue living. It will take help from a lovable "angel" to show George what life would be like if he had never been born, and to help him gain a change of heart and understand the true spirit of Christmas. Auditions are open to grades 7–12. Those interested in auditioning may come by the theatre board (in the MP foyer) to sign up and print an audition packet.

Audition Dates & Times (MP 11):
7th Grade only - Thurs., Sept. 15 (week before school begins) [4–5pm] 8–12th Grades - Tues. & Wed., Sept. 20 & 21 [3:15–5:15pm] Call backs (if needed) - Thurs. Sept. 22 [3:15pm]

Upcoming Dates

Sept. 30

  • Family Night

Oct. 1

  • Higher Education Symposium [7pm]

Oct. 3

  • Ladies Prayer Coffee [8:30–9:30am]

Oct. 4

  • Used Uniform Sale [5:30–6:30pm]
  • Back-to-School Night (K–6th parents)[6:30pm]

Oct. 6

  • Thursday Cantabile [3–3:15pm]

Oct. 7

  • No School (In-Service Day)

Oct. 10

  • College Financial Aid Scholarship Mtg [7pm]

Oct. 12

  • PSAT Test (9–11th grades)

Oct. 14

  • Family Night

Oct. 15

  • Father/Son Breakfast [8:30am]

Oct. 17

  • Grand Tour Meeting [7pm]

Oct. 19

  • Mid-Term Grades Posted [8am]
  • Logic & Rhetoric School Parent/Teacher Conferences Begin (evening)

Oct. 20–21

  • Parent/Teacher Conferences (No School)

Oct. 21

  • Family Night

Oct. 22

  • MCL Jr. High Volleyball Tournament

Oct. 28

  • Grandparents' Day
  • Family Night

Oct. 29

  • MCL JV Volleyball Tournament

Nov. 1

  • Fall Instrumental Concert [7pm]

Nov. 4–5

  • MCL Boys Soccer Tournament
  • MCL Varsity Volleyball Tournament