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Head of School’s Note
Last night Mary Ellen and I attended a concert at the Shedd as guests of lower school music teacher, Vicki Brabham. Vicki arranged, sang, performed, and directed the show. This was the Jazz Kings’ Christmas concert, and she is an original member of the talented group.

Recently, we were alerted that upper school band director, Tim McLaughlin, will be performing professionally with one of his bands. A couple years ago, a major performance at the Hult featured a whole program that, among others, featured Tim’s work.

I don’t know how many times I’ve been to the Maude Kearns or the Jordan Schnitzer to see the acclaimed art work of our students under the tutelage of our K-12 art teacher, Diane Hill. Oak Hill has had more selections of our students featured at these art centers than any other school, particularly amazing when you realize our high school has only 60 students.

How many schools do you know, with rigorous academics, that have involved the whole school in a full-length feature film, sent a dramatic group to Thailand to perform an original play for the King of Thailand on his birthday, or performed an original play by one of its students that included major, local leaders in the audience (that same student’s work was featured at a special program at Oregon Contemporary), not to mention plans to take a group on location this summer to Mexico to shoot an original movie written by Kitsann Means, the drama/film/public speaking teacher responsible for all the activities just heralded.

And I don’t want to not mention the incredible talent and efforts of the whole Rogers family in being a major force supporting our film making and theater productions. The message: our kids are blessed to work with this incredible array of talented teachers, and because of them, Oak Hill is even more special.

Mr. S.

Students of the Month


High School: Charlie Kentros

Charlie was nominated because he is a responsible critical thinker– he was not signed up to set up for, or DJ, the recent Halloween dance, however, he set up the sound equipment, was responsible for troubleshooting, played requests, and, because it was needed, was here to make it right. He doesn’t do things for commendation, but rather because they need to be done. Academically, Charlie was nominated because he is the engine that drives class discussion in English. In all classes, he makes strong efforts to bring everyone in class into the conversation, to redirect when the discussion is driven off the rails, and to ask interesting questions. Congratulations, Charlie!


Middle School: Giana Elgarico

Giana was nominated because she is focused and engaged in class. She takes time out of her study hall to help other students with math when they have questions. She is always ready for class and has her homework completed with thoughtfulness. Giana is also very kind and respectful of others. Congratulations, Giana!

Upcoming Events

Announcements 12/14/18

Pajama Drive 11/26 – 12/20  (Bins in LS, Office, Gather Room, MS, and HS)

US finals prep week 12/10 – 12/14

Cameron on vacation 12/10 – 12/18

Paige off campus 12/10 – 12/14 [Kathy Gibbs covers]

Drama Rehearsals

Friday, Dec. 14th 3:30 – 6:30 Run Through

Monday, Dec. 17th 3:30 – 5:30 Work Act 1



Friday 12/14

Rhodec leaves at 11:00 today.

Lower school OBOB group three meeting 11:35 – 12:15 (Gather Room)

Lower school OBOB group five meeting 11:35 – 12:15 (Fourth Grade Room)

Third grade basketball practice 3:30 – 5:00 (Gym)


Lunch Duty 12/10 – 12/14 Damion & Dania, Mark (Alternate)


Pizza Friday



Saturday 12/15

Third grade basketball practice 9:00 – 10:30 (Gym)


Monday 12/17

Upper school finals week 12/17 – 12/21

LS Specialist Meeting 11:30 – 12:00


Lunch 12/17

Tacos with seasoned beef

Refried beans (VG)(GF)

Corn Shells (V)(GF)

Shredded Cheese (V)

Shredded Lettuce (VG)

Diced Tomato (VG)

Salsa (VG)

Sour Cream (V)

White Rice (VG)(GF)

Grapes (VG)(GF)