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Head of School’s Note:

We all know college guidance is vital to our kids’ good choices in finding the right college for them. We are also aware of the incredible pressure to be admitted to very selective schools. The recent national cheating scandal of using bribes to get children into their first choice colleges underscores that pressure.

At Oak Hill we take the role of college guidance very seriously, and every year we get better at offering this vital service. It is an important part of our goals. We are committed to helping as much as possible each student find, thoughtfully, the colleges that fit them best. The process begins early in high school, and our high school coordinator, Alli, oversees this process effectively.

In this light, I thought you might find the following, short op-ed piece worth reading.  Would welcome your thoughts after reading it.


Mr. S.


Students of the Month

High School: Ariel Ordway

Ariel was nominated because of all the ways she quietly shows her leadership around our school. She was instrumental in leading the volleyball team, acting as a quiet force for support, kindness and encouragement. She volunteers for Young Company, helping students with everything from poster design to editing to anything that needs doing. She demonstrates herself to be a leader in and outside of the classroom, but doesn’t do it for recognition and praise. She is always helpful, kind, and goes out of her way to silently help others whenever needed.  And she does so brilliantly! Congratulations, Ariel!

Middle School: Ruby Heintzelman

Ruby was nominated originally because of her attitude and actions on the snow trip. She was responsible, persevered through difficulties, and was helpful to the chaperones and her classmates. Along with one other student, she was the first OHS girl to spend a night out in a snow shelter!  She was encouraging to her classmates and needed no reminders from us to keep going. She was awesome and really deserves to be recognized for her effort on this trip. Additionally, as she has returned to school, Ruby has continued her positive trend, leading and focusing her peers in group projects, taking responsibility for her work, and showing a lot of emotional growth. Congratulations, Ruby!

Upcoming Events


Oak Hill School won the 4A/3A/2A/1A State Speech and Debate Championship!

Our two varsity policy debate teams (Julian & McKenzie and Katrina & Daisy) closed out the policy debate division, thus earning the co-state championship. This means the two teams met in the Policy Debate Finals and instead of competing against their own teammates, BOTH teams were named Champions. In addition, our novice policy team — competing not as novices, but against all policy debate entries — reached quarterfinals.  Well done, Jordan & Leila!

In Extemp, Aubra ultimately reached semi-finals, while Aiden, in Student Congress, reached the so-called Super Congress (the equivalent of finals).  Aubra and Aiden thus contributed those last, critical points we needed to take home the 4A/3A/2A/1A team championship over much larger Marshfield High with an enrollment of over 1000 students…BRAVO!

And congratulations to Sam and Clara for their strong participation in DUO…and Sam’s in Original Oratory…as freshmen (freshwomen, actually)!  And to Leila for also competing in Impromptu, Kat for competing in Humorous Interp, and Aubra for coming oh-so-close to breaking in LD.

The National Honor Society members have extended the Food for Lane County drive (the barrels in the gym, Gonyea, high school and middle school) until April 26. As a campus, we filled only ONE barrel of five during the last two weeks.  Please help fill the bins!

Plant and Bake Sale Coming Soon! Friday, May 3rd, 3-5 pm.

Drama Rehearsals:

   Monday, April 22, 3:30-5:30 Townspeople only

   Tuesday, April 23, No rehearsal

   Wednesday, April 24, 3:30-5:30 Run Act 1 Whole Cast Called including Townspeople

   Thursday, April 25, 3:30-5:30 Run Act 2 Whole Cast Called including Townspeople

   Friday, April 26, No rehearsal

Monday 4/22/19

  • 11:30-12:00 LS Specialist meeting (4th grade classroom)
  • 12:00-12:05 LS meeting in gym at the end of lunch
  • 3:30-5:30 Drama Rehearsals: Townspeople only

Monday lunch:

   Chicken enchiladas

   Cheese enchiladas (V)

   Tortilla chips with Salsa (VG)

   Spanish rice with beans (VG)(GF)

   White rice (VG)(GF)

   Grapes (VG)(GF)

Tuesday 4/23/19

  • 11:20-11:50 US Faculty meeting (Acorn)
  • 3:15-4:00 Grades 1 & 2 Mousematics Club (1st grade classroom)
  • 3:30-5:30 Varsity track practice

Tuesday lunch:

   Roasted chicken breast

   Garlic mashed potatoes (V),

   Sautéed vegetables (V)(GF)

   Caesar Salad (V)

   White rice (VG)(GF)

   Pineapple spears (VG)(GF)