School News

  • A Thank You from Hadero School in Ethiopia!

    Posted April 18, 2014

    As we reported earlier this fall, Torin O. spearheaded a Lower Elementary community service project called Crayons for Ethiopia. Recently, Liz McGovern and WEEMA International delivered the crayons collected by Oak Meadow LE students to the students at Hadero School in Ethopia. The majority of the students had never even seen a crayon! They were so thankful for the donation, and enjoyed the crayons right away. We hope you'll check out this great video of the children enjoying their new crayons! Thank you to Torin and to the entire Lower Elementary!

  • Regional Science Fair

    Posted April 15, 2014

    Five Oak Meadow students participated in the Regional Science, Technology and Engineering Fair in Lowell this past weekend, each earning awards for their prowess in the field of science:

    Amelia Kovacs - 1st place
    Lucy Anderson - 2nd place
    Natalie Hoover - 3rd place
    Kiran Tremblay - 3rd place
    Christopher Hennessey - Honorary participant

  • Students Return from MMUN in New York City

    Posted April 8, 2014

    Many congratulations to Oak Meadow's 2014 Montessori Model United Nations (MMUN) team that spent last weekend representing Oak Meadow as UN delegates in New York City.

    Being a member of the MMUN team is an extensive academic commitment. Assigned to represent the country of South Sudan, 6 Middle School students began preparing for the MMUN Conference in January. Under the guidance of Middle School teacher Barbara Orlowitz, the students met every Thursday and Saturday to research and work collaboratively on resolutions for global issues. The team even had an opportunity to interview an international resource via Skype, Makarand Sahasrabuddhe, who works with Oxfam and spent time in South Sudan. Each member of the team ultimately wrote a position paper focused on a specific topic to be presented in New York City.

  • MS Students Delight with James and the Giant Peach

    Posted March 20, 2014

    This week, Middle School students delighted us with a performance of James and the Giant Peach. Giving students an opportunity to experience the arts at this level is indeed an enriching experience, and our community reaped the benefits with this wonderful production of one of Roald Dahl's most popular books. Many thanks to the student performers who dedicated much time and talent in bringing this production to the stage, and sincere thanks to drama teacher Wendy Stuart and the many parents who supported and contributed. If you were unable to attend last night's performance, please join us this evening at 7 p.m. in The Rizzi Center for this all-ages show. It will not disappoint!

  • Science Fair Invite

    Posted February 26, 2014

    One of Oak Meadow's biggest events is just around the corner, and you're invited! Over the past few months, third through eighth grade students have been working hard to prepare for the OMS Science Fair. Proven to be one of the biggest academic events of the year, Oak Meadow's Science Fair is a showcase of student experiments and a culmination of the knowledge each student has gained. Students thoughtfully consider a project of interest, and embark on a journey to test their theories using the scientific method. This event is not to be missed! All are welcome and invited to check out this year's experiments next Thursday, March 6, from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in The Rizzi Center. See you there!

  • Mrs. Hickey Presents at MSM Conference

    Posted January 15, 2014

    Oak Meadow Children’s House teacher Beth Hickey recently presented at the Montessori Schools of Massachusetts conference held at Dean College in Franklin, Mass. this past Saturday. Mrs. Hickey’s presentation entitled “Yoga and Meditation: For your Self, For your Class” focused on the benefits of yoga and meditation, including the ability to respond more thoughtfully to emotionally proactive situations both in and outside of the classroom.

  • OMS Alumna Tapped for World Honor Choir

    Posted December 18, 2013

    Oak Meadow alumna Samantha Broderick OMS ’08, currently a sophomore at New York University studying music education with a vocal concentration, has recently been selected as a soprano singer for the World of Color Honor Choir.

  • Kyle C. Earns Top Honors in Piano

    Posted December 11, 2013

    On Sunday, November 17, Oak Meadow sixth grader Kyle C. won an Honorable Mention for his piano talent at the highly selective Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) competition at Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass. Kyle was the youngest winner in the Junior Division comprised of performers aged 11 to 14.

  • Pilipino Caroling to Benefit Typhoon Victims

    Posted December 6, 2013

    Please join us this Sunday, December 8, at 5 p.m. in The Rizzi Center for a benefit concert and sing-along hosted by the Iskwelahang Pilipino Choir, and featuring Hollie, Bo, and Derek Lane-Smith. The program will include carols performed by the choir, a Rondalla instrumental interlude, and songs performed by IP students (including Bo and Hollie), as well as a sing-along. We hope you can join us for this family friendly event to benefit those impacted by the recent typhoon in the Philippines. We hope to see you there!

  • A Middle School student uses her phone to take a magnified photo of water droplets.

    STEM at Oak Meadow

    Posted December 6, 2013

    This morning, Middle School Math Teacher Barbara Orlowitz and Middle School Science Teacher Kirsten Wright presented on STEM at Oak Meadow. Click here for a link to their PowerPoint presentation, and read on for more information about the STEM initiative at Oak Meadow.

    Over the past several years, the acronym STEM has begun to infiltrate all things education reform. STEM, which stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, is actually an initiative that began centuries ago, and some might argue it began with Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, an esteemed Swiss educator who believed that science education, in particular, should be based around hands-on, experiential learning and experimentation. Sound familiar? It should.

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