The happenings on campus at Oak Hill Academy in April were as diverse as our student population! As signs of Spring appeared, we got outside to bike, and to play soccer and tennis. Indoor pursuits included swimming and yoga.
In the classroom, we constructed robots and machines, and “deconstructed” bullfrogs, pigs and worms (oh, my!). Outside the classroom, we continued academic exploration with field trips for art (VCU); religion (churches of the frescoes); social issues (ASU); science (Linville Caverns); and drama (historic Barter Theatre). We took the ACT, prepped for the next SAT, and highlighted our Core Values projects. April is also the month that OHA is responsible for loading bags with food each week for the local Backpack Ministry.
We planned, practiced, and prepared for Parents’ Days, and all that goes with it–National Honor Society induction, Career Fair, College App presentation, Silent Auction, sports recognitions, the Student/Parent Banquet, and shows for artists, musicians, dancers, equestrians and thespians. As the month drew to a close, we ordered tuxes and flowers, painted our nails, and transformed the Dining Hall for the Spring Formal Dinner and Dance.
Thanks to the many students, staff and parents that made April 2017 one to remember!
And thanks to Mr. Rodgers, Ms. Bronson, Mr. Pease, Rev. Turnmire, Ms. Sargent and the yearbook staff for the great photos this month.