Hampton Inn – Call 845-463-7500
2361 South Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Two Queens or One King - $179/night
Rate reserved until April 12, 2017

Best Western Plus The Inn & Suites At the Falls – Call 845-462-5770
50 Red Oaks Mill Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Two Queens or One King - $161.99/night
Rate reserved until April 6, 2017

Courtyard Marriott – Call 845-485-6336 / or 1-800-647-7576
2641 South Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
One King - $159/night
Two Doubles - $189/night
Rate reserved until April 14, 2017

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Oakwood Launches 2016-17 Annual Fund

Dear Friends,
Another school year is underway at Oakwood, and I hope you’ll join me in wishing the students, faculty, and staff a happy journey through the first months. If you’re like me, you may have your own good memories of Oakwood in the fall: the maple leaves changing colors along the main drive, soccer games and races on crisp afternoons, the fall drama production. Whether you’re a former student, a parent or family member, former faculty or staff, or any other friend of Oakwood, if you told me that there wasn’t anything about autumn at Oakwood that really sticks in your mind, I’m not really sure I’d believe you.

Read more: Oakwood Launches 2016-17 Annual Fund

Najah Muhammad ’10
Co-President of the Alumni Association

Two years ago, while a student at Emerson College in Boston, Najah Muhammad, class of 2010, returned to campus for Alumni Weekend and agreed to become a member of the Alumni Council, a small working group that represents the full alumni body of Oakwood Friends School. Now we are thrilled to announce that Najah has agreed to serve as co-president of the Alumni Council along with Bill Homans ’51. In that role, Najah will join Bill as an ex-officio member of the Board of Managers. Najah is also serving on the new Young Alumni Committee, clerked by Sasha Skulsky ’04.

Read more: Najah Muhammad

Academic Support Center and Visual Arts Benefit from Powell Fund

The Powell Fund was established in 2010 with an inspirational gift from Dick Powell, class of 1968. A leadership donor to the Annual Fund over many years, Dick made the decision to endow a fund that would strengthen Oakwood’s financial position for the future while providing income to today’s needs. This year, a distribution was taken from the Powell Fund to enhance two programs with new technology. Read more: Powell Fund Supports New Technology

The Oakwood Experience
By Eric W. Springer '46

I know from personal experience that there is a unique and clarifying transformation which happens to virtually everyone who attends Oakwood Friends School. I believe that the same is true for faculty members and staff.

It started for me on a spring afternoon in 1943, when my mother and I met with Headmaster William J. Reagan at his office the Friends’ Headquarters in the Greenwich Village neighborhood in New York City.

To me he seemed a character straight out of Dickens. A heavy-set man, he was dressed in a grey vested suit, and of course, a braided gold watch chain hung from small pockets on either side of his vest.

We chatted for a bit about my experiences in the New York City schools I had attended. He engaged me in general conversation, and then he looked directly at me and asked:

Who is your favorite author?

I remember responding directly: I like Edgar Allen Poe, best. His short stories and poems are really good. I especially like The Raven.

Read more: The Oakwood Experience

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