Oakwood News

Oakwood Students Lobby Legislators in Albany for Suicide Prevention Programming in Schools

Published Sunday, April 22, 2018

Oakwood Students Lobby Legislators in Albany for Suicide Prevention Programming in Schools 

On Tuesday April 17th, Oakwood students traveled to Albany to take part in the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's (AFSP) Advocacy Day. The purpose of the day is to raise awareness about suicide prevention efforts in NY State and to lobby legislators to support specific bills passing before the State Senate and Assembly.

 

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Alumnus Jack Jin '16 Visits from Boston University to Present on Engineering

Published Thursday, April 19, 2018

Alumnus Jack Jin '16 Visits from Boston University to Present on Engineering 

Hanchong (Jack) Jin, class of 2016 returned to Oakwood to present to the Middle School and 9th grade about pursuing a degree in engineering. Jack is a sophomore at Boston University majoring in Computer Engineering with a minor in Computer Science. He also has a concentration in Technology Innovation.  

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Good Work Institute Fellowship Connects Oakwood Community

Published Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Good Work Institute Fellowship Connects Oakwood Community: Julie Okoniewski, Oakwood Friends School’s Associate Director of Development and Alumni Affairs, and alumna Julia Wilson ’92, a chiropractor from Kingston, NY, recently graduated from The Good Work Institute’s (GWI) six-month fellowship program. GWI's mission is to educate and connect a network of local community members and actively support their collaborative efforts to impact regenerative change in their towns. 

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Spring Break Adventures in Oaxaca, Mexico

Published Friday, March 23, 2018
During our recent spring break, five students had the unique opportunity to travel to Oaxaca, Mexico with Oakwood’s Spanish language teachers, Clara Crosby and Stew Diaz. The group spent March 3rd -12th exploring Mexico with Sol Abroad through homestays with families, engaging in daily Spanish classes at the University in Oaxaca, taking excursions
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Oakwood Friends School Presents "She Kills Monsters"

Published Friday, February 23, 2018
Join us February 23rd and 24th at 7:30 PM in Lane Auditorium for Oakwood's winter production of "She Kills Monsters" by Qui Nguyen. The play takes place in 1995 and follows the story of average Agnes Evans, a 24-year-old high school English teacher, who becomes a lot less average when her parents and younger sister, Tilly, die in a tragic car accident.
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Take action here, in the birthplace of universal human rights

Published Thursday, December 7, 2017
Three years ago, when I was 14 years old, I read the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), a foundational text of the United Nations and the most widely adopted legal human rights document worldwide, for the first time. In a world fraught with inequality, the declaration’s statement that, regardless of sex, gender, race, religion, age, or any
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'Sioux Chef' Sean Sherman visits Oakwood Friends School

Published Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Sean Sherman with Beth Dooley are the authors of "Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen." They visited Oakwood Friends School in Poughkeepsie Monday, Oct. 23, during the school’s community meeting.

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Award-winning fight director shares moves with students

Published Wednesday, November 15, 2017

An English fight director and choreographer recently shared his technique for stage combat techniques with students at Oakwood Friends School. B.H. Barry, who has worked as a stage fight choreographer for the Metropolitan Opera, London's Royal Shakespeare Company, Covent Garden and the BBC, as well as for films and regional theaters, visited the Poughkeepsie campus Sept. 22.

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