In keeping with the school’s Quaker mission of service and social justice, Oakwood Friends School once again hosted its annual summer youth advocacy program, Voices of Tomorrow Empowered (VOTE), for area and NYC teens. VOTE is a free summer program for economically disadvantaged, minority youth between the ages of 13 and 18 from the Hudson Valley and New York City.
Humanities Chair Stephen Miller Presents at the 24th World Congress of Philosophy at the University of Peking
Stephen Miller, Oakwood's Humanities Chair and teacher of philosophy, presented at The 24th World Congress of Philosophy celebrated at the University of Peking, China from August 13th to the 20th.
Oakwood's Music Director Ted Messerschmidt will be travelling abroad this summer to present at two international conferences.
As in previous summers, Oakwood will host a variety of summer programs on our beautiful campus! Check out the info below to learn more and enroll!
Oakwood junior Denique (Abbie) Tulloch has been awarded the Ronald Reagan Student Leader Award in recognition of her outstanding student leadership. Each year the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute works with schools from across the country to recognize and celebrate student leaders who exemplify leadership, integrity, civic commitment and determination.
Alumna Clara Wilkinson '11 will present at Community Meeting on Friday May 25th about her work as a Peace Corps volunteer in Zambia. Clara has been serving with the LIFE project (Linking Income, Food, and Environment) since 2016. She has been working with communities in rural Zambia to implement conservation agriculture techniques, as well as to teach improved household nutrition and to work with people to set up income generating projects.
On Sunday May 20th Oakwood will host an Intergenerational Conference on Gender Equality from 9 am to noon. This event, which has been coordinated by the school's Human Rights Interns, is cosponsored by: The FDR Library, Eleanor Rossevelt Center at Valkill, Dutchess County Comission on Human Rights, the United Nations Association of the Mid-Hudson Valley, as well as Oakwood's Gay Straight Alliance and Poughkeepsie Day School's Gender Studies Club.
On Friday May 18th ceramicist Jonathan Kaplan, class of 1968, will present the annual Arts Lecture, "So I asked Myself………How Did I Get Here?" on the occasion of his 50th reunion. This event is the 5th Annual Arts Presentation launched and supported by Jonathan Talbot ’57 who initiated the program with his presentation, “Collage: Medium & Metaphor." The following year, Molly Lynn Watt ’56 presented “On the Wings of Song – a Journey into the Civil Rights Era”, followed in 2016 by Lakota performer, storyteller and activist Tiokasin Ghosthorse who visited campus for a 3 day celebration of Lakota Culture. Last year's presentation was by Professor John Willis of Marlboro College, a documentary photographer.