Oakwood News

'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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Oakwood Friends School participating in this year’s #NYGivesDay on Tuesday November 28, 2017.

Published Thursday, November 9, 2017

Oakwood Friends School is looking forward to participating in this year’s #NYGivesDay on Tuesday November 28, 2017. #NYGivesDay is New York's local response to #GivingTuesday, the global day of giving created in response to Black Friday and Cyber Monday to celebrate generosity and giving back.

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Solar Array generates 700,000 KWH and Counting!

Published Thursday, November 9, 2017
The Oakwood Friends School community opened Alumni Weekend 2017 with the official launch of our solar array project on Friday, May 12th at 2:30 pm. Board members, students, faculty, alumni, parents and guests from the larger community gathered to celebrate this landmark event in the greening of Oakwood’s campus. The system, online over ten months, has
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Oakwood Friends School presents 'A Doll's House

Published Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Oakwood Friends School in Poughkeepsie will stage a production of "A Doll’s House," by Henrik Ibsen. The production will be presented at 7:30 p.m., Friday-Saturday, Nov. 10-11 in the school's Aaron H. Lane Auditorium, 22 Spackenkill Road. The play is set in a Norwegian town in 1879, and the main character, Nora Helmer, is being blackmailed after she
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Chris Ishimwe - ‘18 New Clerk

Published Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Chris Ishimwe ’18 has been selected by the school community to serve as student clerk for 2017-2018. In a first for Oakwood, Chris is following in the leadership footsteps of his older brother, Parfait Bizimana, who served as student clerk in 2015-2016.

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Oakwood Freshman Willow Bennison Receives NY Times Accolades with her Indie Rock Band "Harsh Crowd"

Published Saturday, October 21, 2017
“Democracy’s as good as dead, don’t let them get inside your head!” wailed Willow Bennison, singer and guitarist for the band Harsh Crowd. Behind her, the three other members of the group thrashed away animatedly onstage at South Street Seaport. It was a beautiful autumn Saturday afternoon, and several dozen onlookers had stopped to
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Oakwood Friends School youth group project to benefit Mural Park

Published Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Teens from the Hudson Valley and New York City have been working together on a project that will be unveiled this weekend at Mural Park. Oakwood Friends School in Poughkeepsie is again hosting the Summer Youth Advocacy Program (SYAP), according to a written release from the school. SYAP is a free summer program for low-income, minority youth between the
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