Oakwood News

Oakwood Celebrates the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with Ryan Kaminski from the United Nations Association-USA

Published Monday, October 15, 2018

Oakwood will celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on Wednesday October 24th at 7 PM in the school's Meeting Room.  Guest speaker Ryan Kaminski from the United Nations Association-USA will present "Rights at Home: A Call to Action on Immigration and Asylum". This special UN Day event, co-hosted with the UNA-Mid Hudson Valley, will focus on immigration, asylum, and migrant rights.

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Art Teacher Elizabeth Phelps Meyer Presents "Each Day, Water: A Monument for Water Protectors" at Poughkeepsie's Art Centro Gallery

Published Friday, September 21, 2018

This project, Each Day, Water has been my heart's response to three interwoven crises: the water crisis of industrial pollution and waste from fossil-fuel extraction practices and pipelines; climate change due to global fossil fuel economies; and the persistent, ongoing forms of violence that indigenous people face. This project aims to celebrate indigenous resistance to these forms of violence; the indigenous sovereignty and leadership so necessary for restoring balance in this world; and to foster constructive ally-consciousness among non-native people. 

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Oakwood's Ceramics and Arts Instructor, Lizzie Meyer Shines a Light on This Indigenous-Led Environmental Movement

Published Friday, September 14, 2018

Poughkeepsie resident Elizabeth Phelps Meyer is an artist fueled by spiritual practice and transformation. Her latest project, Each Day, Water: A Monument for the Water Protectors of Standing Rock and Beyond is an immersive and interactive ceramic and sound installation that honors the indigenous-led Water Protector Movement. 

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Oakwood Receives Awesome Foundation Grant: Revitalizes City Park with Mural Reinstallation

Published Wednesday, September 5, 2018

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.

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Humanities Chair Stephen Miller Presents at the 24th World Congress of Philosophy at the University of Peking

Published Monday, July 30, 2018

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. 

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Music Director Ted Messerschmidt Presents at International Conferences

Published Monday, July 9, 2018

Oakwood's Music Director Ted Messerschmidt will be travelling abroad this summer to present at two international conferences. 

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Summer Camps on the Horizon at Oakwood

Published Tuesday, June 12, 2018

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! 

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Oakwood Junior Abbie Tulloch Receives Ronald Reagan Student Leader Award

Published Friday, June 1, 2018

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.

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