Oakwood News

Oakwood Hosts 5K Race in Support of Global Education Programs

Published Thursday, May 3, 2018

Oakwood is hosting a 5K race and 1 mile fun run/walk on Sunday May 6th on our beautiful cross-country loop course to benefit global education programs through the United Nations Adopt-a-Future Program. This is a family friendly, timed race with awards for 5K age groups. 

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Oakwood Honors Loyal Donors

Published Tuesday, May 1, 2018

On Wednesday April 25th Oakwood hosted its Annual Ten Year Honor Roll Luncheon to acknowledge loyal donors who have contributed to the school for the past ten years and beyond.  There are over 200 donors who fall into this category and have committed to loyally supporting Oakwood. Though all of them cannot make it to campus each year, we appreciate their unwavering support.

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Oakwood Celebrates Earthshare Day with Valley Wide Service Learning Projects

Published Sunday, April 29, 2018

Oakwood honored Earth Day through our annual Earthshare Day of service learning projects on Tuesday April 24th. Students and faculty volunteered at farms, parks and non-profits throughout the Hudson Valley clearing trails, planting seedlings, cooking food and readying farms for the spring. On campus students were busy with our annual tipi raising, baking for donation to local soup kitchens, cleaning up trash and beautifying the grounds.

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Alumnus Rabbi Jason Kimelman-Block 90 Presents Annual Dash Davis Gleiter Lecture on Social Justice

Published Wednesday, April 25, 2018

On Friday April 27, 2018 at 2:30 PM Oakwood will host its annual Dash Davis Gleiter Lecture on Social Justice in the school’s Meeting Room.  Now in its 14th year, this lecture series was established by classmates in memory of Dash Davis Gleiter ’51 in recognition of her work in civil rights and her lifetime of volunteer activities to promote social justice. The event is open to the public.

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

Published Sunday, April 22, 2018

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

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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