May 18, 2017
The Oakwood School Community welcomed Ron D’Albero for his annual STEM presentation. This year’s topic featured the history of flight and the science behind airplanes. The students were fascinated by the evolution of airplane technology, safety, and the future of flight.
All school’s in the State of New Jersey are undergoing testing for the amount of Lead in the drinking water. Oakwood School’s testing for lead in the drinking water took place on March 3, 2017. The results from the testing were below the limit set by the NJDEP for safe drinking water. The round of testing included all drinking outlets in the school, including hand washing faucets. If you have any questions please contact the main off and speak with Mr. Jerry Dougherty.
Oakwood students welcomed UFC fighter Mickey Gall. Mickey and his sister Jamie graciously volunteered their time to attend an informal Q & A with Oakwood students. Mickey fielded questions from students in attendance. The boys had questions about many things; among them his experiences, his work ethic, and his role models. Mickey emphasized the importance of staying focused, working hard to achieve your goals and the value of surrounding yourself with good people. Our students were appreciative and intrigued by his story.
Oakwood School is participating in their 4th Annual Movember Charity Fundraiser. Movember is a month long campaign that helps to bring awareness to three men’s health issues; prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health. During this month, men around the world participate by growing various forms of facial hair as a way to help initiate conversation around these issues.
Over the last few years Oakwood students and staff have been very successful raising both money and awareness for these issues. Last year we raised more than $600. Students may turn in their Oakwood loot and donations will be made on their behalf. Students are given the opportunity to get involved in additional Movember school activities to raise more loot and then hopefully turn this loot in for donations.
Please check out the Movember team page:
November 4th, 2016 – The Tinton Falls Police Department came out to Oakwood today to do a K-9 demonstration for the students and staff. The officers showcased the obedience of the K-9, Hunter. The impressive display pleased everyone and was a great way to spend a fantastic fall afternoon. Thanks again to our local police who are making great efforts to interact with the community in positive ways.
Students have been working hard, researching, sculpting and painting their canopic jars. Canopic jars were used in Ancient Egypt to hold the organs of the dead. These vessels were never intended to be seen by people.
Instead, they were left in the tombs of the dead to serve the Pharaoh in the afterlife. Students chose one of the 4 sons of Horus to sculpt.
It doesn’t feel like fall without a game of football! Oakwood students enjoy competing in a friendly game of 2 hand touch during their Physical Education activity period. Nothing better on a beautiful, fall day!