Art as Activism

Art students at Oakwood School have been painting pumpkins to raise money for JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation).  For the unit, “Art as Activism”, students have been using their skills to promote awareness and help generate funds for a cause. The pumpkins will be sold at the “Pumpkin Express” on Sunday,  October 15th at the Laurelton Fire House, Rt 88, Brick NJ.  For more information check out the event page website.   http://www.pumpkinexpress.org

 

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Welcome Back!!

The staff of the Oakwood School eagerly welcomed students back on the first day of school.

The vibe around the building was one of excitement and joy as students caught up with their teachers and friends.

There were smiles all around. The Oakwood Community is excited to get the 2017-2018 school year underway.

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Welcome Aboard Oakwood Flight #2017

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.

 

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Lead Testing Results for Oakwood School

All schools in New Jersey are undergoing testing for the amount of lead in the drinking water.  The drinking water at Oakwood School, tested on March 3, 2017, revealed that all of our drinking water outlets are safe.  The results of the test showed that our drinking water lead levels are well below the limit set by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.  The testing included all drinking outlets in the school, including hand-washing faucets.  If you have any questions, please contact the main office and speak with Mr. Jerry Dougherty.

lead testing

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Q & A with Mickey Gall

 

 

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.

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Fly Friday – Dressed to Impress

 

December 16th, 2016 – On Friday the students at Oakwood came dressed to impress. The first Fly Friday Social Gathering took place with great success. The students were to wear dress attire in order to attend a special event that included a variety of fine cheese and cards games. The student response was tremendous. Let me say that once more, the student response was tremendous! Looking like the distinguished gentlemen that they can be, great times were had by all. A special thanks to all the Oakwood Staff and Administration for helping make this possible, as it is truly what makes Oakwood, Oakwood.

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Movember at Moakwood

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:

https://us.movember.com/

https://moteam.co/team-moakwood

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K-9 Unit Visits Oakwood School

 

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.

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Art Students Visit Ancient Egypt

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.

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Special Effects Artist Visits Oakwood School

In Media Arts, students have been learning about Special Effects Artists like Stan Winston and Ray Harryhausen and their techniques for bringing characters to life on screen.  A local Special Effects Artist visited Oakwood school, bringing his various tools, materials, and skills to the Media Arts classes. He demonstrated step-by-step how to create fake wounds and bruising. It was an exciting day to be an arts student at Oakwood!

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