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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, … Continue reading

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Touchdown!

  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!

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Welcome Back!

On September 1st Oakwood School opened its doors for the 2016-2017 school year.  Our dedicated staff welcomed students as they entered their classrooms.  It was nice to see the familiar faces of our returning students looking refreshed, all having grown … Continue reading

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Introducing… Media Arts!

  The Media Arts Class is learning about the history of anime. Students have been drawing their own anime characters and improving their shading skills. Students are looking forward to watching the award winning full-length anime film, “Spirited Away”.   … Continue reading

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Third Annual Oakwood School Art Show is an Epic Event!

The art show was a huge success thanks to all those who attended: staff, parents, administration, community, and especially our  hardworking students.  There were so many positive comments from visitors who enjoyed the show during the week, that the Middletown … Continue reading

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Academy Awards Celebration Oakwood Style

The Media Arts and Film Appreciation classes teamed up to celebrate the yearly pomp and circumstance of the the Academy Awards. The event was held as the culmination of each classes units on The Academy Awards and its relationship with … Continue reading

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Oakwood Students are YMCA Teen Achievers

The Community YMCA Teen Achievers program is open to middle and high school students ages 12-17. Groups meet locally at school and/or community centers.  The program provides students with mentoring, guidance on preparing for college and support for a successful school-to-work transition. … Continue reading

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Oakwood Student Gives Back!

Pictured left is Dr. Robert White, former Executive Director of Oakwood School, and Jeff Bollermann (class of ’81) donating $5000 to his alma mater. This donation is through the auspices of the New Jersey Natural Gas company. Jeff was Dr. White’s … Continue reading

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Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Forensic Sketch Artist Visits Oakwood School

  On January 7th the Forensic Science class had a guest speaker from the Ocean County Sheriff’s Office. Forensic Sketch Artist Daimon Santa Maria came to discuss where science and art meet in the pursuit of justice. Mr. Santa Maria … Continue reading

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Students Put Their Own Spin on the News

Oakwood’s Current World Issues Class is busy recording their very own Oakwood Now news program. Students completed the research, wrote the script, helped with lighting, filming and anchored the program. Stay tuned for more developments on that story!

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