Our Upper and Middle School Science Olympiad students competed in the Virginia Science OlympiadState Tournament on March 20 along with 25 other schools from around the state. The only all-girls school in the tournament, the Oakcrest Upper School team had the sixth highest score in Water Quality and the seventh highest score in Vehicle Design. We are also very proud of our Middle School team, who earned a spot at the state tournament for the first time this year.
School Bus Service Survey
Your participation in this transportation surveyis very important and will help us finalize our bus routes, staffing, and vehicle needs for the 2021-2022 school year to ensure we meet the needs of as many families as possible. The deadline to take the survey is TODAY.
Fr. Marty's most recent meditation helps us enter into the sacred mysteries of Holy Week.
Summer Programs Spotlight: Musical Theatre Camp
In this two-week intensive Theatre Arts camp, students will work on various aspects of performing arts, including acting, singing, set design, and costumes. At the end of the week there will be a performance with limited in-person seating available.
The Gala Committee wants to feature YOU! Send a 5 to 10 second video about "why you love Oakcrest" and it will be featured during the virtual reception which begins at 6:30 pm on April 17. Please submit your video to Marty Lerner by April 9.
Skip out on the bidding war for the most popular items! Enter for a chance to win ONE Best of Live item being offered in the Live Auction. The winner will be announced prior to the start of the live auction on Saturday, April 17. (Purchaser does NOT need to be “present” to win.) Tickets may be purchased online at oakcrest.org/2021-virtual-gala-and-auction. Best of Live tickets must be purchased by Friday, April 16 by 9 am.
The Neverfull GM tote unites timeless design with heritage details. Crafted from elegant Damier Ebene canvas with natural cowhide trim, it is ultra-roomy but never bulky, with side laces that cinch for a sleek allure or loosen for a more casual look. Slim, comfortable handles slip easily over the shoulder or arm. Lined in colorful textile, it features a removable pouch which can serve as a clutch or an extra pocket. Valued at $1,620.
Join us for some fun tailgating before the Varsity Lacrosse Game! More details to follow.
Congratulations, Mrs. Kenna!
English teacher Mrs. Lisa Kenna has been accepted to the National Endowment for the Humanities 2021 Summer Institute on Melville’s “Moby-Dick and the World of Whaling in the Digital Age.” The institute will illuminate the art and contexts of Herman Melville’s famous 19th-century American novel Moby-Dick, and help teachers from across the country interpret the book for 21st-century students.
Discovering Ancient Pompeii
Ms. Drummond's Latin I class studied the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD. Students used foam to make their own plaster casts. They then wrote stories in Latin about their person or animal's last day. Finally, students practiced their calligraphy skills by transcribing their stories in the style of lettering used by ancient Pompeiians.
The whole school is invited to participate in the seventh annual cake contest on Friday, April 16! Sign up in the lobby to enter your cake to the contest! There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. The theme for this year is fruit! Get creative about how to incorporate this theme in your cake. Cake slices will be sold in Walsh Hall during lunch for $2 a slice or $3 for 2 slices. Don’t forget to sign up!