October – This month marks end of the first academic quarter, which presents an opportunity for families to conference with teachers during our fall Family Weekend. Equestrian demonstrations, the elementary play, a college counseling session for parents, and a dinner followed by student performances are among the activities planned on October 25-26. The full Family Weekend schedule is posted online.
Fall sports are underway with cross country, volleyball, flag football and equestrian at the high school, and soccer and volleyball in the middle school. Also this month, OVS continues welcomes college representatives from around the nation. View the schedule on the College Counseling page.
In the month ahead, our high school students will also embark on backpacking trips to Yosemite, the Domeland Wilderness, and Santa Rosa Island. OVS equestrians will camp with their horses at the end of October. And middle school students will tackle a four-day, off-trail climb of a 14,000 ft. mountain in the eastern Sierra on the annual fall High Sierra Mountaineering adventure.
There will also be pumpkins (lots of pumpkins), potato plantings in the student garden, and adventures with butterflies and bees as our first graders learn about pollinators in their outdoor classroom!