The final day of Spirit Week featured hair of many colors, shapes, and sizes! The theme was selected by the high school, many students from which got very creative 😂
The percent participation for the day:
Kindergarten – 100%
1st and 2nd – 100%
3rd and 4th – 80%
5th through 8th – 80%
High School – 57.9%
The overall standings after the final day:
Kindergarten – 100% *AMAZING*
1st and 2nd – 88.1%
3rd and 4th – 81.45%
5th through 8th – 81.52%
High School – 75.2%
So Kindergarten takes home the gold with 1st and 2nd grade ahead of the rest of the pack with 88.1% participation. After being neck and neck the whole week, 5th through 8th barely beat out 3rd and 4th for the third place spot (I had to round to the nearest hundredth instead of tenth or they would have tied!) The high school hung in there for most of the week but had a tough day on Friday that really brought their average down.
Thanks for keeping up with the spirit week shenanigans! Enjoy the photos from wacky hair day.
For those unfamiliar with this annual OCS tradition, in the month of March our K-8 students each write a book. The books vary in their contents from fiction to nonfiction, from poetry to short stories, from biographies to mysteries. The students write and edit their prose as well as including illustrations. Author’s Tea is the event where their hard work is showcased!
This year’s Author’s Tea looked quite a bit different than in years past. Each cohort got their own table and pop-up tent where the collection of books written by that cohort’s students could be accessed (the high school students represented the snack table, much to their delight).
Mr. Rivera added ambiance with guitar music and the OCS parents provided a wide array of snacks (one of students’ favorite parts of Authors’ Tea) including lots of vegan and gluten free snacks.
Check out the gallery of photos from the event below!
OCS is thrilled to be able to announce a new addition to our staff for the 2021-2022 school year. Kallie McCutcheon is heading to Orcas with her husband, Ryan, and their two kids, Rigel and Piper. The family is moving from Sitka, Alaska where she has worked at Sitka Adventist School for 8 years and is currently the principal and sole teacher (grades 1-8). At OCS, she will be teaching 4th and 5th grade, with Mrs. Pottle taking our large 3rd grade group.
Here are some fun facts about our new addition:
She and her husband honeymooned at Rosario Resort
For 5 summers, she worked in commercial fishing for sockeye salmon in Egegik, Alaska
In Sitka, she is part of a Russian dancing team where they dance troikas and wear lots of fun costumes
Her family loves hiking and kayaking
Habukkuk 2:3 is her favorite Bible verse: “Though it tarries, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.”
Almond aux croissants are her favorite pastry (and her husband says her homemade ones rival those in a Paris patisserie)
Tan is her least favorite crayon color
She loves gardening and teaching children to garden (so she’ll feel right at home getting her hands dirty in the Enchanted Food Forest)
Kallie and her family will be visiting the island next week in preparation for their move this Summer.
This year we had each of our 5 cohorts (a cohort is a sub-group of the school, kept separate from the others due to Covid-19 precautions) select a theme for the 5 days of Spirit Week!
When the second week after Spring Break rolls around, the cohorts will be in a competition to see which group has the highest percentage participation (highest number of participants would give an edge to the larger cohorts). The winning group will get to help craft their own reward event!
Check out the graphic below to see the themes each cohort chose! And expect lots of pictures in April.
Tuesday, March 2, the 9th and 10th grade students made presentations on the historical icon of their choice. We were able to Zoom the performances so family, friends, and fellow students could watch the culmination of weeks of preparation.
Thank you to the Orcas Center for their assistance and support with costumes! You made this project even more magical.
See if you can identify which student is which of the following icons! Click the image to see if you are correct and to learn a little bit about these historical figures.