SUMMER ENTRANCE & OFFICE
There will be a significant renovation occurring at Oak Park this summer.The front entrance will be unavailable starting on May 26 and remain unavailable throughout the summer. Summer school students and parents visiting or attending Oak Park, need to use Oak Park drive on the East side of the campus and enter the building through the South canopy entrance.
*The main administration office will be in the Library this summer.
Summer School main number will be 413-5301.
PRESIDENTIAL SERVICE AWARD
Each year we honor students with the Presidential Service, this award is reserved for students earning 100 community service hours in a single year. Please click here to view our Presidential Service Award Recipients.
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A new event titled "Graduation - Class of 2015" has just been added to Oak Park High School Graduation's Cube. Don't miss out on this upcoming event!
FIRST EVER ALL-STATE TEAM IN JOURNALISM
Madison "Maddie” Russell, an Oak Park High School junior, has worked on The Northmen’s Log newsmagazine for two years. She is a co-editor, designer, writer and photographer; and the next editor-in-chief. She is also in Quill and Scroll, Oak Street select show choir, NHS and a capella choir. "I started journalism because there are many untold stories out there that deserve to be told and seen by people.” Her adviser is Christina Geabhart. To read more see here.
Oak Park vocal music department had a great day at state vocal contest on May 1st, 2015.
Superior 1 ratings
Solo's: Emily Cunningham, Sarah Horseman, Noah Studebaker and Julia Wopata
Cunningham Mixed 8: Emily Cunningham, Samantha sander, Crysta Collingsworth, Julia Wopata, Lucas Smith, Jack Kellogg, Seth Argyle, Chris Durrant
Smith Mens 8: Jonathon Chronister, Cliff Wilkerson, Lucas Smith, Jackson Kellogg, Chaun Tanguay, Noah Studebaker, Seth Argyle, Chris Durrant
Nelson women's 6: Mackenzie Nelson, Erin Hill, Hannah Rupard, maddie Russell, kyndal Smith, Miranda Mansell
Wopata women's 8: Emily Cunningham, Kara Parman, Samantha Sander, Rachel Pfleiderer, Crysta Collingsworth, Julia Wopata, Paige Bliss, Brianna Ritter
Excellent 2 ratings:
Solo's: Paige Bliss, Erin Hill and James Swofford, solo's
Hill mixed 8: Erin Hill, Bailey white, Natalie Egbert, Kyndal Smith, Dustin Lawe, Jeremy Webb, Brady VanVleck, James Swofford.
ART STUDENTS CONTRIBUTE TO SCHOLARSHIP FUND Over the past month, Oak Park Art students hung a professional exhibition of art at Morning Day Café in Liberty, culminating with a closing reception last week at which two collaborative artworks were auctioned off. Morning Day Café sponsors ongoing exhibitions of art in their space on the Historic Liberty Square, and asks that exhibitions choose a charitable benefactor. Oak Park students selected as their benefactor the Janet Stevens Art Education Scholarship.
We are very proud to share that this exhibition raised $1,483.24 that will be contributed to the scholarship fund. This community outreach event would not have been possible without the efforts of Allison Myers and Christine Cover, the art teachers who organized, curated, and facilitated the exhibition.
The Missouri Fine Arts Academy (MFAA) is a three-week summer residential program for highly motivated student artists in visual arts, theatre, dance, creative writing, and music. The Academy offers an intensive schedule of classes in interdisciplinary and discipline-specific arts, and a wide range of co-curricular activities.
Congratulations to the following students who were awarded scholarships to attend the Missouri Fine Art Academy this summer at Missouri State University:
Art: Rylie Barling and Mackenzie Lukenbill / Instrumental: Desireé Byas / Theater: Zane Weaver / Vocal: Erin Hill
For more information about the program visit http://www.missouristate.edu/mfaa/
SPEECH & DEBATE
On Tuesday, April 7th the Oak Park Speech and Debate Team competed at the National Speech and Debate Association¹s District Student Congress Tournament. Over 140 students from the Heart of America District
competed on the campus of William Jewell Congress. Oak Park placed 4th overall.
Brandon Beshears was a finalist. Lauren Mills placed 4th in the Senate. She is the second alternate to the national tournament. Brad Taylor qualified for the NSDA National Tournament in June. This is Taylor¹s second national tournament qualification in Student Congress. He and Alexandra Meyer, who previously qualified in Dramatic Interp, will compete at Nationals in June.
Additionally, Alex Meyer was a Heart of America District Student of the Year Finalist.
MO SCHOLARS ACADEMY
Four Oak Park students have been selected to attend the MO Scholars Academy this summer in Columbia.
Max Gruschka, OPHS
Yujay Masha, OPHS
Anna Merkel, OPHS
Orlando Quintana, OPHS
To learn more about the Memorial Golf Classic please read below and click here! To sign up you will find the entry form attached here.
Several years ago one of Oak Park's classmates lost a battle with cancer and several of his friends were driven to create an event to pay honor to their dear friend Greg Smith. They created The Memorial Golf Tournament. The Memorial was designed to pay tribute to a special person or group at OP and raise funds to have available for any group to use to purchase equipment that they needed. It was basically another revenue stream to help the school meet their needs.
The tournament went along for about ten years. However, due to conflicts and other issues the event sort of faded away. Prior to that it generated quite a bit of money for several different groups. Now we are celebrating our 50th anniversary and are interested in reigniting the flame for The Memorial.
Everyone that participates can choose where their proceeds are directed. If any club or organization finds players or sponsors, they can request that their donations be directed to that OP team or club. Please feel free to sign up and play!