Friday, October 25, 2013

Yesterday OHE had the privilege to hear from Nicholas Rodriguez.  Currently, he is performing in Les Miserables at the Zach Scott theater along with a current OHE student, Will S.  I have always enjoyed seeing previous students and learning what they are doing now.  To know that someone from little ole’ OHE has performed on 6 continents, is just impressive- especially since he left OHE in 86!  His first grade teacher, his Assistant Principal, and art teacher (Ms. Cantu) were all here to show their support.  He was great with the students and really encouraged them to ask questions. He explained to students how he went from OHE to Broadway.  He indicated that it began here at OHE in 4th grade which was his first stage performance but that it was all his experiences that helped him know what he wanted to do.  

Nicholas with his first grade teacher.

 Nicholas with me.
 And Mrs. Faulkner
 And with his co-star, Will S.
 And with Ms. Grotrian's Class.

That is one of the things that makes this campus unique – all the experiences provided for our students.  Just read through the previous blogs and the rest of this one just so see all the different experiences OHE students receive. 

Second graders ventured to Inner Space Caverns this week.  Not sure what they were more excited about, the cave or rocks they purchased.

 The Oak Hill Rotary distributed school supplies during morning assembly. The student council was there to receive all the supplies. 

 Next week begins our annual, “Trick or Treat for UNICEF” drive.  Be on the lookout for UNICEF boxes coming home.

The school has been busy implementing many of the schoolyard habitat grants we received.  This week 5th graders with lots of volunteer and KAB support built 10 plant containers.  There will be two containers for each grade level.  Grades are determining now what type of plants to plant.  Tomorrow to support “Make a Difference Day”, students, teachers and volunteers will be on campus continuing our habitat efforts. Come on out.  We would love all the help we can get. 
Did you know that OHE students have the opportunity to run the track several times a week?  Depending on their age, they can run before school from 7:15-7:30 and after school on Fridays.  There were over a hundred students/teachers/parents running the track last week. 

Check out the Eagle Eye this week for its “Did you know” question.