Monthly Archives: October 2019

Oak Hall Implements A.L.I.C.E. Training

Students, faculty training scheduled for 2020 By Aiden Wacksman To prepare for what is known as an “active shooter” situation on the Oak Hall campus, the administrative body has implemented Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate (A.L.I.C.E.) training for students, faculty, and staff. While faculty and staff have participated in A.L.I.C.E. training for almost two years, students have not been

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New MS Club Brings the Fun

During FLEX period on Thursdays, 10:03 a.m. until 11:33 a.m., Oak Hall’s Middle School students first meet in their advisory groups, then head off to participate in a club. Unlike the Upper School, Middle School students are required to join one of the numerous clubs that are offered. Game Board Club is one club students get to choose for FLEX.

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Seniors Shine At Last Home Football Game

By Emily Youngblood Friday, Oct. 25 was an exciting night for the Oak Hall football players and cheerleaders, as it was Senior Night. The senior football players include Stephen Kaleel, Mason McElroy, Collin Ponton, and Zhai Smith. The seniors on the cheerleading squad include Mason Johnson, Elizabeth Olcese, and Veronika Schmalfuss.  The goal of Senior Night, “is to honor and

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A to Z With Evie

By Shailey Klein Oak Hall Senior Diver Evie Kelly placed second in the district at last weeks postseason meet, with a score of 400.45. Yesterday, the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) released the selection sheets for the regional meets, listing Kelly as the fifth seed in Class 1A Region 1. Here is A to Z with our girl Evie!

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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Ugur Baslanti

By Jasmine Chen Oak Hall’s Upper School welcomed another new face this year. Dr. Ugur Baslanti has joined the Upper School mathematics department and is teaching Algebra I, Geometry, and Geometry Honors. Having worked at public schools and charter schools, Baslanti finds teaching at Oak Hall quite different from his past experiences. “I like the school culture, students are respectful…administration

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New Mission Statement Process Meticulous, But Necessary

By Josh Fernandes Webster’s Dictionary defines a mission statement as, “Something that states the purpose or goal of a business or organization”. In the summer of 2019, Oak Hall School’s administration took on the challenging undertaking of changing its mission statement. Assistant Head of School David Jackson explained that changing a mission statement is “a big thing for any institution

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NHS Students Give Back to OHS Community By Tutoring

By Aiden Wacksman At the beginning of September, members of Oak Hall’s National Honor Society (NHS) began tutoring Lower and Middle School students during after-school hours. This program was designed to bring Oak Hall students together, as Lower and Middle School students can build relationships with their Upper School counterparts.   “The idea was brought up back in March,” said Assistant Director

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