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End of the Year Procedures

With the end of the school year rapidly approaching, it is time for families to start thinking about picking up any item’s students left in their desks and lockers prior to Oak Hall’s campus closing due to COVID-19. Have no fear, The Talon is here…to tell you how to accomplish the aforementioned feat! Please see the information below regarding locker clean-out, technology

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OHS Closed Until After Spring Break

UPDATE: It has been announced that OHS will be closed until at least May 4. For the first time in the history of Oak Hall School, a virus is forcing it to close its doors, but only temporarily. This afternoon, Head of School Dr. James Hutchins sent an e-mail to parents, informing them that school will be closed beginning Monday,

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OHS Summer Camp Early Registration Available

By Antony Stark For more than 25 years, Oak Hall School has offered its students, and the greater Gainesville community, an opportunity to have some fun in the sun and create memorable experiences with its annual summer camp. Oak Hall Summer Camp (OHSC) full-day camps are offered for students beginning in pre-kindergarten through Middle School age, with many elective and

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Chinese Students Excel in Competition

By Amanda Malnik From Jan. 31 to Feb. 1, Oak Hall Middle and Upper School students enrolled in Chinese I through AP Chinese attended the annual Florida Statewide Chinese Competition at the Lake Yale Conference Center in Leesburg, Fla. Senior Harrigan Rambo, juniors Henry Palmer, Caitlyn McMahon, Victor Chiu, sophomores Asher Dobrin, Sofia Guico, Caya Wilcox, freshman Spencer Fuhr, and

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OHS Junior Classical League Wins Big at Regionals

By Madison Gaston Every year in late January and early February, the Florida Junior Classical League (FJCL) holds a Regional Latin Forum in each region in Florida. On Feb. 1, Oak Hall School hosted its region’s Latin forum, which qualifies students for the State Latin Forum. Cornerstone and St. Francis Latin students participated in the local event. Latin students from

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OHS Art Teachers Keynote Speakers at UF

By Amanda Malnik On Feb. 14, Oak Hall Middle and Upper School teachers, Robert Ponzio and Terrence Ho are the keynote speakers at the University of Florida’s Model United Nations conference, “Florida Crisis Simulation IX”, to present about their involvement in the Gainesville Sister Cities organization.  The Gainesville Sister Cities program began in the 1980s. Steve Kalishman founded the organization

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BSU Club Motivates Students with Guest Speaker

By Emily Youngblood On Jan. 15, Oak Hall’s Upper School Black Student Union (BSU) invited University of Florida track and field head coach Mike Holloway to speak to its students about his life experiences. Not only is Holloway an accomplished collegiate coach, but he is also the head coach of Team USA’s track and field team at the upcoming summer

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