Thank you all who participated by bringing in donations and/or helped us transport to the Food Pantry. This year was one of most successful drives ever thanks to all of you!
Middle Schoolers made Valentine's Day table centerpieces and delivered Valentine's Day cards to the festive residents celebrating at Windemere. Students of all ages made cards and delivered one to each person at the party. Our youngest, 'to be OB student' Porter McMahon, was there to pass out handmade gifts to the delight of everyone!
The annual Oak Bluffs School Geography Bee took place on Friday, February 17. All 5th-8th grade students competed in a qualifying round to determine 12 finalists. The competitors in this year's final round were eighth graders Hope Bettencourt, Joey Cywinski, Jacob Gurney, James Dyke, Kate Howell, Grace O'Malley and Ruby Reimann. Lukas Fernandez represented the seventh grade, Sam Gurney, Nora Reimer and CJ Walsh were sixth grade representatives and Ali Dyke was the fifth grade participant. In the bee, once a student answers 2 questions incorrectly they are eliminated until there are 2 students who participate in the championship round. The championship round came down to the two Gurney brothers battling it out for the victory. Jacob answered one question correctly and Sam answered two correctly, ensuring him the win. Sam ended the bee with tremendous grace by giving his big brother a hug! Congratulations to Sam Gurney for his victory and to all the participants!
What a day! The Oak Bluffs School Spelling Bee was held Thursday, February 16. The class spelling bee champions in the competition included: 4th graders - Zak Potter, Hope Federowicz & Wyatt Loughman, 5th graders - Alex Turner, Sam MacPherson & Jack deBettencourt, 6th graders - Sophia Kokoszka, Ava McGee, & Hannah Murphy, 7th graders- Lila Mikos & Lukas Fernandes, and 8th graders - Micah Vought, Grace O'Malley & Zach Smith.
Throughout the early morning, these 14 spellers took on words such as fuddy-duddy, bemused, dimension, clodhopper, gnarled, infuriating and perilous, just to name a few. As the rounds progressed spellers were occasionally eliminated. In round 9 five spellers remained, by round 12 there were just three (Zach Smith, Alex Turner and Hannah Murphy). In round 16, perpetrator tripped up last year's champion Alex Turner. This left just Hannah Murphy and Zach Smith. They went word-for-word for the next 7 rounds until Zach had trouble with the spelling of pertinacity. In the end, Hannah prevailed by accurately spelling nautilus and claiming the Oak Bluffs School spelling crown for 2017!
The whole Oak Bluffs School congratulates all of the spellers for their efforts in this difficult competition and looks forward to supporting Hannah at the island-wide spelling bee on March 17 at 9:30 am in the MVRHS Performing Arts Center!
Students in Ms. Fitzpatrick's 3rd grade class, as a random act of kindness, organized the huge amount of items in the Lost & Found. Please stop in the lobby and check to see if anything looks familiar. All items will be donated to the Red Cross during the February school vacation.
The Oak Bluffs School recently installed 3 new Quick. Clean. Green. water filtration filling stations. As of 2/14/17, the cafeteria will no longer be selling water. All staff and students are encouraged to bring their reusable water bottles to school. It's free and easy; just ask first grader Maggie Pacheco!