We have had a very exciting and successful week. First of all, we need to give a big “Spotlight OB” shout out to both our boys and girls basketball teams. After both teams experienced an undefeated season, on Tuesday evening, both the boys and girls teams won their championship game. We need to recognize all the students on the teams for their dedication, hard work, commitment, teamwork, and enthusiasm. These qualities in which the team members presented to our school, each other, and the public represent the qualities we want to establish and recognize in all our students. We could not be more proud. We also need to recognize and thank the coaches: Alex McClusky, Ben Medeiros, Tucker McNeely, Katherine deBettencourt, and Katie Marchand. We could not have succeeded with out their dedication to our students. A huge, heartfelt “Spotlight OB” shout out goes to our coaching staff.
Another notable “Spotlight OB” shoutout needs to go to all our students who were involved in the Oak Bluffs School Constitutional Congress. On Tuesday morning we had our first Constitutional Congress meeting. This was truly an awe inspiring and emotional experience for me. Witnessing our Student Council read books with themes related to habits of goodness, habits of kindness and citizenship to our Kindergarten through sixth grade (K-6) student representatives was amazing. The students were completely engaged in the discussions that centered around these themes and how we can continue to instill similar values to our OB school community. Witnessing this interaction was more than simply a memorable moment. I am impressed by the overall character of the members of our student body. I am so looking forward to our next meeting in which we will continue to establish our Oak Bluffs School core values which reflect our Responsive Classroom philosophy. Next week the K-6 representatives will be charged with the responsibility of sharing with their homerooms the progress of the Constitutional Congress as they generate contributions and thoughts from their homeroom classmates. I look forward to updating you further on this admirable and essential work being done by our student body. I hope you enjoy the weekend.
Dr. Megan Farrell