What's New at the Upper School?
Innovation & Design
On December 6th, Oak Hall students in the Innovation and Design program pitched their business ideas and products to a rapt crowd of founders and investors at Cypress and Grove Brewery. The evening featured pitches from a wide variety of entrepreneurs working to bring their products to market. Throughout the semester, the Innovation and Design students have been working collaboratively with entrepreneurs at the Co.Accelerator at UF's Innovation HUB to develop their own skills and ideas. This is the students' first step at bringing their ideas to market and making their business plans a reality. It was a great event. The students gained tremendous experience and received positive feedback from the audience. We look forward to seeing how far they can develop their products throughout the rest of this year.
US Exam Schedule
We are excited to have Natalie Hagler join Oak Hall School as our new Upper School Learning Specialist.
Ms. Hagler has 20 years of experience in education, teaching pre-kindergarten through college, with a focus in middle and upper school.
With experience as a reading and instructional coach, a teacher of Upper School English, and recent work with the University of Florida in teacher preparation, she is the perfect fit as a leader of our Upper School Learning Center.
Because of the generosity of the Patti Shively Foundation, we were able to make this much-needed hire.
We wish her the very best as she defends her dissertation this spring and look forward to welcoming Dr. Hagler in the coming months.
Please find the informational letter below for this year’s Junior Class Trip. We are planning to make a new trip to Port St. Lucie, and we are hoping that all of the students will join us. All of the relevant information for the trip at this stage should be in the letter and tentative schedule, but if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me, Mr. Campbell, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are asking that, if your student plans to attend the trip, the signed permission form be returned to me by the end of Exam Week on Friday, December 14.