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Reading the Oakwood Way

Jeanine Cyrwus, M.Ed
Director of Outreach and Literacy

In this blog, our Director of Outreach & Literacy covers the importance of reading instruction that adheres to the practices employed by the Science of Reading. At Oakwood School, all teachers are OG trained, and explicit reading instruction is integrated across the curriculum, not just during language arts or literature classes.  

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Participants at the groundbreaking with shovels and hard hats

Recently, Oakwood held the official groundbreaking for a major expansion and enhancement project.  The plans include a complete renovation of the current facility and the addition of a new gym, classrooms, breakout and multipurpose spaces, and a new STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) area. 

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The Foundation of Oakwood

Lane McIntyre, Head of School

Everything in life benefits from a solid foundation. Whether it is the homes we live in or the skills we use in our daily lives - they all are built upon a foundation set years ago.

50 years ago, Oakwood was built on the foundation of great people with great hearts who genuinely wanted to help others to grow and learn and succeed

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Holding Hope

Deborah Cohen, Ph.D., Oakwood School Counselor

Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all the darkness. --- Desmond Tutu

This month at Oakwood School, we are reflecting on the idea of hope. Hope is the belief that things can get better in the future, that there are good things ahead, and that something you want to happen will or can happen. 

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Oakwood Does What it Takes

Lane McIntyre, Head of School

This year has been like no other in our 50-year history. Over the past year, we have been faced with more challenges than ever before.  From remote learning last spring -- where we had a crash course on ZOOM -- to the current school year where we have navigated the challenges of physical distancing and mask-wearing.

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Oakwood's Story

Lane McIntyre, Head of School

The Early Years...

I don’t really have any memories from before Oakwood was founded.  It has basically always existed in my mind. The year was 1971, and I was six years old when my parents, Bob and Mary McIntyre, founded what we now know as Oakwood School.

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