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4 Reasons to Join Campus Ministry

Posted by Kate Riggin on Jun 1, 2018 4:30:05 PM

Campus Ministry is the faith in action arm of a student’s spiritual journey at Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child. It’s where students in grades 7-12 come together with faculty members to pray, serve the greater community, attend special retreats and develop a more meaningful relationship with God. While every member of Oak Knoll School will participate in various Campus Ministry activities throughout the year, it’s important to get involved in some of those extra activities that provide meaningful experiences throughout the year.

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Topics: high school, community service, religion, middle school, student advice

5 Tips to Overcome Stress in High School

Posted by Kate Riggin on May 15, 2018 11:55:32 AM

Let’s be honest, high school can be a stressful place. With tests, quizzes and homework every week, it can be difficult to manage your stress, along with the high academic workload. And most of us have extracurricular activities outside the normal school day ⸺ like clubs, sports or jobs ⸺ that it’s hard to balance our responsibilities without feeling some level of anxiety. As a senior, my stress level surrounding my college decision and the thought of “the next step” has been on high a number of times this year. Luckily, I’ve had a lot of support along the way.

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Topics: high school, students, student advice, wellness

Why We’re Teaching Middle and High School Entrepreneurship

Posted by Meghan Hodgin on Apr 19, 2018 3:11:44 PM

Entrepreneurs are leaders, strategic thinkers and innovators. They see opportunities where others may see failure. They take risks because they dream big. They are visionaries.

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Topics: high school, middle school, entrepreneurship

The Real Benefits of An All-Girls' School

Posted by Meghan Hodgin on Jan 9, 2018 5:09:59 PM

Let’s face it, middle school and high school can be a challenging time. You're trying to figure out who you are and how you fit into the world around you. While we strongly recommend boys and girls learn together during their younger, more impressionable years, going to an all-girls' school during middle and high school helps girls focus more on who they want to become and what their strengths are.

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Topics: all-girls, high school, middle school

5 Questions with Paul Kutner

Posted by James McEvoy on Dec 6, 2017 10:36:58 AM
The Educational Forum for Families with Intellectually Curious Students on Saturday, December 9, 2017 is a day of fun and learning for families with students in grades 4-12 and open to all on the campus of Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child in Summit, New Jersey. Presentations for parents include sessions on technology in education, emotional intelligence, the relevance of learning history, gifted and talented advocacy, and much more. Interactive workshops for students include 3-D printing, public speaking, the magic of modern tinkering, creating a virtual world and more. Click here for more information and to register.
 
Ahead of the Forum, we are interviewing some of the presenters who will inspire our parent and student attendees.
 
Here, we caught up with Paul Kutner, Director of Global Learning at Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child, who will present on " The Relevence of Learning History."
 
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Topics: education, high school, middle school, educational forum, history

Is Your Teenager Engaged in the Election? They Should Be.

Posted by Nicole Johnston on Oct 25, 2017 10:16:58 AM

“The right to vote is the right upon which all of our rights are leveraged – and without which none can be protected.” Benjamin Todd Jealous, former President of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), spoke these words during the NAACP annual convention. Yet, as Americans, we do not tend to follow his advice. Although, we have seen some improvement in voting turnout for national elections, quite the opposite has taken place in state elections in New Jersey.

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Topics: politiccs, election, high school, middle school

What I Learned Playing Private High School Sports

Posted by Elizabeth Brodbeck Mercogliano ’94 on Sep 29, 2017 9:21:32 AM

When asked what I learned playing private high school sports, I immediately started to smile. My mind was flooded with a lot of amazing memories, great friends and coaches, different games, winning highs and losing lows, all of which shaped me to be the person I am today. I can’t write about all the things I learned playing private high school sports, so I broke it down into four main categories to reflect a few of the lessons learned, including to be respectful and a team player on (and off) the field, how to lose graciously, own up to my mistakes, and to put things into perspective. 

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Topics: high school, athletics

3 Reasons Computer Science Is Important at An All-Girls High School

Posted by Camille Burke on Dec 21, 2016 12:00:00 AM

With a generation of learners who grew up in an age of the Internet, smartphones and 3-D printers, robotics and computer programming are playing a more important role in educational curricula than ever before.

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Topics: technology, engineering, education, computer science, all-girls, high school, STEM, Math, science

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