Join us on Saturday, February 6 at Oak Park High School( 899 North Kanan Road Oak Park, CA 91377) from 10-2 for our annual event sponsored by the Environmental Education and Awareness Committee focused on wildlife conservation, preserving biodiversity, and living a more sustainable life. Admission is FREE and there will be an opportunity for kids to build solar powered model cars they can take home, make seed clusters, explore a tide pool touch tank, see rescued wild birds and rainforest creatures and much more. You can recycle your used clothing, electronic waste, eyeglasses, and paper. For more information CLICK THE HEADLINE.
Newsweek magazine announced their list of America's Top High Schools for 2015 and we are pleased to report that Oak Park High School placed extraordinarily well and continues to move up in the rankings. The school ranked 120th in the United States and 18th in California out of 4500 high schools - well within the top 1%. This is particularly impressive because OPHS is a 'regular' public high school, where many of the schools on their list are magnet or charter schools that only accept gifted students or are selective. Congratulations are in order to the staff, students, and parents at OPHS and to our entire team - Preschool-12. In Oak Park everyone is working together to build a future for our children.
Medea Creek Middle School and Oak Park High School have been named 2015 Gold Ribbon Schools by the California Department of Education. Medea Creek was recognized for outstanding instructional methods based on professional development teachers have received from the UCLA Critical Thinking Institute. Oak Park High School was recognized for implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards and outstanding instruction in science.
During Earth Week 2015, Oak Park elementary schools raised over $2000 to support S.O.I.L., an organization that supports the construction of composting toilets and soil restoration in Haiti. 2015 is the U.N. international Year of Soil and so that was the focus during Earth Week. Students learned about the importance of the soil and how to nurture and protect it. Assemblies were presented about worms and vermicomposting. Schools will all begin worm composting programs when school resumes in August.
Welcome to Oak Park! I invite you to explore our website to learn more about our amazing schools. I am often asked, Why are the Oak Park Schools so special? I think the answer is quite simple, the dedicated teachers, support staff, caring counselors and administrators, the Board of Education who sets the positive direction for the District and sustains the vision, the parents and community that support the schools, the students who bring their diverse interests and needs, all working together with a sense of common purpose. In Oak Park, our students are not data points, they are each unique individuals, and valued by all. We appreciate that parents place their children in our trust knowing they will all have meaningful learning experiences each day that will lead to their development as capable, responsible, and caring adults.
Dr. Anthony Knight
Educating Compassionate and Creative Global Citizens
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6:00 PM Future Freshmen Night - OPHS