Doing what is best for students is our guiding principle. To this end, the Oakwood School community commits the resources, support, expertise and experiences needed for all students to achieve.
The Oakwood School community educates students to become ethical decision-makers who achieve their life goals, take responsible risks, and contribute to the greater good of the world. Graduates are prepared for their post-secondary pursuits, proud of their Oakwood education, and poised to lead and serve.
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2018 Sam Andrews
OHS Seniors Named National Merit Semifinalists, commended students
Ten members of the Oakwood High School Class of 2019 have been named National Merit Semifinalists, the highest number in more than 15 years. To achieve this honor, students had to be among the highest scoring in the state on the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).
The OHS semifinalists are: William Ayres, Gabrielle Echevarria, Rebecca Gentry, Mia Gorman, William Janning, Jack Lynch, Charles Ross, Peter Salisbury, Taylor Shineman and Philippa Zhang.
The nationwide pool of semifinalists represents less than one percent of the 1.6 million high school students who took the PSAT. To become a finalist, students will be judged on their academic record, participation in community and school activities, leadership abilities, employment history and awards received.
Eight OHS students were also named Commended Students in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship program.
The OHS Commended Students are: Claire Aguiar, Charlie Almoney, Rachel Dalrymple, Elijah Davis-Gallentine, Sophie Hagan, Luke Miller Gabby Schalm and Lainey Teeters.
These students scored in the top 3 percent on the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).
National Merit Scholarship winners for 2019 will be announced starting in April.
Congratulations to the 2018 Sam Andrews Educational Hall of Honor inductees Lucy Pine and Dr. Mary Jo Scalzo.
In its second year at Oakwood High School, the BOLD initiative is making an impact on students and the community.
Oakwood High School science teacher Heidi Edwards is the 2018 A. Scott Crossfield Educator of the Year. The National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) presents the award each year to a teacher who uses aerospace to enhance his or her class curriculum.
Staff and students who worked on the Lane Stadium Donor Dedication Art Display were on hand for the piece's dedication Saturday, Aug. 11.
The Dayton Foundation held the fourth annual Scholarship CONNECT Luncheon to recognize scholarship winners from OHS and other area schools.
A piece of the world is coming to the Smith Elementary playground, thanks to a former student who wanted to give back to the school that made an impact on her.
The Oakwood Schools Board of Education is being recognized for the eighth consecutive year as a Gold Level recipient of the Southwest Region Ohio School Boards Association Effective School Board Award.
The Dayton Foundation is recognizing The Oakwood Schools Foundation for the group's efforts in the past year to successfully increase its endowment and implementing a new strategic plan for continued growth.