Within a culture of mutual trust and respect, where teachers and students are partners in education,
The Oxford Academy challenges each young man to reach his potential through individualized
learning experiences that encourage self-awareness and a growth mindset.
Oxford had 20 community members (students, faculty, families, parents of alumni) show up for the IRIS Run for Refugees Sunday morning at 10 a.m. in New Haven. IRIS (Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services) is a federally recognized refugee resettlement agency.
Some students ran the race while another volunteered in the kitchen helping make IRIS's record-breaking race day a true success. Check the race results to find out how the students stacked up to the faculty. Great cause and a great time!-- Zack Hayden
Happy Chinese New Year! We're celebrating with Chef Dave's Asian cuisine, Mrs. Gilman's paper dragons and cooking lessons from Mr. McKibbens. McKibbens spent the last decade teaching history in China. He has since joined the OA community and yesterday, designated food stations in the dining hall featuring DIY dumplings and hot pot meals. Half spicy/ half mild. It was a big hit with sliced beef, lotus root, sweet potatoes, tofu skin, shrimp, white cabbage and fish balls. Good winter food!
Thanks to Mrs. Neale and the foreign language department for coordinating this celebration!
The Innovation Lab was very busy this week, as each advisory group prepared for our Annual Grand Prix Contest featuring balloon-powered cars made up of recycled goods. Congratulations to Mrs. Neale, Abdullah A. '19, and Nick S. '20 on their victory.
Despite the warmer weather, students still had a great ski and snowboarding trip at Wachusett Mountain this weekend! Take a look at Mr. Maragliano and the Oxford crew in their night skiing adventures. Video by Taylor Sahl.
The annual Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament was awesome! The students faced off against each other, as the faculty did the same to crown one RPS champion. Congrats to Luke B. '19 who earned a spot in the final round against the winner, Ms. Asselin, Director of Development.
Happy Holidays from all of us at Oxford!
Term II concluded with our Kindness Projects. These are an opportunity for each advisor group to do good beyond the Oxford community. Some of those projects included distributing collected canned goods, offering collected towels and blankets to the local animal shelter, providing books for the town library, and much more. We were also so proud to raise hundreds of dollars for a shopping spree to sponsor another local family from the Westbrook Youth and Family Services this year.
Great work OA for your part in making others holiday season brighter!
Every year a team of Oxford faculty and staff led by Phil Cocchiola takes the train from Westbrook, CT to NYC for our annual alumni and friends event. On December 4th, a group of twenty enjoyed a reception with food and drink and shared stories about fond memories while at Oxford. Phil discussed the exciting things happening around campus and the proposed plans in the near future.
Thanks to all who attended and made this such a great event. Be on the lookout for upcoming gatherings held in Chicago and Boston!
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