The Oxford Academy’s mission is to create a supportive learning community for young men built on the values of trust, respect and integrity. At the heart of the Oxford Method is the belief that students, in partnership with their teachers, will find success through increased self-awareness and strategic effort. In a boarding environment with a holistic approach, Oxford’s individualized education balances one-to-one and collaborative learning experiences that challenge each young man to reach his potential.
It took 41 students and 32 members of the faculty and staff 1 afternoon to declare the winner of the Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament on Thursday. Two players each matched up to battle in a series of best out of three contests, to reveal a representative from both the faculty and students teams. By the end, Livingston class of '18 took the crown as the school champion. Congratulations!
It was a great afternoon of fun for the entire school!
The basketball team sure is on a roll! It was rough in the beginning of the season with two consecutive losses. However, in true Oxford fashion, the Oxen pulled it together this week to defeat ACES and Fishers Island. We are proud of our team and their level of resiliency.
Congrats on another victory this week Coach Lindquist, Coach
Term II concluded with our school wide Kindness Projects. This is a philanthropic initiative for each advisory group, made up of teachers and students, to provide good deeds outside of the Oxford community. Those projects included donating collected non-perishable goods to the Shoreline Soup Kitchen, cleaning up litter in town, presenting gifts to underprivileged families at the Westbrook Youth and Family Services, and much more. We are so proud of our students for going above and beyond to show kindness in our community at large!
Looking forward to Term III Core Value: Integrity
On Monday, the faculty and staff welcomed Kelly Webster and Janel Lynch of The Grove School to facilitate a morning of Professional Development. The pair discussed effective ways and strategies to support positive behaviors and manage difficulties with students in the classroom, on activities, and residentially. We are so grateful to once again team up with local professionals for tips and tools to better serve our community of learners.
Huge thanks to Kelly and Janel for your expertise!
Last week, Mr. Pachniuk, Mr. McGrath, and a group of Oxford students returned home with fantastic photos from this year's annual, 8-day international trip to Italy. The group toured the Colosseum in Rome, walked the Spanish Steps in Vatican, then visited the seaport and military base of Ostia Antica. Next, they found Donatello and Michelangelo's masterpieces in Florence, strolled through the medieval streets that surround the Piazza del Campo in Siena, and rode bicycles around the Citadel Walls of Lucca. In preparation for this excursion, all attendees took part in a Italian History seminar for a richer understanding of each city.
Watch the video here!
At the conclusion of our varsity soccer season, coaches Mr. Pachniuk and Mr. Maragliano honored all of the players for their hard work and great sportsmanship. The coaching staff spoke passionately about each player and their individual contribution to the fantastic 10-2-1 record, which led the Oxen to the conference semifinals.
Special recognition went to Noah R. (MVP), Max B. (Most Improved Player) and Liam M. (Unsung Hero Award), Ronald M., Bruce N., Noah R., and Livingston F. (Coastal Prep League) for their outstanding athletic performance.
We are proud of our athletes for making this an excellent season!