The Happy Kid Project

Episode 6: Volunteering and Giving Back

Published September 9, 2022

Oak Knoll welcomed Richard Uniacke, President of Bridges Outreach, to talk about how students can get involved in the fight to end homelessness, stand out and give back in a meaningful way, and support the organization's overall mission by participating in the upcoming Streets 2 Homes 5K event.
Episode 5: Getting Involved at OKS

Published August 11, 2022

We chat with rising senior Zahra Jones '23 ahead of the 2022-23 school year about the many ways students can get involved at Oak Knoll.
Episode 4: Mental Health and Athletics

Published May 18, 2022

A special Mental Health Awareness Month episode featuring a recent presentation on student-athletes and the pressures associated with competing in competitive sports. Featuring: Dr. Kelly Childs, Oak Knoll School Athletic Director; Dr. Melissa Maskery, Oak Knoll’s Athletic Trainer; Christine Mahoney, Oak Knoll's Upper School Counselor; and Dr. Ashley M. Zultanky, a Certified School Psychologist and clinical psychology postdoctoral Fellow at Behavior Therapy Associates.
Episode 3: The Importance of Black History Month

Published February 15, 2022

Melissa Miller, Oak Knoll’s Director of Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Justice sits down with Desiree Mitchell ’23, Oak Knoll junior and leader of the Black Scholars Club, discussing the importance of February’s Black History Month and celebrating Black history all year-round.
Episode 2: The Science of SEL

Published January 19, 2022

Regina Cherill, Oak Knoll's Lower School Science Teacher for grades 4-6, talks about the importance of weaving social and emotional learning into the science and math curriculum.
Episode 1: Building Confidence in Middle School Girls

Published September 26, 2021

After unveiling the school's new confidence-building signature program, EmpowHER, this fall, we caught up with Upper School Division Head Kathryn McGroarty to discuss the confidence gap in middle school girls and how Oak Knoll empowers its young students.

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The Happy Kid Project — the official podcast for Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child, a private Catholic PK-12 school in Summit, New Jersey — will offer parents and caregivers helpful tips and vital, timely information necessary to raise happy and healthy kids

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