Social Mashup

While our cast and crew are busy preparing for our spring musical performance of “James and the Giant Peach,” Upper School engineering students are hard at work creating puppets for the show! 🍑🎭

"James and the Giant Peach" will be presented on February 23 and 24 at 7 ...p.m. and February 25 at 2 p.m.!

Several Lower School classes enjoyed Lunar New Year celebrations this week! 🐇🐇🐇

Kindergarten moms, Mrs. Deng and Mrs. Wang, taught students about the history and customs of the annual celebration while helping them craft a Chinese symbol and giving them special treats.

...Later in the week, other students enjoyed a celebration that featured an orange - a symbol of luck and happiness in China. They also colored a dragon and showed off their dragon masks!

Oak Knoll's paddle club enjoyed a fun-filled evening with their counterparts from @DelbartonSchool at Canoe Brook Country Club! 🎾🎾🎾

Jeanne Mackin’s grade 1 students participated in a small celebration of Lunar New Year today. They ate an orange – a symbol of good luck and happiness in China. The gold color is also symbolic of prosperity. The students then colored a drawing of a dragon which they then fastened to the outside... of a paper bag to make hand puppets. Before the activity, they proudly modeled the masks they made earlier in the week.

Enjoy these wonderful photos of the Choral Music Room by Vittoria G. '27! 📸📸📸

Her photos were part of Ms. Rosen’s eighth-grade class project in which photographers were tasked with capturing some of their favorite Oak Knoll locales.

Check out some photos of the ...Campion Center by Katie C. '27 that we shared earlier this week!

Our latest HappyKid Project podcast is back with special guest Upper School science teacher Jeff Yuhas to discuss why Oak Knoll recently re-order the sequence students learn science at OKS, as well as the benefits of teaching #STEM in an all-girls school.

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Podcast: Physics First – Why Oak Knoll Students Learn Physics in 9th Grade

The rationale behind teaching Physics in 9th grade at Oak Knoll School.

After Tuesday's presentation on maple sugaring by Eric from the Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center in Chatham, Ms. Hart's second graders braved the elements for their own attempt at capturing sap at OKS! ❄️🍁❄️🍁

Mr. Yuhas' physics students experimented with weights, pulleys, and a dynamic cart to reinforce what they have learned about Sir Isaac Newton’s second law of motion.

Oak Knoll's science curriculum enables students to develop a deep understanding of the natural world through ...empirical inquiry and to recognize the importance of these fields in an age increasingly governed by science and technology.

We’re so proud to see a group of our Upper School students leading a special class at The Bar Method in Madison next month to benefit @llsnewjersey by raising awareness and money for blood cancer research.

Follow their page @barmethodmadison for more details! #OKSPeopleWithPurpose

Our latest blog presents five steps toward #SafeSocial behavior based on a powerful talk at Oak Knoll this week by social media expert Bailey Parnell !

Parnell is the founder of #SafeSocial and CEO of Skills Camp – a company that offers soft skills training to businesses and educational ...institutions.

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5 Steps Towards Safe Social Media Behavior and Improved Online Mental Health

Is Social Media Bad for Teen Health? It Doesn’t Have To Be. Here are 5 Steps Towards Safe Social Media Behavior and Improved Online Mental Health

ICYMI: We’ve begun construction on the first of two security kiosks that will be installed at each entrance of the school! 🏗️ 🏗️ 🏗️

The kiosks will help our security staff maintain a presence, oversee visitors and manage traffic flow!

Special thanks to the Oak ...Knoll Parents Association for their generosity in making this possible!

@baileyparnell, the founder of and CEO of SkillsCamp, discussed the impacts of social media on mental health and how students can practice #SafeSocial.

The talk came after sophomore Zoe H. ’25, connected with Parnell through social media and advocated for her to come campus to discuss the ever-important topic with our Upper School.

Fourth graders visited a virtual zoo of their own making in a cross-curricular project that allowed them to craft computer-generated ecosystems through the CoSpaces platform. Students also shared positive feedback on each other’s creations through the ‘Glow Zone.’ 🐰🐹🦊🐼

...The virtual project was called the “Sense-Sational Zoo” because animals were sorted by their featured sense and the project itself was the culmination of their work studying sense receptors and the brain’s processing of external information.


Our grade 2 students enjoyed an in-house field trip when Eric from the Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center in Chatham visited and talked about maple sugaring. 🍁🍁🍁

Ms. Hart and her students modeled the anatomy of a tree and learned more about how trees are sustained by water and ...the sun, as well as how maple trees produce sap and how the sap becomes sugar!

We would like to thank kindergarten moms Mrs. Deng and Mrs. Wang for visiting class today to teach about the Chinese New Year! 🐇🐇🐇

Also known as the Lunar New Year, their presentation included reading a story and sharing a video on the holiday. Students also enjoyed crafts and ...special treats!

A special Oak Knoll flag that was planted into arctic ice by scientists studying penguin colonies in Antarctica has made its return to our Summit Campus!

Tap the link in our bio to read more about our third-grade STEM students’ trimester-long, interdisciplinary project! ❄️🐧🚩

One of our freshmen theology classes visited Bridges Outreach, Inc. at their Project Connect facility in Newark, assembling bagged lunches and delivering them to a few of the organization’s clients. #OKSPeopleWithPurpose #ActionsNotWords