List of 20 news stories.

  • Workshop Prepares Seniors for College Application Success

    Oakcrest seniors are working hard with the College Counseling Department to prepare for the college application process. Last week they attended a Senior Success Planning Workshop led by Jayne Fonash, president-elect of the National Association for College Admission Counseling.
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  • Family Enrichment at Oakcrest

    What if you could take a graduate level course in parenting? Receive in-depth insights and discuss real-life family scenarios with both your peers and experts? Oakcrest Parent Support offers just such an opportunity with its annual Family Enrichment course.
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  • Oakcrest Theology Teacher to Visit the Holy Land

    Whether it’s studying abroad or presenting papers at a conference, Oakcrest teachers are involved in all types of impressive professional development opportunities. One of those opportunities recently came up for Holly Salls, theology teacher and student life coordinator at Oakcrest. In February of 2020, Ms. Salls will travel to Jerusalem for the Holy Land Dialogues program. 
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  • Oakie Excels at Summer Harp Program

    Annaliese Anderson (‘21) spent a week this summer playing traditional harp at Oberlin College, Ohio, as part of a program run by the Ohio Scottish Arts School. 
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  • Students Complete Successful First Mission Trip

    On Saturday, August 10, Oakcrest students arrived in Kingston, Jamaica, for the first mission trip in Oakcrest’s history.
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  • Oakcrest Visits Peruvian Sister School

    Oakcrest’s Director of International Programs, Carolina Agostini, recently traveled to Lima, Peru and was invited to visit sister school Colegio Salcantay. Carolina and her daughter Giorgina (‘15)  were invited by Pilar García de Navarro, Head of School, to a dance festival at Colegio Salcantay celebrating Peru's Independence Day.
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  • Grads Make History Presenting at AATSP Conference

    Recent graduates and Advanced Spanish students Sofia Summitt (‘19), Natalia Gomez-Quintero (‘19), Julka Syska (‘19), and Helen Molteni (‘19) presented original research at the annual conference of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) in San Diego on Monday, July 8. 
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  • Alumna to Run for UCLA Track Team

    Recent graduate Lily James ('19) has been offered a spot on UCLA's Track & Field team and will officially run for the Bruins, a Division I team, next year.
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  • Oakcrest Celebrates 39th Graduating Class at Commencement

    On Saturday, June 8, Oakcrest said farewell to its 39th graduating class, a talented and exceptional group of 40 young women who will now go on to study at colleges and universities throughout the country, from Notre Dame and the U.S. Military Academy to The College of William & Mary and Cornell University. 
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  • Rising Senior Takes First Place Out of 300 in Poetry Competition

    Rising senior Megan Meehan won first place in the Tenth Annual Gabriela Mistral Youth Poetry Competition with her poem "Guardian Angel."
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  • Announcing the 2019-2020 Theatrical Season

    Oakcrest is pleased to announce its Middle and Upper School shows for the 2019-2020 school year: Junie B. Jones Jr.: The Musical and James and the Giant Peach. 
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  • Students Honored at Awards Day

    Oakcrest honored the many achievements of its students at its annual Awards Day on May 24. The ceremony, led by Head of School Mary T. Ortiz, recognized those students who have shown exceptional dedication and excellence in academics, service, athletics, and leadership throughout the school year.
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  • Oakies Shine at Christendom College

    Oakcrest has sent a number of alumnae to Christendom College over the years. This year, however, presents a unique situation—alumna Laura Cermak (‘15) graduated as Valedictorian of Christendom’s Class of 2019 on May 11. Meanwhile, senior Katie Svoboda (pictured) is set to begin her studies as a freshman at Christendom in the fall. Both Oakies are recipients of Christendom’s highest financial award, the Padre Pio Full-Tuition Scholarship.
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  • Chargers Take Second at VISAA Track & Field State Championships

    Oakcrest’s Varsity Track & Field team crowned this season’s winning streak with a second-place overall finish at the VISAA Track & Field State Championships in Richmond on May 18.
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  • Varsity Track Team Claims First Place at PVAC Championships

    Oakcrest claimed its second track championship title of the season on Wednesday night, with the Varsity Track & Field team winning the PVAC Varsity Track & Field Championships. The Chargers handily beat out the competition for a first place total of 194 points.
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  • Harp Circle Performs at UN

    On May 15, Oakcrest’s Harp Circle performed at the UN Headquarters in New York City for the 25th Observance of the International Day of Families and 25th Commemoration of the International Year of the Family. 
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  • Oakcrest Senior Sets State Record in 800m

    When Oakcrest senior Lily James walks across the stage to receive her diploma in a few weeks, she’ll be leaving behind an impressive athletic legacy. A member of the Track & Field team since sixth grade, Lily has capped off her time as an Oakcrest athlete by running the fastest girls 800m time (2:15.33) in the state of Virginia.
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  • Oakies Celebrate Successful Fundraising for School Charity

    Oakcrest students succeeded in raising over $1,000 for this year’s school charity, the Love for Children and Mothers Organization. Based in Ethiopia, this organization helps single mothers in Ethiopia gain independence and financial stability.

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  • Seniors Prepare to Present Theses

    As graduation approaches, it’s the season of cap and gown fittings, college acceptances—and the senior thesis. The thesis is the capstone project of an Oakie’s education.
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  • Oakcrest Wins PVAC Middle School Track & Field Championship

    The Oakcrest Chargers are the 2019 PVAC Middle School Track & Field Champions, earning first place at championship meet at Gallaudet University on May 7 with 99 points.
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Portraits & Conversations

  • Elizabeth Black

    Dean of Faculty and Curriculum
    With over ten years in education, seven of which have been at Oakcrest, Elizabeth Black is both a seasoned and beloved member of the faculty. This year, she takes on a new role as the Dean of Faculty and Curriculum, guiding curriculum development and mentoring the faculty.
  • Rima Al-Mosawy (‘23)

    “I realized that the Oakcrest environment was something I had never seen at any school before. It felt like a home from the start,” says Rima Al-Mosawy, a freshman at Oakcrest. Rima is grateful to be at Oakcrest along with her older sister Dima (‘22). And that feeling of being at home hasn’t faded for her.
  • Maritere Crum ('91)

    Maritere Crum (’91) returns to her Oakcrest roots as she takes on the role of President of the Oakcrest Alumnae Association this year. While she only attended Oakcrest as a junior and senior, Maritere says, “They proved to be the two years that formed me the most into the woman I am today.”
  • Lia Ridout ('85)

    Each year, millions of pilgrims seek physical and spiritual healing at Lourdes, France, the site of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s apparitions to Bernadette Soubirous in 1858. This spring, Oakcrest alumna Lia Ridout (‘85) joined that number as she went on the Order of Malta’s annual Lourdes pilgrimage. 
  • Cora Haefner (’19)

    Although Cora Haefner graduates on June 8, she’ll never forget the many lessons she’s learned at Oakcrest. As she heads off to West Point for college, she is confident that her Oakcrest education has prepared her for the challenges and adventures ahead.
  • Laura Cermak (’15)

    Since bidding farewell to Oakcrest, Laura Cermak ('15) has accomplished a lot and she's just getting started.
  • Elizabeth Crishock (’20)

    From her passion for helping girls love STEM to her dedication to all things theatrical, Elizabeth shares her gifts both at Oakcrest and in the broader community. 
  • Dr. Edwina Maksym

    If there’s anyone who knows Oakcrest well, it’s Dr. Edwina Maksym.
  • Annie Howard (’25)

    Annie Howard (’25) started her journey as an Oakie this year in sixth grade. Over her first two semesters here, she’s learned a lot, tried different extracurricular activities, and enjoyed making Oakcrest her home.
  • Alexandra Gadiano Haraczy (’12)

    University of Michigan Medical Student
    Alexandra (Gadiano) Haraczy (’12) keeps the lessons she learned at Oakcrest close by every day.
  • Anne Miller

    Music Master Teacher
     "Music can add beauty to students' lives," says Oakcrest Music Master Teacher Anne Miller.
  • Inspiring Faculty

    Podcast by Oakcrest Faculty
    Science teacher Angela Fortunato, English and classical languages teacher Elizabeth Black, history teacher Ginny Boles and Theology teacher Holly Salls share how they tell the human story in each of their subject areas. 
  • Lost and Found

    Podcast by Amy Miller, Oakcrest Parent
    Oakcrest parent Amy Miller—mom to two current Oakies, one alumna and one future Oakie—talks about how she made the decision to send her daughters to Oakcrest and why she's so happy that she did. 
  • The Second Greatest Story Ever Told

    Podcast by Latin Teacher Paula Rondon-Burgos
    In an address given for Oakcrest's Fifth Annual O'Donovan Humanities Lecture, Oakcrest Classical languages teacher Paula Rondon-Burgos discusses the life of Marcus Tullius Cicero, a first-century B.C. Roman statesman.

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