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List of 20 news stories.

  • 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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  • Chargers Enjoy Strong Spring Season

    The Oakcrest Chargers have enjoyed an excellent spring sports season, with Golf, Lacrosse, and Track & Field teams achieving impressive wins and setting new school records both on the individual and team levels.
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  • Oakcrest Launches New London Exchange Program

    Oakcrest School will send eleven sophomores and juniors to London for twelve days this June to live with host families and attend classes at its sister school in London, The Laurels.
     
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  • Oakcrest Teacher Receives Dissertation Award from Georgetown

    Dr. Celia Zamora, Foreign Languages Master Teacher at Oakcrest, has been named the recipient of Georgetown University’s 2019 Harold N. Glassman Dissertation Award in the Social Sciences.
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  • 57 Oakcrest Students Inducted into Honor Societies

    Oakcrest inducted 57 students in grades 10-12 into five honor societies at an official ceremony on April 8.
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  • Oakcrest Theatre Teacher To Star in “The Importance of Being Earnest”

    Oakcrest theatre teacher Camille Pozderac will star in Silver Spring Stage’s production of The Importance of Being Earnest, running May 17 – June 8, 2019.
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2019

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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.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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. 
     
  • 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."
  • 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. 
  • 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.
     
  • 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.
     
  • 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.
  • 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.
     
  • 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. 
     
  • 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.
  • 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.

     
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Chargers Enjoy Strong Spring Season

    The Oakcrest Chargers have enjoyed an excellent spring sports season, with Golf, Lacrosse, and Track & Field teams achieving impressive wins and setting new school records both on the individual and team levels.
  • Oakcrest Launches New London Exchange Program

    Oakcrest School will send eleven sophomores and juniors to London for twelve days this June to live with host families and attend classes at its sister school in London, The Laurels.
     
  • Oakcrest Teacher Receives Dissertation Award from Georgetown

    Dr. Celia Zamora, Foreign Languages Master Teacher at Oakcrest, has been named the recipient of Georgetown University’s 2019 Harold N. Glassman Dissertation Award in the Social Sciences.
  • 57 Oakcrest Students Inducted into Honor Societies

    Oakcrest inducted 57 students in grades 10-12 into five honor societies at an official ceremony on April 8.
  • Oakcrest Theatre Teacher To Star in “The Importance of Being Earnest”

    Oakcrest theatre teacher Camille Pozderac will star in Silver Spring Stage’s production of The Importance of Being Earnest, running May 17 – June 8, 2019.
  • Instrumental Music Director Alexandra Baldwin Featured Guest at 25th Annual New Jersey Flute Choir Day

    Oakcrest Instrumental Music Director Alexandra Baldwin was featured as the special guest artist at the 25th Annual New Jersey Flute Choir Day at Drew University on March 31.
  • Oakcrest Makes History, Wins Virginia Science Olympiad Awards with All-Girl Team

    Fairfax County Times: Vienna’s Oakcrest School made history as the first and only all-girls team to compete at the Virginia State Science Olympiad on March 23 at the University of Virginia.
  • Oakcrest Students Earn Girl Scout Gold Awards

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    Elizabeth C., a junior at Oakcrest School, made STEM kits for local elementary-school students at part of her Gold Award project, Alexandra M., a senior at Oakcrest School, designed and ran a free STEM summer camp for children of service members. 
  • Oakcrest Seniors Receive Impressive College Acceptances

    Oakcrest is happy to announce top-notch college acceptances for the Class of 2019.
  • Oakcrest Makes History at Va. Science Olympiad

    March 25, 2019
    Oakcrest sent the first and only all-girls team to compete at the Virginia State Science Olympiad on March 23. Dr. Kat Hussmann received the Virginia Science Olympiad Coach of the Year Award and sophomores Annaliese Anderson  and Katiebelle Thompson finished 5th in science-caching.
  • Students to Travel to Jamaica for Summer Mission Trip

    Oakcrest is excited to announce its first overseas mission trip, which will take place in Jamaica from August 10-17. Over a dozen Upper School students, accompanied by Oakcrest chaperones, will work with Mustard Seed Communities. 

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