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List of 20 news stories.

  • Ticket sales open for Middle School Theatre Production of "Newsies, Jr."

    Ticket sales have opened for Oakcrest School’s Middle School theatre production of Disney’s Newsies, Jr.. Performances will take place on Friday, February 24 and Saturday, February 25 at 7:00 pm at Ernst Theater, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, Virginia 22003.
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  • Junior wins international tune writing competition

    Lucy R. ’24 was recognized by the Scottish Harp Society of America for her composition entry in the group’s 40th anniversary tune writing competition. Her piece, Equinox, placed first among many entries from around the world.
     
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  • Students created flags for their individual city-state teams.

    9th grade Olympic games ends with symposium

    In the ninth grade, Oakcrest students explore the theme of “Life as a Heroic Journey” through the lens of the virtues of self-knowledge, sporting spirit, and fortitude. As they discover these themes in their classes, particularly by studying the Greeks in history and through the reading of The Illiad and The Odyssey in their English course, they competed in their own Greek Olympics throughout the first and second quarters. 
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  • Oakcrest students to perform "Newsies, Jr."

    Oakcrest School is pleased to announce its Middle School Theatre production of the Disney musical, Newsies, Jr. The show is inspired by the true story of newsboys in New York City at the turn of the century when newsboys went on strike against publishers raising the distribution prices of newspapers. With music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman, the show is sure to be a hit for the family.
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  • Oakcrest Music Appreciation students featured on WETA Radio

    Oakcrest School had a major impact on the WETA Classical Countdown this year. The local radio station hosts their annual Classical Countdown on Thanksgiving day. The Countdown includes the top 100 classical music pieces of listeners in the Washington, D.C. area. In early November, listeners vote on their favorite classical piece and the top 100 are played during Thanksgiving week. On Thanksgiving night at 8:00 pm, the top-voted piece is crowned victorious and is played. 
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  • Oakcrest Upper School theatre performs "The Sound of Music"

    The Oakcrest Upper School theatre production of The Sound of Music performed the show to two sold-out audiences in early November. The beloved classic musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein was enjoyed by all in attendance, and the months of hard work by the cast, crew, and faculty brought the musical classic to life.
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  • Meet our new Middle School Athletic Director

    For Middle School Athletic Director Margaret Sweatman, sports and athletics have played a large and important role throughout her life, from growing up in a large family to competing professionally in adulthood to her new role at Oakcrest. Mother of Grace ’25, Ryan ’26, and Kate ’29, Mrs. Sweatman brings a passion for women’s sports and a love of the game to the Oakcrest athletic department. 
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  • Middle School Cross Country

    Athletics Highlight: Fall Season for Middle School Sports

    As Oakcrest Middle School Athletics continues to grow and the programs develop and thrive, the teams have made significant strides this Fall 2022 season. 
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  • 10th Grade Creating Beauty Project

    In the 10th grade at Oakcrest, the curriculum and Grade Level Experiences seek to form the students as “lovers of beauty and goodness.” The Creating Beauty Project is designed to encourage students to spend their time well by challenging them to take up a hobby that allows them to create something beautiful and learn something new.
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  • Anne of Green Gables Tea, an Oakcrest Tradition

    In the sixth grade at Oakcrest, one of the first books the students read in English is the beloved novel Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery. As the students finish the book, they enjoy a beautiful tea hosted by sixth grade English teachers Mrs. Stephanie Passero and Ms. Anna Cipollone ’17.
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  • Junior Ring Ceremony celebrates milestone for the Class of 2024

    The Class of 2024 was honored in a special Junior Ring Ceremony on October 18. A longstanding Oakcrest tradition, the Junior Ring Ceremony seeks to bring the class together as they reflect on how their Oakcrest experience has shaped them thus far, and how they will soon be entrusted with the leadership of the school once the Seniors graduate.
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  • Oakcrest celebrates Homecoming and Founder's Day Weekend

    Oakcrest celebrated Homecoming Weekend September 16 and September 17 with a variety of events and gatherings for alumnae, alumnae parents, students, families, faculty and staff.
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  • Oakcrest students to perform The Sound of Music

    Oakcrest is pleased to announce the Upper School Fall Theatre Production, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music. The musical is based on the story of the Von Trapp Family in Austria in the wake of World War II. Performances will take place on November 4 and November 5 at 7:00 pm at Richard J. Ernst Theater in Annandale.
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  • Abby A. ’22, Adair R. ’22, Elisabeth D. ’22, Katherine L. ’22, Caroline N, ’22, Anne Marie B. ’22 along with Bianca N. ’23, Madie C. ’23, Elizabeth L. ’23, Ellie B. ’24, and Kathryn S. ’24 joined Dean of Students Meghan Hadley '06 on a camping trip with Camp Wojtyla.

    Oakcrest students and alumnae backpack in Colorado with Camp Wojtyla

    In July, five Oakcrest students and six Class of 2022 alumnae joined Dean of Students Meghan Hadley ’06 to hike in the backcountry of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in Colorado.
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  • Class of 2022 Commencement

    Oakcrest celebrated its 43rd Commencement on June 4, graduating the Class of 2022.
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  • Gabby Byrne '22 signs to play Lacrosse at Christopher Newport University.

    Gabby Byrne '22 signs to play Lacrosse at Christopher Newport University

    In front of her family, peers, and faculty at Oakcrest School, Gabby Byrne ’22 signed to play lacrosse at Christopher Newport University. Gabby will join the CNU Lacrosse team this coming year as a defense/midfield player.
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  • Oakcrest prepares for 2022 Graduation ceremonies

    Oakcrest School is preparing eagerly for the ceremonies and engagements for the Class of 2022.
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  • Amelia Cho ‘24 wins first place at VISAA Girls Invitational Golf Tournament

    Oakcrest School is pleased to congratulate Amelia Cho ‘24 on her first-place win at the First Annual Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association (VISAA) Girls State Invitational Golf Tournament held on May 11, 2022 at Meadowbrook Country Club in Richmond, Virginia.
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  • Members of the Science Olympiad Team

    Science Olympiad celebrates another successful year

    In its fourth year qualifying for the state Science Olympiad completion, Oakcrest School remains the only all-girls school to participate in Science Olympiad at the state level. 
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  • Snapshots from rehearsal

    Evening of Drama: Another Commissioned work of Art for Oakcrest

    The play: Claire Whittman, a Virginia playwright who wrote The Female Quixote, performed by Oakcrest in November of 2020 has written a play for Oakcrest for an all-female cast.
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  • Junior wins international tune writing competition

    Lucy R. ’24 was recognized by the Scottish Harp Society of America for her composition entry in the group’s 40th anniversary tune writing competition. Her piece, Equinox, placed first among many entries from around the world.
     
  • Oakcrest Music Appreciation students featured on WETA Radio

    Oakcrest School had a major impact on the WETA Classical Countdown this year. The local radio station hosts their annual Classical Countdown on Thanksgiving day. The Countdown includes the top 100 classical music pieces of listeners in the Washington, D.C. area. In early November, listeners vote on their favorite classical piece and the top 100 are played during Thanksgiving week. On Thanksgiving night at 8:00 pm, the top-voted piece is crowned victorious and is played. 

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