Each year the sixth grade goes to camp. The purpose of the camp is to work together on team building and problem solving skills. It is also an opportunity for the children to try new things and challenge themselves. Camp is a lot of fun for the students. They climb a high-ropes course, find their way through the woods with a compass, listen to the sounds of night, and work together to solve problems. They spend three days and two nights at camp and leave with fabulous memories. This activity helps build community among our student leaders.
Each sixth grade student is given a class t-shirt by the teachers. The t-shirts, which are unique only to sixth grade, remind themselves and other students of their role as leaders of the school. The children are invited to wear the shirts on the day of their completion year.
Priory School hosts a Brain Games Competition at their school during the fall. Oak Hill School participates in this very fun activity. This competition is a test of science, math, English, literature, and social studies skills.
Catholic Schools Week
This is a very special week at Oak Hill Schools. One of our favorite traditions is the sixth grade/faculty pillow hockey game. Sixth grade students challenge the teachers to a game of fun in the gym. It is always a close game, but the sixth graders are determined to be the winners this year.
In their efforts to find ways to live out the Goals of the Sacred Heart, our sixth graders have chosen a project that embodies the spirit of Goal 3: A social awareness which impels to action. Each Wednesday, three students and a parent drive to St. Vincent de Paul to pass out sandwiches they made at home. The students not only give the food, they give their time and good cheer.
Our sixth graders are invited to try out for a community-wide speech meet. The students memorize a speech, try-out in front of faculty members, and if chosen, recite their speech for a team of judges. Over the years, our students have consistently earned blue and gold ribbons.