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Making Waves In Education
at Our Sisters' School

 May 1, 2017



Appreciating Service

Volunteer service is part of the fabric of school life at OSS. Volunteers contribute high quality service as grant writers, academic mentors, club leaders, and more. This year, over 119 volunteers actively served a combined 4,369 hours of service, and this number continues to grow.

"The more I volunteer at OSS, the more I realize how great it feels to give to this community and how important it is to develop the spirit of volunteerism in children," commented Nancy Griswold, dedicated volunteer since 2009.

Generous, energetic and talented volunteers are role models of selflessness and hard work. As one student noted, "I wouldn't know how to sew or knit without them."  A fifth grader said, "I volunteer now because I've met so many of them at OSS." The impact our volunteers have is immeasurable, and their contributions are woven through our students' awareness of what it means to live and learn.

The volunteer spirit is an integral and invaluable part of daily life at Our Sisters' School, and we have at least 119 excellent role models to thank for that.
 

Our mission, as an independent, tuition-free, nonsectarian middle school, is to educate and inspire economically disadvantaged girls from the New Bedford area. Our Sisters' School empowers girls to step into the future with valuable life skills and a mindset of achievement and excellence by providing a safe, supportive, and academically challenging environment.



To learn more about Our Sisters' School please click here.

May Calendar


May 5

Tool Belt Awards
11:15 to 11:45 AM


May 6

Admissions Open House
1:00 to 2:00 PM


May 9

Mandatory Family Meeting
5:30 to 6:15


May 19

Early Dismissal
11:45 AM


May 23

Admissions Open House
5:00 to 6:00 PM



May 26

No Classes
Professional Work Day

 

May 29

Memorial Day
OSS Closed

 

Save these June Dates!

June 8 & 9

Festival of Arts and Achievement
5:00 to 7:00 PM


June 21
Graduation at OSS
6:30 to 8:00 PM



Tuesdays & Thursdays

Morning Speaker
7:50  to  8:15 AM


Click here for information about Morning Speakers and other details on our Calendar

Saturday, April 1, 2017



Making Waves In Education
at Our Sisters' School

 April 1, 2017



Remarkable Achievements

It takes a lot of courage, hard work, determination, and a strong sense of identity and purpose to apply for a full scholarship to an independent school. Each of our 8th graders have the opportunity to take this kind of chance, and now we celebrate their accomplishments. The four girls and their families, pictured above, were awarded full scholarships to attend Loomis Chaffee, Phillips Academy Andover, Westover School, and St. George's School.

Our secondary school exploration process begins in 7th grade when students learn about careers and begin to determine school choices. Inspired to aim high, this year's 8th graders completed a combined 81 applications to 16 schools. All students who applied were accepted at Bishop Stang, Bristol County Agricultural School, Greater New Bedford Vocational Technical School, and City on a Hill Charter School. Other students were accepted and waitlisted at Dana Hall, Deerfield Academy, St. Andrew's School, Tabor Academy, and Noble and Greenough School. Each student was accepted to several schools.

Whether she makes the decision to attend a vocational, parochial, independent or public school, we encourage every student to strive and achieve her dreams beyond our familiar shores. 

Go boldly forward, girls!
 

Our mission, as an independent, tuition-free, nonsectarian middle school, is to educate and inspire economically disadvantaged girls from the New Bedford area. Our Sisters' School empowers girls to step into the future with valuable life skills and a mindset of achievement and excellence by providing a safe, supportive, and academically challenging environment.



To learn more about Our Sisters' School please click here.

April Calendar


April 3

Senior Honor Dinner
6:00 to 7:30 PM


April 4

PTO Meeting
5:15 to 6:15 PM


April 12

Science Fair
5:00 to 6:00 PM


April 14

Good Friday
OSS Closed


April 17

Patriot's Day
OSS Closed 


April 18

Admissions Open House
1:00 to 2:00 PM



April 18 to 21

School Vacation Week
Office Open
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

 

April 26

Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon
11:15 AM to 12:45 PM

Board Meeting
5:30 to 6:30 PM



Tuesdays & Thursdays

Morning Speaker
7:50  to  8:15 AM


Click here for information about Morning Speakers and other details on our Calendar

Monday, March 6, 2017


Making Waves In Education
at Our Sisters' School

 March 2, 2017



Chemistry...It's Everywhere!

Investigating the periodic table of elements is an opportunity to research and appreciate its history, uses and chemical properties. Students study each element and piece them together to build a periodic table. Next, they embark on a hands-on investigation of the transfer of thermal energy using chemicals and an infrared thermometer. This leads to an understanding of exothermic and endothermic chemical reactions. By tying these complex concepts to real world applications, our students understand that chemistry is something they experience every day.

Through this process, friendships deepen, mutual respect grows, and self-esteem blossoms. And, if you really think about it, isn't success all about chemistry?

 

Our mission, as an independent, tuition-free, nonsectarian middle school, is to educate and inspire economically disadvantaged girls from the New Bedford area. Our Sisters' School empowers girls to step into the future with valuable life skills and a mindset of achievement and excellence by providing a safe, supportive, and academically challenging environment.



To learn more about Our Sisters' School please click here.

March Calendar


March 4

Admissions Open House
1:00 to 2:00 PM


March 13

Professional Development For Staff
No Classes


March 18

MABACH Tournament
Bishop Stang
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM


March 22

Our Women, Our Whales, Our History:
A Youth Perspective

Opening Reception
Whaling Museum
4:00 to 5:00 PM


March 22

Board Meeting
5:30 to 6:30 PM


March 28

Admissions Open House
5:00 to 6:00 PM



Tuesdays & Thursdays

Morning Speaker
7:50  to  8:15 AM


Click here for information about Morning Speakers and other details on our Calendar

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Making Waves In Education
at Our Sisters' School

 February 2, 2017



Focus on Women Artists

When life imitates art, there is brilliance in the air! Each 7th grader selects an artist, researches her life, and then "backward engineers" a masterwork. Finally, to showcase gains in students' knowledge and creativity, they simulate a Living Wax Museum. Visitors push a button, and the student "comes to life," sharing her powerful, memorized speech. We learn important facts and details about the female artist as she stands beside her unique, artistic expression.

Assessment often comes in the form of a test or quiz, and that's ok. But when an assessment comes in the deeper form of a multidimensional, interactive community learning experience, well, it's just fantastic!

 

Our mission, as an independent, tuition-free, nonsectarian middle school, is to educate and inspire economically disadvantaged girls from the New Bedford area. Our Sisters' School empowers girls to step into the future with valuable life skills and a mindset of achievement and excellence by providing a safe, supportive, and academically challenging environment.



To learn more about Our Sisters' School please click here.

February Calendar


February 3

MLK Breakfast
UMass Dartmouth
8:30 to 10:30 AM

Students in Action Conference
Stonehill College
7:00 AM to 2:30 PM



February 4

Admissions Open House
1:00 to 2:00 PM

 

February 7

Family Meeting
5:30 to 6:15 PM

 

February 17

Women's Suffrage Play
Winter Festival
11:15 AM to 4:00 PM

 

February 20

President's Day
OSS Closed

 

February 21 - 24

Vacation Week
Office Open
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM



February 21

Admissions Open House
5:00 to 6:00 PM




Tuesdays & Thursdays

Morning Speaker
7:50  to  8:15 AM


Click here for information about Morning Speakers and other details on our Calendar