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Covid-19 cases and recoveries as shown by John Hopkins. This is an example of why it is important to understand graphs.
Breaking Down Covid-19 with Math and Science
Katherine Schumacher, Staff Writer • January 5, 2021

Math and science are subjects that all students take throughout our schooling years. Many wonder how will I use this in the future? Well, what...

Ms. Alfaro is projecting her screen to her students online.
Teachers Unite To Engage Students Digitally
Lana Barrera, Editor-in-Chief • December 2, 2020

Due to the pandemic, most educators are required to teach at least partially online and have to learn new ways to engage students. Many teachers...

Mr. Seann Schiele, Oak Middle School STEM teacher, stands in front of the 3D printers in his classroom.
STEM Classes: Forging A Better Future for Oak Middle School Students
Melody Gibbons, Staff Writer • November 8, 2020

STEM. You have probably heard about the growing field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. But did you know that Oak offers students...

Mindful Mondays in progress with students who need to ease their minds.
Ease the Mind

Does you ever wish to relax just for a few moments? For some middle school and high school students, school has been especially stressful this...

Oak student playing basketball.
Sports and the Human Body

Since the start of quarantine, many students have started new sports or hobbies. Students at Oak also continue to participate in their Physical...

A picture of a club water polo team before Covid restrictions.
Playing Sports in the Pandemic

This global pandemic is limiting the way many students in schools continue with their sports programs. This is very sad for many dedicated athletes....

The school’s wonderful lunch ladies bagging up lunch for students!
Get Your Lunch at Oak!
Tamara Glass May 14, 2021

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and if you skip it Lunch is next in line! Especially with going to school and doing rigorous...

A picture of one of the posters made by Leadership to encourage participation!
United We Play, United We Win
Tamara Glass, Staff Writer • April 20, 2021

Many students at Oak Middle School are familiar with spirit weeks. For the past two months, Oak Leadership worked on a new spirit week called...

While it starts getting warmer here in California temperatures start to drop in Texas.
Winter in March
Lana Barrera, Staff Writer • March 23, 2021

Many people are aware of the recent frigid temperatures and massive blizzards in Texas that left severe damage. Texans lost power, shelter, as...

Advanced Art students draft of people and the human structure.
Advanced Art: Using Art to Get Outside
Katherine Schumacher, Staff Writer • April 20, 2021

As spring approaches, it is getting warmer outside, leading some teachers moving their students outside in fun ways. Some teachers do small group...

This is Emma Osbourne with this year
School Spirit on a T-Shirt
Tejas Bhalla, Staff Writer • January 5, 2021

Many activities are cancelled because of Covid-19, but one thing continues to remain the same is our school spirit. This is commonly found in...

A picture of our Oak choir prior to Covid-19 restrictions.
Oak Choir: Sing With Pride While Wearing a Mask
Bella Perez, Editor-in-Chief • December 2, 2020

Could you imagine being in choir and having to sing with a mask on? This is the reality for our Oak students. Lexy Jones, an eighth grade student...

Picture of Boba or Bubble Tea.
Boba at Oak
Melody Gibbons, Staff Writer

Every day, Oak Middle School students can be seen with different extravagant drinks: bright orange smoothies, sugary sodas, coffees topped with...

A metal insulated bottle.
The Key to Hydration
Melody Gibbons, Staff Writer

On Oak Middle School’s campus, it’s not unusual to see students carrying water bottles between classes or using the water fountains scattered...

This is a holiday poster created by the leadership team to celebrate all the diverse holidays at Oak.
Holiday Delights
Lana Barrera, Staff Writer

December always has numerous traditions that families celebrate. Oak is a diverse community of students with many cultures and therefore many...

Here is a picture of masks with an x over where the mouth would go, an imitation of the temporary tattoos used at other schools to represent their participation in the Day of Silence.
Our Silence Is Loud
Melody Gibbons, Staff Writer • April 20, 2021

Every April, people in colleges, universities, high schools, middle schools, elementary schools, and workplaces spend a day not saying anything...

Poster for the Oak Olympics.
Leadership Update (3/23)
Alexandra Nguyen, Leadership Student Liasion • March 23, 2021

This week in Oak Middle School Leadership, we are working on the first ever Oak Olympics.  The Oak Olympics is a series of events and competitions...

Worksheets calligraphy students use to practice their skills.
Calligraphy Is Making A Comeback!
Katherine Schumacher, Staff Writer • March 23, 2021

During this age of technology, the art of calligraphy is becoming less common. More people have spent their time typing on computers or drawing...

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