The Ironic Origins of the Day of Love According to NPR, it is theorized that Valentine’s Day emerged as a result of the deaths of two men who shared the same name, Valentine. In memoriam, the Catholic Church dedicated a day to celebrate the lives of the two martyrs, and Valentine’s Day was born. The month of February over the years has not only marked … Continue reading Saint Valentine’s Day
A new era of holiday traditions at OM There is a familiar buzz of excitement in the Oakland Mills Community as the holiday season rolls around. It is a time for cheer, family, and relaxation as many students hit the halfway mark in the school year. As families start to engage in their holiday traditions, so does our school. Throughout the years, OM has had … Continue reading Laughing All the Way
Taking a break from the college search Moving down the path towards the future can be scary, so it is incredibly important to maintain a healthy work-play balance. The college application process of picking colleges, researching schools, and writing essay after essay takes a toll on not only your mental health but also physical health as it piles on top of schoolwork. When it comes … Continue reading Ways To Unwind
Let’s find time to show school pride Over the course of my four years at Oakland Mills, I have noticed that there are never enough spirit weeks. The excitement surrounding the spirit days is evident as soon as October arrives. Decorating, preparing for the dance, and practicing before powderpuff are all large parts of what I love about fall. I have never felt a sense … Continue reading Spirit Week
The Newest Face in the Art Department Please give a warm welcome to Mr. Guest, the newest addition to the art department here at OMHS! Coming here all the way from Dunloggin Middle School, he is excited to meet the students, build meaningful relationships, and use his passion for art to support OM´s talented artists. After hearing about Oakland Mills and the community, Mr. Guest … Continue reading Welcome hOMe, Mr. Guest!