Overbrook School in the News ...
Overbrook's chess team and their parents hosted a record number of 175 chess players and parents at the 5th Annual Overbrook Scholastic City Qualifier on September 22 sponsored by the Nashville Chess Center. Principal, Sister Julia Marie, and Academic Dean, Sister Immaculata, welcomed visitors and cheered on the Overbrook team. Coach Todd Andrews and assistant Jess Bridges worked with the team prior to the tournament.
The girls basketball team came in first place in the regular season and the diocesan championship. The boys basketball team came in second place in the regular season and the diocesan championship. Congratulations to both teams on a fantastic season!
The 34th Annual Overbrook Classic basketball tournament takes place Dec. 4-9 with 41 junior high boys and girls teams competing. See daily brackets here.
Eight Overbrook girls (Chloe Crosslin, Annika Slinger, Andrina Bridges, Allison Fielding, Anna Zeuthen, Emi Gilmer, Anna Huber and Ellie Rodgers) participated in the Math Is 4 Girls competition over at St. Cecilia Academy on Thursday, October 19th. Fourteen teams totaling 105 girls who participated in this competition.
Overbrook hosted 176 chess players and their parents at the 4th Annual Overbrook Scholastic City Qualifier sponsored by the Nashville Chess Center.
Overbrook had 22 seventh-grade students who qualified to participate the Duke TIP program and six earned state recognition by scoring approximately at or above the national average of recent high school graduates on at least one part of the ACT or the SAT and one earned grand recognition.
The Overbrook track team boys and girls finished first in the Nashville Youth Athletic league's spring season beating out 13 other boy teams and 20 other girl teams in the championship meet during its inaugural season.
Overbrook School's sixth-grade math team won first place and the seventh- and eighth-grade teams won second at the Middle Grades Mathematics Competition sponsored by MTSU.
Thirty-three Overbrook School seventh and eighth-grade students studying Spanish took the 2017 National Spanish Examinations and 27 qualified for national recognition for excellent performance.
Overbrook School students are hitting the track this spring as the school adds track & field to its athletic program for students in grades 2-8.
St. Cecilia Academy & Overbrook School's Endowment Development Committee is presenting a seminar on Caring for Your Aging Parents on Thursday, April 20 at 7 p.m. in the St. Cecilia Lecture Hall. Please RSVP to TDCEvent@dominicancampus.org or call: 615-279-3885. Presentations will be done by a panel of professionals for those interested in late-life planning for older adults. Critical information on how to discuss issues related to finance and other details will be provided.
Candidates should have a bachelor's degree. It is preferred candidates also have some education experience but it is not required. Interested candidates should Contact Assistant Principal Frank Cronin at firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidates can also fill out an application found under the "About Us" tab on the employment page.
Overbrook School students are putting their dollars into action during Catholic Schools Week this year. As a part of the week's acts of love and offering, students are competing in a Dollar War to collect money for Mary's Meals, an organization that feeds hungry children in 12 countries across the world.
Overbrook fourth-graders spent time this fall studying tree classifications and then put their knowledge to work identifying sugar maples on campus that they are now tapping for sap and turning into maple syrup.
Overbrook School opens its doors today to 36 teams from 18 schools across the Metro area for its annual Overbrook Classic junior high basketball tournament, which began in 1984 and is one of the largest junior high tournaments in the area. Games start today at 4 p.m. and continue through the championship round on Saturday.
Overbrook School's prekindergarten students got their hands dirty rolling dough, mixing ingredients and measuring pumpkin puree last week as they began to prepare for the holidays with a new program: Christ, Cooking and Crafts, developed by Sister Mary Rose, O.P., who runs the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program.
Overbrook School will enhance its prekindergarten program for the 2017-2018 school year by extending hours, offering more flexible hours, and developing plans for a new prekindergarten playground. It will also accept three-year-olds for the program.
Come see how wonder leads to knowing at Overbrook School's admissions open house Nov. 16 at 9:15 a.m. The open house offers prospective parents a chance to step into the classrooms while teachers work with students and the school is a buzz with activity.
Twenty-two Overbrook School seventh-graders met required scores in selected subject areas on their standardized/achievement test to qualify to participate in the Duke University Talent Identification Program for 2016-17.
Overbrook hosted approximately 150 chess players and parents at the 3rd Annual Overbrook Scholastic City Qualifier Sept. 24 sponsored by the Nashville Chess Center. The team won three team trophies and seven individual placings.
Overbrook School announced its Story Time dates for the 2016-2017 school year this week. Story Time is for children 5 and under. It is led by librarian Mrs. Caroline Crouch and features stories, music and snacks. The public is invited to attend.
Overbrook students prepared for the canonization of Saint Teresa of Calcutta on Sunday, Sept. 4.
The first all-school Mass Friday, Aug. 19 will be in the St. Cecilia Academy theater as the gym floor is still being replaced and repaired. Please join us there at 8 a.m.
Sister Julia Marie, O.P, welcomed students back to school Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2016, as the new principal of Overbrook School. Sister Julia Maria takes the helm at Overbrook during its 80th year rooting children in truth, inspiring them to wonder and challenging them to give their best to the world.
Overbrook School started the new year Wednesday, Aug. 17 with a flurry of activity. Students returned for the first half day and will begin full days on Thursday. Friday the school will celebrate Mass together for the first time this school year at 8 a.m.
Members of the Overbrook School Chess Team earned wins this year at regional, state and national tournaments as well as individual rankings for several players.
Students used gloves stuffed with cotton balls, string, pen springs, cardboard, fishing line, clay, Styrofoam, wood and more to build their hands. All of the groups met the objective of creating a hand that could pick up a water bottle. Some groups researched and found pre-made patterns to use but others built their prosthetic hands completely from scratch.