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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.
The Overbrook boys junior varsity team won the Nashville Diocesan Athletic Council championship tournament Saturday, Feb. 25 with a 38-17 victory over St. Pius in the finals. The team also finished the season first in the league with a DAC record of 15-2.
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 croninf@overbrook.edu. 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.
This week Overbrook began its first school chicken egg hatching STEM project across all grade levels. The eggs are now nestled in an incubator in the science lab (and two smaller incubators in the first- and second-grade classrooms) until they hatch, which is estimated to be around Feb. 9.
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.
Overbrook School students from throughout its 80-year history will be back on campus this Saturday for a reunion to reconnect and reminisce. Alumni from as far away as North Carolina, Virginia, Florida and California are traveling to the event this weekend because as Heather Winter Cook, Overbrook Class of 1983, said, "The reunion will be a great opportunity to not only catch up with old friends/teachers, but to also see the amazing growth and exciting things happening at Overbrook."
Students can continue their music lessons this summer through the Overbrook/St. Cecilia Private Music Lesson Program. Two music teachers, Debbie Lowry and John Pennell, once again will offer summer music lessons beginning June 7 through Aug. 10. Lessons are offered in: piano (grades K-12), guitar (2-12), cello (3-12), electric bass (5-12), trumpet (3-12), double base (9-12) and ukulele (2-4).
Overbrook School premiers its 2016 spring musical, Summer in NY, this Thursday at 6 p.m. followed by an ice cream social. The performance, staged by all students in grades 1-8 and directed by Mrs. Paulette Hatalosky, runs again Friday morning at 9 a.m. Come see the show and sing along to your favorite NYC songs.
Overbrook School inducted 19 new members into its St. Thomas Aquinas Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society Friday, March 18.
Overbrook's fourth-grade teacher Sister Jane Michael is the Educator of the Week for WKRN this week. She will be featured in a 30-second spot Thursday, March 17, sometime during the 10 p.m. newscast and Friday, March 18, sometime during the 6-7 a.m. newscast on Nashville's News 2 This Morning.
Story Time for children 5 and under returns with an Easter-themed Story Time and egg hunt at Overbrook School Tuesday, March 22. The public is invited to Overbrook's Story Time in the library. The event is led by librarian Mrs. Erin Polley and features stories, music and snacks. This month there will be a Easter egg hunt as well. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Invite your friends to attend. Story Time runs from 10-11 a.m.
Overbrook School will send seven students to the National History Bee, one to the Tennessee State Geography Bee and a team of four to the Tennessee State Scholastic Chess Tournament.
The girls' varsity team finished one of the best seasons in Overbrook history.
Her positive attitude, her singing in class and her connections to students have earned Amy Emerson the recognition as Overbrook School's Teacher of the Year 2016.
Classical pianist Eric Genuis will perform a family concert Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. at Overbrook School to close out Catholic Schools Week. The concert is free and open to the public. It will take place in the St. Cecilia theater;Overbrook School and the OS Parents' Association sponsored this performance.

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