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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.
The North Atlantic current brings warm waters from the tropics to the west coast of which continent? Join us for BEE DAY on Monday to find the answer to questions like this and many more!The spelling, history and geography fun begins at 8:10 a.m. in the gym.
The 2015 Overbrook Classic Basketball Tournament brings 32 junior high teams from 15 private, parochial and public schools together to kick off the basketball season. The tournament, one of the largest junior high tournaments in the area, begins Monday, Dec. 7, and runs through Sat., Dec. 12.
Four hundred years ago, Galileo changed the way we see the universe. Five days ago, Dr. Stephen Pompea showed Overbrook junior high students how they can view more of that universe.
Twenty-five Overbrook School cross country athletes finished Sunday's DAC Championship Meet in the Top 20 in their age groups.
Story Time for children 5 and under continues at Overbrook School Feb. 9 with a winter Valentine event. The public is invited to Overbrook's Story Time in the school library. The free event is led by librarian Mrs. Erin Polley and features stories, music and snacks. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Invite a friend to attend. Story Time runs from 10-11 a.m.
Fourteen 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.
Inspirational speaker HK Derryberry talks to Overbrook students this Friday at 1:30 p.m. sharing his miraculous life story.
One Overbrook junior high student placed first as a national winner for the four-part series of math tests given by the Catholic Math League and taken by Catholic school students across the country. Students in sixth and fourth grade also placed in the top 10 in the nation at their levels. In addition, the Overbrook Algebra I, sixth-grade and fourth-grade, as a group, placed first in their respective divisions.
Thirty-one Overbrook School junior high Spanish students attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2015 National Spanish Examinations. Nine students scored exceptionally well on the National Latin Exam and earned honors as well.
Overbrook School inducted 24 new members into its St. Thomas Aquinas Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society last week.
Overbrook eighth-grader Kaili Liu won the Middle Tennessee Science and Engineering Fair Middle School Grand Prize and first place in eighth-grade for her project: The Inverse of an Ice Cube: a Controlled Exothermic Reaction with Calcium Oxide. She says her inspiration for the project came during a long-distance drive last summer when she heard her father complain about cold coffee. Her project explored methods that could safely and conveniently release heat in drinks and behave like the opposite of an ice cube.
The eighth-grade Spanish class has completed its book and reached a level of proficiency normally not acquired until the second year of high school. "I could not be more proud of our current eighth-grade Spanish students. We have finished the two-book series for the Junior High Spanish program ... a first time accomplishment to my knowledge," said Mrs. Heather Kemp, Overbrook junior high Spanish teacher.
Overbrook School and St. Cecilia Academy seek an experienced payroll/staff accountant to begin immediately. The main focus of the payroll/staff accountant is to process and disburse accounts payable, compile and submit monthly payroll, and administer benefits and human resources. Read more under the employment tab in the "About Us" section.
The Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra, a community orchestra whose mission is to take music to the people, will be performing at Overbrook School in the gym on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 4 p.m. The orchestra plays four pairs of concerts every season in different churches, schools, or other venues. The concert is family friendly, and free and open to the public.
Catholic Schools Week, the annual national celebration of the role Catholic elementary and secondary schools across the country play in providing a values-added education for America's young people, will be celebrated at Overbrook School with a different theme each day. Monday, the day of service, centered on honoring police officers who keep the school safe. While Friday students will celebrate the head of the Catholic church, Pope Francis.
Five Overbrook sixth-graders were selected to advance to the next level of the Veterans of Foreign Wars essay contest in which students wrote about our country's veterans. Overbrook students took top honors and third place.
A team of Overbrook junior high girls won first place in the Math is 4 Girls contests hosted by St. Cecilia Academy. The event was an opportunity for girls who enjoy and excel in math to participate in a day of hands-on activities and competition in the field of mathematics. Ninety girls from 13 area middle schools, grades 6-8, participated.
Seventy-four percent of the seventh-graders who tested last year Overbrook School met required scores in selected subject areas on their standardized/achievement test to qualify to participate in the Duke University Talent Identification Program for 2014. That means those students will be able to take the SAT or ACT college entrance exams as seventh-graders.
"I praise you for I am wondrously made. Wonderful are your works." – Psalm 139: 14 Those are the words etched into the stone inside the new rotunda that welcomes all to Overbrook School. The words reflect gratitude for how incredibly God made man and nature. The words also express the gratitude the Overbrook School community has for the renovations completed recently. The new entrance, front lobby, front lawn and covered walkway were blessed and dedicated Friday, Oct. 3.
Three OS junior high students won medals at the HVAC Cross Country Championship meet Monday afternoon on a two-mile course. They are: sixth-grader Mariah Clark, who placed third for Class A, and eighth-graders Alex Wall, who finished fourth in his group, and Camilo Morrice, who finished seventh also in Class A.
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