Tamika Dees, Head of Middle School

October 20, 2023

Greetings, Middle School Families, 

It was all about the great outdoors this week as our 5th graders experienced their first class trip in Middle School. As we endeavor to align with our strategic plan, we encourage health and wellness during the adolescent period. Studies have shown that spending time outdoors, especially in green spaces, has physical and psychological benefits.  

We started our day bright and early at 7:00 am and traveled to Trinity Forest Adventure Park located in Dallas. On the bus ride to the park, it was refreshing to see students socializing, laughing, and interacting with their peers and teachers. 

Once we arrived, students were divided into groups and completed a series of four activities which included team building, rock climbing, the adventure park, and free play. The students were so courageous, encouraged one another, and worked as teams to accomplish different tasks. However, the highlight of the trip was ziplining through the breathtaking adventure park and experiencing nature at its finest. To say that we had a blast is an understatement. 

On Friday, October 27, we will host parent/teacher conferences. Please use the following link to sign up. Finally, our first Middle School dessert party will be hosted by members of our amazing OPC. Please sign up via the attached link.

We are currently accepting applications for the 2024 Oakridge STEM Showcase, which will be held on Friday, January 26. Please see the attached link for more information, and review the Save-The-Date calendar for upcoming events. 


Tamika Dees

Middle School Fall Dessert Party - Tuesday October 31, 2023

Please review the available slots and sign up below.  Your child may drop off the desserts at the Middle School Office that morning.  Please do not send any dessert with nuts. Thank you for your help in making the Middle School Fall Dessert Party a success!







Please save the following dates:

  • Sunday, October 22: Admission Showcase, 2 p.m.

  • Monday, October 23: Honors Geometry Field Trip, Alley Cats 

  • Thursday, October 26: Sixth Grade Class Trip, YMCA Camp Grady Spruce 

  • October 26-28: Upper School Fall Play Dracula - Purchase your tickets here. 

  • Friday, October 27: Parent Teacher Conference Day, No School 

  • Tuesday, October 31: OPC MS Dessert Party   

  • Tuesday, October 31: “Fall Color” Non Uniform Dress Day

  • Friday, November 3: 6th Grade Field Trip, CR Smith Museum 

  • Tuesday, November 7: 7th/8th Grade Drama Black Box Performance, 7:00pm

  • November 10 - November 11: TPSMEA MS Honor Choir

  • Tuesday, November 14: LHMS Musical Theatre Performance, 7:00pm

  • Thursday, November 16: 7th Grade Field Trip, CR Smith Museum 

  • Friday, November 17: Grandparents’/Grandfriends’ Day, Early Dismissal   

  • November 20 - November 24: Thanksgiving Break, No School

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