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Four ambitious upperclassmen planned the 2018 Upper School Relay for Life at the Uihlein Campus on April 14, and raised an impressive amount of money for the American Cancer Society.
While many students volunteer their time, and some fundraise, another way ODA students choose to give back is to donate their hair! Initiated by Ashley DeBartolo '18, ODA hosted its fourth annual hair donation event for Children with Hair Loss.
Nine ODA students and two faculty chaperones, Dr. Ellen Zitani and Mr. Paul Lebras, recently returned from a cultural immersion journey in Vietnam. The intensive week-long excursion included stops in bustling Ha Noi to tour the Museum of Ethnology and in Ha Long City to experience the beauty of the world-famous Ha Long Bay—but the main focus of the trip was a service project in Sa Pa.
Students in second through fifth grade participated in the Gilder Lehrman Institute's Dear George Washington Contest.
ODA student focuses business, crafting skills toward charity.
Every year, tenth graders at ODA participate in the Biography Project—a long-term collaborative assignment that brings ODA students together with a special needs partner from Easter Seals of Southwest Florida.
Students learn about the science involved behind the landfill process as part of their cross curricular study focused on sustainability and their community.
Don't miss the wildly entertaining Upper School performance of "Little Shop of Horrors" this weekend! With students so talented that the show is double cast for four shows, you won't want to miss this throwback to old sci-fi thrillers.
What would you gain from a compelling, engaging educational discussion facilitated by your peers? Teachers at The Out-of-Door Academy had the chance to learn as they attended two days of training about the Harkness method of teaching. In small groups, teachers took the student seat, learning about, and participating in, discussion-based conversations about texts appropriate to their subject matter.
Glitz and glamour filled The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, as more than 300 attendees enjoyed a night in Vintage Vegas for The Out-of-Door Academy's annual Banyan Ball. Guests were greeted by showgirls, Banyan Ball Chairs and an elegant champagne tower while enjoying the vocal stylings of Vegas favorites Dean Martin, Marilyn Monroe, and Frank Sinatra.
Banyan Ball Chairs Courtney and Tony Bonacuse & Stacy and David White, along with The Out-of-Door Academy Board of Trustees, thank you for supporting the Banyan Ball by participating in this year's auction and event
Banyan Ball Chairs, Courtney and Tony Bonacuse & Stacy and David White, and the ODA Board of Trustees, thank you for supporting the Banyan Ball.
Leigh Dalton '99 reflects on her Out-of-Door experience as the first "Lifer," an ODA substitute teacher, and the parent of a Lower School student.
Margaret Buck '21 started knitting in 5th grade and Abigail Eakle '20 took up knitting this year. The pair have teamed up to turn their hobby into something meaningful.
The Out-of-Door Academy on Siesta Key unveiled the Dart STEM Lab this week – an innovative classroom space where fourth and fifth grade students can explore the world around them with the most innovative methods available.
In 2015, ODA initiated the Declamations Program to strengthen the public speaking skills of students in grades 9-12. Now in its fourth year, this program has proven to considerably improve the students' oration skills.
ODA class alumni participate in a video exchange conference call with a Spanish 2 Honors class.
Lower school students, faculty, staff, and families participate in Jump Rope for Heart during February's National Heart Health Month.
Middle and High schoolers in Disney's High School Musical 1 Act Edition tackle what it means to be part of a team and when to follow your instincts.
SNN's Grant Boxleitner spent time at The Out-Of-Door Academy, where the advanced string orchestra, rock band and chorus are getting ready for a tribute concert of Led Zeppelin.
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