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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.
In this week's edition of "Feel Good Friday," 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.
What do human trafficking, national healthcare, gun control, and assisted suicide have in common? They were all topics Upper School students selected to research and discuss in a recent AP Language and Composition assignment, titled "Moment of Voice."
The Out-of-Door Academy's Middle School received the 2018 Music Enrollment Award from the Florida Music Education Association. This award honors the school's commitment to the arts through its excellent programs,
Upper School students learned about refugee families from a special guest speaker last week. Dr. Jody McBrien spoke with the students in assembly about overcoming stereotypes of refugee children.
A recent cross-curricular project in fourth grade allowed students to experience every aspect of STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, while applying recently learned Earth Science concepts in meaningful format.
Fifth graders have been studying astronomy from an innovative perspective. In the "Planetary Debates," each student chooses an object in space to research to answer the question: "Why should NASA fund a trip to this planet or body in space?".
A panel of twelve alumni visited campus this week to share insights about their college experience with seniors. The panelists shared stories about roommates, classes and balancing social life with school work, but they spent most of their time offering advice.
Advanced Composition is an Upper School English course that aims to expose students to many different types of writing, including those they might encounter later in college and a career.
This semester, students in the 8th grade Spanish classes traveled to the Ybor City Museum State Park in Tampa, Florida. This integral part of the curriculum increases the students' awareness of Florida's history and understanding of how the early Spanish settlers helped to create the unique culture of Ybor City.
Major League Baseball Umpire Mr. Chad Fairchild met with ODA's Upper School to share what it's like to officiate in this high-stakes environment.
A fun collaboration in fifth graders' Reading and History classes allows them to explore many facets of colonial life as they learn about the Westward Expansion.
Honors International Studies students took part in fascinating conversations this week with an acclaimed International Studies guest lecturer. Dr. Zacharias Pieri visited classes to talk about Islam and the often-made correlation with terrorism.
The new Thunder Athletic Complex was unveiled this week with a ceremonial ribbon cutting and first goal before boys and girls soccer teams descended onto the fields for their inaugural practice on the new facility.
Students in Mrs. Timothy's International Studies class have been in the midst of intense negotiations this week during the culmination of a 3 1/2-week project, learning about the complexities of war and conflict resolution.
Martin Baffico '18 will graduate from Out-of-Door as the most decorated athlete in ODA swim program history. He has earned five school records, seven District Titles and four Regional Championships.
The Out-of-Door Academy was part of a very exciting opportunity this fall as students and teachers contributed to an important educational resource on our Siesta Key Campus.
The Out-of-Door Academy and Gocio Elementary School have enjoyed a strong partnership for over 10 years, participating in regular service projects together. Delivering Thanksgiving meals to families in need at Gocio has become an important tradition for every Out-of-Door student. This year our school community donated meals for 72 families who otherwise would not be able to host and enjoy a holiday dinner.
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