Saturday, March 2, 2013
Aldrin, who followed Neil Armstrong's footsteps onto the moon on July 20, 1969, spoke to students in grades 3-12 about the history of space flight and the endless possibilities before them.
Saturday, March 2
The Oak Knoll community was over the moon when Edwin Eugene "Buzz" Aldrin, the second man to ever walk on the moon, visited campus on Thursday, Feb. 28. Aldrin, who followed Neil Armstrong's footsteps onto the moon on July 20, 1969, spoke to students in grades 3-12 about the history of space flight and the endless possibilities before them. "You can never truly tell what you're going to stand on," Aldrin, a native of New Jersey and graduate of Montclair High School, said. "But you're standing on the shoulders of those who came before you." Aldrin, 83, detailed the history of space flight and said that in the span of just 66 years, the world saw the Wright brothers fly the first airplane and man walk on the moon. In the next 30 or 40 years…
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Tickets can be purchased on the Oak Knoll website.
Wednesday, February 27
Oak Knoll School will present “Thoroughly Modern Millie” from March 7-9 in the Mother Mary Campion Center for the Performing Arts on the Summit campus. To purchase tickets, please visit www.oakknoll.org/thoroughlymodernmillie. Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child is an independent Catholic school enrolling boys and girls in kindergarten through grade six; and young women only in grades seven through 12. For more information about Oak Knoll, please visit www.oakknoll.org or call 908-522-8109. Editor's note: This information was submitted to Summit Patch by Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Moran, the #20 senior point guard, was 11 points shy of breaking the 1,357-point record going into Tuesday afternoon's game at Kent Place in Summit.
Senior Point Guard Kerri Moran shattered Oak Knoll’s all-time scoring record in basketball Tuesday afternoon at crosstown rival Kent Place. After scoring 18 points against Brearley on Monday — a 54-26 victory for the Royals — #20 Moran was just shy of breaking the 1,357-point record by 11 points. Moran made a lay up early in the third quarter to break the record. She later scored two additional points, setting the record even higher at 1,370 points. The Royals topped Kent Place, 59-15. “It’s really exciting and I never thought I was going to do it. Coming in as a freshman at Oak Knoll, I never thought I would be able to score a thousand points, let alone break the school record,” said Moran, who will play basketball at Cornell University …
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Michelle Cesan, a 2009 graduate of Oak Knoll is in London for the 2012 Summer Olympics as an alternate on the U.S. Women's Field Hockey team.
Michelle Cesan, of New Vernon, is a striker and was named to the USA National Team in 2011. She was a standout at Princeton University and has spent time on both the Developmental Squad and U-21 National Team. Cesan was a member of the U-21 Squad that took gold at the 2008 Junior Pan American Championship in Mexico City. In college, Cesan has proved to be a serious offensive threat for the Tigers, tallying 46 goals and 16 assists and starting all 38 games as a sophomore. She was also named an NFHCA All-American for two seasons. Cesan took the 2011-12 school year off to train full-time with the Women's National Team. At Oak Knoll, Cesan was named the 2008-2009 Scholar Athlete of the Year, an award presented to a senior athlete who has …
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Program for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion is an opportunity for members of the rising senior class to serve the community in a special way.
Fourteen Oak Knoll juniors were commissioned as Eucharistic Ministers on May 17 during the Ascension Thursday Mass, celebrated by Rev. Thomas A. Dente, Director of the Office of Divine Worship, Archdiocese of Newark. The program for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion is an opportunity for members of the rising senior class to serve the community in a special way. In the last weeks of their junior year, candidates who have indicated a serious interest in the ministry participate in a preparatory program organized by Upper School campus ministry team members Ms. Kathleen Lynch and Mr. Brian Topping. The training reviews the history of the ministry, the theology of the Eucharist, and the practical dimensions of this ministry. “In order…
Sunday, April 22, 2012
The flag, presented to students on April 10, flew over the United States Capitol.
Rep. Leonard Lance (NJ-7), visited Oak Knoll on April 10 to present a special American flag to the Upper School. The flag flew over the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. in honor of the class of 2016 on March 1. The eighth graders study government and requested the flag be flown as a way to cap off the lesson. "I hope it will be flown with pride over this great institution for many years to come," Congressman Lance said. Congressman Lance met with the class for a question and answer session during which the students asked about his political career, his stance on issues such as social security and taxes, and his thoughts on the upcoming presidential election. The congressman also quizzed the students on their knowledge of the …
Friday, April 20, 2012
Kathleen DiChiara, a parent of Oak Knoll alums, received the Faith in Action Award.
Kathleen DiChiara, a parent of two Oak Knoll alums, was honored at the fourth annual Holy Child Awards Dinner on March 29. She received the Faith in Action Award for her work founding the Community FoodBank of New Jersey. The Faith in Action Award honors individuals who demonstrate the characteristics of the Society's Foundress, Cornelia Connelly, including a day-by-day awareness of the presence of God and a spirit of joy, active love, generosity, and courage. "Kathleen personifies faith in action," said Sr. Terri MacKenzie, SHCJ, who co-presented the award alongside Sr. Rosemary McSorley, SHCJ. Mrs. DiChiara's son Anthony graduated from the Lower School in 1980 and her daughter Erin graduated from the Upper School in 1984. Anthony now …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Maud Dahme, a Holocaust survivor and “Hidden Child” during World War II visited the fifth and sixth grades on March 30.
Maud Dahme, a Holocaust survivor and “Hidden Child” during World War II visited the fifth and sixth grades on March 30. The students, studying an anti-bias unit in religion class, heard Mrs. Dahme's experiences as a Dutch Jewish child being separated from her parents at age six and going into hiding for three years during the war. "At a time when bullying has become part of our nation’s consciousness and conversation, we will learn from Mrs. Dahme’s account about the difference which is made when people stand up for one another," Dr. Michele Dahl, Lower School religion teacher said. Mrs. Dahme was kept safe from capture by several brave families who hid her and her younger sister from the German Nazis during World War II. Nina Maurizi '18 …
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Summit resident Maggie Burd placed second in the Jan. 11 event.
Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child students Grace Jagoe '16, Valerie Riccardi '16 of Chatham and Maggie Burd '16 of Summit competed in the School Consortium of New Jersey Forensics Competition on Jan. 11. "It’s great for the girls to have opportunities to practice public speaking in these forensics competitions," said Kelly Ross, chair of the Upper School English department. "I’m so proud of their poise and professionalism." Upper School students have the opportunity to practice forensics throughout the year by participating in the Forensics Club and competing at other events. "I realized through the experience of going to the forensic consortium that nobody should be afraid of public speaking," Valerie said. "By starting off in small …
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
A look inside the world of those who help the community.
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Students in first grade took a special field trip on November 10 to the Summit Police and Fire Departments to see what these first responders really do. The theme of the unit the first grade is currently studying in Language Arts and Reading is “Communities,” in which the students talk about family, school, town, and world. “The trip to these places in our community gives the children an interactive experience to see what happens at the fire house and police station,” said first grade teacher Mrs. Mackin. At the police station, students were able to see the officers' work spaces, the fingerprinting room, a jail cell, as well as experience sitting in a real police car. At the fire station the students learned basic safety rules, practiced “…