Friday, April 5, 2013
The students visited the poorest areas of the Dominican Republic to wash the children's feet and participate in traditional activities.
The following information was provided by the Oak Knoll School. Sixteen Upper School students, one alumna, and four chaperones traveled to the Dominican Republic during March Break for the fourth annual trip with the Holy Child missionary program in Santo Domingo. This year's trip was special because the students were joined by Sr. Gloria Okuh, SHCJ, who conducted her student teaching at Oak Knoll earlier this year. Sr. Gloria enjoyed working with Oak Knoll's students so much, she wanted to join them on their annual mission trip. The Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus created the program in the Dominican Republic's batey in 1995. The batey is one of the poorest areas of the Dominican Republic, lacking the most basic of necessities such as …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The Royals had a fast start over crosstown rival Kent Place Tuesday afternoon. Plus, Kerri Moran broke Oak Knoll's all-time scoring record in basketball.
The Oak Knoll girls’ varsity basketball team crushed Kent Place Tuesday afternoon, 59-15. Kerri Moran, the Royals’ Senior Point Guard, also broke Oak Knoll’s all-time 1,357-point record in the third quarter. She scored 13 points in total, although she only needed 11 points to break the record. The Royals came out fast in the first quarter, outscoring Kent Place by 14 points. But the biggest deficit came in the third quarter, as Oak Knoll scored 17 points and shut out Kent Place. “We need to get out to fast starts against some teams,” said Head Coach John Bertollo. “That was good for us. When we score above 15 points in a quarter, that’s a good quarter.” Kent Place’s Lara Brachman Goldstein scored six points. Kent Place will now participate…
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Mary Sciarrillo will leave June 30 for new, all-girls, Catholic school in Monmouth County.
Wednesday, January 16
Upper School Principal Mary Sciarrillo has accepted an appointment as the founding head of a new all-girls, Catholic school in Monmouth County and will be resigning her post June 30, 2013. “Starting an all-girls school like Oak Knoll has been a personal and professional dream of mine,” Sciarrillo said. Sciarrillo will head Trinity Hall, the newly established all-girls high school starting up in Middletown's Croydon Hall campus, which is slated to open in September. “Trinity Hall made an outstanding decision in Mary’s selection,” said Head of School Timothy J. Saburn. “She is ready for this challenge. Not many of us have the opportunity in life to live our dream.” While Oak Knoll School conducts a yearlong, nationwide search for Sciarrillo’…
Friday, December 28, 2012
Andrew Pulver of Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child performed at Carnegie Hall winning third place in the Audray Competition.
Oak Knoll fifth-grader Andrew Pulver performed “Ave Maria” at Carnegie Hall in New York City earlier this month winning third place out of 10 finalists in the Audray Competition for Young Singers. Pulver, 11, was awarded a full scholarship at the Audray School for his performance in the Audray Competition. Pulver will study operetta/musical theatre every Saturday for an entire year at the Audray School in New York City at Lincoln Center. The Carnegie Hall performance took place in Weill Recital Hall, which Pulver said had great acoustics. “My voice rang through the entire hall,” he said. “It was very exciting.” Pulver studies voice and piano with Lali Giorgadez and also studies voice with acclaimed opera singer Maria Todaro. He is a …
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Students in the Upper and Lower Schools participated in various outreach projects and collections.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
The Oak Knoll community participated in a variety of outreach projects and collections to honor the spirit of Christmas. "It’s a chance to make Christmas a little brighter for those who struggle each and every day," said Kathleen Lynch, Upper School theology teacher. In collaboration between the Upper and Lower Schools, sixth grade peer leaders decorated Christmas ornaments to be donated to the New Community Shelter in Newark. In the Lower School, students participated in several projects including: · A food collection to aid those impacted by Hurricane Sandy · Making bagged lunches and collecting toiletries for Bridges Outreach · The Girl Scouts' food basket outreach for Sacred Heart · Faculty and staff …
Friday, June 29, 2012
The week-long camp at Oak Knoll saw NY Giants greats Rodney Hampton, Chris Calloway and Sam Garnes.
What better way to become a better football player than at the youth camp of the current and four-time NFL world champion New York Giants? Pro Sports Experience provides an opportunity for local youth to do just that. Oak Knoll hosted the annual NY Giants Youth Football Camp from June 25 to June 29. Several former NY Giants visited camp including Chris Calloway, Sam Garnes, and Rodney Hampton. Calloway, a wide receiver for the Giants from 1992 to 1998, visited campers on June 26; Garnes, safety for the Giants from 1997 to 2001, on June 27; and Hampton returned to camp again this year on June 28. Garnes currently serves on the Devner Broncos coaching staff as the assitant secondary coach. Hampton was a member of the Giants' historic Super …