Sophomore Joe Velick's first visit to Olney Friends School came nearly seven years ago. His connection to the school, however, dates back further.
Campus Farm: Friends Boarding School This is the view of the campus farm some time after 1912 from the 20 Acres hillside. The school was relocated from Mt. Pleasant (where it was founded in 1837) to its current Barnesville location in 1876 and built on the corner of four farms donated by Benjamin Stanton, Barkley [...]
During the winter season, when even the chickens don't want to go outside, Olney Friends School's farmers are looking eagerly to spring. While we plan for next season, one tool we often refer to is the Farm Strategic Plan. It details four goals for the farm over several years. Those goals are:
Our Food and Health Endeavor recently had class in the kitchen to put their lessons into practice. Each student made a salad dressing to serve with the salad bar at lunch. Recipes included creamy feta, ranch, and avocado. Pictures of our student chefs are below!
Freshman Malaya Tindongan, though small in stature, is already one of Olney Friends School's biggest personalities: vibrant, bubbly, and perpetually social. Six months in to her Olney career, it's hard to believe that, at one point, she was a quiet, reserved girl with mixed feelings about the school.