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First Semester Concludes with Annual Holiday Party

To conclude what was been a busy and exciting first semester to the 2016-2017 school year, students, faculty, family and friends celebrated the holiday season on Wednesday, December 14th.

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Student Spotlight: Rachel Smith

Rachel Smith is a junior at Olney Friends School. She hails from the small town of Lodi, New York, which is near Ithaca. She has been walking Olney’s hallowed halls for two and half years now, though her sister Mishka (a graduate of the Class of 2015) made the journey here first. Rachel and her sister discovered Olney [...]

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2016 Olney Farm Report

This year’s Olney Farm Report boasts a change in management, new construction, renovations, annual events, and an organic certification, as well as a bounty full of harvested vegetables and grains. There are also changes and increases to the animal farm. We have much to celebrate, the first of which is the approval [...]

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Olney Visits Barnesville Village Council Meeting

Standing strong in our Quaker tradition of stewardship, Olney Friends School answered a call to action to protect our drinking water supply. Twenty-five students and faculty attended the Barnesville Village Council meeting on Monday, November 28 to urge Council to include the following statement in the area Source [...]

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Class of 2020 Hosts Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

9th graders Christian Ufitikirezi, Marisa Becerra, Ren Fultz, Chloe Mankin and Abbi Kellar hosted a wonderful dining in the OFS Dining Room on Thursday night.

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Olney Alumni Honored at The White House

One of Olney Friends School's many historically distinguishing characteristics is its relatively small class sizes. Despite graduating twenty or fewer students per year in recent decades, Olney boasts an alumni network comprised of many incredible people who are doing equally incredible work in countless fields across [...]

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Summarizing Samurai: Calligraphy and Haiku

#OnlyAtOlney Students gather an appreciation for the beauty of Japanese writing as they combine calligraphy and haiku during their Summarizing Samurai Endeavor.

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Generations Return for OFS Homecoming 2016

Each year, dozens of alumni, parents, and friends of the school return to Olney for our annual Homecoming event. This year, we welcomed familiar folks back for a weekend filled with food, fun, farm activities, and unforgettable festivities.

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