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Yale Researchers Conduct Fracking Study in Belmont County

Yale researchers have made Olney Friends School their headquarters for the Ohio Water and Air Quality Study. They have expressed much gratitude and appreciation to the Olney community and stated, "Things are going very well and the Stillwater Science Center (SSC) is fantastic." The chemistry lab in the SSC has been [...]

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Passport to Fishing: July 13th

Belmont Soil and Water Conservation District is holding a Passport to Fishing program on Wednesday, July 13th from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. This free program will be held at the Olney Friends School's Livezy Lake, located at 61830 Sandy Ridge Road, Barnesville, Ohio. Registration will begin at 8:45 a.m.

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Athletics, Academics, and Sportsmanship Honored at Awards Banquet

Olney's annual Awards Banquet typically falls right before Final Collection on the Thursday preceding Commencement. The evening is, for many members of the Olney community, the most emotional and powerful of the entire school year, and this year was no exception.

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Commencement Schedule 2016

Friday, May 27th 3:30–5:30 p.m. - Guest reception (Music Box) 4:00  p.m. - Silent Auction begins (Collection Room) 4:00-5:00 p.m. - Seniors and parents reception (Seminar Room) 5:30 p.m. -  Supper  (Gym/Dining Room) 7:30 p.m. - Alumni and Friends Gathering (Stillwater Meetinghouse) 8:30-9:30 p.m. - Dessert (Main [...]

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Olney Celebrates an Incredible Year of Community Art!

The Celebration of the Arts was a true showcase of our community's creativity. The Olney Spirit continues to inspire our students. They created some amazing pieces this year, and our student's musical talents were so evident in their performances. The entire Main was transformed into a gallery and students sold prints [...]

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Seniors Host Graddy Fair 2016

On Sunday night, seniors participated in Olney's annual "Graddy Fair." In coordination with their graddy essays, students are required to give presentations on a topic of their choosing. This year's fair featured the following presentations:

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Gallery: Olney Poetry Slam 2016

On Friday night, April 29th, Olney students, faculty, and even a board member took the stage to perform at Olney's annual Poetry Slam event! Photos can be found below.

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Olney Hosts A Celebration of the Arts 2016

Olney Friends School welcomes area residents to A Celebration of the Arts 2016. This event will take place on Saturday, May 7th from 3:00 -9:00 p.m. on our campus, located at 61830 Sandy Ridge Road in Barnesville, Ohio and is free to the public. On display will be student-produced works covering numerous genres, [...]

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