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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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Farm Out 2016: Organic Farming Fun at its Finest

On Saturday, April 23rd, Olney Friends School welcomed nearly a dozen middle school students to campus for our annual Farm Out event. Visitors began the day with a poetry workshop held by humanities teacher Roger Reynolds. Spanish teacher Connie Collins then led a map-based scavenger hunt. The group made its way down [...]

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Olney Attends Ecofest at Oglebay Institute

Micah Brownstein and a group of Olney students are at the Oglebay Institute in Wheeling, WV today for ‪#‎Ecofest‬, sharing the story of our commitment to environmental education and sustainability.

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200 Organic Chickens Arrive on Campus

After considerable effort and volunteer hours, Olney's new broiler house is now complete. The first residents of the house are 200 organic chicks that arrived in mid-April. A special thanks to everyone who donate their time and labor to making this project possible!

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