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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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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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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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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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FarmOut 2016: Saturday, April 23rd

Olney Friends School is welcoming students currently in grades 6-8 to our 350-acre organic campus for Farm Out 2016. Join us for an exciting day of farm and educational workshops highlighted by a delicious farm-to-table feast and poetry slam event that evening.

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Tradition Meets Tumbling at Gym Ex 2016

On a chilly Friday evening last March, Liarucha Zahnke-Basuki performed in her first Gymnastics Exhibition at Olney Friends School. Toward the end of the event, she stood in the gymnasium doorway, holding back tears as she watched members of the class of 2015 perform their senior skit.

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