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Open House Event: February 14th and 15th

Attention Middle and High School Students Olney Friends School welcomes you to our upcoming open house event!

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Olney Supports Yale Water Quality Study

Dr. Nicole Deziel, assistant professor, and Elise Elliott, doctoral student, both from the Yale Department of Environmental Health Sciences, were in the Barnesville area doing preliminary work on a water quality study they plan to conduct here this summer. Olney hosted them in the Mary Davis guesthouse and they were [...]

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The More Things Change...

The change in curriculum this school year has put considerable emphasis on student leadership. While many teenagers may cringe at the thought, we’ve learned at Olney that responsibility can actually be a really positive thing. So much importance is placed on students exploring their interests, thus we are able to [...]

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Spirit Week Showcases Interesting Attire

With themes like "Twin Tuesday" and "Onesie Wednesday," it is not surprising that Spirit Week at Olney Friends School offered some unique takes on traditional school attire. While students are generally welcome to dress comfortably and choose attires that reflect their personalities, Spirit Week was certainly [...]

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Creative Decorating on Display During "Room Beautiful"

On Saturday, students in both the boys and girls dorms prepared their living spaces for Olney's annual "Room Beautiful" event. Some opted for elaborate decorative expression while others took a minimalist approach. Several rooms featured complex furniture arrangements and a few had snacks (including a classy cheese [...]

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Protecting our Watershed

     The Farm at Olney Friends School is practicing the Quaker tenet of stewardship by taking care of our water. We have planted cover crops including winter rye, wheat, and Austrian field peas to protect Livezey Lake, which sits at the top of the Captina Creek watershed.

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Olney Students Pay a Visit to Oberlin College

Olney senior Julian Sun skims through a book during his recent trip to Oberlin College.

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Simplicity in Gift Making Embraced During Creative Endeavors

Over Black Friday weekend, Americans spent nearly 51 billion dollars. Much of this money went toward purchasing discounted -- but still expensive -- items for themselves or loved ones on the busiest shopping day of the year. Throughout December, millions will unwrap a new television, video game system, tablet, cell [...]

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