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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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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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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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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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Eric Lundblade: Marathon Man

Olney Friends School congratulates humanities teacher Eric Lundblade for placing 631st out of nearly 31,000 runners at the 2016 Boston Marathon. Eric finished the race with a time of 2:52:11.

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Sam Leath '06 Reflects on Olney Friends School

Sam Leath '06, a member of the Olney Friends School Board of Trustees (pictured above with OFS Business Manager Shelley Rockwell '82) shared this wonderful sentiment during the Board's retreat weekend that will surely resonate with so many who have called this place "home" at one point:

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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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