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Holds parent meeting on new elementary school ‘Gender Diversity’ lessons

Holds parent meeting on new elementary school ‘Gender Diversity’ lessons

Havi Rubenfeld, Emily Francis, and Kellen Beckett

September 23, 2019

An RSVP only parent meeting, regarding the new gender diversity grade school lessons, was held on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at the Oak Park High School Pavillion. Oak Park Unified School District’s #OakParkConnects ‘Gender Diversity Resources for Elementary Parents’ describes gender diversity as “an umbre...

A shaky wake-up call

A shaky wake-up call

Alex Goldbeck and Blake Hanlon

September 19, 2019

The pool sloshed back and forth with waves bigger than a cannonball creates. For many Southern Califorinians, this was the only sign that an earthquake was taking place. “I saw the pool which looks cool whenever earthquakes happen and I knew an earthquake was happening,” senior Nathan Kriger said. On...

Cap decorating sparks conversation

Cap decorating sparks conversation

Sarah Levy

May 13, 2019

The graduating class of 2019 will begin a new Oak Park tradition: all students will dress in black robes and will be permitted to decorate their graduation caps. The district decided upon this change in attire in an attempt to be sensitive and accepting of all gender issues and not identify students’...

Debbie Sands to retire this year

Debbie Sands to retire this year

Jacob Wagman and Angus Hsieh

May 13, 2019

After 17 years as an instructional assistant at Oak Park High School, Debby Sands will be retiring in 2019, at the end of this school year. Sands helps students with various learning disabilities by working closely with them, reviewing the material covered in their classes, and providing further explanations...

Eagles fly off

Eagles fly off

Amanda Lurey and Juliette Setudeh-Nejad

May 13, 2019

May 1, National Decision Day, brought colorful outfits from the senior class, while the juniors, sophomores and freshman wore black for Wednesday’s spirit day. National College Decision Day is the day in which future college students must commit to which university or college they will attend. Students...

Lily Graeff to attend Moorpark College in the fall

Lily Graeff to attend Moorpark College in the fall

Amanda Lurey

April 26, 2019

Senior Lily Graeff is going to Moorpark College this fall and is planning on transferring after two years. She said she would prefer to go to community college for two years rather than go right into a four-year university because she would rather pay much less for the same generalized education. Graeff...

Senior Quinn Conahan hosts GIRL Day event

Senior Quinn Conahan hosts GIRL Day event

Amanda Lurey and Havi Rubenfeld

March 31, 2019

Proceeds from the event go to Girls Inc.

ASB holds first ever dodgeball tournament for rally week

ASB holds first ever dodgeball tournament for rally week

Emily Francis

March 30, 2019

Team Jake Sease takes home the prize

Ventura County Girl Up Coalition hosts Hats and High Tea event

Ventura County Girl Up Coalition hosts Hats and High Tea event

Jacob Wagman

March 29, 2019

Women come together to share their stories, achievements

Oak Park Alumni: Kimia Mohebi

Oak Park Alumni: Kimia Mohebi

Sravya Gadepalli

March 29, 2019

Furthermore, what do walkouts, tea parties and Germany all have in common? Yet again, Oak Park High School alumna Kimia Mohebi. Now a freshman at Moorpark Community College, Mohebi has been on the forefront for local change as an activist and recently elected official as the Assembly District Delegate...

2,500 mile trek north

2,500 mile trek north

Olivia Buccieri

March 26, 2019

Rain brings millions of butterflies to Southern California

OPUSD, OPHS, MCMS awarded 2019 Exemplary District, Distinguished Schools.

OPUSD, OPHS, MCMS awarded 2019 Exemplary District, Distinguished Schools.

Angus Hsieh and Sarah Levy

February 28, 2019

Student wellness achievements recognized by California Department of Education