Oak Hill students were encouraged to donate extra Halloween Candy to benefit Holiday Express. This organization provides gifts to families in need. Specifically, the candy is wrapped and put into the stockings of children. Our Student Council was in charge of sorting, bagging, and distributing our candy collection. Check out pictures below from the fabulous after school activity!
On Sunday, October 15th, students from Oak Hill Academy helped to end hunger. About 50 parents, teachers, and students walked 5 miles through Little Silver, Fair Haven, and Red Bank to simulate the distance some people must travel on foot for food and water each day. Eighth Grade Student Council members informed the entire Oak Hill Academy student body about the Crop Walk through a special assembly presented earlier in the week. They focused on why we donate to help others and the importance of donating food to those in need. Students were encouraged to donate peanut butter, rice, and beans for the local food pantries. We collected 1,090 pounds of food through this process. We are so thankful to the generosity and commitment of our families for making this such a success!
On Monday, September 11th, Eighth Grade Student Council members attended a rally for the CROP Walk. Students were excited to learn about the different organizations that benefit from this event. We learned that local food pantries and soup kitchens, as well as, global organizations receive food and money that is raised during this event. Student Council members plan to take some of the interesting information shared at the rally back to Oak Hill and share these ideas with the school. We will be holding a food drive to collect peanut butter, rice, and beans to help feed those in need. We hope that you will also join us in walking in the the CROP walk on October 15th. The event kicks off at 2pm at Red Bank Regional High School. We hope to see you there!
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Eight Graders on Student Council were excited to help a local organization called the Backpack Crew. This organization run by one of our Oak Hill Families, the Dice family, serves people in need from Hurricane Sandy. They provide backpacks each Friday full of food to students who need them. Their goal is to help feed the families throughout the weekend. We enjoyed helping to sort food and stuff backpacks for families.
Students at OHA walked to raise awareness for hunger on Sunday, October 15th! Our Student Council also ran a food drive to benefit this walk. We were so impressed with the outpouring of support!
On Sunday, October 16th, members of the Oak Hill Academy student council and student body will be walking in the CROP Walk. This tradition dating back for twenty years, is the first major event that the Student Council will take on this year! To prepare for this event, 8th grade members attended a rally to gather information and ideas for the event. Students learned about different local and global organizations who benefit from the CROP Walk. Eight Grade students will use this information to create their own assembly for Oak Hill students in grades K-8 to drum up support and participation in the CROP Walk this year. The Student Council will also be holding a food drive to collect various items for the event.
36th Red Bank CROP Walk
Sunday, October 16th
Registration: 1 - 2 pm
Walk starts at 2:00
Hope to see you there!
We would like to thank all candidates for running such organized, well planned campaigns! Below you will see pictures from their speeches given to 4th - 8th Grade.
During this Holiday Season, the Oak Hill Student Council asked various grades to collect items for a variety of organizations. Some of the organizations were Toys for Tots, the SPCA, and Holiday Express. Below you will see the Student Council posing in front of the hat and mitten tree in the Upper School hallway.
Over the past two weeks, the Student Council has been collecting extra Halloween candy from the students of Oak Hill. This candy will be donated to Holiday Express, an organization who raises money and goods for those in need. On Monday, November 9th, we spent our meeting sorting and bagging candy for this organization. These bags will be distributed by local homeless shelters along with socks and toiletries. Thank you to our 6th and 7th Grade homeroom representatives for their help!
On Friday, October 23rd, Student Council held its first dance of the 2015 - 2016 school year. Over 60 7th and 8th Graders enjoyed pizza, snacks, and refreshments while listening to highly requested songs. Students played "coke and pepsi" and zombie tag to get the night started. Students also had a great time dancing and singing along with the different songs played by our DJ. Check out a few pictures from the dance below.