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OVS eGames

In an effort to brighten spirits and heighten a sense of community, the OVS Student Council and members of the community have begun hosting various online activities for students to participate in together while they are unable to meet in person. The events so far have included group trivia games, online drawing competitions, and more.

A Good Read

For the past three weeks, as OVS has implemented remote learning in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Upper Campus librarian Devyn Reynolds has set out to keep alive her connection to the OVS community by creating a virtual interpretation of her storytelling elective. 

College Closures in Wake Of COVID-19

In the wake of the coronavirus spreading to the United States, colleges and universities were among the first educational institutions to shut down due to the threat of exposure. OVS alums felt the full force of those closures.

Features

COVID and College Decisions

After the outbreak of COVID-19, members of the Class of 2020 move closer to May 1 -- National College Decision Day -- and there have been very few developments that would give students a clearer understanding of how their futures might unfold next year and beyond.

Connecting the Class of 2020

Members of the Class of 2020 from states across the country have come together in a social media driven initiative to unite seniors that have lost the final parts of their high school career to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A Home Away From Home

When the school announced that students would have to return home in order to reduce the spread of the virus, several Lower Campus families realized that some students would be unable to return home indefinitely, so they offered to have those students stay in their homes with them as long as they needed.

Sports

Web Workouts

In an effort to help students remain active and keep spirits high, OVS nursing assistant and girls soccer coach Paloma Sandoval hosts twice-weekly workout sessions over Google Meet.

Seasons Cut Short

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, one crucial aspect of many people's lives is being greatly affected: sports. From amateurs to professionals, athletes have had their passions put on hold. Hear from three high school seniors whose last varsity seasons have been called off.

New Swimmers Take Their Mark

For the first time in OVS history, there is now a competitive swim team offered as a spring sport. Rallied together by junior Bella Slosberg and coached by Matt Olexiewicz, seven girls can be seen starting their workouts before the sun comes up.

The Arts

Painting A Pandemic

When Senior Angela Qu chose the focus of her AP Art portfolio -- the beauty of infectious diseases under the microscope -- there's no way she could've ever known that six months later it would become such a global topic.

Retreat

In a photo essay, Megan Manion shows what it looks like and feels like to be learning from home during a time of social distancing and quarantines in the wake of COVID-19.

The Bigger Picture