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The Legend Returns

After years of helping build the robotics program from scratch, OVS alum Leo Liang is returning to take part in Saturday’s inter-league robotics tournament in Palmdale. But this time he’s not building the robots, he’s judging them. 

Outdoor Advocate

For his entire life, freshman Tigran Nahabedian has been a lover and supporter of the national parks. His journey began we he was just five years old, when he first visited the Santa Cruz island, in the Channel Islands National Park system, and he has since become an advocate for these beautiful places.

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Talking Tubers

This year, students have the opportunity to be part of a new speaking competition called Spud Talks, a public speaking platform that will give the student body the ability to share their individual ideas and individual identities. Participants are able to choose their own topics, which will all come under the larger theme of “Retrospect.”

Rebuild Begins

As of November 7, the first piece of equipment arrived at the top of the hill to begin the first stage of work in rebuilding the buildings destroyed by the Thomas Fire. Seven trucks and an excavator have been hauling and leveling dirt off the hill to prepare for the construction to begin.

Rising to the Challenge

When OVS ceramics teacher Jody Cooper challenged students and teachers to “donate a dollar” to a financially struggling youth football team, the Upper Campus answered the call, raising a total of $512 in just two days.

Features

Crossword Craze

This year, a crowd of crossword devotees has sprouted at the Upper Campus, with some becoming so obsessed with the puzzles that they do them anywhere and everywhere they can. At any given time, you’ll find these crossword fanatics scribbling away, attempting to solve the complex clues.

The Condor’s Final Flight

Since the 1960s, the Condor League has been home to a handful of small private schools from Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. However, change is right around the corner, and that change is coming from Ojai Valley School. 

Sports

Winter Teams Bring Home Wins

As OVS welcomes the students back to the second semester after a three-week break, the winter sports season has jumped back into full swing. Boys basketball, boys soccer, and girls soccer all brought home wins this past week.

New Winter Coach: Dave Andrews

World record holding weightlifter Dave Andrews is the new boys soccer coach this winter season. Having grown up playing soccer and developing a knowledge of the game, Andrews is leading the team towards a season of success.

The Arts

Arts At OVS

As a part of the curriculum, Ojai Valley School offers a variety of courses in the fine arts. In a short photo series, Megan Manion highlights the different forms of media students work with, and displays what their creativity means to them.

Student Art Showcase

Ojai Valley School junior Jocelyn Gonzales has been selected to take part in an annual student art show that opens Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation in downtown Ojai.

The Bigger Picture