OVS students did their part to honor military veterans for Memorial Day. Lower Campus students helped tie ribbons on roses that military spouses were to place on graves in Ventura, while Upper Campus students joined a small group of volunteers in placing American flags at the graves of veterans buried at the Nordhoff Cemetery in Ojai.
Once again, the Upper Campus is experiencing a surge of monarch caterpillars, which feed on milkweed planted around the school, anchor their chrysalises to buildings and bushes and eventually emerge as beautiful butterflies. OVS has been home to a sizable monarch population over the past decade, prompting teachers and students to take measures to protect this endangered species.
As he was earning a degree from Columbia University's vaunted fine arts graduate program, OVS alum Chris Cole turned an early interest for documentary filmmaking into the business of producing films for the big screen. His movie, Entonces Nosotros, was recently screened at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.