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.

Tuesdays Are Dog Days

This year, the Humane Society of Ventura County has 18 OVS students who have already done their training and have a one-year commitment to the program. This is the highest number of OVS volunteers in the past 10 years, and two vans will be taking students to the shelter every Tuesday.

Jack’s Return

For the years that Mr. Floyd lived with his family on campus, pet cat Jack was like an honorary mascot for the Upper Campus. But when the Thomas Fire hit in 2017, the Floyds were relocated, and Jack left campus - until recently.

Dawn of the Day Students

The day students of the 2019-2020 school year are making history. The number of day students at Ojai Valley School hit a whopping 48 this year, the highest the population has ever been at Upper Campus.