The Impossible Year

In his first year as OVS Upper Headmaster, Craig Floyd has had a lot to deal with, including losing a portion of his beloved school to the Thomas Fire, a school that has played an important role in his life since high school.

Fire and Reins

After the Thomas Fire broke out on Dec. 4, countless students were evacuated from the Upper Campus, but along with them went the equine residents of the campus, which were moved multiple times during the weeks of the fire.

Phoenix Rising

A firsthand narration of the OVS Upper evacuation that occurred when the Thomas Fire erupted in Ventura County, and what the fire left in its wake.

Cowabunga, Carlisle

Freshman Kiana Carlisle, a competitive surfer, has had her fair share of surfing successes and setbacks, while also balancing her sport with school.

Beach Buddies

During the first community service opportunity of the school year, OVS students of all ages embarked on a beach cleanup trip. The outing allowed students to help local wildlife while also learning the importance of taking care of the environment.