Every Day at Oak Ridge
Every class goes outside for learning, utilizing our gardens and the prairie, wetlands and forest adjacent to our campus.
Outdoor Fitness and Play
Playing outdoors is fun and offers many physical, social, and mental benefits. Outdoor play and fitness activities encourage the use of senses, enjoyment of nature and the development habits for a healthy lifestyle. At Oak Ridge this includes playing on playground equipment as well as exploring nature in a structured or unstructured way.
Our entire school is focused on reducing waste. In the lunchroom, we compost, recycle and use a sharing bin for unopened food. Student leaders make sure lunchroom waste goes into appropriate containers. We also collect markers and batteries for recycling in our entryway.
Several classes reduce waste by caring for compost bins in their classrooms. The compost is used in our garden beds in the spring.