Fall 2017 Student Orientation Schedule

Fall 2017 Student Orientation Schedule

Almost Anything Goes

Welcome back to Olney Friends School!

*Updated 8/18/2017 with detailed orientation schedule at the bottom of this page*

 

Greetings, Friends!

It’s hard to believe that July is winding down. A mixture of new and returning students will be arriving to our quiet campus in one month. As we prepare for Olney Friends School’s 180th year, here is a look at what’s to come in August and September!

Student Return Schedule

Thursday, August 24th: Student dorm staff arrive

Friday, August 25th: New students arrive

Sunday, August 27th: Returning students arrive

All students, unless other arrangements have been made, are expected to arrive to campus on the dates listed above. If you have additional questions about arrival times, please contact us via email (mainoffice@olneyfriends.org) or call 740-425-3655.

Parents and guardians are welcome to help their child move into the dorms and to socialize informally with other parents, students, and staff members throughout the weekend. We will have refreshments and snacks available in the Music Box on Friday and Sunday.

Also, please review the What to Bring to Olney document for a list of items students should have with them at the start of the year.

Summer Reading: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

All students and faculty will be reading the graphic novel Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. We will be conducting a school-wide discussion about the book early in the academic year, so make sure to familiarize yourself with the text before school begins!

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. Click the image above to purchase this text.

Quaker Education Workshop

Monday, August 28th and Tuesday, August 29th

During academic hours, students and faculty will begin the year with workshops intended to introduce (or perhaps reintroduce for many) the values inherent to Friends education. Fall sports also begin on Monday, August 28th.

Almost Anything Goes

Wednesday, August 30th

The annual ice-breaking extravaganza affectionately known to Olney’ites as “AAG” will take up most of the day on Wednesday. For the sake of those experiencing their first AAG, we don’t want to give too much away. That said, be prepared for some fun-in-the-sun!

Classes Begin on Thursday, August 31st

After establishing the social and educational foundations for the year, classes will begin on Thursday, August 31st.

All-Student Bonding Weekend

Friday, September 1st – Sunday, September 3rd

Raven Rocks

Yet another annual tradition takes place at the start of the academic year — the fourteen mile hike to Raven Rocks! While a brave handful actually make the entire journey each year (with a few even hiking/running back to campus the next morning), shuttles are available to commute all students to the camp site. A cookout and slumber under the stars cap off an exciting introductory week.

Also, if you have not done so already, be sure to follow us on Facebook for regular updates about all the exciting things happening here at Olney Friends School.

We look forward to seeing all of you back on campus soon!

 

Detailed Student Orientation Schedule

FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 2017

7:00-8:10 Breakfast

8:15-8:30 Collection

11:00 Student Dorm Staff Registration Set-up Meeting in Library – Micah

12:15 Lunch

1:00-4:00 New Students Arrive (Getting into the Dorms, Registration First Floor Main Building & Games Front Lawn)

4:00-5:00 New Parent Reception Conference Room

Evening: Tuesday Night Crew on Duty

5:00-6:00 Icebreakers Start in Collection Room – Micah (All Students)

6:15-7:15 Supper & Dish Crew with Orientation (Eric and DCLs)

7:45-9:00 Office Work Orientation, including Majors, in the Main Building – (Karla, Micah & OWLs)

9:05-9:15 Introduction Collection in Collection Room – Anne Marie

10:00 Dorm Time

10-10:30 Dorm Meetings w/ Snack (crackers, veggies, and dip)

10:30 Quiet Hours Begin

11:00 Lights Out

SATURDAY, AUGUST 26, 2017

8:00-8:30 Breakfast (Mandatory)

8:45-8:55 Collection (All Students)

9:00-11:00 Student-Led Tours of Barnesville

12:15-1:25 Lunch & Dish Crew (All Students)

1:30-4:00 Library/Technology Orientation- (Anne Marie, Roger)

3:45-6:00 Mall Trip (Priority to International Students – Main Office) – Jamie

Evening: Wednesday Night Crew on Duty

6:15-7:15         Dinner (All Students & Wednesday Night Crew)

7:20-9:00 International Student Academic Meeting [LocationTBD]- (Akiko & Cynthia)  

9:05-9:15 Evening Collection

10:00 Dorm Time

10-10:30 Dorm Meetings

10:30 Quiet Hours

11:00 Lights Out

SUNDAY, AUGUST 27, 2017

8:00-8:45 Breakfast (All New Students)

9:00-9:30 Pack Lunches (New Students & Student Dorm Staff)

9:45-10:30 Meeting for Worship: Introduction (All Students)

11:15 New Students Departure for Off Campus Activity 

12:15-1:25 Lunch on Campus for Faculty

1:25-4:00 Returning Students and Advisors Academic Registration Collection Room 

4:00 New Students Depart for Return to Olney

Evening: Thursday Night Crew on Duty

5:00-6:00 Swim Tests (for all who will ever enter the lake!) 

6:15-7:15 Dinner (All Students & Thursday Night Crew)  

7:15-7:45 Disciplinary Committee Activity

7:45-8:30 School Year Expectation, Identity Presentation.

8:45 Pre-Parlor

9:00 Parlor Meetings

10:00 Dorm Time

10:30 Quiet Hours

11:00 Lights Out

MONDAY, AUGUST 28, 2017

7:00-8:10 Breakfast (Optional)

8:15-8:25 Collection (Always Mandatory)

9:00-9:30 Introductions – Madeleine

9:30-12:00 Workshop on Quaker Education

12:15-1:30  Lunch (sit with advisors) & Dish Crew/Office Work

1:30-3:30 Workshop on Quaker Education

Evening: Monday Night Crew on Duty

3:45-5:55   Sports

6:15 Supper & Dish Crew

7:30-9:00 Free Time

9:05-9:15 Collection

10:00 Dorm Time

10:30 Lights Out

TUESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2017

7:00-8:10 Breakfast (Optional)

8:15-8:25 Collection

9:00-12:00 Workshop on Quaker Education

12:15-1:30  Lunch (sit with advisors) & Dish Crew/Office Work

1:30-3:30 Workshop on Quaker Education

Evening: Tuesday Night Crew on Duty

3:45-5:55   Sports

6:15 Supper & Dish Crew

7:15-8:00 AAG Planning Mtg.

9:05-9:15  Collection

10:00 Dorm Time

10:30 Lights Out

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2017 (Summer Reading Activity with Roger)

7:00-8:10         Breakfast (Optional)

8:15-8:27         Collection

8:45-12:00 Summer Reading Activities (Roger)

12:15-1:30 Lunch (sit with advisors) & Dish Crew/Office Work

1:00-2:00 International Student Orientation (Joe & Tina)

1:30-3:00  Open

3:00-6:00 Almost Anything Goes

6:00 Supper (Cook Out)

Evening: Wednesday Night Crew on Duty

Evening is open

10:00 Dorm Time

10:30 Lights Out

THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2017

7:00-8:10 Breakfast (Optional)

8:15-8:27 Collection

8:30-12:15 Classes

12-15-1:25 Lunch & Dish Crew/Office Work

1:25-4:25 Classes

Evening: Thursday Night Crew on Duty

4:35-5:55 Sports

6:15-7:30 Dinner & Dish Crew

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2017

7:00-8:10         Breakfast (Optional)

8:15-8:27         Collection

8:30-12:15 Classes

12-15-1:25 Lunch & Dish Crew/Office Work

1:25-4:25 Classes

Weekend Crew A

6:15 Dinner & Dish Crew

10:00 Dorm Time

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2017

Breakfast

Trailblazing

Firewood

Sleeping Bags

Packing Camping Equipment

Lunch

1:30-On Hikers Depart for Raven Rocks

Evening Raven Rocks Camping Trip

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2016

9:00 Meeting for Worship @ Raven Rocks

10:00-12:00 Shuttling Students back to Olney

12:00 Lunch

Time TBD Class bonding in the afternoon (led by student class leaders)

6:00 Supper

8:45 Pre-Parlor Mtg.

9:00 Parlor Mtg.

10:00 Dorm Time

10:30 Lights Out