Be a Good Apple 2021

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We are kicking off the year again with our "Be a Good Apple" Campaign! Please consider a gift the size of an apple or the size of an Owl to this year's Owl Fund! 

The Owl Fund provides the essential unrestricted dollars needed to enhance the educational experience at Orchard and allows us to provide our students with all the unique opportunities that make Orchard so special.  

We are so grateful for our community's generosity ALL THE TIME. At a time when everything continues to feel uncertain, we find comfort and encouragement knowing how much the Orchard community cares. We are incredibly lucky to have such a generous community who, even in the face of uncertain times, have remained unwavering in support of our school. It does not go unnoticed and it plays a vital role in fulfilling our mission, “to develop and educate the whole child”. 


Here's how you can help:

GIVE

As we embark on this new school year, The Orchard School is a unique experience, and your participation to enhance that experience is one of extreme importance. A personal commitment from every family outside of tuition dollars (large or small), is incredibly impactful. We hope you will consider a gift during our “Be a Good Apple" campaign. Dollars raised during this time will support costs that most directly impact students such as technology, classroom supplies, academic support, plays, and opportunities to continue Orchard traditions that maintain COVID-19 guidelines. 

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Become an advocate on GiveCampus and help us spread the word by encouraging your friends and family to give a gift to Orchard.

CELEBRATE


Last year, Mr. Weaver crushed his competition (AGAIN) in an epic Orchard apple bobbing contest. If we reach our goal of 350 donors by Friday, October 1, we will unlock the THIRD annual apple bobbing contest video in celebration of reaching our goal.

Donate now and help spread the word so we can see if anyone can beat Mr. Weaver this year... 

Thank you for helping us kick off the 2021-2022 Owl Fund and cheers to an exciting and successful school year!

Updates
We did it!

Congratulations, everyone!  Thanks to your generosity, we were able to reach our goal of 350 donors and unlocked this year's apple bobbing video!  To watch it, click here:  

883 days ago by Cameron Woodworth
The Bruce A. Chalker '65 Distinguished Volunteer Award (II)

The Bruce A. Chalker ’65 Distinguished Volunteer Award was established in 1993. This award honors someone who shares extraordinary time and expertise with Orchard, engaging our community through leadership and service. Join us in congratulating current Centennial Coordinator, Past PA President, Current Parent, and Parent of Alumni Sarah Edwards!Also, Sarah’s husband, Matt Edwards, graduated from Orchard in 1992! :owl:

884 days ago by Cameron Woodworth
Apple Bobbing Trailer #1!

Last year, Mr. Weaver crushed his competition in an epic Orchard apple bobbing contest, AGAIN! We can’t wait to see what the competition brings for this year’s contest! Watch the official trailer to catch a glimpse of what’s in store...

884 days ago by Cameron Woodworth
The Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Award

Established in 1985. In recognition of an alumnus/a who personifies the mission of The Orchard School by developing knowledge, confidence and character essential for a life of learning, leadership and positive contribution to society. We are proud of you, Adrianne Slash!

885 days ago by Cameron Woodworth
The Distinguished G.O.L.D (Graduate Of the Last Decade) Award

The Distinguished G.O.L.D (Graduate Of the Last Decade) Award recognizes alumnus/a who have graduated from Orchard in the last ten years and have made a significant impact in the community, their education, or career while maintaining Orchard’s Core Values. This alumnus/a sets the pace for future generations of Orchard Alumni leaders and life-long learners. Congratulation to Ethan ’13, Eli ’17, and Gavin ’19 Franklin.

885 days ago by Cameron Woodworth
Bruce A. Chalker ’65 Distinguished Volunteer Award

Established in 1993. This award honors someone who shares extraordinary time and expertise with Orchard, engaging our community through leadership and service. Join us in congratulating past parent and current Board of Trustees Chair, Dawn K. Batson, Ph.D.

885 days ago by Cameron Woodworth
Thank You to The Orchard School's Parent's Association!

Sending a HUGE THANK YOU to all families for their engagement and participation in various ways during an unprecedented year in 2020-21. Many of the opportunities to grow and celebrate as a community are lead by our incredible Parents’ Association. We appreciate the leadership of our PA Board and all of our parent volunteers.Recently a $125,000 check was presented to Orchard by last year’s PA President Sarah Edwards, and current PA President Tiffany Turner as part of our Be a Good Apple Campaign.

886 days ago by Cameron Woodworth
Exemplar of Excellence Award

Established in 2016. In recognition of an individual whose work has made a major impact on The Orchard School. This individual displays Orchard’s core values along with an outstanding commitment to the school, its students, and fellow members of the Orchard community. The winner of this award demonstrates a passion for Orchard that sets a standard for all to emulate.

This year’s Exemplar of Excellence award is none other than Vicky Prusinski!

887 days ago by Cameron Woodworth
The Julie Wingate Service to Students Award

Throughout Be a Good Apple week we will be honoring The Orchard School Heritage Award Honorees, and we wanted to take today to recognize and congratulate our our 2020-2021 Orchard Faculty! We are so happy to celebrate you by awarding you our newest addition to The Orchard School Heritage Awards - The Julie Wingate Service to Students Award!

887 days ago by Cameron Woodworth

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