Character Education at O.E.S.

Our staff anpillarsd students work hard to promote the Six Pillars of Character Education in all aspects of our school day.  We promote and encourage a climate that fosters the growth of good character.  As a school team, we focus on a different pillar every term and on a monthly basis, we recognize students who demonstrate good citizenship.

For the 2016-2017 school year, we will focus on the pillars of Responsibility (Term1), Caring (Term 2) and Fairness (Term 3).



Outstanding Citizens


Congratulations to Connor Bryson and Dakota Adams, our Outstanding Citizens for 2015-2016.  These students were nominated by their teachers for this board-wide recognition because they exemplify the characteristics of good citizens both inside and outside of our school community. 

Congratulations Dakota and Connor!







TRIBES Learning Community

The staff and students at OES have been strengthening their caring community through the TRIBES Learning Communities approach. TRIBES is not a program or a curriculum. TRIBES is a process, a series of strategies to achieve specific learning goals. It is based on developing an understanding and a use of 4 agreements that we all try to live by in our daily interactions.

The agreements are:

  • Attentive Listening
  • Right to Participate and the Right to Pass
  • Appreciations and No “Put Downs”
  • Mutual Respect

TRIBES is designed to build inclusion and develop cooperative skills. It blends the fields of group processing and cooperative learning; prevention and resiliency; learning theory and school change into a comprehensive approach.

The TRIBES process fosters a sense of belonging, which we believe is vital to a student’s ability to feel safe, respected, and willing to take risks that are part of learning. Students who feel part of a community, who value and respect each other, and their teachers…learn.