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2022

  • Live Oak Fall Sports Enjoy Seasons Full of Success

    Robbie Smiley, Director of Athletics
    Live Oak's volleyball and cross country teams came together this fall to produce impressive results and show great teamwork along the way. Read a recap of their seasons and what stood out to the coaching staffs.
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  • Diversity of Winter Holidays in Kindergarten

    John Gaudino and Amelia Manes, Kindergarten North Teachers
    Kindergartners spend time learning about a wide variety of holidays from all around the world. 
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  • Green Team Leadership Crew Inspired by Brower Youth Awards

    Renata Martin, Humanities and Science Teacher / Green Team Faculty Advisor
    Live Oak's student environmental group, the Green Team Leadership Crew attended the Brower Youth Awards in Berkeley in October, giving them some inspiring new ideas for their work on the Live Oak campus this year.
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  • Probability Carnival Brings Grades Together

    Edward Pertcheck, Seventh Grade Math Teacher
    Seventh graders used their mathematics creativity to put on Live Oak's annual Probability Carnival, which applies their growing knowledge of fractions into a collection of interactive games for third, fourth, and fifth graders. 
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  • The class learned about the three parts of the brain that relate to stress.

    Mind Up: Brain-Focused Strategies for Learning and Living

    ash black & Shannon Gomez, Second Grade Teachers
    Second graders started to build their mindfulness skills and awareness by learning about the brain and getting in touch with their bodies. 
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  • Coleton Namie (cross country) and Inaya Abdulkareim (volleyball) were recognized for their standout leadership and commitment to balancing athletics and academics.

    Student-Athletes of the Month

    Robbie Smiley, Director of Athletics
    Coleton Namie and Inaya Abdulkareim were honored as our Student-Athletes of the Month for September.
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  • Around the Live Oak World Unites Community

    Adrian Takyi, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
    One of the core values at Live Oak is knowing students well; that means everyone is able to bring all of themselves, their history, and their identity into our community. In honor of this value, the Parent & Guardian Association and the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee put on the third annual Around the Live Oak World, an all school event in appreciation of the rich cultures and family traditions at our school.
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  • Laying Down Chemistry Foundations in Fifth Grade

    Naomi Hamburger and Jordan Drosd, Fifth Grade West Teachers
    Live Oak fifth graders engage in lively, inclusive discussion and scientific inquiry helping to sharpen their critical eye as future changemakers.
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  • Sixth Graders Consider: "Who Am I?"

    Minerva Ceron and Christie Jones, Sixth Grade Humanities
    Much of the Live Oak curriculum incorporates exploration of identity as a central theme. We want to challenge and encourage our students to think closely about who they are and how they relate to the people they interact with on a daily basis.
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  • Preview of New Brand Visual identity.

    Reimagining Live Oak's Visual Identity

    Francisca Guzman
    When you think of Nike, you think of the swoosh. When you think of NASA, you think of planets and stars. When you think of the Warriors, blue and gold rise to the top. Each of these brands has fine tuned their visual identity, making it easier for followers to connect a feeling to these organizations, which in turn (marketing theory goes) elicits a response or action.
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  • Equity, Equality, and Justice in Third Grade

    Holly Dunn and Dionysia Loufas, Third Grade Teachers
    At Live Oak, we take pride in helping our students to gain valuable perspective on the issues that face them and our society at large. One central concept that our students explore is the distinction between equity, equality, and justice and how that knowledge can be used to create positive change.
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  • Getting ready for second grade scavenger hunt

    Bringing it Back to School

    Virginia Paik, Head of School
    In the weeks leading up to the opening of Live Oak’s 22-23 school year, the faculty and administrative team took various opportunities to take stock of the individual experiences and expertise we bring to the benefit of our school community and programs. In one account we recorded 613 years of experience at 154 different schools with advanced degrees in 10 different areas of study.  
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