STUDY TIME & PAUSE
Throughout the week we set aside time for students to complete important work outside of the classroom. Students are expected to use this time wisely. Some appropriate uses of Study Time and Pause include seeking assistance from a classroom teacher or peer tutor, meeting with a study group, purchasing supplies from the campus book store, attending a club or committee meeting, par- ticipating in community business such as bake sales and other fund raisers, speaking with an advisor, seeing the school nurse, or eating a snack.
In keeping with the tradition of the Society of Friends (Quakers), Oakwood Friends School does not rank its students nor does it calculate a GPA. We do offer other data to assist in the evaluation of performance of our students. The school does not give Aca- demic Awards. Students who maintain at least a B average and are in good standing with the school can be placed on Independent Status, which is an academic honor.
Oakwood's musicians are a vibrant presence on campus. Students perform and study a wide variety of music: Appalachian Folk to Bach, Billings to Ellington, Ives, Mozart, Parker, Parliament, Zappa and beyond. A distinctive feature of our program is the performance of new works, written especially for Oakwood's musicians by young composers. Public performances include: two formal concerts (winter and spring), the winter musical, student recitals and alumni events. Students also enjoy sharing the joy of music by performing at Community Meeting, Meeting for Worship and any chance they get.
141 MUSICAL THEATER Students cast in the musical will en- gage in the process of production from casting to performance. Stu- dents will focus on vocal and physi- cal development while also learning the art of character development in musical theatre. In addition, a group of students will provide musical sup- port for the production.
A strong commitment is required of all students who take part in the musical. Past musicals have included Grease, Godspell, Anything Goes, Fame, Seussical, and Side- show.. (one trimester /one third credit)