January 24, 2019
Dear Upper School Families,
I hope this letter finds you well. We had a great and eventful week here in the Upper School. Congratulations to our girls' basketball team for clinching yet another conference title this past week. We are gearing up for playoff runs in all our sports and I wish our student-athletes good luck.
This past Wednesday, we had to dismiss the students 10 minutes early due to a strong odor coming from the school store. There was a problem with our refrigerator’s motor, and it was releasing an overpowering odor. We removed the offending appliance and had it disposed of properly. I only mention this as it caused much excitement amongst our students. There was no immediate danger at the time but were decisive in erring on the side of caution.
On Thursday, our Senior class was treated to yet another amazing senior breakfast. It was a time to reflect on the fact that a scant 120 days remain between that breakfast and graduation. Our seniors are a thoughtful group and I enjoyed my conversations with them. I also want to thank and credit them for their leadership as a class this year. In my time at O’Neal, I have seen our division grow in terms of culture and attitude. This group deserves a fair share of the credit for moving that needle.
Thank you all and have a great weekend.
Head of Upper School
(910) 692-6920 ext. 444