Greetings from the Upper School

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.
Matt Jacobs
Head of Upper School
(910) 692-6920 ext. 444


Jan. 30th Model UN leaves for Competition at American University
Feb. 3rd Winter Coffeehouse Performances
Feb. 8th ACT at O'Neal
Feb. 14th Faculty Professional Development Day – No School
Feb. 17th Presidents Day – No School

What’s Happening in The O’Neal College Counseling Department

by Renee Ferrerio

All parents and students should see our most updated Spring College Counseling Calendar. This is a great opportunity for sophomores, juniors, and seniors to meet face to face with an admissions rep of these colleges.

Junior Seminars start in January. Important topics such as Interest/Aptitude testing, Resume Writing, Common Application, Financial Aid, Essay Writing, and College List Building will be covered.

Seniors should be communicating with Ms. Ferrerio about requests for Mid-Year Reports. All seniors should be notifying Ms. Morahan and Ms. Ferrerio with any college acceptances and scholarship offers.

College Rep Visit:
  • William Peace University of Raleigh will be visiting on January 30, 2020 at 11:10 in room 11.

  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte will be visiting on March 2, 2020 at 11:10 in room 2.

  • University of Alabama at Huntsville will be visiting on March 17, 2020 at 12:40 in room 11.
Junior and senior parents and students should follow this link to see up to date nomination and non-nomination scholarship opportunities and special programs.

Below are some key dates to mark on your calendar:
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