Fitness & Sports
- Parent Category: Our School
- Published: Friday, 09 October 2009 10:36
Oak Grove’s Junior High Fitness Program contributes to helping students see the importance of physical vitality, caring for one’s body, making healthy life choices, developing understanding, respect and compassion for others, and instilling a sense of responsibility to the whole. Personal excellence, sportsmanship, self-reflection and joy of the game are emphasized over competition.
All junior high students participate in physical education four times per week which includes exercise, general conditioning, and skill building with particular emphasis on volleyball, basketball, soccer, track and field, and a range of non-competitive games. Junior High students who are interested may also participate in the high school team sports program. Oak Grove High School is a member of the Condor League, a local high school league that includes Thacher, Cate, Midland, Laguna Blanca, Ojai Valley School, Dunn and Besant Hill. Oak Grove fields teams each season in a variety of sports including girls’ and boys’ soccer, girls’ and boys’ volleyball and other team sports such as tennis, basketball, and track and field, according to student interest.
The lessons young people learn and practice on the playing fields can serve them for a lifetime. They learn about friendship, both the friendship of their classmates, teammates, teachers and mentors, and those “others” who they may be competing against. And they learn about community – that each single component is a critical part of the whole. We depend on the participation and commitment of everyone!
Members of the Oak Grove School Equestrian team reap the benefits of hard work, good sportsmanship, and volunteerism, while fostering friendships and improving in their sport. The team trains with Charlotte Morran at one of the most beautiful facilities in California, Orchard Blossom Farm in east Ojai, and competes in the Interscholastic Equestrian League with students from across California.