Green and White Gazette
Please Come to the New York Gathering!
You won't want to miss joining Head of School Ansley Smithwick for cocktails at the New York Gathering at the Colony Club on December 7, 2017, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., courtesy of Christine Wilmer Barkus '73. The Colony Club is located at 564 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065. We are really looking forward to this one! Hope you can be there!
Oldfields takes a trip to Kentucky!

In early November, Barrie Blazer Conner '74 hosted Head of School Ansley Smithwick and Director of Development Anne Finney P'97 for a delicious lunch at The Thoroughbred Club of America in Lexington, KY, on November 9. Not only did we get to see Barrie, but we also had the pleasure of dining with her husband Sam, daughter Frances Clay, and granddaughter Conner, who stole the show. After lunch during a quick visit to a fabulous local needlework shop, we were able to meet Barrie's other daughter, Caroline. Many thanks to Barrie and her family for their Kentucky hospitality!




That evening, Van Thompson, father of Eliza Thompson '15, gave an elegant party for Oldfields at The Lexington Club, the oldest club west of the Appalachians. Alumnae from the area, along with Head of School Ansley Smithwick and Director of Development Anne Finney P'97, were treated to delectable hors d'oeuvres and libations, topped off by the stories of Patricia Storey DeCamp '46, who as a 12 year-old girl spent many days watching famous race horse Man o' War pose for the statue by Herbert Haseltine. A grand time was had by all! Thank you, Van, for throwing such a lovely party for Oldfields! 

Tidbit and Rarebit Editors visit NYC!

English Chair Whitney Schultz traveled with Oldfields Tidbit and Rarebit editors to attend the Columbia Scholastic Press Association fall conference in NYC!


Tidbit, Oldfield's literary magazine, has experienced a resurgence in enthusiastic contributors this past year, with over 70 pages of poetry, fiction, essays, art, and photography by students and faculty. These talented Oldfields editors loved their time at the conference and brought back fabulous ideas.  

New Academic Tradition

To quote our Academic Dean Christine Gilmore, "I can't wait - it's going to be great!" The event being anticipated is the new Fall Academic Awards Assembly taking place for the first time this month. Much like our traditional Sports Awards, this event will take place each term to recognize the outstanding academic accomplishments of our students. All students who received First or Second Honors will receive a certificate.


Realizing that there are many ways to measure success and that many components go into achieving academic excellence, we will also have some additional awards. Individual girls will be honored for their accomplishments in each subject area (math, science, visual arts performing arts, English, history, and world language) as well as for their accomplishments as they pertain to residential life, college counseling, being an admission ambassador, and being an exemplary day student. One teacher will also be honored per term.


As always, family and friends are welcome to attend this event which will be held in the David Niven Theatre at 10:05 AM on December 6, 2017. 

 OS Illuminated: Faculty Spotlight

With many of our Oldfields girls coming from far and wide, parents might not get to know our faculty as well as they might like. We have so many exceptional educators with amazing backgrounds, we thought it would be interesting to share some more information about them. Director of Learning Support Roberta Sachs is definitely one of those special people. Read more about why Roberta chose education and why that path led her to Oldfields by clicking here.

OS Athletics Recognized for
Outstanding Sportsmanship

As always, the fall sports season was filled with exciting games, team bonding, and personal growth. Two of our outstanding teams, field hockey and soccer, played unbelievably competitive games despite often having no substitutes, and at times, were even a player down!

However, the true highlight of the season was the impressive number of Character Coins awarded to the Oldfields players, teams, and coaches by the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland (IAAM). All in all, we received an unprecedented 8 coins!

The IAAM believes there is more to an athletic contest than just winning. In an effort to put their beliefs into action, each varsity coach is given two Character Coins to present to opponents who display the significant elements of fair play, integrity, and respect. OS athletics has always had a tradition of emphasizing good sportsmanship and has been proud of its athletes every year, but it was indeed gratifying to have our outstanding character recognized by our opponents!

Congratulations to all the students who dedicate hours every day to remaining fit in mind, body, and spirit!


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Anne Ragland Finney P'97

Director of Development



Joan Carter '81 P'15

Director of Alumnae Affairs




Maria Askey

Development Assistant





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