Green and White Gazette
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 Washington, DC Gathering April 4 
Three Heads At Once!

David Perfield, Wendy and Hawley Rogers, Taylor Smith

Head of School David Perfield spent a day in Florida with Oldfields' most iconic Heads – Hawley Rogers and Taylor Smith. Don't you wish you could have been a fly on the wall? They had a fabulous time together!

David Perfield Meets Alumnae in Florida
David Perfield and Jane Isdale Schaefer '52

Daphne Preece Hellmuth '55, David Perfield, Kandi duPont Sanger '62, and

Beth Sohmer Redpath '72

Head of School David Perfield made a quick trip to Florida, where he connected with some of Oldfields' most devoted alumnae.


After a round of golf with Jane Isdale Schaefer '52 (no word on who had the lowest score…) on February 20, David joined Jane, Toni Carter Vreeland '66, and Christine Smith McHarg '84 for lunch in Key Largo.


That evening, David dined with Dolly Hall Howard '61 and her husband, Skip, whom David already knows, in Naples.


The following day, David enjoyed meeting Kandi duPont Sanger '62, Daphne Preece Hellmuth '55, and Beth Sohmer Redpath '72 at a lunch in Sanibel hosted by Kandi.


He made a big impression wherever he went. (We knew he would!)

Alumna Barkley Smith Booker '93 P'21, '22 shares her story with OS Community

Past Staff Anne Blalock P'93, Ella Ratcliff '22, Barkley Smith Booker '93 P'21, '22,

Tayah Ratcliff '21, and Dandy Blalock P'93

Oldfields was lucky enough to have alumna and current parent Barkley Smith Booker '93 P'21, '22 come visit and deliver a presentation to the OS community with her two daughters, Tayah and Ella, in the audience as students.


As a teenager, Barkley's tumultuous home life and poor academic performance due to undiagnosed dyslexia brought Barkley to Oldfields' campus. The caring community, engaged teachers, and the small class sizes quickly began to have an effect, and her confidence began to grow. She loved the Oldfields traditions, especially Garden Party and Graduation. She credits OS with teaching her a strong work ethic and giving her the confidence to keep trying despite difficult challenges. She felt loved and was happy. 


Read more here >

Back to Back Model United
Nations Conferences

Model UN provides a great forum where young students come from around the world to explore various problems of the world and seek solutions through discussion, negotiation, and debate.


For the first time ever, Oldfields Model UN club attended not one, but two conferences, and they were back-to-back weekends in February! The first was the Johns Hopkins Model United Nations conference in Baltimore, and the second was the North American Invitational Model UN conference run by Georgetown University in Washington, DC.   


Our ambitious delegation of six girls was very well prepared and participated  enthusiastically in both conferences. They had the opportunity to represent committees such as the British House of Commons, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation,  the Disarmament and International Security Committee, and even a member of the Marvel Comics Universe. 

Diversity Day

Oldfields is committed to providing a safe space for our students to discuss the issues that matter to them. Diversity Day on February 6 gave them that opportunity. It began with a Privilege Walk followed by eight small group discussions.


Learn more about the topics our students care about. >

Happy 30th Anniversary, Steel Magnolias!

Oldfields' Theatre Department took us right back to the 80s with the timeless story of Steel Magnolias. This particular play has a reputation for being a challenging one due to the large quantity of fast-paced banter among these six life-long friends, but Oldfields thespians did a marvelous job! A special shout out goes to Libby Shannon '19 who stepped in to take the lead role with only weeks to go until show time. 


Congratulations also go to our Theatre Director Erin Wallace who really has a knack for casting and bringing out the very best in the actors. One last mention--the set was spectacular! This classic had the audience laughing and crying just like the movie did so long ago.

Winter Dance Concert

As always, the Winter Dance Concert wowed the audience by mixing things up---from classic ballet to K pop, the audience loved it all! Crowd favorites included a piece by Performing Arts Director Carrie Hammond herself as well as two pieces from the student-run Dream Catchers. The dance concerts are always over too soon!

You won't want to miss Alumnae Weekend 2019, Friday, April 26 through Sunday, April 28! Come one, come all, especially if your class year ends in a 4 or a 9. Please come and bring your family to campus (your old stomping grounds!) for a fun weekend. You can click here to view the schedule! 

Oldfields Belongs to All of Us

Anne Ragland Finney P'97

Director of Development



Joan Carter '81 P'15

Director of Alumnae Affairs


Laura Lee Brown

Development Database Analyst


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