Save the date and get your dance on, as the ODA Banyan Ball goes to the Ritz Carlton on Saturday, March 11th.
What is the Banyan Ball, you ask?
It’s only the biggest and best party for the ODA community. For you, students, It is maybe one of the best ODA parties you won’t be invited to. Thoug... READ MORE »»
The Out-of-Door Academy has many strong teams this year in their roster, but one of them in particular stands out. It’s not the football team running out under the bright lights. It’s not the basketball team storming through the gym. It’s the women's varsity soccer team.
This past season the... READ MORE »»
ODA Women's Varsity Soccer Team display their first place trophy.
What if you had a chance to move to China and become sort of, well, Chinese for a short period of time. If you had the opportunity to travel half-way across the globe to a Chinese high school and live with a Chinese family how would you do it? Would you reinvent yourself?
Would you consider changing your name... READ MORE »»
Imagine building new eco-friendly skyscrapers, bridges that are sturdier and less expensive, or a computer program that can identify fake news on social media. The bounds are endless with engineering. Students just need to develop an interest and run with it.
Mr. Kinser, a new teacher at ODA, wants... READ MORE »»
The DiMare Report is a fishing report produced by ODA student Nick DiMare. The report consists of interviews with students who fish locally and offers tips and tricks on how and where to catch fish and helps to connect the community through the love of fishing.
For more DiMare Reports, visit Nick's channel at http://bit.ly/1Rh8UU3
You are standing in the same old place, doing the same old thing, and with nothing much going on. You feel a vibration from your phone and you look: there’s a breaking news update about something big that happened across the world-- miles and miles and miles away from your place where nothing is happening. You start wondering what is going on in the rest of the world.
Global Citizens’ Club has been an outlet for ODA students to connect with the rest of the world and become philanthropic stewards of the world.
For the past several years, this club has hosted fundraisers such as Cardboard Challenge, dress-down days, and volleyball concessions where funds for go to Kiva, a global microfinance company, and other organizations.
But this year, Global Citizens Club has faced a change: a merger with the Lakewood Ranch Rotary Club’s Interact.
Interact is an organization that... Read More »
The ODA volleyball girls departed school with high spirits, singing and dancing throughout the bus drive to SCS. These girls were ready to have fun and play some volleyball. They had no idea how tough this match would be.
October 20, 2016, at 7 p.m. the Out-of-Door Academy Varsity Volleyball team... Read More »
After a very successful meet at Venice High School in which many runners, including all varsity boys runners, ran personal bests for the season; the Cross Country team met up again at 2:00 in the afternoon at Siesta Key beach for a mid-season party.
Runners slapped on sunscreen and headed out for... Read More »
It’s Thursday afternoon at 5:00. Sixteen sweaty teenagers sit with their feet in ice buckets, chocolate milk mustaches adorning their upper lips. They sit together and debate which football league is better: college or NFL. On another day the conversation focuses on where the team might go eat after... Read More »
Imagine driving for 30 minutes to get to your sport's practice area. In this case, the pool. You arrive, change into your suit, and finally get your goggles on. Then you hear thunder and a loud beep in the air from the club's storm warning system. You now have to wait for the storm to pass.
Meanwhi... Read More »