English, Reading, & Library Media



    Vision Statement:
    The OBEN English, reading, and library departments are committed to cultivating our young scholars' curiosity.  Through the study of authors' divergent perspectives and treatments of universal themes, our young scholars, armed with an ever-increasing understanding of rhetoric, grapple with ideas, conduct research, explore their own underlying assumptions, refine and share their perspectives, practice dialogue, and engender in themselves the habits of empathic, informed citizens.  We aim to equip our students with the creative and critical thinking skills necessary to thrive beyond high school as creators and consumers of content in a society transformed by the globalization and democratization of information sharing.