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Activities and Traditions

Big Sister, Little Sister

Big Sister/Little Sister:

A 50 year old tradition where each freshwoman is paired up with a senior student, who becomes their instant “Big Sister” on the first day of school. A mentoring program for freshwomen, it’s a great way for incoming students to make a new friend who can guide them through their first year at OLT.

Sophomore Sleepover:

Big Sister, Little Sister

A fun-filled evening where the entire sophomore class spends the night in the school playing games, eating pizza, and having fun with each other. Students and teachers both have a blast watching movies and keeping each other entertained throughout the night, and the girls get to know each other better.

Thanksgiving Feast:

Thanksgiving Feast The time when the entire student body attends church together to give thanks for their friends, family and school. The senior class also organizes a sit down dinner for the entire school to share.

Junior Ring Ceremony:

Thanksgiving Feast Reminder to the juniors that they will continue their academic commitment in year and college. Families participate in the ceremony.


Junior Ring Ceremony Retreats are an opportunity for the students to reflect privately and bond as a group. A special way for girls to connect with themselves and each other, each class has one retreat every year. For freshwomen, sophomores, and juniors, a one day gathering with their classmates to reflect and pray together and build a stronger bond amongst their classmates. For seniors, it is a 3 day retreat to celebrate being a class, and to get in touch with where they come from and where they are going.

Spirit Week:

Spirit Week Held the first week of May, Spirit Week is an opportunity for students to work and play together right before second semester exams begin. Includes sporting events, Mardi Gras celebration, contests, fundraiser/walkathon,and talent show (teachers, too!).

Dances and Proms

Fall and Spring Dances:

All school dance, sponsored by the National Honor Society and Student Council. Students are encouraged to invite their friends! Great way to enjoy the warmer weather and gather with friends.

90s Theme:

90s Theme

Junior Ring Dance:

Spring Dance The dance is to celebrate the importance of their class ring, and is the girls’ first semi-formal affair and step towards prom.

Senior Prom:

Spring Dance Formal celebration for seniors. A few weeks before graduation, is a part of the graduation tradition where students can celebrate their hard work and friendships over the past 4 years.

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