On September 13, 2021, First Lady Pamela Northam and VDOE Superintendent James Lane enjoyed a morning of conversation and story telling with OES students and staff. They were also accompanied by Senator Linwood Lewis. This visit was part of their Back to School tour. 

Charlena Jones (NCPS School Board member),  Mr. Eddie Lawrence (NCPS Superintendent), Ms. Jaime Cole (NCPS Associate Superintendent of Instruction), Mr. Fay Joyner (OES principal) and Mr. Philip Sweet (OES Assistant Principal) also welcomed the trio.