Santa Makes the Rounds at Oakridge And Springville HS

Tasha Lewis and Olivia Ward flank santa (aka Matthew Harding)
Santa (Matthew Harding) and his teacher Olivia Ward

Santa Clause (aka Matthew Harding a student in Olivia Ward's classtoom at Springville High School) merrily made the rounds through the hallways of Oakridge School and Springville High School shouting HOHOH, letting everyone know that the Christmas season will soon be upon us. 

Benefit Concert featuring One Voice Children's Choir

 

Oakridge Fundraiser concert.Featuring: One Voice Children's Choir (as seen on America's Got Talent)Sue Krupa, John Canaan, Michael Hicks, Bryce Neubert, Cary Stockwell, Kathleen Ellinger and SynergyDate: Friday, November 7, 2014Time: Doors open at 6:00 PM  - Concert starts at 7:00 PMPlace: Springville High School Auditorium - 1205 East 900 South, Springville, UTCost: $10.00 for adults, Children under 12,  $7. 00Special VIP Package - $100.00 Donation (includes 2 Adult tickets and VIP Seating) "Donations are greatly accepted and appreciated"  Your donation is tax deductable. Please us tax ID number 11990712-002 STC. Sponsored in part by: Hutch's Home Furnishings and MyntBuy tickets here: https://nebo.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=products&grp=300

 

Fiddler In The Classroom

Attributions: 
Gabe and Tasha got into the music!

Kjersti Jones is a technician in Tasha's class and she is VERY talented.  She brought her violin and played for the students.  Needless to say both staff and students LOVED it!

Braille Notebook

Attributions: 
Christoper using the machine to write a story.

Christopher is a student in Tasha Lewis’ class.  He writes by using a tool called, a braille notebook. This is like a computer without the monitor.  He is able to write not just words of sentences, but full papers and stories.  It also allows him to save his work so that if needs be he can come back to it.  

New Technicians

Attributions: 
Kayley (Kathleen's Classroom)
Mindy (Julie's Classroom)
Kjersti (Tasha's Classroom)

There are even more new faces here at Oakridge.  An additional technician was hired on for each individual classroom.  We are excited to have them join our Oakridge team and continue in making this year great!!

Friday's Fun-filled Field Trips

Wesley and Christopher (both Tasha's class) had a blast with their BYU student friends swimming in the pool!
Wesley and Christopher (both Tasha's class) are great swimmers.
Christopher (Tasha's class) swimming in pool with BYU student volunteer.
Wesley (Tasha's class) just did a cannon ball into the water.
James (Julie's class) playing with technician Josh (Julie's class) in the gym.
Lexi (Kathleen's class) loved being social and playing in the gym!
Paula (Julie's class) loved being with the BYU students and playing with them!
Chase (Tasha's class) playing with some of the many toys that the BYU volunteers brought with them!

Field trips are always fun!  Recently Oakridge went on a field trip to BYU where some of the students were able to swim with BYU students while others had open gym time and one on one time with a BYU student.  These BYU students participate in a program called “Gym Kids”.  This is a great opportunity for the students to be social, play, and just be themselves. 

Lets Go Fly A ... Parachute?

Students, Teachers, and Techs really enjoyed playing and getting exercise with the parachute!
Aiden (Tasha's class) enjoyed his turn sitting on the parachute and feeling it flow and wave around him!

Gym time is loved by all students.  It gives the students, technicians, and teachers time out of the classroom.  It also helps everyone get their wiggles out!  Recently Oakridge was able to use one of the gyms at Springville High School, where there was plenty of room to play volleyball and play with the parachute.

 

"Spiders, Spiders Everywhere"

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Art Lesson Taught by Terri Hales
Terri Hales helping students make their very fashionable spider hats!
Aiden loved sporting his spider hat around the school! (Tasha's Class)
Cody and Wyatt both loved having crawly spiders as hats! (Kathleen's Class)
Terri made a hat for Ashley that fit just right! (Kathleen's Class)
Group of technicians and students doing the art project.
Josh (Technician in Julie's Class) loved the hats so much, he needed one all his own!
Spiders, spiders everywhere, one even landed in our secretary's hair!! (Teresa Gordon)
Haley and Heather (Technicians both in Julie's Class) both helping make spider hats for the students.

This week our students read books about bugs, more specifically spiders, during one of our planning times.  Each student made a hat of a spider and had a fun time showing them off.  Creepy, crawly legs and all! 

Our Special Specialists

Attributions: 
Chris - Occupational Therapist
Jason - Speech Therapist
Jeannie - Vision Specialist
Rachel - Orientation/Mobility Specialist
Mark - Physical Therapist
Stacy - One Of Our School Nurses
Stephanie - Vision Specialist Tech

There are many specialists that work closely with our teachers and staff to help our students develop and improve certain skills and capabilities.  We are so grateful for all their work!!

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