Synergy Cello Band Performs for Oakridge

L to R, Soren Peterson, Jared Snelson, Jordan Nelson and Trevin Powell

Oakridge School had the pleasure of hosting Synergy Cello Band on Tuesday, May 20. Synergy is a cello rock band from Springville, Utah.  These four young men started the band when they were in the seventh grade. The band consists of three cellists and a percussionist. All the boys are sophmores and attend Springville and Maple Mountain High Schools.  

Synergy has been playing all over Utah for four years. The band recently competed in the national SchoolJam USA’s Battle of the Bands as one of the top eight finalists.

The band plays everything from classical music to hard rock. Synergy has put on concerts, played at charity events, benefit fundraisers, etc. We have released a full length album available for purchase. We've also competed in — and won — multiple battle of the bands. (Facebook)


Oakridge Parents Help With Teacher Appreciation Week

Alice Spencer and Kathleen White

Oakridge School would like to thank all the parents who so graciously contributed to making Teacher Appreciateion Week a success!  Monday started off with fruit and donuts, milk and juice. Tuesday, parents came and "Heart Attacked" all the classrooom doors. On Wednesday the parents provided a lucheon for the entire staff at Oakridge. On Friday the staff enjoyed homemade cinnamon rolls. We would like to thank, Carol Carlson, Alice Spencer, Marcy Cox, Courtney Morton, Cassie Stockwell, Kathleen White, Brian Wall, and Nancy Wall. You guys are the BOMB!

Oakridge School Teacher's Week

Tasha Lewis' celebrates Teacher's Week with her technicians
Liz Reynolds and her class clowns celebrating Teacher's Week
Laura Peery and her technicians enjoyed their special day

Oakridge teachers had fun celebrating Teacher's Week!

National Teachers Week at Oakridge


Oakridge School celebrated National Teacher's Week with an array of activities.  The parents honored the teachers by decorating their classroom doors and a luncheon on Wednesday. A fun time was had by all and the teacher's loved the attention that was showered on them. Oakridge School loves their teachers!

Oakridge School Honors School Nurse

We love our school nurse Cindy Gerow

May 7 was National School Nurses Day. Our school nurse Cindy Gerow was honored with a gift basket by the staff and cards with well wishes and a poster from the students. It is a bittersweet week, as Cindy will be retiring at the end of the school year. She has been an integral part of Oakridge since the doors opened in 2005. She not only cares for the students at Oakridge but is also responisble for their care plans as well as those of other special Ed students in the district. We wil miss Cindy and wish her well in her retirement.

National School Nurse Day Background: Since 1972, National School Nurse Day has been set aside to recognize school nurses.

Purpose: National School Nurse Day was established to foster a better understanding of the role of school nurses in the educational setting.

Date: National School Nurse Day is celebrated on the Wednesday within National Nurse Week and National Nurse Week is always May 6th through May 12th. (NSNA ,


Oakridge Students Prepare for Spanish Fork Stock Show

Chase Sundet takes a break from tending his pig
Faith Sackett listens intently to her mentor

For the past few months four Oakridge students from Tasha Lewis' class have been working everyday with their pigs to prepare for the Spanish Fork Stock show. The students have mentors from Springville High School FFA who help them with their pigs.

 These four students will be showing their pigs on Wed and Thurs, April 30 and May 1  from 5-10 PM. The sale will be on Saturday, May 3rd at 10AM. 

They have learned how to walk, feed and handle their pigs. Not only have they learned how to handle the pigs, they have learned about patience and caring for the animals. Oakridge School is very proud of  Wesley Brailsford, Bailey Wall, Faith Sackett and Chase Sundet.



Dr. Seuss Visits Oakridge

Gabe Sackett wears his Cat in the Hat mask.
Faith Sackett dons her Cat in the hat Mask
Noah Johnson wearing his Cat in the Hat mask.

Students at Oakridge celebrated Dr. Seuss and had fun making masks .

Cooking at Oakridge

Oakridge teacher Tasha Lewis making bread with her students

One day a week the students at Oakridge participate in a cooking class. The students get hands on experience learning how to cook with the aid of their teachers and the technicians. 

Oakridge and FFA

Oakridge students with their SHS peers at the FFA fundraiser
Faith Sackett receiving her FFA Shirt
Chase Sundet receives his FFA shirt
Wesley Braislford waits for his FFA jacket

On Thursday March 27 several Oakridge students participated in the Springville High FFA School Booster Banquet & Auction. Chase Sundet, Wesley Brailsford, Faith Sackett and Bailey Wall participated in the event. Wesley Brailsford and Bailey Wall received their FFA jackets donated by SHS FFA advisor Monica Giffing. The students received an FFA shirt and patch. 

Fundraiser Great Success

Ty Tingey bid-calling at the Oakridge Live Auction Fundraiser
Lynn Mecham, Oakridge School Principal with students from Springville High School
Marcy Cox (parent of student at Oakridge) & Kathy Jarvis had a great time bidding
Miss Utah and Miss Spanish Fork posing with Oakridge Students at the auction

The Oakridge School Live Auction Fundraiser held Monday, March 17 was a great success. With close to 200 items donated by merchants and individuals from all over Utah County and Salt Lake, the cafeteria at SHS was packed with everything from art Work, gift baskets, and other large items and gift certificates.  The evening was geared up to meet everyones expectations and excitement! The evening began with customers previewing the items for auction. The pulled pork dinner donated my Smith's Grocery store in Payson, fed close to 100 people.  As auctioneer Ty Tingey began the bid-calling, the bidders began their quest for their favorite items. The evening culminated with almost every item sold and many happy bidders. We would like to thank the Springville High School student council, Oakridge School parents and staff and the other community members who helped make this event a success. A "GREAT BIG THANK YOU" to all the bidders who came out and supported this event.