December 2013

Oakridge Play a Huge Sucess

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Jackson Averett and Cody Bird as Perry the Platypus

 

On Monday night the SHS auditorium was filled with the sound of zoo animals. The annual Oakridge School play, " Catch A Falling Christmas Star" was performed by SHS students and Oakridge Students. The play written by Jason Shelley, Oakridge School, speech/language pathologist.  The play was about a Christmas star that falls from the sky and lands in a zoo. The animals are tasked with returning the Christmas star to the sky before Santa leaves so he can find his way," explained Shelley.   "It's not a program, it's a play. Depending on the ability of the student, they speak into a microphone or activate switches that have voice output. They also participate in the songs through dance. Everyone works hard to have a set, props and real costumes that can help distract the audience who has to wait sometimes for our students to press their switch.  (www.daily herald.com, December 14, 2013 12:15 am  •  Debbie Balzotti - Correspondent)In conjunction with the play, the wonderful parents of Oakridge School sponsored a boutique fundraiser. The fundraiser garnered in excess of $1400 to help with areas of greatest need at Oakridge School. A silent auction of a beautiful quilt, along with arts and crafts made by the students and homemade goodies was also a great success.Oakridge School would like to thank the community for their support. Also, the parents and staff of Oakridge who contributed their time and talents.  We want to give a very big "thank you" to  the Springville High School student council  and art classes who put so much time and effort in making the play a huge success

 

Pajama Day at Oakridge

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The students were excited to watch the Polar Express

The gym was filled with excitement as the students gathered in the gym to watch the Polar Express. 

Oakridge School's #1 Helper

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Wesley Brailsford a student in Tasha Lewis' class is Oakridge School's #1 helper. Wesley is always willing to shovel snow, spread salt or whatever needs to be done, especially when it is snowing.  He braves the cold tempatures in order that everyone entering or leaving the school is safe, and he does it all with a big smile on his face.  A GREAT BIG thank you to Wesley. 

 

Having Fun

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Special Ed Technician Jamie Jansen and Wesley Brailsford having  a little fun with the picture board at Springville High School.