May 2014

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

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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!

National Teachers Week at Oakridge

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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

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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 ,  http://www.schoolnurseday.org).