School News

Oakridge Students Go Bowling

Pam Christensen helping Nathan Baschke
Paige Russell helps Kyle Davis with his bowling
Jillian Dahle walks Chase Sundet to the alley

Every Friday the students at Oakridge take a field trip. The students are bussed to BYU or to the Provo Rec Center. They bowl, swim and excersie. These activities help with fine and gross motor skills.  These field trips expose our students to the outside world where they benefit from interaction with the general public. Not only are they being taught life and social skills but independance as well. 

Landmark HS Students visit OakridgeLatino

Latinos in Action from Landmark HS pose with students in Tasha Lewis' clas
Jennifer Zepeda, Maybali Vivar and Stephanie Marquez read to Erica Carlson
Santa Claus made a special appearance for the students of Oakridge
Teacher Laura Peery is all smiles as she shows Ashley Foy her gift from the Landmark High School students

On  Thursday, December 19th the Latinos in Action and Leadership class from Landmark High School visited Oakridge School. They read Christmas books and then surprised the Oakridge students with a gift and a visit from Santa Claus. Oakridge School would like to thank these students for their generosity and kindness. 

Oakridge Play a Huge Sucess

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, 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

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


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


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

Oakridge School Christmas Play

Oakridge School and Springville High School are preparing for our annual collaborative Christmas play.  On Monday December 16th at 7 p.m. they will perform another original story called Catch a Falling Christmas Star.  The story features “animals” from the Hogle Zoo, including a guitar playing platypus.  The Oakridge students are excited to show off their acting chops.  Come to this one night only event.  Don’t miss it or Santa will miss you.

Ten Fat Turkeys


Oakridge students are gearing up for Thanksgiving.  On Tuesday, one of our teachers Tasha Lewis read a warm-hearted holiday story to the students.  "We read the story 10 Fat Turkeys. "Everyone had fun being turkeys and gobbling away during the activity" said Tasha.

Trick or Treat

Stephanie and Haylee Stubbs
Vanessa and Maria Quintana channeling the 70's
Drew and his dad Kurt
Teacher Laura Peery
Substitute Terri Hales and Gabriel Sackett. Happy, Happy, Happy!
Tasha Lewis's class with the school secretary, Teresa Gordon
Liz Reynolds and her techs with Carlos Ayllon (clown) and Teresa Gordon
Laura Peery's classroon
Cody Bird

Oakridge celebrated Halloween in grand style.  The parents, staff and students donned costumes for a fun filled afternoon of trick or treating. A spooktacular party was held afterwards in the multi-purpose room where spooky treats and scary music were enjoyed by all the ghouls, goblins and witches.

Big Pumpkin Skit

The Big Pumpkin
Everyone having a great time!

Big Pumpkin Skit

We had so much fun acting out the Big Pumpkin for literacy. Tasha’s class helped make and designed the costumes for the skit. All three classes enjoyed taking turns being the witch, mummy, vampire, bat and ghost. As a team we were able to pull the big pumpkin.