School News

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.

Field Trip to Provo Rec Center

Jennifer Harnett and Emma Ash
Alice and Christopher Spencer, Pam Christensen and Nathan Baschke and Carlos Ayllon and Cody Bird
Mashala Petersen with Haley Stubbs, Alice Spencer with Nathan Baschke and Pam christensen
Carlos Ayllon and Cody Bird
Heather Bolz with Mckay Biesinger and Noah Johnson
Jamie Jansen with Ryland Baschke

Every Friday the students at Oakridge School take a field trip. The students are bussed to the Provo Rec Center and to BYU for Gym Kids. The students are helped with these activities by their teachers and technicians as well as BYU students and parents.

An Afternoon in the Park

Kyle Davis, Ryland Baschke and Gabriel Sackett enjoy the afternoon
Christian Beaudry, Cody Bird and Wyatt Roberts hanging out with Carlos Ayllon, their favorite tech.
Everyone enjoying the parachute toss

On Friday, September 13th the Staff and Students had a Welcome Back to School party in the Park. They enjoyed the afternoon playing games.

Welcome Back!

We are so excited to start the new year! Our enrollment is up and we have several new faces at Oakridge.

Tasha Lewis is the newest teacher at Oakridge. Tasha has been with Nebo School District for eight years. She previously worked as a Sp. Ed teacher at Salem Elementary. Tasha is married and has two children. She enjoys camping, 4-wheeling and reading.

Suzee Anderson is one of three new technicians hired at Oakridge this year. Suzee has been with Nebo SD for three years and transferred to Oakridge from Sierra Bonita. She is married and has 6 children. Her oldest daughter is attending college in Nebraska. Her five other children are enrolled at schools with in our district.  When not working she is busy running her children to soccer and baseball games. In her spare time she enjoys sewing.

Another new face at Oakridge is Haley Raey. Haley has been with Nebo SD for three years and transferred to Oakridge from Sage Creek Elementary where she was a tutor. Haley has two young children who she's busy chasing when not working.

Paige Russell is the newest face at Oakridge. Paige is new to the district and loves working with kids. She is married and has no children. She enjoys reading, watching movies and spending time outdoors.

We want to extend a GREAT BIG welcome to all faculty, staff and amazing students.