School News

Preschool Testing at Oakridge

Jonathan and Conner Jensen play with toys on the floor as they wait for Ethan Mathews to have his hearing and vision tested.

Every Monday Oakridge School buzzes with the pitter patter of small feet.  On Mondays Audiologist Dallin Millington, tests the hearing and vision of preschool aged children. Dixie Spressor and Norma Goddard are also on hand to assess cognitive skills.   This is the first stop in the process to see if a child qualifies for Special Ed services.  Nebo School District provides pre-school service at no charge to developmentally delayed eligible children with severe disabilites. District preschools are only for students with disabilites unless parents choose to pay tution or attend Title 1. If you have any any questions or want to schedule an appointment, call Teresa at 801-491-2165 or the Special Ed office at 801-354-7416.

Job Shadow at Oakridge School

Jason Shelley and his son Jaden working with the students in the literacy class.

Tuesday, February 4th was Job Shadow day through out the district.  Jason Shelley, Speech Language Pathologist at Oakridge School was shadowed by his son Jaden. Jaden, said " I had fun and liked working and playing with the kids". 

Literacy at Oakridge

McKay, Kristen Morgan, Drew, Jennifer Harnett and Robin Martin

Every Tuesday the students at Oakridge gather together in the multi-purpose room for a  literacy class. The staff help the students in making choices to participate in the activities.

Thank You

Wesley, Gabriel, Sydnee and Erica stand with a Latinos in Action advisor.

Last week a group of students and their teachers visited Landmark High school to give the Latinos in Action and Leadership classes a great "Big Thank You" for the gifts they brought the students of Oakridge at Christmas. The kindness and generosity that was given to our students was overwhelming. Again, Thank You from the bottom of our hearts. 

Swim Day at BYU

McKay and Erica enjoy playing in the pool.
Erica loves swimming and making funny faces.
Erica enjoying the pool at BYU

Oakridge students enjoyed another fun day of swimming during the weekly field trip to BYU. 

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.