This week our students read books about bugs, more specifically spiders, during one of our planning times. Each student made a hat of a spider and had a fun time showing them off. Creepy, crawly legs and all!
Art Lesson Taught by Terri Hales
There are many specialists that work closely with our teachers and staff to help our students develop and improve certain skills and capabilities. We are so grateful for all their work!!
Daily scheduled group lessons allow the teacher to have “planning time”. One teacher will prepare a lesson or activity, and teach it to all the students from all the classes. This allows the students to interact with each other outside of their typical day to day routine. It is also a time that the students can get out of the classroom and enjoy some sunshine at the park! Planning time gives the other teachers time to focus on preparing and organizing lessons for the upcoming days and weeks that best fit the needs of the students.
Each of the three classrooms as well as the gym recieved new audio systems this year.
We are so excited for another school year here at Oakridge School! There are several new faces here at Oakridge. Listed below are their smiling faces! We as faculty and staff look forward to working with students, both new and returning, to make this year the best one yet.
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.
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!
Oakridge teachers had fun celebrating Teacher's Week!
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!
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.