Easter At Oakridge School

Submitted by teresa.gordon on Fri, 05/06/2011 - 13:01

A fun time was had by the students of Oakridge as the hunted Easter eggs in their classooms and hallway.

Here comes Peter Cottontail
Hoppin' down the bunny trail,
Hippity hoppity,
Easter's on its way

Bringin' ev'ry girl and boy
A basketful of Easter joy
Things to make your Easter
Bright and gay

He's got jelly beans for Tommy
Colored eggs for sister Sue
There's an orchid for your mommy
And an Easter bonnet too. 

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Teresa Gordon

Community of Caring Innovations in Social Emotional Learning and Character Education Award

Submitted by teresa.gordon on Mon, 04/18/2011 - 10:11

On Wednesday, April 6, 2011 Oakridge School was one of eight schools in Utah recognized with a 2011 Community of Caring Innovations in Social Emotional Learning and Character Education Award. The Awards Ceremony was held at the University of Utah Alumni House in Salt Lake City. Those attending the award ceremony from Nebo School District were Dr. Richard Kay, principal of Oakridge School, Mike Murray, Supervisor of Special Education and Noel Carlton, parent of student at Oakridge School.

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Teresa Gordon

Salem Hills HS Student Intern Donates Quilts to Oakridge School

Submitted by teresa.gordon on Mon, 03/21/2011 - 00:00

Kacie Koyle a senior at Salem Hills High School is doing a student internship at Oakridge School. Kacie, a member of FCCLA donated several quilts to Oakridge School as part of an FCCLA service project. Kacie's plans after graduation are to go to the East Coast to be nanny.  She has not decided where she will go to school but plans to go into the Special Education field. Kacie is the daughter of Scott and Gayle Koyle of Salem.

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Teresa Gordon

Oakridge School Receives 2011 Utah Community of Caring Innovative Practice Award

Submitted by teresa.gordon on Tue, 03/15/2011 - 00:00

Oakridge School was recently awarded a 2011 Utah Community of Caring Innovative Practice Award. The award is sponsored by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Center for Community of Caring at the University of Utah College of Education.

 

The award is given on the basis of nominee application. Nominee’s must submit an application describing the Innovation in Character Education practiced in their school.

 

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Teresa Gordon

Oakridge School Celebrates NEA's Read Across America

Submitted by teresa.gordon on Thu, 03/03/2011 - 00:00

What is NEA's Read Across America?

NEA's Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss.

On Wednesday, March 2, Oakridge School celebrated Dr. Seuss's birthday with a pajama party. The staff and students donned pj 's and slippers along with hats while they enjoyed an afternoon watching the Cat in the Hat and having a story read to them. A fun day was had by all.

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Teresa Gordon

High School Iterns at Oakridge School

Submitted by teresa.gordon on Mon, 09/27/2010 - 00:00

Every school year students from various high schools in Nebo District sign up for work-based training internships at Oakridge School. The students are assigned a specific classroom in which to work with the developmentally disabled students at Oakridge.  This semenster Lauren Wake and Brooke Kramer will be working with the students at Oakridge twice a week.

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Teresa Gordon

Oakridge Mission Statement

Our Commitment

"We will develop and admisnister the educational programs and operations of Oakridge School to accomodate and mitigate the mental amd physical disabilities of our students. We will be mindful of the spirit within each student and conduct the affairs of the school treating these students with dignity, respect and positive expectations."