A surprise visit was made to by Cupid (aka) Coutney Morton. Cupid came bearing four boxes of donuts for the staff.
On Thursday the Oakridge students celebrated Valentine's. The students enjoyed playing Bingo, decorating cookies and painting.
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.
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".
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.
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.
Oakridge students enjoyed another fun day of swimming during the weekly field trip to BYU.
Ronald McDonald made a surprise visit to Oakridge School on Wednesday, January 14th. He visited with the students who were excited to see him.
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.
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.