The week of May 2 - 5 Oakridge School celebrated Teacher and Staff Appreciation. Each day the staff was suprised with a goody bag filled with treats and other prizes. The staff deorated the door to each classroom as a suprise to their teacher. The week culminated with a luncheon catered by Hickory Kist and a drawing for a beautiful plate and stand won by JoLynn Nielsen.
On Thursday, May 5 the students and staff of Misti Hamaker's class celebrated Jillian Dahle's birthday with a Tea Party. Everyone came in their "best attire" to have tea (apple juice) and crumpets (cake) with the guest oh honor. I full silver tea service adorned the beautifully set table where a lunch of chicken salad crossiants and was served.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Alyssa Kirkland is learning to wall using a walker independantly. Alyssa is a student in Peggy Freek's medically fragile class.
On Thursday, September 16, students from Oakridge School traveled to Lehi for a visit to the Legacy Swim Park. The students along with their teachers and the schools Special Ed technicians who assist the students in the pool, enjoyed a morning of swimming.