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C.U.B.E. (Creating Understanding by Enrichment) @ Oakridge

Can you spot the acute, right and obtuse angles in this marble run? This is a CUBE (Creating Understanding by Enrichment) project. Oakridge students enjoy a CUBE class every week, in which they explore the fun side of math through problem solving, STEAM and other activities. Students explore the connections between math and science, art, […]

WHAT IS A DEEPER LEARNING EQUITY FELLOW?

Equity Fellows are leaders who can amplify voices and perspectives underrepresented in the Deeper Learning movement. The program provides these leaders with high-level leadership development and networking opportunities, and the chance to step back from their daily work to reflect and collaborate with their peers on the unique ways that they can strengthen and shape […]

Deeper Learning Equity Fellows

Principal Dr. Lynne Wright has been selected as one of fifteen Deeper Learning Equity Fellows nationwide. Oakridge Elementary School is part of the Deeper Learning movement. Learn more about this journey at https://www.equityfellows.org/ 

Kindergarten Class Visits!

Click here to view the Kindergarten visit 2018 power point that was presented by Oakridge staff in the library on the morning of June 14th, 2018. Future Oakies and their parents did a walk through of kindergarten classrooms and toured the building with Dr. Wright! We can’t wait to see you next year!!!!

SEM-R in action!

SEM-R in action… 5th graders reading, conferring, and analyzing self-selected texts with Mr. Chapuis.

Celebrating Oakridge’s most prolific readers!

Ms. Oxendine’s class read more Read-A-Thon hours than any other Oakridge class. Congrats! They’ve really earned their Pizza Party. Ms. Bentall and Dr. Wright came down to go over some of the favorite selections from our top readers.

Read-A-Thon Success

WE DID IT! Thank you all -with your help we had over 405 students create read-a-thon pages and log hours. Oakridge students read over 8000 hours! The pig was sweet, but Dr. Wright was sweeter! What an amazing sport, she got to know the pig before she kissed her. The children squealed louder than the […]

MOSAIC program wins a Governor’s Award for Innovation In Education

Congratulations to Ms. Amin-Arsala and the entire Oakridge MOSAIC program. Picked from over 130 applicants the program unique to Oakridge was Awarded a Governor’s Award for Innovation In Education! To learn more about what makes the program so special, check out our MOSAIC page.

BoomWhackers in Music Class!

Boomwhackers are hollow, color-coded, plastic tubes, tuned to different musical pitches by length. They are used as inexpensive musical instruments in the percussion family. To make sound with a boomwhacker, you tap it on the ground or a nearby surface. At Oakridge, we use them to practice rhythms, add accompaniments to songs and to play […]