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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 […]

New Stained Glass project installed in the Oakridge Library!

Stop by the Oakridge Library and check out our new stained glass projects. They looking amazing when the sun comes out! Big thanks to last years students for helping us follow one of our three T’s –  “We Take care of this place”!

Music @ Oakridge

Oakridge welcomes our new band & orchestra teacher Mr. Pratte! 4th & 5th grades loved exploring the instruments and can’t wait for the opportunity to learn more, all those years of watching the older kids perform has rubbed off!

Arts @ Oakridge

The elements & principles that guide elementary art instruction…helping our artists be amazing! Thanks to Ms. Platz for helping us make deeper connections about the principals of design with the elements of art!