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Sunday, April 14, 2024 at 11:00 AM

Bighorn Bulletin

Bighorn Bulletin
Matthew Bird, Trevor Dunlap, Krista Smith, Jay Frederick, Chase Ackerman.

Author: Photo courtesy of Oasis Academy.

Oasis Welcomes Nathalie Antus 

Starting her eighth year of teaching Nathalie Antus will join the Bighorn Team this fall teaching third and fourth-grade reading. She comes from Pershing County most recently, and before that taught in Northern California.

Antus has a love for teaching and the students.

“My favorite part of teaching is turning students who initially didn't think they could do something, into not only doing it but rocking it. I also love hugs, which is why I love teaching the littles,” she said.

She enjoys finding new ways to relate subjects to students to help them understand.

“My first year of teaching was first grade, and I had one student who did not want to participate or do anything in class. I found out that he loved baseball, and I do too (Go Red Sox!). Long story short, lessons were incorporated with baseball. Teaching the diamond shape was especially exciting. I also played baseball with my students during recess. Years later, his mom waited on my table at a local restaurant and gave me a hug thanking me for being his teacher. This is why I love doing what I do. I can't believe that student is in high school now,” explained Antus.

Not originally starting in education, her first job was with the Queen of Domestic Arts.

“My first job was with Martha Stewart. It's both a blessing and a curse, in that, the bar has always been high, and I still fold napkins at potlucks,” she added. 

Antus has traveled extensively. She graduated from Singapore American School, one of the best private schools in the world.

“The Singapore American School had some really gifted and compassionate teachers. Their devotion to education and impact on students was not lost on me. Those lessons made me want to pay it forward and become a teacher as well. I wouldn't change a thing about working in other careers in the past and am so happy that I found my passion in teaching, where I can bring all my past experiences and travel to the table,” said Antus.

When she is not teaching, the Boston native loves watching movies through the end credits and has been known to sing karaoke with her family in public. She is married to her college sweetheart, and they have one daughter. The family currently has three dogs, three goats, six chickens, three ducks, and one turtle.

“I can't wait to meet my new students this school year. It's going to be an awesome 2023-2024,” she closed. 

Middle School Ag in a “Box” Projects 

From flood irrigation to equipment to food production, the middle school FFA students presented their Ag in a “Box” projects to younger students before school finished in May.

Students were grouped and required to select an agricultural-related subject. The teams then researched their topic and created cardboard box dioramas. The projects were then presented to fellow K-8 students.

“FFA is one of, if not the, most successful programs at Oasis Academy. Adding it as an elective in middle school has been a step in the right direction. We want to thank Mrs. Page Hiskett for teaching it this year and welcome Mrs. Jenna Whitaker who will take it on next year,” said Oasis CEO, Melissa Mackedon. 

Cross Country Start Preseason Training

The middle and high school cross-country preseason is set to begin on Wednesday, June 21 at 5:30 p.m. All athletes interested in participating in these workouts should meet at Venturacci Park, near the entrance sign.

No experience is needed. Just bring a water bottle and good shoes and we will see you there. For any questions, please contact Coach Krista Smith at [email protected].



Nathalie Antus and Ba Noi.

Nathalie Antus and Ba Noi.

Photo courtesy of Oasis Academy.

Nicole Pratt, Brooke Manskie, Madalyn Johnson-Turkle.

Nicole Pratt, Brooke Manskie, Madalyn Johnson-Turkle.

Photos courtesy of Oasis Academy.


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