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Thursday, November 30, 2023 at 10:18 PM

Bighorn Bulletin

Bighorn Bulletin
Grace Laca, Ryder McNabb, Matthew Bird, Reese Laca, and Alyssa Ayers at FFA Summer Leadership Camp held at Lake Tahoe.

Author: Angela Viera

FFA Attends Summer 
Leadership Camp

Fourteen members of the Oasis FFA chapter attended the annual Nevada FFA Summer Leadership Camp in Lake Tahoe in June along with approximately 150 students from throughout Nevada.

The students learned leadership skills, networked, learned about opportunities within FFA, and participated in chapter bonding activities. The fun included swimming, basketball, and volleyball tournaments, relay races, and training sessions. 

“SLC was full of kind people. I had a lot of fun swimming in Tahoe, playing volleyball with people from other chapters, and making connections. While I was there, I learned about the importance of being an individual and utilizing your own strengths to help your team. This will be especially valuable to me because this year we have a large number of new officers and I’m very excited to see how all of our different values play into our overall teamwork,” said Enedye Rios, Oasis FFA Chapter Secretary.

“The Leadership Camp is one of the highlights of the year for our FFA members. It is a wonderful introduction for our new members to what FFA is and allows new and current members to further develop their leadership skills. The strategies the students learn through fun-interactive activities are brought back and create a strong foundation for the year to come. On top of building relationships within our chapter, the students create strong bonds with fellow FFA students from throughout Nevada,” added FFA Advisor Jackie Bogdanowicz.  

“Jackie has built a strong FFA program that continues to grow at Oasis Academy College Prep. The leadership camp is a great team-building experience for her and the students. A huge thank you to her for working so hard year-round to build a quality program for our students,” added Rochelle Tisdale, CAO.  

Student Store Hours

The Oasis Student Store will reopen on July 10. Summer hours will include:

July 10 - July 26 Mondays and Wednesdays, 9-11 a.m.
July 31 - August 18 Mondays and Wednesdays, noon-3 p.m.
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to noon.

This is a chance to beat the rush and get all 2023-2024 school uniforms that need to be purchased before the rush of starting school. For questions regarding uniforms or the store, contact Angela Viera at [email protected].

Summer School and 
Enrichment Camps Begin July 11

Oasis Summer School classes begin July 11. Student drop-off will be at the main gates, similar to during the regular school term. Classes are from 8-10 a.m. and run Tuesdays through Thursdays until August 3.

Summer Enrichment Camps also begin July 11. Camps include cookie decorating, Harry Potter Writing, Video Production, and more. 
“Summer school is an important component of our programming. We are also excited to bring our summer enrichment programs back this year," said Oasis CEO, Melissa Mackedon.

For more information on summer school or enrichment camps call 775-423-5437.
Bids for Two Projects

Oasis Academy has posted two public bids for upcoming school projects. The first is for the remodeling of new classrooms at the main Oasis Building. The second is for the new Oasis Academy College Prep Building off Venturacci Road. Both bids will close at the end of July.

“We are excited for both of these projects as well as the next few phases of our capital improvement plan. This is our first time doing a project of this nature. We have learned a lot and are keeping our fingers crossed that we get some competitive bids,” explained Oasis CEO Melissa Mackedon.

To view the bids, visit oanv.org, and for more information or questions regarding the bids, contact Dusty Casey at [email protected]