Bighorn Bulletin -- Update from Oasis Academy

  • 2022-12-04, 09:28 AM
  • Angela Viera
Bighorn Bulletin -- Update from Oasis Academy Senior Kayla Ortiz

Senior Spotlight: Kayla Ortiz

When Oasis Academy College Prep senior Kayla Ortiz started at the school in eighth grade she didn’t know anyone at the school. 
“My first day of school was really good, everyone was super friendly, and I instantly made friends. Oasis is full of support and opportunities. It is such a great environment and amazing staff,” said Ortiz.
That support includes a teacher and mentor that Ortiz would like to thank, “I do have a mentor I’d like to thank and that’s Mrs. Julie Stockard. Mrs. Stockard is my favorite teacher out of all twelve years of being in school. I have never enjoyed talking to a teacher as much as Mrs. Stockard. She has always been so kind and made sure we understood the material. I enjoyed having Mrs. Stockard as not only a teacher but as a mentor and friend.” 
“My favorite class was Mrs. Stockard’s English class. English was not my favorite topic at all, but I genuinely enjoyed learning in her classroom,” added Ortiz. 
Ortiz has also been active in co-curricular activities during her high school career. She played varsity volleyball for all four years and loved the sport, her teammates, and her coaches. She has also been part of the Student Council and her favorite memory is the Leadership Trip to Disneyland.
“My advice to future students is to take advantage of the opportunities Oasis provides for you. I’ve never had a bad experience at Oasis. I am so grateful I got to spend my four years of high school surrounded by love and support at Oasis. Coming to the school was the best decision I’ve made, everyone, including the staff, is so sweet and understanding. I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way,” finished Ortiz.
Ortiz will graduate in May and plans to continue her education in Reno.
Angel Trees at School

Middle School student council is partnering with The Homestead Assisted Living Center and the Angel Tree for the Children’s Cabinet this holiday season. Beginning December first a tree for children’s toys and a tree for residents at The Homestead will be in the lobby of the school. 
Participating students or families will take as many Angel Tree tags as they want to fulfill. Each Angel Tree tag must be taped to the newly purchased unwrapped item and returned to the school bins in either Ms. Lauren Kelly or Mrs. Dakota Groom’s classrooms. The deadline to return items is December 16.
Middle School students may also pay for their Winter Dance fee with an Angel Tree donation instead of money. The dance is scheduled for December 8. 
There are members young and old in our community that need our support during this holiday season. It’s the Bighorn way to be kind just because. 
“Middle School Student Council will be having an Angel Tree at Oasis Academy for Homestead Assisted Living and Children’s Cabinet from December 1-16. All OA students and families are welcome to participate in this voluntary community event to give back to those in need. Angel tags will be displayed at the main campus front office. Let’s be good to people for no reason Oasis,” said Student Council Advisor, Lauren Kelly.

Tumbleweed Garbage Disposal Teaches 

First graders have been learning about community helpers. The Davis family, owners of Tumbleweed Garbage Disposal, graciously shared with the first-grade classes how trash is collected and what happens to trash after it leaves their homes. 
The Davis family also had a fun and interactive relay game setup for the students. The students collected “trash” and put it in trash cans. 
“It’s great that the students get to learn from parents and have an understanding of how utilities in our community work. Thank you to the Davis family for taking the time to come in and meet with the kids,” added Rochelle Tisdale, CAO.

Oasis Academy at the Tree Lighting

Stop by the Oasis Academy table at the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony this year. The school will be handing out ornament kits and lollipops.
“The Christmas Tree Lighting is a huge part of our community, and we are thrilled to be a part of it again. Last year we handed out four hundred reindeer ornament kits and candy canes. This year’s kit is just as cute. The holiday season is a wonderful time of year, and we are happy to be able to spread a little cheer at the event,” said Public Relations Coordinator Angela Viera.


Angela Viera



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