Ozark Adventist Academy
Educating for Eternity
The newest edition (Spring 2022) of Ozark Adventist Academy's digital magazine, The Upward Look, is available to view online at the link below. The previous (Fall 2021) edition is also available. A video about The Upward Look is available to watch on YouTube at the link below.
Photos from Saturday's worship service and Saturday night's Commencement during graduation weekend.
Photos from Friday evening's Consecration service during graduation weekend.
Ozark Adventist Academy's Commencement Service was held on May 28th in the OAA gymnasium. The graduation service was live-streamed and is archived on YouTube at the link below.
It's hard to believe it is the last week of school. Wednesday was the last chapel. Students were finishing up classes, taking final exams, and getting the campus ready for graduation this week. We are going to miss all our students smiles and laughter this summer.
Seniors went to visit historical sites on the east coast for their senior class trip. Photo credit: James Harris, Dave Kobliska, David Baldridge, and Hannah H. (Class of 2022).
Monday was Spring Picnic. Students were able to take a break from the classroom, play games, eat nachos and pizza, and hang out with their friends. Thank you Simon A., Dim K., Christian G., Michael P., Angie C., Jazmin R., and Sunshine K. for helping with photos.
This week's Sabbath afternoon activity was a creek walk in Flint Creek followed by ice cream sandwiches on campus.
April 22-23, 2022
Highlights from Academy Days weekend held at Ozark Adventist Academy on April 22 & 23, 2022. Any families with high school students who are interested in attending OAA are welcome to email us at [email protected] to set up a tour and come check out our campus. We would love to meet you!
Ozark Adventist Academy's Spring Concert was held on Saturday, May 14. The concert featured our choir, handbells, jazz band, percussion, and string ensembles. The program was live-streamed as is available to watch on YouTube at the link below.
From Tuesday's slighlty muddy game of ultimate frisbee, to a dip in the creek after soccer practice, to an Anatomy and Physiology lab with Mrs. Pendergrass, photos from around campus this week. Thank you Simon A.(Class of 2024), Rishun E. (Class of 2024), and Dim K. (Class of 2025) for helping with photos.
Last week, students in Ms. Bazzy's English IV class presented their senior projects. The students researched individual topics and worked on projects based on a career choice or on something they learned in class. In addition to an oral presentation, students were required to submit a 10-page research paper. The topics chosen this year ranged from rocket fuel performance to character animation (based on the first chapter of Ezekiel). Here is a quick glimpse into six senior projects.
Yearbooks for the 2021-2022 school year were passed out after the year end slideshow on Saturday night. The yearbook was dedicated to Ozark's sophomore, junior, and senior Bible teacher, Mr. Timms.
Once each year while the girls are at the Sutherland's barn for a tea party, Ozark Adventist Academy boys participate in a "Cross Training" event. It is usually an activity with a spritual lesson and supper. This year students had the opportunity to slide down a zipline and play outdoor games at Camp Acacia. After the activity, Benton Robinson from the U.S. Navy spoke with the boys. Supper was hot dogs on the patio.
A quick look at Sabbath afternoon's "Cross Training" zipline activity.
On Wednesday, May 4, we had problems with one of our storm drains and water started flooding campus a little after 1p.m. Water was seeping into the business office, the girl's dorm, the cafeteria eating area, and the Industrial Arts building. Mr. Mason said there was about 9 inches of water in the IA building. Mr. Upson and Mr. Mason watched as a trash can floated away from them in the current. The storm drain was fixed and the water drained away from campus. By supper the water had been removed, the girl's dorm lobby was dry, students were eating in the cafeteria, the water had all been pushed out of the business office, and the large commercial fans were running to dry out the wet carpet. (Mr. Fetters was able to move the red car in the video to higher ground.) Thank you Amber R. (Class of 2022) for sharing video.
April 23 - May 2
From April 23 through May 2, students in American History went on Heritage Tour. Here is a peek into some of their activities at Plimoth Patuxet, the Statue of Liberty, the Museum of the Bible, the USS Constitution, Arlington National Cemetery, the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, Jamestown, and Williamsburg. Photo Credit: Mr. Baldridge
On April 25-28, 2022, students in Mr. Krein's Earth Science class traveled to Kentucky to visit the Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter, which is a full-size replica of Noah's Ark. Thank you Simon A. (Class of 2024), Rishun E. (Class of 2024), and Troy L. (Class of 2025) for helping with photos.
Ozark students performed the original drama production Joseph on Saturday, April 23, 2022. They did a great job! The play was live-streamed and is archived on Facebook Live.
From hands on learning in Geometry, to drama practice, to learning about limiting reagents by making chocolate chip cookies in Chemistry class, photos from around campus this week.
There was delicious food from 13 different countries at Ozark's International Festival on Sunday. The students (and some of their families) did a great job cooking and decorating their booths. Thank you Simon A. (Class of 2024) for helping with photos.
We learned more about caves this weekend. On Friday evening Mr. Timms spoke about caves for vespers and on Sabbath afternoon students were able to tour the Old Spanish Treasure Cave in Gravette.
This week Highland Academy's gymnastic team performed on campus for students and staff from Ozark Adventist Academy as well as Ozark Adventist School. Heavy rains on Wednesday morning caused Flint Creek to overflow its boundaries, and this week around campus we take a peek inside Mr. Krein's Biology class and Ms. Simmons' percussion class.
Highlights from the church service during Senior Dedication weekend.
A glimpse into Friday evening's Senior Dedication worship service (with a bit of Sabbath School).
Ozark's Seniors did a great job during Saturday night's talent program! They spent a lot of time preparing for the program, doing everything from writing scripts, shooting and editing commercials, to practicing their lines and facial expressions over and over again. We want to thank all those who came to support our students and those who donated their time and resources to make it such a special night for OAA's Senior Class of 2022. Funds raised during the program will help fund their upcoming class trip to historic sites on the East Coast.
From Friday through Thursday, photos from around campus this week.
March 19 & 20
This weekend OAA's Boy's Club was at New Life Ranch in Colcord, Oklahoma for a campout. It was cold at night but on Sabbath and Sunday, when the sun was up, we couldn't have asked for more perfect weather. Thank you Simon A. (Class of 2024) for helping with photos.
From snow on Friday to Pastor Orion speaking for Week of Prayer, photos from around campus this week (Fridays through Thursday). Thank you Simon A. (Class of 2024) for helping with photos.
March 11 & 12
Photos from Alumni Reunion Weekend on March 11 - 12, 2022.
Photos from Saturday night's basketball games against Ozark's young Alumni. OAA's Alumni teams won both the guys and girls games. Thank you Simon A. (Class of 2024) for helping with photos.
Photos of OAA's honor classes taken after the worship service during Alumni Reunion weekend.
From Saturday night's "Nerftastic" games to Tuesday night's recreation, photos from around campus this week. Thank you Simon A. (Class of 2024), Hannah H. (Class of 2022), and Cole S. (Class of 2025), for helping with photos.
On Sunday, March 6, students from Tulsa Adventist Academy were on our campus to play OAA's varsity basketball team. After the first game, TAA's team played against the Hawks from Ozark Adventist School. OAA's varsity team won the first game and Ozark Adventist School won the second. (TAA does not have a girls team). Thank you Brielle G. for sharing photos.
Conner Mason and the gymnastic teams from Southwestern Adventist University and Chisholm Trail Academy were on our campus on Wednesday, March 2nd. They held a gymnastics clinic in the gymnasium to teach students new techniques and skills. Some of the students on SWAU's Gymnastics team are OAA Alumni. It was so nice to see them on our campus again.
Photos from Tuesday night's basketball games against the Knights.
From "Tacky Tuesday" to our wintery mix on Wednesday and Thursday, photos from around campus this week (with a few extra pics thrown in from before winter break.) Thank you Diem-Ai L. (Class of 2022), Thien-An L. (Class of 2024), and Mr. Upson for sharing photos.
Photos from around campus this week and photos from last week's "Days of Prayer" meetings.
Photos from Wednesday evening's drama practice and Friday morning's performance of "The Right Choice?" This play was written by three Ozark students. Our students all did a great job.
Spring semester classes started on Monday, and this Friday Ozark held the first of 6 meetings called "Days of Prayer." The meetings were given by a faculty member and an OAA student. They are archived on Facebook.
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