Ozark Adventist Academy
Educating for Eternity
January 22, 2021
Photos from around campus this week.
January 18 - 29, 2021
Starting January 18th and running through January 29th, Ozark Adventist Academy's Campus Ministries Department is planning a special series of meetings called 10 Days of Prayer. The meetings will be held in the OAA Auditorium Monday through Thursday at 6:45 p.m. and on Fridays at 7:30 p.m. These meetings will be live streamed and available to view via Facebook LIVE.
January 14, 2021
Second semester classes resumed on Monday, January 11th. We are glad to have our students back on campus and their laughter filling our hallways and classrooms again.
January 13, 2020
A special service honoring the life of Ozark Adventist Academy's principal, Mike Dale, was held in OAA's Auditorium on Wednesday, January 13th. This service was live streamed and is now archived on FACEBOOK and is available to view.
December 20, 2020
It happened every Wednesday. If you passed through Ozark's business office at the right time, you could hear Pastor Mercer's footsteps as he slipped into Mike Dale's office and closed the door behind him. They were prayer partners, Mike Dale and Rick Mercer. Week after week, and Wednesday after Wednesday, their heartfelt prayers for our students and staff ascended heavenward, presenting this student's case and that one before the Lord. How many students' hearts were touched for God's kingdom as a result of those Wednesday meetings, we will never know until we stand on the other side of the great divide and look back with the vision only God can give.
Not just in his prayer life but in every area of his life, Mike Dale sought to uplift our campus and our students. On December 20th, Mike Dale, Ozark Adventist Academy's principal, fell asleep in Christ. And as our hearts mourn his passing, we know his prayers and his influence on our campus have not passed away. And we are looking forward to the rapidly approaching day when we shall see him again standing in God's kingdom. Standing again with the students and staff he worked for, he prayed for, and loved so deeply. And it will be then that we will be able to see that truly "the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much."
Those who would like to share their best memories of Mike with his family and friends may write a short note via the link below.
An Ozark Adventist Academy scholarship fund has been set up to honor Mike Dale's commitment to educating young people for God. Those wishing to contribute may do so via the link below or mail their checks to 20997 Dawn Hill East Road, Gentry, AR, 72734.
An archived video of Mr. Dale's funeral service is available at the following link.
November 13, 2020
From Anatomy and Physiology to Percussion, photos from around campus this week.
November 6, 2020
Campus Ministries planned a Sabbath (Oct. 31) filled with activities. There was horseback riding, a rope swing, church in the pavilion, smores around a bonfire, scripture messages in biodegradable balloons, hotdogs, a chili cook-off, Mr. Baldridge's caramel apples, and a hay ride (Thank you Zoey J. for sharing a photo).
October 30, 2020
We have had a lot of wet and drippy weather this week but there are still a few bright spots on campus. We have new furniture in the Administration Building lobby. The new chairs and tables were donated by the Class of 2019 and several other anonymous donors. Another generous donation provided new carpeting for the boy's dorm. The new carpet has already been installed in the chapel and several hallways. Also this week, Ms. Bazzy's English III classes have started making presentations about different literary works and Mrs. Pendergrass shared some science lab photos.
October 23, 2020
This was a new event this year. Ozark's Student Association planned Thursday's picnic and filled the hours with games, food, and friends. The activities included a pumpkin painting contest, a kubb tournament, 3 man basketball, volleyball, single and doubles tennis, corn hole, earth ball, three-man slingshot, and a jump rope competition.
Ozark Adventist Academy has developed Covid-19 guidelines for the 2020-2021 school year. We are committed to the safety and well-being of our students and staff members. Our plan is based on recommendations from the Arkansas
Department of Health (ADH), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the Arkansas-Louisiana Conference of
Seventh-day Adventists. We will continue to monitor the situation and as recommendations from the ADH and CDC change regarding the
pandemic, our guidelines will be updated to meet current best practices.