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Ozark Adventist Academy provides a safe learning environment, in which students come to discover a love for God, respect for self, and the skills for fulfilled Christian living.
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20997 Dawn Hill East Rd. Gentry, AR 72734 | Phone: (479) 736-2221 | Fax: (479) 736-2224 | Email: information@ozarkacademy.org
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Here you will find recent happenings at OAA. To find out about upcoming events see the This Week page or for events more than a week ahead, try the Calendar. Looking for pictures no longer linked from this page? Try the Picture Archive page.

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Live Walk-Through Nativity

Ozark Adventist Academy will be presenting a live walk-through nativity again this year. It will be held on campus on Friday, December 14th from 6-9 p.m. and also on Sabbath, December 15th from 3-6 p.m. This will be a fully costumed cast of a hundred or more participants complete with a wide variety of animals to create the ambiance of Bible times. There are many ways you could be involved - building a scene/set, helping with electric work, calling local newspapers or radio stations, making and serving cookies, organizing costumes, assisting with parking or serving refreshments - just to name a few.

If you would like to participate or would like more information, please call or text Judy Fetters at (804)874-9430.

Volleyball @ Thaden

September 11

The Ozark Lady Skyhawks Varsity Volleyball Team played its second game against Thaden in Bentonville on September 11th. This photo gallery contains an assortment of images from the game and from their pre-game warm up. Digital images are available to download at Shutterfly.

Pictures Volleyball @ Thaden

Tuesday Pictures

September 11

Pictures from around campus on Tuesday. Digital images are available to download at Shutterfly.

Pictures Tuesday Pictures

World History Projects

September 11

Tenth grade students in Mr. Baldridge's World History class created some amazing projects while studying early river valley civilizations. Here is an assortment of photos of some of the student's work. Digital images are available to download at Shutterfly.

Pictures World History Projects

Varsity Volleyball

September 4

On Tuesday Ozark's varsity volleyball team traveled to Centerton to play their first game against the Lifeway Warriors. Full resolution digital images are available at Shutterfly.

Lady Skyhawks 2018 Volleyball Schedule

Pictures Ozark vs. Lifeway

Tuesday Pictures

September 4

Pictures from around campus on Tuesday. Full resolution digital images are available at Shutterfly.

Pictures Tuesday Pictures

SA Olympics - Track and Field Events

September 2

On Sunday, Ozark students and staff traveled to Gentry High School to compete in track and field events. Gentry High School Administrators graciously allowed us to use their facility. Full resolution digital images are available at Shutterfly.

Pictures Track and Field

SA Olympics - High Jump

September 2

As part of Ozark's SA Olympics, the High Jump Competition was held on Sunday morning. Two boys and two girls from each class competed. Full resolution digital images are available at Shutterfly.

Pictures High Jump

Saturday Night's Tug of War and Flag Football

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Saturday night Ozark held the Class on Class Tug of War and Flag Football Championship games. Digital images are available to download at Shutterfly.

Pictures Tug of War and Flag Football

Wednesday's SA Events

August 29

Wednesday night, Ozark's Student Association held three SA Olympic events. This photo gallery contains pictures from Wednesday's softball throw, football throw, and disc golf competition. Full resolution digital images are available at Shutterfly.

Pictures Wednesday's SA Event Pictures

Tuesday Pictures

August 28

If you had walked into the library this morning, you would have seen multiple learning stations set up by Ms. Bazzy's English II students. After studying about the horrors of the Holocaust, students set up stations to teach others what they had learned. This gallery of pictures taken this Tuesday includes a peek inside the library, a glimpse into Mrs. Neri's Speech class and a quick look at a few other activities around campus. Full resolution digital images are available at Shutterfly.

Pictures Tuesday Pictures

Worship Service at Gentry

August 25

Ozark students assisted with the worship service at the Gentry SDA Church on August 25th, 2018. Full resolution digital images are available at Shutterfly.

Pictures Worship Service at Gentry

Tuesday Pictures

August 21

From Algebra II to volleyball practice, these are pictures taken around campus on Tuesday. Full resolution digital images are available at Shutterfly.

Pictures Tuesday Pictures

Heritage Tour 2018

Each year Ozark offers the opportunity for Juniors, in conjunction with their U.S. History class, to take a tour of historic sites on the east coast. Heritage Tour is often one of many Ozark students' favorite memories during their high school years. Plans for the 2018 Heritage Tour are now underway.

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2018 Heritage Tour Information

New Life Ranch

August 19

Undaunted by overcast skies and drizzly rain, Ozark students and staff headed to New Life Ranch on Sunday to enjoy canoeing, archery tag, swimming, ping pong, and many other games. Full resolution digital images are available at Shutterfly.

Pictures Pictures from New Life Ranch

Junk Scramble

August 18

Air Raid! Students at Ozark know when Coach Gettys calls air raid during the Junk Scramble, the first entire class to lie on the floor with their heads covered wins the points. The Junk Scramble is so much fun to play and so much fun to watch. Each class is in a different corner of the gym. When coach Gettys calls for a specific item if the class has this item, one runner for each class races to the center of the gym to grab their class's handkerchief. The first one there wins the points. Full resolution digital images are available at Shutterfly.

Pictures Junk Scramble Pictures

Dedication and Service

August 18

In the church service on August 18th, which encouraged students to serve others, Ozark recognized five individuals from the Gentry Church who have blessed Ozark Adventist Academy with their service. Benita Mendoza, Don and Irene Gilbert, John Uhrig, and Bonnie Pendergrass have made such an impact on our school that we wanted to thank them and encourage our students to emulate their dedication and service to others.

Sabbath at Ozark

August 18

It started with love. Then Robert and Judy Fetters went on to Speak about honor. The final message for this special SA weekend was on service. During the Friday night and early Sabbath morning services, Mr. Fetters spoke with the boys and Mrs. Fetters spoke with the girls. The final message on service was for everyone at the Gentry SDA Church. The Student Association's theme for this school year is based on Romans 12:10-11 and it is "Love, Honor, Serve." Full resolution digital images are available at Shutterfly.

Pictures Sabbath at Ozark

Wednesday Chapel

August 15

A peek inside Wednesday's chapel where Ozark's drama class performed a short skit. Full resolution digital images are available at Shutterfly.

Pictures Pictures from Wednesday's Chapel

Tuesday Pictures

August 14

Pictures from around campus on Tuesday evening. Full resolution digital images are available at Shutterfly.

Pictures Tuesday Pictures

Registration and Handshake

August 12

Registration for dorm students and any village students who had not registered was held on Sunday, August 12th. Following registration, students and staff enjoyed pizza, a get acquainted handshake, and watermelon on the cafeteria patio. We were also blessed with community and church volunteers who provided homemade cookies and desserts, drove golf carts, and helped our students move into the dormitories. Thank you to all helped! Full resolution digital images are available at Shutterfly.

Pictures Registration and Handshake Pictures

Day Student Registration

August 2

Day student registration was held on August 2nd, 2018. Registration for dorm students and for any day students who have not yet registered is August 12th. Full resolution digital images are available at Shutterfly.

Pictures Day student registration photos

New and Returning Dorm Students

Dean Gann in Mckee Hall and Dean Neri in Irvin Hall have prepared a list to help students and parents pack for academy life.

McKee Hall List (boy's dorm)
Irvin Hall List (girl's dorm)
Ozark Welcomes New Math and Physics Teacher

Words cannot express how much the Fisher family has meant to Ozark Adventist Academy. It was with heavy hearts that we learned of Doug Fisher's resignation as a staff member. He and his family left footprints that will forever leave imprints on our hearts. As Doug follows the Lord's leading in his life, he will continually be in our hearts and prayers.
With a huge void to fill but with the assurance that this is God's school, we began to pray. We feel blessed that the Lord has opened a way for Bridget Kern, an experienced math and physics teacher, to become part of the faculty at Ozark Adventist Academy. Mrs. Kern has taught at Monterey Bay Academy, Bass Memorial Academy, Portland Adventist Academy, and Marshalltown High School in Iowa. We want to welcome Bridget, her husband Mark, and their college-aged son and daughter to Ozark and to Gentry.

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Ozark Adventist Academy
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Live Video of Church

The Gentry Seventh-day Adventist church is our students' home church while attending Ozark. Each week the Sabbath morning service is broadcast live over the internet. Feel free to worship with us Saturday mornings at approximately 11:00 a.m. Central US time.

Emergency Text (SMS) Notification

Ozark uses RenWeb's notification service, ParentAlert. All students and parents with cell phone numbers in our system will receive emergency alerts.

NOTE: Please be sure that you have given us the correct cell phone numbers for both students and parents so that you receive any emergency text notifications.

Online Grade Information & Parent Communication

Parents, besides grade and attendance information, other official correspondence from the school is conducted through RenWeb. Please make sure that you have your account active with the correct e-mail address and phone numbers. Contact Renee Patterson if your account is not working.

New Students and Parents:

Parents, your RenWeb account was set up in the online enrollment process. New students will get their accounts on the first Monday of school.

Returning Students and Parents:

You should be able to use the same username and password that you had last school year.

Inclement Weather Policy

Since the majority of students live on campus, Ozark Adventist Academy generally does not close school due to inclement weather. Parents of day students may keep their child home if they feel the roads are unsafe. Please check online or e-mail your teacher for assignments.

If the need arises for modifications to our school schedule, notification will be sent via our mobile-text-alert system.

Parents are responsible for contacting Ozark's attendance office at attendance@ozarkacademy.org or (479) 736-2221 x128 if their child will miss school.

School Jackets Available

School jackets are available to order online. If you would like to have an Ozark Adventist Academy jacket you may order from the Neff Jacket Shop.

You will need to enter Ozark's password: 063431 to order. Customer service may be reached at (800) 232-6333.

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