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Here you will find image galleries and news from the 2019-2020 school year.

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Today's Moments are Tomorrow's Memories   

Music in Edmond

February 22, 2020

On Sabbath, February 22nd, students in Ozark's Choir, Handbells, and Ensemble were in Edmond, Oklahoma helping with the worship service. Thank you Harold S. for sharing photos.

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This Week Around Campus

February 20, 2020

Photos from around campus this week.

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Satellite Church in Claremore

February 1, 2020

Campus Ministries took a group of Ozark Adventist Academy students to the Claremore Seventh-day Adventist Church on February 1st. Students provided the entire church service from the music, children's story, and praise team, to the prayer and sermon.

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Letters to Sala

February 1, 2020

Photos from Saturday night's performance of the play "Letters to Sala" by Ozark's Drama and Stage Production Classes. Thank you Micah N. for helping with photos.

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This Week Around Campus

January 30, 2020

A glimpse into some of this week's practices for Saturday Night's full length play, Letters to Sala, and a look into Ms. Simmons choir practice.

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Letters to Sala Cast Photos

Students in Ozark Adventist Academy's Drama and Stage Production classes put on the play "Letters to Sala" on Saturday night, February 1st, in the OAA Auditorium.

Sala Garncarz entered a Polish Labor Camp during World War II expecting to be there six weeks. Five years later she was liberated after spending time in seven different forced labor camps. She was able to receive and send letters but was not supposed to keep them. She kept those years a secret from her family for 50 years before revealing more than 350 letters she managed to hide during her time at the camps. This is her story and the story of the letters.

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Architecture Class

January 27, 2020

This semester we have a new architecture class available to Ozark students. This class is taught by James Harris, a local architect, and computer science instructor, Dave Kobliska.

Photo Credit: James H.

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This Week Around Campus

January 23, 2020

From Chemistry Lab to the Pep Band, here are some pictures from around campus this week.

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Junior Varsity Basketball vs. Cave Springs

January 20, 2020

Photos from Ozark's Junior Varsity Boys and Girls basketball games on Monday, January 20th, against the Cave Springs Hornets.

Final Scores:
Ozark's JV Girls 28 - Hornets 25
Ozark's JV Boys 38 - Hornets 42

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Varsity Basketball vs. Cave Springs

January 20, 2020

Photos from Ozark's Varsity Boys and Girls basketball games on Monday, January 20th, against the Cave Springs Hornets.

Final Scores:
Ozark Varsity Girls 49 - Hornets 31
Ozark Varsity Boys 57 - Hornets 53

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This Week Around Campus (in video)

January 16, 2020

A look around campus this week in video.

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Hoops Fest

January 11, 2020

Several teams scheduled to play at Hoops Fest this year were unable to come due to the weather. Here is a look inside the gymnasium at the teams that participated.

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This Week Around Campus

January 09, 2020

Photos from around campus.

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Skyhawks vs. Northwest Arkansas Hornets

December 17, 2019

A short highlight video from the varsity and junior varsity boys basketball games against the Northwest Arkansas Hornets is available to view via the link below. (For a sharper video, Facebook settings may need to be adjusted to 1080p with the gear icon.)

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From Christmas to the Cross

December 14, 2019

On Friday and Saturday approximately 850 people went through the nativity from "Christmas to the Cross." It was such a blessing to our campus and the community. Thank you to all that helped make this event possible again this year!

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Live Walk-Through Nativity

December 13, 2019

A quick look inside Friday night's live walk-through nativity "From Christmas to the Cross."

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 Among the Stars

December 8, 2019

The theme for the Girls' Club Banquet on Sunday, December 8th, was "Among the Stars." All of the full resolution images have been uploaded and are available to download free of charge from Shutterfly.

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Secret Mom Reveal

December 7, 2019

Gift bags filled the table. Finger foods, special desserts, and a hot chocolate bar stood waiting. During the fall semester ladies from area churches such as the Gentry SDA Church, Compass Fellowship, and Springtown "adopted" a daughter from Irvin Hall. The moms sent gifts, notes, and encouragement throughout the semester to help dorm life be a little bit more like home. The reveal party is where they finally met. This year's party was an "ugly sweater" party. Thank you to all the ladies that adopted daughters. Full resolution images are available to download free of charge from Shutterfly.

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 Music Fest Weekend

December 6 and 7, 2019

As the doors to the Sanctuary in the Gentry SDA Church opened this weekend, the sound of youthful voices, of strings, bells, brass, piano, and a harp echoed down the hallways. Friday evening we were blessed with the "Festival of Lights" vespers program and during the worship service on Sabbath morning the Music Festival Choir performed two songs. Sabbath afternoon's Music Festival Concert was the culmination of Ozark's Music Festival which was held Dec. 4 - 7.

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This Week Around Campus

December 5, 2019

Photos from Wednesday's Chapel, Biology projects in Mrs. Pendergrass's classroom, and other miscellanous pictures from around campus this week. (Thank you Mrs. Pendergrass for some sharing some pictures this week)

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Ozark vs. Watts Engineers

December 3, 2019

Photos from Ozark's basketball games against the Watts Engineers on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019.

Final Scores:
JV Boys 42 - Watts Engineers 27.
Varsity Girls 39 - Watts Engineers 17.
Varsity Boys 65 - Watts Engineers 45.


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Senior Recognition Weekend

November 22-23, 2019

Ozark's annual Senior Recognition weekend was held on November 22 and 23. Ozark's Class of 2020 planned vespers on Friday evening and Sabbath morning's Sabbath school and church service. Saturday night there was a variety show and auction to raise money for the class.

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This Week Around Campus

November 21, 2019

Photos from around campus this week (thank you Mrs. Pendergrass for sharing photos from A & P).

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Ozark vs. Fort Smith

November 19, 2019

Tuesday night the Fort Smith Patriots were on campus to play against Ozark's JV Boys, Varsity Girls and Varsity Boys basketball teams.

Final Scores:
JV Boys 52 - Patriots 17
Varsity Girls 68 - Patriots 46
Varsity Boys 39 - Patriots 48

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This Week Around Campus

November 14, 2019

At the end of last school year, Mr. Kobliska, Ozark's computer science teacher, started a robotics club for Ozark students. This week around campus we take a peek into Sunday's club meeting as well as a glimpse at Ozark's handbells practicing and performing at the Gentry SDA Church.

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Class Flag Reveal

November 13, 2019

Every year students from each class design and make a class flag based on a verse from the Bible. These flags hang on the walls of the auditorium, a constant reminder of the verses the students have chosen. This week during Wednesday's chapel, the classes revealed their flags. Here is a glimpse of the class flag reveal, as well as the presentation of Ozark's monthly Skyhawk award presented to two students who are making a positive impact on Ozark's campus.

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Acrofest

November 6 - 9, 2019

Ozark's gymnastics team was at Acrofest at Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, TN, November 6 - 9. Archived video is available to watch HERE.

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This Week Around Campus

November 7, 2019

From student presentations in one of Ms. Markie's English IV classes to Saturday afternoon activities on center campus, here is a peek around campus. Full resolution images are available to download free of charge from Shutterfly.

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Tip-Off Tournament

November 2 - 3, 2019

On November 2nd and 3rd, boys' and girls' basketball teams from Midland Adventist Academy and Sunnydale Adventist Academy were on our campus for the Tip-off Tournament. Last year the tournament was held on Sunnydale's campus in Centralia, Missouri. This year it was held in Gentry. Three games were played on Saturday night and three games were played on Sunday.


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Drama Class in Siloam Springs

November 2, 2019

Students from Ozark's Drama Class performed A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Jericho by Tom Long during the worship service at the Siloam Springs Seventh-day Adventist Church on Nov. 2, 2019. Full resolution images are available to download free of charge from Shutterfly.

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ARK-LA Teen Prayer Conference

October 25 - 27, 2019

The bus probably wouldn't have made it down the last steep incline into Camp Yorktown Bay. So Ozark students attending the ARK-LA Teen Prayer Conference at CYB, near Hot Springs, Arkansas, grabbed their suitcases, sleeping bags, pillows, and even guitars and headed down the final hill into the camp. But if you were to ask the students who attended, not just from Ozark but from schools as far away as New Orleans and Jefferson, Texas, many of them would probably tell you it was a powerful weekend and well worth the time and effort expended to get there. Please join us in praying that the impressions made at the Conference will be indelibly etched on the student's hearts. Full resolution images are available to download free of charge from Shutterfly.

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This Week Around Campus

October 24, 2019

From Thursday to Thursday, photos from around campus this week. Thank you Karen M. for helping with pictures. Full resolution images are available to download free of charge from Shutterfly.

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This Week Around Campus

October 17, 2019

From Thursday to Thursday, photos from around campus this week.
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Heritage Tour

October 12 - 21, 2019

Ozark students on Heritage Tour visited Colonial Williamsburg and the Jamestown Settlement on Monday, Oct. 14th. Photo Credit: Donald U.

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This Week Around Campus

October 10, 2019

From Physics Lab to Chemistry, a peek around campus this week. Full resolution images are available to download free of charge from Shutterfly.

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Lady Skyhawks @ Thaden

September 23, 2019

A glimpse inside the Lady Skyhawks 3-2 win over Thaden on Monday, September 23rd, in Bentonville. Full resolution images are available to download free of charge from Shutterfly.

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This Week Around Campus

September 19, 2019

Tuesday night's supper of vege-chicken nuggets, hot fries, baked beans and veggies was so good there was a constant line for seconds in the cafeteria entry way. One of our students ate more than 30 nuggets! They were that good! Also this week, Jeff Villegas, Ministerial Director at the Arkansas-Louisiana Conference, spoke for Ozark's Week of Prayer. He was such a riveting speaker, we rarely even heard a whisper while he was speaking.

Thank you Linda Dale and Karen M. for helping with photos this week. Full resolution images are available to download free of charge from Shutterfly.

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A Look Outside

September 14, 2019

Photos from Sabbath's Outdoor Church with Ozark Adventist Academy and the Gentry SDA Church. Full resolution images are available to download free of charge from Shutterfly.

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This Week Around Campus

September 12, 2019

A peek at some Early River Valley Civilization projects from Mr. Baldridge's World History class and other photos from around campus this week. Full resolution images are available to download free of charge from Shutterfly.

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This Week Around Campus

September 5, 2019

Thank you Linda Dale and Harold Smith for sharing photos.

Some of the images from Home Economics may not be from this week but they still give a glimpse of some of the fun things that happened in class. Mrs. Dale took the students to a fabric shop to pick out material to make pillowcases, the students made eggplant parmesan, deviled eggs, pear crisp, and even did some canning. Full resolution images are available to download free of charge from Shutterfly.

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SA Olympics

August 31 - September 1, 2019

This photo gallery contains images taken during Saturday night and Sunday's SA Olympic events. This year we added a few new events such as a baskeball skills challenge and a Kubb Tournament. Full resolution images are available to download free of charge from Shutterfly.

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SA Olympics Has Begun!

August 28-29, 2019

Photos from Ozark's SA Olympics championship flagball game, softball throw, football throw, and disc golf competitions. Full resolution images are available to download free of charge from Shutterfly.

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This Week Around Campus

August 29, 2019

From band practice to flagball, photos from around campus this week. Full resolution images are available to download free of charge from Shutterfly.

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This Week Around Campus

August 21, 2019

From Computer Apps to Pre-calculus, photos from around campus this week. Full resolution images are available to download free of charge from Shutterfly.

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Ozark at Arvest

August 18, 2019

The clouds rolled in and the rain started to fall as Ozark students, staff, and their families left for Sunday's SA event at the Arvest Ballpark in Springdale. But by the time we arrived at the park, the rain had stopped and we were able to enjoy watching the Arkansas Naturals play the Tulsa Drillers. Between innings, multiple Ozark students participated in some of the promotional events on the baseball field. Full resolution images are available to download free of charge from Shutterfly.

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Junk Scramble

August 17, 2019

Mr. Timms asked for a photo of a class member's mother, a laundry basket, mascara, a pink purse, and other random items at Saturday night's Junk Scramble. After about two hours of the classes racing to get their "junk" to the center of the gym first, the seniors won with 215 points. The juniors followed with 175. The sophomores scored 105 points and the freshmen scored 90. Full resolution images are available to download free of charge from Shutterfly.

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This Week in the Gym

August 15, 2019

From team tryouts to open gym, a peek into some of the activities in the gymnasium this week with Ozark's new athletic director, Darren Boyd. Full resolution images are available to download free of charge from Shutterfly.

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Registration and Handshake

August 11, 2019

From SA Handshake to a paper airplane ice breaker, here is a peek around campus on registration day. Full resolution images are available to download free of charge from Shutterfly.

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Day Student Registration

August 08, 2019

The summer just flew by and registration time is here again! Ozark's day student registration was held on Thursday, August 8th. Full resolution images are available to download free of charge from Shutterfly.

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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.

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