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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.
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.
A little glimpse inside Ozark Adventist Academy's live drive-through nativity "From Christmas to the Cross" on Saturday, December 18, 2021. Thank you Hannah and Simon for helping with the video.
From the Girls' Club Secret Santa party, to the nativity and drama practice, to Friday night vespers and after glow, photos from around campus this week (Friday to Thursday).
Ozark Adventist Academy's annual Christmas concert was on December 11th. The concert was live-streamed and is now archived and available to view on Facebook.
This week around campus Mr. Krueger's Physics class was down on the ball field launching eggs and golf balls from trebuchets students made themselves. Anatomy and Physiology students were testing the motor skills of 3 to 5 year olds, and OAA students helped provide holiday music during the Gentry SDA Church's worship service on Sabbath.
This year the Christmas banquet was at King Pins in Siloam Springs. There was bowling, glow in the dark mini golf, a pool table, and arcade games. For supper, the Boys' Club provided pizza, ice cream and cookies. There were a lot of laughs, a lot of smiles, and there was a lot of fun.
It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas on our campus this week.
Each year each Ozark class makes a flag based on a verse from scripture. Right before Thanksgiving break class representatives revealed this year's class flags.
November 16, 2021
The dual credit Freshman Composition class spent Tuesday in the Greenwood District learning about the Tulsa Race Massacre. They started the day at the John Hope Franklin Restoration Park with Dr. Dewayne Dickens, Director, Culturally Responsive Practices for Tulsa Community College, who challenged them to ask what is the one thing [the students] needed to learn from this day. From there the student walked through the Greenwood Rising Museum where they learned the story of the Tulsa Race Massacre from the events that led up to it, the massacre itself, and the rebuilding of the community. The students also visited the Pathway to Hope, the Mabel B. Little House, and the Greenwood Cultural Center all in preparation for their final research essay for the class.
Photo Credit: Ms. Bazzy
November 14, 2021
Sunday night was Thanksgiving dinner at Ozark! Staff members joined the ladies in the cafeteria to make a special meal for all the Ozark family. There was dinner roast, dressing, real mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, sweet potatoes, Mr. Mason's fresh potato rolls, cranberry sauce, salad, and pumpkin and apple pie.
November 13, 2021
Ozark's championship floor hockey games were on Saturday night. The "Screaming Gophers" played the "Buckhorn Unicorns" in the final game of the evening with the Screaming Gophers taking the first place spot and becoming winners of custom T-shirt's from the Student Association (designed by Hannah H. from the Class of 2022). There wasn't an award for the most team spirit but if there was that probably would have had to go to the "Balistic Bananas" with their banana costumes, banana sword, and ba-na-na chants.
November 13, 2021
We were so blessed to have "Two Guys and the Word" on our campus this weekend. Photos from around campus on Sabbath.
November 12, 2021
From Friday evening's Evensong practice, to making pumpkin cheesecake in Home Economics, photos from around campus this week.
November 3 & 4, 2021
The weather was threatening to be cold for SA Olympics, so most of the events were held indoors in the gymnasium.
October 30, 2021
A little glimpse into Ozark's Sabbath afternoon activities on October 30, 2021. GoPro footage video credit - Makayla C. (Class of 2023) and Benjamin F. (Class of 2024). Above photo credit: Simon A. (Class of 2024).
October 30, 2021
Photos from Saturday night's high jump and tug of war.
October 29, 2021
The edges were tattered from its years sent subject to the elements. Its colors were faded and its luster gone. As Ozark students sat around the campfire on Friday evening, Benton Robinson, from the U.S. Navy, held a special flag retirement ceremony to retire a United States flag. As each individual stripe was cut from the flag and dropped into the fire, he spoke of its special meaning. At the end, the final blue piece containing the white stars, was also retired into the flames. It was the start to a special vespers where Mr. Robinson spoke of his experience as a Christian in the U.S. Navy. After vespers, students were able to make smores, drink hot chocolate, and just have fun being with their friends.
October 29, 2021
From the newest addition to the Timm's family, to boys' basketball tryouts, photos from around campus this week.
October 29, 2021
During the first quarter of this school year, students in Mr. Harris and Mr. Kobliska's third period class studied robotics. A quick peek is available at the link below
October 23, 2021
On Sabbath afternoon, Ozark students were out collecting non-perishable food items for the Manna Center in Siloam Springs. A quick glimpse into this Sabbath afternoon's activities is available on Facebook at the link below.
October 21, 2021
Floor Hockey! It started Saturday night. From the Bananas to the Unicorns, five teams of ten students participated in the first night of OAA's Student Association Floor Hockey Tournament. Also, this week Ms. Bazzy's Drama and Stage Production classes were working hard for Wednesday's performance during Chapel and OAA's running club was out running their bi-weekly mile.
October 15, 2021
This week David Craig, Youth Director for the Arkansas-Louisiana Conference, has been on our campus for fall Week of Prayer. Ms. Simmons percussion class has been working hard downstairs in the music department. With just some drum sticks, a few brooms, some empty buckets, and a few upside down trash cans, they are making some amazing music!
October 8 & 9, 2021
Ozark's Boy's and Girl's Club Campouts are a time for students to bond with one another and to develop a closer walk with God. On Friday afternoon around 3 p.m. Ozark's boys loaded the bus and headed to Camp Siloam. Ozark's girls loaded a different bus and went to New Life Ranch. The girls stayed in cabins and the boys set up camping spots in tents and hammocks. The theme for the weekend in the boy's camp was the second coming of Christ. With the boys sitting around the campfire on Friday night, Pastor Rick Mercer spoke on Matthew 24 and the fulfilling signs of Christ's second coming. In the girl's camp, the theme for the weekend was the fruits of the Spirit. If you had slipped in the back door of the Chapel during the girl's Sabbath school and church service you would have heard Gina Webb, Ozark's nurse practitioner, leading out in an interactive lesson on finding peace in the midst of the storm. To view photos from the weekend, click on the link below.
September 19, 2021
Photos from Sunday's SA Fall Picnic.
September 17, 2021
Photos from around campus on Thursday.
September 10, 2021
Photos from around campus this week.
September 3, 2021
Photos from around campus this week.
August 27, 2021
Mr. Krein's biology classes were in Flint Creek studying ecosystems on Friday, August 27th. Here is a little peek into his biology classes.
August 26, 2021
Photos from around campus on Saturday. Sabbath is a special day on our campus. This week, Mark Decker and Jordan and Michelle Netzel spoke during our Sabbath school and church services. We appreciate their willingness to minister to Ozark's students, we were so blessed. In the afternoon the Fetter's planned an activity called "Real Reel's" where students made video's depicting Biblical themes and stories. The movie making was followed by mouthwatering ice cream sundays with so many toppings it was sometimes hard to choose. Towards evening students were able to have a showing of the movies from the afternoon. And finally, to end the Sabbath, Zack, from the Class of 2022, had an interactive sunset meditation for our students.
Thank you Brielle G. (Class of 2023) and Bennett C. (Class of 2024) for helping with the photos this week.
August 21, 2021
Photos from Saturday night's junk scramble.
August 18, 2021
Photos from around campus during our first week of school.
August 15, 2021
Photos from Sunday's registration.
August 12, 2021
Registration for the 2021-2022 school year started on Thursday. A short video from Thursday's registration is available at the link below.
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.|
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.
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 [email protected] or (479) 736-2221 x128 if their child will miss school.