Thank You from the Oracle School District
For those that don’t know, the Oracle School District is a very
small district with an enrollment of a little less than five hundred students. The district does not have its
own high school but does have around two hundred and fifty high school students that are bussed by
the Oracle School District to either Canyon Del Oro high school or San Manuel high school. As small
as the District is enrollment wise, it is quite large geographically encompassing three hundred and
fourteen square miles.
This past election the Oracle School District asked its
residents to vote to renew an existing budget override so the district can continue to offer physical
education, reinstate the music program, keep class sizes reasonably small and offer a competitive teacher salary.
The communities of Oracle, SaddleBrooke and Eagle Crest make up most of the population of
the District. The override renewal passed by over five percent and won in all three communities!
The override would not have been successful without the massive support from several key people
from each community. In fact, last year the first attempt to renew the override failed by a mere fifty
two votes. The turnaround just one year later is astounding.
The District accomplished this by utilizing every legal avenue
available to reach out to the various communities to help them understand the importance of this local
taxpayer assistance. A key factor was the establishment of an ambitious political action committee
that raised money and campaigned on behalf of the District. The District has also worked very hard
to build a positive partnership with both SaddleBrooke and SaddleBrooke Ranch. Moving forward, working
together to build a strong local school system will only help contribute to positive growth and
prosperity for our beautiful communities. Thank you for your support and willingness to take the time to
understand this important issue.
Superintendent of the Oracle School District
Message from the Superintendent
Big Changes for the Oracle School District
The Oracle School District is very excited about several
key projects designed to provide a higher quality, more positive learning
environment for its students. The Oracle School District administration and
Governing Board has worked hard to maximize its limited financial resources.
Through careful planning, the District has been able to move forward with
several projects that will both increase efficiency and create a more attractive
educational facility that students, parents and staff can be proud of. One of
the biggest changes was moving the pre-school and kindergarten to the Mountain
Vista Campus which included the creation of a beautiful new pre-school
facility. This move, which included a new early childhood curriculum, saves the
District upwards of thirty thousand dollars per year and allows for a more
seamless pre-kindergarten through eighth grade academic experience for
By the end of December, the District will have completed
several key concrete improvements. Expanded student seating at the outdoor
basketball facility will be accomplished by terracing off a badly eroded
hillside and installing concrete multi-purpose bleachers. A full sized
volleyball court, partially funded by donations, will provide more activities
for the fifth through eighth grade students. The District will also be
installing a concrete “trike track” for its pre-school students. Here is an
example of what parents think about the District’s progress. Parent Teacher
Organization officer and longtime District advocate Brenda Garcia could not be
more happy with the aggressive and positive changes. Mrs. Garcia had this to
say about the changes, “As a parent I am thrilled that the District and
Governing Board is being so proactive in moving our small District forward. Our
kids need and deserve nice facilities.”
Additionally, the Oracle School District has made a
concentrated effort to shift its precious water resources to areas that are
directly used by the students. Grass in non-student use areas is being replaced
by low water landscaping allowing for big improvements in Mountain Vista’s
athletic field facilities. A two year irrigation project is now complete which
means that all of the playing fields will be green and ready for use by the
physical education department and athletic teams this spring. Also happening
this spring will be the grand opening of the volunteer funded and constructed
restroom and concession facility centrally located in the athletic field
complex. All of these exciting changes would not be possible without our
dedicated and hardworking staff that is never afraid to dream big.
Oracle School District Superintendent
Information for Parents
NEW!! - Mountain Vista Kindergarten Prep
The Oracle School District is excited to open a new
pre-school facility located on the Mountain Vista campus for the 2014/15
school year. The new pre-school is called Mountain Vista Kindergarten
Prep. Mountain Vista Kindergarten Prep features expanded hours, a
certified teacher as director and will include an exciting new
curriculum. The pre-school will occupy two newly renovated state of the
art classrooms and will have its own secured playground facility. The
pre-school rooms will be equipped with mini computer labs as well as
Read more about it
New Snow Day Procedure Information for Parents!!
November 3-7 - Spirit Week
November 4 - General Election
November 11 - Veteran's Day - NO SCHOOL!!
November 21 - Picture Retakes
November 26-28 - Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL!!
December 1 - After School Classes End for 1st Semester
December 5 - Science Fair Projects Due!
December 10 - Last Day for Connections in 1st Semester
December 11 - 10th Annual Science Fair 5:00 PM
December 15 - Kindergarten: Santa's Workshop
December 18 - Christmas Program
December 19 - End of 2nd Quarter
December 22-January 2 - Christmas Break!!
January 5 - Beginning of 3rd Quarter
January 5 - Connections Learning Center Reopens for 2nd Semester
January 12 - After School Classes Begin for 2nd Semester
January 15-16 - Parent Teacher Conferences
January 19 - MLK Day/Civil Rights Holiday - NO SCHOOL!!
January 23 - Spelling Bee Grades 4-8