Oracle Elementary School District #2

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District Office

725 N. Carpenter Dr.

Oracle, AZ 85623

PH: 520-896-3070

Fax: 520-896-3088

 

Mountain Vista School

2618 El Paseo

Oracle, AZ 85623

PH: 520-896-3000

Fax: 520-896-3062

 

 

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Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide an educational setting that ensures every child/student will become a responsible, conscientious, well-educated, productive citizen.

 

Vision Statement

We envision a student centered educational system with highly skilled professional employees offering every student the opportunity to realize his/her maximum potential.

 

 

 

"The Oracle Elementary School District has no policy that prevents,

or otherwise denies participation in,

constitutionally protected prayer in public school."

 

 

 

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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.

Dennis Blauser

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 students. 

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. 

Dennis Blauser

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 smart boards. 

Read more about it here 

 


 

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

 

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