Summer is over for Fallon students

Oasis Academy elementary teacher Jenna McElhannon said students really like Elvis, an elk from Oregon.

Oasis Academy elementary teacher Jenna McElhannon said students really like Elvis, an elk from Oregon.

Fallon schools start back up next week including back-to-school evening events when families can get acquainted with teachers and classrooms.

Oasis Academy will begin on Monday while Logos Christian Academy and Churchill County schools open on Wednesday. Fallon Seventh-day Adventist Elementary School starts Thursday.

Dr. Sandra Sheldon, superintendent of Churchill County schools, said the district is starting mid-week due to Monday and Tuesday being days for teacher professional development.

She also said this week included some training for new teachers. The district supplies mentoring for new teachers throughout the year, including meeting with them quarterly to help support them in their first year. Today, there’s a welcome back for all staff in the morning and an afternoon of work on site.

“We’re always excited for the new year to begin,” said Jack Beach, administrator of the private school Logos Christian Academy.

Logos’ welcome back event is Monday at 5:30 p.m. Families will be able to meet with the teachers and enjoy a barbecue.

Churchill County schools’ return festivities will also be on Monday. The elementary schools’ time slots will be from 5:30-7 p.m. and the middle and high schools will be open from 6-7:30 p.m. The half-hour overlap was given to aid parents with children in the different schools. Teachers will be available that evening, and students can take a look at their classrooms.

Oasis Academy’s back-to-school night will be on Thursday from 5:30-7 p.m., starting in the school cafeteria. The gathering will be an informational night for parents only and include a chance to meet with the teachers and tour the school.

“We had a really successful year last year,” said Melissa Mackedon, administrator of Oasis Academy. “We’re looking to do a repeat of last year and get maximum student growth. We just want everyone to show up, do hard work and get ready for it to pay off.”

Fallon Seventh-day Adventist Elementary School is conducting registration on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. Interested parents will be able to ask questions and submit applications.

If you’re part of a military family, the Naval Air Station Fallon school liaison officer is Michele Taylor, and she can be reached at 775-240-4160 or Taylor serves as a conduit between military-connected families, educators and the base to help ensure smooth transitions between schools.

District bus route information has been mailed to families, placed around town in places like Walmart and is also available online at under the “Transportation” box. If families still need to sign up, call the Transportation Department at 775-423-7135.

If still looking to complete registration, or if you have questions, contact your chosen school as soon as possible.

“This is kind of my stay-out-of-the-way time,” Sheldon said of the district getting ready to go. “It’s kind of like an orchestra leader, you stand up and everyone is coordinated, then you let everyone do their part.”


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