Bighorn news: Parking spaces and parent help

From left: Kimmy Samaguey, Katherine Rule, Sarah Moffitt, Melinda Santos and Erin Griffin.

From left: Kimmy Samaguey, Katherine Rule, Sarah Moffitt, Melinda Santos and Erin Griffin.
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Register for annual golf tournament

Registration is open for the annual Oasis Academy Golf Tournament.

So far, this year’s sponsors include Manpower of Northern Nevada, the city of Fallon, Miles Construction, Tedford Tire and CC Communications.

This year’s tournament will benefit Oasis Academy College Prep athletics and clubs.

The tournament is scheduled for Oct. 21 with a 10 a.m. shotgun start at the Fallon Golf Course.

“This tournament just keeps getting better every year. I am confident this year’s event will be the best one yet. Come out, have fun, and support a great cause,” said Melissa Mackedon, chief executive officer.

To register a team, sponsor or donate to the tournament, contact Angela Viera at or 775-742-0506.

Friends of Oasis Academy parent organization

The Oasis parent organization, Friends of Oasis Academy, has a new board of directors and has exciting plans for the year to come.

The organization will be responsible for several school wide events, most notably the end of the year Field Day. They will also assist with Teacher Appreciation Week and help plan family engagement activities.

The board consists of President Sarah Moffitt, Vice President Melinda Santos, Secretary Kimmy Samaguey, Treasurer Erin Griffin and OA Board Liaison Katherine Rule.

“I’m excited for this year, FOA’s main purpose is to help bridge the gap between parents and the school,” President Sarah Moffitt said. “We will provide opportunities for parents to volunteer and spend time at the school and events. I love the staff at Oasis, and I want other parents to have a chance to see them in action to get to know them. We want parents to be part of their child(ren)’s education. Ultimately, we do this for the kids because they are the future.”

The main fundraising activity FOA hosts in is Pizza Thursdays. Students are still able to purchase Pizza Pass Booklets through either the Uniform Store or at the front desk.

To join FOA or learn how you can help, contact Sarah Moffitt at

Seniors get creative with parking spots

One additional perk for seniors is getting to show off their personalities and creativity through painting a senior parking spot.

The senior class started by selecting their spots in the Oasis Academy College Prep parking lot. Then their designs were submitted for approval by the administration. Once approved students and their families started painting. They had three days to complete the project.

The spots showcased what makes each student unique through either their designs or quotes they included.

“Doing the parking spots was super fun. Myself and plenty of others had to work at the Cantaloupe Festival that weekend, so it was definitely a challenge finding time to paint,” said senior Ruby Hiskett. “Because doing it that way consumed the least amount of time. It ended up looking pretty cool.”

Painting the spots was not the only enjoyable part of the experience.

“It was really fun to hang out with everyone there while we all worked and also be able to check out all of the paintings,” she said. “I hope that next year’s class has just as good of a time.”

Staff were able to vote for their favorite with the top three receiving gift cards and Oasis swag. This year’s winner was Andrew Catlin’s Nevada themed spot.

“I am so impressed every year with how magnificent the spaces end up being. The students are super creative and they work so hard on painting the spaces. It takes a couple long days for these to come to fruition,” said Rochelle Tisdale, chief academic officer.


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