Oracle School Founations

Prop 438 and 439 approved

Crystle Nehrmeyer, Superintendent

Oracle School District Community,

On behalf of the Oracle Elementary School District, our Governing Board, students, families, and staff, I want to express our sincere appreciation to the voters who supported and approved both Prop 438 and Prop 439, our override continuation and capital bond.

Our community came together and made the decision to make critical improvements to the Mountain Vista K-8 School campus. We thank each person who endorsed and supported Prop 438 and Prop 439, including the extraordinary community members who formed “Focus on the Future” and supported the vision of a safe and efficient educational environment for our students. The efforts of Ron Green, Jim Walsh, Holly Lyon, Edie Crall, Amy McDonald, and Allan Lyon can be felt in each classroom on our school campus.

Our implementation plan is underway! Starting in June 2020, please visit our website at or follow Mountain Vista K-8 School on Facebook for updates on project progress. We look forward to starting the 2020-2021 school year with a community celebration to honor the hard work of our supporters and the first completed phase of our improvement projects.

It is an honor to serve our community and the Oracle Elementary School District. I appreciate your support and the trust you have placed in our school district.

Foundation champions make history

Maria Menconi

On Oct. 20, 2019, a large group of Oracle Schools Foundation champions made history! At the annual OSF Gala, the largest group of champions ever (more than 190 strong) gathered at the Vistas in SaddleBrooke One. And then, to further establish their claim to fame, this group contributed more than $39,000, the most money raised at this annual event. As in past years, these funds will go towards the cost of supporting Universal Pre-School for three- and four-year-old students attending Mountain Vista School. This year there was also an opportunity to help improve the Pre-School playground and generous champions contributed $725 towards this effort.

The group heard an update on Public Education in Arizona from Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman and also an update on happenings in the Oracle School District from Superintendent Crystle Nehrmeyer. Alan Levinson, Oracle Schools Foundation Vice President, acted as emcee, and deftly kept the evening events moving. An excellent dinner from Chef Dave Bishow received great reviews. The many positive comments about all aspects of the gala encouraged the Gala Committee to begin meeting again immediately to plan next year’s event.

No article about this wonderful evening would be complete without a list of people who deserve tremendous thanks. Chief among these is Ann Vernon, Gala Committee chair. Although this was Ann’s inaugural event for Oracle Schools Foundation, her experiences with the Unit 21 Treats and Talents Auction in past years moved the Foundation Gala to a new level. Ann was expertly assisted by Tiffani Webster, Live Auction Coordinator; Chris Crum, Fixed Events Coordinator; Carol Dimit, Baskets and Silent Auction Coordinator (with very able donation gathering from Barry Swartzberg); Linda Lyon, Website, Ticket Sales, Meals and Tables Coordinator; Art Posner, Check Out Coordinator; Sherry Kaplan, Decorations Coordinator; Richard Martin, Auctioneer; Maria Menconi, Publicity; Richard Borland, Raffle and Finance Coordinator; and Nancy Moore, Program Designer. Beyond this group were dozens of SaddleBrooke, Oracle, and SaddleBrooke Ranch residents who offered fixed price, live, and silent auction items for the champions to purchase. Profuse thanks to each and every one who donated to and/or attended the gala!

If you are interested in learning more about the Oracle Schools Foundation, please visit their website at Currently there is a need for volunteers for next year’s Gala Committee, if you would like to assist with this effort, please contact [email protected] There is always a need for grant writers and volunteers to assist with communications and publicity for the foundation. If you would like to assist in either of these endeavors, please contact [email protected]

Thank You, SaddleBrooke Communities!

Crystle Nehrmeyer, Superintendent

The staff and students of Mountain Vista PreK-8 School in Oracle, Arizona thank each and every community member who supported our new school year during the “Stuff the Bus” event on Saturday, Aug. 10.

Members of our National Junior Honor Society were present to accept school supply donations as well as monetary donations.

The school supplies and donations collected during “Stuff the Bus” helped our teachers minimize out-of-pocket costs to prepare their classrooms for the new school year. The generous donations from the SaddleBrooke and SaddleBrooke Ranch communities also helped supply students with essentials to have a successful school year.

Thank you, SaddleBrooke Communities!