Desert Oasis High School
|Desert Oasis High School|
|6600 W. Erie Avenue
Las Vegas, NV, 89141
|School type||Public high school|
|Motto||Strike At Every Opportunity|
|School district||Clark County School District|
|Dean||Mark Call, Kimberly Kamrowski|
|Vice principal||Tiffany Seibel, Ron Isaacs, Karmen Miller|
|School colour(s)||Crimson, silver, black, and white
|Athletics conference||NIAA Division 1 - Sunset Southwest|
Desert Oasis High School is a public high school that opened in Enterprise Nevada in August 2008. The school, which is a part of the Clark County School District, is the first new public school to be opened in Clark County since Legacy High School was opened in 2006. It also transferred approximately 1,000 students from Sierra Vista High School and others from Liberty High School.
- 1 Curriculum
- 2 Athletics
- 3 Football
- 4 Cheer
- 5 2009-2010
- 6 Band
- 7 2010-2011
- 8 Choir
- 9 2008-2009
- 10 2009-2010
- 11 Orchestra
- 12 Theater
- 13 Robotics
- 14 2008-2009
- 15 2009-2010
- 16 Extracurricular
- 17 2008-2009
- 18 2009-2010
- 19 2010-2011
- 20 References
- 21 External links
Among the normal curricula available at most Las Vegas area high schools, Desert Oasis offers several alternative programs including those in the areas of Business and Career and Technical Education. Some of the classes offered in these programs include: accounting, woodworking, marketing, sports medicine, and sports, entertainment, and recreational marketing.
Home of the Diamondbacks. OFFICIAL ATHLETICS WEBSITE: http://schools.ccsd.net/desertoasis/athletics/athletics.html
The athletics programs at Desert Oasis High School compete in the NIAA - Division 1 - Sunset Southwest League.
FALL SPORTS: CHEER, Boys & Girls CROSS COUNTRY, FOOTBALL, Girls GOLF, Boys & Girls SOCCER, Boys & Girls TENNIS, and Girls VOLLEYBALL.
WINTER SPORTS: CHEER, Boys & Girls BASKETBALL, Boys & Girls BOWLING, Girls FLAG FOOTBALL, and WRESTLING.
SPPRING SPORTS: CHEER, BASEBALL, Boys GOLF, SOFTBALL, Boys & Girls SWIMMING & DIVING, Boys & Girls TRACK & FIELD, Boys VOLLEYBALL.
The Diamondbacks football team was the only team that were not associated with a division, being an independent in fall of 2008. The Diamondbacks went 4-6 in their first season. In their final game, D-backs won in overtime against Boulder City High School 28-27 due to a missed extra point by an Eagles kicker. Desert Oasis currently has the best record of any newcomer school in Las Vegas.
Joining the Sunset Southwest 4A Region in the 2009 season, Desert Oasis finished with an 7-3 record with a loss in the first round of regional playoffs.
2008-2009: Matt Jenkins
2009-2010: Faron Seibel
2010-2011: Faron Seibel
2011-2012: Scott Staudinger
Desert Oasis Currently has 4 D-1 recruits in football Cameron Jefferson(UNLV) Elijah Mitchell (Princeton)
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The Desert Oasis cheerleaders took 2nd place at the USA Vegas Classic cheer competition, which was held at the school on Saturday, January 9, 2010. As a result, they earned a spot at the USA Nationals cheer competition, which will be held right outside of the Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, California, March 26–28. The D-Backs placed 3rd in POM at the National competition.
There are four performing arts classes to choose from: Theater, Orchestra, Choir, and Band. Guitar is now one of them.
The band program is led by James Koperski and Nathan Geyer. The bands offered are: Marching band, Jazz band, Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, and Symphonic Band. The Marching Band currently consists of roughly 100 members, including Drum Majors Lejuanna Bynum, Nikki Laisure-Buffa, and Megan Morrison. The Marching Band recently won the USBands Arizona Regional in Division 4 Open Competition, with their 2013 program "Spring Has Sprung".
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The Desert Oasis Choirs is currently led by director, Michael Polutnik. The DOHS Choirs consist of the following ensembles: Chamber Singers, Bella Voce, Concert Choir, Women's Glee and numerous after school A-Capella groups. Mentality- Mens A-Capella, Vitality- Women's A-Capella, and Impulsss- Mixed A-Capella. While under the direction of Mr. Polutnik, the Desert Oasis Chamber Singers have received "Superior" ratings at all local and regional festivals. They also received a "Superior" rating in February 2012 at the NAU Choral Festival in Flagstaff, AZ. In March 2012, Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, Bella Voce, and Women's Glee all received "Superior" ratings at the CCSD Choral Festivals. In May 2012 Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, and Bella Voce all received Gold ratings at the Heritage Choral Festival in Anaheim, CA. At the Heritage Festival, Chamber Singers received the Adjudicator's Award Trophy for receiving the highest average score from all three judges out of all the choral groups. In March 2013, the Chamber Singers received "Superior" ratings at both the local and regional Solo/Ensemble Festivals and received the honor of being named the winners of the 2013 Nevada All State Vocal Ensemble Command Performance. The DOHS Chamber Singers also had the distinct honor of performing at Carnegie Hall in New York City under the direction of Eric Whitacre on Sunday, March 24, 2013.
In 2009, Chamber choir received a I-Outstanding at the NAU Jazz/Madrigal Festival, I-Superior at Solo and Ensemble, I-Superior at Regional Festival. Concert choir received a I-Superior at Regional Festival.
In 2010, Chamber Singers received a I-Superior in every single Festival attended. Also, they were awarded three trophies at the Heritage Festival in San Diego alongside the Concert Choir who also received I-Superior in all Festivals attended. Women's Glee also received a I-Superior rating.
The orchestra department has had its share of changes. In the past four years since its inception,[when?] the Desert Oasis High School Orchestra program has had four director changes. Leonardo Hanson (2008-2009) was the first to direct the groups, followed by Brian Beddigs (2009-2010) and Mark Kovacs (2010-2011), also orchestra director at Tarkanian Middle School. And the 2011-2012 school year is no different in the fact that another director will again approach the podium, a very successful former band director, and current director of the Sierra Vista High School Orchestras, Alfonso Kimbrough. Desert Oasis' orchestra program has two classes held in the afternoon, Advanced Orchestra and Intermediate Orchestra.
Desert Oasis High School Theatre is an award-winning theatre program that has achieved superior ratings at Regional and State Thespian Conferences. Maureen Bernstein was the Theatre Director and was a Nevada State Thespian Board Member. DOHS Thespian Troupe # 7368 has been designated as an Honor Troupe for the second consecutive year by the Nevada Thespians. DOHS Theatre hosted the Thespian State Conference in March 2010 and were State Show of the Year-Performing " A Tale of Two Cities" in March, 2010.
The Theatre Department has a full main stage season with plays, musicals, new theatre pieces, and musical theatre showcases. For the second consecutive year, a DOHS Theatre student has been named a state officer for Nevada Thespians. The theater is also used as a venue for many band, choir, and school events.
The School has an award-winning robotics program that has achieved a superior rating at the V.E.X competition.
In 2008 the Desert Oasis theater department performed The Mime Child. They also did a "Musical Theater Showcase."
Early in 2009 the school's theater department put on the show A Tale of Two Cities. The students were excited that they got to use costumes and props as opposed to "invisible" ones. The costumes did make the play more enjoyable. In April Desert Oasis put on their first musical called You're a Good Man Charlie Brown.
Desert Oasis High School also offers clubs and activities outside of the standard curriculum.
The school had an environment club during the 2008-2009 school year. The purpose of this club was to promote a more environmentally responsible school. The club also oversaw the schools classroom recycling system. In 2008-2009 the club had 5 members. The club was also featured in the yearbook. 2009-2010 did not have an environment club.
The purpose of this club was to learn and respect other cultures. Members meet once a month and try food from various cultures as well as learn about them. The club was founded by the language department and meetings were held in the Spanish teaches classroom. This club did require members to pay a $20.00 membership fee.
The Thespian Club-Drama Club: Troupe #7368 was chartered in 2008 and is where some people go to organize events for theatre and have fun acting, organizing, and planning. Designated Honor Troupe for the State of Nevada for the 3rd Consecutive Year, the DOHS Thespians have raised funds for TOTS campaign through the Educational Theatre Association and for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids. The Desert Oasis High School Thespians recently elected their new Board of Officers for 2011-2012.
Digital Photography Club
Break Dance Club
The break dance club performs at assemblies. The group was founded in the 2008-2009 school year.
This was the first school year open.
Central Christian Church
Desert Oasis High School is also home to the Southwest campus of Central Christian Church. Services are held every Sunday at 10:20 am and 11:45 am.
- "Desert Oasis High School - Home of the Diamondbacks (Las Vegas, NV)". Schools.ccsd.net. Retrieved 2013-10-25.
- Desert Oasis High School homepage[dead link]
- Clark County School District homepage
- Desert Oasis High School - High School Sports Streaming powered by SportsFrequency.com[dead link]
- Central Christian Church Southwest campus[dead link]