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Thanks And Giving

November 25, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Oakdale Students Become Worldly

Close to 1500 Oakdale Joint Unified School District students were able to tour the world last week 'virtually' thanks to the innovation of Google Expeditions.

November 18, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Board Members Eye Ag Education

It is an old adage which Oakdale Joint Unified is becoming known for, 'If you build it they will come.'

November 18, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


OHS Can Food Drive

November 16, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


The Good News

Every now and again a call comes through that makes my day.

November 11, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


OHS Marching Band Earns Santa Cruz Win

The 2015-15 school year is proving to be one for the record books for Oakdale High School marching band, drumline, colorguard and drum major as all four recently entered the winners circle at the Santa Cruz Band Review.

November 11, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


GO FOR GOOGLE

Sierra View sixth grade teacher and Technology Mentor Amanda Hensley, top photo, guides her class through an underwater adventure and school lesson via Google Expeditions. Students of Sierra View, as well as Oakdale Junior High were selected to be participants in the pilot Google program. At side, a young participant of the piloted Google Expeditions Pioneer Program was visibly excited Tuesday by what was witnessed through the Google Cardboard. Similar to the once popular 'view finders,' the smart phone compatible devices take students on virtual field trips to locations around the world

November 11, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Agriculture, PE Credits Center Stage For Board

For anyone not in the know, Monday night's school board meeting made it evident. The community of Oakdale holds strong to its agriculture roots, as the Oakdale City Council Chambers hosted a sea of blue corduroy jackets and standing room only occupancy.

November 11, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Red Ribbin Wrap

Oakdale Junior High math teacher Chris Lewis, left as he goes to the spike, while Courtney Martinez, Financial Secretary studies the shot. The two were participants in the Staff versus OJHS Volleball team last Wednesday as part of Red Ribbon Week activities.

November 04, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


ASTRO Foundation Offers Gift That Keeps On Giving

The ASTRO (Animal Shelter To Riverbank and Oakdale) Foundation has the perfect gift item for the hard to please. As tribute to its rescued pets and the rescuers who put their lives on the line daily, the 501(C)3 non-profit has produced "Rescuers and the Rescued" wall calendars for the 2016 year.

November 04, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


New Agri Sales Store Stakes Claim In Regional Location

Frank Trent is happily settling into his new home and encouraging family, friends and strangers to come pay him a visit.

November 04, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local Business


School District Responds To Scores

A public release of sub-standard results for Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) scores, commonly known as Common Core Testing, statewide quickly went viral in mid-September. Parents, teachers and administrators critical of the national Common Core State Standards (CCSS) quickly voiced 'told you so' responses.

November 04, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


In For The Treat

As the mommy of the group it only seems fitting that I pen the piece about the ever so popular Halloween Holiday. Our staff hosts a number of parents, as well as grandparents whom are proving to create all new memories and milestones for staffers. Part of the fun of working alongside one another is watching families grow, both figuratively and literally.

October 28, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Oakdale Joint Unified Rallies To Cause

Fences are decorated, ribbons are hung, bracelets passed out and Oakdale Joint Unified School District has once again embraced Red Ribbon Week. The annual event is held nationally every year during the last full week of October. The 2015 Red Ribbon Week runs from Oct. 26 to Oct. 30.

October 28, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Young Students Buy Into Campus Farmers Market

Selecting fresh fruits and vegetables were on the 'To Do List' for over 1400 Oakdale elementary school students over the past week. Food 4 Thought made a return appearance to Oakdale Joint Unified School District, stopping this time at Fair Oaks and Magnolia elementary schools. Cloverland and Sierra View elementary schools were visited in September.

October 28, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


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OJUSD, CTCNC Joins Forces To Offer Career, College Options

Administrators and staff of the Oakdale Joint Unified School District are doing more than speaking of College and Career readiness, they continue to put action ...

March 22, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


OHS Senior Paulus Attains Eagle Scout Status

Oakdale High School senior Garrett Paulus cites perseverance as one of his greatest lessons learned since becoming a Boy Scout when he was in the ...

March 22, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Music Fills the Air at Oakdale High School

Gathering together for a festive evening, young musicians in the Oakdale Joint Unified School District performed for the community this past week, offering up several ...

March 22, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Screenplays And Small Towns

A reporter, a doctor and a football coach are on the street talking …

March 22, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Area Runner, Author Begins Unique ‘8 In 8’ Journey At Modesto Marathon

To the outside eye Matt Fitzgerald may appear to be just another runner, logging miles in the early morning or midafternoon hours as he circles ...

March 15, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


School Board Continues Securing Student Futures

It was a Monday night with a light agenda and a sparse audience for the March 13 meeting of the Oakdale school board. OJUSD Board ...

March 15, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Oakdale Shop Maintains Up Cycle Focus

By TERESA HAMMOND

March 15, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


OHS Earns Regional Science Olympiad Win

A total of 20 teams from 15 county high schools competed on Saturday, March 4 at the 2017 Stanislaus County Regional Science Olympiad and Oakdale ...

March 08, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Design Solutions Offers A Fresh Approach To Home

Crisp, clean, light and welcoming would be a few adjectives one might be struck by when first entering Design Solutions.

March 08, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local Business


College, Career Center Update For School Board

Presidential holidays may have delayed the date for the February Oakdale Joint Unified School Board meeting, yet the evening proved to be informative and exciting ...

March 01, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


I’m Sorry Phil

I guess I owe the groundhog an apology.

March 01, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


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