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BUS STUFFERS

OHS Associated Student Body representatives assembled outside of the bus they intend to fill for the canned food drive "Stuff the Bus" challenge posed by Oakdale Junior High., OJHS students gathered a load of donations to be taken to their onsite bus. The canned food drive will be hosted at each campus from Monday, Nov. 14 to Friday, Nov. 18. All collections will be taken to Oakdale Community Sharing for distribution to those in need during the holiday season.

November 16, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


School District Seizes Money Saving Opportunity

It was a light night for school business Monday evening as the Oakdale Joint Unified School Board members gathered for their monthly school board meeting. The meeting was conducted at the OJUSD Technology and Staff Development Center as North Second Avenue construction is still underway.

November 16, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


OHS Literacy Center Offers Unique Opportunity

Proving to not be ones to rest on their laurels, administrators, teachers and students of Oakdale High School continue to seek opportunity in the area of academic growth. One most recent area of opportunity has come in the way of the Literacy Center.

November 09, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Baseball And Bitterness

Last week we paused as a country for a solid 24 hours to celebrate a great American past time, baseball.

November 09, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


‘At the Corner’ Business Makes Itself At Home

It took a little bit of vision and a lot of elbow grease, but with the help of friends and family Patty Dycus has transformed the once hollow shell at 159 N. First Ave., Oakdale, to a welcoming business space.

November 09, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Spirit Of Oakdale Has Needs To Fill

It is a tradition which has truly stood the test of time.

November 09, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Living Life With Pigskin

We know there's more than football.

November 02, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Cloverland Students Enjoy Hands-On Ag Learning

It may have been a rainy day on Friday, but that didn't stop the presenters from turning out and the kids from taking it all in as Cloverland Elementary hosted its Ag Day. Kids got to meet and greet some animals, learn about horseshoeing, try their hand at dummy roping and more. Plenty of pop-ups were in evidence, as the students and presenters tried to stay dry. Here are a few photos from the soggy, yet successful, event.

November 02, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Everybody Loves A (Halloween) Parade

It was the traditional Halloween Parade and Festival for Oakdale on Monday, Oct. 31 as the city, in cooperation with the Oakdale Kiwanis Club and several other community and business supporters, put on the festivities. Along with a parade along G Street, there was food, games, music, candy and fun for the young trick-or-treaters in the early afternoon, before they hit the streets to go door-to-door for some more sweet treats. Following are some photos from the festive event.

November 02, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


MUSIC IN MOTION

Oakdale High School band members as well as the color guard maintained the tradition of leading the way for ghouls, goblins, super heroes and princesses alike during the Annual Halloween Parade and Festival on Monday evening, Oct. 31. The annual event is hosted by the City of Oakdale in partnership with Kiwanis Club of Oakdale.

November 02, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Cruz Saluted For 50 Years Of SIO Service

The year 1966 may feel like a lifetime ago to some. The past 50 years much has changed about the world. While the political climate still leaves many to ponder, there is no disputing many of the changes and their effects on the world at large.

November 02, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Junior High Rams Ready For Red Ribbon Week

Oakdale schools are in the midst of observing Red Ribbon Week and the junior high had its kickoff celebration on Monday. Here are a few photos from that event.

October 26, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Dickens Brothers Spotlight The ‘Mustang Way’ Of Life

It began as a simple idea. An idea described by Oakdale High School Class of 2013 alum Eriksen Dickens as a "hype video" highlighting Oakdale Mustangs Football and the community of Oakdale.

October 26, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


PJ’s and Politics

This week I will not write about the Presidential Election.

October 26, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Fourth Graders Begin To Examine Chinook

Things may seem a little fishy with Oakdale Joint Unified fourth graders these days, as teacher Krista Smith has begun making her migration to the varying school sites. Smith's migration, however, doesn't come by way of a fish snack cracker or a classroom pet, the salmon teacher spends two days of lecture time teaching the students about Chinook Salmon. As result of her teachings the students then travel to Knights Ferry to visit the Stanislaus River and learn further about the sea life in their natural habitat.

October 26, 2016 | 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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