It was a night focused on academia Monday, Oct. 10 during the Oakdale Joint Unified School Board meeting, as Assistant Superintendent Kristi Rapinchuk reviewed results and comparisons for the Spring 2016 Smarter Balanced Assessment System (SBAC) testing. The tests replaced the STAR assessment system as the curriculum has changed to Common Core Standards.
Academic and sports teams are not the only areas where Oakdale High School is making its mark. As Oakdale Agriculture programs continue to grow and thrive, there is good and valid reasons why Oakdale Joint Unified is turning its focus and energy to the Oakdale School Farm.
It has been a decade since Tanya Bruchacek opened the doors to a concept which was new to the community of Oakdale. In October 2006, Bruchacek, along with her sister Sandra Reed introduced Oakdale to TAGS Consignment, A Funky, Chic, Resale Boutique.
Rivi's Wine Bar patio area was filled to capacity last week as the first Paint Night was hosted to a crowd of 30 eager painters. Serendipity Paint and Sip nights hosted by Lisa McDaniel-Norris will be a regular monthly occurrence at the Oakdale hot spot. The next one will be hosted on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 4:30 p.m., as well as one slated for Oct. 24 and 25 at 6 p.m. Space is limited so reservations are recommended. To secure a spot contact McDaniel-Norris by phone at 209-701-9644 or via private message on her Facebook page ...
Oakdale High School Leadership students hosted their annual Sweater and Coat drive the last week of September. Items collected during the weeklong event will now be donated to Oakdale's Center for Human Services, benefitting families in need as the cooler weather sets in.
Though the weather felt more like summer this past weekend, the crowds still turned out to celebrate the annual Harvest Festival and the start of autumn at Bloomingcamp Ranch. Activities were scattered across both days, Saturday and Sunday. Here are some photos from the special event.
I recently came upon an out of area publication about our town which I found both odd and interesting. The piece was a follow-up of sorts by an out of area writer returning to see how the town had fared post the Hershey move.
Oakdale Junior High School students are spending a bit more time in their classes this year. While the length of their school day has not been altered, their time spent in the classroom has. How? Simple, class time modification by way of reducing the schedule from an eight period day to a seven period day.
It's been almost two decades since Paul Riva joined forces with his best friend to pursue a career in the printing business. It's a passing of time which visibly stumps the owner of the Oakdale-based business Apparel Graphics, Inc. as he recalls the early days of specializing in screen printing and embroidery.
Hay is being set for pumpkins, participants and hay rides as the staff of Bloomingcamp Ranch prepares for its annual Harvest Festival. The event will be hosted at the ranch just east of Oakdale on Saturday, Sept. 24 and Sunday, Sept. 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.