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Gold Dust Pizza Spices Up North End

By TERESA HAMMOND

November 25, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Mommy Musings

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


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Pet Rescue Finds Niche In Repurposing

ASTRO Foundation continues to not only make its mark, but finds a way to make the most of its opportunities. The Animal Shelter to Riverbank ...

April 27, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Remembering Humility

There is very little which is monotonous about writing for a small town paper.

April 27, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


OJHS Team Prepares For Annual Pentathlon

Eleven Oakdale Junior High School eighth graders will be among a field of approximately 150 students on Saturday as participants in the 12th Annual Stanislaus ...

April 27, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Knights Ferry School: Gold Ribbon Honors

While its campus may be small and somewhat unassuming, Knights Ferry Elementary School is achieving big things.

April 27, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


OHS Students Prepare For Business World

Oakdale High School students are learning how to do business.

April 20, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Annual Peddler’s Faire Supports Local Museum

Whether it be a love of the outdoors, a unique find or a bit of history, Knights Ferry has it all to offer its visitors ...

April 20, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Oakdale Resident, Author Runs Sub 3-Hour Boston Marathon

It was 33 years to the day that well known sports journalist and accomplished author Matt Fitzgerald crossed the Boston Marathon finish line for the ...

April 20, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Soul Travels: Oakdale High School Senior’s Sole-Fullness

By TERESA HAMMOND

April 13, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Oakdale School Board Recognizes Excellence

By TERESA HAMMOND

April 13, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Mini Rodeo Rolls Into Sierra View

By TERESA HAMMOND

April 13, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Mommy Musings

Sitting In The Shuttle

April 13, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Time Traveling

Pioneer Stueve Prepares

April 06, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Business Duo Makes Difference For School

By TERESA HAMMOND

April 06, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Back At The Yard

It's baseball season.

April 06, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


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