A new teacher training program announced by the Boston-based Woodrow Wilson Foundation in partnership with MIT aims to upend teacher training by awarding degrees based on mastery of specific skills, not time in the classroom. (See a Q&A with Patrick Riccards of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation here.)
July 06, 2015|
Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen, of Modesto, honored Army National Guard Capt. Cynthia Jones as the 2015 Veteran of the Year for the 12th Assembly District. Capt. Jones is currently serving as the Company Commander for the Chinook Unit in Stockton, Bravo Company, 1-126th Aviation Regiment – and is the first woman to serve in this capacity.
Religious schools and universities that have barriers against homosexuality may be under the gun after Friday's gay marriage ruling, given both oral arguments in April and the fine print of Justice Anthony Kennedy's decision last week.
July 02, 2015|
As Independence Day approaches, local air officials remind Valley residents that July 4 fireworks increase levels of dangerous particulate matter (PM) and pose a health threat to themselves and their neighbors. Historically, the Valley experiences dangerous particulate levels four or five times higher than the health based federal standards. These spikes are largely attributable to personal fireworks use throughout Valley neighborhoods.
A Brown University student who had a mental breakdown before being put on medical leave has engaged in a dogged and so-far futile attempt to return to the campus, Buzzfeed reports, despite his having given up all alcohol and drugs and getting therapy.
July 02, 2015|
The month of June brought the 60th anniversary year of Soroptimist International of Oakdale (SIO) to a successful close. First chartered on June 5, 1954, the all-women's service group has served the community of Oakdale since the fall of 1954.
It was a made to order day, as the Kjeldgaard family opened their property to the community for the Eighth Annual Riverbend Ranch Charity Carnival on Saturday, June 27. The upper parking lot of the River Road location remained full and a steady stream of cars came in and out between the 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. event hours.
The Oakdale Irrigation District reported on Wednesday, June 24 that state attorneys backed away from curtailment notices directed at more than 200 senior water rights holders in California, now saying they were "courtesy notices" and "advisory" only.
Students learned about careers in science, hearing the information from the scientists themselves at the Oakdale Joint Unified School District's annual Dinner with a Scientist. Janet Hamby, Vice Principal of Fair Oaks Elementary School, was the organizer for the event this year that took place on Oct. 13 at the Almond Pavilion. The 82 students who participated ranged from sixth grade through high school age. There were 13 scientists who attended the evening, many returning from past years, including a few newcomers with veterinarian Dr. Mike Adian, anatomy and physiology specialist Michele Monlux, and physics specialist Thomas Nomof.
Valley Home 4-H is looking for the "Great Pumpkin" this Saturday at our Valley Home School Harvest Festival. Judges will be searching for the "Biggest Pumpkin," "Strangest Shape Pumpkin" and the most Perfect Pumpkin." We also understand that there will be a contest for the best "Carved Pumpkin!" Our community is in for a real treat this Saturday! So all of you pumpkin growers start searching your pumpkin patch for your special pumpkins and bring them to the school at 2:00 p.m. this Coming Saturday. Judging will take place during the Harvest Festival! You may drop off entries ...
October 20, 2010|
|Valley Home News
At the Knights Ferry School Board meeting, Lynn McPeak, Response to Intervention Coordinator, was the speaker. She ran the Monday, Oct 18th workshop for the teachers. They will be implementing a program to bring up the scores of the students that are not meeting their goals. Also the board changed Graduation to Wednesday, June 1st and the November meeting to the 9th. Lori Lubeck from the Parent Teacher Club reported on the Jog-a-Thon.
October 20, 2010|
Mary Sue Shearer
|Knights Ferry News
It's scrimmage time in the Oakdale High pool and stellar center defender on the varsity girls water polo team, Jenny Siemsen, is baffling the Mustangs' varsity boys goal scorers just two meters from the goal.
No matter the age division, Oakdale High athletes have been superb in recent play, including the push for postseason life in Oakdale's respective volleyball, soccer, tennis, golf and cross country seasons.