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September 21, 2016 | | Education


September 21, 2016 | | Education


September 21, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


September 21, 2016 | | Education

School Board Highlights District Ag Achievements

Monday night featured a light agenda as Oakdale Joint Unified conducted the second board meeting of the 2016-17 school year.

September 14, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Aspiring artist and Fair Oaks Elementary sixth grader, Kenadee Martinez recently paid a visit to Apparel Graphics, left, to sign off on the proof of her art work. The Fair Oaks sixth grader submitted the winning art piece, right, for this year's Oakdale Elementary School Jog-a-thon T-shirts. Kick-offs for the Oct. 14 event were hosted at elementary schools this past week and students will now be seeking sponsorships. Kenadee's art will grace over 2500 shirts worn throughout the district.

September 14, 2016 | | Education


Oakdale Junior High School Associated Student Body officers for the 2016-17 School year are, from left: Tyler Brown, President; Ronal Zucker, Vice President; Ashlynn Leibenson, Secretary; Jennifer Blanco, Rally Commissioner; Kate Wessling, Rally Commissioner; Mason Sekona, Public Relations and JJ Novotny, Sergeant at Arms.

September 14, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education

Poet’s Corner

(Editor's Note: This week, The Leader brings back a popular regular feature of several years ago, the poetic writings of local students. These poems were submitted through the GATE program; however, The Leader welcomes poetry submissions from all students at local schools, all grade levels. Not all poems submitted will be published; we will feature a few each time the Poet's Corner appears.)

September 07, 2016 | | Education


Oakdale students at Sierra View and Cloverland Elementary schools were recently visited by Food 4 Thought, LLC and treated to their Farm to School program. The students were educated about farming as well as given an opportunity to take home some farm fresh produce. Visits to Magnolia and Fair Oaks have been scheduled for October.

September 07, 2016 | | Education

Little School On The Hill Aims At Big Kindness Goal

The 2016-17 school year promises to be the 'kind' that Knights Ferry School students and staff may remember for years to come.

September 07, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education

Oakdale High Class Officers Elected

Standing both strong and united, Oakdale High School Senior Class officers are ready to get to work for the Class of 2017. Officers include, clockwise from left: Sophie Hill, President; Collin Harrity, Secretary; Maddy Brewer, Treasurer and Farrah Gomes, Vice- President.

August 31, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education

Knights Ferry School Nets $25,000 Education Grant

To feed the world's rapidly growing population and tackle many other global challenges, our country's next generation of leaders will need to be highly-skilled in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). That's why the America's Farmers Grow Rural Education Program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, has awarded the Knights Ferry Elementary School District with a $25,000 grant.

August 31, 2016 | | Education


Newly hired Oakdale Joint Unified certificated staff attended orientation on Friday to prepare them for the 2016-17 school year. Photographed, front row: Grace Tobias, Megan Stevens, Lindsay Rice, Angela Camboia, Kim Bianchi, Stacy Giesler. Middle row: Alyssa Guzman, Rachel Barfield, Margie Fast, Jessica Menefee, Alexis Greer, Sue Kirland. Back row: Marjean Rath, Leslie Carver, Matt Candelario, Jessica Fisher, Bobby Cole, Breanna Vaughn, Sara Lofton, Cynthia Rawe, Joey Prather, Andrew Cayabyab, Veronica Hallsteinsson. Not present: Savannah Stender and Sara Martin.

August 10, 2016 | | Education

VP Talmage Allen Joins OJHS Administrative Team

Talmage Allen will be joining his eighth grade son on Wednesday, Aug. 10 for the first day of school.

August 10, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education

Oakdale Joint Unified School Board Reconvenes For 2016-17

Monday night proved to be par for the course as Oakdale Joint Unified School District's Board of Trustees gathered for the first meeting of the 2016-17 school year. With the opening of the new year just two days post meeting, the session was a short 30-minute gathering reviewing financial reports and general business.

August 10, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education

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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 ...

October 26, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Fair Oaks Falcons recently elected as the school's Student Council leaders are, left to right: Jessica Birchall, President; Brooke Wheat, Vice President; Jaxton Morton ...

October 26, 2016 | | Education

Poet’s Corner

Diamond Poem

October 26, 2016 | | Education

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 ...

October 26, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education

OJUSD Prepares For Annual Red Ribbon Week Events

Monday, Oct. 24 will mark the start of the Red Ribbon Week, nationally observed each year. The national theme for this year's event is ...

October 19, 2016 | | Education


Magnolia Bears were all abuzz last week as they competed in the school's Annual Spelling Bee. The top three winners for this year's ...

October 19, 2016 | | Education

School District Assessment Scores Show Positive Trend

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 ...

October 12, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education

Homecoming Hopefuls Ready For Spotlight

Homecoming Week will end with the crowning of new royalty on Friday night at the Corral. By the end of the evening, a new King ...

October 12, 2016 | | Education


The newly elected Student Body Officers of Magnolia Elementary school are, from left: Logan Thomas, President; Maya Baza, Vice-President; Annie Albertoni, Secretary and Grace Constant ...

October 05, 2016 | | Education

Junior High Begins 2016 With Modified Class Schedule

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 ...

September 28, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


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