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OHS Aca Dec Brings In The Brass

Oakdale High School Academic Decathlon Team took back the Championship title at the 38th Annual Stanislaus Academic Decathlon earlier this month. The team has held the title for 17 of the past 18 years, earning this year's championship by earning a score of 45,594 points and defeating the 2017 winner, the Hughson Huskies with a score of 40,902 points.

February 14, 2018 | | Education

OHS Reclaims Aca Dec Title

The trophy is back.

February 07, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Education

New Royalty Crowned At Winter Homecoming

Prior to the Oakdale varsity boys basketball game on Friday night, Feb. 2, Oakdale High School crowned its Winter Homecoming royalty. Starting off the festivities, emcee Pete Simoncini announced that the Senior Class of 2018 won the hall decorating competition.

February 07, 2018 | Dennis D. Cruz | Education

Hicks Earns California Kindergarten Association Honor

It has been 15 years since Deborah Hicks first began teaching kindergarten. The 22-year teaching veteran of the Oakdale Joint Unified School District was recently honored with the Audrey Sanchez Teacher Enhancement Award at the annual California Kindergarten Association (CKA) Conference in Santa Clara.

February 07, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Education

Flores Takes County Honor For Making A Difference

Chris Flores isn't one for public notoriety or acknowledgement. Now in her 14th year with Oakdale Joint Unified School District, Flores is the first to share she simply comes to work and does her job.

February 07, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Education

Sierra View Embraces Kindness Challenge

A rather large lesson was learned last week at Sierra View Elementary School and it had nothing to do with scholastic or physical ability.

January 30, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Oakdale Junior High School Royalty, Dalton Vargas, left, and Victoria Blanc were named the overall 2018 Royal Rams winners earlier this month during the OJHS Royal Ram competition. Proceeds from the event benefit the annual eighth grade Great America trip.

January 24, 2018 | | Education


Oakdale High School FFA recently hosted its Winter Awards Banquet. During this time Greenhand Officers were installed in the following positions: President, Morgan Gravatt and Jaiden Grivette (not pictured); Vice President, Logan Lourenco and Trinity Sullivan; Secretary, Bailey Hardey and Amber Robinson (not pictured); Treasurer, Noah Moses and Hannah Sundberg; Reporter, Carley Denys and Melinda Getz and Sentinel, Tehya Belletto and Dominic Robles.

January 03, 2018 | | Education

MJC Sends Agriculture Students To Competition

Modesto Junior College sent a team of six students to compete in the annual Young Farmers and Ranchers Discussion Meet contest in Anaheim on Dec. 3, with each contestant giving a 30-second opening statement and a one minute closing statement during the 25 minute committee discussions. This year's competition featured questions about public skepticism of foreign trade, perceptions on family farms with the rise of incorporation, how to combat increasing legal and regulatory obstacles, and how the Farm Bureau can better support first generation farmers.

December 13, 2017 | | Education

Winners Of Congressional App Challenge Announced

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) recently announced Haiying Zeng and Divya Katyal of Elizabeth Ustach Middle School in Modesto as the California 10th District winners of the Congressional App Challenge for their app "Homeless Network."

December 06, 2017 | | Education

Oakdale Charter Reaches Out With Helping Hands

Students of Oakdale Charter are getting into the holiday spirit of giving back. Late last week approximately eight students of the charter school along with members of campus administration gathered to make blankets for Family Support Network.

December 06, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Oakdale High School teachers recently sported their old school Letterman jackets and sweaters. The annual event is hosted to encourage students to get involved in activities and sports.

December 06, 2017 | | Education

Leadership Academy Hosts Education Day

Stanislaus County Leadership Academy is partnering with Leadership Modesto on Friday, Dec. 8 for Education Day. Students taking part in the countywide program will meet with current Leadership Modesto participants in the morning with a "Getting to Know You" rotation before hearing from Superintendent Tom Changnon on the "Snapshot of Education in Stanislaus County."

December 06, 2017 | | Education

Neal Earns Biola University Scholarship

Autumn Neal, a freshman at Biola University and resident of Oakdale, was among 153 incoming freshmen who received one of the college's highest scholarships – the President's Scholarship – for the 2017-2018 academic year.

November 22, 2017 | | Education

Two Rams Medal At Spelling Bee

Oakdale Junior High students Jessica Birchall and Cooper Herrington represented Oakdale Joint Unified School District well during the 2017-2018 Junior High Spelling Championship hosted earlier this month.

November 22, 2017 | | Education

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Occupational Olympics, Career Exposition Slated For March 22

Approximately 700 Stanislaus County high school students will converge on the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds in Turlock on Thursday, March 22 for the 33rd annual Occupational ...

March 14, 2018 | | Education


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