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Sober Grad Committee Gets Ready For Mustangs

Maria Cobarruvias is passionate about the safety of the Oakdale High School Class of 2017. As the Sober Grad Night Event Chairperson, some might say it's a passion not exclusive to the current graduating class. Cobarruvias has headed up the Sober Grad effort for the past handful of years and this year is no different.

May 24, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


White, Lane Set To Address 2017 OHS Graduating Class

Oakdale High School seniors Elizabeth White and Taryn Lane have spent the better part of the past four years following the same academic path. On Friday, May 26 the young women will bid farewell to this chapter of their academic journey as they address the OHS Class of 2017 one final time.

May 24, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


INSPIRATIONAL VISIT

Cloverland Cougar alum paid a visit to their elementary school recently, parading the halls in their caps and gowns to inspire current Cougars as they look toward the future. Each Oakdale High School soon-to-be-graduate carried a sign announcing their name, GPA and intended post high school destination.

May 24, 2017 | | Education


CURTAIN CALL

Oakdale Joint Unified Elementary School students, top photo, representing Cloverland, Sierra View, Fair Oaks and Magnolia performed for the Elementary Choir Concert last week. The Intermediate Choir performed under the guidance of District Instructor Kathy Larson. At side, taking one final bow, Beginning Choir Instructor Cynthia Hofmann, left, was publicly thanked on Wednesday night, May 17 by fellow instructor Kathy Larson. Larson shared the news of the long time music teacher's retirement with an audience who replied with a standing ovation. Hofmann spent over 28 years as a music educator with the Oakdale Joint Unified School District.

May 24, 2017 | | Education


EQUIPMENT PURCHASE

Ball Corporation recently made a donation of close to $600 to Sierra View Elementary School for use toward Recess/P.E. Equipment. Photographed are: Matt Harris, Ball Corp. Plant Manager; Jonathan Gonzalez Mata, Brianna Swenson, Haley Perez, Sydney Pippin, Ashley Ruggles, Ball Corp. Plant Controller; and Sierra View Principal David Kindred.

May 24, 2017 | | Education


Retiring Teacher Linda Metcalf Selected For ‘Sunshine’ Honors

Oakdale Junior High staff recently selected Linda Metcalf as the recipient of the Joyce Reed Living Memorial Sunshine Citizen of the Year Award.

May 17, 2017 | | Education


Music Makers Entertain Appreciative Audience At OJHS

Oakdale Junior High students and those from all four elementary schools – Cloverland, Fair Oaks, Magnolia and Sierra View – came together for a special event this past week. They entertained a packed house at Oakdale Junior High, showcasing some newly acquired musical skills, with beginning, intermediate and junior high band performances.

May 17, 2017 | | Education


Brown Earns County Leadership Scholarship

Stanislaus County Office of Education's Prevention Programs Department recently announced that 30 students from throughout the county received $500 scholarships as they graduated from its 2016-17 Leadership Academy.

May 17, 2017 | | Education


OHS Art Teacher Packs Up Her Easel

It's been 40 years since Nancy Kern first set foot in a classroom to begin her career as an educator. On Thursday, May 25 the Oakdale High School Art teacher will report to her class one final time, as she concludes her 16 years serving with the Oakdale Joint Unified School District.

May 17, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


HOPE HONORS

Oakdale Junior High School students Leilani Roper and Jordan Womack were recently named the recipients of the Kiwanis Hope of America award by the Kiwanis Club of Oakdale. The students were chosen for the honor based on their grades, leadership, character and caring for those around them.

May 17, 2017 | | Education


TAKE A TOUR

Knights Ferry School representatives of the Paw Prints Press, recently toured the Oakdale Leader office for an inside look at the local weekly paper operations. School Newspaper Advisor, Kimberly McCarthy accompanied the fifth and sixth grade students on their field trip.

May 17, 2017 | | Education


COLUMBIA CALLING

Magnolia Elementary fourth grader, Amelia Waterman, top photo, examines a find while panning for gold in Columbia. The elementary school students were treated to a field trip to the historic mountain town recently. At side, fourth grade teacher Rachelle Savage was called upon to place her hands in the mining water and demonstrate its temperature. The ice cold water held treasure of minerals, gems and potential gold for Magnolia Elementary miners to pan for during their field trip.

May 10, 2017 | | Education


“Maker Hoopla” Offered

Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) will hold its first ever "Maker Hoopla" in Modesto on Saturday, May 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Petersen Event Center, 720 12th St., Modesto. SCOE's Maker Hoopla is a free, hands-on, family friendly event for elementary grade students to "learn through doing" in a social environment.

May 10, 2017 | | Education


School Board Session Sees Talk Of Bullying

It was a Monday night comprised primarily of first and second readings of budget and policy for Oakdale Joint Unified School Board members. With just one final meeting remaining in the 2016-17 school year, agenda items were generally uneventful in the way of general business. However, what was eventful was the 'Public Comments' portion of the meeting, which managed to occupy as much time as the overall agenda. Community members addressed the board with varying concerns, pertaining to their students and policy.

May 10, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Local Scholarships Awarded To Graduating OHS Seniors

A total of 288 scholarships were awarded on the evening of May 4 to graduating Oakdale High School seniors, hosted at the Gene Bianchi Community Center. The 49th Annual Senior Awards Night awarded funds to the tune of $184,000 to graduates toward future education efforts.

May 10, 2017 | | Education


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AWARD WINNERS

David Nichols and Halena Hill of Sierra View Elementary School were recently named recipients of the 2017 Hope of America Award. The students were selected ...

June 14, 2017 | | Education


ADMIRING ART

Cloverland fifth grade student Mia Peterson admires the color used on a butterfly painting at the Annual Art Show event hosted shortly before the school ...

June 14, 2017 | | Education


Dotinga Receives Cal Poly Daisy J. Hudson Scholarship

In ceremonies hosted on May 19 at the 2016-17 Agricultural Engineering Society End of the Year Banquet, 26 Cal Poly students from the BioResource and ...

June 07, 2017 | | Education


HOPE OF AMERICA AWARDS

June 07, 2017 | | Education


Graduation Ceremonies Yield Plenty Of Memories

With ceremonies over several days during the past week, graduates were busy accepting diplomas, congratulations and taking time to share the moment with family and ...

May 31, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Scholarship Additions

A total of 288 Scholarships were awarded graduating Oakdale High School Seniors in early May. The event was hosted at Gene Bianchi Community Center. The ...

May 31, 2017 | | Education


OJUSD Awards Diplomas To Graduates At All Levels

It was three packed days for students, families and administrators as Oakdale Joint Unified School District hosted graduations for Oakdale Charter School, East Stanislaus High ...

May 31, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


HOPE OF AMERICA

Two Cloverland Elementary Cougars were recently honored with the 2017 Hope of America Award: Brooklyn Gonzales and Mason Gausling. The presentation was made by the ...

May 31, 2017 | | Education


Renaissance Faire Brings History To Life At OJHS

By MICKI DIAS

May 31, 2017 | | Education


FALCON PERFECTION

Fair Oaks Falcon Audriana Beltran was acknowledged recently for her perfect attendance during all seven years of elementary school, not missing a day from kindergarten ...

May 31, 2017 | | Education


HONORED STUDENTS

Valley Home Students were recently acknowledged for their scholastic efforts at the Student of the Month assembly. Students honored were: Bryce McKenzie, Donovan Solis, Brady ...

May 31, 2017 | | Education


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