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Sierra View Elementary Welcomes Home Soldier

A hero's welcome was waiting at Sierra View Elementary School for Army Specialist Evan Bachelder earlier this month. The soldier is also son-in-law to second grade teacher Linda Kraus and the school staff treated him to a Welcome Home reception, which was followed by a visit with some students.

January 14, 2015 | | Education


Mother, Daughter Team Serve As Cultural Liaisons

Offering your home to an exchange student from another country may be something to think long and hard about, but for Carol Berger it was an easy choice. Starting out being a host family, Berger invited several exchange students into her home over the past 20-plus years and has been a representative for exchange companies for more than two decades.

January 14, 2015 | Virginia Still | Education


Junior High Efforts Receive County Recognition

Oakdale Junior High was recognized earlier this month by Stanislaus County Office of Education and the Board of Supervisors for its Red Ribbon Week decorating efforts. The school was awarded First Place in the Middle School/Junior High Division. A total of 30 schools from the varying grade level categories participated.

December 17, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Career Test Program Offers Bright Future

In the day and age of SMART boards, Chromebooks and web surfing a group of Oakdale Junior High seventh graders are spending a bit of their school year Career Cruising.

December 03, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Students Learning Through Service

Cy Cole, founder and Director of Oakdale Academy, recently offered his students an opportunity to combine service and education. The most recent application came in the way of sharing the story of a Waterford couple in need of assistance. As a follow-up to the students spending time serving, they were asked to recount the experience in an article, as if writing for a newspaper.

December 03, 2014 | | Education


Field Of Dreams - Board Approves School Farm Project

It was a full house and a packed agenda as the Oakdale Joint Unified School Board convened at the OJUSD Technology Center Monday night, due to a conflicting schedule with Oakdale City Council.

November 19, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Fall Festival Celebrates Campus Anniversary

Magnolia Elementary School welcomed the Oakdale Join Unified School District's recent three-day weekend with a little extra special Fall Festival Celebration. On Thursday evening, Oct. 30, the school's administration, Parent Teacher Club and tireless work of Event Chair Teresa Medeiros also celebrated the 75th Anniversary of the school campus.

November 05, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Red Ribbon Week Theme: Love Yourself

Oakdale schools are busy this week, as they make the most of a short schedule and Red Ribbon Week observation. Red Ribbon Week is hosted nationwide the last full week of October.

October 29, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Passion Rewarded - Thompson Nets $2,500 Award

Class time will soon be made a little more exciting for Fair Oaks Special Day Class teacher Elizabeth Thompson and her seven students. Thompson was recently awarded California Casualty's $2,500 Academic Award to use toward the betterment of her classroom.

October 22, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Scholarship Nets $10,000 For Pabalan

Oakdale High School senior Rachelle Pabalan has kicked off the 'scholarship season' of the 2014-15 school year with her recent earning of a $10,000 Scholarship from Nordstrom. The high school senior was surprised by a check presentation, as well as a new Mac Book Air during her 6th period class on Monday.

October 15, 2014 | | Education


Student Expulsions Approved

Oakdale Joint Unified School District's Monday night meeting began with a closed session, and Superintendent Marc Malone addressed those on hand for the public portion of the meeting, confirming the expulsion of two OJUSD students had been approved by the board at that closed session.

October 14, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Education


The Black And White Of Cyber Bullying

In a day and age of social media, smart phones, cell phones and instant accessibility, students and parents alike may need to be more aware of the messages and words they choose to share.

October 08, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Chalk One Up - Playground Project Needs Volunteers

For the artist at heart or a community group looking for a way to leave their mark, Cloverland Elementary School may have just the project to fit that need. This Friday, Oct. 3 at 3 p.m. work will begin on the Holistic Playground project.

October 01, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Mustang Homecoming Seasoned For Success

Downtown windows have been painted, dresses and top hats purchased, floats planned. This can only mean one thing for the City of Oakdale … Homecoming Week has arrived.

October 01, 2014 | | Education


Chromebooks Reach Oakdale Classrooms

The word 'lab' is taking on a new definition this 2014-15 school year in Oakdale schools.

September 24, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Education


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

May 10, 2017 | | Education


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