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Valley Home Hires New Superintendent

In an action announced at a special board meeting on Dec. 27, Valley Home Joint School District Board of Trustees hired Rolanda Desrosiers-Lewis as the new Superintendent/Principal.

January 04, 2012 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


Valley Home Hires New Superintendent

Valley Home Joint School District hired Rolanda Desrosiers-Lewis as the new Superintendent/Principal in an action announced at a special board meeting held Dec. 27.

December 28, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


Students Ready To Deliver Post-Holiday Gifts

For several years the Oak Valley Care Center has been the recipient of Christmas gifts from students in Tara Vandermark's class at Fair Oaks Elementary School. The sixth graders have conducted an annual candy cane "candy gram" fundraiser to earn money to fill wants and needs at the care center.

December 28, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


OJUSD Responds To $$ Cuts

California Governor Jerry Brown recently announced that trigger cuts will take place due to an over-projection of income for the state of $2.2 billion. Most of the cuts automatically take effect Jan. 1, with school cuts taking place Feb. 1.

December 21, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


Art Students Raise Money Decorating Trees

To earn money to pay for an art field trip to San Francisco, National Art Honor Society students at Oakdale High School have found a way to apply their talents and offer community members a convenient way to complete their holiday home decorations.

December 14, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


Trees For Troops To Be Erected

Oakdale High School's Interact club will once again put out collection bins and Christmas trees at locations in town where shoppers can drop off bags of necessity items for U.S. soldiers serving overseas.

December 06, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


Schools Help The Community

DeleteSome programs in Oakdale schools demonstrate caring and help others in the community all year round but during the holidays, the schools really step up their support.

November 30, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


OHS Bands March In, Jazz It Up

Oakdale High School Marching Band and Jazz Band competed recently at the Central California Band Review in Merced. Both groups took third place in their divisions, an accomplishment that district band director Ross McGinnis is pleased about, as they went up against some "heavyweight" bands. The OHS Jazz Band missed the second place spot by .65 of a point out of 100 points. McGinnis said that OHS is in a different division this year that is "bigger, badder."

November 15, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


District Broaches Subject Of Audience Behavior

In an effort to rein in certain behaviors at public performances, the Oakdale Joint Unified School District is trying to educate students and adults about proper audience etiquette.

October 26, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


Ag Day Brings Farm Life To School

Students at Fair Oaks and Cloverland elementary schools were able to get up close and personal with different kinds of animals, farmers and ranchers, and other people who work in agriculture on Oct. 21 as the schools both hosted Ag Day Roundups. The events each featured dozens of indoor and outdoor presenters and displays representing different facets of agriculture.

October 26, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


Some Bunny Loves Me

What were all the animals doing on the campuses of Fair Oaks and Cloverland elementary schools on Friday, Oct. 21? Look for the answer in the Oct. 26 issue of The Oakdale Leader.

October 21, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


Valley Home School Board Hires Consultant

The Valley Home Joint School District Board of Trustees voted 3-0 to hire Educational Leadership Associates (ELA) to facilitate the process to fill the interim Superintendent/Principal position at the Oct. 11 regular meeting. The district will be receiving a discounted fee of $6,000 for the contract term and not to exceed $6,500 from the firm owned by retired Oakdale Joint Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Wendell Chun. Trustees Ron Smith and Susan Calvin were absent.

October 19, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


Loomin’ Large - Ancient Art Form Weaves Way Into Kids’ Lives

Weaving is an ancient process of making cloth that dates back to several thousand years B.C. While the method may be old, it is not yet forgotten as students at Oakdale Junior High School are learning the craft during an art enrichment class in the Oasis after-school program.

October 19, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


Red Ribbon Week Offers Drug Drop Off

Oakdale Joint Unified School District will celebrate Red Ribbon Week Oct. 24-28. All school sites will decorate with red ribbons, enjoy daily dress up days, and host lunchtime activities all promoting the message, "It's up to me to be drug free."

October 19, 2011 | | Education


Oakdale Girl Selected National Junior Leader

After being presented with a very special opportunity, 11-year-old Alexa DaRosa recently trekked across the country to Washington D.C. by herself to attend the Junior National Young Leaders Conference (JrNYLC).

October 12, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


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N.J. teacher keeps job after being late 111 times in 2 years

A New Jersey teacher who earns $90,000 a year can keep his job after being late 111 times over a two-year stretch, an arbitrator ...

September 03, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Q&A: The case for competency-based college education

The Woodrow Wilson Foundation turned heads in education circles last month when it announced a partnership with MIT for an education graduate program that will ...

September 02, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


American smarties call these 10 cities home

The brightest Americans' choices in where they call home play a large role in bolstering local economies and quality of life for all residents, according ...

September 01, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | Education


Quiz: Can you define Oxford Dictionaries' newest entries?

Language traditionalists beware: Trying to define some of Oxford Dictionaries' newest entries might make you "rage-quit."

August 31, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | Education


Do Americans support standardized testing? It depends on how you ask the question

Americans are sharply divided on standardized testing and many other hot button educational issues, two new back-to-school public opinion polls find. But which way they ...

August 30, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Barber's haircut-story swap shows students the importance of reading

An Iowa barber made a slight tweak to his business model when offering children back-to-school haircuts.

August 27, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | Education


What keeps teachers from staying in the field might surprise you

Public school teachers encourage students to dig deep when learning class curriculum, but it turns out, educators must also dig deep into their own wallets ...

August 27, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | Education


Yale and other Ivy League schools under fire for hoarding hedge funds, paying managers

A University of San Diego law professor took to the New York Times last week to challenge the tax-exempt status granted to enormous Ivy League ...

August 27, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Prestigious law degrees provide career ‘insurance,’ study says

When a law firm goes bankrupt and partners are forced to seek new jobs, the graduates of elite law schools, despite having earned their degrees ...

August 25, 2015 | Menachem Wecker Deseret News | Education


GOP candidates scramble to distinctions and base appeal at education summit

Chris Christie is still swinging; Ohio Gov. John Kasich changed his mind after 20 years; and Jeb Bush wants to privatize everything. Those are some ...

August 25, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


7 reasons you should homeschool your kids

Another school year is just getting started. If you are dreading sending your kids back to school, maybe now is a good time to consider ...

August 23, 2015 | Lisa Robbins FamilyShare | Education


Why some states can and others can't desegregate schools

Despite more than a half century court rulings and federal laws mandating integrated schools, American schools remain racially segregated.

August 23, 2015 | Omar Etman Deseret News | Education


The perils of unexpected college cost

College begins shortly for millions of American students (if it hasn't already). That can mean thousands of dollars for tuition, books and other anticipated ...

August 21, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Education


Do high grade-level expectations make students brilliant? Not necessarily

Favorite foods, catch phrases and emojis aren't the only things difficult to predict from state to state.

August 20, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | Education


Carly Fiorina wants parents to decide on vaccinations — and schools to decide on unvaccinated kids

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina may be taking a harder pro-vaccination line than other GOP candidates.

August 19, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


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