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Healthy Kids Survey Reveals Changes

Potential changing trends were reflected in the California Healthy Kids Survey administered to fifth, seventh, ninth, and eleventh graders in December 2010. The results were reported to the Oakdale Joint Unified School District Board of Trustees at a recent meeting by the district's Director of Categorical Programs Kristi Rapinchuk.

March 30, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


Healthy Kids Survey Shows New Patterns

Both healthier and less healthy behaviors were revealed in the California Healthy Kids Survey that was administered to Oakdale fifth, seventh, ninth, and eleventh graders in December 2010.

While Oakdale ninth and eleventh graders showed healthier behaviors in the categories of alcohol, tobacco, and inhalant use compared to their peers, they also posted significant increases in marijuana use.

March 29, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


Top 10 Finish - Aca Deca Team Brings Home State Medals

A Top 10 finish was earned by the Oakdale High School Aca Deca team at the 32nd Annual California Academic Decathlon held March 11-14 in Sacramento. Placing eighth overall made the OHS team the highest-ranking Northern California Aca Deca team this year. Top 10 teams were awarded with plaques and the OHS team earned eight individual medals.

March 23, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


Greenhow Named Teacher Of The Year Finalist

Sierra View Elementary School third grade teacher Lisa Greenhow has been selected as a finalist for the Stanislaus County Teacher of the Year award for the K-3 division. She is amongst two other kindergarten through third grade teachers in the county who are up for the award.

March 23, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


Splish Splash - Third Graders Learn Water Safety Lessons

Fair Oaks Elementary students in Catherine Morman's third grade class learned all about the importance of water safety through a program offered by the Knights Ferry branch of the US Army Corps of Engineers when Norm Winchester and his Siberian husky, Kaiya, visited the school site recently.

March 23, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Education


Oakdale Boasts Teacher Of The Year Finalist

March 22, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


School District Solvent

The Oakdale Joint Unified School District will be able to meet its current financial obligations for this fiscal year and will be solvent for the next two subsequent years if the state makes no changes, according to a report made by interim chief business officer Susan Dyke at the March 14 regular meeting of the district's Board of Trustees.

March 16, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


Science Fair Hosts Hundreds Of Projects

More than 300 projects were entered in the 28th Annual Science Fair for the Oakdale Joint Unified School District that ran March 7-10 at the Oakdale FES Hall. Event coordinator Kathy Jenkins reported that most of the entries were from the fourth, fifth, and sixth grades, there were numerous individual projects, seven class projects, and the group projects were exhibited by third through eighth graders. She coordinated the event with school district staff member Brenda Kindred.

March 16, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


Race To Support Schools Slated

A race meant to be fun, promote physical fitness, and raise money for Oakdale schools is the goal of the Support Oakdale Schools (SOS) Run/Walk committee.

March 16, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


OHS Breaks Top 10 At State

The Oakdale High School Aca Deca team placed eighth overall at the 32nd Annual California Academic Decathlon held March 11-14 in Sacramento, making it the highest-ranking Northern California team this year. Oakdale parent Lori Bolme said the team captured eight individual medals when she delivered the report during public comments to the Oakdale Joint Unified School District Board of Trustees at the March 14 regular meeting.

March 15, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


OHS Takes Regional Science Olympiad Trophy

Another championship award has been added to Oakdale High School's academic trophy case as the OHS Science Olympiad team took the top prize at the 25th Annual Regional Science Olympiad at Modesto Junior College on March 5. They will advance to the NorCal State Championships in Clovis on April 9.

March 09, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


Good Deeds Focus Of Play, New Program

What's the effect of a single good deed? Students at Magnolia Elementary School are about to find out once they watch a drama production featuring their peers that focuses on doing nice things for others.

March 09, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


Benefit Hoops Game Helps Kids In Need

When a student needs sweat clothes or tennis shoes for PE, school supplies, a jacket, or even a backpack for school, KIND is there to help fill that need.

March 09, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


Read Across America - Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Encourages Reading

Fun activities and events helped motivate children and generate enthusiasm for reading in Oakdale schools when Read Across America, a nationwide event to promote literacy, was observed on March 2 in honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday.

March 09, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


Fourth Graders Release Salmon

The Salmon Project for this year's fourth graders at Sierra View Elementary School recently came to an end as they released the Chinook salmon they've been studying and learning about since the fall.

March 02, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


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Magnolia Third Graders Dig Into Squid

Magnolia Elementary School third grade teacher Melissa Clark is excited about dissection.

March 25, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


OHS Represents At Regional Science Olympiad

Oakdale High School's Science Olympiad team finished this year's regional Science Olympiad competition tied for fifth. The team fell short in the tiebreaker, number of gold medals, which will send Central Catholic to the State finals. The top four go to finals. The team faced an unfortunate circumstance when one event was thrown out do to a scoring mistake by the event supervisor.

March 19, 2015 | | Education


End In Sight For Negotiations?

The bad news is: our teachers have not yet settled salary negotiations. The good news is: if settled they have the opportunity to reopen for another increase in October.

March 18, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


OHS Freshman Accompanied By 4-Legged Companion

If today's teenager is to be selfish and lazy, one need not tell Hope Kindred. The Oakdale High School freshman missed that memo.

March 12, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Students Step Up For Positive Change

Oakdale Junior High School staffers Ben Cortez and Brandi Chavez are aiming to join forces. During the 2014-2015 school year, Cortez the teacher and Chavez the staffer each have pioneered new programs which are proving successful on the campus.

March 12, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


OHS Freshman Accompanied By 4-Legged Companion

If today's teenager is to be selfish and lazy, one need not tell Hope Kindred. The Oakdale High School freshman missed that memo.

March 11, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Students Step Up For Positive Change

Oakdale Junior High School staffers Ben Cortez and Brandi Chavez are aiming to join forces. During the 2014-2015 school year, Cortez the teacher and Chavez the staffer each have pioneered new programs which are proving successful on the campus.

March 11, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Reading Celebrates Dr. Seuss

Monday was a real page turner, all across Oakdale.

March 04, 2015 | | Education


Craig Clinches Medallion As Distinguished Young Woman

The annual Distinguished Young Women of Oakdale program, sponsored by Soroptimist International of Oakdale, was hosted Saturday, Feb. 21, at Magnolia School Auditorium. Oakdale High School senior and current Distinguished Young Woman Rachelle Pabalan passed her title to Amy Craig, a junior at Oakdale High School. In addition to the $2,500 scholarship for the title award, Amy received two $200 scholarships in the Talent and Interview categories. Scholarship awards were also presented to Makayla Johnson, Second Place; Jessica Gorman, Third Place; Hannah Copher, Fourth Place; and Haley Dyson, Fifth Place. Jessica also received two $200 scholarships in the Self ...

February 25, 2015 | | Education


Oakdale FFA Celebrates 2015 National FFA Week

The Oakdale FFA (Future Farmers of America) will celebrate National FFA Week, Feb. 21 to 28. This year's theme is Go All Out! and it embraces more than 80 years of FFA traditions while looking to the organization's future.

February 18, 2015 | | Education


Chromebooks Bring Egypt Projects To Latest Century

Fair Oaks sixth grade students are clicking back through the sands of time.

February 18, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Champions, Again! - OHS Claims Academic Decathlon Title

Braun and brains might be the best description for the out of towner reviewing the successes of Oakdale High School's student body and its alum.

February 11, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Oakdale Crowns Homecoming Royalty

Following an exciting junior varsity boys overtime win on the basketball court Friday night, the crowd at Oakdale High School was treated to the 2015 Winter Homecoming coronation. Taking the honors were King Derrick Pennington, Queen Kaeli Sturtevant, Princess Emma Burke and Prince Matthew Kjeldgaard.

February 11, 2015 | | Education


School Business As Usual As Contract Negotiations Linger

It was yet another standing room only session for the Oakdale Joint Unified School Board meeting on Monday, Feb. 2. The meeting was conducted at the OJUSD Technology and Staff Development Center due to overlap with Oakdale City Council meeting.

February 04, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


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