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School District Assessment Scores Show Positive Trend

It was a night focused on academia Monday, Oct. 10 during the Oakdale Joint Unified School Board meeting, as Assistant Superintendent Kristi Rapinchuk reviewed results and comparisons for the Spring 2016 Smarter Balanced Assessment System (SBAC) testing. The tests replaced the STAR assessment system as the curriculum has changed to Common Core Standards.

October 12, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Homecoming Hopefuls Ready For Spotlight

Homecoming Week will end with the crowning of new royalty on Friday night at the Corral. By the end of the evening, a new King and Queen, Prince and Princess will be selected for Oakdale. Candidates will be featured in Friday's parade and the winners revealed at Friday night's Homecoming game. Following are photos of the candidates.

October 12, 2016 | | Education


BEARS IN COMMAND

The newly elected Student Body Officers of Magnolia Elementary school are, from left: Logan Thomas, President; Maya Baza, Vice-President; Annie Albertoni, Secretary and Grace Constant, Sergeant-at-Arms.

October 05, 2016 | | Education


Junior High Begins 2016 With Modified Class Schedule

Oakdale Junior High School students are spending a bit more time in their classes this year. While the length of their school day has not been altered, their time spent in the classroom has. How? Simple, class time modification by way of reducing the schedule from an eight period day to a seven period day.

September 28, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Poet’s Corner

My Feelings

September 21, 2016 | | Education


TAKING CHARGE

September 21, 2016 | | Education


TAKING CHARGE

September 21, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


HONORED HAWKS

September 21, 2016 | | Education


School Board Highlights District Ag Achievements

Monday night featured a light agenda as Oakdale Joint Unified conducted the second board meeting of the 2016-17 school year.

September 14, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


ARTIST AT WORK

Aspiring artist and Fair Oaks Elementary sixth grader, Kenadee Martinez recently paid a visit to Apparel Graphics, left, to sign off on the proof of her art work. The Fair Oaks sixth grader submitted the winning art piece, right, for this year's Oakdale Elementary School Jog-a-thon T-shirts. Kick-offs for the Oct. 14 event were hosted at elementary schools this past week and students will now be seeking sponsorships. Kenadee's art will grace over 2500 shirts worn throughout the district.

September 14, 2016 | | Education


FOLLOW THE LEADER

Oakdale Junior High School Associated Student Body officers for the 2016-17 School year are, from left: Tyler Brown, President; Ronal Zucker, Vice President; Ashlynn Leibenson, Secretary; Jennifer Blanco, Rally Commissioner; Kate Wessling, Rally Commissioner; Mason Sekona, Public Relations and JJ Novotny, Sergeant at Arms.

September 14, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Poet’s Corner

(Editor's Note: This week, The Leader brings back a popular regular feature of several years ago, the poetic writings of local students. These poems were submitted through the GATE program; however, The Leader welcomes poetry submissions from all students at local schools, all grade levels. Not all poems submitted will be published; we will feature a few each time the Poet's Corner appears.)

September 07, 2016 | | Education


FARM FRESH

Oakdale students at Sierra View and Cloverland Elementary schools were recently visited by Food 4 Thought, LLC and treated to their Farm to School program. The students were educated about farming as well as given an opportunity to take home some farm fresh produce. Visits to Magnolia and Fair Oaks have been scheduled for October.

September 07, 2016 | | Education


Little School On The Hill Aims At Big Kindness Goal

The 2016-17 school year promises to be the 'kind' that Knights Ferry School students and staff may remember for years to come.

September 07, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Oakdale High Class Officers Elected

Standing both strong and united, Oakdale High School Senior Class officers are ready to get to work for the Class of 2017. Officers include, clockwise from left: Sophie Hill, President; Collin Harrity, Secretary; Maddy Brewer, Treasurer and Farrah Gomes, Vice- President.

August 31, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


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Science Fair’s Top Honors Presented

Elementary and Oakdale Junior High students were recently acknowledged for their work in the 34th Annual Science Fair. Approximately 70 projects will represent Oakdale Joint ...

March 22, 2017 | | Education


YES Company Auditions For Summer Production

YES (Youth Entertainment Stage) Company is seeking Stanislaus County students in grades 7-12, to be actors, singers, dancers, and crew members for the production of ...

March 22, 2017 | | Education


HOOPS BATTLE

March 22, 2017 | | Education


OJUSD, CTCNC Joins Forces To Offer Career, College Options

Administrators and staff of the Oakdale Joint Unified School District are doing more than speaking of College and Career readiness, they continue to put action ...

March 22, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Volunteer Tutors Needed To Teach Adults To Read

Volunteers aged 18 and over are urgently needed to work with adult literacy students in Stanislaus County. Orientation and training for new tutors will take ...

March 22, 2017 | | Education


MJC Hosts New Student Days To Enroll First Time Attendees

Modesto Junior College will host its fourth annual "New Student Day" events to enroll high school seniors and other first time students on Saturdays, April ...

March 22, 2017 | | Education


Music Fills the Air at Oakdale High School

Gathering together for a festive evening, young musicians in the Oakdale Joint Unified School District performed for the community this past week, offering up several ...

March 22, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Sun Shines Bright On SOS Fun Run

As if made to order, the sun was out shining on close to 275 runners/walkers on Saturday for the Eighth Annual Support Oakdale Schools ...

March 15, 2017 | | Education


School Board Continues Securing Student Futures

It was a Monday night with a light agenda and a sparse audience for the March 13 meeting of the Oakdale school board. OJUSD Board ...

March 15, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


County Office Of Education Student Wellness Workshop

Stanislaus County Office of Education's Prevention Programs Department is hosting a "Building Resiliency for College Success and Student Wellness" Workshop on Monday, March 20 ...

March 15, 2017 | | Education


Oakdale Students Put Best Science Foot Forward

From all grade levels and every corner of the science spectrum, teams of students and individual entrants put their science fair projects on display for ...

March 08, 2017 | | Education


READY TO ROLL

Young and old will once again toe the line on Saturday, March 11 for the Eighth Annual SOS Fun Run. The community event will be ...

March 08, 2017 | | Education


Annual Occupational Olympics Exposition Scheduled March 30

Approximately 700 Stanislaus County high school students will converge on the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds in Turlock on Thursday, March 30 for the 32nd Annual Occupational ...

March 08, 2017 | | Education


CLASS PROJECT

Members of the OHS Leadership Class collected books all this week for kindergarten through sixth grade students. These books will be distributed next week among ...

March 01, 2017 | | Education


Oakdale’s Distinguished Young Women Get Stage Ready

The annual Distinguished Young Women of Oakdale program will be held on Saturday, March 11, at 7 p.m. at Magnolia School Auditorium. Soroptimist International ...

March 01, 2017 | | Education


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