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Schools Focus On Improving Test Scores

Taken in April, just prior to the end of the school year, Standardized Testing And Reporting (STAR) measures students' progress toward achieving California's state academic content standards. The scores attained on these tests are tied to Academic Performance Index (API) scores, which are the standard by which schools are measured.

August 24, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


Valley Home School Board Appoints Rich

The Valley Home Joint School District Board of Trustees met last night, Tuesday, Aug. 16, for their regular meeting where it was reported that they unanimously decided in closed session to put Superintendent/Principal Thomas Kevin Hart on compulsory leave, effective today, Wednesday, Aug. 17 pursuant to California education code 44010, which has to do with a sex offense, and code 44940, which is being charged with a mandatory leave of absence offense.

August 17, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


Bells Ring In New Year

School started in the Oakdale Joint Unified School District Aug. 10 and "Back to School Nights" are already under way this week.

August 17, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


Back To School Buzzes

Students in the Oakdale Joint Unified School District have been in school for nearly a week, as it started Aug. 10, and the school sites have been abuzz with activity and in making the necessary adjustments.

August 16, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


Enrollment Increase For School’s Start

Students have registered for classes and found out who their teachers are going to be for the new school year. School starts today, Wednesday, Aug. 10 for students throughout the Oakdale Joint Unified School District. That includes Cloverland, Fair Oaks, Magnolia and Sierra View elementary schools in addition to the Oakdale junior and senior high schools.

August 10, 2011 | | Education


Time Nearing To ‘Round Up’ Students

School starts in Oakdale on Wednesday, Aug. 10. To get the students processed with their books, ID cards, school pictures, and oriented to campus, Oakdale High School and Oakdale Junior High School are each hosting "Round Ups" over the course of two days on Aug. 3 and 4.

July 27, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


Parents Upset At Delay In Valley Home Superintendent’s Leave

Voting in closed session on Tuesday night, July 19, the Valley Home School Board by a 5-0 margin agreed to place Superintendent-Principal Thomas "Kevin" Hart on paid administrative leave after his arrest on suspicion of child molestation by the Oakdale Police Department.

July 27, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Education


Valley Home - School Chief Due In Court

The arrest of Valley Home Joint School District Superintendent/Principal Kevin Hart on suspicion of child molestation has been fraught with mystery and suppression of information, including to interested parties of the school system itself.

July 20, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Education


New Vice Principal Joins Junior High Team

Oakdale Junior High School students will meet their new Vice Principal in just a few short weeks. In the meantime, Jon Webb has already started doing some work and preparing for the start of school on Aug. 10.

July 20, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


OJUSD Superintendent Invites Input

Oakdale Joint Unified School District Superintendent Marc Malone is creating three new councils to serve in advisory and facilitative roles to the district related to facilities planning, operational planning, and classroom education.

July 20, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


Trustees Approve Administrator Contracts

Two-year contracts for Oakdale Joint Unified School District assistant superintendents Barbara Shook and Terri Taylor were unanimously approved by the OJUSD Board of Trustees in an action at the July 11 regular meeting. The contracts are effective through June 30, 2013.

July 13, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


School District Names New Cloverland Principal

Cloverland Elementary School will see a new Principal this year. Larry Bonds has officially taken over the role, effective July 1. He was the unanimous choice to fill the role of a seven-person interview panel that included Oakdale Joint Unified School District Superintendent Marc Malone and Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum Barbara Shook, two elementary school principals, a teacher, an office staff member, and a parent.

July 06, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


Educational Tour - Students Experience US History On East Coast

Lessons learned from United States history books came alive when a contingent of three Oakdale Junior High School teachers and 40 recent eighth grade graduates made a non-school educational trip to the East Coast, covering Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and New York City.

July 06, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


OTA Gets New President

After serving for 10 years as the Oakdale Teachers Association president, Sierra View Elementary School teacher Linda Kraus recently stepped down. Noting that "it's time" to make room for new blood and to focus more on her other California Teachers Association project commitments and as council chairperson for the Stanislaus Service Center, which serves more than 25 locals, Kraus has passed the reins to fellow Sierra View teacher Stacy Graham.

June 15, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


Summer Work Projects In Progress At Schools

School is out for summer but the district's maintenance employees are getting the annual deep cleanings and special maintenance projects done while the students are on vacation.

June 15, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


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Annual Harold Pope Junior Relays Slated

Young athletes representing 26 local junior high and middle schools are preparing to compete at the 69th Annual Harold Pope Junior Relays on Saturday, May ...

May 04, 2016 | | Education


OHS Theater Prepares For Opening Night

The community of Oakdale is in for a treat, as the Oakdale High School drama department prepares once again for a musical which will have ...

May 04, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Valley Charter High School Hosts Thursday Open House

Valley Charter High School's (VCHS) Open House is slated for Thursday, April 28 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the school ...

April 27, 2016 | | Education


Stanislaus County Teacher Of Year Finalists Announced

The Modesto Rotary Club and the Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) will honor the 2016 Stanislaus County Teacher of the Year Finalists and announce ...

April 27, 2016 | | Education


OJHS Team Prepares For Annual Pentathlon

Eleven Oakdale Junior High School eighth graders will be among a field of approximately 150 students on Saturday as participants in the 12th Annual Stanislaus ...

April 27, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Knights Ferry School: Gold Ribbon Honors

While its campus may be small and somewhat unassuming, Knights Ferry Elementary School is achieving big things.

April 27, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Students Gear Up For Annual County Academic Pentathlon

Stanislaus County junior high school students are gearing up for the 12th Annual Stanislaus County Academic Pentathlon. Approximately 150 students are slated to participate in ...

April 20, 2016 | | Education


OHS Students Prepare For Business World

Oakdale High School students are learning how to do business.

April 20, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Students Shine At Elementary Science Olympiad

Earlier this month, young science enthusiasts gathered at Walnut Elementary School in Turlock for the 19th Annual Elementary Science Olympiad, hosted through the Stanislaus County ...

April 20, 2016 | | Education


Oakdale School Board Recognizes Excellence

By TERESA HAMMOND

April 13, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Mini Rodeo Rolls Into Sierra View

By TERESA HAMMOND

April 13, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


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