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SPELLBINDING TRIO

Magnolia Bears were all abuzz last week as they competed in the school's Annual Spelling Bee. The top three winners for this year's event were, from left: Jackson Hammond, Third Place; Brooklin Werner, Second Place and Emma Frazer, First Place. Emma will now go on to represent Magnolia at the County Spelling Bee.

October 19, 2016 | | Education


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


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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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