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Magnolia Campus Gets Ready For Summer Fun

Oakdale Joint Unified School District has once again lined up eight weeks of activity to help school age children, grades kindergarten through six, keep their summer days busy.

June 01, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Yerzy Bids Farewell After 35-Year Career

This May marked the final days that Oakdale students sat in the classroom of Fred Yerzy. After 35 years as an educator Yerzy is moving on to beginning a life of retirement.

June 01, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


County Offers ‘Come Back Kids’ Program

If you have found that not having your high school diploma has been stopping you from getting a job or attending college, Stanislaus Alternative Charter School, otherwise known as "Come Back Kids" was designed for you. The Stanislaus County Office of Education Come Back Kids School offers a rigorous high school academic program that is flexible, customized, and focused on the areas you need to help you successfully earn your high school diploma.

June 01, 2016 | By JULIE MOORE Special To The Leader | Education


Junior High Grads Take The Field

For Oakdale Junior High Principal Jon Webb, the class of 2016 will always hold a special place in his heart for they were the first class under his wing since taking the principal position last year.

June 01, 2016 | | Education


Renaissance Faire Transports OJHS Back In Time

Oakdale Junior High School seventh graders were recently treated to a different type of 'fair' as a Renaissance Faire was hosted on the campus.

May 25, 2016 | Nina Frisby | Education


Awards Night Hosted For Oakdale High Seniors

This week, we complete the recognition for Oakdale High School seniors, with over 150 of them honored on Tuesday night, May 3 at the 48th Annual Senior Scholarship Night. Close to $166,000 was reportedly awarded to the Senior Class of 2016 for their academic achievements, sports accomplishments, community club participation and college major educational endeavors. All student names listed as well as awards were provided to the Leader staff courtesy of Oakdale High School staff. Any discrepancies should be directed to Esperanza Gutierrez-Jackson at egjackson@ojusd.org or 847-3007. The following is the second half list of recipients; the ...

May 18, 2016 | | Education


Oakdale Plans Special Graduation Night Party

Members of the Oakdale High School Class of 2016 can celebrate their final night of high school together in a fun, safe, sober environment by attending the Sober Grad Night party.

May 18, 2016 | | Education


Watson Named 2016 Leo Volz Recipient

Oakdale High Senior Lauren Watson isn't afraid to dream. The 18-year-old, however, knows that to dream is not enough. To achieve one's dreams you must work and not just a little, one must work hard to achieve their dreams.

May 18, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


PENTATHLON KUDOS

Oakdale Junior High Pentathlon team members recently participated in the 12th Annual Stanislaus County Academic Pentathlon, marking its second year at the County competition. Four teammates returned to Oakdale with medals in the following categories (front to back): Magnolia Ferguson-Rice, Scholastic Bronze in Fine Arts; Jessica Garcia, Honors Fourth in Fine Arts; Cael Black, Honors Fifth in Essay and Language Literature; John Creech, Varsity Bronze Speech, Varsity Fourth Science and Varsity Fourth Mathematics.

May 11, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


RAINY DAY LEARNING

Chairs remained empty, as Magnolia Elementary students took cover from the rain under the E-Z Ups on Friday during the school's Annual Ag Day event. Ferrier Joe Terra spoke with Melissa Clark's third grade class on the art and livelihood of horse shoeing, while some students braved the rain to give roping a whirl. Second grade teacher Heather Ellis and her students observed the demonstration presented by Redline K-9.

May 11, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Corps Fosters Fine Art In Oakdale Schools

The final piece has been hung, as children throughout Oakdale Joint Unified District will rise this week in anticipation of their work being seen.

May 11, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


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 7, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Modesto Junior College Track & Field. Sponsored by the Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE), Education Foundation of Stanislaus County and Sutter Health, the public is invited to attend. Admission and parking are free.

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 audiences singing its praises.

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 (108 Campus Way, Modesto). The open house is an opportunity for all parents and prospective students to learn more about the school and its collaboration with Modesto Junior College. The award-winning VCHS program, recipient of the 2015 California Gold Ribbon and multiple national honors, includes college-preparatory academic programs for all students and outstanding Early College, choir, robotics, leadership and club opportunities.

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 the selection of four as 2016 Stanislaus County Teachers of the Year at a Rotary luncheon on May 3 at the DoubleTree Hotel at noon. The four selected as Teachers of the Year will each receive a $1,000 cash award from the Modesto Rotary Club Foundation and a $700 Nasco gift card. Mocse Credit Union also sponsors the event and provides funding for the awards, decorations and lunch for the student entertainers.

April 27, 2016 | | Education


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Oakdale Senior Earns Stanislaus County Honor

Oakdale High School senior Hailey Brown is not afraid to pursue her interests. The 17-year-old student was recently named as a 2017 Outstanding Young Woman ...

March 29, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


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


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