The Outdoor Education Program, also known as sixth grade science camp, was the subject of a report and public comments at the Oakdale Joint Unified School District Board of Trustees regular meeting on Aug. 12.
Today, Aug. 12, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the historic and controversial School Success and Opportunity Act into law. Assembly Bill 1266 – which goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2014 – was authored by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano and passed the California State Senate and Assembly earlier this summer.
Class schedules, textbooks, PE clothes, student I.D. photos, senior portraits, hearing tests, early yearbook purchases and more were on the checklists of students who attended the high school and junior high Round Ups in Oakdale this year.
It's back to school time and schools in the Oakdale Joint Unified School District are collecting school supplies and backpacks for underprivileged students to help them start the school year on the right foot.
The Stanislaus County Hi 4-H (high school age) recently sent 27 members to Tennessee on an exchange program, including Oakdale Hi 4-H members Tiffany Thompson, Melissa Thompson, Denise Thompson, Emily Pinheiro, Jordan McCain, and Nathan Soares, with leaders Jolene Thompson, Vicki Soares, and Diana Connacher.
Larry Mendonca, the Oakdale Joint Unified School District's Director of Pupil Services, was recently promoted and will assume responsibilities as the new Assistant Superintendent of Pupil Services and Facilities on July 1.
During the summer, the Oakdale Joint Unified School District's maintenance department is busy getting the campuses ready to look their best when students arrive on Aug. 8 for the start of the new school year.