The Stanislaus County Office of Education will hold an informational orientation for individuals interested in learning how to earn a high school diploma through its Come Back Kids program. Come Back Kids (CBK) is a free, independent study program for adults (18+) who want to come back and complete their education. The orientation is an opportunity for prospective students to learn more about the program. The next orientation is slated for Monday, Jan. 30 at 2 p.m. at the Martin Petersen Event Center, 720 12th St., Modesto.
Weathering late-night study sessions, team practices and hours of reading, Stanislaus County high school students are pulling out all the stops as they head into the home stretch of preparations for the 2017 Stanislaus County Academic Decathlon. Hailed as the biggest academic event for local high schools, the decathlon is a two-day series of tests, speeches and interviews featuring this year's theme, "World War II". The public is invited to attend the culminating event, the Super Quiz and Awards Presentation, on Saturday, Feb. 4 from 1:20 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Central Catholic High School, 200 ...
Fair Oaks Elementary students collected and donated close to 75 shoeboxes filled with "stocking stuffers" for donation at the Oakdale Center for Human Services. The shoeboxes were filled with a variety of items from games, art essentials, toiletries and more
The gavel was literally passed during Monday night's meeting, as the Oakdale Joint Unified School Board met for its final meeting of the 2016 calendar year. The board unanimously seated Barbara Shook as President; Larry Betschart as Clerk and Mike House was named School Board Representative.
Oakdale Joint Unified School District Superintendent Marc Malone, center, was presented with a check for $50,000 last week for the Oakdale School Farm. The check presentation was made by Oakdale Educational Foundation during their annual OEF Grant Awards Reception. The volunteer not for profit supports Oakdale schools at the classroom as well as district level via grants and donations.
Magnolia Elementary's fourth grade students recently hosted their inaugural California Native American Museum. The museum displays were student made replicas of artifacts as part of their social studies unit on California's Native American tribes.
A total of five Oakdale High School seniors were among the 19 Stanislaus County students honored last Thursday with monetary scholarships. This fall, 195 high school juniors and seniors from throughout the county participated in the American Heritage Scholarship Series essay contest.
Magnolia Elementary teacher Lauren Brown helps a student with spending her dollars wisely during the school's recent visit from Food 4 Thought, LLC. Each of Oakdale's four elementary schools is treated to a visit and a lesson by the company raising ag awareness during the school year. This is the second year the company has partnered with OJUSD to bring the lesson and concept to its elementary schools.
It was a light night for school business Monday evening as the Oakdale Joint Unified School Board members gathered for their monthly school board meeting. The meeting was conducted at the OJUSD Technology and Staff Development Center as North Second Avenue construction is still underway.
Proving to not be ones to rest on their laurels, administrators, teachers and students of Oakdale High School continue to seek opportunity in the area of academic growth. One most recent area of opportunity has come in the way of the Literacy Center.