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Students Ready To Deliver Post-Holiday Gifts

For several years the Oak Valley Care Center has been the recipient of Christmas gifts from students in Tara Vandermark's class at Fair Oaks Elementary School. The sixth graders have conducted an annual candy cane "candy gram" fundraiser to earn money to fill wants and needs at the care center.

December 28, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education

OJUSD Responds To $$ Cuts

California Governor Jerry Brown recently announced that trigger cuts will take place due to an over-projection of income for the state of $2.2 billion. Most of the cuts automatically take effect Jan. 1, with school cuts taking place Feb. 1.

December 21, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education

Art Students Raise Money Decorating Trees

To earn money to pay for an art field trip to San Francisco, National Art Honor Society students at Oakdale High School have found a way to apply their talents and offer community members a convenient way to complete their holiday home decorations.

December 14, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education

Trees For Troops To Be Erected

Oakdale High School's Interact club will once again put out collection bins and Christmas trees at locations in town where shoppers can drop off bags of necessity items for U.S. soldiers serving overseas.

December 06, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education

Schools Help The Community

DeleteSome programs in Oakdale schools demonstrate caring and help others in the community all year round but during the holidays, the schools really step up their support.

November 30, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education

OHS Bands March In, Jazz It Up

Oakdale High School Marching Band and Jazz Band competed recently at the Central California Band Review in Merced. Both groups took third place in their divisions, an accomplishment that district band director Ross McGinnis is pleased about, as they went up against some "heavyweight" bands. The OHS Jazz Band missed the second place spot by .65 of a point out of 100 points. McGinnis said that OHS is in a different division this year that is "bigger, badder."

November 15, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education

District Broaches Subject Of Audience Behavior

In an effort to rein in certain behaviors at public performances, the Oakdale Joint Unified School District is trying to educate students and adults about proper audience etiquette.

October 26, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education

Ag Day Brings Farm Life To School

Students at Fair Oaks and Cloverland elementary schools were able to get up close and personal with different kinds of animals, farmers and ranchers, and other people who work in agriculture on Oct. 21 as the schools both hosted Ag Day Roundups. The events each featured dozens of indoor and outdoor presenters and displays representing different facets of agriculture.

October 26, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education

Some Bunny Loves Me

What were all the animals doing on the campuses of Fair Oaks and Cloverland elementary schools on Friday, Oct. 21? Look for the answer in the Oct. 26 issue of The Oakdale Leader.

October 21, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education

Valley Home School Board Hires Consultant

The Valley Home Joint School District Board of Trustees voted 3-0 to hire Educational Leadership Associates (ELA) to facilitate the process to fill the interim Superintendent/Principal position at the Oct. 11 regular meeting. The district will be receiving a discounted fee of $6,000 for the contract term and not to exceed $6,500 from the firm owned by retired Oakdale Joint Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Wendell Chun. Trustees Ron Smith and Susan Calvin were absent.

October 19, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education

Loomin’ Large - Ancient Art Form Weaves Way Into Kids’ Lives

Weaving is an ancient process of making cloth that dates back to several thousand years B.C. While the method may be old, it is not yet forgotten as students at Oakdale Junior High School are learning the craft during an art enrichment class in the Oasis after-school program.

October 19, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education

Red Ribbon Week Offers Drug Drop Off

Oakdale Joint Unified School District will celebrate Red Ribbon Week Oct. 24-28. All school sites will decorate with red ribbons, enjoy daily dress up days, and host lunchtime activities all promoting the message, "It's up to me to be drug free."

October 19, 2011 | | Education

Oakdale Girl Selected National Junior Leader

After being presented with a very special opportunity, 11-year-old Alexa DaRosa recently trekked across the country to Washington D.C. by herself to attend the Junior National Young Leaders Conference (JrNYLC).

October 12, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education

School District, Unions Open Agreement Process

The Oakdale Joint Unified School District and the Oakdale Teachers Association exchanged initial proposals to modify their collective bargaining agreement in an action taken in a public hearing at the OJUSD Board of Trustees Oct. 10 regular meeting. OJUSD Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources Terri Taylor said at the meeting that she'd present the California School Employees Association #830 with its respective proposal on Oct. 11, as a CSEA representative was not available at the time of the public hearing.

October 12, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education

Oakdale Schools Benefit From Foundation Dinner

The Oakdale Educational Foundation (OEF) didn't miss a beat this year as its annual fundraiser on Sept. 24 at the Oakdale Golf and Country Club (OGCC) offered up musical entertainment, live auction action, and fine dining all in the name of drumming up financial support for Oakdale schools.

October 05, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education

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Teens are using this calculator app for something other than math class, and it's worrying parents

Parents who hope their child is using a calculator to do better in math class might be getting fooled, according to BuzzFeed.

September 15, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | Education

Washington State Supreme Court rules charter schools violate state constitution

After deliberating for nearly a year, and waiting until two weeks after school started, the Washington State Supreme Court struck down a charter school law ...

September 15, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

Ignorance isn't just bliss, it's key to expanding your knowledge

Embracing ignorance is the key to expanding knowledge, argues the author of a new book on ignorance, writing in the New York Times.

September 12, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

When learning to code is cooler than learning French

"Code me some Java" is the new "como se llama."

September 12, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education

ACLU sues to stop Nevada's education savings accounts program

A new Nevada law that would create educational savings accounts that parents could use to mix and match educational needs has come under fire, with ...

September 11, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

Watch this video to see back-to-school 'though the eyes of a kindergartner'

Entering kindergarten is an early milestone in a person's life, and a Missouri father didn't want to miss his daughter's first day ...

September 10, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | Education

Meet the retirees and preschool children who live together

What happens when elderly Americans and preschoolers share a building?

September 10, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education

Americans vote no to Common Core but yes to tougher standards

Two separate polls revealed Americans want more rigorous standards, just not by way of the Common Core.

September 10, 2015 | Omar Etman Deseret News | Education

U.S. kids react — hilariously — to international school lunches

When it comes to school lunches from across the globe, a new clip by Cut Video shows not all of them are created equal — in ...

September 10, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | Education

Teachers show commitment to teaching by taking 'field trip' to students' homes

In Tennessee, bridging the student-teacher gap began with a bus ride, but the roles were reversed.

September 10, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | Education

Asians paying more for Princeton Review ACT prep than other students

Asian parents pay more for Princeton Review's ACT preparation courses, a new analysis by Pro Publica finds, even when controlling for income. Asians are ...

September 09, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

One community's promise makes kids' college dreams happen

For the 2015 graduating class of Baldwin Senior High in Baldwin, Michigan, the pursuit of academic excellence started with a promise.

September 09, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | Education

Confessions of an elementary school teacher

Whether you are a parent, student or teacher, in some way or another, you are probably saying “goodbye” to summer and “hello” to a brand ...

September 09, 2015 | Lyndsi Frandsen | Education

OJHS Rams Have New Administrators Take Lead

To the outsider looking in, little has changed on the campus of Oakdale Junior High since school recessed in May to start summer vacation. As ...

August 12, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education

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