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Board Approves Spending Of Common Core $$

To implement the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), the Oakdale Joint Unified School District Board of Trustees approved the expenditure plan for it at the March 10 regular meeting. The district receives funds in a one-time allotment of a little over $1.05 million from the state and they may be spent in 2013-2014 and 2014-2015. The CCSS are required to be in place for the 2014-2015 year and the funds must be spent by July 1, 2015. As a condition of receiving the funds for implementation, the district is required to develop and adopt a plan explaining how the ...

March 12, 2014 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


OJHS Steel Band Performs At Band-O-Rama

This video shows the OJHS Steel Band's Tuesday night performance at the Band-O-Rama.

March 05, 2014 | Greg Lawless | Education


Science Fair Slated

The Oakdale Joint Unified School District's 31st Annual Science Fair is slated for March 10-13, at the Oakdale FES Hall on North Lee Avenue, across from Fair Oaks Elementary School.

March 05, 2014 | | Education


Oakdale Schools Celebrate Read Across America

The Cat in the Hat was back to celebrate the 17th annual Read Across America Day, held on March 3. Read Across America is a program that focuses on bringing awareness and motivating children to read. The event is always held on or near the March 2 birthday of children's author Theodor Seuss Geisel, also known as Dr. Seuss.

March 05, 2014 | | Education


OHS Eyes Regional Science Olympiad Prizes

More than 550 students representing area junior and senior high schools will participate in a day-long event that showcases their scientific knowledge on March 1.

February 26, 2014 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


Board Moves Forward With Common Core

Preparing for the pending Common Core State Standards (CCSS) implementation was a primary topic at the Feb. 3 Oakdale Joint Unified School District Board of Trustees regular meeting.

February 05, 2014 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


Aca Dec Team Brings Home Trophy

Oakdale High School won the Stanislaus County Academic Decathlon championship on Feb. 1, following two days of testing, speeches, and interviews.

February 03, 2014 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


Aca Dec Team Eyes County Prize

Oakdale High School has won 13 consecutive Stanislaus County Academic Decathlon championships and number 14 is at stake.

January 29, 2014 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


Say Hay - Making A Difference

Janet Hay of the Oakdale Joint Unified School District will represent Stanislaus County in the 2014 State Classified School Employees of the Year Program in the Child Nutrition category, recently announced by the Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) and the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Stanislaus Charter.

January 29, 2014 | | Education


‘School Choice Week’ This Week

This week is School Choice Week in California and across the country. More than 440 events are planned across the Golden State, in addition to 5,500 events nationwide.

January 27, 2014 | | Education


Eighth Grade Parent Night Meeting

Parents of eighth grade students who will enter the ninth grade for the 2014-2015 school year at Oakdale High School are invited to attend the Eighth Grade Parent Informational Meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the OHS main gym.

January 21, 2014 | | Education


Valley Charter High School Hosts Open House

Valley Charter High School's (VCHS) Open House is slated for Tuesday, Jan. 14, from 6:30p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the school, 108 Campus Way, Modesto. The open house is an opportunity for all parents and prospective students to meet students and teachers and to learn more about the programs offered in collaboration with Modesto Junior College and how to enroll for the current and upcoming school years. A robotics league match will be running during the open house. Spectators will be able to enjoy the excitement and view robotics opportunities for younger siblings.

January 14, 2014 | | Education


Students Prep For Future City Contest

Students from 10 Stanislaus County schools, including Valley Home School, and two Stanislaus County organizations will participate in the Stanislaus County Mock Future City Competition on Wednesday, Jan. 15 from 4p.m. – 8p.m. at the Petersen Event Center, 720 12th St., Modesto. The final round of the competition is open to the public and begins at 6:15p.m.

January 07, 2014 | | Education


Allergy Injection Act Starts In New Year

Starting Jan. 1, the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act (H.R. 2094) will take effect. This important legislation will help protect students with food allergies. The bill encourages states to adopt laws requiring schools to have "stock" epinephrine auto-injectors on hand, such as EpiPens, that are not prescribed to a specific student but can be used for any student or staff member in an emergency.

December 24, 2013 | | Education


OHS Care Closet Needs Pre-Holiday Stocking

Oakdale High School's Care Closet, known as Veronica's Care Closet, for less fortunate students is in great need of some re-stocking prior to the Christmas Break. The last day of school prior to the break is Friday, Dec. 20.

December 12, 2013 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


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CLUB RUSH DAY

Oakdale High School recently hosted its annual Club Rush event. Clubs, athletic teams, military, as well as the local Oakdale Police Department, with representatives of ...

September 20, 2017 | | Education


Welcome Reception Set For YCCD Chancellor

The Yosemite Community College District (YCCD) Board of Trustees has issued an invitation to the public to attend a reception to welcome the newly appointed ...

September 13, 2017 | | Education


Oversight Committee Members Sought For YCCD

The Yosemite Community College District (YCCD) Board of Trustees is seeking applications from qualified individuals interested in serving on the YCCD Measure E Citizens' Bond ...

September 13, 2017 | | Education


RAM LEADERSHIP

Oakdale Junior High School student council officers elected into office for the 2017-18 school year include, from left: Morgan Dietrich, President; Jackie Tennis, Vice-President; Kennadie ...

September 13, 2017 | | Education


Exchange Program Seeking Area Representatives

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is seeking individuals to serve as Area Representatives in the local community. ASSE provides academic year and semester exchange programs ...

September 13, 2017 | | Education


Flexible Seating Piloted In Magnolia Classroom

For visitors of Magnolia Elementary School, things may appear to be going off the grid by way of traditional seating and classroom structure.

September 13, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


New Purpose For School’s Multi-Purpose Rooms

Students of Cloverland and Fair Oaks elementary schools were treated to a special surprise as they returned from summer break earlier this school year. As ...

September 13, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


COME TO THE BARN

The property surrounding the grounds of the new Oakdale School Farm was quickly filled last Wednesday evening, as Ag enthusiasts gathered for the annual Oakdale ...

September 06, 2017 | | Education


Young Rams Enjoy Club Rush Opportunity

Seventh and eighth graders at Oakdale Junior High School had the chance to learn more about the on campus clubs, service organizations, sports teams and ...

August 30, 2017 | | Education


New Program At Stan State

Stanislaus State (CSU Stanislaus) in Turlock has received a grant from California Humanities to stage 'Native Voices: Stories from the Indian Boarding School,' a live ...

August 30, 2017 | | Education


Freshman Leaders

Elections were conducted and tallied early in the school year to ensure the Class of 2021 is represented within the Oakdale Student Body. Freshmen class ...

August 30, 2017 | | Education


New Officers Ready To Lead OHS Classes

The new slates of class officers, from incoming freshmen to the seniors in the Class of 2018, have been selected and are on the job ...

August 30, 2017 | | Education


Brown Joins Stanislaus County Leadership Academy

Stanislaus County Leadership Academy will be hosting its first class meeting at the Petersen Event Center in Rooms 1 and 2, at 720 12th St ...

August 30, 2017 | | Education


OHS: Positive Growth From The Ground Up

The Oakdale High School Ag program has been getting a bit more attention as of late. While for the students privy to the program during ...

August 30, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


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