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When in Rome… Students ‘Time Travel’ To Ancient Rome

Sixth graders in Tara Vandermark's class at Fair Oaks traveled back in time recently and hosted a Roman Time Machine for their peers.

June 02, 2010 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


Oakdale Graduations: Rain And Shine

Graduation ceremonies took place in the Oakdale Joint Unified School District this year over the course of three days, and the weather wasn't entirely cooperative.

June 02, 2010 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


Inspiration Abounds At Student Art Show

Every student at Cloverland Elementary School produced a piece of art for the school's Sixth Annual Art Corps Art Show - that's 540 pieces of student artwork, plus teacher artwork. This year's theme was "Art & Soul" for the event that was open to the public, held May 12-13.

May 26, 2010 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


Graduation Times Set For Oakdale Schools

In the Oakdale Joint Unified School District, the Alternative Education graduations, which consists of East Stanislaus, Valley Oak and Oakdale Charter High School, will take place at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 26 at the Oakdale High School gym. Doors open at 7p.m. Approximately 75 to 80 students will graduate.

May 26, 2010 | | Education


Trio Takes Top Honors For OHS Class of 2010

For a student, graduating at the top of their class is an accomplishment that speaks to their dedication, responsibility, and focus, as well as a healthy dose of brainpower.

May 19, 2010 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


Sober Grad Night Donations Needed

Oakdale Sober Grad Night (SGN) for Oakdale High School graduates takes place next week and event organizers are still seeking donations to sponsor students with "scholarship" tickets.

May 19, 2010 | | Education


Seniors Receive Scholarships, Awards

Oakdale High School seniors were awarded more than 220 scholarships worth over $96,000 at the high school's Senior Awards Night on May 4, with 98 seniors receiving the awards.

May 12, 2010 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


Students See, Touch The Farm At Ag Day

Oakdale students learned more about agriculture recently, seeing and touching animals and equipment that live and work on the farm, and listening to presenters tell about Ag-related careers and the ag industry.

May 12, 2010 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


Medema Earns Volz Scholarship

Todd Medema recently learned that he will now be able to attend the college of his dreams - Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - due to his receipt of a very special scholarship.

May 12, 2010 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


Student Learning Preserved In Exhibit

Some real world experiences were brought to life recently with a special viewing of preserved bodies for Oakdale High School students enrolled in anatomy and physiology classes and health career classes.

May 12, 2010 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


School Board Eyes Outdoor Ed

An action item on the agenda of the Oakdale Joint Unified School District Board of Trustees for the May 10 regular meeting brought a number of concerned parents to the meeting and to the podium for public comments.

May 12, 2010 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


Fair Oaks GO Club Wins Junior Cup

Fair Oaks Elementary School Go Club (FOGO) students recently won the Junior School Cup in an online national (plus Canada) school team 'Go' tournament and had its youngest players ever, two third graders, and the most girls ever, half of the players. They also set a new record for the most points earned in the Junior Division.

May 05, 2010 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


Kindergarten Science Sprouts Interest

Kindergartners at Sierra View recently participated in the first Super 'K' Science Day where they covered life, earth, and physical sciences. Organized by district science teacher Anne Marie Bergen at the request of Sierra View teachers, and with support from volunteers, each kindergarten class took a half-hour rotation through a series of five different science themes that encompassed the full morning.

May 05, 2010 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


Two School Bell Winners Recognized

Two Oakdale Joint Unified School District employees, Penny Muniain and Shelly Crist, will be honored at a dinner on Friday, May 7 as recipients of the School Bell Award. Oakdale Teachers Association President Linda Kraus described the School Bell as an award that is "given to educators and/or community members who exemplify service to the community through their contributions toward the enhancement and improvement of education and the enrichment of the lives of children."

May 05, 2010 | | Education


OHS Drama Club Goes To Broadway For Spring Break

After a six-hour red eye flight on April 9 from San Francisco to New York City, 50 students of the Oakdale High School Drama club and chaperones, under the direction of OHS drama teacher Bryan Mills, explored the Big Apple for five days during their spring break.

April 28, 2010 | | Education


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School Board – Candidates Vie For Three Seats

There will be races for the Oakdale, Knights Ferry, and Valley Home school districts' board seats in the Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 Consolidated District Election.

October 23, 2013 | | Education


School Board Members Get Earful From Public

Public comments seemed to dominate the agenda at the Oakdale Joint Unified School District Board of Trustees regular meeting on Oct. 14.

October 16, 2013 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


Pocahontas Production Opens Friday

Oakdale High School Drama Club, under the Direction of Bryan Mills along with seniors Kalli Ford and Shauna Hodge, will present their version of Pocahontas this weekend at the Oakdale High School Theater on Friday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 6 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased at the business office or at the door if available.

October 02, 2013 | | Education


Substitute Pleads Not Guilty

Appearing with his attorney for only a few minutes, Oakdale Joint Unified School District Substitute Teacher Bryan Thies pleaded not guilty on Monday to two counts of felony lewd and lascivious acts with a child under the age of 14 and three misdemeanor charges of annoying or molesting a child.

October 02, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Education


Teaching Teachers About Tech

Providing meaningful technology support, learning, and community to teachers is the goal for the Tech Learning Community project, which is being facilitated in the Oakdale Joint Unified School District by Danesa (Jepson) Menge, a seventh grade Language Arts teacher at Oakdale Junior High School.

September 25, 2013 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


Annual Tobacco Slam Training For Youth

The Stanislaus County Office of Education Prevention Programs Department, in partnership with the Stanislaus County Health Services Agency, California Youth Advocacy Network (CYAN), and Follow the Signs, will host the Ninth Annual PHAST Tobacco Slam training on Tuesday Oct. 1, 8:30a.m. – 2p.m. at the Martin Petersen Event Center, 720 12th St., Modesto.

September 24, 2013 | | Education


School Honors – API Scores Reflect Growth

Academic Performance Index (API) scores were recently released and Oakdale area schools performed well, mostly seeing increased growth in their scores from their baseline scores last year.

September 18, 2013 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


Benefit Triathlon Saturday At OHS

The Oakdale High School "Get Amped" Club will sponsor the second annual Kim Stogdell Memorial Triathlon on the OHS campus on Saturday, Sept. 21, beginning at 5 p.m.

September 18, 2013 | | Education


Constitution Day Observance, Speaker At MJC

The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project will present a Constitution Day Observance featuring Stephen R. Routh, speaking on "The Congress, the President, and the Power to Make War" today, Tuesday, Sept.17 at 7p.m. in Forum 102 on East Campus, 435 College Ave. The event is open to the public and admission is free. Campus parking is available for $1 in student parking lots.

September 17, 2013 | | Education


Saturday Start Up

It wasn't exactly the way they planned it, but the Oakdale Youth Soccer League kicked off its fall schedule with a full slate of contests on Saturday, Sept. 7.

September 11, 2013 | Marg Jackson | Education


Common Core Main Topic At School Board Meeting

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) were the primary topic of discussion and criticism at the Oakdale Joint Unified School District Board of Trustees Sept. 9 regular meeting.

September 11, 2013 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


Nursing Program Facility Ribbon Cutting Planned

Modesto Junior College, Columbia College and the Yosemite Community College District will hold a Redbud Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 3p.m. in the Redbud Building at Columbia College, 11600 Columbia College Drive, Sonora. The ceremony will be teleconferenced to Glacier Hall on MJC's West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Ave., Modesto. Both event sites are open to the public and will offer light refreshments. Self-guided tours of Redbud will also be available following the ribbon cutting.

September 03, 2013 | | Education


Elementary Band Signups Tonight

Signups for Beginning or Advanced Elementary Band in the Oakdale Joint Unified School District takes place tonight, Tuesday, Aug. 27, from 6p.m. to 8p.m. at Sierra View Elementary School, 1323 East J St., Oakdale. The signups are for fifth and sixth graders throughout the entire school district.

August 27, 2013 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


Schools Getting Handle On Gender Access Law

In California schools, a student's gender identity, not their biological sex, will determine whether or not they participate in girls or boys activities and sports, as well as which restroom they use due to a bill recently signed into law.

August 21, 2013 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


STAR Test Scores Released

The California Department of Education recently released the percentages of students who scored proficient or above across the state on 2013 Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) tests.

August 20, 2013 | | Education


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