Top spellers from area schools will compete in Stanislaus County Elementary Spelling Championship today, Nov. 7, at Johansen High School, 641 Norseman Drive, Modesto. The Elementary Spelling Championship is for children in fourth through sixth grades. The Junior High Spelling Championship, for those in seventh and eighth grades, is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 14 at the Petersen Event Center, 720 12th Street, Modesto. Sponsored by the Stanislaus County Office of Education, both ...
As fall brings in the changing of the weather, and orange pumpkins, it also brings Ag Day to Cloverland and Fair Oaks elementary schools. The school sites were both alive with a combination of teachers, presenters, animals, and students on Friday, Oct. 26.
Learning about the election process and holding mock Presidential elections at each elementary school site has been the course of study for the school district's GATE (Gifted And Talented Education) students.
Student writers from Oakdale High School keep chipping away at their work and recently finished the first act of a short story they're working on for the Western Writers of America's student novella publication.
A huge jump in membership and heavy participation in club endeavors has brought Oakdale High School's "S" Club to the forefront by shining a spotlight on volunteerism and service activities for students.
A gas-powered hedge trimmer, a hand-held hedge trimmer, and grass shears are his tools. Shrubs are his canvas. Oakdale High School groundskeeper Fred Ditko has turned his imagination into reality, bringing to life the images he sees hidden in cookie-cutter shaped plants and letting their real personality take shape through their new form as topiaries. "Most of these plants have been here probably 40 years," he said. "I look ...
The Stanislaus County Culinary Arts Institute held its grand opening on Thursday, Oct. 18 with a standing-room-only crowd of community members, governmental officeholders, area dignitaries, and other supporters on hand. On the menu for the grand opening was a program that consisted of a welcome, information about the school and details about its state-of-the-art facility located on Wakefield Drive in Oakdale, as well as comments about its impact on ...
The Modesto Area Partners in Science (MAPS) will offer two science presentations on Friday, Oct. 26 at Modesto Junior College's East Campus on College Avenue. The first is a family event titled "Halloween Chemistry" from 4p.m. to 5p.m. in the Science building, room 115. Dr. Al Chemist (Steve Murov) will present a series of fascinating experiments, featuring the foaming pumpkin and the fickle pickle, intended to demonstrate the importance and excitement of ...
Incentives for students helped drive some special fundraising goals for the annual Jog-a-thon held at Oakdale elementary schools on Oct. 12 to raise money for the schools' respective Parent Teacher Clubs.
Oakdale High School's Football Homecoming game is this Friday night, Oct. 19, with activities taking place at the high school all week leading up to the game that will pit the OHS Mustangs against the Weston Ranch Cougars.
Oakdale Joint Unified School District is the first unified school district in Stanislaus County to break the 800 barrier in the Academic Performance Index (API). A score of 800 is the "gold standard" for API scores, which are computed through students' state standardized test scores, and OJUSD recently returned an overall district API score of 801. The district had an overall score of 796 last year.
Members of the Oakdale Joint Unified School District board gave unanimous approval for the district to move forward with prioritized facilities projects at the Oct. 8 regular meeting.
Individuals and businesses stepped in and stepped up their giving this year to support the Oakdale Educational Foundation's fundraising event Music 'n' Motion on Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Oakdale Golf and Country Club (OGCC).
Oakdale High School's Homecoming Week is Oct. 15-19; however, the week unofficially kicks off on Saturday, Oct. 13, when students will get Oakdale into the Homecoming spirit by painting the windows of downtown businesses.
State Controller John Chiang announced Sept. 28 that payments from the Lottery Education Fund to school districts, educational institutions and state agencies for the 2011-12 fiscal year totaled $1.32 billion. Stanislaus County schools received about $19.7 million. According to the state controller's office, from 1985/1986 to the present, Oakdale elementary schools received $4 million and the high school has received $3.2 million. Susan Dyke, Oakdale Joint Unified School District Chief Business ...
A redesign of the Oakdale Junior High School after school program called "Oasis" is ready for students when school starts on Aug. 8.
The Oakdale Joint Unified School District is showing increased revenue from developer fees compared to last year, according to the district's Chief Business Officer Susan Dyke. She reported at the July 8 regular meeting of the OJUSD Board of Trustees that the fourth quarter was "nice and strong" and that the 2012-2013 total is up more than $400,000 compared to the prior year. The total for the 2012-2013 year ...
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.
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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. OJUSD Director of Maintenance and Operations Dan Casey reported about some of the major maintenance projects and regular projects in the district that will get done this summer. At Fair Oaks Elementary School, new concrete sidewalks are ...
The 2013-14 proposed budget for the Oakdale Joint Unified School District was approved at the recent Board of Trustees regular meeting. However, the budget will likely require updates and modifications in the future as it does not reflect the final state budget.
Now in its third year, an eight-week summer program known as Super Summer Camp, kicked off on June 3 with 74 children present – the highest number so far during the first week of camp, said camp co-supervisor Carla Moore. Super Summer Camp is operated by the Oakdale Joint Unified School District at the Magnolia Elementary School campus and ends July 26.
Excited graduates filed into the stadium to the traditional Pomp and Circumstance while friends and families cheered them on in one the most important events of their young lives at Oakdale High School's 119th Annual Commencement on Friday, May 24.
With graduation only days away, Oakdale High School's Class of 2013 is about to embark on a new part of life – one that officially launches them out of childhood and toward adulthood.