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Students Prep For Science Olympiad

Budding young scientists from throughout the region are gearing up for the 26th Annual Stanislaus County Regional Science Olympiad set for Saturday, March 3 at Modesto Junior College, 435 College Ave., Modesto. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. and will end with an awards ceremony at 4 p.m. inside the gym.

February 29, 2012 | | Education

Egypt Comes To Life

While ancient Egypt existed thousands of years ago, Cloverland Elementary School sixth graders brought the relics and artifacts from the reign of the pharaohs to life by recreating them and exhibiting them in their classroom "museums."

February 22, 2012 | Dawn M. Henley | Education

Program Offers ‘How To’ For Higher Learning

In an effort to further engage Spanish-speaking parents of Oakdale High School students in their children's education, with an emphasis on helping their children to achieve a post-secondary education, a nine-week program called Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE) is being offered to facilitate the goal.

February 22, 2012 | Dawn M. Henley | Education

Elementary GATE Students On Learning ‘Mission’

District GATE (Gifted And Talented Education) students are getting ready for an out-of-this-world mission in the form of a play.

February 08, 2012 | Dawn M. Henley | Education

Dandy Dozen - Oakdale Decathletes Capture Crown

The winner of the Stanislaus County Academic Decathlon is Oakdale High School.

February 08, 2012 | Dawn M. Henley | Education

Focus On The Future - Eighth Graders Learn About Ag Science, Elective Options

Students who are enrolled in various types of agriculture classes at Oakdale High School visited Oakdale Junior High School on Friday, Jan. 27 to make presentations and display their FFA project animals.

February 01, 2012 | Dawn M. Henley | Education

Week Off Slated For Schools

Some families will have to make special arrangements for the care of their children in late February, as school won't be in session. The Oakdale Joint Unified School District will have a full week off for "Presidents' Week," which takes place Feb. 18-22. The Monday and Friday that week are holidays and the three days in between are days off. They are not furlough days, nor is it Spring Break, which takes place in April.

February 01, 2012 | Dawn M. Henley | Education

Ready-Set-Read! - Simoncini Tapped For National Assignment

A year ago, Oakdale High School teacher Pete Simoncini submitted a lengthy application to read and evaluate Advanced Placement (AP) U.S. history essays from the national AP U.S. history test.

February 01, 2012 | Dawn M. Henley | Education

On Hold - Transitional K Limbo?

While the state legislature has mandated that school districts across California put transitional kindergarten programs into action at the start of the next school year (Kindergarten Readiness Act), Oakdale Joint Unified School District is putting the implementation of it on hold.

January 25, 2012 | Dawn M. Henley | Education

School Employees Advance To State Event

Oakdale Joint Unified School District school bus mechanic and bus driver Richard Melo and Dina Page, lead custodian at Fair Oaks Elementary School, were recently named two of the six nominees who were chosen to represent Stanislaus County in the California School Employee of the Year program, coordinated by the California Department of Education.

January 25, 2012 | Dawn M. Henley | Education

Title Defense - Aca Deca Team Preps

The academic "Super Bowl" for local high schools, the 32nd Annual Stanislaus County Academic Decathlon, is a little over a week away and Oakdale High School is preparing for the possibility of attaining its 12th consecutive championship.

January 25, 2012 | Dawn M. Henley | Education

New Option For Graduation Credits

Career Technical Education classes (CTE) offered at the high school level will now count toward graduation requirements in the Oakdale Joint Unified School District. The Board of Trustees heard the first reading of additions about the CTE option to board policy regarding graduation requirements at the Jan. 23 regular meeting.

January 24, 2012 | Dawn M. Henley | Education

New Valley Home Superintendent Looks To Future

Following months of obstacles and encountering new territory starting in the summer of 2011, the Valley Home Joint School District is starting 2012 anew. Rolanda Desrosiers-Lewis represents the new era for the 170-student K-8 district after being hired as the new Superintendent/Principal to be a permanent replacement for former administrator Thomas Kevin Hart.

January 18, 2012 | Dawn M. Henley | Education

Dog Previews His Sniff Power

"Dale" the detection dog was on the campuses of Oakdale High School and Oakdale Junior High School on Friday, Jan. 6 showing off his contraband-detection skills with his handler Debra DeShon.

January 11, 2012 | Dawn M. Henley | Education

Homecoming Festivities Slated For Friday

Oakdale High's freshmen, junior varsity and varsity basketball teams aren't the only potential big winners on Friday when Oakdale plays host to East Union at the Mustang gymnasium. The night is Oakdale's Winter Homecoming, where 2012 King, Queen, Prince and Princess selections will be made. Candidates for (junior) King are Spencer Thomas, Marcus Northcutt, Cameron Sluggett, Adam Lahey and Ericksen Dickens. Candidates for (junior) Queen are Tiffany Thompson, Tiara Marquez, Hayley Benson, Makenzie Ohe and Gabby Acosta. Candidates for (freshmen) Prince are Tony Ott, Preston Brunk, Chad McDonald, Tyler Flores and Wade Branch. Candidates for (freshmen) Princess ...

January 09, 2012 | Ike Dodson | Education

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Articles by Section - Education

Why you shouldn't care that SAT scores are stagnating, and what they don't mean about American educa

SAT scores for 2014 hit their lowest mark in the past 10 years, the College Board reports, leading some observers to fear that a decade ...

September 17, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

Students still flock to private colleges despite 'scarily high tuition prices'

When Becca Arbacher chose to attend a private college, she made a choice different from 80 percent of her peers, according to NPR.

September 16, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | Education

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

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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