In celebration of a thankful season Michelle Jones' Transitional Kindergarten class began the Friday prior to Thanksgiving break with a song by Debbie Clement, "You're Wonderful." The song is a positive thinking song for young people, highlighting positive attributes.
This fall, 137 high school juniors and seniors from throughout the county participated in the American Heritage Scholarship Series essay contest. Nineteen students were honored for their essays at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 17. A total of $10,000 in scholarships awards were presented including one $2,000 scholarship; two $1,500 scholarships; two $1,000 scholarships; four $500 scholarships and 10 $100 scholarships.
The 2015-15 school year is proving to be one for the record books for Oakdale High School marching band, drumline, colorguard and drum major as all four recently entered the winners circle at the Santa Cruz Band Review.
Sierra View sixth grade teacher and Technology Mentor Amanda Hensley, top photo, guides her class through an underwater adventure and school lesson via Google Expeditions. Students of Sierra View, as well as Oakdale Junior High were selected to be participants in the pilot Google program. At side, a young participant of the piloted Google Expeditions Pioneer Program was visibly excited Tuesday by what was witnessed through the Google Cardboard. Similar to the once popular 'view finders,' the smart phone compatible devices take students on virtual field trips to locations around the world
For anyone not in the know, Monday night's school board meeting made it evident. The community of Oakdale holds strong to its agriculture roots, as the Oakdale City Council Chambers hosted a sea of blue corduroy jackets and standing room only occupancy.
Oakdale Junior High math teacher Chris Lewis, left as he goes to the spike, while Courtney Martinez, Financial Secretary studies the shot. The two were participants in the Staff versus OJHS Volleball team last Wednesday as part of Red Ribbon Week activities.
A public release of sub-standard results for Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) scores, commonly known as Common Core Testing, statewide quickly went viral in mid-September. Parents, teachers and administrators critical of the national Common Core State Standards (CCSS) quickly voiced 'told you so' responses.
It's never too early to start crafting your best college admission essay. The application and scholarship essays you complete practically determine your future. That’s why you need to focus and practice. It’s not easy to develop superb academic writing skills, but you should keep in mind that progress is inevitable when you invest enough time and effort into this goal.
November 03, 2015|