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School Board Reviews District Survey Results

A light agenda made for a short meeting as board members, staff and community members gathered for the monthly Oakdale Joint Unified board meeting Monday night.

November 15, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


In the spirit of Harvest and Agriculture education, Cloverland Elementary School hosted its annual Ag Day event on Friday, Oct. 27. Of the many visitors to campus, students were treated to a demonstration in horseshoe making by a farrier and Miss Oakdale Rodeo was featured in one of the classrooms, discussing with students the varying events and animals that make rodeo such an integral part of the Western life.

November 01, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education

Oakdale Music Boosters Host Annual Dinner Auction

The Oakdale Music Boosters are looking to once again pack the Oakdale High School gym, fill some bellies and empty some pockets of generous donors as they host the annual Boosters Dinner and Music Showcase this Saturday, Nov. 4. The annual event will be hosted from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students. Tickets are available at the door. Advance purchase is encouraged by e-mailing

November 01, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education

Top Spellers Headed To County Championship

Top spellers from area schools will compete in the Stanislaus County Junior High Spelling Championship this month. The Junior High Spelling Championship, for students in seventh and eighth grades, is slated for Tuesday, Nov. 14 at the Petersen Event Center, 720 12th St., Modesto. Sponsored by the Stanislaus County Office of Education, the event is open to the public and begins promptly at 5:30 p.m.

November 01, 2017 | | Education


Magnolia Elementary school students recently participated in the annual school spelling bee with participants from fourth through sixth grades. The top three winners of this year's event were: Maya Baza, First Place; Jorden Nesper, Second Place and Brooklin Werner, Third Place.

October 25, 2017 | | Education


Fair Oaks Elementary School recently hosted its annual Spelling Bee. Winners of the 2017 event were: Joseph Yakligian, First Place; Carter Franca, Second Place and Payton Avila, Third Place.

October 25, 2017 | | Education

Red Ribbon Fun Surrounds Serious Subject

Oakdale schools hosted activities throughout the week in observance of Red Ribbon Week. Hosted each year, the annual event brings awareness of the adverse effects of drugs and alcohol. All sites in the district take part in some way, with students participating in fun activities that also deliver a serious message, highlighting the dangers associated with drug abuse.

October 25, 2017 | | Education

Elementary Kids Jog For Fun(ds)

The annual Jog-a-Thon for the elementary students in Oakdale was hosted on Friday morning, with the smoke from Northern California fires lifting to keep air quality good enough for the event.

October 18, 2017 | | Education

Foothill Horizons Plans Dedication

The Stanislaus County Office of Education and Foothill Horizons Outdoor School will host a special dedication ceremony to commemorate the official opening of "Carl's Campfire Circle" on Monday, Oct. 30 at 11 a.m. at Foothill Horizons in Sonora, 21925 Lyons Bald Mountain Road. Every year, 6,000 students from Stanislaus County participate in three to five days of interactive science education at Foothill Horizons' overnight facility in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

October 18, 2017 | | Education

Second Annual Color Run Sets New Record

The sky was colored blue, yellow, red and purple as over 700 Oakdale Junior High School students participated in the Second Annual Color Run on Friday, Oct. 6. According to event coordinator Sarah Nelson, preliminary numbers for the event show over $20,000 collected by the students through sponsorships.

October 11, 2017 | | Education

College Info, Application Workshop Offered By MJC

The Modesto Junior College Office of Student Equity presents "Sabado De Educacion," a free workshop to inform the public about educational opportunities and campus resources available at MJC, on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Forum 110 on East Campus, 435 College Ave., Modesto.

October 04, 2017 | | Education

Fair Oaks Welcomes Ag Day Presenters, Visitors

From the furry friends to the smooth eggs on display, the chance to twirl a rope and do some dummy roping to getting an up close and personal look at farm animals, students at Fair Oaks Elementary School enjoyed their annual Ag Day on Friday.

October 04, 2017 | | Education


Superintendent of Schools Marc Malone, left, was joined by Oakdale High School Future Farmers of America students as well as Agriculture Department leaders and a number of community members for the Oakdale School Farm Dedication Ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 27.

October 04, 2017 | | Education


Cloverland Elementary Student Council recently organized a Spirit Day fundraiser in support of the recent hurricane victims. Students wearing red or white the day of the event were included in an overhead photo. A total of $945 was collected for the American Red Cross.

September 27, 2017 | | Education


Oakdale High School recently hosted its Annual 100 foot Ice Cream Sundae Challenge for the freshman class. Over 100 freshmen participated in the event, finishing the sweet treat off in five minutes and 51 seconds. They set a new school record.

September 27, 2017 | | Education

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OHS Science Olympiad Team Advances

The Stanislaus County Regional Science Olympiad was hosted Saturday, March 3 at the MJC West Campus.

March 21, 2018 | | Education


Oakdale Junior High Colorguard recently took First Place at the Central Valley Guard and Percussion Circuit Competition. Photographed are: Emma Avila, Audriana Beltran, Jasmine Blunt ...

March 21, 2018 | | Education

Magnolia T-K Students Introduced To Yoga

A classroom full of pint size participants was treated to an introduction to yoga earlier this month. Thanks to the partnering of Magnolia Elementary T-K ...

March 21, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Kiwanis Club of Oakdale recently donated $1,000 worth of books to Fair Oaks Elementary school library. Shown, School Librarian Geneva Franciosa and Principal Kathy ...

March 21, 2018 | | Education


A total of 10 Oakdale High School seniors were recently awarded $500 scholarships at the Oakdale Realtor Scholarship Breakfast. The top 10 students were chosen ...

March 21, 2018 | | Education

Occupational Olympics, Career Exposition Slated For March 22

Approximately 700 Stanislaus County high school students will converge on the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds in Turlock on Thursday, March 22 for the 33rd annual Occupational ...

March 14, 2018 | | Education


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