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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


Outdoor Education Discussed

The Outdoor Education Program, also known as sixth grade science camp, was the subject of a report and public comments at the Oakdale Joint Unified School District Board of Trustees regular meeting on Aug. 12.

August 14, 2013 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


Back To The Books – School Is In Session

This week represents the first full week of school – it started Aug. 8 – and the enrollment numbers in the Oakdale Joint Unified School District are still fluid, moving up and down.

August 14, 2013 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


Governor Signs Transgender Students Bill Into Law

Today, Aug. 12, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the historic and controversial School Success and Opportunity Act into law. Assembly Bill 1266 – which goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2014 – was authored by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano and passed the California State Senate and Assembly earlier this summer.

August 12, 2013 | | Education


Round Ups Corral Students For Start Of School

Class schedules, textbooks, PE clothes, student I.D. photos, senior portraits, hearing tests, early yearbook purchases and more were on the checklists of students who attended the high school and junior high Round Ups in Oakdale this year.

August 07, 2013 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


Every 15 Minutes Impacts OHS Upperclassmen

By TERESA HAMMOND

April 19, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Sierra View Coyotes STEAM’in Through School

By TERESA HAMMOND

April 19, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Knights Ferry School: Denim, Diamonds, Chromebooks

Students of Knights Ferry Elementary School will soon reap the rewards of heroic proportion volunteer efforts. Earlier this year the 'little school on the hill ...

April 19, 2017 | | Education


Modesto Junior College Plans 95th Commencement Ceremony

Modesto Junior College's 95th Commencement Ceremony is on Friday, April 28 at 6 p.m. in the Stadium on East Campus. A reception for ...

April 19, 2017 | | Education


German Exchange Students Enjoy Time With OHS Families

By TERESA HAMMOND

April 19, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


4-H Speech Presenters Come Home With Gold

By MOLLY TERPSTRA

April 19, 2017 | | Education


OFFICER VISIT

Elizabeth Thompson, right, recently hosted a visit by Oakdale Police Officer Dan Taylor with her Special Day Class. The Fair Oaks Elementary School kindergarten through ...

April 19, 2017 | | Education


OJUSD Action Earns Reprieve For Taxpayers

Oakdale taxpayers are going to get a 'break' thanks to the due diligence and efforts of the Oakdale Joint Unified School District board of trustees ...

April 12, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


STUDENT HONORS

April 12, 2017 | | Education


Occupational Olympics Team Brings Home Victory

The Oakdale High Mustangs continue to show those outside of the district that there is more to their grit than athletic ability.

April 05, 2017 | | Education


Oakdale Color Guard Commands Attention

Spinning, twirling, dancing and marching might bring initial thought of frivolous or childlike behavior to most. To the Oakdale Color Guard however, add in music ...

April 05, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


OHS Aca Dec Collects Bling At State

The 2016-2017 season has officially come to a close for the Oakdale High School Academic Decathlon team, but not without a few memorable events.

April 05, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Oakdale Senior Earns Stanislaus County Honor

Oakdale High School senior Hailey Brown is not afraid to pursue her interests. The 17-year-old student was recently named as a 2017 Outstanding Young Woman ...

March 29, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


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