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Students Gear Up For Annual Academic Decathlon Contest

Weathering late-night study sessions, team practices and hours of reading, Stanislaus County high school students are pulling out all the stops as they head into the home stretch of preparations for the 2016 Stanislaus County Academic Decathlon. Hailed as the biggest academic event for local high schools, the decathlon is a two-day series of tests, speeches and interviews featuring this year's theme, "India."

January 20, 2016 | | Education


Homecoming Week In Full Swing

Tuesday, Jan. 19 marked the beginning of Winter Homecoming Week at Oakdale High School. The theme for the week is "Mustangs Out of This Universe." Activities will include theme days as well as a Class Theme Day on Thursday, Jan. 21. Themes by class for that day will be: Seniors - Hunger Games; Juniors - Harry Potter; Sophomores - Sky High and Freshmen - Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Friday will be Red and Gold Day and a rally will be staged during the lunch hour. Royalty candidates will be crowned prior to the Varsity Boys Basketball game at OHS Friday night. Following ...

January 20, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Resource Officer Position Renewed

Police presence will once again be in evidence for the student body of Oakdale Joint Unified School District campuses.

January 13, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


ROYAL RAMS

Oakdale Junior High will host the Third Annual Royal Rams Competition on Friday, Jan. 8 at Magnolia Auditorium. The show starts at 5:30 p.m. and admission is $5 per person. A total of 27 Teams, encompassing 54 eighth grade students, will compete in the categories of fitness, formal wear and famous couples. Awards are given by category as well as overall top three winners. Proceeds from the event benefit the eighth graduation Six Flags Marine World Trip.

December 30, 2015 | | Education


HONORED HAWKS

Valley Home students were recently acknowledged for their scholastic efforts at a Student of the Month assembly. Students honored were: Alex Stevens, Cody Bartholomew, Ashley Espino, Skye Braaten, Maria Alvarez, Scott Segraves, Dominic Gonzales, Raul Guerrero and Josephine Webster.

December 30, 2015 | | Education


Magnolia Enjoys McHenry Field Trip

Magnolia Elementary third graders took a ride out of town earlier this month as they made their way to Modesto for a quick field trip. The four third-grade classes were treated to tours of both the McHenry Mansion as well as the McHenry Museum.

December 30, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Oakdale, Riverbank Students Earn Academy Nominations

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) has announced the 2015 service academy nominees from California's 10th district. Rep. Denham nominated 16 students from cities across the district to four of the nation's prestigious military academies. Among them are Oakdale and Riverbank nominees.

December 23, 2015 | | Education


OJUSD Music Programs Perform For Packed House

The past week wrapped up two weeks of musical enjoyment for students and the families of Oakdale Joint Unified School District. Elementary band kicked off the holiday merriment, with a packed house at Magnolia Auditorium on Wednesday, Dec. 9. Students of Oakdale Junior High and Oakdale High School band delighted the listeners the following evening with a toe tapping concert also hosted at Magnolia.

December 23, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Area Students Contribute To Salmon Festival Calendar

Student artwork was recently chosen for inclusion in the Stanislaus River Salmon Festival 2016 Calendar. Local students in kindergarten through eighth grades were invited to submit work through their teachers and the calendar covers November 2015 through January 2017.

December 23, 2015 | | Education


OASIS Hosts Third Annual Clothes Drive

The spirit of giving is continuing to prove fruitful for the students of the Oakdale Junior High OASIS Program.

December 16, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


OJUSD Board Welcomes Betschart

Oakdale Joint Unified School District wrapped up its final board meeting of the 2015 calendar year with a bit of general business, some new assignments and recognitions on Monday, Dec. 14.

December 16, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


District Expands Student Computer Knowledge

There is a benefit to holding the title of 'Education Reporter,' most especially if you happen to have two students enrolled in the Oakdale Joint Unified School District.

December 16, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Winter Production Set For The OHS Stage

The Oakdale High School Drama department presents the classic tale Of Mice and Men. The Drama department is looking to take the well-known novel from the pages to the stage on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 11 and 12 at 7 p.m. and on Sunday, Dec. 13 with a 2 p.m. matinee performance.

December 09, 2015 | | Education


Fair Oaks Student Body Hosts World Event

Fair Oaks fifth and sixth grade students were once again treated to a memorable opportunity thanks to the guidance and coordination of sixth grade teacher Vincent Eisman.

December 09, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


OHS Senior Brings Light To Discarded Glass

Oakdale High School senior Caitlyn Hartzell is proving to be quite the Renaissance woman.

December 09, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


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Renaissance Faire Transports OJHS Back In Time

Oakdale Junior High School seventh graders were recently treated to a different type of 'fair' as a Renaissance Faire was hosted on the campus.

May 25, 2016 | Nina Frisby | Education


Awards Night Hosted For Oakdale High Seniors

This week, we complete the recognition for Oakdale High School seniors, with over 150 of them honored on Tuesday night, May 3 at the 48th ...

May 18, 2016 | | Education


Oakdale Plans Special Graduation Night Party

Members of the Oakdale High School Class of 2016 can celebrate their final night of high school together in a fun, safe, sober environment by ...

May 18, 2016 | | Education


Watson Named 2016 Leo Volz Recipient

Oakdale High Senior Lauren Watson isn't afraid to dream. The 18-year-old, however, knows that to dream is not enough. To achieve one's dreams ...

May 18, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


PENTATHLON KUDOS

Oakdale Junior High Pentathlon team members recently participated in the 12th Annual Stanislaus County Academic Pentathlon, marking its second year at the County competition. Four ...

May 11, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


RAINY DAY LEARNING

Chairs remained empty, as Magnolia Elementary students took cover from the rain under the E-Z Ups on Friday during the school's Annual Ag Day ...

May 11, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Corps Fosters Fine Art In Oakdale Schools

The final piece has been hung, as children throughout Oakdale Joint Unified District will rise this week in anticipation of their work being seen.

May 11, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Annual Harold Pope Junior Relays Slated

Young athletes representing 26 local junior high and middle schools are preparing to compete at the 69th Annual Harold Pope Junior Relays on Saturday, May ...

May 04, 2016 | | Education


OHS Theater Prepares For Opening Night

The community of Oakdale is in for a treat, as the Oakdale High School drama department prepares once again for a musical which will have ...

May 04, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


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