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Ag Day Provides Info, Insight For Students

From learning the products of California to getting a chance for an up close look at some farm animals, the students at Valley Home School (kindergarten through eighth grade) were busy all day Thursday, with presentations from two different groups of FFA students.

March 30, 2016 | | Education


Teacher Fair Upcoming In Neighboring Modesto

The Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) is hosting a Teacher Recruitment Job Fair on Saturday, April 9 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at SCOE's downtown offices, 1100 H St., Modesto. This year's job fair is open to fully-credentialed teachers or intern-eligible candidates and credential completion candidates by August 2016 (verified by Program Completion letter or Intern Eligible letter) who pre-register on-line by Wednesday, March 30 at www.edjoin.org. Admission is free. (Candidates who do not pre-register will be admitted into the fair at 10 a.m.)

March 30, 2016 | | Education


OHS Earns Championship Title At Occupational Expo

The students of Oakdale High School have once again left their mark on Stanislaus County Office of Education.

March 30, 2016 | | Education


Magnolia Leaders Prep For Retirement

This week marks the final time that Magnolia Elementary School Principal Julie Minabe and Vice-Principal Kathy Jenkins will observe Spring Break as Oakdale Joint Unified staff members. At the March 14 OJUSD School Board meeting, the retirement of the Elementary school administrators as well as a host of others, was approved by the board.

March 30, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


School District Fair Celebrates Student Scientists

A little hard work didn't scare five year old Grace O'Brien.

March 23, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


OHS Scientists Advance To State

Oakdale High School's Science Olympiad Team participated in the 2016 Stanislaus County Regional Science Olympiad earlier this month. Two teams attended representing OHS. The Gold Team earned an Overall Second Place honor which now advances them to the Northern California State Finals for the eighth consecutive year. The Red Team earned a respectable 10th Place overall.

March 23, 2016 | | Education


Support Oakdale Schools Races To Fun Run Success

The sun broke through the clouds as runners and walkers reported to the Cloverland Elementary School campus for the Seventh Annual SOS Fun Run on Saturday, March 12. The annual event welcomed close to 250 participants entered in the one mile and 5k race distances.

March 16, 2016 | | Education


AAUW High School Speech Trek Winners

Pam Wright and Gail Marganelli, Co-Presidents of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Oakdale Riverbank Escalon Branch, have announced the winners of the local AAUW Speech Trek public speaking project. On Feb. 25, competing students (all from Oakdale High School) delivered their 5-6 minute original speeches on "Gender Bias and Inequality." This challenging topic asked that the speech makers conduct research, and address the questions of what is gender bias, what is its impact on people, and why should organizations such as AAUW continue to work to change its practice?

March 16, 2016 | | Education


GATE Students Visit Celtic Faire

Two buses complete with students and family traveled to Sonora on Friday, March 11 to attend the 30th Annual Sonora Celtic Faire. GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) students from each of the four Oakdale Elementary Schools attended the faire as part of the Family Tapestry unit.

March 16, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Occupational Olympics Slated For March 24

An estimated 750 Stanislaus County high school students will converge on the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds in Turlock on Thursday, March 24 for the 31st Annual Occupational Olympics and Career Exposition (OOCE). The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., with an awards ceremony at 1 p.m.

March 09, 2016 | | Education


Student Enrollment Days At Modesto JC

Modesto Junior College will host its third annual "New Student Day" events to enroll high school seniors and other first time students on Saturdays, April 9 and May 21 at 8 a.m. on East Campus, 435 College Ave., Modesto. Students will meet in the Auditorium of the Performing and Media Arts Center. Attendance and campus parking are free.

March 09, 2016 | | Education


SHARING SEUSS

Elementary students throughout the Oakdale Joint Unified School District participated in Read Across America in observation of the birth of famed children's book author Dr. Seuss. Shown, students from Oakdale High School made a visit to Fair Oaks Elementary where they shared stories and smiles with the young students. The annual event is hosted the same time each year and is observed nationwide. It is known as one of the largest celebrations of reading in the country.

March 09, 2016 | | Education


Open House Scheduled At Valley Charter HS

Valley Charter High School's (VCHS) Open House is slated for Thursday, March 3 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the school (108 Campus Way, Modesto). The open house is an opportunity for all parents and prospective students to learn more about the school and its collaboration with Modesto Junior College. The award-winning VCHS program, recipient of the 2015 California Gold Ribbon and multiple national honors, includes college-preparatory academic programs for all students and outstanding Early College, choir, robotics, leadership and club opportunities.

March 02, 2016 | | Education


Student Artwork Displayed

Young artists are getting the chance to display their work and the public is invited to view the pieces as part of Youth Arts Month.

March 02, 2016 | | Education


Application Deadline Looms For Conservation Stewardship

USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently announced this year's deadline for producer applications for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) is March 31.

March 02, 2016 | | Education


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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


Valley Charter High School Hosts Thursday Open House

Valley Charter High School's (VCHS) Open House is slated for Thursday, April 28 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the school ...

April 27, 2016 | | Education


Stanislaus County Teacher Of Year Finalists Announced

The Modesto Rotary Club and the Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) will honor the 2016 Stanislaus County Teacher of the Year Finalists and announce ...

April 27, 2016 | | Education


OJHS Team Prepares For Annual Pentathlon

Eleven Oakdale Junior High School eighth graders will be among a field of approximately 150 students on Saturday as participants in the 12th Annual Stanislaus ...

April 27, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Knights Ferry School: Gold Ribbon Honors

While its campus may be small and somewhat unassuming, Knights Ferry Elementary School is achieving big things.

April 27, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Students Gear Up For Annual County Academic Pentathlon

Stanislaus County junior high school students are gearing up for the 12th Annual Stanislaus County Academic Pentathlon. Approximately 150 students are slated to participate in ...

April 20, 2016 | | Education


OHS Students Prepare For Business World

Oakdale High School students are learning how to do business.

April 20, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Students Shine At Elementary Science Olympiad

Earlier this month, young science enthusiasts gathered at Walnut Elementary School in Turlock for the 19th Annual Elementary Science Olympiad, hosted through the Stanislaus County ...

April 20, 2016 | | Education


Oakdale School Board Recognizes Excellence

By TERESA HAMMOND

April 13, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Mini Rodeo Rolls Into Sierra View

By TERESA HAMMOND

April 13, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Oakdale Aca Dec Closes Out Competitive Season

The Oakdale High School Academic Decathlon team has wrapped up another successful year. In March, the OHS team traveled to Sacramento for the 16th consecutive ...

April 06, 2016 | | Education


HAWK HONORS

Valley Home students were recently acknowledged for their scholastic efforts at a Student of the Month assembly. Students honored were: Jesse Ruddy, Joshua Blasengym, Seth ...

April 06, 2016 | | Education


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