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Junior High Royal Rams Set Fundraising Record

Oakdale Junior High School recently hosted its annual Royal Rams event. This year's festivities hosted 28 couples (56 eighth grade students). Proceeds from the event benefit the annual eighth grade field trip to Great America.

February 01, 2017 | | Education


Winter Homecoming Courts Announced

The Winter Homecoming festivities are planned for Friday, Feb. 10 at Oakdale High School but the nominations for royalty have already been announced. Following are the selections for King, Queen, Prince and Princess.

February 01, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


OHS Decathletes Aim For 17th Straight Win

There's a freshness and excitement to this year's Oakdale High School Academic Decathlon team which may surprise their opponents.

February 01, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


County’s ‘Come Back Kids’ Program Accepting Students

The Stanislaus County Office of Education will hold an informational orientation for individuals interested in learning how to earn a high school diploma through its Come Back Kids program. Come Back Kids (CBK) is a free, independent study program for adults (18+) who want to come back and complete their education. The orientation is an opportunity for prospective students to learn more about the program. The next orientation is slated for Monday, Jan. 30 at 2 p.m. at the Martin Petersen Event Center, 720 12th St., Modesto.

January 18, 2017 | | Education


Area Students Gear Up For Academic Decathlon

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 2017 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, "World War II". The public is invited to attend the culminating event, the Super Quiz and Awards Presentation, on Saturday, Feb. 4 from 1:20 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Central Catholic High School, 200 ...

January 18, 2017 | | Education


Knights Ferry School Expands STEM Education

The commonly known "Little School on the Hill" has jetted into the millennium thanks in part to the funding of a $25,000 grant received earlier this school year via the Monsanto Fund.

January 18, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


HOLIDAY DONATION

Fair Oaks Elementary students collected and donated close to 75 shoeboxes filled with "stocking stuffers" for donation at the Oakdale Center for Human Services. The shoeboxes were filled with a variety of items from games, art essentials, toiletries and more

December 21, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


School Board Gavel Passes To Shook

The gavel was literally passed during Monday night's meeting, as the Oakdale Joint Unified School Board met for its final meeting of the 2016 calendar year. The board unanimously seated Barbara Shook as President; Larry Betschart as Clerk and Mike House was named School Board Representative.

December 14, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


GENEROUS DONATION

Oakdale Joint Unified School District Superintendent Marc Malone, center, was presented with a check for $50,000 last week for the Oakdale School Farm. The check presentation was made by Oakdale Educational Foundation during their annual OEF Grant Awards Reception. The volunteer not for profit supports Oakdale schools at the classroom as well as district level via grants and donations.

December 14, 2016 | | Education


President Lincoln Pays Sierra View A Visit

Sierra View Elementary School Principal David Kindred always likes a good challenge.

December 14, 2016 | | Education


Magnolia Elementary Hosts Native American Museum

Magnolia Elementary's fourth grade students recently hosted their inaugural California Native American Museum. The museum displays were student made replicas of artifacts as part of their social studies unit on California's Native American tribes.

December 14, 2016 | | Education


Eggman Concedes Race To Denham

With over three weeks passing since the election for the state's 10th Congressional seat, challenger Michael Eggman has finally conceded, acknowledging defeat to incumbent Congressman Jeff Denham.

December 07, 2016 | | Education


OHS Seniors Earn American Heritage Scholarship Funds

A total of five Oakdale High School seniors were among the 19 Stanislaus County students honored last Thursday with monetary scholarships. This fall, 195 high school juniors and seniors from throughout the county participated in the American Heritage Scholarship Series essay contest.

November 23, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


MOBILE MARKET

Magnolia Elementary teacher Lauren Brown helps a student with spending her dollars wisely during the school's recent visit from Food 4 Thought, LLC. Each of Oakdale's four elementary schools is treated to a visit and a lesson by the company raising ag awareness during the school year. This is the second year the company has partnered with OJUSD to bring the lesson and concept to its elementary schools.

November 16, 2016 | | Education


OHS Career Center Aids Mustangs Reaching Out

There's a lot more going on at the Oakdale High School Career Center than the community may realize.

November 16, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


Neal Earns Biola University Scholarship

Autumn Neal, a freshman at Biola University and resident of Oakdale, was among 153 incoming freshmen who received one of the college's highest scholarships ...

November 22, 2017 | | Education


Two Rams Medal At Spelling Bee

Oakdale Junior High students Jessica Birchall and Cooper Herrington represented Oakdale Joint Unified School District well during the 2017-2018 Junior High Spelling Championship hosted earlier ...

November 22, 2017 | | Education


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 ...

November 15, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


AG DAY PRESENTATIONS

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

November 01, 2017 | | Education


CHAMPION TRIO

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 ...

October 25, 2017 | | Education


TOP HONORS

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 ...

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 ...

October 25, 2017 | | Education


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