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 by the Stanislaus County Commission for Women, an honor that earned the senior a $500 scholarship.
Elementary and Oakdale Junior High students were recently acknowledged for their work in the 34th Annual Science Fair. Approximately 70 projects will represent Oakdale Joint Unified School District at the Stanislaus County Science Fair in May.
YES (Youth Entertainment Stage) Company is seeking Stanislaus County students in grades 7-12, to be actors, singers, dancers, and crew members for the production of "Footloose," to be performed at the Gallo Center for the Arts, July 21 through 30. No experience or preparation is necessary and all audition materials will be provided. Students should plan to attend only one of the following open auditions:
Volunteers aged 18 and over are urgently needed to work with adult literacy students in Stanislaus County. Orientation and training for new tutors will take place April 6 and 8 at LearningQuest, 1032 11th St., downtown Modesto.
Modesto Junior College will host its fourth annual "New Student Day" events to enroll high school seniors and other first time students on Saturdays, April 8 and May 20 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.
Gathering together for a festive evening, young musicians in the Oakdale Joint Unified School District performed for the community this past week, offering up several selections for the audience's listening pleasure. Following are some photos from the musical evening.
As if made to order, the sun was out shining on close to 275 runners/walkers on Saturday for the Eighth Annual Support Oakdale Schools Fun Run. Oakdale Educational Foundation President Ted Thome reported to the group that close to $15,000 was raised due in part to event sponsors and participants.
It was a Monday night with a light agenda and a sparse audience for the March 13 meeting of the Oakdale school board. OJUSD Board President Barbara Shook noted the two week separation between the February and March meetings as probable cause for little in the way of reports, as well as action items.
Stanislaus County Office of Education's Prevention Programs Department is hosting a "Building Resiliency for College Success and Student Wellness" Workshop on Monday, March 20. The event will be offered at the Martin Petersen Event Center, 720 12th St., Modesto, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
From all grade levels and every corner of the science spectrum, teams of students and individual entrants put their science fair projects on display for the community this past week. Here are some photos from the event, staged at the FES Hall.
Young and old will once again toe the line on Saturday, March 11 for the Eighth Annual SOS Fun Run. The community event will be hosted at Cloverland Elementary School. The 1-mile begins at 8:30 a.m. with a 5k to follow. Proceeds from the annual event benefit Oakdale Educational Foundation. Registration remains open by visiting www.sosfunrun.com.
Approximately 700 Stanislaus County high school students will converge on the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds in Turlock on Thursday, March 30 for the 32nd 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.