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Magnolia Campus Gets Ready For Summer Fun

Oakdale Joint Unified School District has once again lined up eight weeks of activity to help school age children, grades kindergarten through six, keep their summer days busy.

June 01, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Yerzy Bids Farewell After 35-Year Career

This May marked the final days that Oakdale students sat in the classroom of Fred Yerzy. After 35 years as an educator Yerzy is moving on to beginning a life of retirement.

June 01, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


County Offers ‘Come Back Kids’ Program

If you have found that not having your high school diploma has been stopping you from getting a job or attending college, Stanislaus Alternative Charter School, otherwise known as "Come Back Kids" was designed for you. The Stanislaus County Office of Education Come Back Kids School offers a rigorous high school academic program that is flexible, customized, and focused on the areas you need to help you successfully earn your high school diploma.

June 01, 2016 | By JULIE MOORE Special To The Leader | Education


Junior High Grads Take The Field

For Oakdale Junior High Principal Jon Webb, the class of 2016 will always hold a special place in his heart for they were the first class under his wing since taking the principal position last year.

June 01, 2016 | | Education


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 Annual Senior Scholarship Night. Close to $166,000 was reportedly awarded to the Senior Class of 2016 for their academic achievements, sports accomplishments, community club participation and college major educational endeavors. All student names listed as well as awards were provided to the Leader staff courtesy of Oakdale High School staff. Any discrepancies should be directed to Esperanza Gutierrez-Jackson at egjackson@ojusd.org or 847-3007. The following is the second half list of recipients; the ...

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 attending the Sober Grad Night party.

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 you must work and not just a little, one must work hard to achieve their 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 teammates returned to Oakdale with medals in the following categories (front to back): Magnolia Ferguson-Rice, Scholastic Bronze in Fine Arts; Jessica Garcia, Honors Fourth in Fine Arts; Cael Black, Honors Fifth in Essay and Language Literature; John Creech, Varsity Bronze Speech, Varsity Fourth Science and Varsity Fourth Mathematics.

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 event. Ferrier Joe Terra spoke with Melissa Clark's third grade class on the art and livelihood of horse shoeing, while some students braved the rain to give roping a whirl. Second grade teacher Heather Ellis and her students observed the demonstration presented by Redline K-9.

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 7, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Modesto Junior College Track & Field. Sponsored by the Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE), Education Foundation of Stanislaus County and Sutter Health, the public is invited to attend. Admission and parking are free.

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 audiences singing its praises.

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 (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.

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 the selection of four as 2016 Stanislaus County Teachers of the Year at a Rotary luncheon on May 3 at the DoubleTree Hotel at noon. The four selected as Teachers of the Year will each receive a $1,000 cash award from the Modesto Rotary Club Foundation and a $700 Nasco gift card. Mocse Credit Union also sponsors the event and provides funding for the awards, decorations and lunch for the student entertainers.

April 27, 2016 | | Education


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School Board Approves 2016-17 Conduct Code

Parents, students, as well as staff of the Oakdale Joint Unified School District will find a few timely changes in the way of the Student ...

June 29, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


OJUSD Looks To Future Budget And Spending

Developers are going to need to pay a bit more per square foot in order to support Oakdale schools.

June 15, 2016 | By TERESA HAMMOND | Education


Student Achieves 7 Years Of Perfect Attendance

Twelve-year-old Seth Ackerman doesn't hold the secret to wellness or exceptional health. The former Fair Oaks sixth grader does, however, hold a plaque and ...

June 08, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Hope Of America Honorees Feted

Kiwanis Club of Oakdale recently acknowledged Oakdale Joint Unified students with the Hope of America award. The Hope of America Award is given yearly to ...

June 08, 2016 | | Education


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