The annual Distinguished Young Women of Oakdale program will be held on Saturday, March 11, at 7 p.m. at Magnolia School Auditorium. Soroptimist International of Oakdale has sponsored the program for the past 29 years. Oakdale High School senior Annalise VanderVeen currently holds the title of Oakdale's Distinguished Young Woman.
The Stanislaus Community Foundation Scholarship Program offers financial assistance to Stanislaus County residents pursuing studies at an accredited college, university or vocational college through 18 different scholarships. These scholarships have been established by generous donors, including individuals, families, organizations and businesses from throughout the community.
As part of Youth Arts Month, the public is invited to visit the Student Art Showcase March 1 through March 30, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, at the Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE - 1100 H Street, 2nd floor). The Student Art Showcase features student work from preschool to advanced high school students across Region 6. The Stanislaus County Office of Education, SCOE, is at 1100 H St., on the second floor in Modesto.
Steady progress continues on the west end of town as students, staff, administrators and volunteers work on the new Oakdale School Farm. The most recent addition came by way of planting 13 acres with almond trees. The trees used were donated to the district by Burchell Nursery.
Oakdale High School band students were recently selected to perform in the Stanislaus County High School Honors Band. The County High School Honors Band is a combination of students from different high schools across the county. These students are considered the top among the county high schools. A concert was hosted at Modesto Junior College in late January. Photographed left to right: Taylor Nardello, Sophie Jones, Alyssa Forbus, Ben Miller, Ethan Brown and Jude Markel.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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
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.
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.