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Trustees Approve Administrator Contracts

Two-year contracts for Oakdale Joint Unified School District assistant superintendents Barbara Shook and Terri Taylor were unanimously approved by the OJUSD Board of Trustees in an action at the July 11 regular meeting. The contracts are effective through June 30, 2013.

July 13, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


School District Names New Cloverland Principal

Cloverland Elementary School will see a new Principal this year. Larry Bonds has officially taken over the role, effective July 1. He was the unanimous choice to fill the role of a seven-person interview panel that included Oakdale Joint Unified School District Superintendent Marc Malone and Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum Barbara Shook, two elementary school principals, a teacher, an office staff member, and a parent.

July 06, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


Educational Tour - Students Experience US History On East Coast

Lessons learned from United States history books came alive when a contingent of three Oakdale Junior High School teachers and 40 recent eighth grade graduates made a non-school educational trip to the East Coast, covering Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and New York City.

July 06, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


OTA Gets New President

After serving for 10 years as the Oakdale Teachers Association president, Sierra View Elementary School teacher Linda Kraus recently stepped down. Noting that "it's time" to make room for new blood and to focus more on her other California Teachers Association project commitments and as council chairperson for the Stanislaus Service Center, which serves more than 25 locals, Kraus has passed the reins to fellow Sierra View teacher Stacy Graham.

June 15, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


Summer Work Projects In Progress At Schools

School is out for summer but the district's maintenance employees are getting the annual deep cleanings and special maintenance projects done while the students are on vacation.

June 15, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


Schools: No New Budget Cuts, For Now

For now, there are no new planned budget cuts for the Oakdale Joint Unified School District. Following a public hearing at the June 13 regular meeting of the OJUSD Board of Trustees, the board unanimously approved the 2011-2012 proposed budget.

June 15, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


Lifetime Honor - Optometrist Receives Teaching Award

Of all the accolades framed with pride on Dr. A. Lee Scaief's wall, the Oakdale optometrist, is most proud of the Merton Flom - the Big Kahuna of awards in his field.

June 08, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Education


Oakdale Graduates Walk Stage

The Oakdale Joint Unified School District held several graduation ceremonies over the course of three days, May 25-27, each hosted at Oakdale High School. Commencement exercises for Oakdale High School, Oakdale Junior High School, and Alternative Education schools East Stanislaus High School, Valley Oak High School, and Oakdale Charter High School hosted more than 700 graduates in all.

Check out the June 1 issue of The Oakdale Leader for more coverage and photos.

June 03, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


Graduates Celebrate, Prepare For Next Steps

The sounds of "Pomp and Circumstance" rang out for three nights in a row in Oakdale from May 25-27 to commemorate the graduations of more than 760 combined graduates from Oakdale schools. Members of the Oakdale Joint Unified School District Board of Trustees presented diplomas to the graduates at each event.

June 01, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


Oakdale Student Wins National Scholarship

Oakdale High School senior Serina Ahm has gone through an emotional and academic evolution over the course of her high school career.

May 25, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


Elementary Students Run, Jump, Throw At Contests

Magnolia and Sierra View elementary schools each recently held their own Track and Field Days to wrap up the school year with some fun and healthy competition.

May 25, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


Seniors Collect College Scholarships, Awards

Oakdale High School held its 43rd Annual Senior Scholarship and Award Night on May 10 at the Bianchi Community Center. Student Body President Elise Derby and Senior Class President Kailey Fisicaro served as the Mistresses of Ceremony.

May 25, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


Student Achieves Perfect Attendance

What's the secret to having perfect attendance from Kindergarten through sixth grade?

May 25, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


Oakdale Girl A National Inspiration

Oakdale High School senior Serina Ahm was recently named the sole winner of a national scholarship offered by Jostens Renaissance, an arm of the Jostens corporation.

The Jostens Renaissance motto is "What you recognize, reinforce, and respect gets results." Find out the results that came from Ahm's inspiring story of believing and achieving in high school in the May 25 issue of The Oakdale Leader.

May 24, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


OID Approves Money For City Pool

The City of Oakdale's swimming pool is going to be open for the summer. The Oakdale Irrigation District's Board of Directors approved in a 4-1 vote to give the city $71,500 for the Parks and Recreation Public Swim, Water Safety, and Water Conservation programs. Director Herman Doornenbal was the dissenting vote.

May 18, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


The value of being honest about what you don't know

Know-it-alls, people quick to correct someone else's error and offer random bits of trivia, should strive to be more realistic about their expertise, according ...

August 13, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Education


OJHS Rams Have New Administrators Take Lead

To the outsider looking in, little has changed on the campus of Oakdale Junior High since school recessed in May to start summer vacation. As ...

August 12, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


What is technology, our master or servant?

Our world seems to be awash in technology. Each day, some new device or app is marketed with so much glitz that Mark Twain might ...

August 12, 2015 | Taylor Halverson Deseret News | Education


The 20 colleges that will make your child the happiest

College can sometimes be a daunting place for new students. The New York Times reported in late July that the pressure to be perfect on ...

August 11, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education


2 more Philly teachers face charges in cheating scandal

As the Atlanta testing scandal earlier this year made clear, when schools and teachers are placed under heavy pressure to perform on standardized tests, some ...

August 10, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Why Chris Christie says teachers unions deserve a ‘punch in the face’

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stirred the controversy pot on Sunday, telling CNN anchor Jake Tapper that teacher unions deserved a punch in the face ...

August 05, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


North Carolina experiment shows promising early results on keeping best teachers in the classroom

Keeping teachers in the classroom by rewarding them with leadership opportunities and financial incentives can measurably improve learning outcomes, according to early results from a ...

August 02, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


New Teachers Report For Duty

With more than a decade and a hallway setting them apart, two of Magnolia Elementary's newest teachers do share one thing in common – what ...

July 29, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


OHS Student Attends Future Physician Conference

What arrived as a simple piece of mail addressed to Oakdale High School's Breanna Morgan, manifested itself into an amazing and eye-opening opportunity.

July 22, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Jones Travels Abroad To Teach Teachers

Like most Oakdale Joint Unified teachers, Magnolia Transitional Kindergarten Teacher Michelle Jones has been enjoying a little respite from her classroom setting and getting recharged ...

July 15, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


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