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Whistle Blower Makes Stop At OHS

Even if you've never smoked in your life, it's still breathtaking to hear Victor DeNoble's story about taking on the multi-billion dollar tobacco industry. His story sounds like a good spy novel; thick black covered windows, rat murders, betrayal and FBI debriefing in an underground warehouse.

October 28, 2015 | | Education


Oakdale Spellers Ready For County Championship

Top spellers from area schools will compete in Stanislaus County Spelling Championships in November. The Elementary Spelling Championship, for children in grades 4-6, is slated for Tuesday, Nov. 3 at Gregori High School, 3701 Pirrone Road, Modesto. The Junior High Spelling Championship, for those in grades 7-8, is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 10 at the Petersen Event Center, 720 12th St., Modesto. Sponsored by the Stanislaus County Office of Education and Dot Foods, both events are open to the public and begin promptly at 5 p.m.

October 28, 2015 | | Education


Oakdale Joint Unified Rallies To Cause

Fences are decorated, ribbons are hung, bracelets passed out and Oakdale Joint Unified School District has once again embraced Red Ribbon Week. The annual event is held nationally every year during the last full week of October. The 2015 Red Ribbon Week runs from Oct. 26 to Oct. 30.

October 28, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Young Students Buy Into Campus Farmers Market

Selecting fresh fruits and vegetables were on the 'To Do List' for over 1400 Oakdale elementary school students over the past week. Food 4 Thought made a return appearance to Oakdale Joint Unified School District, stopping this time at Fair Oaks and Magnolia elementary schools. Cloverland and Sierra View elementary schools were visited in September.

October 28, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Another Impressive Start For Oakdale FFA Teams

Oakdale High School Future Farmers of America, had an outstanding evening last week as they were acknowledged at the Stanislaus/Tuolumne Sectional Opening and Closing Contest. The event was hosted Tuesday, Oct. 13 at Gregori High School in Modesto.

October 21, 2015 | | Education


SCARING UP DONATIONS

A few Oakdale High School S-Club members give their costumes a review and practice their Halloween 'scare or be scared' reactions as the group prepares for their annual Trick or Treat for cans event. The group will visit the Vineyard and Burchell Hill developments on Friday, Oct. 23 and the Oakdale Golf Course area on Saturday, Oct. 24 in search of donations to benefit local food cupboards.

October 21, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


11 states that spend more on prisons than on colleges

A new report by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences makes the case that state investment in higher education has fallen dramatically over the past decades. Many states are now contributing only a small fraction of the cost of "state" colleges and universities.

October 21, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


New British guidelines urge schools to ban these 6 sexist phrases

It’s official: Children in England should no longer be permitted to call each other “cupcake.”

October 21, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education


Special needs man asks student for a handshake. See why he didn’t let go

If you’re looking for a new role model, Godfrey Coutto may be a good choice.

October 21, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education


Red Cross Gold Country Region Gives Fire Update

The American Red Cross and many community partners and agencies continue to deliver humanitarian assistance to families in Calaveras, Amador, and Lake counties one month after two of the most destructive wildfires in California's history sparked. The Butte and Valley fires burned more than 150,000 square acres and destroyed more than 1,700 homes, displacing thousands of families.

October 14, 2015 | | Education


Little Legs Yield Successful Fundraiser

A mild fall morning would prove to be just what the Run Doctor ordered as close to 2700 elementary school students of Oakdale Joint Unified School District took to their respective fields for the annual Jog-a-Thon on Friday, Oct. 9.

October 14, 2015 | | Education


Q&A: How a neurosurgeon became an early childhood education activist after watching her young patien

Dana Suskind is a professor of surgery at the University of Chicago, whose speciality is cochlear implants that allow people who are born deaf to hear. She is also founder and director of the Thirty Million Words Initiative, also based at the University of Chicago. TMW researches programs that maximize the critical language development period of birth to 3 years old while helping to draw public attention to this critical phase of brain development.

October 14, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Some fraternities are under fire, but are all fraternities bad?

Both the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and the Alpha Phi sorority at the University of California Los Angeles found themselves under fire Thursday morning after hosting a “Kanye Western” party, in which partygoers dressed up in “baggy clothes, plumped lips and padded bottoms” and, in some cases, black face by way of charcoal, according to The Daily Bruin, UCLA’s student newspaper.

October 11, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education


Should grads be allowed to declare bankruptcy on student loans?

With presidential candidates like Hillary Clinton calling for an end to "the crushing burden of student debt," some higher education experts have begun to question federal policy that makes it nearly impossible to discharge student loans in bankruptcy.

October 11, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News National | Education


Academic kindergarten pressures continue to puzzle teachers and parents

Finnish kindergarten students don't even try to learn to read, noted Tim Walker, an American who lives and teaches fifth grade in Finland, in The Atlantic. Kindergarten in Walker's adopted country is largely devoted to play, discovery and socialization.

October 08, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


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Junior High Begins 2016 With Modified Class Schedule

Oakdale Junior High School students are spending a bit more time in their classes this year. While the length of their school day has not ...

September 28, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Poet’s Corner

My Feelings

September 21, 2016 | | Education


TAKING CHARGE

September 21, 2016 | | Education


TAKING CHARGE

September 21, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


HONORED HAWKS

September 21, 2016 | | Education


School Board Highlights District Ag Achievements

Monday night featured a light agenda as Oakdale Joint Unified conducted the second board meeting of the 2016-17 school year.

September 14, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


ARTIST AT WORK

Aspiring artist and Fair Oaks Elementary sixth grader, Kenadee Martinez recently paid a visit to Apparel Graphics, left, to sign off on the proof of ...

September 14, 2016 | | Education


FOLLOW THE LEADER

Oakdale Junior High School Associated Student Body officers for the 2016-17 School year are, from left: Tyler Brown, President; Ronal Zucker, Vice President; Ashlynn Leibenson ...

September 14, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Poet’s Corner

(Editor's Note: This week, The Leader brings back a popular regular feature of several years ago, the poetic writings of local students. These poems ...

September 07, 2016 | | Education


FARM FRESH

Oakdale students at Sierra View and Cloverland Elementary schools were recently visited by Food 4 Thought, LLC and treated to their Farm to School program ...

September 07, 2016 | | Education


Little School On The Hill Aims At Big Kindness Goal

The 2016-17 school year promises to be the 'kind' that Knights Ferry School students and staff may remember for years to come.

September 07, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


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