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Neal Gets Comfortable As Student Board Rep

The week of Aug. 8, 2016 will likely be remembered as one of 'firsts' for Oakdale High School senior Autumn Neal.

August 10, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education

Magnolia Elementary School Welcomes New Vice Principal

As Oakdale youth busy themselves searching for shoes, backpacks and supplies, Oakdale Joint Unified School District administrators and staff are equally busy on their respective campuses. Each of the four elementary schools, as well as Oakdale Junior High, will welcome new administrators to their sites to start the 2016-17 school year. Classes resume for all students on Wednesday, Aug. 10.

August 03, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education

Application Creation Event Offered To Local Students

U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) has announced the opening of California's 10th District Congressional App Challenge. This challenge invites middle and high school students to compete with peers to create and showcase their software application, or "app," for mobile, tablet or computer devices on a platform of their choice. The best app will be displayed in an exhibit in the U.S. Capitol. Submissions will be accepted until midnight on Nov. 2, 2016 and will be judged by a panel of local judges. The 10th District's winner will be announced during the week of Dec. 5, 2016.

July 27, 2016 | | Education

Watson Earns Golden 1 Credit Union Scholarship

Oakdale High School graduate and this year's Leo Volz recipient Lauren Watson was recently selected as a recipient of the 2016 Golden 1 Credit Union scholarship.

July 27, 2016 | | Education

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 Conduct Code for the 2016-17 school year.

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 the honor of being acknowledged for zero days of absence or tardies during his seven years of attendance at the elementary school.

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 students for academic achievement, citizenship and leadership. The following students were recognized with this honor with a plaque by Kiwanis members during awards ceremonies at their respective school sites.

June 08, 2016 | | Education

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 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

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OJUSD Prepares For Annual Red Ribbon Week Events

Monday, Oct. 24 will mark the start of the Red Ribbon Week, nationally observed each year. The national theme for this year's event is ...

October 19, 2016 | | Education


Magnolia Bears were all abuzz last week as they competed in the school's Annual Spelling Bee. The top three winners for this year's ...

October 19, 2016 | | Education

School District Assessment Scores Show Positive Trend

It was a night focused on academia Monday, Oct. 10 during the Oakdale Joint Unified School Board meeting, as Assistant Superintendent Kristi Rapinchuk reviewed results ...

October 12, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education

Homecoming Hopefuls Ready For Spotlight

Homecoming Week will end with the crowning of new royalty on Friday night at the Corral. By the end of the evening, a new King ...

October 12, 2016 | | Education


The newly elected Student Body Officers of Magnolia Elementary school are, from left: Logan Thomas, President; Maya Baza, Vice-President; Annie Albertoni, Secretary and Grace Constant ...

October 05, 2016 | | Education

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


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