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EQUIPMENT PURCHASE

Ball Corporation recently made a donation of close to $600 to Sierra View Elementary School for use toward Recess/P.E. Equipment. Photographed are: Matt Harris, Ball Corp. Plant Manager; Jonathan Gonzalez Mata, Brianna Swenson, Haley Perez, Sydney Pippin, Ashley Ruggles, Ball Corp. Plant Controller; and Sierra View Principal David Kindred.

May 24, 2017 | | Education


Retiring Teacher Linda Metcalf Selected For ‘Sunshine’ Honors

Oakdale Junior High staff recently selected Linda Metcalf as the recipient of the Joyce Reed Living Memorial Sunshine Citizen of the Year Award.

May 17, 2017 | | Education


Music Makers Entertain Appreciative Audience At OJHS

Oakdale Junior High students and those from all four elementary schools – Cloverland, Fair Oaks, Magnolia and Sierra View – came together for a special event this past week. They entertained a packed house at Oakdale Junior High, showcasing some newly acquired musical skills, with beginning, intermediate and junior high band performances.

May 17, 2017 | | Education


Brown Earns County Leadership Scholarship

Stanislaus County Office of Education's Prevention Programs Department recently announced that 30 students from throughout the county received $500 scholarships as they graduated from its 2016-17 Leadership Academy.

May 17, 2017 | | Education


OHS Art Teacher Packs Up Her Easel

It's been 40 years since Nancy Kern first set foot in a classroom to begin her career as an educator. On Thursday, May 25 the Oakdale High School Art teacher will report to her class one final time, as she concludes her 16 years serving with the Oakdale Joint Unified School District.

May 17, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


HOPE HONORS

Oakdale Junior High School students Leilani Roper and Jordan Womack were recently named the recipients of the Kiwanis Hope of America award by the Kiwanis Club of Oakdale. The students were chosen for the honor based on their grades, leadership, character and caring for those around them.

May 17, 2017 | | Education


TAKE A TOUR

Knights Ferry School representatives of the Paw Prints Press, recently toured the Oakdale Leader office for an inside look at the local weekly paper operations. School Newspaper Advisor, Kimberly McCarthy accompanied the fifth and sixth grade students on their field trip.

May 17, 2017 | | Education


COLUMBIA CALLING

Magnolia Elementary fourth grader, Amelia Waterman, top photo, examines a find while panning for gold in Columbia. The elementary school students were treated to a field trip to the historic mountain town recently. At side, fourth grade teacher Rachelle Savage was called upon to place her hands in the mining water and demonstrate its temperature. The ice cold water held treasure of minerals, gems and potential gold for Magnolia Elementary miners to pan for during their field trip.

May 10, 2017 | | Education


“Maker Hoopla” Offered

Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) will hold its first ever "Maker Hoopla" in Modesto on Saturday, May 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Petersen Event Center, 720 12th St., Modesto. SCOE's Maker Hoopla is a free, hands-on, family friendly event for elementary grade students to "learn through doing" in a social environment.

May 10, 2017 | | Education


School Board Session Sees Talk Of Bullying

It was a Monday night comprised primarily of first and second readings of budget and policy for Oakdale Joint Unified School Board members. With just one final meeting remaining in the 2016-17 school year, agenda items were generally uneventful in the way of general business. However, what was eventful was the 'Public Comments' portion of the meeting, which managed to occupy as much time as the overall agenda. Community members addressed the board with varying concerns, pertaining to their students and policy.

May 10, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Local Scholarships Awarded To Graduating OHS Seniors

A total of 288 scholarships were awarded on the evening of May 4 to graduating Oakdale High School seniors, hosted at the Gene Bianchi Community Center. The 49th Annual Senior Awards Night awarded funds to the tune of $184,000 to graduates toward future education efforts.

May 10, 2017 | | Education


HAPPY PLACE

A group of Oakdale High School Performing Arts students and chaperones, shown above, visited Disneyland for four days during the recent Spring Break school holiday. The OHS Show Choir was one of the park's featured guests. Below, the troupe showcased their talents for Disney visitors during a recent trip to the 'Happiest Place on Earth.'

May 03, 2017 | | Education


STANDOUT STUDENTS

Valley Home students were recently acknowledged for their scholastic efforts at the Student of the Month assembly. Students honored were: Skye Braaton, Seth Presant, Avery Combs, Brenda Garcia, Judith Juarez, Matthew Cooley, Emma Wucherer, Abram Arcos and Millie Cox.

May 03, 2017 | | Education


Valley Charter Open House

Valley Charter High School's (VCHS) Enrollment Kick-Off is slated for Tuesday, May 9 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the school (108 Campus Way, Modesto). The Enrollment Kick-Off is an opportunity for all parents and prospective students to tour the facilities and 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, video game design, leadership and club opportunities.

May 03, 2017 | | Education


AAUW Speech Winner Places Sixth In State

The American Association of University Women (AAUW), Oakdale Riverbank Escalon (ORE) Branch, sponsored another successful Eleanor Stem Allen Memorial Speech Contest, also known as the "AAUW Speech Trek Contest." Jane Griffith, an AAUW ORE Branch member, coordinated the local Speech Trek effort. This statewide contest is open to boys and girls, enrolled in public and private high schools as well as home schooled students and those enrolled through continuation high schools.

May 03, 2017 | | Education


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Robles Named Among Distinguished Top 10

Oakdale Joint Unified continues to maintain a presence throughout the state with its ever growing Agriculture program.

July 12, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


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