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Academic Greatness Continues To Shine

The Stanislaus County Academic Decathlon Trophy has once again returned to the Oakdale High School campus, back in Mustang territory. For the 16th consecutive year Oakdale's Aca Dec team has proven what some may deny, Oakdale students are driven well beyond the sports playing field.

February 10, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Leadership Academy Youths To Participate In Media Day

Students participating in the Stanislaus County Leadership Academy will meet on Friday, Feb. 5 for Media Day. Students will learn about the media from Never Boring before they hear strategies for future employment branding from E & J Gallo executives. Students will also learn about social media dangers and digital citizenship. The day will conclude with tips for dealing with the media along with hands on practical applications.

February 03, 2016 | | Education


OJUSD Approves Increases For Staff

Oakdale Joint Unified School District Board, teachers and classified staff have settled contracts. On Monday, Feb. 1 during its monthly scheduled meeting, contracts for all district employees, as well as salary increases for management, classified positions and board compensation were approved.

February 03, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Aca Dec Team Pursues Trophy For 16th Year

The Oakdale High School Academic Decathlon team has been the reigning Stanislaus County Champions for as long as some team members have been alive. That's a tall order to maintain; the nine member competing team, however, shared they are up to the task.

February 03, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


OHS Teen Dancer Lands Scholarship Opportunity

Oakdale High School freshman Anthony Reynoso won't be found making his mark on the baseball diamond of OHS, nor will he be found on the track or tennis court.

January 27, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Stanislaus County Students Prepare For Music Festival

Community members are invited to attend the Stanislaus County Music Festival on Friday, Jan. 29 and Saturday, Jan. 30 at the Modesto Junior College Auditorium. The festival kicks off at 7 p.m. on Friday with the high school and junior high school Honor Choir. At 2 p.m. on Saturday, the high school and junior high school Honor Orchestra will perform, with the festival concluding Saturday evening with the high school and junior high school Honor Band performing at 7 p.m. There is no charge for admission.

January 27, 2016 | | Education


School District Boundary Study Results Released

After several months of review and data collection by an outside source, findings and recommendations are back concerning the Oakdale Joint Unified School District, OJUSD, Boundary Study.

January 27, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Fair Oaks Elementary Gets Green Light for Donation

Just months after its completion for use, the Fair Oaks Elementary School multi-purpose room is getting a new addition.

January 20, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Educational Technology Conference Scheduled

The Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) is hosting the 17th Annual Educational Technology Conference (ETC) 2016 on Feb. 27 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at California State University Stanislaus (CSUS) One University Circle, Turlock. The ETC 2016 conference is a professional development opportunity for integrating technology into education. A wide variety of sessions will be offered that demonstrate how technology can support student achievement. Sessions are geared to teachers, administrators, support staff, IT professionals, technology coordinators and pre-service educators.

January 20, 2016 | | Education


Students Gear Up For Annual Academic Decathlon Contest

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 2016 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, "India."

January 20, 2016 | | Education


Homecoming Week In Full Swing

Tuesday, Jan. 19 marked the beginning of Winter Homecoming Week at Oakdale High School. The theme for the week is "Mustangs Out of This Universe." Activities will include theme days as well as a Class Theme Day on Thursday, Jan. 21. Themes by class for that day will be: Seniors - Hunger Games; Juniors - Harry Potter; Sophomores - Sky High and Freshmen - Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Friday will be Red and Gold Day and a rally will be staged during the lunch hour. Royalty candidates will be crowned prior to the Varsity Boys Basketball game at OHS Friday night. Following ...

January 20, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Resource Officer Position Renewed

Police presence will once again be in evidence for the student body of Oakdale Joint Unified School District campuses.

January 13, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


ROYAL RAMS

Oakdale Junior High will host the Third Annual Royal Rams Competition on Friday, Jan. 8 at Magnolia Auditorium. The show starts at 5:30 p.m. and admission is $5 per person. A total of 27 Teams, encompassing 54 eighth grade students, will compete in the categories of fitness, formal wear and famous couples. Awards are given by category as well as overall top three winners. Proceeds from the event benefit the eighth graduation Six Flags Marine World Trip.

December 30, 2015 | | Education


HONORED HAWKS

Valley Home students were recently acknowledged for their scholastic efforts at a Student of the Month assembly. Students honored were: Alex Stevens, Cody Bartholomew, Ashley Espino, Skye Braaten, Maria Alvarez, Scott Segraves, Dominic Gonzales, Raul Guerrero and Josephine Webster.

December 30, 2015 | | Education


Magnolia Enjoys McHenry Field Trip

Magnolia Elementary third graders took a ride out of town earlier this month as they made their way to Modesto for a quick field trip. The four third-grade classes were treated to tours of both the McHenry Mansion as well as the McHenry Museum.

December 30, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

June 01, 2016 | | Education


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