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County’s ‘Come Back Kids’ Program Accepting Students

The Stanislaus County Office of Education will hold an informational orientation for individuals interested in learning how to earn a high school diploma through its Come Back Kids program. Come Back Kids (CBK) is a free, independent study program for adults (18+) who want to come back and complete their education. The orientation is an opportunity for prospective students to learn more about the program. The next orientation is slated for Monday, Jan. 30 at 2 p.m. at the Martin Petersen Event Center, 720 12th St., Modesto.

January 18, 2017 | | Education


Area Students Gear Up For Academic Decathlon

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 2017 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, "World War II". The public is invited to attend the culminating event, the Super Quiz and Awards Presentation, on Saturday, Feb. 4 from 1:20 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Central Catholic High School, 200 ...

January 18, 2017 | | Education


Knights Ferry School Expands STEM Education

The commonly known "Little School on the Hill" has jetted into the millennium thanks in part to the funding of a $25,000 grant received earlier this school year via the Monsanto Fund.

January 18, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


HOLIDAY DONATION

Fair Oaks Elementary students collected and donated close to 75 shoeboxes filled with "stocking stuffers" for donation at the Oakdale Center for Human Services. The shoeboxes were filled with a variety of items from games, art essentials, toiletries and more

December 21, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


School Board Gavel Passes To Shook

The gavel was literally passed during Monday night's meeting, as the Oakdale Joint Unified School Board met for its final meeting of the 2016 calendar year. The board unanimously seated Barbara Shook as President; Larry Betschart as Clerk and Mike House was named School Board Representative.

December 14, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


GENEROUS DONATION

Oakdale Joint Unified School District Superintendent Marc Malone, center, was presented with a check for $50,000 last week for the Oakdale School Farm. The check presentation was made by Oakdale Educational Foundation during their annual OEF Grant Awards Reception. The volunteer not for profit supports Oakdale schools at the classroom as well as district level via grants and donations.

December 14, 2016 | | Education


President Lincoln Pays Sierra View A Visit

Sierra View Elementary School Principal David Kindred always likes a good challenge.

December 14, 2016 | | Education


Magnolia Elementary Hosts Native American Museum

Magnolia Elementary's fourth grade students recently hosted their inaugural California Native American Museum. The museum displays were student made replicas of artifacts as part of their social studies unit on California's Native American tribes.

December 14, 2016 | | Education


Eggman Concedes Race To Denham

With over three weeks passing since the election for the state's 10th Congressional seat, challenger Michael Eggman has finally conceded, acknowledging defeat to incumbent Congressman Jeff Denham.

December 07, 2016 | | Education


OHS Seniors Earn American Heritage Scholarship Funds

A total of five Oakdale High School seniors were among the 19 Stanislaus County students honored last Thursday with monetary scholarships. This fall, 195 high school juniors and seniors from throughout the county participated in the American Heritage Scholarship Series essay contest.

November 23, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


MOBILE MARKET

Magnolia Elementary teacher Lauren Brown helps a student with spending her dollars wisely during the school's recent visit from Food 4 Thought, LLC. Each of Oakdale's four elementary schools is treated to a visit and a lesson by the company raising ag awareness during the school year. This is the second year the company has partnered with OJUSD to bring the lesson and concept to its elementary schools.

November 16, 2016 | | Education


OHS Career Center Aids Mustangs Reaching Out

There's a lot more going on at the Oakdale High School Career Center than the community may realize.

November 16, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


School District Seizes Money Saving Opportunity

It was a light night for school business Monday evening as the Oakdale Joint Unified School Board members gathered for their monthly school board meeting. The meeting was conducted at the OJUSD Technology and Staff Development Center as North Second Avenue construction is still underway.

November 16, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


OHS Literacy Center Offers Unique Opportunity

Proving to not be ones to rest on their laurels, administrators, teachers and students of Oakdale High School continue to seek opportunity in the area of academic growth. One most recent area of opportunity has come in the way of the Literacy Center.

November 09, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Area’s Top Spellers Headed To County Championship

Top spellers from area schools will compete in the Stanislaus County Elementary Spelling Championship this week.

November 02, 2016 | | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


Almond Trees Go In At School Farm Site

Steady progress continues on the west end of town as students, staff, administrators and volunteers work on the new Oakdale School Farm. The most recent ...

February 15, 2017 | | Education


TOP PERFORMERS

Oakdale High School band students were recently selected to perform in the Stanislaus County High School Honors Band. The County High School Honors Band is ...

February 08, 2017 | | Education


Junior High Royal Rams Set Fundraising Record

Oakdale Junior High School recently hosted its annual Royal Rams event. This year's festivities hosted 28 couples (56 eighth grade students). Proceeds from the ...

February 01, 2017 | | Education


Winter Homecoming Courts Announced

The Winter Homecoming festivities are planned for Friday, Feb. 10 at Oakdale High School but the nominations for royalty have already been announced. Following are ...

February 01, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


OHS Decathletes Aim For 17th Straight Win

There's a freshness and excitement to this year's Oakdale High School Academic Decathlon team which may surprise their opponents.

February 01, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


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