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Young Rams Enjoy Club Rush Opportunity

Seventh and eighth graders at Oakdale Junior High School had the chance to learn more about the on campus clubs, service organizations, sports teams and more during the 'Club Rush' event offered during the lunch period on Friday, Aug. 25. This was a new event for the junior high and drew plenty of participants to see the wide variety of opportunities to get involved with at the school.

August 30, 2017 | | Education


New Program At Stan State

Stanislaus State (CSU Stanislaus) in Turlock has received a grant from California Humanities to stage 'Native Voices: Stories from the Indian Boarding School,' a live performance by the contemporary theatre group Native Voices. Based on first-person narratives, videos, and historical documents, this collection of stories depicts the reality and repercussions of the American Indian boarding school system from the late 1800s to the present whose motto was "Kill the Indian and save the man." The performances are Sept. 20 in Modesto and Sept. 21 on the Stan State campus.

August 30, 2017 | | Education


Freshman Leaders

Elections were conducted and tallied early in the school year to ensure the Class of 2021 is represented within the Oakdale Student Body. Freshmen class officers, photographed left to right, include: Jenna McLenson, President; Morgan Gravatt, Vice President; Charlotte Liekhus, Secretary and Madison Hoffman, Treasurer.

August 30, 2017 | | Education


New Officers Ready To Lead OHS Classes

The new slates of class officers, from incoming freshmen to the seniors in the Class of 2018, have been selected and are on the job at Oakdale High School. The student leaders have been charged with guiding their classes through a successful school year.

August 30, 2017 | | Education


Brown Joins Stanislaus County Leadership Academy

Stanislaus County Leadership Academy will be hosting its first class meeting at the Petersen Event Center in Rooms 1 and 2, at 720 12th St., Modesto, on Friday, Sept. 8. This first class will bring together 30 students representing 18 individual high schools throughout Stanislaus County who were chosen after a rigorous interview process. The class includes Oakdale High School student Ethan Brown.

August 30, 2017 | | Education


OHS: Positive Growth From The Ground Up

The Oakdale High School Ag program has been getting a bit more attention as of late. While for the students privy to the program during the past handful of years, the notoriety comes honestly and earned – the program growth seems imminent. Most especially so as Oakdale Joint Unified completes Phase 1 of the Oakdale School Farm, situated on the northwest end of town.

August 30, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Knights Ferry School Benefits From Community Volunteerism

Community spirit and volunteerism is alive and well in the community of Knights Ferry. This continues to become apparent each year as the start of school lingers and this year was no different.

August 23, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Central Valley Veterans History Project Launched

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) recently published the first in a series of short video clips from interviews he conducted for the Library of Congress' Veterans History Project. The video, shared on Rep. Denham's Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages, is also the inaugural post in his Thank-A-Vet Thursday social media initiative.

August 23, 2017 | | Education


New Student Member Joins OJUSD Board

Russell Pabalan is prepared to have a busy senior year with his extensive involvement in athletics, academics, leadership, music, and most recently, his newfound position as the Student Board Member on the Oakdale Joint Unified School District's board of trustees for the 2017-2018 school year.

August 16, 2017 | By AUTUMN NEAL Leader Correspondent | Education


School District Gains Focus To Aid At-Risk Students

As is customary, the first school board meeting of Oakdale Joint Unified for the 2017-2018 school year was short, yet information packed. Schools were back in session for the new year as of Thursday, Aug. 10 and the board members gathered for their first session of the new year as well.

August 16, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Oakdale School Farm To Be Open By Fall

By TERESA HAMMOND

August 16, 2017 | | Education


Round-Ups The Order Of The (School) Day

Amidst the excitement of greeting friends, students getting ready to head back to school this week at Oakdale junior and senior high schools were busy on their respective campuses. From buying gym clothes to finding their lockers, taking a quick tour of the campus to reacquaint themselves with classrooms – or see them for the first time – the incoming seventh through 12th grade students reported for their Round-Ups over a couple of days this past week.

August 09, 2017 | | Education


Summer Session Wraps Up Just Before School Year

Though school is just on the horizon for most local students, a few went above and beyond to participate in an extra learning program these last weeks of summer.

August 09, 2017 | By AUTUMN NEAL Leader Correspondent | Education


Careers In Education Session Scheduled

Educational employment opportunities are soaring in Stanislaus County and the Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) is hosting a Careers in Education Day and Substitute Teacher Recruitment Job Fair on Saturday, Aug. 12. The event is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Martin Petersen Event Center, 720 12th St., Modesto. This free event will provide information to those interested in learning how to become a professional educator in California as a credentialed or substitute teacher.

August 02, 2017 | | Education


Get On-Line

In efforts to stream line paperwork for parents as well as staff, Oakdale Joint Unified has extended the Aeries Student Information System to all grade levels, effective this 2017-2018 school year. In addition to the parent portal, Data Confirmation is now available for update on-line. A workshop complete with laptops and staff has been in place this week to aide parents with set-up of one or both of the on-line services.

July 27, 2017 | | Education


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MJC Sends Agriculture Students To Competition

Modesto Junior College sent a team of six students to compete in the annual Young Farmers and Ranchers Discussion Meet contest in Anaheim on Dec ...

December 13, 2017 | | Education


Winners Of Congressional App Challenge Announced

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) recently announced Haiying Zeng and Divya Katyal of Elizabeth Ustach Middle School in Modesto as the California 10th District ...

December 06, 2017 | | Education


Oakdale Charter Reaches Out With Helping Hands

Students of Oakdale Charter are getting into the holiday spirit of giving back. Late last week approximately eight students of the charter school along with ...

December 06, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


STYLISH STAFF

Oakdale High School teachers recently sported their old school Letterman jackets and sweaters. The annual event is hosted to encourage students to get involved in ...

December 06, 2017 | | Education


Leadership Academy Hosts Education Day

Stanislaus County Leadership Academy is partnering with Leadership Modesto on Friday, Dec. 8 for Education Day. Students taking part in the countywide program will meet ...

December 06, 2017 | | Education


Neal Earns Biola University Scholarship

Autumn Neal, a freshman at Biola University and resident of Oakdale, was among 153 incoming freshmen who received one of the college's highest scholarships ...

November 22, 2017 | | Education


Two Rams Medal At Spelling Bee

Oakdale Junior High students Jessica Birchall and Cooper Herrington represented Oakdale Joint Unified School District well during the 2017-2018 Junior High Spelling Championship hosted earlier ...

November 22, 2017 | | Education


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