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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


OJHS Pentathletes Earn Second Place Honors

Oakdale High School Academic Pentathlon Team proved the third time is indeed the charm as they captured a Second Place Overall Finish in the 13th Annual Stanislaus County Academic Pentathlon.

May 03, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Local Students Gear Up For Academic Pentathlon

Stanislaus County junior high school students are gearing up for the 13th Annual Stanislaus County Academic Pentathlon, including pentathletes from Oakdale Junior High School.

April 26, 2017 | | Education


Homer Tapped As Volz 2016-17 Award Recipient

Oakdale High School graduating senior Anne Homer will be facing numerous decisions in the upcoming months; how to pay her college tuition, however, will not be one of them.

April 26, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Every 15 Minutes Impacts OHS Upperclassmen

By TERESA HAMMOND

April 19, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Sierra View Coyotes STEAM’in Through School

By TERESA HAMMOND

April 19, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Knights Ferry School: Denim, Diamonds, Chromebooks

Students of Knights Ferry Elementary School will soon reap the rewards of heroic proportion volunteer efforts. Earlier this year the 'little school on the hill' hosted its 20th Annual benefit dinner auction. As result the event netted a total of $53,000.

April 19, 2017 | | Education


Modesto Junior College Plans 95th Commencement Ceremony

Modesto Junior College's 95th Commencement Ceremony is on Friday, April 28 at 6 p.m. in the Stadium on East Campus. A reception for MJC graduates and their guests is held immediately following the graduation ceremony in the Student Center Rotunda. Both the ceremony and reception are free and open to the public.

April 19, 2017 | | Education


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CLUB RUSH DAY

Oakdale High School recently hosted its annual Club Rush event. Clubs, athletic teams, military, as well as the local Oakdale Police Department, with representatives of ...

September 20, 2017 | | Education


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