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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 a combination of students from different high schools across the county. These students are considered the top among the county high schools. A concert was hosted at Modesto Junior College in late January. Photographed left to right: Taylor Nardello, Sophie Jones, Alyssa Forbus, Ben Miller, Ethan Brown and Jude Markel.

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 event benefit the annual eighth grade field trip to Great America.

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 the selections for King, Queen, Prince and Princess.

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


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


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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


Welcome Reception Set For YCCD Chancellor

The Yosemite Community College District (YCCD) Board of Trustees has issued an invitation to the public to attend a reception to welcome the newly appointed ...

September 13, 2017 | | Education


Oversight Committee Members Sought For YCCD

The Yosemite Community College District (YCCD) Board of Trustees is seeking applications from qualified individuals interested in serving on the YCCD Measure E Citizens' Bond ...

September 13, 2017 | | Education


RAM LEADERSHIP

Oakdale Junior High School student council officers elected into office for the 2017-18 school year include, from left: Morgan Dietrich, President; Jackie Tennis, Vice-President; Kennadie ...

September 13, 2017 | | Education


Exchange Program Seeking Area Representatives

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is seeking individuals to serve as Area Representatives in the local community. ASSE provides academic year and semester exchange programs ...

September 13, 2017 | | Education


Flexible Seating Piloted In Magnolia Classroom

For visitors of Magnolia Elementary School, things may appear to be going off the grid by way of traditional seating and classroom structure.

September 13, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


New Purpose For School’s Multi-Purpose Rooms

Students of Cloverland and Fair Oaks elementary schools were treated to a special surprise as they returned from summer break earlier this school year. As ...

September 13, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


COME TO THE BARN

The property surrounding the grounds of the new Oakdale School Farm was quickly filled last Wednesday evening, as Ag enthusiasts gathered for the annual Oakdale ...

September 06, 2017 | | Education


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

August 30, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


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