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HOPE HONORS

Oakdale Junior High School students Leilani Roper and Jordan Womack were recently named the recipients of the Kiwanis Hope of America award by the Kiwanis Club of Oakdale. The students were chosen for the honor based on their grades, leadership, character and caring for those around them.

May 17, 2017 | | Education


TAKE A TOUR

Knights Ferry School representatives of the Paw Prints Press, recently toured the Oakdale Leader office for an inside look at the local weekly paper operations. School Newspaper Advisor, Kimberly McCarthy accompanied the fifth and sixth grade students on their field trip.

May 17, 2017 | | Education


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


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OHS Aca Dec Brings In The Brass

Oakdale High School Academic Decathlon Team took back the Championship title at the 38th Annual Stanislaus Academic Decathlon earlier this month. The team has held ...

February 14, 2018 | | Education


OHS Reclaims Aca Dec Title

The trophy is back.

February 07, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Education


New Royalty Crowned At Winter Homecoming

Prior to the Oakdale varsity boys basketball game on Friday night, Feb. 2, Oakdale High School crowned its Winter Homecoming royalty. Starting off the festivities ...

February 07, 2018 | Dennis D. Cruz | Education


Hicks Earns California Kindergarten Association Honor

It has been 15 years since Deborah Hicks first began teaching kindergarten. The 22-year teaching veteran of the Oakdale Joint Unified School District was recently ...

February 07, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Flores Takes County Honor For Making A Difference

Chris Flores isn't one for public notoriety or acknowledgement. Now in her 14th year with Oakdale Joint Unified School District, Flores is the first ...

February 07, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Sierra View Embraces Kindness Challenge

A rather large lesson was learned last week at Sierra View Elementary School and it had nothing to do with scholastic or physical ability.

January 30, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Education


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