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County Offers ‘Come Back Kids’ Program

If you have found that not having your high school diploma has been stopping you from getting a job or attending college, Stanislaus Alternative Charter School, otherwise known as "Come Back Kids" was designed for you. The Stanislaus County Office of Education Come Back Kids School offers a rigorous high school academic program that is flexible, customized, and focused on the areas you need to help you successfully earn your high school diploma.

June 01, 2016 | By JULIE MOORE Special To The Leader | Education


Junior High Grads Take The Field

For Oakdale Junior High Principal Jon Webb, the class of 2016 will always hold a special place in his heart for they were the first class under his wing since taking the principal position last year.

June 01, 2016 | | Education


Renaissance Faire Transports OJHS Back In Time

Oakdale Junior High School seventh graders were recently treated to a different type of 'fair' as a Renaissance Faire was hosted on the campus.

May 25, 2016 | Nina Frisby | Education


Awards Night Hosted For Oakdale High Seniors

This week, we complete the recognition for Oakdale High School seniors, with over 150 of them honored on Tuesday night, May 3 at the 48th Annual Senior Scholarship Night. Close to $166,000 was reportedly awarded to the Senior Class of 2016 for their academic achievements, sports accomplishments, community club participation and college major educational endeavors. All student names listed as well as awards were provided to the Leader staff courtesy of Oakdale High School staff. Any discrepancies should be directed to Esperanza Gutierrez-Jackson at egjackson@ojusd.org or 847-3007. The following is the second half list of recipients; the ...

May 18, 2016 | | Education


Oakdale Plans Special Graduation Night Party

Members of the Oakdale High School Class of 2016 can celebrate their final night of high school together in a fun, safe, sober environment by attending the Sober Grad Night party.

May 18, 2016 | | Education


Watson Named 2016 Leo Volz Recipient

Oakdale High Senior Lauren Watson isn't afraid to dream. The 18-year-old, however, knows that to dream is not enough. To achieve one's dreams you must work and not just a little, one must work hard to achieve their dreams.

May 18, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


PENTATHLON KUDOS

Oakdale Junior High Pentathlon team members recently participated in the 12th Annual Stanislaus County Academic Pentathlon, marking its second year at the County competition. Four teammates returned to Oakdale with medals in the following categories (front to back): Magnolia Ferguson-Rice, Scholastic Bronze in Fine Arts; Jessica Garcia, Honors Fourth in Fine Arts; Cael Black, Honors Fifth in Essay and Language Literature; John Creech, Varsity Bronze Speech, Varsity Fourth Science and Varsity Fourth Mathematics.

May 11, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


RAINY DAY LEARNING

Chairs remained empty, as Magnolia Elementary students took cover from the rain under the E-Z Ups on Friday during the school's Annual Ag Day event. Ferrier Joe Terra spoke with Melissa Clark's third grade class on the art and livelihood of horse shoeing, while some students braved the rain to give roping a whirl. Second grade teacher Heather Ellis and her students observed the demonstration presented by Redline K-9.

May 11, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Corps Fosters Fine Art In Oakdale Schools

The final piece has been hung, as children throughout Oakdale Joint Unified District will rise this week in anticipation of their work being seen.

May 11, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Annual Harold Pope Junior Relays Slated

Young athletes representing 26 local junior high and middle schools are preparing to compete at the 69th Annual Harold Pope Junior Relays on Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Modesto Junior College Track & Field. Sponsored by the Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE), Education Foundation of Stanislaus County and Sutter Health, the public is invited to attend. Admission and parking are free.

May 04, 2016 | | Education


OHS Theater Prepares For Opening Night

The community of Oakdale is in for a treat, as the Oakdale High School drama department prepares once again for a musical which will have audiences singing its praises.

May 04, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Valley Charter High School Hosts Thursday Open House

Valley Charter High School's (VCHS) Open House is slated for Thursday, April 28 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the school (108 Campus Way, Modesto). The open house is an opportunity for all parents and prospective students to 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, leadership and club opportunities.

April 27, 2016 | | Education


Stanislaus County Teacher Of Year Finalists Announced

The Modesto Rotary Club and the Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) will honor the 2016 Stanislaus County Teacher of the Year Finalists and announce the selection of four as 2016 Stanislaus County Teachers of the Year at a Rotary luncheon on May 3 at the DoubleTree Hotel at noon. The four selected as Teachers of the Year will each receive a $1,000 cash award from the Modesto Rotary Club Foundation and a $700 Nasco gift card. Mocse Credit Union also sponsors the event and provides funding for the awards, decorations and lunch for the student entertainers.

April 27, 2016 | | Education


OJHS Team Prepares For Annual Pentathlon

Eleven Oakdale Junior High School eighth graders will be among a field of approximately 150 students on Saturday as participants in the 12th Annual Stanislaus County Academic Pentathlon.

April 27, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Knights Ferry School: Gold Ribbon Honors

While its campus may be small and somewhat unassuming, Knights Ferry Elementary School is achieving big things.

April 27, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


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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 ...

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 ...

April 19, 2017 | | Education


German Exchange Students Enjoy Time With OHS Families

By TERESA HAMMOND

April 19, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


4-H Speech Presenters Come Home With Gold

By MOLLY TERPSTRA

April 19, 2017 | | Education


OFFICER VISIT

Elizabeth Thompson, right, recently hosted a visit by Oakdale Police Officer Dan Taylor with her Special Day Class. The Fair Oaks Elementary School kindergarten through ...

April 19, 2017 | | Education


OJUSD Action Earns Reprieve For Taxpayers

Oakdale taxpayers are going to get a 'break' thanks to the due diligence and efforts of the Oakdale Joint Unified School District board of trustees ...

April 12, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


STUDENT HONORS

April 12, 2017 | | Education


Occupational Olympics Team Brings Home Victory

The Oakdale High Mustangs continue to show those outside of the district that there is more to their grit than athletic ability.

April 05, 2017 | | Education


Oakdale Color Guard Commands Attention

Spinning, twirling, dancing and marching might bring initial thought of frivolous or childlike behavior to most. To the Oakdale Color Guard however, add in music ...

April 05, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


OHS Aca Dec Collects Bling At State

The 2016-2017 season has officially come to a close for the Oakdale High School Academic Decathlon team, but not without a few memorable events.

April 05, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Oakdale Senior Earns Stanislaus County Honor

Oakdale High School senior Hailey Brown is not afraid to pursue her interests. The 17-year-old student was recently named as a 2017 Outstanding Young Woman ...

March 29, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


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