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Fourth Graders Begin To Examine Chinook

Things may seem a little fishy with Oakdale Joint Unified fourth graders these days, as teacher Krista Smith has begun making her migration to the varying school sites. Smith's migration, however, doesn't come by way of a fish snack cracker or a classroom pet, the salmon teacher spends two days of lecture time teaching the students about Chinook Salmon. As result of her teachings the students then travel to Knights Ferry to visit the Stanislaus River and learn further about the sea life in their natural habitat.

October 26, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


OJUSD Prepares For Annual Red Ribbon Week Events

Monday, Oct. 24 will mark the start of the Red Ribbon Week, nationally observed each year. The national theme for this year's event is "YOLO. Be Drug Free." The popularly used acronym YOLO stands for "You Only Live Once." Each of the OJUSD school sites has developed a plan for daily Red Ribbon Week activities around the theme.

October 19, 2016 | | Education


SPELLBINDING TRIO

Magnolia Bears were all abuzz last week as they competed in the school's Annual Spelling Bee. The top three winners for this year's event were, from left: Jackson Hammond, Third Place; Brooklin Werner, Second Place and Emma Frazer, First Place. Emma will now go on to represent Magnolia at the County Spelling Bee.

October 19, 2016 | | Education


School District Assessment Scores Show Positive Trend

It was a night focused on academia Monday, Oct. 10 during the Oakdale Joint Unified School Board meeting, as Assistant Superintendent Kristi Rapinchuk reviewed results and comparisons for the Spring 2016 Smarter Balanced Assessment System (SBAC) testing. The tests replaced the STAR assessment system as the curriculum has changed to Common Core Standards.

October 12, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Homecoming Hopefuls Ready For Spotlight

Homecoming Week will end with the crowning of new royalty on Friday night at the Corral. By the end of the evening, a new King and Queen, Prince and Princess will be selected for Oakdale. Candidates will be featured in Friday's parade and the winners revealed at Friday night's Homecoming game. Following are photos of the candidates.

October 12, 2016 | | Education


BEARS IN COMMAND

The newly elected Student Body Officers of Magnolia Elementary school are, from left: Logan Thomas, President; Maya Baza, Vice-President; Annie Albertoni, Secretary and Grace Constant, Sergeant-at-Arms.

October 05, 2016 | | Education


Junior High Begins 2016 With Modified Class Schedule

Oakdale Junior High School students are spending a bit more time in their classes this year. While the length of their school day has not been altered, their time spent in the classroom has. How? Simple, class time modification by way of reducing the schedule from an eight period day to a seven period day.

September 28, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Poet’s Corner

My Feelings

September 21, 2016 | | Education


TAKING CHARGE

September 21, 2016 | | Education


TAKING CHARGE

September 21, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


HONORED HAWKS

September 21, 2016 | | Education


School Board Highlights District Ag Achievements

Monday night featured a light agenda as Oakdale Joint Unified conducted the second board meeting of the 2016-17 school year.

September 14, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


ARTIST AT WORK

Aspiring artist and Fair Oaks Elementary sixth grader, Kenadee Martinez recently paid a visit to Apparel Graphics, left, to sign off on the proof of her art work. The Fair Oaks sixth grader submitted the winning art piece, right, for this year's Oakdale Elementary School Jog-a-thon T-shirts. Kick-offs for the Oct. 14 event were hosted at elementary schools this past week and students will now be seeking sponsorships. Kenadee's art will grace over 2500 shirts worn throughout the district.

September 14, 2016 | | Education


FOLLOW THE LEADER

Oakdale Junior High School Associated Student Body officers for the 2016-17 School year are, from left: Tyler Brown, President; Ronal Zucker, Vice President; Ashlynn Leibenson, Secretary; Jennifer Blanco, Rally Commissioner; Kate Wessling, Rally Commissioner; Mason Sekona, Public Relations and JJ Novotny, Sergeant at Arms.

September 14, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Poet’s Corner

(Editor's Note: This week, The Leader brings back a popular regular feature of several years ago, the poetic writings of local students. These poems were submitted through the GATE program; however, The Leader welcomes poetry submissions from all students at local schools, all grade levels. Not all poems submitted will be published; we will feature a few each time the Poet's Corner appears.)

September 07, 2016 | | Education


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

July 27, 2017 | | Education


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