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School District Seizes Money Saving Opportunity

It was a light night for school business Monday evening as the Oakdale Joint Unified School Board members gathered for their monthly school board meeting. The meeting was conducted at the OJUSD Technology and Staff Development Center as North Second Avenue construction is still underway.

November 16, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


OHS Literacy Center Offers Unique Opportunity

Proving to not be ones to rest on their laurels, administrators, teachers and students of Oakdale High School continue to seek opportunity in the area of academic growth. One most recent area of opportunity has come in the way of the Literacy Center.

November 09, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Area’s Top Spellers Headed To County Championship

Top spellers from area schools will compete in the Stanislaus County Elementary Spelling Championship this week.

November 02, 2016 | | Education


FIELD TRIP

Magnolia kindergartner Riley French is shown during a recent pumpkin patch field trip to Harris Moran Seed Company. The Magnolia kindergarten students enjoyed a morning of fall festivities and learning about the seasonal favorite for Halloween decorating.

November 02, 2016 | | Education


Cloverland Students Enjoy Hands-On Ag Learning

It may have been a rainy day on Friday, but that didn't stop the presenters from turning out and the kids from taking it all in as Cloverland Elementary hosted its Ag Day. Kids got to meet and greet some animals, learn about horseshoeing, try their hand at dummy roping and more. Plenty of pop-ups were in evidence, as the students and presenters tried to stay dry. Here are a few photos from the soggy, yet successful, event.

November 02, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Junior High Rams Ready For Red Ribbon Week

Oakdale schools are in the midst of observing Red Ribbon Week and the junior high had its kickoff celebration on Monday. Here are a few photos from that event.

October 26, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


FALCON LEADERS

Fair Oaks Falcons recently elected as the school's Student Council leaders are, left to right: Jessica Birchall, President; Brooke Wheat, Vice President; Jaxton Morton, Sergeant-at-Arms and Hazel Hunter, Secretary.

October 26, 2016 | | Education


Poet’s Corner

Diamond Poem

October 26, 2016 | | Education


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


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Elementary Kids Jog For Fun(ds)

The annual Jog-a-Thon for the elementary students in Oakdale was hosted on Friday morning, with the smoke from Northern California fires lifting to keep air ...

October 18, 2017 | | Education


Foothill Horizons Plans Dedication

The Stanislaus County Office of Education and Foothill Horizons Outdoor School will host a special dedication ceremony to commemorate the official opening of "Carl's ...

October 18, 2017 | | Education


Second Annual Color Run Sets New Record

The sky was colored blue, yellow, red and purple as over 700 Oakdale Junior High School students participated in the Second Annual Color Run on ...

October 11, 2017 | | Education


College Info, Application Workshop Offered By MJC

The Modesto Junior College Office of Student Equity presents "Sabado De Educacion," a free workshop to inform the public about educational opportunities and campus resources ...

October 04, 2017 | | Education


Fair Oaks Welcomes Ag Day Presenters, Visitors

From the furry friends to the smooth eggs on display, the chance to twirl a rope and do some dummy roping to getting an up ...

October 04, 2017 | | Education


DEDICATION DAY

Superintendent of Schools Marc Malone, left, was joined by Oakdale High School Future Farmers of America students as well as Agriculture Department leaders and a ...

October 04, 2017 | | Education


HELPING HANDS

Cloverland Elementary Student Council recently organized a Spirit Day fundraiser in support of the recent hurricane victims. Students wearing red or white the day of ...

September 27, 2017 | | Education


SWEET CHALLENGE

Oakdale High School recently hosted its Annual 100 foot Ice Cream Sundae Challenge for the freshman class. Over 100 freshmen participated in the event, finishing ...

September 27, 2017 | | Education


Student Librarians Are Hands On Helpers

Fair Oaks Elementary School has more than a new library and media center on campus. Thanks to the leadership and passion of Library Technician Geneva ...

September 27, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Stanislaus State Schedules Reflecting Pond Dedication

California State University, Stanislaus will dedicate its iconic Reflecting Pond to Dr. Marvalene Hughes, president emerita of Stanislaus State, at 6 p.m. on Friday ...

September 27, 2017 | | Education


Educational Foundation Dinner Set For Saturday

Oakdale Educational Foundation will host its annual fundraiser this Saturday, Sept. 30 from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. The event will be ...

September 27, 2017 | | Education


BEAR COUNCIL

Magnolia Elementary School recently elected its slate of Student Council officers for the 2017-2018 school year. Photographed left to right are: Maya Baza, President; Grace ...

September 27, 2017 | | Education


FALCON LEADERSHIP

Fair Oaks Elementary School has elected its Student Council officers for the 2017-2018 school year. Photographed left to right are: Grant Gardner, Sergeant-at-Arms; Presley Barnes ...

September 27, 2017 | | Education


COUGARS IN CHARGE

Cloverland Elementary School has elected its Student Council officers for the 2017-2018 school year. Photographed left to right are: Zane Thompson, President; Logan Daley, Vice ...

September 27, 2017 | | Education


Junior High Event Promotes Inclusion

With increased attention on bullying and loneliness in the schools, the Oakdale Junior High School Leadership Club sponsored an event Friday, Sept. 22 during both ...

September 27, 2017 | BY KIM VAN METER Special To The Leader | Education


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