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High School Car Show Revs Up Crowd

High School Car Show Revs Up Crowd

The parking lot in front of the gymnasium at Oakdale High School was abuzz with revving engines, creative parking, and throngs of students on Thursday, April 17. Read More
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Posted: Apr. 23, 2014 11:18

Columbia College Scholarship, Awards Celebration Planned

 

The Columbia College Foundation will host the annual Columbia College Scholarship and Awards Celebration on Thursday, April 24, beginning at 4:30p.m. to recognize scholarship recipients and donors. The public is invited to attend the event, which will be held in the Dogwood Forum at Columbia College.

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Staff Recognized For Saving Teacher’s Life

A group of Oakdale Junior High School staff members were recognized for saving the life of seventh grade science teacher Fred Yerzy in early March during the public comments portion of the Oakdale Joint Unified School District Board of Trustees regular meeting on April 14.

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Posted: Apr. 15, 2014 4:46 p.m. | Updated: Apr. 16, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Staff Recognized For Saving Teacher’s Life Comments 0 Comments
Students Recite At Poetry Café

Students Recite At Poetry Café

Cloverland Elementary School third grade teacher Cindy Bellinger and her students held a Poetry Café night at school on April 4.

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Talk Slated About Art Inspired By Science, Math

 

The Modesto Area Partners in Science (MAPS) will offer a presentation entitled “Art Inspired by Science and Mathematics” by Carlo H. Séquin, Ph.D., of the University of California, Berkeley on Friday, April 11, at 7:30p.m. in Sierra Hall 132 on the Modesto Junior College West Campus.

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Scholarship Lunch Sows Seeds For Future Ag Grads

Scholarship Lunch Sows Seeds For Future Ag Grads

With the emcee and both guest speakers alumnus of Oakdale High School, Mustang Pride was prevalent in the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce’s 41st Annual Oakdale Ag Scholarship Luncheon held at the Bianchi Community Center on Thursday, March 20.

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Open Enrollment For California Connections Academy

 

California Connections Academy @ Ripon, an online public school serving students in grades K-12, is accepting new students for the 2014-2015 school year during the current open enrollment period. Now in its second year of instruction, California Connections Academy provides high-quality, personalized online education to more than 500 students in Alameda, Amador, Calaveras, Contra Costa, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Santa Clara and Stanislaus counties. The school is now hosting free family information sessions—both online and in-person—with Connections Academy educators and staff to fulfill the growing number of requests for information.

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Island Theme Fundraiser For Music Programs

Prepare to be “shipwrecked” and party, island style.

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Learning In Arts Reception Slated

 

As part of Youth Arts Month the Stanislaus County Office of Education, in partnership with the Stanislaus County Alliance for Arts Education, is hosting a Region 6 Student Art Show, which includes Amador, Calaveras, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Tuolumne Counties. Students, parents, teachers and the Region 6 arts community are invited to attend an evening reception to celebrate Learning in the Arts on Tuesday, March 18 from 6p.m. to 8p.m. The reception will include a tour of the art exhibit along with music performances from local students and a presentation of teacher awards.

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Board Approves Spending Of Common Core $$

To implement the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), the Oakdale Joint Unified School District Board of Trustees approved the expenditure plan for it at the March 10 regular meeting. The district receives funds in a one-time allotment of a little over $1.05 million from the state and they may be spent in 2013-2014 and 2014-2015. The CCSS are required to be in place for the 2014-2015 year and the funds must be spent by July 1, 2015. As a condition of receiving the funds for implementation, the district is required to develop and adopt a plan explaining how the ...

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Posted: Mar. 11, 2014 3:41 p.m. | Updated: Mar. 12, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Board Approves Spending Of Common Core $$ Comments 0 Comments
OJHS Steel Band Performs At Band-O-Rama

OJHS Steel Band Performs At Band-O-Rama

This video shows the OJHS Steel Band's Tuesday night performance at the Band-O-Rama.

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Science Fair Slated

 

The Oakdale Joint Unified School District’s 31st Annual Science Fair is slated for March 10-13, at the Oakdale FES Hall on North Lee Avenue, across from Fair Oaks Elementary School.

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Posted: Mar. 04, 2014 3:12 p.m. | Updated: Mar. 05, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Science Fair Slated Comments 0 Comments
Oakdale Schools Celebrate Read Across America

Oakdale Schools Celebrate Read Across America

The Cat in the Hat was back to celebrate the 17th annual Read Across America Day, held on March 3. Read Across America is a program that focuses on bringing awareness and motivating children to read. The event is always held on or near the March 2 birthday of children’s author Theodor Seuss Geisel, also known as Dr. Seuss.

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OHS Eyes Regional Science Olympiad Prizes

OHS Eyes Regional Science Olympiad Prizes

More than 550 students representing area junior and senior high schools will participate in a day-long event that showcases their scientific knowledge on March 1.

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Board Moves Forward With Common Core

Preparing for the pending Common Core State Standards (CCSS) implementation was a primary topic at the Feb. 3 Oakdale Joint Unified School District Board of Trustees regular meeting.

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Aca Dec Team Brings Home Trophy

 

Oakdale High School won the Stanislaus County Academic Decathlon championship on Feb. 1, following two days of testing, speeches, and interviews.

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Aca Dec Team Eyes County Prize

Aca Dec Team Eyes County Prize

Oakdale High School has won 13 consecutive Stanislaus County Academic Decathlon championships and number 14 is at stake.

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Posted: Jan. 28, 2014 4:25 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 29, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Aca Dec Team Eyes County Prize Comments 0 Comments
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Say Hay - Making A Difference

Say Hay - Making A Difference

Janet Hay of the Oakdale Joint Unified School District will represent Stanislaus County in the 2014 State Classified School Employees of the Year Program in the Child Nutrition category, recently announced by the Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) and the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Stanislaus Charter.

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Posted: Jan. 28, 2014 4:35 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 29, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Say Hay - Making A Difference  Comments 0 Comments
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‘School Choice Week’ This Week

 

This week is School Choice Week in California and across the country. More than 440 events are planned across the Golden State, in addition to 5,500 events nationwide.

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Eighth Grade Parent Night Meeting

 

Parents of eighth grade students who will enter the ninth grade for the 2014-2015 school year at Oakdale High School are invited to attend the Eighth Grade Parent Informational Meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the OHS main gym.

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Valley Charter High School Hosts Open House

 

Valley Charter High School’s (VCHS) Open House is slated for Tuesday, Jan. 14, from 6:30p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the school, 108 Campus Way, Modesto. The open house is an opportunity for all parents and prospective students to meet students and teachers and to learn more about the programs offered in collaboration with Modesto Junior College and how to enroll for the current and upcoming school years. A robotics league match will be running during the open house. Spectators will be able to enjoy the excitement and view robotics opportunities for younger siblings.

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Students Prep For Future City Contest

 

Students from 10 Stanislaus County schools, including Valley Home School, and two Stanislaus County organizations will participate in the Stanislaus County Mock Future City Competition on Wednesday, Jan. 15 from 4p.m. – 8p.m. at the Petersen Event Center, 720 12th St., Modesto. The final round of the competition is open to the public and begins at 6:15p.m.

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Allergy Injection Act Starts In New Year

Starting Jan. 1, the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act (H.R. 2094) will take effect. This important legislation will help protect students with food allergies. The bill encourages states to adopt laws requiring schools to have “stock” epinephrine auto-injectors on hand, such as EpiPens, that are not prescribed to a specific student but can be used for any student or staff member in an emergency.

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Posted: Dec. 23, 2013 10:08 p.m. | Updated: Dec. 24, 2013 1:00 a.m. | Allergy Injection Act Starts In New Year Comments 0 Comments

OHS Care Closet Needs Pre-Holiday Stocking

 

Oakdale High School’s Care Closet, known as Veronica’s Care Closet, for less fortunate students is in great need of some re-stocking prior to the Christmas Break. The last day of school prior to the break is Friday, Dec. 20.

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School Board Learns About Social Media

A presentation about student rights, free speech, and social media responsibility was an educational topic for the Oakdale Joint Unified School District Board of Trustees at their regular meeting on Dec. 9.

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Posted: Dec. 10, 2013 4:32 p.m. | Updated: Dec. 11, 2013 1:00 a.m. | School Board Learns About Social Media  Comments 0 Comments
Salmon Study Spawns Learning

Salmon Study Spawns Learning

 

 

Chinook salmon returning to spawn in the Stanislaus River at the Knights Ferry recreation area offers an opportunity for Oakdale students to learn firsthand about the habitat and life cycle of the native fish.

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OHS Food Drive Slated

Oakdale High School’s Leadership students are hosting a canned food drive from Monday, Nov. 18 through Friday, Nov. 22. Students and staff can drop off cans anytime to room K-3 on campus.

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Valley Charter High School Hosts Open House

 

Valley Charter High School’s (VCHS) Open House is slated for tonight, Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 6:30p.m. – 7:30p.m. at the school, 108 Campus Way, Modesto. The open house is an opportunity for parents and prospective students to meet students and teachers; learn more about the school, the programs offered in collaboration with Modesto Junior College, and how to enroll for the current and upcoming school years.

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Posted: Nov. 12, 2013 11:53 a.m. | Updated: Nov. 12, 2013 12:30 p.m. | Valley Charter High School Hosts Open House Comments 0 Comments

Outdoor Ed Report Stirs Audience Comments

A report on the status of the district’s history of contributions and options on how it could contribute again to the sixth grade Outdoor Education program, also known as science camp, garnered pointed comments from Parent Teacher Club members, the Oakdale Teachers Association President, district administrators, and others at the Nov. 4 regular meeting of the Oakdale Joint Unified School District Board of Trustees regular meeting.

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Ag Day - Farm Learning Comes To School

Ag Day - Farm Learning Comes To School

Helping young students learn that the food they eat and the fibers they wear don’t come from the store, but that those things have their beginnings on the farm, is what Ag Day is about. With dedicated teacher organizers and supportive volunteer presenters, Fair Oaks and Cloverland elementary schools were able to bring the farm to their campuses on Oct. 25 at their Sixth Annual Ag Day Roundups.

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Valley Home, Knights Ferry Board Races Set

There will be races for the Knights Ferry, Valley Home, and Oakdale school districts’ board seats in the Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 Consolidated District Election.

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Posted: Oct. 29, 2013 5:19 p.m. | Updated: Oct. 30, 2013 1:00 a.m. | Valley Home, Knights Ferry Board Races Set Comments 0 Comments

School Board – Candidates Vie For Three Seats

There will be races for the Oakdale, Knights Ferry, and Valley Home school districts’ board seats in the Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 Consolidated District Election.

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School Board Members Get Earful From Public

Public comments seemed to dominate the agenda at the Oakdale Joint Unified School District Board of Trustees regular meeting on Oct. 14.

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Posted: Oct. 15, 2013 4:42 p.m. | Updated: Oct. 16, 2013 1:00 a.m. | School Board Members Get Earful From Public Comments 0 Comments
Pocahontas Production Opens Friday

Pocahontas Production Opens Friday

 

Oakdale High School Drama Club, under the Direction of Bryan Mills along with seniors Kalli Ford and Shauna Hodge, will present their version of Pocahontas this weekend at the Oakdale High School Theater on Friday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 6 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased at the business office or at the door if available.

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Substitute Pleads Not Guilty

Substitute Pleads Not Guilty

Appearing with his attorney for only a few minutes, Oakdale Joint Unified School District Substitute Teacher Bryan Thies pleaded not guilty on Monday to two counts of felony lewd and lascivious acts with a child under the age of 14 and three misdemeanor charges of annoying or molesting a child.

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Teaching Teachers About Tech

Providing meaningful technology support, learning, and community to teachers is the goal for the Tech Learning Community project, which is being facilitated in the Oakdale Joint Unified School District by Danesa (Jepson) Menge, a seventh grade Language Arts teacher at Oakdale Junior High School.

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Annual Tobacco Slam Training For Youth

The Stanislaus County Office of Education Prevention Programs Department, in partnership with the Stanislaus County Health Services Agency, California Youth Advocacy Network (CYAN), and Follow the Signs, will host the Ninth Annual PHAST Tobacco Slam training on Tuesday Oct. 1, 8:30a.m. – 2p.m. at the Martin Petersen Event Center, 720 12th St., Modesto.

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School Honors – API Scores Reflect Growth

Academic Performance Index (API) scores were recently released and Oakdale area schools performed well, mostly seeing increased growth in their scores from their baseline scores last year.

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Benefit Triathlon Saturday At OHS

The Oakdale High School “Get Amped” Club will sponsor the second annual Kim Stogdell Memorial Triathlon on the OHS campus on Saturday, Sept. 21, beginning at 5 p.m.

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Constitution Day Observance, Speaker At MJC

The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project will present a Constitution Day Observance featuring Stephen R. Routh, speaking on “The Congress, the President, and the Power to Make War” today, Tuesday, Sept.17 at 7p.m. in Forum 102 on East Campus, 435 College Ave. The event is open to the public and admission is free. Campus parking is available for $1 in student parking lots.

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Saturday Start Up

Saturday Start Up

 

 

It wasn’t exactly the way they planned it, but the Oakdale Youth Soccer League kicked off its fall schedule with a full slate of contests on Saturday, Sept. 7.

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Common Core Main Topic At School Board Meeting

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) were the primary topic of discussion and criticism at the Oakdale Joint Unified School District Board of Trustees Sept. 9 regular meeting.

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Nursing Program Facility Ribbon Cutting Planned

Modesto Junior College, Columbia College and the Yosemite Community College District will hold a Redbud Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 3p.m. in the Redbud Building at Columbia College, 11600 Columbia College Drive, Sonora. The ceremony will be teleconferenced to Glacier Hall on MJC’s West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Ave., Modesto. Both event sites are open to the public and will offer light refreshments. Self-guided tours of Redbud will also be available following the ribbon cutting.

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Posted: Sep. 03, 2013 12:59 p.m. | Updated: Sep. 03, 2013 1:30 p.m. | Nursing Program Facility Ribbon Cutting Planned Comments 0 Comments

Elementary Band Signups Tonight

 

Signups for Beginning or Advanced Elementary Band in the Oakdale Joint Unified School District takes place tonight, Tuesday, Aug. 27, from 6p.m. to 8p.m. at Sierra View Elementary School, 1323 East J St., Oakdale. The signups are for fifth and sixth graders throughout the entire school district.

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Schools Getting Handle On Gender Access Law

In California schools, a student’s gender identity, not their biological sex, will determine whether or not they participate in girls or boys activities and sports, as well as which restroom they use due to a bill recently signed into law.

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STAR Test Scores Released

 

The California Department of Education recently released the percentages of students who scored proficient or above  across the state on 2013 Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) tests.

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Outdoor Education Discussed

The Outdoor Education Program, also known as sixth grade science camp, was the subject of a report and public comments at the Oakdale Joint Unified School District Board of Trustees regular meeting on Aug. 12.

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Back To The Books – School Is In Session

Back To The Books – School Is In Session

This week represents the first full week of school – it started Aug. 8 – and the enrollment numbers in the Oakdale Joint Unified School District are still fluid, moving up and down.

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Governor Signs Transgender Students Bill Into Law

 

Today, Aug. 12, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the historic and controversial School Success and Opportunity Act into law. Assembly Bill 1266 – which goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2014 – was authored by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano and passed the California State Senate and Assembly earlier this summer.

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Round Ups Corral Students For Start Of School

Round Ups Corral Students For Start Of School

 

 

Class schedules, textbooks, PE clothes, student I.D. photos, senior portraits, hearing tests, early yearbook purchases and more were on the checklists of students who attended the high school and junior high Round Ups in Oakdale this year.

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