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Kids Get Bikes For Perfect Attendance

OAKHURST – As adults, we drag ourselves out of bed every single morning, even on days we’re not feeling ourselves, to get to work on time. As adults, we know that attendance matters, particularly with our employers. Now, imagine a child doing this every single day throughout the school year. At OES, fifteen children not only dragged themselves out of ...

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Favorite Crossing Guard Graduates

OAKHURST – Many young students who live close to campus have the opportunity to walk or ride a bike when school is in session. When those children walk or ride to Oakhurst Elementary School, for the past five years, they have been greeted every single morning by our fabulous Cross Walk Guard, Mrs. Jessica Sanchez. Yes, she’s the one waving ...

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Perfect Attendance Winners Ride Off Into Summer

OAKHURST – School may be out for summer, but it’s never too late to report on achievements. As adults, we drag ourselves out of bed every single morning, even on days we’re not feeling ourselves, to get to work on time. As adults, we know that attendance matters, particularly with our employers! Now, imagine a child doing this every single ...

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Kids Plus Animals Equals Earth Day At OES

OAKHURST – More than a billion people around the world celebrated Earth Day on April 22, the 44th anniversary of the annual day of environmental action. This year, 1st Grade students of Oakhurst Elementary School (OES) were part of the celebration, as Oakhurst Feed and Pet Supply held their annual Earth Day event, inviting our local kids to participate.

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Young Travel Agents Plan Yosemite Dream Trips

OAKHURST – Fifth grade students in Mrs. Robin Ward’s class at Oakhurst Elementary School (OES) experienced the thrill of public speaking when they took on the role of local travel agents, presenting their trip recommendations to a panel of adult professionals. Prior to the presentation on Friday, Feb. 14, Mrs. Ward spent hours developing this special project as a curricular ...

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Kids' Canned Food Drive Sparks Compassion

OAKHURST – Philanthropy is alive and well at Oakhurst Elementary School. Over the years, the students have participated in various philanthropic projects to give back to their community. Recently, we collected cans and other dry food items to stock the shelves at Manna House for the Christmas season. The students collected hundreds of items that were delivered to the Manna ...

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Yosemite Partners With Class of 2016

YOSEMITE – In honor of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, third grade students at Oakhurst Elementary School (OES) have been invited to participate in Yosemite National Park’s “Class Act of 2016” project for the next three years. Every national park has adopted a class of 2016 elementary school graduates and has developed a series of fun, educational ...

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Oakhurst Elementary's Lilly Field of Dreams

OAKHURST – There’s a new baseball park in town! It may not have the historical significance of Wrigley Field in Chicago or Fenway Park in Boston (yet), but it’s right here in in our own town of Oakhurst. Ted Lilly Park was dedicated on Friday, Nov. 1 as a tribute to professional baseball player, Ted Lilly, a well-known alumni of ...

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