Oakdale is a great stem school with motivating teachers and staff. Theyi are so kind, considerate, and friendly. They truly have the childrens' best interest at heart. I can see my children growing socially also with the daily charater principles, they recite each day. I love helping out at the school. There's a policy on bullying to keep the problem at bay. They incorporate many different techniques of teaching and there is help if you need it. The Parenting Partnership course was outstanding, teaching parent how to work with children in many different aspects from supporting education, discipline, to even community activites. The start of the Mentoring program will bring more parents together to show the children how important they are and give them a sense of belonging and confidence for a bright future. I think the community certainly has an asset in Oakdale Elementary School.
Our daughter is a kindergartener at Oakdale this year and she loves it. Her teacher Mrs.Moore is absolutely wonderful and very motivating with praise, while still setting strict expectations. Also, the dragon dollar program is a great motivator for the children.
My children have gone to Oakdale for 5 years. Mr McVann is a superb principal who has been so kind in working with us over the years. My son has had problems in school since kindergarten and nothing has changed. All teachers say they don't know what to do with him and have never seen a child like him so that has been disappointing. Antoher issue I have is that there is very little time for excersize! They're in school for 7 hours and only get to move around for 20 minutes a day. Once mine are home they have so much homework along with other duties that there's little time left for playing.
My youngest son started going to Oakdale his 4th grade year, and all I can say is, if your child is 'lucky' enough to get Mrs. Smith (5th grade) count your blessings! She is the best thing to ever happen to him. There aren't enough great words to be said about her. My husband and I have wanted him held back almost every year because we felt like he wasn't ready to move on, but somehow she turned him onto learning and he is now on the 'A' honor roll for the 1st time ever! And my son will even tell you she is the greatest teacher around! Thank you so much Mrs. Smith.