By Brian Herman and Kaleb Fullbright Mr. Carry Frey is one of many new teachers to arrive at Oakdale High this year. He has only been here for a semester, yet he has plenty of memories of his new workplace so far. He is a special educator here, a man who constantly works with … More Comply With Mr. Frey
Shreeya Agarwal & Jessica Smith When the school year begins and students scramble to pick their new classes, many often find themselves in need of an art credit. Some of these students will turn to music courses, seeking a class with an easy curriculum. Ms. Sue Buxbaum, the newest addition to the Oakdale High School … More Oakdale Welcomes the Newest Addition to the Music Department!
By Sydney Carper Oakdale’s staff lost but also gained several members this school year. Mark Widmeyer is one of the newest teachers at Oakdale. He teaches math, algebra specifically. When Mr. Widmeyer started college he had not yet declared a major. He took several math classes because he thought he was good at math. Eventually, … More Dropping Math Fire with Mr. Widmeyer!
Carolyn Frost & Kiley King We’ve all had those boring history classes that seem to last for an eternity. The teachers drone on and on, yet you can never grasp the concepts. You’re stuck looking into your colossal, dry textbook for help, but still nothing seems to make sense. History classes were not like that … More Malagari Makes History Merry
By Tristan Tetlow-Ames Ms. Leslie Lemon is the new business teacher here at Oakdale, and she makes it her business to make sure her students have fun. She uses intriguing activities like skits and other assignments that make her students use their imagination. Senior Brian Herman says, “She does best with what she has, … More Welcome to Oakdale heaven, Ms.Lemon!
By Brenan Capicchioni and Dylan Utz Roger Rich is one of the new staff members this year. He was born near Ft. Worth, Texas. He has lived most of his life in Maryland, but spent seven years in Arizona before he ventured back to Maryland. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing at the … More Switch to Mr. Rich
Ellisa Dallimore & Max Casten If you are searching for a path to graduate, changing a tire that will make you late, or break your ankle and having to adjust a testing date, who are you going to call? Why, Mr. Jessyn Bishard of course! As an adaptable educator, Mr. Bishard has to be ready … More The Benevolent Bischard
By Madeleine Verby & Natalie Flynn Supervisor of the creative writing club, and disembodied-doll head enthusiast, English teacher, Mrs. Julia Showalter is one of the newest additions to Oakdale High School this year. Currently, she teaches English 11 and AP Literature and Composition, but will also be teaching a new Creative Writing elective that will … More Heads up! It’s Mrs. Showalter!
Justin Friday: Did you go to the volleyball tournament during 5th block the day before Thanksgiving? Between November and December, the Polar Plunge Team raises funds and has become a staple of the holiday season here at Oakdale year after year. For the Polar Plunge, students pledge money towards the Special Olympics and jump … More Polar Plunge
Justin Friday: Honor societies have always been important here at Oakdale, but in this time of giving we hold groups like the Rho Kappa social studies honor society close to our hearts. Rho Kappa is working with the Marines, to organizing Toys for Tots here in Oakdale High School, helping children in Frederick get … More Toys For Tots