Oakdale High School (Maryland)

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Oakdale High School
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Location
5850 Eaglehead Drive, Ijamsville, MD 21754
Coordinates 39°23′42″N 77°18′36″W / 39.39500°N 77.31000°W / 39.39500; -77.31000Coordinates: 39°23′42″N 77°18′36″W / 39.39500°N 77.31000°W / 39.39500; -77.31000
Information
Type Public
Established 2010
School district Frederick County Public Schools
Principal Mr. Jeffrey Marker
Grades 9–12
Color(s) Black, Silver, White
Mascot Bears ("Oakie")
Website

Oakdale High School is an American high school located in Frederick County, Maryland, near the city of Frederick.

History[edit]

OHS Front Image
The main entrance of Oakdale High School

The school's building was built in 2008 to temporarily hold Linganore High School while Linganore's original building was being renovated. In 2010, the school opened as Oakdale High School with only ninth and tenth grade. In the 2011-2012 school year, an eleventh grade was added, and finally, the next year, Oakdale had in its attendance all four grades. The first senior class from Oakdale graduated in June 2013.

Oakdale's first semester in 2010 was rather dull, with little to no "school culture". Most students who had transferred from other schools complained about attending the school, referring to it pejoratively as "Oakjail". Some of the athletic teams lacked proper school uniforms, notably the marching band, who borrowed uniforms from Governor Thomas Johnson High School during its first year. Since then, the school has created a school newspaper called "The Paw Print", a daily morning announcement program, and all athletic teams now wear proper uniforms. Oakdale's mascot is "Oakie" the Bear, who appears at the school's athletic events. After two years of athletic victories, many students who had transferred from other schools began to feel a sense of pride in attending Oakdale High.

Dr. Seaton, the school's first principal, said at an orientation that the school's rivals are Tuscarora High School, Linganore High School and Urbana High School. All three schools are all in Frederick County and are in close proximity to Oakdale, however, with little school history, a main rival cannot be determined yet.

For the 2013-2014 school year, Oakdale has a new administration consisting of Mr. Jeffrey Marker as principal, and Ms. Burcker and Mr. Caulfield as vice-principals. This change was due to former administrators either being promoted to work in the FCPS Central Office in downtown Frederick, or being transferred to positions in other schools.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • On September 25, 2010 the school's marching band won the first trophy ever to be won via any school activity.
  • During its very first season, the Varsity Girls Soccer Team won the 1A State Championship against Mountain Ridge On November 20, 2010 at UMBC Stadium. The score was 2–1.
OHS Stadium Image
Oakdale High School's stadium.
Sport Championships Won
Boys Basketball
Girls Basketball
Cheerleading
Boys Cross Country
Girls Cross Country
Field Hockey
Football
Girls Soccer 1A State Champions - 2010
Boys Soccer
Boys Track
Girls Track 2A State Champions - 2013
Boys Indoor Track
Girls Indoor Track
Volleyball
Wrestling
Percussion
Marching Band
Color Guard
Baseball
Softball
Boys Swimming

External links[edit]

  • School Website [1]
  • Marching Band Website [2]