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College Career Corner


To help Golden Oak students realize future college and career goals we focus our efforts and provide resources such as U-Planit to educate and encourage our students in their college endeavors. Each week at Golden Oak is College Career Wednesday.

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Dream Big
and Work Hard!

Digital Literacy

Free eBooks and Audio Books!


Access the Golden Oak Elementary Library Media Center and access ebooks and audiobooks from any internet connected device. Search your library OPAC to find out what is available by following these English or Spanish instructions.

If you have questions contact the District Librarian.

Tiger Moments from 2014-2015!

"Golden Oak Elementary School - Home Of The Tigers."

Hot Off The Press!

The September-October edition of the Golden Oak Principal's Newsletter is packed with information about the GRRRREAT things happening at our school.  Check for information about what is happening in each grade level as well as PTO activities, resources, reading tips and important dates. 

Available in English and Spanish!

Upcoming Events at Golden Oak:


October 5 | Picture Day - SMILE!

October 9 | End of First Quarter

October 12-16 | Parent/Teacher Conferences



October 23 | Golden Oak PTO Carnival

Today: 10/8/15

Welcome Back, Golden Oak Tigers!

Golden Oak Ambassadors

Some of the first faces you will see when arriving to Golden Oak in the morning are those of our Ambassadors. They do a GRRRREAT job of helping parents drop of their children safely and efficiently as well as keeping hundreds of students entering our campus organized and safe. Thank you for modeling what it means to be a Golden Oak Tiger by being Responsible, Respectful and Safe.  We appreciate you!

Band Corner

Mr. Gross would like us to recognize our GO Band Student of the Week. Congratulations to Vanessa Alvarez. Her skills, enthusiasm and effort are "over the top" and a great example of what a band student should be. Keep up the great work!


Golden Oak Elementary School lies in the western section of the City of Shafter and serves students in grades kindergarten through six. Originally named Richland Primary School, the students at the school participated in choosing the current name, Golden Oak Elementary School. The school operates on a traditional school calendar. Golden Oak Elementary School is committed to providing a strong instructional program for all students to ensure excellence in education.

Mission Statement

Golden Oak Elementary at Lerdo and Wall adheres to the premise that all children can learn. It is our belief that student success is based upon the collaborative efforts of all segments of the school community including administration, teachers, support staff, and the community at large. Our mission is to foster the mental, physical, social, and emotional growth of all students by promoting excellence through meaningful, standards-based instruction and providing a nurturing school environment that support the development of positive self-image and social consciousness that will lead toward productive, responsible citizenship.


Six Pillars Of Character



Be honest * Don't deceive, cheat or steal * Be reliable - do what you say you'll do * Have the courage to do the right thing * Build a good reputation * Be loyal - stand by your family, friends and country


Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule * Be tolerant of differences * Use good manners, not bad language * Be considerate of the feelings of others * Don't threaten, hit or hurt anyone * Deal peacefully with anger, insults and disagreements


Do what you are supposed to do * Persevere: keep on trying! * Always do your best * Use self-control * Be self-disciplined * Think before you act - consider the consequences * Be accountable for your choices


Play by the rules * Take turns and share * Be open-minded; listen to others * Don't take advantage of others * Don't blame others carelessly


Be kind * Be compassionate and show you care * Express gratitude * Forgive others * Help people in need


Do your share to make your school and community better * Cooperate * Stay informed; vote * Be a good neighbor * Obey laws and rules * Respect authority * Protect the environment