Monthly Archives: October 2012

PB & J: Simple, Sustainable and…Marketable!

The Business, Management, Marketing & Technology students at Oakland Schools Technical Campus-Northeast needed a hook to jumpstart their “Making a Difference” food drive effort for the Baldwin Center’s holiday boxes and the Lighthouse of Oakland County Food Pantry. The near universal student familiarity with PB & J offered up a creative call-to-action for campus and […]

An Open Letter to Parents, Students & Educators in Oakland County

From Dr. Vickie L. Markavitch, Superintendent of Oakland Schools, October 22, 2012 Good afternoon Oakland County parents, students and educators, You may have seen me quoted in recent newspaper articles (Oakland County school districts not happy with state’s labels and State slams Oakland Schools for wide achievement gap) or heard me say in my podcast (Losing […]

Health Sci Students Support Walk Against Breast Cancer

On the very chilly Saturday, October 13th, ten OSTC-NE Health Science students took time off of work and out of their weekend to represent Oakland Schools at the Oakland County Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at Oakland University in Auburn Hills. Making Strides is a powerful and inspiring community event that not only honors […]

Student Welders Help Re-open Belle Isle Aquarium

OSTC Students’ Welded Structure Displays Fund-raising Efforts Mr. Langdon’s welding students received their mission, and they chose to accept: create a sturdy, curved, metal display board capable of handling multiple tasks – and a school of fish. They didn’t have much time; their assignment needed to be finished and in place for the grand re-opening […]

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Parent Trigger Bill – A Shot in the Dark?

Unfortunately, both parents and teachers are being targeted… Yes, there are actually three sides to this political power struggle, and while parents and teachers think they are ‘versing’ each other for school control, both groups are getting played in a behind-the-scenes privateer chess game. What exactly is going on with School Choice / Parent Empowerment […]