Monthly Archives: December 2017

What do you want to know about the School Finance Research Collaborative?

The School Finance Research Collaborative is a group of business leaders and education experts who agree it’s time to change the way Michigan schools are funded. Oakland Schools is playing a crucial role in the Collaborative and we want everyone in our districts to understand what the Collaborative’s goals are for completing this endeavor. Read […]

Oakland Schools has high priorities

Who we are Oakland Schools, one of 56 intermediate school districts (ISDs), was established in Michigan in 1962. ISDs are regional service agencies that offer support services to school personnel that are best delivered regionally, as measured by cost, size and quality advantages. Oakland Schools is an autonomous, tax-supported public school district governed by Michigan […]

Hankerson family’s praise of Oakland Schools Technical Campus – Southwest boils over

If there was a motto written to describe the Hankerson Family, who reside in Novi, it would be: “The family that cooks together, stays together.” In fact, Kevin and Tricia Hankerson describe cooking together as something the family really values, with Kevin doing most of the summer cooking and Tricia taking over the helm in […]

Oakland Schools ideology featured at MASB Leadership Conference

Oakland Schools was asked by the Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB) to give a special presentation at its Annual Leadership Conference Nov. 9-12 in Lansing. It was there Oakland Schools officials had the opportunity to explain to the approximate 60 attendees at the MASB meeting how the Oakland Schools Board of Education approaches decision […]

Oakland Schools Education Foundation to offer $50,000 in scholarships to local students

Due to the success of the Oakland Schools Education Foundation (OSEF)’s annual Scholarships for Success program in 2017, $50,000 in scholarship money will soon be awarded to students who attend Oakland Schools Technical Campuses. OSEF proudly offers the Scholarships for Success program to help ensure students at the Oakland Schools Technical Campuses can take the next […]

Oakland Schools Technical Campus – Southwest wins OCCRA finals third year in a row

Members of the Oakland Schools Technical Campus – Southwest (OSTC-SW) robotics team are celebrating after being declared the winners of the Oakland County Competitive Robotics Association (OCCRA) county championships Saturday, Nov. 18. The team consists of 18 students from both Notre Dame Prep and OSTC-SW. This marks the team’s third straight county championship. The two-on-two […]

Cabinet Corner: Technology Services Service Desk

Computer frozen? Phone not connecting? Is an Oakland Schools application not working? Getting the color spinning wheel of death? Here at Oakland Schools, there’s one place to call where any of your computer needs can be resolved: the Oakland Schools Service Desk. Robin Evenson, Service Desk supervisor, said the department, whose headquarters are located on […]

Employee Focus: John Kusku

Without knowing much about John Kusku’s private life, he already stands out as pretty extraordinary. You see, Kusku is a visually impaired math and science teacher at Oakland Schools Technical Campus – Southwest. “I have a degenerative hereditary eye disease called retinitis pigmentosa (RP). It causes me to have tunnel vision and night blindness,” Kusku […]

Student Profile: Carl Green

When you ask a soon-to-be veterinary technician student what his favorite animal is, you don’t really expect him to answer, “cheetah.” Unless you are speaking with Carl Green, who, ever since he entered the Agriscience and Environmental Technologies program at Oakland Schools Technical Campus – Northwest (OSTC-NW) in Clarkston, was dubbed positively by Kendra Gossett, […]

From Open Heart Surgery To Polar Excursion

I remember the first time I experienced an approaching Michigan winter. I say approaching as it was only November; the reality was to come. I had gone for a late afternoon walk and returned chilled and grumpy. My wife, who is a Michigan native, smiled bemusedly as I ranted through frozen lips about the extreme […]