Monthly Archives: March 2018

Tips for reading with your child

Before March is Reading Month comes to an end, Oakland Schools wanted to provide parents a few tips for reading to your child(ren).  Build “book look” times into your child’s daily routine, such as after a meal or just before nap or bed. Children come to quickly cherish these special times with their grown-ups. Look […]

Student Profile: Matt Stachowiak, ACE graduate

In early 2013, then Walled Lake Central junior Matt Stachowiak took a gamble that paid off dividends. He decided to enroll in the newly launched Oakland County Accelerated College Experience program, better known now as ACE. According to Jim Troost, ACE program director, the program was started to help students in Oakland County high schools […]

Employee Focus: Frank Costanzo, Culinary Arts educator, OSTC-SE

“Ever since I was little I had a passion for cooking. My grandma and I would always cook together. I have a deep joy for making people happy through food,” explained Kortinie Rollins, a 12th-grader and Culinary Arts student at Oakland Schools Technical Campus-Southeast in Royal Oak. Rollins plans to go to Schoolcraft to get […]

Cabinet Corner: Shared Services

Shared Services is pretty much the epitome of what it means to work for Oakland Schools. The whole purpose of the division is to provide assistance to school districts in Oakland County who may need help establishing internal controls, efficiencies or simply running the day-to-day operations of a business office. “Local districts right now are […]

First Oakland Schools Scripps Regional Spelling Bee worthy of n-o-t-a-b-i-l-i-a

Rahul Reddy, an eighth-grader at Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy in Pontiac, is the winner of the first Oakland Schools Scripps Regional Spelling Bee. After nine rounds, he correctly spelled notabilia, which, according to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, means “things worthy of note.” Annabella Evangelist, a seventh-grader at Our Lady of Sorrows School in Farmington, was the runner up. […]

The healthy habit of eating school breakfast

Skipping breakfast … we’ve all done it, especially when we start the day short on time with a long task list for the day ahead. As adults we know how skipping breakfast (including not drinking anything – like coffee or even water) feels – it can lead to headaches, the inability to concentrate, not to […]

Oakland Schools finds happily-ever after in canceled event

March is Reading Month is celebrated in classrooms across Oakland County districts. It promotes early childhood reading and aids in the Michigan Department of Education’s goal of every student reading proficiently by the end of third grade. However, anyone who has witnessed a child excitedly receiving a new book for the first time knows there […]