Monthly Archives: May 2018

Oakland Schools’ Scholarships for Success Gala Dinner raises over $90,000 for career tech students

The second annual Oakland Schools’ Scholarships for Success Gala Dinner raised $91,000, which will be used to help current Oakland Schools Technical Campus students to attend college, trade school or participate in an apprenticeship. “These scholarships provide life-changing opportunities for the recipients,” said Oakland Schools’ Superintendent Dr. Wanda Cook-Robinson. “I am happy to see so […]

Retirees Teach Skilled Trades in their Second Careers

Last week, three Oakland Schools Technical Campus teachers were featured in General Motors’ GM Retiree Update. Read more about how these men have used their real-world careers to inspire today’s youth. There’s a significant shortage of skilled tradespeople in Michigan to work in emerging industries like advanced manufacturing, but four GM retirees are helping tackle […]

The best of Oakland Schools’ educators recognized

On April 30, 66 teachers were honored by Oakland Schools and the Oakland Schools Education Foundation (OSEF) for being nominated as an Oakland County Outstanding Teacher of the Year. Annually, the Oakland Schools Education Foundation encourages Oakland County school districts to nominate educators for Teacher of the Year. The nominees are then screened by a […]

Oakland Schools’ Bob Moore named as Business Official of the Year

Moore first business person in Michigan to receive two back-to-back awards from MSBO Robert Moore, deputy superintendent of Finance & Operations for Oakland Schools, has recently been honored with the 2018 School Business Official of the Year Award from the 3,000-member Michigan School Business Officials (MSBO), a nonprofit corporation which works to serve many interests […]

Cabinet Corner: Early Childhood

Much of the work done at Oakland Schools centers around children who are actually of school age – those in kindergarten through high school. But there’s a huge part of Oakland County’s population that are too young to be in school, yet, could really benefit from some extra resources. That’s where Oakland Schools Early Childhood […]

Committee Spotlight: Sustainability

Debby Dunn, member of Oakland Schools Sustainability Committee, answers questions about the group’s upcoming plans for 2018.  What is the purpose of the Sustainability Committee? To research and implement best practices in reducing, reusing and recycling materials and resources to increase cost savings, operate more efficiently and demonstrate genuine social responsibility as conservators of our […]