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Colorful pinwheel displays focus on serious issue of Child Abuse during the month of April

If you’ve recently driven through the circle driveway at Oakland Schools’ Main Campus, you have likely seen a grouping of blue pinwheels on the front lawn. It’s also possible you’ve seen these displays in other public locations throughout Oakland County. So what do they represent? According to Chuck Ludwig, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) director […]

Top 10 Things Teachers Wish Parents Knew About Testing 

Now that schools are back from Spring Break, a lot of student testing will begin. Here’s a list of what to do to help your child succeed: 1. Provide your child a nutritious breakfast. Breakfast continues to be the most important meal of the day. Children should have a balanced breakfast which includes complex carbohydrates […]

International TESOL educators and administrators visit Oakland Schools

On Friday, March 23, Oakland Schools and Michigan Teachers of English to Speakers of other Languages (MITESOL) welcomed a delegation of 10 international educators and administrators representing various educational institutions from China, Russia, Angola, Botswana, Djibouti, and Rwanda. The delegation, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and hosted by Global Ties Detroit, is in […]

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 […]