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Oakland Schools helps ensure successful integration of technology in to classroom

To say technology is a core aspect of how students learn today in the classroom is an understatement. Gone are the days of ditto sheets, chalkboards and overhead projectors. IPads, Smartboards and cell phone apps are now the common methods teachers use to educate students. At Oakland Schools, there is a group of seven individuals […]

Oakland Schools’ Superintendent finalist for national  Women in School Leadership Award

Oakland Schools’ Superintendent Dr. Wanda Cook-Robinson is a finalist for the Women in School Leadership Award, a national recognition given out annually by the American Association of School Administrators (AASA). “I am beyond thrilled to be a finalist for this award,” said Dr. Cook-Robinson. “AASA’s mission of recognizing women leaders is an important one and […]

Leading the Way

Oakland Schools works to build strong district leaders Oakland Schools is often thought of as a leader in many ways, not just locally, but statewide as well. So it makes perfect sense Oakland Schools would be involved in the business of creating leaders. Hired in 2005 in the District and School Services Department specifically to […]

Employee Focus: Mary Beth VanBuskirk (OSTC-NW)

VanBuskirk  is 2018 Michigan Career Placement Association Honoree of the Year Award winner Much of the work done here at Oakland Schools focuses on students in PK-12th grade. But what happens to students when they leave high school? That’s where someone like Mary Beth VanBuskirk comes in. VanBuskirk is a school to career coordinator at […]

Oakland Schools Finance and Medicaid teams volunteer at Gleaners

Staff from the Oakland Schools Finance and Medicaid teams took some time out of their busy workday schedules last week to help those in need. On Wednesday, Nov. 7, staff headed over to Gleaners Community Food Bank in Pontiac to pack food and donate money to the cause. According to Michelle Saunders, executive director of […]

The Bee is back!

Oakland Schools to host/sponsor second annual Scripps Regional Spelling Bee The Oakland Schools Scripps Regional Spelling Bee will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 at Oakland Schools Main Campus, 2111 Pontiac Lake Road in Waterford. The event is returning after a successful first year. In 2017, executives at The Oakland Press announced they would […]

Oakland Schools makes safety and security a priority

Grant funds will go to tech, main campuses Grant money recently garnered by Oakland Schools will be allocated directly to beefing up the safety and security at all four Oakland Schools Technical Campuses, as well as the Main Campus building in Waterford. Oakland Schools received $282,375 from the Michigan State Police Competitive School Safety Grant […]