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America’s Safe Schools Week provides opportunity to engage with students, local community

Observation is Oct. 21-27, 2018  Oct. 21-27 is America’s Safe Schools Week, an annual observance which draws attention to the continuing problem of school violence by educating students, school faculty and the community about how schools can be made safer and more secure. America’s Safe Schools Week offers an opportunity to address this very important issue […]

Two new Oakland Schools’ websites unveiled

The Communications Services department launched the new Oakland Schools and Oakland Schools Technical Campuses websites at the end of September. The Oakland Schools websites underwent a redesign to align with Oakland Schools’ rebranding as well as to accomplish the goal of becoming an American with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessible and compliant website. Oakland Schools is […]

Student Profile: Alena Cook (OSTC-SW)

When Alena Cook isn’t doing activities related to being a senior at South Lyon High School, she is busy at her job, working at Wenzel America Ltd., a company based in Waterford that produces and sells precision machines which use 3D metrology (the study of measuring 3D objects) to measure parts and objects of very […]

OSTC-Southwest machining program receives national accreditation

High school only one in Michigan to boast honor The dedicated efforts of staff and students at Oakland Schools Technical Campus-Southwest (OSTC-SW) have paid off, as it was recently announced the school’s machining program has earned a national accreditation. The accreditation was given by the National Institute for Metal Working Skills (NIMS), the nation’s only […]

Oakland Schools Technology Services honored with Team of the Year award

The Michigan Data Hub recently awarded Oakland Schools Technology Services the 2018 MiDataHub Technical Team of the Year award for its work with the initiative. The Michigan Data Hub is a collaborative, statewide effort created to address challenges in managing and using school data. An ecosystem has been created to allow information to be shared […]

Educator recognized as “Most Influential Teacher”

It’s not often a teacher receives recognition for a job well done – and certainly not on the national level. But that’s exactly what happened this past summer when Keith Teller, Oakland Schools Technical Campus – Northeast (OSTC-NE) Computer Networking instructor, was named a 2018 U.S. President Scholar’s Most Influential Teacher by the U.S. Presidential […]

Oakland Schools Transportation Services gets local students moving

Did you know that every day, approximately 1,277 school buses set out across Oakland County to pick up almost 74,000 students and transport them safely to school? That’s quite a big task!  Read below to see how Oakland Schools Transportation Services plays a role in making sure this operation runs smoothly. Ensuring these students make […]