Category Oakland County

How to get healthy for back-to-school season

Does your back-to-school checklist include getting your kids vaccinated? As a parent, making sure your child is vaccinated before the school year begins is an important step toward ensuring their long-term health and abiding by the state immunization laws. Vaccination not only protects your child, but also helps protect the health of classmates, friends, relatives […]

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 marks Autism Awareness Month

Chances are, you know someone with autism or know of someone whose life includes someone with autism. Almost every week, some sort of news story about autism reaches us while researchers devote countless hours and millions of dollars into studying the cause(s) of this complex disability. April is National Autism Awareness Month, a great opportunity […]

Cabinet Corner: Homeless Student Services

Homeless agencies across the state estimate there are 2,500 homeless students in Oakland County alone. The worst part is, said Sara Orris, Homeless Student Education Services Coordinator of Oakland Schools’ Community Programs, Special Populations, that number is likely way off. “We know that’s just a fraction of the number of homeless students out there,” she […]

Oakland County Health provides tips to residents on how to fight the flu

Influenza (flu) causes more hospitalizations among young children than any other vaccine-preventable disease, and children younger than 5 are at higher risk for serious flu-related complications. Getting a flu shot can reduce flu illnesses, doctor’s visits, missed work and school days, and prevent flu-related hospitalizations and deaths. Taking preventive actions, such as washing your hands […]