Category OS Connection

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 […]

First Oakland Schools Scripps Regional Spelling Bee worthy of n-o-t-a-b-i-l-i-a

Rahul Reddy, an eighth-grader at Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy in Pontiac, is the winner of the first Oakland Schools Scripps Regional Spelling Bee. After nine rounds, he correctly spelled notabilia, which, according to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, means “things worthy of note.” Annabella Evangelist, a seventh-grader at Our Lady of Sorrows School in Farmington, was the runner up. […]

Register for Oakland Schools’ innovative STEM Summer Camp for middle schoolers

Registration is now open for middle school students looking to participate in a hands-on, project-based learning program centered around Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Each camp is grade-specific and enables students to experience culinary arts, engineering, health sciences, information technology, robotics and visual imaging. Students will also have the opportunity to visit STEM-related programs […]

Student Profile: Mikal Goodman

It’s likely that everyone who has ever met Mikal Goodman can immediately tell he’s destined for great things. The way he speaks and his mannerisms mirror that of an adult who has experienced a great deal in life, not that of a 17 year old who hasn’t yet graduated from high school. The list of […]

Committee Spotlight: Employee Engagement Committee (EEC)

Sheryl Marsh, member of the Employee Engagement Committee, answers questions about the group’s goals for 2018. Purpose: To provide an opportunity for employees to connect and build camaraderie across departments within the organization. For the organization and employees to be successful, it is important to know what each of us does in the organization. We […]