Category OS Connection

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]