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 […]

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. […]

Skipping breakfast … we’ve all done it, especially when we start the day short on time with a long task list for the day ahead. As adults we know how skipping breakfast (including not drinking anything – like coffee or even water) feels – it can lead to headaches, the inability to concentrate, not to […]

March is Reading Month is celebrated in classrooms across Oakland County districts. It promotes early childhood reading and aids in the Michigan Department of Education’s goal of every student reading proficiently by the end of third grade. However, anyone who has witnessed a child excitedly receiving a new book for the first time knows there […]

Did you know that English Learner and immigrant students have been the fastest growing student subgroup in the United States for the past 10 years? Over 4.8 million English Learners are currently enrolled in K-12 schools in the United States — that’s 10 percent of ALL students. Nearly three in four American classrooms now include […]

Career Technical Education (CTE) Month takes place in February to recognize the value and achievements of CTE programming which is focused on preparing county high school students for high-wage, high-demand careers. The Michigan Talent Investment Agency created a campaign called “Going PRO” to elevate the perception of professional trades and help meet the need of […]

Oakland Schools has been awarded more than $200,000 in grant funding from the State of Michigan to provide support for Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs in the intermediate school district. Oakland Schools currently has 2,500 career and technical education students from all over Oakland County at its four Technical Campuses (OSTC). One campus is […]