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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Employee Focus – Curtis Jones Maintenance, Oakland Schools Technical Campus – Southwest

At Oakland Schools Technical Campus-Southwest (OSTC-SW), Curtis Jones is well known for his strong work ethic. A maintenance man at the facility for just over 13 years, staff at OSTC-SW know they can count on him to keep the building up and running. Curtis’ tasks range from taking care of the building’s grounds come rain, […]