• Upcoming Events

  • May
    Math Assessment for Incoming 9th Grade Students @ Quick Lunch Room (Basement)
    May 21 @ 4:00pm – May 24 @ 5:30pm
    Math Assessment for Incoming 9th Grade Students @ Quick Lunch Room (Basement)

    Tech conducts a math assessment of incoming students to ensure they’re placed in the correct math class in the fall, and, equally key, to help both students and their families identify areas of strength and areas in need of improvement upon which to focus.

    The assessments take place from 4–5:30 PM in Tech’s Quick Lunch Room in the basement. Students must show up no later than 4:30 PM with a sharp pencil in hand. Tests must be completed by 5:30 PM. To ensure we’re not overwhelmed with the number of students testing in one sitting, we’re conducting the assessments based on the first letter of the student’s last name:

    • A-F: Monday, May 21
    • G-L: Tuesday, May 22
    • M-R: Wednesday, May 23
    • S-Z: Thursday, May 24

    If you absolutely cannot make your assigned date — but can attend another date that week — please contact martel.price@ousd.org ASAP to see if there’ll be space available. You may also attend the make up day on Monday, June 4, from 4:30–5PM, in the Quick Lunch Room.

    College Essay Information Night @ Tech Library
    May 22 @ 6:30pm
    College Essay Information Night @ Tech Library
    Join us on Tuesday, May 22, at 6:30 PM in the library for a great presentation by Nina Cohen who’ll speak about various college essay requirements on college applications and how to break down what feels like an overwhelming task. She’ll address the writing requirements for the UC Application, The Common App, The Black Common App, and others. Ms. Cohen has worked with hundreds of students in the process of essay writing for college applications. While this topic is geared towards juniors and their parents, all are welcome.

    Minimum Day
    May 23 @ 2:25pm
    FADA Gala @ Upper Campus
    May 23 @ 4:00pm – 6:30pm
    FADA Gala @ Upper Campus

    The second annual FADA Gala is set for Wednesday, May 23, from 4 to 6:30 PM, and you’re invited!

    What’s the FADA Gala?

    So glad you asked! The FADA Gala is your chance to see the amazing work that members of our community have been working on in Fashion, Animation and Graphic Design. Join us on Upper Campus for free refreshments as you tour our galleries of student work and demonstrations, including animation shorts, a fashion show en plein air, and original pieces available for purchase.

    Sounds amazing! What do I need to do?

    Come on up to Upper Campus on Wednesday, May 23 at 4 PM — the event is completely free, and there is no need to reserve space. This event is family-friendly and paparazzi heavy (#fadagala2018). If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact katita.johnson@ousd.org,  alicia.arnold@ousd.org , or stop by Room 229 (Ms. Coleman).

    Drama Showcase: All Welcome! @ Tech Auditorium
    May 23 @ 6:30pm
    Drama Showcase: All Welcome! @ Tech Auditorium
    Everyone is invited to cheer on Tech’s talented Drama students at all levels as they perform original works — including a murder mystery! — as well as scenes from “A Streetcar Named Desire”, various modern published scenes and monologues, and original & powerful spoken word poems. It’s all set to happen at our spring Drama Showcase on Wednesday, May 23 at 6:30 PM in the auditorium. All are welcome. This is a free community event. Donations to our award-winning Drama program are appreciated. 

    Bulldog Parents Book Club Discusses “The Handmaid’s Tale” @ Principal's Conference Room
    May 23 @ 7:15pm
    Bulldog Parents Book Club Discusses "The Handmaid's Tale" @ Principal's Conference Room

    Please join us for the final Bulldog Parents Book Club meeting of the year on Wednesday, May 23, at 7:15 PM, in the Principal’s Conference Room (to the left when you enter the lobby) as we discuss The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood— a stark, dystopian classic that has generated renewed awareness since the 2016 election and a recent award-winning production on Hulu. This novel was read this year by many 12th grade students.

    The book club is a terrific opportunity to chat about works that Bulldog students are delving into, plus enjoy good, lively conversation with other enthusiastic readers in the Tech community. All are welcome … even if you haven’t read or finished the book! Hope to see you then and there!

    The Handmaid’s Tale is a dystopian novel by Canadian author Margaret Atwood, originally published in 1985. It is set in a near-future New England, totalitarian, Christian theonomy that has overthrown the United States government. The novel focuses on the journey of the handmaid Offred. Her name derives from the possessive form “of Fred”; handmaids are forbidden to use their birth names and must echo the male, or master, whom they serve.

    The Handmaid’s Tale explores themes of women in subjugation to misogyny in a patriarchal society and the various means by which these women attempt to gain individualism and independence.

    (from Wikipedia 5/1/18)

    Senior Assembly
    May 24 all-day
    Senior Assembly

    All seniors will meet for an assembly and receive check out instructions. Details to come.

    Senior Tardy Clearance @ Field Bleachers
    May 24 @ 12:00pm – 12:30pm
    Senior Tardy Clearance @ Field Bleachers

    Seniors who need to clear tardies can do so on May 11, 18 and/or 24, at the field bleachers. Gates close at 12 PM sharp. Students who arrive late will not be allowed in. Students who have excessive tardies and do not clear them may not be allowed to participate in senior activities including the Senior Ball and graduation ceremony.

    In Lieu of Lincoln Day (no school)
    May 25 all-day
    Memorial Day (no school)
    May 28 all-day

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