Yearly Archives: 2019

It’s Time for the Bulldog Closet Donation Drive

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It’s that time of year for the annual Bulldog Closet donation drive! As a reminder, the Bulldog Closet is a resource that provides hygiene products, clothing items, school supplies, and...   Read More

Attention Seniors: Last Chance to Have Your Graduation Portrait Taken at Oakland Tech

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Due to lack of participation, we had to cancel the December 3 and 4 photo sessions for senior portraits. We have moved these appointment to Dec 17 and 18. We...   Read More

Oct. 16 PSAT Scores To Be Released Online in December

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Scores from the Oct 16 PSAT/NMSQT will be released online to students Dec. 9–11. Students who took the test should create a College Board account so they can access their...   Read More

Principal’s Corner: More Information About the Rumored Threat to Oakland Tech

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I am reaching out to you with an update to the school threat toward Oakland Tech. We are continuing to follow up on all leads and trying to understand the...   Read More

2019-20 First Semester Final Exam Schedule

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Principal’s Corner: A Message to the Oakland Tech Community

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I write you to appreciate our entire Tech community for their support of our students and to provide an update to the social media threats surrounding Oakland Tech. Yesterday (Nov....   Read More

Special Minimum Day for Oakland Tech on Friday, Nov. 22

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On Friday, Nov. 22, all classes at Oakland Tech will operate on a minimum day schedule, with dismissal at 2:25 p.m. (the same as a normal Wednesday minimum day). AC...   Read More

Attention Seniors: College Application Crunch Monday and Tuesday of Thanksgiving Break

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The Early Academic Outreach Program Destination College Advising Corps will host a two-day Turkey College Application Crunch event in the Oakland Tech School Library from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m....   Read More

Road to College 3 and Scholarship Information

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Event Flyer: Presentation Slides: Handouts: Scholarship List: The CMC has been working hard to update the list for this year, and it is now posted to the Tech Web site...   Read More

Switching Tech’s Discussion Group to Groups.IO

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Due to Yahoo’s changes removing most of the functionality of Yahoo Groups, the PTSA is going to switch to another groups provider by December 1st.    We’ve researched our options...   Read More

Collaborative School Site Council Meeting – Tuesday, Nov. 19 5 :30-7:30 p.m

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IMPORTANT MEETING Collaborative School Site Council Tuesday, November 19, 2019 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.  Oakland Tech Library A School Site Council (SSC) is the representative body tasked with developing, monitoring,...   Read More

College Crunch 2: Come Get Help for College Applications

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The second College Crunch week will be next week, Nov. 18-Nov. 22! CSU and UC applications are due November 30th, which is during Thanksgiving break this year. Due to this,...   Read More

Presentation Slides and Feedback Survey From Nov. 7 Open House for ProspectiveFamilies

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Did you attend our Oakland Tech Info Night on Nov. 7? Click this link to fill out a brief Feedback Survey » Download the Info Night Presentation Slides » More...   Read More

Next AASAP Meeting: Nov. 15 6-8 p.m.

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A SOULFUL GATHERING    Our next AASAP (African American Student Action Planners) meeting will be a soulful gathering: a chance for parents to get to know one another and discuss...   Read More

Thank You Tech Community – PTSA Buys 967 TextBooks, Novel, Workbooks and Study Guides

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Your PTSA donations at work!  Last year’s Raise the Paddle at the auction generated $29,000!    The PTSA just purchased 967 texts, novels, workbooks and study guides for $24,000.   ...   Read More

Information Night and Open House for Prospective Students: Nov. 7 at 6-8 p.m.

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Did you attend our Oakland Tech Info Night? Click this link to fill out a brief Feedback Survey » Download the Info Night Presentation Slides » Students and families interested...   Read More

Principal’s Corner: Still Seeking Parent Patrol Volunteers

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Parent Patrol will begin on Monday, Nov. 4. It will be about an hour commitment per day. Parents will work in a team of 2; we need six to eight...   Read More

Parent Volunteers Needed at Lunch

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In an effort to monitor the neighborhood in which Tech resides, we are moving forward with a Parent Patrol. We need to help our students change some of the behavior...   Read More

Student Shadow Days at Oakland Tech for Prospective Incoming 9th Graders

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Shadow day visits for prospective incoming 9th grade students are available from Nov. 12 through Dec. 13, 2019. Please note that visits are limited to current 8th grade students only....   Read More

Oakland Tech Campus Tours Scheduled in November and December; Parent/Student Volunteers Needed

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Current 8th graders and their parents or guardians are invited sign up for a tour of the Oakland Tech campus on any of five tour dates in November and December....   Read More

Principal’s Corner: Lunchtime Parent Patrols

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In an effort to monitor the neighborhood in which Tech resides, we are moving forward with a Parent Patrol. This year, we have had too many reports from our neighbors...   Read More

Drama – The Apollos Jan 16th, 17th and 18th

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OakTech Rep presents:  “The Apollos” an original production and collaboration between the Drama and the Music department, honoring Oakland Tech’s rich student advocate lineage, and the legacy of MLK Jr. ...   Read More

Music – Muse VIVO Registration Open!

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Greetings VIVO Musicians and Families: We hope you will continue playing with our programs, we have new music to learn and concerts to perform! Please find the VIVO information attached....   Read More

Upcoming Performing Arts Events at Tech: Your Support Needed

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The Performance Arts Department is getting very busy. We are in need of much support for events, field trips and performances. Please see all the events happening in the next...   Read More

Info about Upcoming PSAT Test (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test)

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Hello Students and Parents, Every year, the College Board administers the PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test). This  gives you information about important step toward college. PSAT – Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude...   Read More

Meet Emily Schoenhofer, A New Counselor at Tech

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Emily Schoenhofer also joined the Tech counseling team in August. She works with 10th through 12th graders with last names beginning with Liao-Q.   Q: Where are you from and...   Read More

Meet Dr. Natalie Cunningham, New Counselor at Tech

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Dr. Natalie Cunningham is one of two new school counselors to join Tech this year; She works with 9th graders whose last names run from Luu to Z. She took...   Read More

Congratulations Scholastic Champions!

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  Congratulations Oakland Tech Senior Oscar Ryan!  He has earned the opportunity to continue in the competition to become National Merit Scholarship® Finalist and recipient of some 7,600 National Merit...   Read More

OUSD Parents and Community Members Invited to Sept. 21 Forum on ‘Creating Equity at Your School’

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Equity Allies, a group of parents and community members who want equity in opportunities, access and outcomes for all children in Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) schools, is hosting a...   Read More

Stay Connected Via the College, Career & Connections Club’s Online Information Resources

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Ms. Arnoldy and the Oakland Tech College, Career & Connections Club maintain several great online resources to inform members of the Tech community about events and activities both on and...   Read More

College Essay Mentors Available Tuesday Afternoons and Fridays during lunch

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Dear Seniors & Parents of Seniors–   ‘Tis the season to start fretting about your college application essays. But have no fear! The OT College Essay Mentors are here to help! A...   Read More

Tech Auction Needs a Co-Chair and Communications Person

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Did you help to do fundraising at your elementary or middle school? Maybe you are looking for a way to get to know other Tech parents and connect with the...   Read More

Important Meeting on Sept. 17: Oakland Tech Collaborative School Site Council Establishment

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A meeting of the Oakland Tech Collaborative School Site Council (CSSC) will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 17, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the school library. This is an...   Read More

Two Upcoming College Events – Road to College 2 Essay Night and OUSD College Fair

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ROAD TO COLLEGE 2:  COLLEGE ESSAY INFORMATION NIGHT Tues, 9/24/19; 6:00-8:00 pm – OT Library We will have two guest speakers presenting on the two major college essay areas: UC Personal...   Read More

PTSA Meeting Focuses on Housing, and Grants Approved

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Dear Oakland Tech community: The year is off to a great start. We had a lot of new faces at our PTSA meeting on Monday, where Siggy Rubinson shared information...   Read More

Important Contacts for Oakland Tech and OUSD

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Please see this document to learn about the resources for your student at Oakland Tech and how Oakland schools are “community schools.”

PTSA Meeting on Monday Sept. 9, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the library

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From Andrea Dooley, the PTSA president: It was great to meet so many people at Back to School Night. I hope you learned as much about your student’s classes as...   Read More

Help A New Teacher Build A Class Library

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The following books have been requested by a new teacher to create an in-class library.  If you have any of these books at home and are willing to donate them...   Read More

Principal’s Corner: Joy and Education

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Back to School Night It was great to see so many families at Back to School Night; however, we know that not all parents/guardians could attend.  If you have questions/concerns...   Read More

Tutors in the area, a list compiled by a Tech parent

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In need of a tutor for your student? A helpful Tech parent has created a Google doc with tutor name, contact info, subject matter, mostly pulled off the Tech Yahoo...   Read More

HBCU Spring Tour Information Meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 2

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Each year, dozens of students participate in Oakland Tech’s spring break tour of Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU’s). Students along with parents or caregivers are invited to join us...   Read More

Sign Up to Receive Text Message Updates From Oakland Tech

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Oakland Tech is using a free text messaging service called Remind to help keep community members informed about important school news and updates. There are new sign-up codes this year,...   Read More

Services Offered at Tech: Food Program, Bulldog Closet for Hygiene Supplies, Vision to Learn

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Tech offers a lot of services beyond educating students. For more about some of what is offered and the various outside groups that the school works with, please look here. ...   Read More

Principal’s Corner: Being Safe At Tech

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The first weeks of school have been great.  The energy on campus is positive and energizing.  Oakland Tech is the only high school in OUSD that allows students to venture...   Read More

BACK TO SCHOOL – SEPT. 4 – THE DETAILS!

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Wednesday September 4th is Back to School Night (BTSN) at Oakland Tech! This is a great opportunity to meet your child’s teachers, counselors, and all the support staff that are...   Read More

Road to College I: Applying to College Aug. 27 at 6 p.m. at Tech’s Auditorium

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Please join us for Tech’s annual “Road To College I: The Nuts and Bolts of Applying to College” on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019 at 6 p.m. in the Tech Auditorium....   Read More

Dance – Dance Week September 16th through the 20th

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Please join us for dance week! Everyone is welcome to dance. NOTE: Dates have changed!! Please see below 1:30 pm to 2:30 PM & 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm 9/16 Mexican...   Read More

Fall 2019 School Portrait Sessions Scheduled

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It’s Traditional School Portrait Time…. and our photo service provider, My Legacy Matters, are changing the way it’s done! These portraits will be used in the yearbook and the official...   Read More

Music – Watershed

For tickets please go to this link: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4310538 For Volunteers please go to this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409054da4ad2ca6f85-watershed Oakland jazz composer Ted Allen combines his idiosyncratic compositions with the work of four...   Read More

Aug. 30 Deadline for Fall 2019 PTSA Grant Applications

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The PTSA fall grant application window is officially open! Please note that we have moved the deadline up by a few weeks in order to accommodate the new school calendar....   Read More

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