The following article appeared in “The Knave” section of the Oakland Tribune on April 2, 1972. Many thanks to Rich Jamieson, Class of 1953, for this article as well as additional information about numerous Oakland Tech alumni of note. Oakland’s Tech High is a Rags to Riches Saga PDF Version …
This past Memorial Day Weekend, Oakland Technical High School commemorated 100 years as a preeminent educational institution, serving much of North Oakland and beyond. Tech alumnus, from near and far had choices of attending any of seven Centennial Celebration events, May 22-25, 2015. Friday, May 22 – History of Oakland …
In an effort to accommodate many people that would otherwise not be able to attend, we are making some changes in the Centennial Gala Weekend program. We are moving the Gala Celebration from the Fox Theater to The Rotunda Building, 300 Frank H Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, less than two blocks down the street from the Fox Theater. And after receiving many requests, we are moving the picnic to Oakland Tech, to avoid the holiday picnics and crowds and to reminisce together.
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Tickets are now available for all Gala Weekend Activities!
Current Tech staff, PTSA members, and “young alumni” (students who graduated in 2010 or later) pay just $50 for a Gala ticket. If you are in one of these groups, please place your order now, as there are only 100 tickets available at this half-off price.
The Oakland Technical High School Centennial Committee is excited to announce the inaugural class to be inducted into the school’s Hall of Honor. This group of former Oakland Tech students and staff represents an array of individuals who have achieved at extraordinary levels in their various fields of endeavor, and who have made such a positive impact on community, culture, and society.
We are excited to announce that we have partnered with the Homewood Suites Hilton Hotel on Embarcadero in Oakland to give out-of-town Centennial visitors a discounted rate at this great waterfront hotel for the Gala Weekend, May 22nd – 24th.
Please click here to book a discounted room online.
On Sunday, February 8th, 2015, hundreds of Oakland Tech alumni, students, staff, and family packed the beautiful and newly renovated Auditorium to witness “Technites Past and Present Talent Showcase”. We would like to thank you everyone who joined us on this soggy Sunday for an amazing event! If you weren’t able to attend to witness first-hand this amazing array of Tech Talent spanning seven decades, please view these video clips of each performance. A huge thank you to performers, volunteers, Fred Trotter, Casey Fern and the Tech Techies! Our beautifully renovated theater with its sophisticated, professional lighting and projection system really set off the show!
Images from the Oakland Technical High School Centennial Talent Showcase on Sunday, February 9th, 2015. Photos courtesy of Timothy Corbin ’17.
Oakland Technical High School is celebrating its 100th anniversary during the 2014-2015 school year. It is a landmark achievement, and speaks to the commitment of community, administration and faculty, and the students who have supported a consistent, quality educational experience for a century. Here is your opportunity to help us fund critical school programs to ensure that Oakland Tech can continue to provide the same superior public education for future generations of Bulldogs.
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Hundreds of members of the Oakland Tech Community – alumni, current students, staff, neighbors, parents, local businesses – helped kick off the Centennial Year on Saturday, November 1st, by coming out to enjoy great weather, performances, speeches, proclamations, food, memories, and Bulldog company. Here are a few photos of the day in case you weren’t able to attend.
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Please join us on Saturday, January 17, 2015, for an invocation for a New Century, featuring concert pianist Daniel Finnamore on Oakland Tech’s fully restored 1917 Steinway piano.
This event, on Saturday, November 1st from 11:00am – 5:00pm, begins the year-long celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Oakland Technical High School, a landmark institution that continues to educate and inspire generations of Bulldogs, and honors the richness of our diverse heritage and our enduring legacy.
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The amazing students of the Oakland Tech Journalism Club have released their final issue of the school year, proudly kicking off the Centennial celebration with a look back at the last 100 years of Oakland Tech.
Would you like to give back to your alma mater and the Oakland Tech community? Would you like to take part in planning and organizing the activities to honor the 100-year anniversary of Oakland Technical High School? If so, then there are many opportunities for you to volunteer….and we need your help now.
Calling all Bulldogs! We need your assistance in locating all Bulldogs….alumni, former and current Oakland Tech staff and parents….in order to add them to our Alumni Database and share the news about the Centennial Celebration. Help us find 1500 additional Alumni by July 31st!
Come to the Centennial Planninc Committee meeting this Saturday September 21st from 11am-1pm, in the Oakland Tech Library. The group and special committees will catch up after the summer; just one year before the start of the 100th school year to develop the program.
Whether you’re an Oakland Tech alumnus, student, current or former teacher, parent, or neighbor, we would love to hear from you! Please register with our official school database, and we will be in touch with you shortly with information about the upcoming Centennial Celebration.