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  •  2019 officers

    Congratulations to the new Class of 2019 Officers! This year, OHS had a record number of applicants for the seven coveted positions.  Following a panel interview, these 9th graders were selected to lead their class thru an action-packed Freshman Year!


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  • District Hears Wildcat Voices!

    Oakland High is extremely proud to have three students representing Oakland students at the District level! 

    Both Sky Lowe and Naudika Williams are juniors and members of OUSD's  LCAP Parent & Student Advisory Board, and take a lot of pride participating in the committee.  They also take their responsibility of representing students very seriously.  “Everyone’s voice deserves to be heard, no matter where they come from, especially if it affects them directly,” Naudika says.

    “I want to feel like I’m making a difference, like I’m actually improving the school,” Sky states. “It’s like I can take one step to help change the world. It makes me feel proud, like I have a purpose.”


    At every School Board meeting,  the School Board hears from two Student Directors who represent All City Council and the voice of all of the OUSD students across the city. An active member of ACC last year, junior Darius Aikens was elected to serve this year as one of them! Darius also served as a student representative on last year's School Site Council.

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    Classes HAVE started! If you missed Registration Week, please bring your enrolling student to the Main Office as soon as possible. We will have staff dedicated to processing you thru the Registration process as quickly as possible, including generating a class schedule for your student! 
    The first week of classes IS important to a good start for learners, so please make it a priority to get your student enrolled as quickly as possible!  
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  •   Red Cross logo    May Blood Drive
    On Tuesday, May 26th, Oakland High sponsored its 2nd Blood Drive of the year and collected 38 usable units, beating the number of units collected at the January Blood Drive (34 units). 
    For more than a dozen years, OHS has worked with the American Red Cross to line up student, faculty and staff donors. To donate blood you must be: 16+ years old,  meet the height and weight requirement and have a signed parent consent (under 18). 

    What exactly is a blood drive? It is an opportunity for the American Red Cross to collect and store blood for later use in blood transfusions. Hospitals need blood on-hand to use for surgeries and emergencies like accidents and shootings.  Interested in participating in this year's blood drives? Get more information from Leadership in Rm 239.

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Another Great Year
Oakland High School is proud to provide an excellent education to all students in a safe environment. Each student has a foundation for not only high academic achievement but for pursuing personal, social and emotional growth.  Our goal is that all our students are prepared to enter the work force fully prepared for life's challenges.  We offer a solid college preparatory program, including nearly a dozen Advanced Placement and Honors offerings, and we routinely send graduates to notable public and private universities.
This year alone, we will have dozens of Class of 2015 graduates attending classes across the state at California State University campuses at Cal Poly SLO, Chico, East Bay, Long Beach, Monterey, Northridge, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, and Sonoma. Nearly four dozen recent graduates will begin college life at University of California campuses, including Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz. A few others are staying local at Holy Names University, Mills, and St. Mary's College, while our most adventurous graduates will venture out of state to make their mark at Alabama State, Arizona State, Middlebury University, Paul Quinn College, Grambling State University, Lawrence University,  Talledega College, and Wesleyan University.
Most of our Oakland High students find support through one of our five specialized schools within our school: the AVID Program, the Environmental Sciences Academy, the Public Health Academy, Project Lead the Way, or the Visual Arts & Academics Academy.  We have also developed four structured 9th grade "families" to give all in-coming freshmen the best possible start to their high school careers.
Another strength of our school is the student Leadership program and our Athletics program.  A long-standing tradition at Oakland High, the active Delegate Assembly (student government) and Leadership class not only plan student activities, but also regularly contribute to school policy decisions. Wildcats also have the opportunity to express their school spirit by participating in our more than fifty clubs and/or the  twenty-three interscholastic sports offered, including Football, Basketball, Baseball and Softball, as well as Badminton, Bowling, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Volleyball, and Wrestling. 
Nordstrom Scholarship Winner!
Sherry NOrdstrom winner  
On Thursday, September 25th, 2014 two representatives from Nordstrom's "prize patrol" made a visit to Ms. Dellefield's 1st period Psychology class to "talk about the Nordstrom Scholarship".  Their true purpose quickly became evident: to surprise Oakland High senior Sherry Liang with the presentation of one of its coveted $10,000 scholarships! As they handed over the "giant check", tears of joy filled Sherry's eyes, saying "this will make college possible!"
Nordstrom presents 80 such scholarships nationwide each year, and base their decision on a student's GPA, community service and demonstrated leadership ability in their community.  Sherry was OUSD's only winner last year.