Oakland Tech Senior Newsletter
Class of 2020
Oakland Tech Graduation: Wednesday, May 27th 6:00pm at the Paramount Theater
Two Upcoming College Events – Road to College 2 Essay Night and OUSD College Fair
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 Insight Questions and the Common Application Personal Essay. Students will learn strategies for tackling the essay writing process and how to compose an effective essay that stands out.
Ricardo Avitia, UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Assistant Director
Yancie Davis, College Access and Success Professional
This event is targeted to Seniors and their families, but all students, especially Juniors, are encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be served.
OUSD COLLEGE FAIR
Thurs, 9/26/19; 4:00-7:00 pm – Oakland Tech Basement
More than 40 colleges and universities will be present to provide information and answer questions. Participants will include representatives from University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) campuses, local private colleges, and the California Community College system.
LIBRARY INTERNSHIP FAIR
SIGN UP TO GET TEXT MESSAGES FROM THE SCHOOL
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, so if you previously joined using @othstpu, you will need to re-join based on the new class codes.
To start receiving messages from Principal Morrison and Tech Parent University (TPU), text the sign-up code for your student’s class to the phone number 81010. There is also a separate code for staff and community members who are not associated with a particular class year.
- Class of 2020 (Seniors) – text @ek7f3e to 81010
- Class of 2021 (Juniors) – text @4b87eb to 81010
- Class of 2022 (Sophomores) – text @dfa8g79 to 81010
- Class of 2023 (Freshman) – text @e8769b6 to 81010
- Staff and Community Members – text @ae23bb7 to 81010
- Personal contact information (like cell phone numbers) will not be visible on Remind.
- If you have any questions, you may contact TPU Parent Liaison Debra Carter-Kelly, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tutors in the area, a list compiled by a Tech parent
Teacher Tutoring Hours 2019-20.
Attached is a copy of the Teacher Tutoring Hours 2019-20 Handbook. Your child has the opportunity to receive tutoring and help from teachers in many subject areas. We hope that your child will be able to take advantage of these tutoring opportunities. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your child's counselor.
HBCU Spring Tour Information Meeting -
Each year, dozens of students participate in Tech’s spring break tour of Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU’s). Students along with parents or caregivers are invited to join us for an information meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019 at 6 PM, in the library to learn about the upcoming Spring Break HBCU tour for March 29 – April 3, 2020. We’ll discuss the journey, the expectations, the preparation, the cost and much more. Please announce to students and tell them to join BSU if they would like to attend.
It's Time for Senior Portraits
Oakland Technical High c/o 2020
We have changed the way it's done!
Check it out!
The Oakland Tech Senior Program
Schedule and pay for your Session Here
Look for the Tech High Exclusive Sessions that include the Yearbook and the Class Group Poster or the session only option.
WHERE: Sessions will be at Oakland Technical High.
WHEN: After School, Beginning September 17th
No paper forms to fill out.
Digital proofs will be sent to your email within minutes.*
Orders are shipped to your home within 48 hours.
Free Shipping if ordered within 48 hours of the day portraits are taken.
* School internet access may delay digital delivery.
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Senior To Do List
- Complete FAFSA ( Oct. 1st-March 2nd)
- Go on college visits
- Finalize college list
- Attend College Nights/ Fairs etc.
- Register for SAT/ACT
- Complete college applications prior to deadline
- Work on PIQ's, Personal Statements and EOP questions
- Ask for letters or recommendations early
- Be a leader on campus in clubs, sports and service projects
- Keep track of deadlines
- Complete a transcript evaluation with school counselor
- Have a professional email
- Hunt for scholarships
- Make your final decision
- Verify financial aid
- Prepare for AP Exams
- Successfully complete senior year with a "C" or better
- Participate in Senior activities
- Send official transcripts
- Apply for student housing
- Attend Orientation
- HAVE FUN
College And Career Center
Oakland Tech’s College & Career Center (CCC) provides guidance, support and inspiration to Tech students as they explore college and career journeys after high school. Located in the newly refurbished Room 16 on Tech’s lower level, the CCC is open five days a week to students on a drop-in basis or by appointment. All Bulldogs are encouraged take advantage of this terrific resource.
College Visits: Location College and Career Center
Tuesday, September 17⋅10:00 – 10:55 am
University of Massachusetts
Monday, September 16⋅1:40 – 2:35 pm
Tuesday, September 17⋅1:40 – 2:40 pm
Yale University, University of Chicago, Columbia University, University of Michigan and University of Texas, Austin
Tuesday, September 17⋅7:00 – 9:00 pm
Sep 18 @ 12:50pm – 1:35pm
Sep 19 @ 9:00am – 9:55am
San Diego State University
Monday, September 23⋅9:00 – 9:55 am
Monday, September 23⋅1:40 – 2:35 pm
University of Washington
Tuesday, September 24⋅11:00 – 11:30 am
Thursday, September 26⋅9:00 – 9:55 am
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Thursday, September 26⋅11:55 am – 12:35 pm
University of Pennsylvania
Thursday, September 26⋅2:40 – 3:35 pm
Tuesday, October 1⋅9:00 – 9:55 am
AP Exam Schedule
Earn your GED with Oakland Adult and Career Education You can Create the Future you Want!
- GED is considered equivalent to a high school diploma and is recognized by all States and internationally.
- Students may begin at a Community College with a GED.
- Students can apply for financial aid with a GED.
- 97% of companies accept the GED for employment.
- Students earn the GED by passing 4 tests: (Math, Reading Language Arts, Science and Social Studies).
- Students can take the test in English or Spanish
- The military accepts the GED. The student also has 15 college credits.
Year Up is a one-year, intensive training program that provides talented and motivated, yet under-served young adults, ages 18-24, with a combination of hands-on skills development, coursework eligible for college credit, corporate internships, and wraparound support.
CHALLENGING STUDENTS TO REACH THEIR POTENTIAL.
Our program emphasizes academic and professional rigor, setting expectations high for the quality of work and professional behavior. A strong structure guides students through the steps necessary for achieving success in the classroom and the workplace.
THE HIGH SUPPORT, HIGH EXPECTATION MODEL.
Our approach focuses on students’ professional and personal development to help them achieve economic self-sufficiency.
For the first six months of the program, students develop technical and professional skills in the classroom. Students then apply those skills during the second six months on an internship at one of Year Up’s corporate partners. Students take coursework eligible for college credit, earn an educational stipend, and are supported by staff advisors, professional mentors, dedicated social services staff, and a powerful network of community-based partner
Exercise Your Right: 16 & 17 Year Olds Can Now Pre-Register Online to Vote
In California, eligible 16 and 17 year olds can now pre-register online to vote and then automatically become active voters once they turn 18 — strengthening our democracy by helping to choose the people who will lead us and by voicing their opinions on issues that affect the future of our communities, state and union. We strongly encourage our eligible Bulldog students and families to register now and to exercise their right to be heard.
Before School: Drop-In Appointments
1st - 3rd Periods - By Appointments ONLY
Lunch - Drop-In Appointments
4th Period - Counselor Lunch Break
5th - 6th Periods - By Appointments ONLY
After school: Drop-In appointments
*CHECK YOUR AERIES ACCOUNT FOR SCHEDULE UPDATES
Susheela Moonsamy 10-12
Counseling: Last name A-E
Room 110Work Phone:450-5400 Ext 110
Amy Martinez 10-12
Counseling, Last Name: F - Liang
Emily Schoenhofer 10-12
Counseling: Last Name: Liao - Q
Work Email: email@example.com
Jacqueline Johnson 10-12Counseling: Last Name: R-Z
Room 114Work Phone:450-5400 Ext 114
4351 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 450-5428 FAX
Upper Campus (UC) — Fashion, Art & Design
5263 Broadway Terrace, Oakland, CA 94618
(510) 654-7157 FAX