Oakland Tech High School

Ties That Bind: Tech Alumni and Parents Stay Connected to their School Through Giving Back

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Many colleges aggressively solicit donations from their alumni. High schools, particularly public schools, generally don't do this type of outreach, but that hasn't stopped some fiercely loyal 1950s Oakland Tech graduates from helping current Tech students in concrete ways.

Graduates create a foundation

Oakland Tech Tome Celebrates 100 Years of Schooling

Friday, October 3, 2014

In celebration of 100 years of educating high school students, Oakland Technical High School Centennial staff has produced a book celebrating the school and its history.

Donate for a Reason: Help Tech and Five Other Oakland Schools Raise Critical Funds

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Ride for a Reason, now in its sixth year, is a two-wheeled protest to advocate for more state funding for public schools, and a fundraiser for programs that support student creativity and a nurturing environment in six Oakland schools.

Our goals this year are 250 riders in Sacramento and $120,000 raised for six Oakland schools: Claremont Middle School; Edna Brewer; Emerson Elementary; Oakland International High; Oakland Technical High; and Westlake Middle School.

Oakland Tech Engineering Academy Supporter Thanks Volunteers

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The Engineering Academy at Oakland Technical High School is a "school within a school" at Tech. This extremely rigorous Academy attracts and educates the "best and brightest" high school students in Oakland.

Theatre Arts at Oakland Tech: A Collaborative Program

Saturday, April 5, 2014

As Oakland Technical High School has become known for its academies and academic excellence, it has also developed an outstanding theater program that provides opportunities in every aspect of dramatic production. Students can take drama and dance classes during the school day, audition for OakTechRep productions, and learn additional skills through the afterschool acrobatics and Tech Techies programs. Students of other art forms such as instrumental music, graphics and fashion design may play important roles to introduce a show, design posters, or create costumes.

Tech Engineering Academy: Bridges to Learning

Saturday, March 8, 2014

It's so quiet, you can hear a bridge break. Two hundred collectively held breaths finally release when the balsa and glue creation collapses with a crack under its load. Once "8 lbs for bridge #50" gets recorded, the annual Engineering Academy Bridge Competition officially ends.

Parent of Tech Graduate Finds Much to Like in the Tech of Today

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

As my son prepares for college, we mull over the changes in Oakland Technical High School since he started in 2010.

Academically, Tech cemented its position as the premier Oakland comprehensive public high school. Academic Performance Index (API) scores rose dramatically, climbing to a score of 737 in 2013, from 685 in 2010. Other Oakland comprehensive high schools lag behind; Skyline High's 2013 API of 638 and Oakland High's 634 remain virtually unchanged over the same time interval.

Celebrating a 3-Generation Tech Bulldog Family

Monday, December 9, 2013

Authors' Note: As Oakland Tech approaches its Centennial in 2014-15, the PTSA publication Bulldog Bytes has been highlighting Tech alumni. Here we present a Rockridge family with deep roots at Tech.

Anita Debro (formerly Anita English) graduated from Tech in 1948. Her son, Keith Debro, a long time Rockridge resident, has been a teacher at Tech since 2000. And Keith's son, Drew Debro, graduated from Tech in 2013.

Oakland Technical High School: 100 Years of Educating Oakland

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Tech will be celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2014-15. We are proud to highlight a Tech alum from each decade of Tech's history.

Class of 1918
Stephen David Bechtel, Sr., founder of the Bechtel Corporation, the largest construction and engineering company in the U.S. Bechtel studied engineering at Cal before joining the family business. His son created the S. D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation and Tech is currently the beneficiary of a Bechtel grant.

Class of 1929

Principal Changes at Oakland Tech

Monday, July 8, 2013

Oakland Technical High's principal Sheilagh Andujar announced she will be leaving her position of 10 years to become the Oakland Unified School District's Executive Officer for Special Education.

Due to the late date and unexpected change, school district administrators appointed Staci Ross-Morrison, assistant principal at Oakland Tech for nine years, to be the school's interim principal for the 2013-14 school year. The district will revisit the interim status of the principal in the spring.

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