Still beaming from Frederick Douglass High School's Ribbon Cutting Ceremony!
Frederick Douglass High School celebrated its new Career Tech Wing with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on May 3rd! The wing cultivates their Healthcare, Culinary, Business & Entrepreneurial, and Advanced Manufacturing Pathways. The event was packed with impressive guests, delicious snacks, and heartfelt speeches. As Oakmont Education grows our network of schools, we look forward to more events like this that recognize staff and student achievements!
Marshall High School's Robert Jones receives 2022 T.O.O.L.S. Program Scholarship
Robert Jones, Marshall High School Senior enrolled in Construction received a 2022 T.O.O.L.S. Program Scholarship from Associated Builders and Contractors that included $500 to help start his skilled trades career and Milwaukee Tool Kit valued at $500-750. Robert will be attending Butler Tech upon graduation and pursuing a career in HVAC! We couldn't be prouder!
Oakmont's Career Technical Education in the National Spotlight
On June 20th, 2022 Dr. Jerry Farley, VP of Career Technical Education, and Cris Gulacy-Worrel will be representing Oakmont Education's Career Tech Sector Strategy Approach at the National Charter Schools Conference Panel in Washington, D.C. Our panelists will include Bob McCann, Chief Financial Officer at Oberer Companies, and Chef Brandon Chrostowski Founder, President & CEO of EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute.
YouthBuild Columbus Community School Finale on Fifth
On Thursday, May 12th, YouthBuild Columbus Community School celebrated the completion and sale of a home in East Columbus remodeled by students through the school’s Americorps program. The program is geared towards giving back to the community and being able to count community hours, and skills earned, towards graduation. The remodel took close to two years to complete and the students involved with the project were able to have an active part in the remodeling process and give back to their community at the same time. Dave Cash, Buddy Harris, and Molly Chase were at the event to see the completed product and met some of the students and staff involved in the project.
On the day of the event, students who worked on the house were providing tours of the house to visitors while detailing with pride the individual areas they personally had a hand in rebuilding. From replacing floorboards to installing a new roof, these students earned valuable skills toward a future in the building industry and completed a project they can truly be gratified by. The students also had an opportunity to meet and hand the keys over to its new owner, who just so happened to be their math teacher Ms. Moore.
YouthBuild’s next project will be in North Columbus and will begin over the Summer.
From the Charter School Specialists, "June 2022 Sponsor Connection".
Hamming it up for the camera!
A picture is worth a thousand words. Nothing beats capturing a student engaged in their work. We captured some great moments in education at our spring school photoshoots! Stay tuned for updated images in our forthcoming marketing materials!
Old Brook High School Parma Campus partners with Rockin' Frocks!
Old Brook High School Parma campus partnered with Rockin' Frocks, a non-profit organization that aims to bring the glamour of prom to all by encouraging teens to embrace their unique beauty and realize their self-worth. The organization outfits students in need with formal attire on a donation basis. Old Brook High School's Parma campus set up a viewing/storage area at their school to provide a safe and fun shopping environment for our Cleveland Network Students. Learn more about the organization here.
Employee Spotlight: Jason Wiggins Corporate Services Manager
Childhood memory: Spending every Sunday at my grandparents' farm. We'd play volleyball and horseshoes all day, eat dinner, sit by the campfire and sign while my grandpa played the guitar, then play cards and board games all night until we went home. I would love to have those days again!
Food: Anything Italian (pasta, pizza, etc.)
Book: Ordinary People by Judith Guest / Open: An Autobiography by Andre Agassi
Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving
Favorite Artist or Sports Team: Artist - Andy Warhol / Sports Team - Penn State Univ Womens' Volleyball Team (Coach Russ Rose)
Vacation destination: Australia / New Zealand
What is your ‘Why’? I am an "old soul" at heart and believe that every child deserves the opportunity to succeed. I also know that not every child will succeed in the exact same environment and believe that choices are extremely important. My 'why" is because I didn't have options when I was in school and I was a student that fell behind and needed some 1-on-1 attention and contact. I also love that my contributions to our organization and schools are positively impacting the lives and families of those who need it most.