OSA is home to the Dance department, designed for advanced dedicated dancers. This department is very closely knit, which means that students in other departments don’t know that much about them. Dance Co-Chair, Alison Hurley, opened up about the class she teaches and I watched a class to get more information. --Holly Young
"Advisory was added to OSA’s schedule this year by Assistant Principal Ms. Zaugg."--Jif dillemuth
The Middle School Dance is coming up fast, and we need to know more about it.
The Charter renewal process should be straightforward, however, this year the Oakland Unified School District has put up certain obstacles making it more complex. The issue is that OUSD feels that the OSA audition process is illegal. This leaves our school with three options. - Nat salop
"There are many fun, exciting, and interesting events coming up through September and October at OSA."--Carly thacker, 6th grade
"This year OSA has not only experienced schedule changes, but also changes in the administration, because the previous Executive Director, Brian Kohn, left at the end of the last school year. Due to this change, the administration had to shift their roles to different interim positions."
"Every year, 6th graders at Oakland School for the Arts get to go on a trip to the downtown library on 14th Street. This year students will be walking there on September 25th and October 2nd. I asked 7th graders for their opinion on the trip last year and current 6th graders to see if they were excited."--Holly young, 6th grade
"Visual arts is one of the hardest emphasis's to get into at OSA. It is also one of the most mysterious. To learn more about this emphasis, I interviewed the new seventh graders about their time in Visual Arts so far. " --Hazel Phillips, 7th grade
"In the past month or so, OSA has been abuzz with talk of the recent charter renewal."