Vol: 16 No: 16 January 19, 2018




Finals Week Is Here!


Monday, 1/22 – Thursday, 1/25 , 8:10am – 12:50 pm every day, No School On Friday, 1/26.





OSA Arts Festival: Future Spaces



Since space is limited, we encourage you to purchase your tickets asap!  Purchase Tickets Here


Please donate your time to support our students during this wonderful event! Sign Up to Volunteer Here

Spread the Word!

Share our Facebook page: OSA FB Page

Check out our website: OSA Arts Festival


If you are experiencing problems accessing Konstella, please contact Meg McAdam.




SAT Prep Course at OSA

Achieve Learning is offering an SAT Prep Course at OSA beginning at the end of January. Please email Wendy Snyder, the College Counselor, to save your spot. wsnyder@oakarts.org

Mondays 1:00-5:00
1/29 – Diagnostic Test
2/5 – Day 1 Instruction
2/12 – Day 2 Instruction
2/19 – NO CLASS
2/26 – Day 3 Instruction
3/5 – Day 4 Instruction

Tuition is currently estimated at $150 per student, if 20 students participate.

This amount is subject to change in the event that fewer than 20 students participate.

In total, the course is 16 hours of instruction and 4 hours of testing. A diagnostic test is provided, as well as in-class testing for comparison.

Each day is dedicated to one of the four primary subjects of the SAT, while one day, usually the second, will include a lesson on the Essay, which we recommend all students take (it is optional on the official exam).


Senior Portraits!

The deadline to order prints has been extended until January 31st!  See the Shooting Stars website for more info and proofs. Please contact them directly with any additional questions and concerns. Proofs from the 12/22 will be here this week. Photos taken on the 12/22 date are also available online. 

The photo company website will allow you to order. You can view the photo and place an order they will ship directly to you. You will need her access code, but they will give you that as well.

Shooting Stars Productions


800-311-7784 (toll-free)
415-695-1010 (local)
415-695-1019 (facsimile)






High School Winter Ball

The Wildfire Benefit Gala tickets are now on sale at the 19th St entrance or in-hand to any Student Council member but it must be exact change! Ticket prices are $10 for V.I.P, $6 General Admission and $7 at the door.
It is not too late to invite a guest from outside of school, but there is only one guest per OSA student and you must receive, fill out and return the form that you get from Ms.Zaugg.
As an add to the dance, will be doing a clothing drive ticket raffle! Each student that brings a piece of clothing donation to the dance will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a gift card. Raffle tickets will also be for sale at the dance as well.
Last but not least, joining the band ensemble is Dead Girl’s Candy. They and many other bands will be performing at this semi-formal event next Thursday, January 25th, 7 to 9:30 PM at Sweets’ Ballroom.

Any questions can go to any Student Council member.


Friday Night Movie

Students are invited to a screening of My Life As A Zucchini hosted by Gender Equity Club on Friday February 2 at 4:30 in Room 338. It is a heartwarming claymation movie about a boy finding his way in the foster care system and challenging norms of masculinity.


Lunchtime Embroidery Workshop

Students are invited to come to an Embroidery Workshop with Gender Equity Club on January 30 at lunch in Room 323! Learn to embroider, make some pals, and listen to some bops!





Learning Center

Volunteer Opportunities


Are you an avid reader, a history buff or a science expert eager to share your knowledge with kids?  Do you have a desire to discuss some interesting Young Adult novels or investigate interesting scientific questions in a lively group format once or twice a week with our students?  If you answered YES to these questions, the Learning Center is the place for you!

We are looking for interactive and engaged volunteers to commit to one or two (or three!) days a week.  The Center is open Mondays from 12:50-4:15 and Tuesdays through Fridays from 3:10 – 5:00. Currently the Center is run by OSA staff members and provides math assistance Tuesday through Friday from 3:30-4:30, but more help and parent expertise is greatly needed!

Please email Ms. Smith with any ideas: ssmith@oakarts.org. We look forward to hearing from you very soon.  Thank you for everything you do for OSA!


Call for OSA Photos

Hello APT Community!
Advancement is always looking for images to use in our communications with Major Donors, Foundations and community partners. We know you are out there at all the shows, exhibitions and more.  Please send us photos that would help tell the story of the great things happening at OSA! We would be very grateful!
Please include photo credit information and relevant details about the image.
Thank you!
OSA Advancement



Audio Production and Design After Hours

MS & HS, All Emphases Welcome

2 Terms Left:

February 5th – March 2nd (Except Presidents Day, February 19th)
March: 5th – 29th

In the Recording Studio (room 305)
4:30 – 6, Tuesday – Friday
during regularly scheduled school days

$500 per student per session; 8 seats available
Not open to current AP&E students

“Audio Production After Hours” is an opportunity for students outside of the AP&E emphasis to get an introduction to the music production process, and the tools used in creating original projects. Course Topics: Software Instruments, Microphones, Signal Flow, DAWS, MIDI

If you have any questions feel free to email Mr. McGovern at cmcgovern@oakarts.org





Running January 30 through March 25*, SJDC’s Winter Intensive 2018 offers 2 Dance Training tracks:

-Beginner/Intermediate Foundation Training: 4:45-6:15pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays

-Intermediate/Advanced: 4:45-6:15pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays

and 11am-1:15pm on Saturdays and Sundays

*No classes: 2/10, 3/3-4

Oakland School for the Arts, 3rd Floor Dance Studios
530 18th Street
Oakland, CA 94612

Download your registration form here: http://www.savagejazz.org/uploads/3/1/9/6/31964201/registration–winter_2018.pdf

Or stop by the Dance Studio to pick up a registration form from Ms. Hurley.

(Registration materials required for all students)

Contact sjdcfb@yahoo.com with questions or for more information.



Important Dates

  • 1/15 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – SCHOOL CLOSED
  • 1/16 – APT – POC meeting; Student Center, 6:30pm
  • 1/24 – Director’s Coffee; 8:30am
  • 1/25 – End of Semester 1
  • 1/25 – OSAEST Presents: My Student Is Struggling, What can I do?; Student Center, 6 pm
  • 1/26 – SCHOOL CLOSED, Teacher Work Day


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