Vol: 16 No: 26 March 30, 2018





Prom is Saturday, May 5th at Eve’s Waterfront (same venue as last year). Tickets will be on sale at lunch in Ms. Zaugg’s office or Ms. Charity’s room.  Guest request forms are also available and must be returned before you buy a guest ticket.

Juniors and Seniors who wish to run for Prom Court, you can sign up outside Ms. Zaugg’s office (319),  See the sign up sheet for Court titles and details.


Lip Sync Battle: Teachers vs. Students

Lip Sync Battle Teacher vs Students. If you are interested in auditioning for being a part of a teacher vs student Lip Sync Battle come and sign up with Ms Kuzmeski in room 322. The audition is going to happen Friday the 13th at lunch in room 322. When you audition, come with a song ready to perform. If you have any questions please see Ms Kuzmeski.


Spring College Night

Wednesday, April 11th from 6 to 8pm in the Student Center

All students are welcome to attend our Spring College night to learn about four year as well as community college transfer options. Some of the participating institutions include Peralta College transfer programs, Transfer guarantee to Historically Black Colleges, Cal State East Bay, SF State, Emerson  College, Cornish College of the Arts, Pathways to Law School and the Relativity School.







March 2018 Spotlight:




OSA Day at the Ball Park!




The APT is excited to offer our students, teachers, parents, guardians and friends the opportunity to buy discounted tickets to see the Oakland A’s take on the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday, May 5 at 6:00 PM.

Let’s celebrate Cinco de Mayo together and start a new community event in the process!
Did we mention it’s also Marvel Super Hero Day?
AND did we mention that Black Panther bobbleheads will be given to the first 15,000 that attend?

Tickets can be purchased for $35 (normally $42). On sale now for the OSA community and your friends. Spread the word!

You can buy tickets here: Purchase A’s Tickets

We are also looking for parents to organize grade-level tailgates before the game. Sign up is here: Tailgate Sign Up

Thank you—we look forward to seeing you at the game!



OSA Spring Dance Concert 2018



Come see Oakland School for the Arts School of Dance in their one and only Dance Concert of the year!

See what the Middle and High School dance students have been working hard toward all year!  

Featuring choreography from OSA School of Dance’s Senior Class of 2018 and Department Chair Mr. Reginald Ray-Savage!

4 Shows Only!

Thursday, May 24 @ 7pm**OPENING NIGHT SPECIAL:


Friday, May 25 @ 7pm
Saturday, May 26 @ 7pm
Sunday, May 27 @ 3pm

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to show your support for all the hard work and discipline these young people have put into themselves and their art!  

Tickets: $25 General Admission, $15 Students/Seniors (with valid ID)*

*Friday & Saturday Only: Groups of 6 or more get 10% off! Enter discount code “Group” at checkout.

**PLEASE NOTE: Due to high demand, latecomers tickets are subject to being released**

Please plan to arrive at least 30 minutes before the show starts, as parking in the area can be very challenging.

*Online ticket sales end 12pm on the day of the show for all 7pm shows and 12pm on Saturday for Sunday’s 3pm show.

Tickets will be available for sale at the Box Office starting 1 hour before show time.

Thank you for your support!




OSAEST Presents: Social Media

OSAEST had contracted with BACA to provide the Social Media presentation. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen changes at BACA, they are not able to come on the scheduled date. With all of the OSA activities at this time of year, it was not possible to find an alternate date this school year.  While we have to cancel the event this year, we are working to reschedule for early in the fall.

Mark your calendar for the final seminar in the series: Preventing Eating Disorders in Teenagers: A Non-Diet Approach to Food; May 9th; 6 pm; Student Center






Executive Director Meeting Notes

March 12, 2018



Thank you to everyone who was able to attend one of the recent Executive Director’s meetings. The Strategic Plan was discussed and there was a robust Q&A session.

For more information, please review the meeting notes from the March 12th meeting here: E.D. Meeting Notes – 3/12/18








AP Exams for enrolled High School Students


Tests for high school students currently enrolled in one of our six AP classes are approaching, and will be administered from May 7 – May 16. The schedule appears below. All AP students must submit a test order form and deposit of $20 toward the testing fee by Friday March 16th. Details and deposit forms have been distributed in AP classes; extras are available in the front office. The total fee, per test, is $94. Payment in full is also accepted.

If anyone is able to sponsor a student who may face economic hardship in paying for this test, please simply write your check – payable to OSA – for any additional amount as you are able. Any excess amount will be donated to the Student Leadership Fund, and is not tax-deductible. Additionally, those for whom the fee is an obstacle to taking the AP test(s) should please contact Ms. Douglass byMarch 16th in Room 227a or at 873-8815.

Tests will be given at school; rooms will be announced closer to the test dates.

Monday, May 7   12:00pm Psychology
Friday, May 11   8:00am US History
Friday, May 11   5:00pm Studio Art – deadline to submit online portfolio
Monday, May 14   8:00am Music Theory
Tuesday, May 15   8:00am Calculus AB
Wednesday, May 16   8:00am English Language & Composition

Thank you! Please contact Ms. Douglass with any questions: rdouglass@oakarts.org or 873-8815.









Running April 10 through May 13, SJDC’s Spring 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

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–spring_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


  • 4/2-4/6 SPRING BREAK
  • 4/10 APT Board Meeting; Student Center; 6pm-7pm
  • 4/11 Spring College Fair; Student Center; 6pm-8pm
  • 4/17 APT and Emphasis Meetings; Student Center; 6pm-8pm
  • CANCELLED: 4/18 OSAEST Presents: Helping Your Student With Social Media; Student Center; 6pm
  • 4/24 APT-POC Meeting; Student Center; 6:30pm-8pm



Important Links





The Parent Trap!

This is where you’ll find information about any and all fun events, activities and classes shared by parents for parents.




Come see Theater student Elliot Vozenilek-Wolff at Live Oak Theater in Berkeley in Shifting Spaces/ATrio of Bold New Plays. March 23-April 8th.


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