Oakwood Digital Academy
Participates in Relay for Life
Students and staff at Oakwood Digital
Academy joined many throughout the nation for the annual Relay
for Life Cancer Walk and Fundraiser.
The Student Leadership Team at Oakwood
organized a car wash fundraiser that was held on the day of the
walk. More than 20
student volunteers assisted with the car wash and the results
were amazing. A
total of $350.00 was raised for the cause.
Staff at Oakwood also helped to raise funds
by paying a $5 fee to wear jeans on Fridays as well as
participating in a NCAA bracket tournament to raise money for
We are excited to announce that a grand
total of $800.00 was raised for Relay for Life.
Everyone here at Oakwood looks forward to participating
Oakwood Digital Academy Students Tour Lockheed-Martin
On March 15, 2012, fifteen students from Oakwood Digital Academy
were hosted by Lockheed-Martin in Marietta for a tour.
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Oakwood Digital Academy
Hosts Mock-Interview Luncheon
Oakwood Digital Academy hosted its first annual Mock-Interview
Luncheon on March 13, 2012 in the Career Center. Please click
the full story.
Oakwood Digital Academy Hosts Community Blood Drive
On February 29, 2012, Oakwood Digital Academy partnered with the
American Red Cross to host its first annual Blood Drive in the
Eight student volunteers worked with the Red Cross in setting up
the blood drive and assisting donors.
Students, staff, and local community members, including thirteen
first time donors, collected 23 units of blood to better serve
the needs of our community. We would like to thank the digital
academy staff and students, our local community members, and our
neighboring school, Fair Oaks Elementary, who participated in
this dynamic community service event. We look forward to hosting
a community blood drive again next year!
Oakwood Digital Academy Visits Grady Hospital
Oakwood Digital Academy’s Post-Secondary Transition Coach, Mr.
Solomon Williams, took students, Lily H. and Porschee S. for a
visit to Grady Hospital on February, 8 2012 to participate in
the “Shadow a Nurse” program.
Both students are interested in becoming Registered
Nurses (RN) and working with trauma patients and infants and
this opportunity gave them up close experience of what being a
nurse will entail.
Both students had a great day of learning as they closely
observed nurses in the trauma division of the hospital.
Students, Jessica C. and Kiauna B. were able to
participate in “Shadow A Nurse” program last semester in their
focus area of Pediatrics.
They observed nurses in the Neo-natal and Pediatric
We are thankful to Grady Hospital for this partnership and thank
all the students who participated and took the first step toward
their career goals.
We look forward to providing this wonderful opportunity for
other student’s at Oakwood next school year.
Oakwood Signs a New Partner-in-Education
Members of Oakwood High School's Advisory Committee held a
meeting on Monday, January 23, 2012 to welcome Ryan Jones of
Ryan L. Jones and Associates, Inc. as an official
Partner-in-Ed. As part of his partnership agreement, Mr.
Jones will be providing leadership training for the students
attending Oakwood. He is also serving as a
business/community representative on our Advisory Committee
that is made up of students, staff, parents, and
Oakwood Student Leadership Team "Mugs" Its Neighbors
Prior to the holiday break in December, staff and students
participated in an event to "Mug Our Neighbors." This event
allowed Oakwood students to deliver coffee mugs filled with
candy to all our Oakwood neighbors. The event was planned
and carried out by the Student Leadership Team and was well
received by our neighbors.
Oakwood Hosts Food Drive to Support
The Center for Family Resources
The Oakwood Student Leadership Team coordinated a food drive to
support The Center
for Family Resources. Canned food was collected from
all staff and students on campus and was delivered in time for
the Thanksgiving Holiday. Thanks to all who participated
in helping those less fortunate.
Oakwood Helps Raise Money for the United Way
On Thursday November 10, 2011, Oakwood High
School held a Pizza Day fundraiser for the United Way.
Pizza and soft drinks were sold during lunch to raise
money for this great cause.
Oakwood’s United Way Ambassador, Mike Chumley, Principal,
Steve Butler and school Secretary, Sue Frislie, worked together
to organize a great fundraising activity for our campus.
A total of $232 was
raised from the pizza sale for the United Way.
Another component to our fundraising activities was to
offer a Jeans Day to staff members.
Any staff member who made a donation was able to wear
jeans on two different Thursdays during October and November.
After totaling all moneys raised from the pizza day and
the jeans day, Oakwood raised a total of $296 for the
In keeping with the “Live United” theme, our small campus
composed of several different entities took advantage of this
excellent opportunity to work together for a common cause on the
Oakwood Schedules Saturday "Catch Up"
We have scheduled four Saturday sessions that
will allow extra time for students to catch up on their course
work, get extra review for their upcoming EOCT, or spend more
one-on-one time with a teacher. Scheduled dates are
November 5th and 12th and December 3rd and 10th. Students
should see a staff member to sign up. A
with complete details and
FORM were sent home with each student on Friday, October 28.
Oakwood Digital Academy students participated
in an anti-bullying campaign the week of April 25-29th. Lessons
included how to recognize bullying, how to stand up to bullying
for yourself and for others, and what resources are available to
you through the school. Students wore purple wristbands with the
slogan “Be Cool, Not Cruel,” signed an anti-bullying pledge, and
wore purple on Friday to commemorate their week.