Oakland Charter high school senior awarded Student Change Maker award at Bay Area civics day by generation citizen
OAKLAND, CA - Congratulations to Julia Chen, a senior at Oakland Charter High School for being award the Student Change Maker award at the Bay Area Civics Day by Generation Citizen! We are so proud of you and all of your accomplishments. It is students like you that are truly making a difference in our world! Thank you for serving as a role model in our community.
During her speech, Julia told her peers - "Students need to know they have a voice... [Instead of] waiting for someone else to get the ball rolling, we need to create the conversation. We need to bring the issues to the table."
You can watch her speech here,
Oakland Charter High School Implements DAILy d.e.a.r. Program (Drop everything and read) for their students and staff
OAKLAND, CA - Oakland Charter High School recently implemented a daily D.E.A.R. program where students and staff "Drop Everything and Read" for 30 minutes each day. Each student has the opportunity to select a book of their choice and spend 20 minutes reading, five minutes writing in a journal, and five minutes discussing their book with their peers.
"D.E.A.R. creates an authentic opportunity for students and staff to share space and read together," says Adam Huwitz, Psychology teacher at Oakland Charter High School. "It promotes literacy in addition to building classroom community just sharing a peaceful space together."
Since starting D.E.A.R. at OCHS, students have enjoyed reading new books and improving their reading skills.
"The D.E.A.R. program has impacted me because now I read a lot more than I used to," says Luis Soberanis-Pacheco, a junior at Oakland Charter High School. "I almost never picked up any books besides textbooks that I needed to study so this is a good hobby I can use in the future."
To learn more about Oakland Charter High School, visit us at amethodschools.org/OCHS.