Tag Archives: Westlake Middle School

Prescott Principal Enomwoyi Booker

Oakland Schools in Turmoil as District Threatens to Remove 17 Principals

As the school year begins to wind down, planning is underway for next year. But many of Oakland’s schools – especially flatland schools – are in turmoil and are anxiously worrying whether the district administration [...]
The Westlake Middle School community stood at the Wednesday School Board meeting to demontrate  with their  solidarity with principal Misha Karigaca, who the distict is removing from the school. Photo by Ken Epstein

Are Oakland Public Schools Being Displaced by Local Charters? Displacement, lack of jobs forcing families out; school sites eyed by luxury developers

Oakland teachers, parents and students who are dedicated to maintaining and improving their schools are increasingly finding themselves in conflict with a school district leadership that is committed to turning over more space at their [...]
Principal Misha Karigaca

District Removes Popular Principal and Will “Co-locate” Charter School at Westlake

Westlake Middle School students, parents and teachers are angry and confused after learning in the past week that the district has decided to “co-locate” a charter school onto their campus and remove their beloved principal, [...]
The Westlake community went to the June 10 school board meeting to oppose placing a charter high school on their campus. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Board Members Balk at Placing Charter High School on Middle School Campus

Several members of the Oakland Board of Education are balking at a proposal of the Oakland Unified School District administration to place a charter high school on the same campus as Westlake Middle School, leading [...]
Oakland Raiders with Westlake Middle School Students.

Raiders Promote Healthy Living at Westlake Middle School

Oakland Raiders teamed up with Westlake Middle School on Tuesday to discuss the importance of healthy living and active lifestyles as apart of United Way’s Annual “Hometown Huddle” campaign. Un