You’re Invited! Lighthouse Annual Gala on October 14th, 2017

September 5, 2017


This evening will celebrate the many journeys we all take in life and with your help, our students’ journeys. Lighthouse Community Public Schools students are really going places — hope to see you there!

Staff Spotlight: Lighthouse Instructional Data Manager, Jillian Roth, is featured on Schoolzilla

September 5, 2017

Our very own Jillian Roth, LCPS Instructional Data Manager, was interviewed by the nationally recognized school data platform, Schoolzilla, on her professional learning over the past year at Lighthouse. She reflects on how working at Lighthouse has helped her professional growth and development. In Jillian’s own words, she knew Lighthouse was where she wanted to work because:


The Lighthouse Class of 2017 Graduates

June 17, 2017

The Lighthouse Class of 2017 walked down the aisle of the Scottish Rite Center in Oakland on Friday, June 17th, on their way to pursue their dreams. 46 out of 49 Lighthouse seniors in the Class of 2017 were accepted to 4–year colleges! And every student in the Class of 2017 is headed off to a bright future — 14 students have decided to attend colleges in the UC system, 25 students will attend colleges in the CSU system, 9 students are off to community college, and 1 student is joining


Lodestar’s first Spring EXPO of student learning

June 2, 2017

Excitement and pride were palpable at Lodestar’s first Spring EXPO, as students shared their learning from the year with their families and community members. Kindergarten students taught audiences about recycling, reusing, and repurposing as part of their Trash to Treasure performance . Across campus, Lodestar 6th graders were demonstrating and describing their aquaponics systems. 2nd graders explored where 


Lighthouse 6th graders get cooking with Revolution Foods

May 29, 2017

Lighthouse 6th graders had an unforgettable opportunity to work with the chefs at Revolution Foods (our school breakfast and lunch providers here in Oakland) to prepare lunch for the organization’s board members!

After the meal was prepared and enjoyed, students presented about what they did and learned to the board. Arne Duncan, former Education Secretary under President Obama, recently joined the board at Revolution Foods and he was there to enjoy the meal and chat with students — what an amazing opportunity for Lighthouse students to meet someone standing in their corner on the national stage!


College Declaration Day 2017

May 27, 2017

Lighthouse seniors in the Class of 2017 made a huge announcement on May 25th: they declared where they will attend college in the fall!

College Declaration Day at Lighthouse is an inspiring event every year — students, families, staff, and community members celebrate the hard work of these incredible young people. Check out this year’s video of this special day and be inspired.


Come hear where our seniors are headed this fall!

April 24, 2017

The College Declaration Day ceremony on May 25th begins at 10:00 am in the MPR. Please RSVP to Join us for lunch after the ceremony and to hear more from some of our seniors. You’ll be inspired!

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Enjoy this video from College Declaration Day 2016!

Spring Making at Lighthouse

April 21, 2017

Students presented their projects at our Prototype Fair on April 21 and are busy preparing their projects for the Bay Area Maker Faire May 19-21. If you’re at the Maker Faire, be sure to stop by and see us!


November 28, 2016

Do you love books? What were your favorites as a kid? Together with Lighthouse, you can put books into the hands of children and make a real difference for Oakland students TODAY.

By giving right now you are purchasing relevant and engaging books for Oakland kids — and even better, your gift will be matched by an incredible anonymous donor. Your $30 gift will become $60, 6 books become 12 in the hands of Lighthouse students! $60 becomes $120, putting 24 books in students’ hands — books for an entire classroom of students!

Your gift now will be a bright light for Lighthouse kids. Be part of something beautiful. Donate now.


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