Annual Gala Is a Great Success for Student Programs

October 14, 2017

The Lighthouse Gala this year surpassed our goals, raising critical operational funding for Lodestar and Lighthouse programs. These funds give students at both sites access to art, music, theater, making and design, plus additional academic and socio-emotional support. We are thankful for the strong community that comes together each year with love and energy for our students!

“Si Se Puede!” Event at Lighthouse Celebrates Latino Heritage Month

October 11, 2017

At the Lighthouse Si Se Puede! Celebration, students visited stations where they created flags, decorated Dia de Los Muertos calaveras, created tissue flowers, designed papel picado, and enjoyed face-painting. While playing games, students learned more about Latino culture from parents and staff. And everyone enjoyed delicious tostadas!

Lighthouse Senior Applies to be a Firefighter!

October 4, 2017

Lighthouse 12th grader, Moises Espinoza, is proudly applying to a program to become a firefighter! For Moises’s mother, Mrs. Claudia, our K-8 front office administrative assistant, this is her last child left in Lighthouse. Both her older sons, Juan and Esteban, have already graduated from Lighthouse and are in college. We are so proud of our Lighthouse families!

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!

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