Schools

Published October 24, 2017

First lady Melania Trump and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos visited Orchard Lake Middle School in West Bloomfield on Monday, Oct. 23.

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Published October 17, 2017

HARPER WOODS — School officials and members of the community gathered in Harper Woods Oct. 4 to celebrate the ribbon cutting of the Distinctive College Prep charter school.

The new school is located in the former facilities of Bishop Gallagher Catholic High School — later known as Trinity Catholic High School — which closed in 2005, and Starr Academy, which took over the space and used it until its own closing in 2017.

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Published October 16, 2017

HARRISON TOWNSHIP/MACOMB TOWNSHIP — The L’Anse Creuse High School  and L’Anse Creuse High School – North volleyball teams are hosting a night of “Pink-Out” games to raise money for those fighting cancer.

On Tuesday, Oct. 17, L’Anse Creuse will host “Lancers vs. Cancer Pink-Out” games against Port Huron Northern High School. The freshmen will play at 4 p.m., junior varsity will play at 5:30 p.m., and the varsity team plays at 6:30 p.m.

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Published October 15, 2017

WALLED LAKE — “Every child, every day” was the motto of the 2016-17 school year at the Walled Lake Consolidated School District, according to the district’s annual report, released Oct. 5.

The district releases an annual report as a way to give faculty, staff and district families an overall look at the work that went into reaching the goals and creating a healthy community, officials said. 

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Published October 14, 2017

DETROIT — Each year, the students of University of Detroit High School and Academy take part in Pledge Detroit, the school’s annual service project.

Begun as a walkathon in 1973 as a way of raising financial-aid support for students, it was changed in recent years to a series of cleanup and refurbishment projects done by the students at locations around Detroit. This year’s Pledge Detroit took place Oct. 3.

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Published October 13, 2017

WARREN — The Van Dyke Public Schools $62.6 million bond issue that passed in 2008 will provide a bit of savings for taxpayers.

According to a district news release, school officials recently announced the sale of Van Dyke’s 2017 refunding bonds.

The district’s 2017 Refunding Bonds Series C were sold at a true interest rate of 3.08 percent with a final maturity of 2035, a repayment term of approximately 18 years, according to the news release.

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Published October 13, 2017

MADISON HEIGHTS — Madison District Public Schools is asking taxpayers to approve a $29.2 million bond proposal that will allow the district to borrow money to fund the construction of a new middle school at Madison High and to relocate Wilkinson Middle School students there, and to make other improvements at the high school and at Sunset Park, near the former Halfman Elementary. But critics say the proposal is both costly and unnecessary. 

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