Schools

Published May 7, 2021

WARREN/YPSILANTI — In 1974, while in speech class at Eastern Michigan University, Bennie Zizio left class to use the restroom.

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Published May 7, 2021

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — A Utica High School junior had a chance to be on live television with other local students during a Detroit Public TV program called “Please Listen: Students Talk About Mental Health and Suicide Awareness” April 28.

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Published May 7, 2021

TROY — Troy Athens High School student council members made another big impact for a Macomb County nonprofit that supports local foster kids.

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Published May 6, 2021

COMMERCE TOWNSHIP — Trying to get a law passed that would prevent the type of incident that killed 3-year-old Lilliana Kerr has been difficult for her mom.

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Published May 6, 2021

TROY — Troy School District high schoolers during the 2022-2023 school year and beyond will be able to get a little extra shuteye each morning before having to wake up for school.

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Published May 6, 2021

ROCHESTER HILLS — A barricaded gunman situation in Rochester Hills came to a close the morning of May 6.

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Published May 6, 2021

SHELBY TOWNSHIP/ UTICA — Since lockdown first began, Sarah Chisholm, who is a first grade teacher at Plumbrook Elementary in Sterling Heights, has been trying to find ways to inspire her students and their creativity while at home.

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Published May 4, 2021

GROSSE POINTES — One of the many issues the Grosse Pointe Public School System has faced during the pandemic is whether or not to open schools in-person full-time, in a hybrid format or in a virtual format.

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Published May 2, 2021

FARMINGTON — The Farmington Public Schools Board of Education unanimously approved the hiring of Jon Barth as the district’s new director of facilities recently.

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Published April 30, 2021

TROY — Troy School District music educators are celebrating another big victory this year, despite several changes the department has made in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Published April 29, 2021

GROSSE POINTE CITY/WOODS — As Grosse Pointe Public School System administrative staff members prepare to move to their new central offices this September, one local nonprofit organization is helping them with the process.

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Published April 28, 2021

MADISON HEIGHTS — The Madison District Public Schools will see savings of $747,000 in interest payments on school bonds, thanks to the recent sale of the district’s 2021 refunding bonds in the amount of roughly $9.6 million. The savings represent nearly 8% of the bonds that remain.

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Published April 27, 2021

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — For the last 40 years, Grosse Pointe South High School art students have showcased their talents in the school’s annual ArtFest.

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Published April 26, 2021

CLINTON TOWNSHIP/MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Despite a rise in COVID-19 cases over the last couple of weeks in Macomb County, Chippewa Valley Schools Superintendent Ron Roberts said there’s hope the community is over the peak.    

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Published April 24, 2021

ROSEVILLE — After missing a year due to COVID-19, the Joe Manfreda Dream Dash will return to Roseville.

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Published April 24, 2021

TROY — A new nonprofit co-founded by five International Academy East freshmen has given elementary students in the Troy School District a taste of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics through its latest 10-week program.

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Published April 23, 2021

SHELBY TOWNSHIP/ UTICA — The Shelby Junior High School Student Council has been running what it is calling a “reverse fundraiser” for the community, in which the council raises funds to support local restaurants that are struggling during the pandemic.

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Published April 22, 2021

SOUTHFIELD — In March, Southfield Mental Health Associates interns Keyshawn McMiller and Kashmin Dalal created the League of Extraordinary Youth-Esteemed Teens empowerment groups, an eight-week series to teach teens soft skills and provide a supportive and purpose-driven, group-focused space for high schoolers in the Southfield.

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Published April 21, 2021

BERKLEY — The Berkley School District has landed on two finalists to become its future superintendent.

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Published April 21, 2021

CENTER LINE — Center Line High School senior Marcos Flores has always had an entrepreneurial spirit.  

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