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Published November 1, 2015

HAZEL PARK — Students at Hazel Park High are making an effort to keep their language clean for a good cause.

The school is selling wristbands and swear jars for No Swear November, with the proceeds going to Hazel Park Youth Assistance, which assists families at Hazel Park High in a number of ways, including shopping sprees for school supplies.

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Published October 28, 2015

SOUTHFIELD — The ambassador of India to the U.S. paid a visit to Lawrence Technological University recently.


Following a tour of the Center for Innovative Materials Research from University President Virdinder Moudgil, a reception was held Oct. 16 for the ambassador, Arun Kumar Singh, featuring a handful of local elected officials at the University Technology and Learning Center  Gallery on campus.

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Published October 28, 2015

MACOMB COUNTY — Students need tutors in various schools to complete coursework, and Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan is trying to accelerate that process.

The organization’s mission values, as stated on its website, include providing quality and professional services that help mobilize hope in surrounding communities.

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Published October 28, 2015

Stevenson High School students aren’t joking about a couple of nights of comedy, laughs and talent this November.

The school will host “A Night of Comedy … Mostly” Nov. 6 and 7. According to Stevenson staff, the nights are designed to exhibit creativity. Students from the school’s Titan Theater Troupe will put together comedic skits and showcase displays of acting, singing and dancing.

Overall, about 100 Stevenson students will be getting involved, according to Stevenson drama teacher and director Mark Johnson.

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Published October 28, 2015

LANSING — A group of Michigan lawmakers are trying to pass a bill they feel would help strengthen the educational development of all Michigan children.

On Oct. 15, bill No. 4822 passed in the Michigan House of Representatives. The bill now goes to the Senate. If passed and then finally signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder, the bill would mandate that students be retained in third grade if they are more than one grade level behind in reading.

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Published October 28, 2015

WARREN — City employees, local businesses and private citizens have come together to resupply students at Warren’s Carlson Elementary School.

Students, parents, teachers and the school’s principal were at Warren City Hall on Oct. 20, where they took delivery of a bounty of binders, markers, notebooks, paper, pencils, glue and other classroom items, collected over the last month through a cooperative effort.

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Published October 23, 2015

WARREN — There is a vacancy on the Van Dyke Board of Education.

Board President Jim Brinkey resigned his position, effective Oct. 19. Brinkey had served on the school board for eight years.

“It was time to step aside,” he said. “I appreciate the rest of the board and their help with me the past eight years and the opportunity to serve the community. I really enjoyed it. It was a learning experience. I enjoyed showing up at board meetings and interacting with the students and the staff at all the events I attended.”

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Published October 22, 2015

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — Faculty members at University Liggett School are highlighting two programs this year that they say are proving successful.


The Buddy Bench program was implemented this year for the lower school students, which has been popular.

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Published October 22, 2015

GROSSE POINTE — Last year, Girl Scout Troop No. 75314 at Maire Elementary School in the Grosse Pointe Public School System created an official monarch waystation to help monarch butterflies.


“We overhauled our garden, and the monarchs loved our garden all summer. In fact, over 180 monarch eggs were found in the garden, raised by hand and released,” Maire second-grade teacher and troop leader Sarah Neely said in an email. “We need to get the word out about the importance of planting milkweed.”

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Published October 21, 2015

WARREN — The hard work and dedication of Fitzgerald High School teacher Ken Krause has been noticed by the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants.

The organization named Krause its 2015 MICPA Outstanding High School Teacher.

Krause, who teaches several classes — including accounting I and II, business law, marketing I and II, financial literacy, and U.S. history — was recognized at the Oct. 8 Fitzgerald Public Schools Board of Education meeting.

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Published October 14, 2015

ST. CLAIR SHORES — While grandpa may have walked to school in 10 feet of snow uphill both ways, that’s not usually the case anymore.


With schools of choice, parents heading off to work and safety concerns, seeing children traipse through the neighborhood on their way to school is no longer a regular sight in many places.


But about 400 students took to the sidewalks Oct. 7, learning about healthy habits and safety during Masonic Heights Elementary School’s Walk-to-School/Walk-a-Thon Day.

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Published October 14, 2015

UTICA — Utica High School theater students are counting down the days until they perform a unique play based on the characters from Bram Stoker’s “Dracula.”

The school will perform “Dracula,” by Utica alumnus and playwright Jake Feeman, Nov. 5-7. The production will be an additional time that an original Feeman composition has been presented at the school, with another being “Lovely Lovely Valentine” last school year.

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Published October 14, 2015

MOUNT CLEMENS — Henry Ford Macomb Hospital has opened its first school-based health center at Mount Clemens High School.

Henry Ford officials said the clinic, which is being called Clem Care, is for patients 10 to 21 years of age, and services students at both Mount Clemens Middle School and the high school, and those who qualify within the community.

The location is part of Henry Ford Health System’s network of school-based health centers throughout the service area.

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Published October 14, 2015

WARREN/STERLING HEIGHTS — Cousino High School junior Christina Bojovic was one of those kids who always liked to take apart various items and attempt to put them back together.

“I started it with some of my toys at the age of 6 or 7,” she said.

So visiting Rave Computer Oct. 2 on National Manufacturing Day with 20 of her fellow Career Preparation Center students was ideal. The Warren Consolidated Schools students spend part of the day at the CPC building and part of the day at their home school.

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Published October 14, 2015

BERKLEY — Pattengill Elementary School, part of the Berkley School District, was one of 13 Michigan schools to be named a National Blue Ribbon School for 2015 based on the school’s overall academic excellence.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the recognized schools Sept. 29, which included 335 schools nationwide. The award honors public and private schools in one of two performance categories — schools that achieve high learning standards and schools that make notable improvements in closing the achievement gap.

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Published October 13, 2015

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — When the Chippewa Valley football team took the field for its homecoming game against Utica Eisenhower on Oct. 9, it was 50 years to the date from Chippewa’s very first homecoming game.


More than 15 players from that 1965 team were on hand to participate in homecoming festivities this year, and also to share memories with their former classmates and teammates.


Some of those memories, 1964-65 Chippewa quarterback Bob Konupek said, include corn stalks and an unfinished high school building.

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Published October 7, 2015

MADISON HEIGHTS — Traffic crashes are the leading cause of teen deaths, and in nearly 6 out of 10 incidents, driver distraction was involved, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

The two most common distractions causing teen driver crashes are interacting with passengers and using a cellphone. Just one teen passenger doubles the risk that a teen driver will get into a fatal crash, while three or more quadruples the risk.

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