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Schools

Published March 27, 2016

MACOMB COUNTY — Dan Loepp, who has been the president and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan for 10 years, has been chosen as this year’s De La Salle Collegiate High School honoree for its annual Christian Brothers’ Dinner.

The Christian Brothers’ Dinner is attended by nearly 1,000 men, including alumni, fathers of current students, and other friends of De La Salle and the Brothers of the Christian Schools. Proceeds from the event, which includes a silent auction, benefit the school’s tuition assistance program.

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Published March 26, 2016

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Leadership students from L’Anse Creuse High School and L’Anse Creuse Middle School-Central recently joined forces to show their gratitude to some local war veterans.

LCHS teacher Tamara Ishak said the idea for the recent Thank You Card initiative sprang up when her students discussed wanting to complete a community service project that would make a lasting impact on their school community and beyond.

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Published March 26, 2016

WARREN — Approximately 60 local high school students with disabilities learned valuable information about finding a job when they participated in a human resource managers fair March 23 at Cousino High School.

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Published March 23, 2016

EASTPOINTE — The Michigan School Reform Office, or SRO, is set to post its job opening for a CEO at four East Detroit schools — East Detroit High School, Kelly Middle School, Bellview Elementary and Pleasantview Elementary — amid meetings with the district.

Caleb Buhs, public information officer for the Michigan Office of Technology, Management and Budget, which oversees the SRO, said that as of March 14, there was little else new on that front.

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Published March 23, 2016

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Over the course of four days in late February and early March, more than 415 individuals connected to Chippewa Valley Schools were interviewed by a team from AdvancED, a global accreditation service.

While the district’s schools had already received accreditation individually, the purpose of AdvancED’s visit was to seek systemwide accreditation as a whole district.

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Published March 23, 2016

PLEASANT RIDGE — Roosevelt Elementary School may no longer have basketball courts along Ridge Road, but a new collaboration between the city of Pleasant Ridge and the Ferndale School District will see a new play structure put in that is designed for accessibility.

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Published March 23, 2016

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WARREN/STERLING HEIGHTS — The Library of Michigan recently awarded 13 elementary school libraries in the Warren Consolidated Schools district with a certificate of completion for meeting the qualified or exemplary status of the measurement benchmarks for Michigan School Libraries for 21st Century Schools.  

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Published March 23, 2016

The Troy Creative Minds group meets for around three hours on the weekends, practicing ways to solve problems on the fly —  in front of an audience.

Veronica Ballios is an eighth-grader at Larson Middle School. She’s been on her team, The Rainbow Seven, for six years.

She said the improvisational challenges involve identifying real-world problems and educating others about them or solving technical challenges.

“It’s a lot of fun. They give you some elements to put in a story, and you come up with a story,” Ballios said.

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Published March 23, 2016

MADISON HEIGHTS — Their professions vary — mayor, police chief, superintendent, radio personality, TV reporter and more — but their message is the same: “Read!”

A revolving door of special guests has been generating buzz in the kindergarten classes at Simonds Elementary, brought together by teacher Lori Davis.

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Published March 23, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — After spending decades in the district, even helping to open one of its schools, South Lake Schools Superintendent Pamela Balint will retire at the end of the 2016 school year.

Balint began working in South Lake as a teacher in 1993 and worked with a group of other teachers to open the Koepsell Education Center in 1996 as a William Glasser Quality School. She went on to become principal of the school, and then curriculum director of the district before being named superintendent six years ago.

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Published March 23, 2016

BIRMINGHAM — At a time when there has been much debate and conversation about religious sensitivity and discrimination, Birmingham School District students are participating in a program where they learn about different religions.

The program, Religious Diversity Journeys, is presented by the InterFaith Leadership Council of Metropolitan Detroit and allows seventh-grade students from various school districts to learn and experience religions they might not be too familiar with by visiting the places of worship.

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Published March 23, 2016

WEST BLOOMFIELD —  In the midst of heightened stereotypes and debates about diversity, West Bloomfield seventh-graders are breaking barriers by learning about religions found in the metro Detroit region.  

The Religious Diversity Journeys program, which is sponsored by the InterFaith Leadership Council of Metropolitan Detroit, is designed to immerse Oakland and Wayne County seventh-graders in various religions. The program follows the state’s seventh-grade content expectations in world religions. 

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Published March 23, 2016

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Passwords for West Bloomfield student Google accounts were reset after the West Bloomfield School District learned of an internal security breach that impacted a network-stored file containing student information. 

The file involved in the breach included the following student information: Google account usernames and passwords; first, middle and last names; student identification numbers; and students’ grade levels, graduation years, school names and birthdates. 

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Published March 23, 2016

ROCHESTER — Rochester College will soon be home to a new sports arena, which has been a long time in the making, according to college officials.

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Published March 22, 2016

FARMINGTON HILLS  — It could have been 1996 that day. 

With a Spider-Man cap on his head, a Day-Glo necklace hanging from his neck and a Detroit Lions jersey on his back, Warner Upper Elementary School fifth-grader Gabriel Poole danced, laughed and played with others on “shredded” ice. 

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Published March 18, 2016

MACOMB COUNTY —  Macomb Community College is raising its tuition rates.

At its regular monthly meeting March 15, the Macomb Community College Board of Trustees voted 5-1 to raise tuition rates for the fall 2016 through spring/summer 2017 semesters.  

Tuition for residents will increase to $97 per credit hour from $94, which is a 3.2 percent increase. For a Macomb student taking 12 credits per semester, which is considered full time, the new tuition rates will result in an increase of $36 for the semester.

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Published March 16, 2016

After months of zealous discussion at Farmington Public Schools Board of Education meetings, community forums and coffee hours, school board trustees voted to close Harrison High School and repurpose Dunckel Middle School as a K-eight STEAM academy.

During a heated Board of Education meeting March 15, parents, educators and community members spoke their minds on the matter before the school board.

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Published March 16, 2016

Utica Community Schools students will get a sneak peek of the adult world at the Career Expo 2016 March 29.

The event, which takes place at Eisenhower High School in Shelby Township, will invite an estimated 100 professionals from different careers.

They will teach students about their jobs and the education, qualifications and skills needed to do them. Students and their parents are welcome, as is school district staff, according to UCS.

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Published March 16, 2016

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — More than 20 restaurants and gourmet markets will be the feature attraction of the sixth annual Chippewa Valley Educational Foundation Taste Fest.

Taste Fest is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. March 23 at Zuccaro Banquets and Catering,  46601 Gratiot Ave. in Chesterfield Township.

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Published March 16, 2016

WEST BLOOMFIELD — A piece of the West Bloomfield School District’s past will be unveiled during a historical celebration at the West Bloomfield Township Public Library at 7 p.m. March 30. 

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