Schools

Published May 9, 2016

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Since its inception 13 years ago, participants in the local Save the Manatee 5K race have raised nearly $120,000 for nationwide education and conservation efforts.

Lesley Argiri, a L’Anse Creuse High School biology teacher, leads the way as race director. The 2016 Save the Manatee 5K is scheduled for May 21 at Lake St. Clair Metropark in Harrison Township. There is also a 2-mile fun walk and a Mini Manatee Mile that participants can partake in.

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Published May 6, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — In their third year of existence, the South Lake High School Mighty CavBots are taking to the seas — or at least a pool.

The robotics club has earned a spot to compete in the sixth National SeaPerch Challenge, to be held May 20-21 on the campus of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. 

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Published May 6, 2016

WARREN — It was a showdown on the water May 5 at Warren Woods Tower High School.

Students in Adam Dias’ and Paul Halichi’s science classes put their physics skills to the test when they competed in the school’s annual regatta boat race challenge.

The Hogwarts Express, the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and the Rainboat were among the teams whose boats sailed across the WWTHS pool in an effort to claim victory. Staff and members of the student body who didn’t have any tardies or unexcused absences were invited to watch the action.

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Published May 5, 2016

WALLED LAKE — The Pleasant Lake Elementary PTA announced April 29 that it is cooperating with the West Bloomfield Police Department on an investigation into the PTA’s financial records. 

More than $6,100 in questionable charges are being investigated. 

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Published May 5, 2016

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Some of the Detroit Lions’ most recognizable faces stopped by Tenniswood Elementary School on May 4 to encourage students to adopt healthy habits now for a healthy life later.

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Published May 4, 2016

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — The diligence of reporting the news by the Grosse Pointe South High School Tower newspaper staff was validated April 21 when the print publication won 48 individual awards at the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association’s spring awards ceremony in Lansing.

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Published May 4, 2016

AUBURN HILLS/FARMINGTON HILLS —  Tim Meyer, chancellor of Oakland Community College, is optimistic about the future of OCC.

During the OCC state of college report, the theme of Meyer’s address was “a vision for our future.” 

Meyer said that in the midst of graduation season, final exams, summer classes and more, the community college is also moving forward with a “dedicated focus on OCC’s vision for the future.”

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Published May 4, 2016

ROYAL OAK —  Superintendent Shawn Lewis-Lakin wants residents to know that “excellence is being achieved” in Royal Oak Schools.

The message was presented to a small, attentive crowd the evening of April 28 during the annual State of the Schools address inside the administrative office building.

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Published May 4, 2016

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WARREN/STERLING HEIGHTS/TROY — Improved security, updated technology, interior and exterior door replacements, improvements to heating and cooling systems, new school buses, and parking lot and sidewalk replacement are among the projects on the horizon for Warren Consolidated Schools after voters approved a bond issue during the May 3 general election.

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Published May 4, 2016

ROCHESTER — The Rochester Community Schools district was recently named among the nation’s Best Communities for Music Education by the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation.

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Published May 4, 2016

CENTER LINE —Community members are invited to see what Center Line Public Schools is all about.

School officials will hold the school system’s second annual district showcase from 5 to 8 p.m. May 12 at Center Line High School, 26300 Arsenal St. There is no cost to attend.

This year’s event has been dubbed “Imagine the Possibilities.” Last year’s district showcase proved such a success that school officials decided to bring it back for a second year.

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Published May 4, 2016

ROCHESTER/ROCHESTER HILLS — Trail users will soon have something colorful to look at as they bike, walk or run along the Clinton River Trail near Rochester College.

College officials are asking southeast Michigan artists to submit proposals for a mural that represents the Rochester region to be painted across two or three walls, totaling 900 square feet, fronting the Clinton River Trail in the college’s new Lake Norcentra Park.

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Published May 4, 2016

With 18 percent of the more than 17,000 registered voters casting a ballot, Lake Shore Public Schools will be able to improve buildings, technology and more with the help of a $35 million bond approved by voters May 3.

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Published May 3, 2016

ROCHESTER — Rochester-area high schools were once again named in U.S. News & World Report’s list of the best high schools in the state.

The nationwide report looked at overall student performance on state assessments and college readiness for 28,561 high schools throughout the country from the 2013-14 school year. Only those schools that earned a national gold or silver medal were eligible for state ranking.

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Published May 3, 2016

GROSSE POINTES — Officials in the Grosse Pointe Public School System are still working to ensure that the drinking water in the district’s buildings is within the allowable levels for lead and copper, per the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Water testing March 29-31 by Testing Engineers & Consultants Inc., or TEC, determined problem areas at six schools: the Barnes Early Childhood Center; Brownell and Pierce middle schools; and Defer, Kerby and Maire elementary schools. 

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Published May 3, 2016

HAZEL PARK — The Hazel Park Board of Education and the Hazel Park Education Association have finalized a memorandum of understanding on the school year for 2016-17 that will see certain benefits restored and more training for teachers, as well as a longer school year.

While the two parties have a collective bargaining agreement through Aug. 17, 2017, the district’s Deficit Elimination Plan with the Michigan Department of Treasury requires that the board and employees reach a yearly agreement as they work toward moving out of debt by 2020.

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Published May 2, 2016

BIRMINGHAM — The Birmingham Bloomfield Community Coalition hosted its 11th annual Choices Youth-led Dialogue Day April 26 at the First Presbyterian Church of Birmingham.

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Published May 2, 2016

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WARREN/STERLING HEIGHTS/TROY — Warren Consolidated Schools residents will head to the polls May 3 to vote on the district’s $134.5 million bond issue.

If the bond issue passes, it will fund a number of updates throughout the district, including technology, security, and facility upgrades.

“We’re optimistic,” Acting Superintendent Sharon Irvine said. “We certainly have been appreciative of the level of support from the community.”

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Published May 2, 2016

WARREN — Members of the Great Lakes Taiko Center in Novi recently left their mark on the Butcher Educational Center in Warren Consolidated Schools.

The group spent time at the school teaching the district’s seventh-grade Middle School Visual and Performing Arts (MSVPA) students how to play the Japanese raion taiko drums.

The lessons culminated on April 22 when the Great Lakes Taiko Center teachers brought their drums to the school for a performance that demonstrated their skills, talent and stamina.

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Published April 27, 2016

ROCHESTER HILLS — Getting up in front of a crowd of people is a challenge for many people, regardless of their age.

But Stephanie Bickel, of Speak by Design, says it doesn’t have to be that way.

Bickel recently visited Musson Elementary School to present a workshop to third-graders — including her own twins — aimed at developing students’ speaking skills, while inspiring them about their future professions.

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