Schools

Published August 10, 2016

Wayne State University student Dylan Stanfield, a 2012 Troy High School graduate, said his recent stay in Japan helped him to be open to new things and to come out of his shell.

The Japan Center for Michigan Universities (JCMU) study abroad program is an immersive  educational and cultural experience established under the auspices of the sister-state relationship between Michigan and Shiga Prefecture in Japan.

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Published August 10, 2016

ROCHESTER HILLS/TROY/BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP/AUBURN HILLS — Voters passed two Avondale Schools millage proposals when they cast their ballots Aug. 2, according to unofficial results from the Oakland County Elections Division.

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Published August 9, 2016

WARREN — On the afternoon of Aug. 4, Warren Woods Tower High School 2016 graduate Justice Anyim was busy at work in the Make It Work special-needs summer school program.

The 18-year-old was crafting yet another pen made from wood to add to the collection of pens, keychains, serving trays, coasters and trivets the students have made this summer. A number of materials, including granite, were among the recycled items that students used.

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Published August 8, 2016

WARREN — Westview Elementary School in the Fitzgerald Public Schools district has been a gathering place this summer for students who are strengthening their academic skills.

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Published August 3, 2016

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — When Tommy Adams first walked around the Grosse Pointe Academy campus on Lake Shore Drive, he noticed something immediately.

“I loved the strong sense of community. When I came for my visits, I continued to fall in love with this institution, the small class sizes and the dedication of the faculty,” Adams said. “It aligned with my values and beliefs as an educator.”

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Published August 3, 2016

GROSSE POINTES — Over the years, Kathleen Abke has served as a Mason Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization president, vice president and board observer, and has held leadership positions with the Woods Shores Little League and Grosse Pointe Co-op Preschool. 

Abke now has another title — that of Grosse Pointe Public School System Board of Education trustee. At a special school board meeting July 6, the school board voted 6-0 to appoint Abke to the board. 

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Published August 3, 2016

FARMINGTON HILLS — Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School knows how to play well. 

The school’s Parent Teacher Group raised nearly $200,000 over the past two years to purchase a state-of-the-art interactive playground for preschool through eighth-grade students.

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Published August 3, 2016

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The sounds of Broadway during the World War II era will be coming to Chippewa Valley High School this month.

“The Golden Age,” a musical revue of musical numbers from shows of the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s, will sound from the school’s stage during an Aug. 26 performance.

The musical was created by Don Bischoff, Chippewa’s choreographer. Bischoff has more than 30 years of experience in performing, directing or choreographing.

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Published August 3, 2016

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Chippewa Valley Schools announced during the week of July 27 that it has been approved for systemwide accreditation by AdvancED, a global accreditation service.

AdvancED visited the district in late February and conducted more than 400 interviews and visited more than 100 classrooms to gain a complete picture of the school system.

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Published August 3, 2016

MACOMB COUNTY — The definition of manufacturing is probably different to a 60-year-old individual than to an 18-year-old.

Michigan has long been known as a manufacturing hub, complete with blue-collar workers who are willing to work in different capacities to achieve individual and business aspirations.

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Published August 3, 2016

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — A stroll and a conversation can often lead to a pragmatic exchange.

That’s what Clintondale Community Schools is trying to accomplish, recently introducing the “Walk and Talk” format to allow for members of the community to interact with school educators and administrators in a comfortable outdoor environment.

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Published August 3, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Offering a place for children and their parents to come and be creative and stimulate their minds, Lake Shore Public Schools is holding a four-week “makers camp” at Violet Elementary in August. 

It’s a “place where people can go to explore and create using a variety of materials,” said Amanda McCarthy, director of the Shores Creation Station Camp and Lake Shore’s technology coach and media coordinator.

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Published August 3, 2016

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Immanuel Lutheran Church and School is preparing for its Back2School Fest on Aug. 23.

It will be the church’s fourth year hosting the event, which coincides with its annual fun fair.

As part of the event, the church will distribute 2,000 backpacks and appropriate school supplies for anyone who attends.

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Published August 2, 2016

ROCHESTER HILLS — The hot topic of cyber security will be explored at Oakland University via a new two-year master’s degree program.

“Cyber security is a very big issue,” said Huirong Fu, an OU professor and coordinator of the new Master of Science in cyber security program. Students in the new program will learn to “determine the vulnerability in any system and how to defend it,” she said. 

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Published August 2, 2016

WARREN — Lincoln Middle School and Lincoln High School students who fell behind this past school year had the opportunity to get caught up in summer school programs offered in Van Dyke Public Schools.

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Published July 28, 2016

During a hearing in Macomb County Circuit Court in Mount Clemens July 28 to determine if a state-appointed CEO should take over administration of four schools in the East Detroit Public Schools district, both parties came to an agreement.

At the last court hearing, Macomb County Circuit Court Judge Joseph Toia allowed a state-named CEO for the four schools to have limited access to those schools for 10 days.   

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Published July 27, 2016

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP — After 18 months of work, the Chippewa Valley Schools Board of Education approved the goals of the district’s strategic plan through the 2019 school year.

The process began in January 2015, when district officials invited all members of the community to a forum to discuss what they would like to see improved in the district in the years ahead.

After more than a year of creating and revising goals for the strategic plan, the board approved the plan’s goals during a July 18 meeting.

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Published July 27, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Members of Lakeview Public Schools were in front of City Council in July, asking to beautify their portion of St. Clair Shores.

Since the district has expanded its Junior Optimist program to all grade levels, Lakeview has been looking for projects that students of all ages can do together. Optimist International states that its mission is to bring out the best in youth, communities and themselves. 

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Published July 26, 2016

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Sitting inside the cockpit of an A-7 Corsair II airplane at the Selfridge Military Air Museum gave 12-year-old Donovan Harry a good feeling.

“It felt like I was actually riding the airplane,” he said.

But if he had to fly the military aircraft for real, Harry would pass.

“Too scary,” he said.

Harry and his Warren Woods Public Schools School Age Child Care Summer Program classmates visited the Selfridge museum, located on the Selfridge Air National Guard Base, during the afternoon of July 14.

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Published July 20, 2016

WARREN — School may be out for the summer in Van Dyke Public Schools, but that hasn’t stopped a group of 140 elementary students from learning during the hiatus.

The students — entering kindergarten through sixth grade this fall — are brushing up on their math, reading and science skills by attending summer school this June and July at Lincoln Elementary School. There also has been time for outdoor recess.

Summer school is offered annually, free of charge, with staff changing up the lessons each year to keep the students engaged and on their toes.

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