Schools

Published May 9, 2016

BEVERLY HILLS — Time to break out the running shoes, the walking shoes, or just the pair of tennis shoes hiding in the back of the closet for the Birmingham Groves orchestras’ fourth annual Forte 5K Run/Walk at 9 a.m. May 22 at Beverly Park, 18801 Beverly Road in Beverly Hills.

The event is a major fundraiser for the school’s orchestra program. Proceeds from the race aid in funding the orchestra’s yearly fall camp, in securing instruction from members of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and in purchasing music and repairing instruments.

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Published May 9, 2016

MADISON HEIGHTS — There are 154 seniors graduating in the Lamphere High Class of 2016. Of them, 152 have already been accepted to college, and the other two have plans to attend a military school and a cosmetology school.

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Published May 9, 2016

ROSEVILLE — The Roseville Community Schools district is preparing for its third extended school year program for elementary school students this summer, alongside several others for preschool, middle school and high school students.

Assistant Superintendent Mark Blaszkowski said the district has its Steenland Elementary and Kment Elementary extended-year programs beginning in June, along with pre-kindergarten and kindergarten half-day programs, credit recovery programs for the middle school and high school students, and middle school math and literacy camps.

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Published May 9, 2016

EASTPOINTE — Over the course of two weeks, the students of an East Detroit school were gathering food and toiletry supplies to help cancer patients in need.

The second-graders at Forest Park Elementary School took some time each school day during the weeks of April 25 and May 2 to gather items brought in by students and their families, second-grade teacher Lauretta Fischer said.

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Published May 9, 2016

STERLING HEIGHTS — When it comes to paying for higher education, more than 30 local students recently added to their financial foundation thanks to the Sterling Heights Community Foundation’s annual scholarship program.

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Published May 9, 2016

STERLING HEIGHTS/UTICA — Some local high school students will be able to see their work used in the real world thanks to a partnership between Jimmy John’s Field and Henry Ford II High School.

Brian Berryman, executive director of baseball operations for the United Shore Professional Baseball League, said he reached out to the school with the idea of a storage space for bats and helmets at the ball field. Staff and students took a rendering of the project and ran with it.

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Published May 9, 2016

MADISON HEIGHTS — The Madison Heights Downtown Development Authority has announced its theme for this year’s Art Challenge: “This Is Home.” And this time, it’s about designing functional art in the form of bike racks that will be built by a local businessman and installed by the DDA around town.

Students from the Madison and Lamphere districts, as well as Bishop Foley Catholic High, are invited to submit designs for bike racks that reflect local businesses, neighborhoods or the city itself.

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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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