Schools

Published April 5, 2019

WARREN — After rehearsing on the evening of March 28 on the Warren Woods Middle School stage, the Warren Woods Drama Club cast members gathered inside the choir room for “notes.” For about 30 minutes, Director Kristy Sikes provided feedback on their practice as the performers prepared for Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.” The cast features Warren Woods Public Schools elementary, middle and high school students.

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Published April 5, 2019

HARRISON TOWNSHIP/CLINTON TOWNSHIP — L’Anse Creuse Public Schools teacher Michael Kaufman has a way of molding hardworking students. In his 30-year career as an educator, Kaufman’s ability to motivate students to do their best has been recognized across the state.

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Published April 3, 2019

ROCHESTER/ROCHESTER HILLS/OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — The Rochester Community Schools district is entering phase 4 of it’s five-year, $185 million bond issue. With three phases complete, RCS Superintendent Robert Shaner said, the progress that contractors have made on the projects is “truly remarkable.”

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Published April 2, 2019

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MACOMB TOWNSHIP — The Chippewa Valley Educational Foundation’s ninth annual Taste for Education Dinner & Auction is set for 6 p.m. April 11 at Zuccaro Banquets & Catering, 46601 N. Gratiot Ave., in Chesterfield Township.

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Published April 2, 2019

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Clinton Township officially has a new ethics policy, but not all elected officials are in agreement regarding its parameters.

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Published April 2, 2019

FRASER/CLINTON TOWNSHIP/ROSEVILLE — On March 25, the seven-member Fraser Public Schools Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution opposing commercialized marijuana facilities — both medical and recreational — in Fraser, Roseville and Clinton Township.

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Published April 1, 2019

BIRMINGHAM — District students will soon see new engineering technology equipment. “Why engineering technology?” Hallie Snyder, Birmingham Public Schools coordinator for career-focused education, asked during a March 19 presentation before the BPS Board of Education. 

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Published April 1, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Just as the Earth has fall, winter, spring and summer, Utica Community Schools’ music programming has its own seasons for marching, concerts and festivals. And unofficially, the school district has a season for winning a national award.

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Published April 1, 2019

WARREN — About 125 middle school students were up for the “challenge” March 26 at Macomb Community College’s South Campus in Warren. Students from Warren Consolidated Schools’ Middle School Mathematics Science Technology Center, or MMSTC, and from the Detroit Waldorf School participated in the college’s fifth annual Fluid Power Challenge. Representatives from several local companies were at the event to assist.

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Published March 29, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Robert Beato doesn’t know what he’s done to deserve being named the Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals Principal of the Year.

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Published March 29, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — How do you get more than 100 fifth-graders to stop talking at once? Put them in front of a chess board.

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Published March 29, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Christopher Tremblay, the author of “Walt’s Pilgrimage,” “Walt’s Pilgrimage Jr.,” “Walt of the Day” and “The ABC’s of Walt,” recently brought his books focused on Walter Elias Disney back to the school where he spent his primary years: Violet Elementary in Lake Shore Public Schools.

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Published March 29, 2019

EASTPOINTE — Medstar Ambulance is teaming up with Eastpointe High School to provide 12th-graders with a special program to not only train them to be an emergency medical technician, but also to promise anyone who passes the course a job upon completion.

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Published March 29, 2019

WARREN — A new program has started at Siersma Elementary School, and delicious meals are on the menu. The school has partnered with Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan, Wayne State University and the Michigan Department of Education to bring the Gleaners school food mobile program to Siersma once a month.

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Published March 29, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — While the current school year saw the start of new electives in Lamphere Public Schools, the curriculum will continue to evolve during the 2019-20 school year, with such additions as sports reporting and learning how to operate small unmanned aircraft, as well as other options across the district.

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Published March 27, 2019

TROY — Officials from the Troy School District and Oakland Schools, and members of the media surprised Costello Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Zach Rondot with the Oakland County Outstanding Teacher of the Year award in his classroom March 20.

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Published March 27, 2019

FARMINGTON — Farmington High School’s annual charity week saw students raise thousands of dollars for a cause that hits close to home.

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Published March 26, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — “Don’t Text and Die” is the message that Michiganders began seeing on billboards March 25 and will view throughout National Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April.

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Published March 26, 2019

BIRMINGHAM — By demonstrating the real-life consequences of substance abuse, the Birmingham Bloomfield Community Coalition’s Youth Action Board aims to help teens make informed decisions.The board’s annual Choices Youth Dialogue Day included court sessions on alcohol- and drug-related offenses, discussion groups, and more. Live court sessions were held before Judge Diane D’Agostini, of the 48th District Court in Bloomfield Hills.     

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Published March 26, 2019

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Kristina Martin was the one who was recently honored, but instead, the modest educator preferred to thank those who work in her orbit.

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