Schools

Published May 2, 2019

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Why save the manatee in a state where there’s nary a one for some 1,500 miles? “The manatee doesn’t live anywhere around here, but the environmental issues are a global problem,” said Lesley Argiri, a biology teacher at L’Anse Creuse High School and the founder of the Save the Manatee 5K, an annual fundraiser held at Lake St. Clair Metropark in Harrison Township. “Kids have to be aware of what’s going on worldwide.”

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Published April 30, 2019

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP/MACOMB TOWNSHIP — In the world of a high schooler, spring means prom, and if you’re a senior, graduation too.

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Published April 30, 2019

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — A new and improved kindergarten hallway at Erie Elementary is the result of what Principal Gerard Evanski described as “synergy” between himself, a local artist, school staffers and the Erie Parent Teacher Organization.

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Published April 30, 2019

FRASER — Three Fraser Public Schools teachers were recently honored for their dedication to the profession.

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Published April 30, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Lake Shore High School’s first-ever “Adulting Day" was held April 10.

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Published April 30, 2019

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Monsoons, human waste, scorching temperatures and the enemy. Those were among the elements Rufus McGaugh endured when — barely out of his teens — he was in the middle of combat as the Vietnam War raged on overseas.

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Published April 30, 2019

BERKLEY — A new mural designed by the fourth and fifth graders of Angell Elementary School has been installed inside the school. The mural, featuring a sun, the school and other scenes in clay, was constructed as a fifth-grade legacy project, with an assist from the fourth graders. In all, around 150 students helped design the mural, which was put together with the help of artist Laurie Eisenhardt.

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Published April 30, 2019

ROYAL OAK — In an effort to rejuvenate its 11th annual Michigan Green Schools awards ceremony, Oakland Schools and Oakland County government opted to move the event to the Detroit Zoo — which offers its own extensive green initiatives — and make a day of it April 23.

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Published April 30, 2019

ROYAL OAK — On April 22, Royal Oak students, parents, educators and dignitaries gathered for the annual Royal Oak Youth Assistance awards at the Royal Oak Elks Lodge.

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Published April 30, 2019

EASTPOINTE — Eastpointe High School is among several schools across the country helping girls to be their best selves through the Women of Tomorrow program.

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Published April 29, 2019

BEVERLY HILLS — Groves High School senior Allie Unger said she spends about six hours a day painting, dedicatedly refining her skills before she enters the Savannah College of Art and Design in the fall.

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Published April 26, 2019

WARREN — Taxpayers in the Fitzgerald Public Schools district will have the opportunity to vote on a bond proposal May 7. At the Feb. 11 FPS Board of Education meeting, the school board voted 7-0 to place a $46.7 million bond proposal on the May 7 election ballot that, if passed, would generate money from the district’s taxpayers to fund projects throughout the district.

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Published April 26, 2019

WARREN — Lincoln High School senior Mackayla Lipford exemplifies the mission behind the Women of Tomorrow organization. On April 17, Lipford was honored at a Women of Tomorrow banquet luncheon in Dearborn, during which she received a $40,000 scholarship to attend Central Michigan University.

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Published April 26, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — In an emotional video provided by Michigan AAA to local schools getting ready for prom, a young man named Derrick Jenkins explains that in 2013, he was driving while intoxicated when he slammed into the back of a truck and, as he put it, his eyeballs popped out of his head like a cartoon character. He hadn’t even traveled a mile before he crashed.

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Published April 26, 2019

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Three Clintondale Community Schools teachers were recently honored among the best teachers in Macomb County.

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Published April 26, 2019

MACOMB COUNTY — L’Anse Creuse Public Schools and Mount Clemens Community Schools were recognized in April for their environmental efforts.

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Published April 24, 2019

DETROIT — They’re just like their country — young, scrappy and hungry — and they did not throw away their shot to perform under the bright lights of Broadway in Detroit recently.

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Published April 24, 2019

TROY — As Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, the Flint pediatrician who brought the Flint water crisis to light, wrote her book, “What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance and Hope in an American City,” the target audience she had in mind was students and kids.

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Published April 24, 2019

ROYAL OAK — Living with autism spectrum disorder is a unique experience for each individual and their family, presenting both challenges and opportunities.

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Published April 23, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — “Arsenic and Old Lace” appeared on the big screen during World War II.

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