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Maria Allard

C&G Staff Reporter – Warren Weekly, Grosse Pointe Times, Sterling Heights Sentry


Staff Writer Maria Allard covers the school districts of Center Line, Fitzgerald, Van Dyke, Warren Consolidated and Warren Woods, and Macomb Community College for the Warren Weekly and Sterling Heights Sentry newspapers. She also covers the City of Grosse Pointe Woods and the Grosse Pointe Public Schools System for the Grosse Pointe Times newspaper. Allard has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Wayne State University, and she is in love with the Rolling Stones.

Published July 19, 2019

WARREN — Just because school is out for the summer doesn’t mean learning has ceased. At Lincoln Elementary School in Van Dyke Public Schools, students entering kindergarten through sixth grade are keeping up with their academics, learning new vocabulary words, conducting hands-on activities and more in the district’s summer school program.

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Published July 16, 2019

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — Just over a year ago, construction began on the renovation of the Grosse Pointe Woods Department of Public Safety’s jail.

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Published July 12, 2019

CENTER LINE — When Center Line High School students return to school this fall, they will have a new place to go should they need any mental health assistance.

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Published July 12, 2019

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WARREN/STERLING HEIGHTS/TROY — Although school is out for summer vacation, there is plenty of activity occurring at several Warren Consolidated Schools buildings.

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Published July 5, 2019

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MACOMB COUNTY — Macomb Community College officials recently announced two new scholarship programs at the school.

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Published July 2, 2019

METRO DETROIT — In the middle of the night Aug. 2, 1990, May Mulla and her parents were asleep in their homeland of Kuwait when “we woke up surrounded by tanks.” Iraqi forces had invaded the small Middle Eastern country.

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Published July 1, 2019

WAYNE COUNTY — As the reconfiguration plan in the Grosse Pointe Public School System was underway, Genevieve Tusa, a lawyer based in Grosse Pointe Farms, filed three separate recall petitions June 6 against GPPSS board members Kathleen Abke, Judy Gafa and Christopher Profeta. The petitions were filed with the Wayne County Clerk’s Office.

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Published July 1, 2019

GROSSE POINTES — With Trombly Elementary School and Poupard Elementary School in the Grosse Pointe Public School System to close at the end of the 2019-20 school year, school officials will have the task of determining the new student boundaries.

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Published June 26, 2019

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GROSSE POINTE WOODS/ST. CLAIR SHORES — The Grosse Pointe Woods lifeguard team held its annual in-service training with the St. Clair Shore Fire Department June 21 at the Lake Front Park pool, located on Jefferson Avenue.

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Published June 25, 2019

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Families knew it was coming, but there were still tears and hurt feelings. At the June 24 Grosse Pointe Public School System Board of Education meeting, the school board voted 5-2 to approve a resolution to close Trombly Elementary School and Poupard Elementary School at the end of the 2019-20 school year. The students will be relocated to other schools within the district.

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Published June 21, 2019

WARREN — “Sit with your legs crossed. Our hands are rested on our knees. Close your eyes. Relax your face. Set aside your day. Let’s slip inside the sanctuary of ourselves, where it’s peaceful, where it’s quiet.”

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Published June 21, 2019

WARREN — Educators are forever finding creative ways to teach their students, but sometimes supplies are scarce because of budget cuts.

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Published June 18, 2019

GROSSE POINTE FARMS/ROYAL OAK — Once a year, children, teens and young adults with cancer have the opportunity to forget their worries and spend a week at Camp Māk-A-Dream in Gold Creek, Montana, at no cost to families.

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Published June 18, 2019

GROSSE POINTES — After listening to testimony from a reported 30 Grosse Pointe Public School System residents about the district’s reconfiguration plan, the Michigan Department of Civil Rights recommends that school officials restart the decision-making process.

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Published June 17, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — Each time Grissom Middle School students and staff use the Grissom Grizzly Den for school events, meetings and more, the memory of former student Anu Bedi will live on.

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