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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 May 24, 2019

WARREN — On May 16, the Van Dyke Public Schools Board of Education announced the sale of its 2019 refunding bonds in the amount of $7.175 million.

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Published May 24, 2019

CENTER LINE — “It’s OK to fail. “The real test out of failure is what you should do to make it up. I learned what it meant to fail. I also learned what it meant to get out of a failure. Every failure is a good opportunity to learn and reflect on.

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Published May 24, 2019

CENTER LINE — Center Line Public Schools officials, staff and community members gathered behind Center Line High School the evening of May 16 to break ground on the new Peck Elementary School.

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Published May 21, 2019

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — The Grosse Pointe Woods Department of Public Works has begun the process of raising the boat docks at Lake Front Park, 23000 Jefferson Ave. in St. Clair Shores.

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Published May 21, 2019

GROSSE POINTE PARK — With the possibility of Trombly Elementary closing prior to the beginning of the 2020-21 school year, families held “A Walk Thru Rush Hour” exercise the morning of May 17. The event was designed to demonstrate to school officials the increase in pedestrian traffic that will occur along Jefferson Avenue if the Trombly students walk to Defer Elementary School should Trombly close.

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Published May 20, 2019

WARREN — May 9 was definitely a happy birthday for Lincoln Elementary School second-grade student Aaron Wright when he turned 11. Many of Wright’s birthday wishes came true when the national children’s charity organization Kids Wish Network visited his house to give him a birthday celebration he’ll always cherish.

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Published May 20, 2019

WARREN — Rays of sunshine and a gentle breeze greeted the crowd that gathered May 16 in the parking lot of the Keith Bovenschen School at 12345 Frazho Road. Last Thursday morning, the school’s students, teachers and families — along with a large group of volunteers — participated in the eighth annual Lancer Fun Walk, Run and Roll. The Lancer is the school’s mascot.

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Published May 14, 2019

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — This weekend, the students that compose the Grosse Pointe North All-Male Apollo 11 team will travel to northern Virginia to participate in the Team America Rocketry Challenge Fly Off.

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Published May 14, 2019

GROSSE POINTE CITY — Next month, the Grosse Pointe Public School System Board of Education is scheduled to vote on a reconfiguration process that is designed to cut expenses as the district deals with declining enrollment and what school officials call a lack of funding from the state of Michigan.

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Published May 13, 2019

WARREN — Improvements in both security features and energy efficiency — along with remodeled classrooms and updated technology — are on the horizon for Fitzgerald Public Schools thanks to the successful passing of a $46.7 million bond proposal May 7.

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Published May 13, 2019

WARREN — If you look around at early childhood programs and elementary schools, there are very few male teachers, according to educator Eliza J. McWilliams. It’s a topic she is so interested in that she wrote her college doctorate dissertation on the subject.

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Published May 8, 2019

WARREN — Improvements in both security features and energy efficiency — along with remodeled classrooms and updated technology — are on the horizon for Fitzgerald Public Schools thanks to the successful passing of a $46.7 million bond proposal May 7.

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Published May 7, 2019

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — In an effort to discuss how K-12 public education is funded, State Rep. Tenisha Yancey, D-Harper Woods, held a town hall meeting April 29 at Parcells Middle School.

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Published May 7, 2019

DETROIT — It will be an evening of comedy, philanthropy and delicious food. On May 29, the Guild of St. John Hospital and Medical Center will again gather to assist the hospital’s mission.

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Published May 3, 2019

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STERLING HEIGHTS/WARREN/TROY — As Warren Consolidated Schools officials deal with underutilization of the district’s elementary schools, Angus Elementary School, located in Sterling Heights, will close at the end of this school year.

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