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District announces changes to midterms

District announces changes to midterms

By Farrah Fasse, Editor-in-Chief January 8, 2022

On Jan. 7, following backlash from many in the Grosse Pointe community, Grosse Pointe Public Schools announced changes to midterm exams in light of COVID-related absences and stress.  Traditionally,...

Proposal to defy mask mandate tabled

Proposal to defy mask mandate tabled

By Farrah Fasse, Editor-in-Chief December 21, 2021

On Nov. 18, Board Trustee Lisa Papas withdrew her resolution to implement a mask-optional policy in Grosse Pointe Public Schools from the board’s voting agenda. If approved, the resolution would have...

Give it a shot: New COVID-19 vaccine for ages 5-11

Give it a shot: New COVID-19 vaccine for ages 5-11

By Arei Swain and Savannah Seabrooks November 23, 2021

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine was approved by the FDA on Dec. 11, 2020 and the Moderna vaccine approval followed only a week later. At the time, the approval was for anyone that was 16 or older. As of now,...

Parent-teacher conferences both virtual and in-person

Parent-teacher conferences both virtual and in-person

By Farrah Fasse and Katie Madigan November 5, 2021

Oct. 27 and 28, North hosted parent teacher conferences. For the first time ever, parents were given the option to attend conferences in person or virtually by making an appointment. English teacher Sarah...

On the day following the sick out, students showed their support for their teachers by wearing black. Social studies teacher Sean McCarroll said he was happy to know that his students understood their concerns. “It was great to see students who were supportive and on board,” McCarroll said.

Board votes to loosen quarantine restrictions, teachers express their discontent

By Farrah Fasse and Grace Cueter June 4, 2021

On April 26, the Board passed a resolution that aimed to improve students’ and teachers’ mental health by lowering the contract tracing radius from six feet to three feet and reducing the quarantine...

Senior Emily McCloskey, sophomore Isabella Yoakam and senior Eliza Ellery don different denim clothes to participate in Denim Day. Ellery said that the purpose of wearing denim was to spread awareness of important issues in the community. The purpose of denim day was to spread awareness of and take a stand against sexual assault harassment, Ellery said.

Denim Day garners support against sexual harassment

By Michael Hartt and Drew Lovell May 10, 2021

Diversity Club’s first annual Denim Day took place on Wednesday, April 28 as part of a national event spreading awareness of sexual harassment and assault.   The event consisted of students wearing...

Superintendent search calls for student feedback

Superintendent search calls for student feedback

By Alexa Mazzola, Intern April 30, 2021

As the search for the new district superintendent continues, a meeting between the search firm and a group of selected students allowed the latter to voice their opinions on the matter. In agreement with...

Jack Gehlert 

Desired position: President 

About me: My name is Jack Gehlert, and I enjoy being involved in the general community and helping others around me. Helping people succeed is what motivates me.

My goals: I plan to continue the persistent work that Student Association has undertaken over the past few years. 

Why me: My drive to help others can translate into how I lead Student Association. It will motivate me to continue to be involved, leading others to also enjoy providing for the school.

2021 Elections

By Grace Rossman and Annabelle Julien April 19, 2021

Student Association Student Council Class of 2022 Student Council Class of 2023 Student Council Class of 2024  

Following the cancellation of final exams to close the 2020-2021 school year, many are concerned as to whether or not testing will make a return in the future. I think... they’ll try and bring (finals) back, but maybe slowly, senior Matt Magill said.

District to cancel final exams to close out 2020-2021 school year

By Amelia Nowicki, Editor-in-Chief April 19, 2021

On March 23, district administration announced the cancellation of second semester exams for both virtual and in-person high school students. According to an email sent to families within the district,...

The search for Niehaus successor

The search for Niehaus’ successor

By Colin Duffy, Social Media Editor March 22, 2021

With summer on the horizon — and the end of the 2020-2021 school year — the search for superintendent Dr. Gary Niehaus' successor is well underway. Junior Gabe Loper has followed the search closely...

Social studies teacher Bridget Cooley believes students may struggle with the changes throughout their day. “I worry most about students that dont feel comfortable coming back,” Cooley said.

Full house: back at full capacity after a year

By Arei Swain, Staff Reporter March 22, 2021

Despite many doubts that it would work, the hybrid schedule was mostly successful, but many think that the school board is being even more optimistic by bringing back students full time.  This means...

Keeping up with COVID-19

Keeping up with COVID-19

By Kaitlyn Barr and Sophia Dragich March 22, 2021

Junior Anneliese Lechner was one of the many students who volunteered to participate in the free COVID-19 testing offered to all North students on March 9.  Lechner said the process was well-organized...

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