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Emergency board meeting postpones adolescent health clinic

Emergency board meeting postpones adolescent health clinic

By Annabelle Julien and Grace Rossman January 20, 2023

The four-hour emergency school board meeting on Jan. 19, called only 48 hours prior to the event, brought a large crowd into the multipurpose room at Brownell Middle School. The space was packed with people,...

New law allows michigan schools to share critical incident mapping

New law allows michigan schools to share critical incident mapping

By Jo Jackson, Web Editor January 19, 2023

For the last 22 years, Michigan school districts have been required by law to submit information to local law enforcement about school building plans, blueprints, or site plans to help police officers...

Paint therapy

Paint therapy

By Bella Yoakam, Section Editor January 6, 2023

In addition to chair yoga to help students relax and destress, Peer2Peer invited an art therapist to the Wellness Fair to help teach other forms of stress relievers. The class consisted of drip painting...

Chair yoga 

Chair yoga 

By Allie Mattes, Intern January 6, 2023

The Wellness Fair on Dec. 8 and 9 was hosted by Peer2Peer, a group that aims to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health. The fair provided resources to students to alleviate stress and included calming...

Experiences in literature: Q and A with English department chairs, Kristen Alles and Jonathan Byrne

Experiences in literature: Q and A with English department chairs, Kristen Alles and Jonathan Byrne

By Ella McCarthy, Section Editor January 6, 2023

On Nov. 14, the GPPSS school board approved the addition of a new English course at North titled “Experiences in Literature.” We asked English department chairs, Kristen Alles and Jonathan Byrne, about...

THROWING AWAY POTENTIAL | The utilization of space inside the building is of utter importance to senior Grace Korkmaz, who questions how beneficial turning a classroom into a clinic will be. “ I feel like its a waste of classroom space,” Korkmaz said. “We have classrooms increasingly filling up and yet they chose to dedicate an entire large classroom to this.”

Community health check-up: Adolescent health clinic to open in science building

By Kaitlyn Barr, Sasha Poradun, and Maggie Dunn January 6, 2023

On May 18, GPPSS was awarded a grant from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to open an Adolescent Health Clinic which will be operated by Beaumont Health. On Nov. 28, the board approved...

Today in the forecast: Book flakes

Today in the forecast: Book flakes

By Wren Cueter, Intern January 5, 2023

It's December and to patrons of the library that means one thing: Book Flakes. The yearly challenge is put on by librarian Amanda Pata who has students use their library searching skills to find a...

ACT scores at an all time low: Largest decline of math scores 31 years

ACT scores at an all time low: Largest decline of math scores 31 years

By Elly Meteer and Joleigh Jackson December 1, 2022

The national average ACT score in 2022 reached a record low of 19.8, which is the first time since 1991 when the average fell to below 20 out of 36. Nationally, the math section experienced the biggest...

Expanding the coves

Expanding the coves

By Stephanie Karoutsos, Intern November 29, 2022

The historic shoreline and aesthetic scenery of Edsel Ford House’s Ford Cove makes it a popular area for environmental activities. The Ford Estate is currently in the process of making a new shoreline...

ENJOYING THE FRESH AIR | A new design element that has been added to the library is the live, self-watering plant wall, according to Branch Manager Pat McClary, making the library feel more modern and inviting to the public.  
	“All of those things under our director Jessica Keyser have been accomplished, including infrastructure, which makes the environment more comfortable and the space more usable,” McClary said.

Book it to the Library: Woods Branch reopens after construction

By Bella Yoakam, Gianna Roux, and Lauren Kaled November 7, 2022

After nine months of construction, the Woods Library has finally reopened its doors to patrons, with brand new features. Improvements such as a Dream Lab, also known as the Design, Record, Experiment,...

Climate crisis worsens: Hurricane Ian increases in severity amidst the warming of ocean temperatures

Climate crisis worsens: Hurricane Ian increases in severity amidst the warming of ocean temperatures

By Annabelle Julien, Grace Rossman, and Gabe Goode November 7, 2022

The deadliest hurricane to hit Florida since 1935, Hurricane Ian, struck the southwestern coast of Florida on September 28. Mass destruction followed, leaving homes and businesses either underwater or...

New virtual hall passes

New virtual hall passes

By Elly Meteer & Jamie Wallace, Section Editor & Intern November 4, 2022

  Within the first several weeks of school, students became aware of the changes the school made with the new rules, especially in regards to attendance and hall passes.  According to Spanish...

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