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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...

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...

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...

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...

Upcoming school board elections

Upcoming school board elections

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

With the Grosse Pointe school board elections approaching on Nov. 8, voting organizations are encouraging voter participation, saying that decisions made may contribute to revised curriculums, budgets...

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...

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...

Bring your own device program allows expanded use of technology in classrooms

Bring your own device program allows expanded use of technology in classrooms

By Alexa Mazzola, Intern March 17, 2021

The altered school year came along with a new medium of learning. Students now bring their own devices to school, improving the chance of fully contact-free schooling. With this year being the first of...

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