Monday, May 6, 2013
Tuesday is Teacher Appreciation Day. Who is a teacher past or present in St. Clair Shores who has made a difference in your life, or your child's life?
Teachers are being honored across St. Clair Shores for their work in the classroom, assisting in after-school activities and contributing to the community. Patch wants to recognize teachers past and present who have made a difference in your life, and in the lives of your children. Reader Marsha Salome previously shared a story about a teacher, and school, that made a difference for her son, Peter. "My son is affected by autism and had a successful inclusion experience at Koepsell Education Center, one of the elementary schools in the South Lake district. Autism is a neurologically based disorder that can affect behavior, socialization, and language as well as cause/contribute to sensory impairment. Peter joined Koepsell in kindergarten…
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
An award ceremony took place Tuesday at Macomb Intermediate School District in Clinton Township.
The Macomb County Board of Commissioners honored local schools for green initiatives Tuesday during an awards ceremony at Macomb Intermediate School District. Several St. Clair Shores schools were among those recognized, including Jefferson Middle School, which tied for the honor of Top Overall School 2012-13. The school was one of 127 schools across the county that have achieved Official Michigan Green School status. “The Board is very proud to partner with the MISD on this successful hands-on program,” Board Chairman David Flynn said in prepared statement. “Green Schools not only teaches students how to be responsible stewards of the natural resources in their community, but it also has the potential to lower energy costs for the schools…
Monday, March 11, 2013
Students at Violet Elementary School in St. Clair Shores are among the tops in the state for raising funds for the American Heart Association's Jump Rope for Heart.
Students at Violet Elementary School are jumping for joy for a number reasons. The students have been jumping rope for a good cause - the American Heart Association's Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser. Additionally, as of the end of February, Violet was the top school in Michigan. Students raised of $28,048.02 as of Feb. 28.
Monday, February 25, 2013
The three public school districts in St. Clair Shores have scheduled open houses in the coming weeks.
The three school districts in St. Clair Shores will be holding open houses in the coming weeks. Lakeview Public Schools Tuesday, Feb. 26 Open house for new resident and school of choice families. South Lake Schools Saturday, March 23 Kindergarten and preschool enrollment fair Lake Shore Public Schools Wednesday, March 27
Monday, February 11, 2013
Check back with St. Clair Shores Patch at 10 a.m. Monday for a look at how students fared on their Fall 2012 Michigan Education Assessment Program exams.
Michigan students' MEAP results will be released Monday morning for students in Lakeview, Lake Shore and South Lake districts and in all public schools across the state. The results were scheduled to be released at 10 a.m. The Michigan Education Assessment Program exam assesses students in grades 3 through 9: The annual test is designed to show students' proficiency in career- and college-ready materials. The MEAP is administered by the Department of Education, which is releasing the data on Monday. The MEAP as a standard of measuring student achievement is on its way out; beginning in the 2014-15 school year, students will be given an online exam to test their knowledge of core subjects. (Read: Just the Facts: New Test to Replace MEAP.) …
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Lake Shore Superintendent Chris Loria shares information about building safety in the district, and who to contact if children need assistance or counseling, following the fatal shootings at a Newton elementary school.
Chris Loria, Superintendent of Lake Shore Public Schools, posted a letter on the district website which discussed the district's efforts to keep students safe in the wake of the tragic shooting at a Connecticut elementary school today. The following is the text of the letter posted on the district website: Dear Lake Shore Families: We want to express our sincere sympathy to the families who are impacted by the tragic event that happened in Connecticut. As a parent, grandparent, or educator there is nothing that shatters our confidence in our ability to keep our children and staff safe more than hearing about what has occurred in Newtown. We know you are concerned about your child and their reaction to these events. Your child may ask …
Monday, December 10, 2012
Could this be the house that takes home the grand prize of $100,000 for one of the three school districts in St. Clair Shores? Could your house win the grand prize for Lake Shore, Lakeview or South Lake?
A little friendly competition never hurts, especially when there’s $100,000 on the line! So if you think your holiday decorations are the best in town, upload a picture of your house and enter our Deck the House Contest. And don’t worry about all those lights racking up the utility bill because if you’re voted a finalist Patch will give you up to $500 to cover the expense. We know some of you out there may have decorations up that aren’t as extravagant as these, by Joe Koss. That’s OK! We’d still love to have a photo of your house in the gallery so we can show how St. Clair Shores has awesome holiday spirit. Have fun and happy holidays!
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Three new teachers were introduced Monday during the Lake Shore Board of Education meeting.
Lake Shore Public Schools welcomed three new teachers Monday during the Board of Education meeting. The teachers welcomed during the meeting included:
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Lake Shore has the only contested board of education race on general election ballot. Three candidates are vying for two vacancies
Lake Shore Public Schools is the only district in the city this year with a contested race for seats on the board of education. On Nov. 6, voters will select two out of three candidates to fill six-year terms. The race includes incumbents Susan Jamieson and Kurt Ziegler. Norma Rusie is seeking her first term on the board of education. Below are the candidates' profiles, listed in alphabetical order by their last names: Susan D. Jamieson Occupation: I have served on the Lake Shore B.O.E. for 12 years. How long have you served on the Board of Education? I have four boys that have graduated from Lake Shore. Do you have any children currently attending the district’s schools? Biggest challenges facing Lake Shore? The biggest challenges facing…
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Rodgers Elementary School teacher Debra Wilson was the recipient of the office supply store's A Day Made Better program.
One Rodgers Elementary School teacher received a $1,000 surprise on Tuesday, thanks to a teacher advocacy program at Office Max. Debra Wilson teaches first grade at Rodgers Elementary in St. Clair Shores and was nominated for Office Max's A Day Made Better. Wilson was one of 1,000 teachers across the country who were chosen by Office Max out of thousands of nominees to be rewarded for their extraordinary efforts in the classroom. Winners received $1,000 in school supplies for their classrooms, including arts and crafts, notebooks, and even cameras. The box of supplies was delivered to Harb's classroom Tuesday morning by employees from Office Max. A partnership between Office Max and AdoptAClassroom.org, A Day Made Better was designed "to …