Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Lake Shore High School Junior Alex Wielbinski recently took the oath of office to be a student representative on the Lake Shore Board of Education.
The Lake Shore Board of Education welcomed a new member Monday as Alex Wielbinski took the oath of office as a student representative to the body. Wielbinski, a junior at Lake Shore High School, will serve on the board for a two-year term and will bring a student perspective to issues. He joins senior Joshua Denzler on the board. "We welcome you and thank you for volunteering your time," said Gerrit Ketelhut, Lake Shore Board of Education president.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Students from China arrived Monday for their first day of a two-week exchange program with South Lake Middle School.
Students from Xian Gaoxin Greenwich School were in the air nearly 30-hours for their flight from China to Detroit, but looked no worse for the wear Monday morning as they met their peers at South Lake Middle School. The 21 students, and two teachers, landed ealry Monday morning at Detroit Metropolitan Airport and were transported to St. Clair Shores for a welcome breakfast to kick off the two week exchange program. "They are coming to experience life in St. Clair Shores and South Lake," said Fang MacCallumMhor, South Lake Middle School Mandarin teacher. The students from China will stay with host families during their stay, and attend classes at the middle school. Their families, and the district, will also take the students on field trips…
Thursday, August 30, 2012
The Lake Shore Board of Education Monday welcomed new staff to the district.
New teachers, support staff and administrators were introduced Monday during the Lake Shore Board of Education meeting. The new staff, and transfers within the district include:
Friday, August 3, 2012
All traditional elementary, middle and high schools in St. Clair Shores met AYP. North Lake High School, an alternative high school for students in the tri-county area, did not make AYP.
The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) released Thursday its school report cards, which includes the list of schools meeting state standards through Adequate Yearly Progress. And among the most successful schools in the city is Violet Elementary School in Lake Shore Schools. Violet is listed as "reward school" – a new designation from the state – meaning they are in the top 5 percent of schools in Michigan and have made significant gains in academic progess during recent years. “We applaud the hard work and achievement of the educators and students in our Reward Schools because they are zeroed in on improving learning,” said state Superintendent of Public Instruction Mike Flanagan in a press release. “We need to instill that goal in …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Students from Lake Shore are receiving an international education this summer as they attend a unique program with students from Beijing, China, at Masonic Heights Elementary School.
Squeals of joy filled Masonic Heights Elementary School Monday as students participating in a unique summer camp ran from classroom to classroom, and into the courtyard, for a scavenger hunt. While this is a traditional camp activity, the students who were participating came from different sides of the Earth. Forty-fifth and sixth grade students from Beijing Haidian Foreign Language Shi Yan School joined 40 Lake Shore host students in participating in the first day of activities during the three-week Summer Foreign Culture Camp. "(The Chinese students will) enhance their English speaking skills and give them a little more information on the United States," said Donald Kling, Lake Shore director of facilities and transportation. "The …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
The Lake Shore Chinese exchange program with Beijing Haidian Foreign Language Shi Yan School was featured Tuesday during a national broadcast of "All Things Considered" on NPR.
- On NPR
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Friday, May 25, 2012
Students, family and staff at Kennedy Middle School honored local veterans and celebrated Memorial Day Friday with a flag raising and performance of patriotic songs by the band and choir.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
It's Teacher Appreciation Week, and Patch wants to give a shout out to all the great teachers out there who are changing kids' lives. Help us tell the story of great education in St. Clair Shores.
We all have a favorite teacher, a person who changed our lives with encouragement, sound advice or a kind word. It might be the teacher who helped you find your calling or career path. Maybe a special teacher who helped you witness your child bloom and overcome a challenge. Whatever it is, we want to know who that special teacher is. Who is your favorite teacher? Do you know of a great educator you would like to recognize from the past or present? Today is National Teacher Day, and this week is Teacher Appreciation Week. We want to celebrate the teachers in your life. Here are some ways you can highlight the teachers who have impacted you or someone you know:
Thursday, February 16, 2012
St. Clair Shores schools saw mixed scores in recently released MEAP scores.
Many schools in St. Clair Shores saw steady performance in the annual Michigan Educational Assessment Program, according to fall 2011 test scores released Wednesday by the Michigan Department of Education. However, declines from previous years for districts across Michigan may be attributed to the state's newly adopted cut scores. In September 2011, the State Board of Education adopted new cut scores, or performance measures, for the MEAP test that would better reflect how well schools are preparing students for each grade level and whether all Michigan students are progressing at the rate necessary for them to be career- and college-ready by high school graduation. These more rigorous cut scores were applied for the first time to the 2011…
Thursday, February 2, 2012
St. Joan of Arc will host an open house tonight, and the three districts in St. Clair Shores will be hosting open houses and kindergarten round ups in the coming weeks for prospective students.
Schools across St. Clair Shores will be opening their doors in the coming weeks to showcase their classrooms, faculty and offerings to prospective students. St. Joan of Arc Catholic School will hold its annual Open House and Learning Fair celebration for preschool through 8th grade students from 6-8:30 p.m. tonight. “St. Joan offers students and parents a well-rounded education in a spiritual setting,” said Principal Donald Ancypa, in a release. “We are proud of their accomplishments and believe we give them the tools they need to become significant contributors to society.” Among the events planned for the evening: St. Joan will also hold a kindergarten roundup at 8:30 a.m., or 6:30 p.m., Feb. 9. Lake Shore Public Schools will be …