Thursday, June 16, 2011
The South Lake Board of Education will consider a teacher contract during a meeting Thursday. Also, the search for a new high school principal continues.
Contract Approval The South Lake Board of Education will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday to vote on a tentative agreement with the teacher's union. Teachers in South Lake have been without a new contract for nearly two years, according to union officials. Principal Search The principal's interview committee convened recently after Pam Balint met with candidates for high school principal. The committee had discussions about the candidates from the perceptions of the personnel director, the principal committee and superintendent, according to Karla Anderson, school board president. She added that a recommendation will be coming to the board for approval at the July meeting.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
The St. Clair Shores schools will likely have smaller per-pupil cuts under proposed budget.
The governor and legislative leaders announced a tentative deal Thursday that would lessen planned cuts to schools and put aside money in the state's rainy day funds. Gov. Rick Snyder, Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville and House Speaker Jase Bolger made the announcement in Lansing. The terms of the deal include: The governor had asked for a deal by May 31. "We will have a timely, balanced budget in place so that our municipal and school partners can accurately plan for the coming year, avoiding the chaos that too often has been foisted upon them due to Lansing's inaction," Snyder said in a statement. Patch will contact school officials Friday to discuss how much the per-pupil funding cut will affect the three districts in St. Clair…
Friday, April 15, 2011
South Lake Quiz Bowl team is among the best in the state and will be competing in the state competition at Michigan State University.
This school year is proving to be a momentous one for the South Lake High School Quiz Bowl Team. For the first time in its eight-year history, the team has advanced to the state competition. The 2011 Quiz Bowl State Tournament will take place this weekend, April 15 and 16, at Michigan State University in East Lansing. Led by volunteer coach Judy Smith, the South Lake team will compete in the Class B division. “The kids are extremely excited because we have never gone to states before," said Smith. "They would love to win a game when we’re there. They're just excited about going.” In order to make it to states, a team must win in a regional tournament. The South Lake team competed on Feb. 9 in the Tier II division of the Macomb Area …
Monday, December 6, 2010
The Cavaliers' boys basketball teams clash against the Pioneers in the inaugural Patch Pick of the Week.
Welcome to the first installment of a weekly column known simply as "Patch's Pick of the Week," or as I like to call it, "The Must See Sporting Event in the Community." Each week I have the pleasure of poring over weekly schedules for each local sports team, analyzing the matchups, breaking down the players, coaches and teams, then, with the help of my crew of assistants and experts (OK, there is no actual crew, just my three dogs, but that's not important) I'll select what I believe to be the most compelling, most dynamic and most worthwhile sporting event of the week. Along with this selection, I'll give the reasons why I came to this conclusion and why I feel it's a great way to spend an afternoon or evening. Of course, I'll add other …