Saturday, April 20, 2013
Activities are planned throughout the region to celebrate Earth Day.
Although Earth Day is observed April 22, there are activities before and after the date to commemorate the occasion. To illustrate these events, Patch is highlighting a poster created by Matthew Devine of Elmwood Elementary School. The kindergarten student was the 1st Place Poster Winner in the 2013 Earth Day Poster Contest. The contest drew 2,500 posters from 150 Michigan schools, according to the Pure Michigan Connect website. In Metro Detroit, here's some events aimed at environmental protection: Source: Michigan Department of Environmental Quality For more Earth Day events in the region, visit the DEQ's website. Tell us what you're doing in your community to protect the planet in the comment section below.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Families interested in enrolling their children in preschool, or kindergarten, with South Lake Schools can attend an enrollment fair Saturday.
South Lake Schools will hold kindergarten and preschool enrollment fair Saturday. The event will be held at Elmwood Elementary School from 10 a.m. - noon. The school is located at 22700 California. Parents and students will be able to enroll, meet teachers and principals, take a bus ride, enjoy an inflatable bounce house and free snacks.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Students and staff were temporarily evacuated Thursday morning from Elmwood Elementary School due to a gas leak at Kipling and Englehardt.
Students and staff at Elmwood Elementary School were temporarily evacuated Thursday morning due to a gas leak at Kipling and Englehardt in St. Clair Shores. Consumers Energy informed South Lake Schools during the 9 a.m. hour that crews were capping a gas leak at the intersection and advised district administration to begin the process of evacuating students and staff from the building. According to a post on the district Facebook page, emergency procedures were immediately followed as students and staffed were bussed to South Lake High School. While students were being transferred, Consumers Energy crews were able to cap the leak and allow students and staff to return to the school. Dan Bishop, a Consumers Energy spokesman, wrote in an …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Students in St. Clair Shores received an interactive and informative assembly with animals from the rain forest.
Assemblies at Elmwood and Rodgers elementary schools got a little "wild" Thursday as Ohio-based Understanding Wildlife brought a variety of animals from the rain forest to the children. Exotic snakes, monkeys and birds were some of the animals students were able to see, and learn about, from Mike Kohlrieser, Understanding Wildlife director. In addition to introducing the animals to the students, and describing their habitat and personalities, Kohlrieser urged the children to do their part to recycle, conserve and learn about the rain forest. "We've got to take care of our Earth, if our Earth is going to take care of us," he said. Understanding Wildlife will have two evening shows for the community tonight at Avalon Elementary with shows at…
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
A Harper Woods mother is spending 180 days in the Macomb County Jail after driving drunk to pick up her child at Elmwood Elementary School.
A 50-year-old Harper Woods woman is serving a 180-day sentence in the Macomb County Jail after pleading guilty to charges she drove drunk to pick up her child at Elmwood Elementary School. Clementina Ritchie pleaded guilty before 40th District Court Judge Joseph Oster to operating impaired, second offense, for driving drunk on Sept. 20 to pick her child up after school. According to St. Clair Shores Police, as Ritchie drove east on California street, her vehicle hit a number of side mirrors of parked cars along the roadway as she approached the school. She fled the scene, and was arrested by officers as she walked to school. Investigators determined she had a 0.23 blood alcohol content. "It was fortunate school had not let out," St. Clair…