The district says safety is of the utmost importance. Recently the district's lockdown procedures were shown in a report on WDIV-TV Local 4.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
Students will have to attend another full day of school in June to make up for the day of instruction missed when bus drivers called in sick, according to the Walled Lake School district.
Students in the Walled Lake Consolidated School district will have one less day of summer vacation after the district says it was forced to add an additional day of school to make up for the day missed when a large number of district bus drivers called in sick. Nearly one-quarter of the district's bus drivers called in sick earlier in May, and the district cancelled classes as a result. WWJ-AM reported that the move was "an apparent protest" over the district's decision to outsource busing. Early last week, district officials sent out a letter explaining to parents the need for the additional day. "...we have learned, as a result of the lost day of instruction last week, that Walled Lake Schools does not meet the required number of days …
Friday, May 17, 2013
Calling all student newspapers, teachers and anyone with a passion for education. We want to see your ideas on Patch!
Patch is seeking student newspapers, teachers, parents and administrators to contribute to our Local Voices platform and help educate the masses on what going on in your schools. We would love for student newspapers to post their articles. If you love to photograph local graduations, school plays and concerts, you can showcase that passion as well in a Local Voices post. Part of the Patch mission is to strengthen communities and improve the lives of their residents, but we can't do it without you. Our Local Voices section allows members of the community—from cooking enthusiasts to local politicians and everyone in between—to interact and post directly to the site. These posts then appear on the homepage, in the daily newsletter and are …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Steve Wilson was awarded a $7,500 scholarship, based primarily on academic achievements, to continue his education at a graduate degree program.
Univeristy of Michigan football player and Lakeland High School alumni Steve Wilson was recognized this week as one the inaugural recipients of a postgraduate Big Ten scholarship. Wilson, along with women's swimmer Val Barthelemy, of Ann Arbor, were selected as the University of Michigan recipients by a committee of faculty and staff from the institution, according to mgoblue.com. The two students were awarded a $7,500 scholarship, based primarily on academic achievements, according to the report, to continue their education at a graduate degree program. Wilson, who plans to attend medical school after earning his degree in cellular and molecular biology this spring, was a walk-on cornerback for the Michigan football team, according to the…
Monday, May 13, 2013
Jason Drouillard of Lakeland High School and Anna Schafer of Milford High School were awarded CTE Students of the Year.
Two Huron Valley students were recognized at the Oakland County CTE (Career Tech Education) Student Recognition Night at Oakland Schools on Thursday, May 2nd. Jason Drouillard of Lakeland High School and Anna Schafer of Milford High School were awarded CTE Students of the Year. "Jason Drouillard has been involved in Lakeland High School Career & Technical Education since he was a freshman, participating in Drafting & Design, and Business Management I and II. Jason has also been an active and enthusiastic member of the HOT Team, Huron Valley Robotics team for four years. In addition to the robotics team, Jason has participated in several CAD competitions, winning various monetary prizes as well as software. Jason will be graduating as a…
Friday, May 10, 2013
Explore all of Newsweek's top high schools using the interactive map below.
On mobile? You can see interactive map here. Newsweek has ranked Lakeland and Milford High School in its list of the top 2,000 high schools in the country. Lakeland was ranked #870 and Milford was ranked #1486. For its rankings, Newsweek sent out a survey to more than 5,000 high schools in the U.S., with about 2,500 schools responding in 2013. You can see the details about Lakeland and Milford's rankings, and every other ranked high school by clicking on the markers in the interactive map above. The survey scores were then weighted and calculated using several criteria including on-time graduation and college acceptance rates. In addition, instead of averaging the number of courses offered, this year Newsweek considered the percentage of …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Greg Ristau, teacher at Spring Mills Elementary and Wendy Schmitt, teacher at Lakeland High School were recognized during a ceremony Thursday in Waterford.
Oakland Schoolsl honored two Huron Valley educators Thursday during the 26th annual Outstanding Teacher of the Year Awards in Waterford. Greg Ristau, teacher at Spring Mills Elementary and Wendy Schmitt, teacher at Lakeland High School will be recognized during National Teacher Appreciation Week for their contributions in the classroom. Outstanding Teacher of the Year Awards are given each year to teachers at the elementary, middle and high school levels who excel in the following areas. The 2013 winners are Berkley resident Angela Church, who teaches at Berkley High School; Clarkston resident Molly Brinker, who teaches at Addams Elementary in Royal Oak; and West Bloomfield resident Hadeel Azzo, who teaches at John Page Middle School in …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
On Wednesday, classes were canceled in the Walled Lake Consolidated School District after bus drivers called in sick.
Nearly one-quarter of the Walled Lake School District's bus drivers called in sick Wednesday morning, leading the district to cancel classes. WWJ-AM reports that the move is "an apparent protest" over the district's decision to outsource busing. District spokesperson Judy Evola told WWJ the district will be "strategizing today. If this does occur again, we will have a plan in place that we will communicate with our parents,” she said. Superintendent Kenneth Gutman told WJBK-TV that school will go on Thursday, no matter what. Parents expressed their frustrations with the district on the White Lake-Highland Patch and West Bloomfield Patch Facebook pages. "This is what happens when you outsource busing to a private company, and folks who have…
Students and staff involved in Advanced Placement testing must report to testing sites.
With one-quarter of the districts bus drivers calling in sick Wednesday, Walled Lake Consolidated Schools cancelled classes. WWJ-AM reports that the move is "an apparent protest" over the district's decision to outsource busing. A notice on the district's website indicated that students and staff involved in Advanced Placement testing are still required to report to their testing sites, because those tests cannot be made up. District spokesperson Judy Evola told WWJ the district will be "strategizing today. If this does occur again, we will have a plan in place that we will communicate with our parents,” district spokesperson Judy Evola told WWJ. The district made the decision to outsource busing because it couldn't reach an agreement …
Morgan Kroezen, a 5’5” midfielder, is a four year varsity starter for the Eagles and has been an All-District player, as well as a KLAA Scholar Athlete Award recipient the last several years.