Tuesday, September 4, 2012
For a second year, the White Lake Fire Department is parking trucks in school zones reminding drivers to slow down and watch for kids as the 2012-13 school year kicks off.
If you see flashing lights and fire trucks near your child's school, don't panic. It's all part of a program provided by the White Lake Fire Department that aims to remind drivers, as the school year starts, to slow down when driving in school zones. Firefighter Steve Hanneman started the program in 2011 after hearing about a similar program in Texas. "I took a training class with a fire chief from Texas who's department ran a similar program, I thought it sounded like a great idea so the department discussed it and we implemented it in 2011," Hanneman said. And the response has been positive. "We had great feedback the first year," Hanneman said. "We had several parents email us or call us to let us know how much they appreciated us being…
It's the first day of school in White Lake Township and Highland Township – help us celebrate by sending in your photos.
Backpack? Check. School supplies? Check. Snack? Check. Photos? Check! The care-free days of summer are officially gone, replaced by alarm clocks, school lunches, after-school activities and homework. And what could be a better way to document the first day of school than by taking a photograph? By also sharing it on Patch, of course! So whether you've snapped a photo of your child at home, out by the bus stop or in front of the school, Patch wants you to share your first-day-of-school photos here. Upload your photos to this gallery. Don't know how? It's easy: Happy First Day of School, White Lake and Highland!
Friday, August 31, 2012
Want to schedule a dentist appointment or plan a family vacation around spring break next year? Get out your calendar because we have the dates you've been looking for.
Starting Sept. 4, school is back in session for the students in the Huron Valley School District. Here are the dates you need to know for the 2012-13 school year. *Early Release Days – Students attend 4 hours in the morning
Thursday, August 23, 2012
A Michigan-based company recommends 'proper precautions' to avoid these crimes.
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Thursday, August 23, 2012
A total of 240 auto crimes occurred at colleges across Michigan in 2010. As students begin flooding campuses statewide, Help Eliminate Auto Thefts (H.E.A.T.) offers tips on how to keep from being a victim of auto theft on campus. “Leaving car doors unlocked and belongings on display is far too common at colleges and universities,” said Terri Miller, director of the Michigan-based company. “Campuses aren’t havens from crime. Students need to be aware of the risks if they want to keep their vehicles safe.” Most auto theft-related crime can be prevented with proper precautions. Following are tips from H.E.A.T. for steering clear of auto theft on campus: If you witness an auto theft crime or suspicious activity, report it day or night to …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
High school athletes have already begun practicing for the fall season, so we've got your look ahead to the 2012 tournament dates.
Are you a big fan of high school sports? Then, make sure you keep these fall tournament dates in mind from the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA).
Monday, August 20, 2012
Do you have a high school student planning to drive to school at Lakeland? If so, here's what you need to know.
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Monday, August 20, 2012
The following is from Lakeland Associate Principal Marc Kay. There have been several questions in regards to parking sign up at registration so here are the ground rules:
High School students in the Huron Valley School District will have to wake up a little earlier this school year.
The Huron Valley School District has set the start and dismissal times for the 2012-2013 school year. The times for this year are slightly different than the 2011-2012 school year times. Once again, elementary, middle school and high school levels are all in their own tiers. This will allow each of the three levels to have its own transportation routes—meaning high school students, middle school students and elementary school students will not share buses. The following are the start and dismissal times for each school in the district:
Friday, August 17, 2012
You have to do it every year and it's usually more expensive than you expect. Here's how to make back-to-school shopping easier.
School starts for White Lake and Highland students in less than a month, which means one thing: back to school shopping. According to the National Retailers Foundation, families of K-12 students will spend an average of $688 on supplies this year, with 85 percent saying the struggling economy continues to dictate how they shop. So, with a lot of cash to be spent, here's our top five tips for shopping smart this fall while getting your kids everything they need for hitting the books. Make sure to check early to see if your child's school has posted school supply lists for the 2012-13 school year. Huron Valley Schools doesn't aggregate supply lists for the district, so district officials recommend checking with your child's specific school…
Monday, August 13, 2012
Huntington Backpack Index says parents will pay as much as 6 percent more for supplies for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade this year.
Back-to-school costs for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade are expected to increase by as much as 6 percent this year, according to the 2012 Huntington Backpack Index released Wednesday by Huntington Bank. The annual survey cited small hikes in the cost of common supplies, as well as significant instrument rental fee increases, as factors in the added burden on family budgets. The findings include the following: The index is based on school supply lists collected in the six states where Huntington Bank operates – Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana, West Virginia and Kentucky – and the cost of those supplies at major online retailers such as Staples and Office Max. Huntington Bank offered the following tips to help parents …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
With their first few practices under their belts, members for the Lakeland football team are looking ahead to their first game of the season.
Football season is officially underway in White Lake at Lakeland High School. The team had their first practice of the 2012 season on Monday. Lakeland's first game is on the road at Northville on Friday, Aug. 24. The Eagles open their home season on Thursday, Aug. 30 against the Novi Wildcats.