Thursday, May 16, 2013
The Drive 4 UR School event to benefit the Salem High School football program will continue until 8 p.m. Thursday.
For every person who test drives a new Ford vehicle between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Thursday, Blackwell Ford will donate $20 to Salem High School’s football program (limit one donation per household) as part of the Drive 4 UR School event. Salem Rocks Football can earn up to a maximum of $6,000 at the event - money that will go towards equipment costs, according to Coach Kurt Britnell. The Drive 4 UR School event will be held at Blackwell Ford on Plymouth Road from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Plymouth-Canton Community Schools will issue a higher amount than originally planned for the first series of bonds.
Now that Election Day is over and the bond has passed, Plymouth-Canton Community Schools will seek to issue its first series of bonds for a higher amount than originally planned. School Board officials approved a resolution Tuesday, authorizing the issuance of bonds, not to exceed the amount of $80 million -- almost $20 million more than originally planned for the first bond series. In previous information distributed by the district, the first bond series, in the amount of $60.8 million, would be used to pay for the new middle school, all technology infrastructure, a little more than half the classroom technology and a small portion of buses. The second series, estimated to be sold in early 2016, was meant to be in the amount of $53.5 …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The Drive 4 UR School event to benefit the Salem High School football program will be held on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Salem High School Football Coach Kurt Britnell and the Salem Linebackers Booster Club are asking for Rocks family, friends and fans to head to Blackwell Ford and test drive a car on Thursday. For every person who test drives a new Ford vehicle between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. at this one-day event, Blackwell Ford will donate $20 to Salem’s football program (limit one donation per household) as part of the Drive 4 UR School event. Salem Rocks Football can earn up to a maximum of $6,000 at the event - money that will go towards equipment costs, according to Britnell. "The district doesn't pay for most of what we need," Britnell said. "All that money will go towards purchasing equipment, weight room upkeep, maintaining equipment. For example, our…
Teachers, administrators and politicians gathered in Novi to discuss Michigan's responsibility toward educating its population.
Cuts to education funding in Michigan are a big concern for educators and parents of children in public schools. “We’re diverting a whole bunch of money from our public schools and I think it’s terrible,” said Michigan Sen. Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D-Taylor), at an education forum at Novi Middle School Monday night. Teachers, administrators and politicians came together at the forum to answer the question of what Michigan's responsibility is toward educating its population. “All of our schools are being required to do more with less,” said Sheila Paton, treasurer of the Plymouth-Canton Community school board. Panelists spent the first part of the evening discussing student performance. Bill Rustem, Governor Rick Snyder's director of strategy…
Monday, May 13, 2013
Plymouth-Canton Community Schools currently offers four world language options to high-schoolers.
Hoping to free up more options for students when it comes to high school electives, the House Education Committee approved two bills in Lansing on Tuesday that would eliminate the foreign language requirement for graduation. Plymouth-Canton Community Schools, in line with the Michigan Merit Curriculum, requires students graduating in the class of 2016 and beyond to have two credits of world language. PCEP high schools currently offers students a choice between Spanish, German, French and Chinese. "I think it's really, really important for our students to go into the work force being bilingual and being fluent in one other language besides English," said Kim Villarosa, Canton High School assistant principal and World Language coordinator …
Canton Police are teaming up to work with Plymouth-Canton Educational Park (P-CEP) officials to promote a safe end to the school year.
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, May 13
In a cooperative effort between the Canton Police Department and the Plymouth Canton Educational Park staff, several end of the school year procedures are being implemented on the high school campus to ensure the safety of students and staff. “We would also like to remind residents that police officers will be utilizing a zero tolerance approach to minors consuming and/or being served alcoholic beverages at parties,” Special Service Lieutenant Deb Newsome said. “There are adults who think it is acceptable to let minors consume alcohol if they stay on their property, but it is unlawful in Michigan, and the adult/property owner will be charged along with the minors,” Newsome added. In addition, the Canton Police Department has also …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Fourth and fifth-graders at Gallimore Elementary learn government by trying to convince legislators that Michigan needs a state fruit.
For more than five years, students in Wendy Gravlin's class at Gallimore Elementary have written letters to state legislators, trying to convince them that Michigan needs a state fruit and it should be the tart cherry. "It kind of all got started because we learn about government, civics and core democratic values," Gravlin said. "We're trying to teach the kids that they have a voice - even if they're not voting, they can still make a difference." Rep. Dian Slavens (D-Canton) first introduced the bill to make the tart cherry the state fruit in 2010, but it went nowhere Not giving up, Gravlin's students continued their annual push with letters and Slavens re-introduced the bill on Jan. 9. It is currently in the House Operations Committee. …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The $114.4 million bond issue passed by a whopping 65 percent on Tuesday's election.
As votes were tallied on Tuesday, Plymouth-Canton Community School Board President John Barrett was in Albuquerque, New Mexico, visiting his daughter who is expecting a child any day now. On his way to her house for dinner, a rainbow appeared. "I thought to myself, either the baby is going to be born or the bond passed," he said. "And it turned out the bond passed!" The $114.4 million bond proposal passed with a little more than 65 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results from the Wayne County Clerk. Barrett said he was thrilled, but surprised at the margin. "I'm surprised because I know there was a large last-minute effort by a number of people to put out 'vote no' signs and sent emails out - we were all a little bit worried …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The polls close Tuesday at 8 p.m. and we'll report the election results as they come in.
Plymouth-Canton Community Schools are seeking a $114.4 million bond proposal. The polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Stay with us all evening for live updates on the outcome. Wayne County Results (All 45 Precincts Reporting) City of Plymouth Plymouth Township 2,409 Canton Township *Results are unofficial
Plymouth and Canton communities will decide whether Plymouth-Canton Community Schools will get a $114.4 million bond issue to build a new middle school and upgrade technology, facilities and buses.
Canton has had a steady stream of voters trickling into the polls on Election Day Tuesday, according to officials. In contrast, the City of Plymouth was experiencing light turnout all morning, according to the clerk's office. Canton reported 900 voters at its 10:30 a.m. call into the Wayne County Clerk's office. However, because of the nature of a special election, officials said they really couldn't compare to previous years because each election was something different. Canton residents McIver Richardson and his wife, Mary, stopped by their polling location, Summit on the Park, just before noon. Both voted yes for the $114.4 million bond proposal for Plymouth-Canton Schools. "Most neighborhoods want schools to have good education," …