Monday, September 10, 2012
The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and U.S. Department of Agriculture offer guidelines to help parents as they prepare their students' meals.
Back-to-school time means it's back to bagged lunches for many students in the Macomb Township's schools, both public and private. Fortunately, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has some advice that can help parents pack a safe and healthy bagged lunch. What are your student's favorite bagged lunch meals and how do you keep them safe? Leave a comment! "Providing your child with the proper nutrition is important, but it's just as important that those healthy choices are kept safe," said Kevin Besey, MDARD's Food and Dairy Division director. "Following simple guidelines can ensure the lunch you pack your child is safe from bacteria that may cause food-borne illnesses." The U.S. Department of Agriculture and MDARD …
Saturday, September 8, 2012
The district highlights the positive steps made on the first day back to school.
- BACK TO SCHOOL
Saturday, September 8, 2012
As we begin the 2012-2013 school year in L’Anse Creuse Public Schools, we wanted to report “what went right” for our 12,000 students on the first few days of school: “We are proud to start a new school year with an outstanding staff, a dedicated board of education, involved parents, and active community partners, so that all students can be successful,” said Superintendent Jackie Johnston. Share your back-to-school photos on Patch!
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
L’Anse Creuse High School North students and staff started off the first day of school with a blast of enthusiasm this morning.
For L’Anse Creuse students and staff, school is officially in session. Crusader Nation packed the L'Anse Creuse High School North gym this morning to kick off the 2012-13 academic year with an energetic pep assembly filled with school pride. “Welcome back L’Anse Creuse. Today is Tuesday, Sept. 4, and this is day one,” said LCN Principal Greg Dixon. Dixon started the pep rally by introducing new and returning staff members, including the school’s new associate principal, Carla Postell. “We’ve got some really exciting things to look forward to this year,” Dixon told students. The high school recently received $14 million in building renovations, Dixon said. He estimates that about 98 percent of the renovations are complete, with everything …
School begins for thousands of students in Macomb Township today. Upload your back-to-school photos on Patch!
Thursday, August 30, 2012
School will be back in session soon and the Macomb County Sheriff's Office is sharing bus safety tips for students and drivers.
The Macomb County Sheriff's Office reminds motorists and students about the following bus traffic safety rules: Tips for students: Tips for drivers: “The greatest risk for these children is not riding the bus, but when they are approaching or leaving the bus,” Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham said in a release.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Patch recently spoke with veteran Chippewa Valley kindergarten teacher Connie Hagel to get an idea of what full-day will mean for the kindergarten curriculum and what parents can do to better prepare their students.
In less than a week, hundreds of Macomb Township’s youngest students will have their first brush with the seven-hour school day as they begin kindergarten. Starting this year, Chippewa Valley, L'Anse Creuse, New Haven and Utica will offer only full-day kindergarten. This decision was prompted by the state-mandated adoption of Common Core Standards for which districts are required to develop or enhance their K-12 curriculum in mathematics, reading and writing. “Full-day kindergarten will provide teachers with the time to go into depth,” said Sue Grenier, Chippewa's executive director of elementary education, in a previous interview with Patch. “We have an excellent writing program; however, teachers have struggled to fully incorporate it …
Monday, August 27, 2012
Boast about your child's accomplishments, send us your favorite pictures from the athletic fields, school performances or start your own blog.
Search through old photo albums and chances are you'll find a picture of yourself on the first day of school. Could be a photo of you smiling proudly the day you started kindergarten, or the time you rode the school bus for the first time. No doubt, the photographs highlight your new haircut, new clothes and new backpack and lunch box. And no doubt you've captured those same memories of your own children. Starting this week, you can share those highlights with your Patch community. Just attach your photos here by clicking the "Upload" button, or email Local Editor Jenny Whalen. And throughout this school year, there are several other ways to highlight the student in your life. Students We Should Know: Know someone who has done something …
L’Anse Creuse Public Schools has completed several renovations to schools and administrative buildings in the district for the 2012-13 academic year.
L’Anse Creuse students and staff at all levels will be greeted with significant building renovations next week when they arrive for the first day of the 2012-13 school year. Funded by a 2005 bond, L’Anse Creuse Public Schools has renovated portions of L’Anse Creuse High School, High School North and Middle School North. The district has also completed building the Harry L. Wheeler Community Center and Administrative Offices in Clinton Township. While most projects will be ready for students and staff Sept. 4, others will be completed in the near future, said Paula Rose, school and community relations assistant for the district. Projects at High School North include refinishing the parking lot and completing interior renovations, such as a …
Saturday, August 25, 2012
This back-to-school message comes from Jacqueline Johnston, new superintendent of L'Anse Creuse Public Schools.
Saturday, August 25, 2012
It’s hard to believe that summer has slipped away so quickly and we are embarking on a new school year. Our staff is eager to get back into the classroom and meet their students. Will your child be ready? I have a few suggestions to help your child have a good start, whether they are a first-time kindergartener, transitioning to middle or high school, or somewhere in-between. First, continue reading with your child or encourage the older child to spend time reading each day. Students may be required to focus on silent reading in their classroom, so now is a good time to instill that habit. Shopping for school supplies or clothes with your child can be one way to get your child excited about the start of school. A new backpack, pack of …
Friday, August 24, 2012
Southeastern Michigan's cadre of twenty-something Patch local editors sat down this week to offer the only advice we're qualified to offer.
With the first day of school looming large, parents may be stuck for words of wisdom to offer their children. As always, Patch exists to make your life ridiculously easy. Read on to see what these six local editors in a community near you had to say from recent experience and if one or more of these short essays resonates with your family, feel free to share them. Anyone who tells you high school will be the best time of your life is lying. It's only the pre-game to life. Your friendships will change, relationships will start and end, tests will be aced and failed, but even a year after you graduate, every moment that seemed earth-shattering will be a memory. That's not to say what happens in high school doesn't matter, but try to keep …