Thursday, April 4, 2013
Macomb Township seventh-graders try to spread happiness with Easter egg displays.
Seventh-graders at Immanuel Lutheran School used Easter eggs to try to spread some happiness. The students, along with adult teachers and volunteers from the school, use the eggs to help spread joy to families who recently have experienced the death of a relative, according to project coordinator Karen Dancey. On the night of Saturday, March 30, the students and volunteers set up displays of eggs in the lawns of five families—three in Macomb Township and one each in Armada and Washington Township. Dancey said each family also received a card with the following words: "May the resurrection of our Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ, bring you peace and hope. These brightly colored eggs are to remind you of the colors of the rainbow and that God is …
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Beginning Memorial Day weekend, 9:30 a.m. Sunday services will be held behind the chapel.
Immanuel Lutheran Church will take its Sunday morning worship service outdoors again this summer, starting Memorial Day weekend and continuing through Labor Day weekend. “This service is informal and we tell everyone to dress as if they were going to a picnic," said Senior Pastor Michael Lutz in a prepared statement. "We also tell them to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets. During the summer months, this service is our most popular service and we would encourage anyone to come. All of our other worship services are in an air conditioned facility. We have the best of both worlds.” The 9:30 a.m. service is held on the lawn behind the chapel off 21 Mile Road and Romeo Plank. This outdoor service has been a tradition at Immanuel Lutheran …
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Spring break runs the week of April 2 for all Macomb Township public and private schools.
Traffic may be lighter, but the malls will definitely be more crowded next week as spring break gets underway for all Macomb schools. Check the exact dates of your school's spring, or Easter break, below: Chippewa Valley Schools April 2-9 L'Anse Creuse Public Schools April 2-9 Utica Community Schools April 2-9 New Haven Community Schools April 2-6 Immanuel Lutheran School April 2-9 St. Peter Lutheran School March 30-April 9 Lutheran High School North March 30, noon dismissal; April 2-10 Oxford Academy April 2-9
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Mid-winter break starts this week for Macomb Township's public and private schools.
Chippewa Valley Schools L'Anse Creuse Public Schools Utica Community Schools New Haven Community Schools Immanuel Lutheran School St. Peter Lutheran Lutheran High School North Oxford Academy
Monday, January 30, 2012
School districts opting to offer only all-day kindergarten programs next year have scheduling, staff and curriculum issues to resolve before September.
As Macomb Township’s public schools move to all-day kindergarten, scheduling won’t be the only issue districts face as they prepare their programs for 2012-13. With the state-mandated adoption of Common Core Standards, districts in Macomb and throughout the state will be required to develop or enhance their K-12 curriculum in mathematics, reading and writing by 2014-15. Translation: curriculum changes will be widespread at all grade levels next year. “We are transitioning to the Common Core State Standards in language arts and math,” said Sue Grenier, Chippewa Valley Schools’ executive director of elementary education. “By next year, we will be fully implementing them. The standards are more rigorous–not necessarily more topics but going …
Thursday, December 29, 2011
The Diana's Angels group of Immanuel Lutheran feels the grieving of mothers who have lost their children and does its own small part to offer support.
Mary Woloszyn knows what it’s like to be a mother. With two grown daughters, she has lived a life dedicating her being and soul into raising her children. Although Woloszyn does not know what it’s like to have lost a child, she puts her whole heart into a cause that helps mothers who do. As the chair of the Immanuel Lutheran Church chapter of Diana’s Angels, Woloszyn organizes the production of homemade clothing kits sent out to the families of premature babies. Sixteen active volunteers, some who are not members of the ministry, crochet and sew blankets, caps, and kimonos to send to five local Michigan hospitals, including the Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center. “This is a simple way to give back,” Wolosyzn said. “I’ve been told that …
Monday, November 28, 2011
Immanuel Lutheran Church and School will host a free event Friday, where community members can rediscover the true meaning of Christmas through sight, song and story.
Every tale has a beginning, and the Christmas story is no exception. This Friday, Immanuel Lutheran Church and School is inviting the community to experience the story of Christmas from the beginning, joining students, staff and members of the congregation in recreating that original journey into Bethlehem on the “One Starry Night” Christmas Walk. “They can bring the Christmas story to life and start out the Christmas season with the focus on Christ,” said Karen Reincke, coordinator of the walk. The journey begins at the city gate, where they will register as guests of Bethlehem and be counted by the census taker. Once counted, specialized passports will guide guests on their journey through the story. “Each location they travel to–the …
Friday, November 4, 2011
Ryan A. Soulard is a Macomb Township resident whose service to the community and its residents will be officially recognized Nov. 5.
The banks aren’t scheduled to close and students shouldn’t expect a three-day weekend, but Nov. 5 will be recognized as a holiday in Macomb Township. By resolution of the Macomb Township board of trustees, Saturday has been named Ryan A. Soulard Day. But who is Ryan A. Soulard? In simple terms, he is an 18-year-old Macomb Township resident and Central Michigan University freshman. However, it was neither his residency nor his Chippewa status that prompted the board of trustees to proclaim Nov. 5 in his honor. Rather, it was recognition of the “dedication, commitment and personal sacrifices” he has made as a member of the Boy Scouts of America and the “actions, achievements and high moral standards” that have made him a role model to his …
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Miss some of last week's news? Look no further, we've rounded up the top headlines for you right here.
Some weeks pass excruciatingly slow, while others are over before you know it. Either way, it's no easy task to find time every day to check the news. To help you stay up-to-date, we've rounded up the most interesting and important news headlines you may have missed in Macomb Township this week: Government Schools Sports Community Business Deals Don't forget about Patch Deal's of the Day, too! These daily deals will help readers save up to 90 percent on local products and services from some of the best businesses in the area. They will appear at the top of our homepage, above the stories. You can sign up for the deals by going to the "Notifications Settings" in your profile and click Patch Deals. Or just sign up for our daily e-newsletter.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Here's a roundup of the news you might have missed during the week of Sept. 18-24.
Some weeks pass excruciatingly slow, while others are over before you know it. Either way, it's no easy task to find time every day to check the news. To help you stay up-to-date, we've rounded up the most interesting and important news headlines you may have missed in Macomb Township this week: Police/Fire Obituary/Memorial Schools Sports Volunteers in the News