The show, entitled "Through the Eyes of the Child," will feature children's art in various media.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Friday, October 5, 2012
Help recognize the work of local teachers by celebrating World Teachers' Day on Oct. 5.
World Teachers' Day, celebrated on Oct. 5, is a great opportunity to show teachers in Macomb Township how great you think they are. But, the day also takes on a deeper meaning, standing for the protection of teachers' rights. Since its inception in 1994, World Teachers' Day has had a theme every year. The theme for 2012 is “Take a stand for teachers.” This day was founded by UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Its aim is to educate the public about the conditions of being a teacher around the world, focusing specifically on the protection of teachers' rights, and the proper training, development and status raising of teachers. UNESCO’s partners in this effort are the International Labour …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Continued support from students, staff and family has given Oxford Academy Program Director Toni Partyka the strength to overcome her hairy cell leukemia.
In remission just six months after her initial cancer diagnosis, Toni Partyka can give 65 reasons for the speed of her recovery by simply opening her office door. The program director of Oxford Academy in Macomb, Partyka was diagnosed with hairy cell leukemia on Oct. 31. “I was going down to Florida for my son’s wedding,” Partyka said. “I never expected to end up in the hospital or to find out I had leukemia.” Within 24 hours of her arrival, Partyka’s flu-like symptoms landed her in the intensive care unit of a Florida hospital. She never made it to her son’s wedding. The next few weeks were a blur as Partyka returned to Michigan for treatment and work. “It was hard when she came back,” said Shelley Rosso, Oxford’s student services …
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 …