Friday, May 3, 2013
School officials urge parents to check their children's heads for the pests tonight to curb any outbreak.
A case of head lice was reported at Andover High School this week, prompting officials to send an e-mail alert to parents Friday morning. The e-mail urged parents to check their children's heads tonight, and that medicated shampoos are available by prescription if the bugs are found. Children must be nit free before returning to the building. More information is available at www.headlice.org. _________________ Of Interest: Read the 'Lice Lady' blog series by Courteney Gettel _________________ Information courtesy of Pediatrician Molly O'Shea, who writes Dr. Molly Unplugged for Patch and has her own practice, Birmingham Pediatrics +Wellness Center in Troy.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The Andover High School senior will now rely on public voting to determine if her artwork can adorn Google's homepage, and net her a $30,000 scholarship.
Andover High School senior Dakota Jones was named the Doodle 4 Google contest winner at a special assembly at the school Wednesday morning. Her artwork, titled 'Beekeeping,' is one of the state winners selected from more than 130,000 student submissions this year. All 50 state winners will have their doodle displayed in a special exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History in New York from May 22 through July 14. "This is all a bit overwhelming. I didn't expect all the commotion," Jones quipped as reporters from local television, radio and other media gathered for the special event in Andover's auditorium. Beginning at noon today, the public will can vote for their favorite doodle among the 50 entries representing each state, and …
Monday, April 29, 2013
The work of more than 60 students participating in the Middle Years Programme will be on display tonight at 7 p.m.
Robert Craig got so excited talking about electronic music, and his future in it, that he almost forgot the most important part of his Middle Years Project presentation. After teasing them for roughly 20 minutes with photos and anecdotes about his three-month journey into the life of an aspiring D. J., the group of teachers and faculty advisors had to ask the Lahser High School sophomore to show them his talent. Using $3,000 worth of computerized sound equipment housed on the makeshift stage table he designed and created out of his older brother's old aquariam stand, Craig mixed and matched a collection of sounds, thunderous beats and recorded lyrics to create music similar to what one might hear at local night club or show. And the …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
The 48th District Court judge sent students a strong message about choices after presiding over cases during a special visit.
It doesn't take long for the Berkshire Middle School cafeteria to get loud. Like any open space filled with eighth graders, the chatter and raw excitement about a break from the classroom can elevate in a just matter of seconds. Yet it took even less time for 48th District Court Judge Kimberly Small to silence and command the attention of the crowd of about 100 students Friday as she entered the room in her black robe, ready to go to work. With special permission from the State Court Administrative Office, Small transformed the cafeteria to a courtroom and presided over three cases that represented her usual criminal docket. The special demonstration is part of a larger program Small — an Andover High School and University of Michigan …
Friday, April 26, 2013
The state and county recognized more than a dozen buildings in the Bloomfield area for environmental programs.
More than a dozen public and private schools in the Bloomfield area were among 173 across Oakland County recognized for a strong commitment to environmental education this week. Representatives from the schools gathered Wednesday morning at Oakland Schools in Waterford to receive an official Michigan Green School flag and a certificate signed by Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and Oakland Schools Superintendent Vickie L. Markavitch. Students from each school must complete at least 10 of 20 "green" activities Activities ranging from paper recycling and garden projects, to the use of renewable energy to earn the designation. Schools that complete more than 10 activities may be eligible for "Emerald" or "Evergreen" status. …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
U.S. World and News Report recently ranked the consortium school located in Bloomfield HiIls No. 1 in Michigan.
The consistent quality of education and work by both staff and students at the International Academy is no surprise to anyone tracking the pulse of public education in this region and the state. But Tuesday's ranking as the No. 1 public high school in Michigan by U.S. News and World Report is a bit of a validation to even the staunchest supporters. According to the national rankings issued Tuesday, The school was rated 18th in the nation and is the only Michigan school among the country's top 20 best public high schools. The academy started in the BHS, and is now a consortium school with other Oakland County districts located on three campuses in Bloomfield Hills, White Lake and Troy. "This distinction for IA is well deserved, not only …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The school was rated the 18th best public high school in the nation in rankings released Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report.
International Academy in Bloomfield Hills was rated the top public high school in Michigan and one of the best in the country, according to rankings released Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report. The school was rated 18th in the nation - the only Michigan school to be listed among the country's top 20 best public high schools, according to the rankings. "We take great pride in our students' accomplishments," said Principal Lynne Gibson. "This is validation of that and it's earned through the efforts and the dedication of our school community each day. We view it as a recognition of our shared commitment to our school and the IB's mission." International Academy is one school with three campuses, located in Bloomfield Hills, White Lake and …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Bombings cut short Pam Mathers' 26.2 mile race, but she crossed the line days later with the support of students and staff at Hamilton Elementary School.
Dr. Pam Mathers' dream of finishing the Boston Marathon was cut short Monday when she was stopped a half mile from the end of the race because of deadly bomb blasts near the finish line. Like many other Metro Detroit runners, the Bloomfield Hills resident was left without the celebration of crossing the tape and receiving the coveted medal. However, Wednesday morning at Troy Hamilton Elementary School, students, faculty, and administration recreated the spectacle to cheer their principal to the finish. They lined the library and clapped and hooted as she crossed through the makeshift 2013 Boston Marathon tape. She was then handed a bouquet of pink roses and a finisher's medal as she beamed. "My hope was to come back and have it be a …
Steven Schmatz is proving to be one of the best young scientific minds in the region, state and nation.
Bloomfield-Bloomfield Hills Patch regularly features students doing amazing things. This week's Whiz Kid is a scientist at heart who, despite his age, is already making strides toward a very promising career in chemistry, and receiving national recognition for it. Age: 16 School: International Academy Hometown: Birmingham Achievement: Schmatz recently qualified to test for the U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad (USNCO) from among approximately 10,000 students who tested for the local exam. Only the top 8 percent of students went on to be nominated to sit for the national level examination. In the metro Detroit section, 212 students tested at the local level, and he finished in the top 9 of student scores, which made him eligible to take the …
Friday, April 12, 2013
College acceptance letters are in—tell Patch where you're headed next!
Calling all Bloomfield area seniors and senior parents: What's next for you after graduation? Whether you're headed to college or starting a new job, tell us your plans in the comments below. You can upload a picture here, too. Just click "Upload Photos and Videos." Congratulations, Class of 2013!