Monday, November 26, 2012
The Great Oaks Elementary students donated their hair for other children through the St. Clair Shores charity.
Two Chesterfield Township girls are following in their mother's clippings. After watching their mom Virginia Goleski donate her hair to charity over the years, Emily, 6, and Stephanie, 10, recently chopped their ponytails to benefit Wigs 4 Kids of St. Clair Shores. "They were absolutely thrilled," Goleski said. "Somebody else will have a beautiful wig because Stephanie and Emily donated their hair." For the Great Oaks Elementary students, the good deeds start young. When Stephanie, now a fifth-grader in the Anchor Bay School District, first donated 12-1/2 inches of her locks she was only 4. The second time she cut her hair was in honor of a boy in her second-grade classroom at Lobbestael Elementary in L'Anse Creuse Public Schools …
Monday, November 12, 2012
Reward Schools perform in the top five percent of all schools in the state of Michigan, according to Anchor Bay School District.
Two Anchor Bay Schools have been designated "Reward Schools" for their high performance level. Ashley Elementary in New Baltimore and Great Oaks Elementary in Chesterfield Township received the state of Michigan designation because they perform in the top five percent of all schools in the state, according to a presentation at a previous Anchor Bay Schools Board of Education meeting. No school in the district was placed on the "needing improvement list," the fall presentation by Joe McDonald, principal of Anchor Bay High School, and Marie DeWitte, director of Elementary Education stated. It also noted: Read more Anchor Bay Schools news.
Friday, September 23, 2011
The 48-year-old Chesterfield Township woman was expected to undergo surgery on her ankle after the Thursday accident.
An Anchor Bay Schools crossing guard suffered ankle injuries after she was struck Thursday morning by a car, Chesterfield Township police said Friday. The 48-year-old Chesterfield Township woman was hit around 8:50 a.m. by a Saturn car in front of Great Oaks Elementary on 24 Mile Road. The 75-year-old driver was turning out of the Forest Glade subdivision before the incident, Detective Sgt. Deron Myers said. The driver told police she saw the guard but thought she was walking out of the street. “Apparently, she perceived the situation incorrectly and the crossing guard was still out there," Myers said. Police issued the driver a ticket for failure to use due care and caution, which is a civil infraction, he said. The crossing guard was …
Monday, July 11, 2011
Chesterfield Township police say a stranger-danger incident did not prove to have serious intent.
Two men who approached a 12-year-old boy in the 24 Mile Road and Sass area last month and asked him to get inside their van were joking around, Chesterfield Township police said Monday. The June 13 incident, which sparked concern among area parents, took place in the Great Oaks Elementary parking lot. A boy riding his bike reported that two men asked him to get inside their work van to look for a dog. The boy ignored the men and rode his bike to his friends in back of the school. An investigation into the incident led police to a local, undisclosed roofing company. After interviewing several employees who had access to the van that day, detectives deemed the matter "horseplay." "We're confident that we identified the company that the van …
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Two men in a maroon van approached a 12-year-old boy and asked him to get inside their van, according to police.
Chesterfield Township police said Thursday they are looking for two men who approached a 12-year-old boy in the 24 Mile and Sass area. At approximately 1:30 p.m. Monday, the boy was riding his bike in front of Great Oaks Elementary School when the men pulled up in a maroon work van. One of the men asked the boy if he wanted to "get in and help look for his dog," police said. The boy ignored them, riding his bike to back of the school where friends had been waiting for him. The van left the school lot and headed west on 24 Mile, police said. The van occupants are described as white males in their 20s. One wore a bright orange shirt. The van had the words "roofing" and "windows" on the side, police said. Anyone with information is asked to …