Thursday, February 21, 2013
A new database compiled by the The Mackinac Center for Public Policy shows Anchor Bay and L'Anse Creuse superintendents earning upwards of $236,881.
Editor's Note: The Mackinac Center for Public Policy acknowledged that some numbers in the superintendent database released last week may be incorrect. For instance, the center's figures show Utica Community Schools' superintendent as being the highest compensated in the state with a package of $300,789. But the Kalamazoo Gazette said that distinction might actually go to its superintendent, who has a total package worth $344,667 in 2012. MLive reported that the center's director said he’s received several phone calls from superintendents saying certain information is not correct. The superintendents of Anchor Bay and L'Anse Creuse school districts may not have the top salaries in the state, but those six-figure numbers combined with …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
The VH1 Save the Music Foundation paid Endeavour Middle School another visit.
VH1 returned Thursday to Endeavour Middle School to check on instruments it donated last year to the band program. “This is amazing,” Chiho Okuizumi of the VH1 Save the Music Foundation stated in a New Haven Community news release. “Normally, the beginning band is the largest and bands get smaller as the years go on. In New Haven, the bands get bigger!” The first-year band at Endeavour has about 40 students and the second-year band has over 60, the district says. Don Hibbert, band and choir director for both Endeavour Middle School and New Haven High School added, “The only students we’ve lost from band are those who moved. We do some fun things and kids really seem to enjoy being in music." The district says the the band and choir …
Monday, February 11, 2013
The districts say there will be no school Monday, Feb. 11.
Monday, February 11
Anchor Bay Schools and New Haven Community Schools have called off classes Monday due to road conditions, the districts stated on their websites. This is the fourth snow day for ABS and New Haven districts this school year. They closed Friday after a winter storm watch took effect and previously shut doors for two consecutive days in late January for weather-related reasons. L'Anse Creuse Public Schools, which also stretches in Chesterfield Township, remained opened Monday. News of the snow day for the other area districts prompted varied reactions from readers on New Baltimore-Chesterfield Patch's Facebook page. When asked what they thought of another no-school day, some of the responses were: Tell us in the comments' section below what …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Check back with New Baltimore-Chesterfield Township Patch Monday for a look at how students fared on their Fall 2012 Michigan Education Assessment Program exams.
Michigan students' MEAP results will be released Monday morning for students in Anchor Bay, L'Anse Creuse and New Haven districts and in all public schools across the state. The results were scheduled to be released at 10 a.m. The Michigan Education Assessment Program exam assesses students in grades 3 through 9: The annual test is designed to show students' proficiency in career- and college-ready materials. The MEAP is administered by the Department of Education, which is releasing the data on Monday. The MEAP as a standard of measuring student achievement is on its way out; beginning in the 2014-15 school year, students will be given an online exam to test their knowledge of core subjects. (Read: Just the Facts: New Test to Replace MEAP…
Monday, January 28, 2013
New Haven Community Schools has canceled all classes and after school activities and athletics for Tuesday, Jan. 29.
New Haven Community Schools will remain closed Tuesday, Jan. 29, due to hazardous road and travel conditions, according to the district website. All after school activities and athletics will also be canceled at New Haven High School, Endeavour School, New Haven Elementary School and Little Rockets Shooting Stars Pre-K.
Area kids awoke Monday to school closings in Anchor Bay, L'Anse Creuse and New Haven Community districts.
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Monday, January 28
Chesterfield Township and New Baltimore children rejoiced Monday in an unexpected, extended weekend. Anchor Bay Schools, L'Anse Creuse Public Schools and New Haven Community were among the Metro Detroit districts that called off classes Monday due to weather conditions. Share your best snow day pictures on Patch! Upload them directly to this article.
Monday, December 17, 2012
The district released a statement Monday regarding school safety in light of the mass shootings Friday in Connecticut.
In light of a devastating school shooting Friday in Connecticut that shocked and saddened the nation, local school districts are reassuring parents about student safety. When asked by Patch about security measures in the district, Anchor Bay Schools Superintendent Leonard Woodside issued the following statement Monday morning: "Naturally parents are concerned about the safety of their children in school. Over the years the Anchor Bay Board of Education has been pro-active in taking measures to assure the safety of our students. "All schools are locked down during the school day. All of our main entrances have sally ports or security entrances where parents and visitors can only enter the building through one front door and must report to …
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Tell us what you think your school district in Chesterfield Township and New Baltimore should consider after the Friday tragedy.
In light of the horrific mass shooting Friday at a Connecticut elementary school, parents and educators all over are wondering how to keep children safe. LCPS Superintendent Jackie Johnston told parents in a letter Friday the district's own security procedures will continue to be practiced and refined for the safety of all L'Anse Creuse students, faculty and staff. "I would like to assure you that your children's safety is our number one priority," Johnston wrote. "As our number one priority the district upholds rigorous safety procedures that are reviewed regularly. In addition there are multiple safety drills in place for each school that are practiced throughout the school year." New Haven Community Schools said it will also review …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Superintendent Keith Wunderlich said he plans to review security procedures with his building principals on Monday.
In a letter to parents and staff Friday, New Haven Community Schools Superintendent Keith Wunderlich expressed his condolences for the victims and families of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and announced that Monday would bring a complete review of the district's own security measures. "First thing Monday morning I am having a conference call with the principals to review all our security procedures," Wunderlich wrote. "A review is always a good thing. This weekend would also be a good time for parents to talk to their children. Tell them how important it is to keep the lines of communication open. Together, we will keep New Haven the safe place it is." Read more: L'Anse Creuse assures parents of district's own security measures…
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The student, who was diagnosed with viral meningitis, has not yet returned to New Haven High School.
A New Haven High School student diagnosed with viral meningitis just days before Thanksgiving is expected to make a full recovery. The student reportedly became ill at school Nov. 19 and was taken to a nearby hospital where doctors initially diagnosed a non-contagious form of bacterial meningitis, according to a letter sent home to parents Nov. 20. New Haven Superintendent Keith Wunderlich said the diagnosis was later changed to viral meningitis, a much less severe form. While there is no specific treatment for viral meningitis, most patients completely recover on their own within seven to 10 days, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Wunderlich said the student is expected to make a full recovery, but had not …