Saving the Earth from the Trash Sweater: SOCRRA Event Inspires Families to Recycle

Saving the Earth from the Trash Sweater: SOCRRA Event Inspires Families to Recycle (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 20, 2015) Walking through the materials processing facility at SOCRRA, first grader Colin Bibbs was amazed by the mountains of paper, plastic and yard refuse kept outside for composting. With wide eyes he looked over the massive conveyer…

“Moving On” Routine … Second Place in World Championships (video)

“Moving On” Routine Lands Ferndale Independent Percussion Second Place in World Championships (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 18, 2015) With songs like “Into Eternity” from the Thor soundtrack, “Going Home” by Anotnin Dvorak and “Demons” by Imagine Dragon, the Ferndale Independent Percussion team’s passionate routine called “Moving On” helped earn them second place in the…

“Moving On” Routine … Second Place in World Championships (video)

“Moving On” Routine Lands Ferndale Independent Percussion Second Place in World Championships (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 18, 2015) With songs like “Into Eternity” from the Thor soundtrack, “Going Home” by Anotnin Dvorak and “Demons” by Imagine Dragon, the Ferndale Independent Percussion team’s passionate routine called “Moving On” helped earn them second place in the…

Questions Answered on Hazel Park Schools Challenges and Changes

Questions Answered on Hazel Park Schools Challenges and Changes (C. Proxmire, April 11, 2015) With new leadership in place at Hazel Park Schools, and a quickly moving plan for economic stability, parents, teachers and those losing their jobs have been concerned about the state of the school district. Last month a plan was approved that…

Questions Answered on Hazel Park Schools Challenges and Changes

Questions Answered on Hazel Park Schools Challenges and Changes (C. Proxmire, April 11, 2015) With new leadership in place at Hazel Park Schools, and a quickly moving plan for economic stability, parents, teachers and those losing their jobs have been concerned about the state of the school district. Last month a plan was approved that…

169 Positions Cut as Hazel Park Schools Approves 5-Year Deficit Elimination Plan

169 Positions Cut as Hazel Park Schools Approves 5-Year Deficit Elimination Plan (Hazel Park Schools Press Release, March 31, 2015) On Monday, March 30, 2015, The Hazel Park Board of Education approved the district’s deficit elimination plan and have submitted it to the Michigan Department of Education. On June 30, 2014 the district had a…

169 Positions Cut as Hazel Park Schools Approves 5-Year Deficit Elimination Plan

169 Positions Cut as Hazel Park Schools Approves 5-Year Deficit Elimination Plan (Hazel Park Schools Press Release, March 31, 2015) On Monday, March 30, 2015, The Hazel Park Board of Education approved the district’s deficit elimination plan and have submitted it to the Michigan Department of Education. On June 30, 2014 the district had a…

Hazel Park Interim Superintendent Gives Turnaround Update

Hazel Park Interim Superintendent Gives Turnaround Update (Dr. Rick Repicky, Interim Superintendent of Hazel Park Schools, March 22, 2015) The following was sent to Hazel Park Schools Staff on March 19, 2015 to update them on changes in leadership that have been taking place in the district: Introduction As your interim superintendent, I am writing…

Guest View: Lack of Voting, Not Registration, is the Problem

Guest View: Lack of Voting, Not Registration, is the Problem (Kurt Metzger, DetroitDataGuru.com, March 17, 2015) This week marks the beginning of a voter registration drive in Oakland County.  Clerk/Register of Deeds Lisa Brown will hold five voter registration drives throughout March in the communities of Southfield, Auburn Hills, Royal Oak, Waterford, and Farmington Hills.…