Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Costello Principal Tammy DiPonio stressed the importance of respect.
Daisy Troop 70971 and Brownie Troop 74802 from Costello Elementary School came together on Tuesday, in an effort to clean up the Costello school yard, and trim and weed the landscaping surrounding the school. The Scouts met with Principal Tammy DiPonio prior to the clean up in the media center to listen and learn about respect. DiPonio stresses the importance of respecting others and themselves, respecting authority, respecting property and respecting earth's natural beauty. The event was coordinated by Sal Haji, Colleen Cudney and Erika Puszczewicz. This photo was provided by Troy School District. Do you have a photo you want to show off? Upload them to our Pics & Clips Gallery!
Friday, May 10, 2013
The Troy School District Board of Education honored these teachers at its meeting Monday night.
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Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Here is the plan for the board meeting tonight at 7 p.m.
If you're seeking knowledge on happenings in the Troy School District, you won't want to miss Tuesday's meeting at 7 p.m. If you're interested in participating, visit the board room at the Services Building and be sure to read the guidelines for the public that are on the agenda (PDF). Televised meetings can be found online at TS-TV. Here's a look at what's on the agenda: Recognition Business The Services Building is located at 4420 Livernois Rd., Troy. For more information, visit their website or give them a call at (248) 823-4000.
Friday, May 3, 2013
The whole school gathered outdoors Friday afternoon on International Day to make an important statement.
Troy's Baker Middle School students made a very apparent statement on Friday, the school's International Day. The school's sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students took to the football/soccer field as part of activities meant to encourage students to celebrate their differences and cultures. International Day programming is also part of the school's activities as participants in the anti-bullying campaign, Defeat the Label. This photo was provided by the Troy School District. Do you have a photo you want to show off? Upload them to our Pics & Clips Gallery!
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
A seven-year, 4.4 millage levy proposal will go before voters in November.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Find out which buildings were recognized Wednesday morning during a ceremony at the Oakland Schools campus in Waterford.
Eleven schools in the Troy and Clawson public school districts were among 173 throughout Oakland County recognized Wednesday for earning the Michigan Green School designation. 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. Schools must complete at least 10 of 20 "green" activities to earn the designation. Activities range from paper recycling to garden projects to the use of renewable energy. Schools that complete more than 10 activities may be eligible for "Emerald" or "Evergreen" status. The top Michigan Green …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Top public high school rankings released Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report are based on student performance, college preparation and other factors.
Troy High School was rated the eighth best high school in Michigan in rankings released Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report. The school has a 19:1 student to teacher ratio, a higher-than-state-average percentage of seniors who took and passed AP exams, and above-state-average proficiency in math and reading, according to the U.S. News data. "We are proud to be recognized for our efforts to provide all students with the most rigorous college prep academic program possible," said Mark Dziatczak, principal at Troy High School. "THS is fortunate to have a stellar faculty, supportive parents, and dedicated students." Troy parent Varsha Pathre says the school district's strong reputation is a main reason her family chose to move to Troy about 15…
You can view and vote for Boulan Park seventh-grader Marissa Orzame's video, and videos from other finalists, through April 26.
Boulan Park Middle School student Marissa Orzame is simply dedicated to getting kids healthier — and the promise of having a Detroit Lions player visit her school helps motivate her cause. Marissa, 13, a seventh-grader, was recently selected as a finalist in this year's “Make the Play” kid video contest from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. As a finalist, Marissa has a chance to be a guest video blogger for ahealthierMichigan.org and to receive a school assembly with Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford. >>To view the five videos and vote in the contest, visit A Healthier Michigan on Facebook.<< Marissa was involved in the same contest last year, during which she starred in a video "dance battle" encouraging families to stay …
Friday, April 19, 2013
Students identified as having possible contact with the student diagnosed with TB will be tested next week.
The following information was provided in a press release. The Michigan Department of Community Health has confirmed a Troy High School student has tested positive for tuberculosis (TB). Oakland County’s Health Division is working with Troy Public Schools to identify any classmates who need to be tested. The Health Division will follow-up with all those identified for further evaluation and/or treatment. TB is a treatable disease. “We want to assure members of the Troy High School community that Oakland County Health Division will conduct the necessary tests to determine whether there are any additional cases,” said Kathy Forzley, manager/health officer of the Health Division. “If any additional cases are identified, the Health Division …
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, she 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 teachable moment, saying that if…