Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The Groves High School freshman will raise money this weekend for the Michigan Humane Society.
Birmingham Patch regularly features students doing amazing things. This week's Whiz Kid is an animal lover who hopes to raise $5,000 for education programs offered by the Michigan Humane Society. Age: 15 School: Groves High School Hometown: Birmingham Achievement: Yauck will join local celebrities and some community leaders by staying in the doghouse during the Michigan Humane Society's 24th annual Bow Wow Brunch this Sunday at the Dearborn Inn. She's committed to raising $5,000 specifically for MHS’ Humane Education program, which teaches people how to properly care for and understand animals in order to keep them safe. The participant who raises the most funds will be named the “Top Dog.” “Being a part of this event with the Michigan …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Seaholm High School rated fifth, Groves High School 18th in rankings released Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report. District says some data in report is inaccurate.
Birmingham's Seaholm High School and Groves High School are listed among the best public high schools in Michigan in rankings released Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report. Seaholm is rated fifth in the state and Groves is ranked 18th, according to the 2013 data. But Marcia Wilkinson, director of community relations for Birmingham Public Schools, pointed out Tuesday that the student-to-teacher ratios on the U.S. News site is listed inaccurately at 39:1 for both schools, which is much higher than the actual numbers. Getting that data updated could affect the schools' rankings, Wilkinson said. "That is one of the factors they look at," she said, adding that the district plans to contact U.S. News to resolve the discrepencies. Nevertheless, …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
'Detroit Performs: Tim Janis' Celebrate America' airs at 9 p.m. Thursday on Detroit Public Television.
Tune in to the Detroit Public Television Thursday night and you just might catch a glimpse of some very talented Birmingham-area singers. The Groves High School Evergreen Singers will be performing as part of DPTV's "Detroit Performs: Tim Janis' Celebrate America," a pre-recorded concert featuring hundreds of Metro Detroit student singers airing from 9-11 p.m. Thursday. As part of the performance, students from Metro Detroit high schools, middle schools and elementary schools came together in October to perform "songs that have uplifted and inspired the nation in times of war and times of peace." The group was led by Tim Janis, a composer who's produced four music specials for National Public Television and has worked with artists like …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
This Thursday, Birmingham students will learn about the life skills they need after graduation — with a little help from a Detroit Lion and the founders of McClure's Pickles.
Sometimes, it feels like growing up takes a long time. However for the senior class at Groves High School, that time is almost over and on Thursday, students will learn a little bit more about life after high school with help from some familiar faces. Birmingham Public Schools will host the Groves Senior Seminar this Thursday at the Kensington Community Church campus in Troy. The annual seminar looks to offer the class of 2013 the knowledge and insight they'll need after graduation. "Nearly 300 students attend to connect with community leaders and take a confident step forward to their futures," said Anne Cron from the district communications office. The morning will begin with a keynote address by Robert and Joseph McClure, Groves …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Proceeds from the annual Birmingham student style show, to be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Groves High School, will go towards the Make a Wish Foundation.
Birmingham high school students will be strutting their stuff Thursday evening, during the annual Birmingham Style Show at Groves High School. And this year, all that fashion will be for a good cause: all ticket proceeds from this year's show — themed "Get Your Game On" — will benefit the Make a Wish Foundation. "The Birmingham Style Show offers our students real-world experience and an opportunity for our students to help a worthwhile organization like the Make a Wish Foundation," said Kristen Erickson, Birmingham's fashion merchandising teacher. "Our students have real talent and this show is always an exciting way for them to share it with the community," she added. Held every year to showcase the work of Birmingham's fashion …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Meanwhile, the dropout rates at Birmingham's two high schools are less than 1 percent, a new report from the Michigan Center for Educational Performance and Information states.
The graduation rates at Birmingham's high schools continues to top state averages, with nearly 96 percent of Birmingham high school students graduating in four years. The news comes as part of a new study released last week by the Michigan Center for Educational Performance and Information (CEPI), a state office that collects and reports data about Michigan's K-12 public schools. Last fall, Birmingham's Seaholm High School and Groves High School graduated 588 students in its "four-year cohort" — the group of students who began 9th grade four years before, or in fall 2008. That's a graduation rate of 95.92 percent, the report reads, and an overall dropout rate of 0.82 percent. Aside from the students who began high school in 2008, the four-…
Thursday, January 31, 2013
The staff of Groves student news magazine, Scriptor, won first place in the 2012 American Scholastic Press Association's annual contest.
Journalism students at Groves High School are turning heads at a national level, after the staff at the Scriptor, Groves' student news magazine, won first place at the 2012 American Scholastic Press Association (ASPA) national contest. The Scriptor is led by senior editors Katia Lev and Jake Rezeppa. Their advisor is Groves English teacher, Laura Redman. Each year, ASPA's panel of journalists and educators rank student newsmagazines from both colleges and high schools across the country, looking at their coverage, research and writing, page design, art and photography, business plans, creativity and editing. This year, the Scriptor scored high enough in all categories to take home the first place prize, earning particlarly high scores on …
Friday, January 25, 2013
Twenty-six students from Seaholm and Groves high schools qualified for the second part of the Michigan Mathematics Prize Competition.
There are definitely some math whizzes roaming the halls of Birmingham's Seaholm and Groves high schools. Twenty-six high school students from Birmingham's two high schools recently qualified to participate in the second part of the Michigan Mathematics Prize Competition. Each year, thousands of Michigan students participate in the Michigan Mathematics Prize Competition, offered by the Michigan Section of the Mathematics Association of America. Only the top 1,000 students are invited to participate in the second half of the test, bringing each one closer to scholarships ranging from $250 to $2,500. Qualifying students from Birmingham include: Groves High School Seaholm High School
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Seven students from Seaholm and Groves high schools were recently named National Merit Semifinalists.
Birmingham Public Schools recently recognized its 2012-13 National Merit semifinalists from Seaholm High School and Groves High School. Seven students from Seaholm and Groves were recognized this year. Each year, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation designates students as semifinalists as part of the first steps in the National Merit Scholarship process. Semifinalist certificates are presented to one-third (16,000 students) of the approximately 50,000 high scoring students tested last fall every year in the PSAT, measuring critical reading, math and writing skills. About 8,400 finalists will be selected this May to receive $2,500 Merit Scholarships, based on academic record, the rigor of each school, two sets of test scores, the …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
A group of Groves basketball players made a special visit to Quarton Elementary this week.
It's not all about slam dunks for the Groves High School boys basketball team. A group of players made a special trip to Birmingham's Quarton Elementary this week to read to to fifth grade students. This photo provided by Birmingham Public Schools. Do you have a photo you want to show off? Upload them to our Pics & Clips Gallery!