Monday, March 4, 2013
'Betting On Our Youth,' a casino-themed fundraiser featuring cocktails, dancing and plenty of gaming, begins at 6 p.m. Friday at the Townsend Hotel.
Wondering what to do with yourself this weekend? Don't dismay: check out today's Weekend Spotlight: Our pick for today: Betting On Our Youth Come back to Birmingham Patch on Tuesday for more weekend things to do in our Weekend Spotlight, or visit our events calendar.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
The new Pierce Elementary running club will prepare students for the Martian Invasion of Races this spring in Dearborn.
The students and families at Pierce Elementary will have the chance to learn about fitness this spring as part of the elementary school's new running club. Pierce created the running club for the students who want to participate in the "kids marathon" at the Martian Invasion of Races this April 13 at Ford Park in Dearborn. The Martian Invasion of Races, sponsored by the Michigan running store Running Fit, involves a marathon, half-marathon and a "marathon" for kids. By the end of the day, each young participant will have logged 25 miles — but they're not running those miles all at once. That's where the running club fits in. Led by Pierce gym teacher Aaron Chalker, students will learn about running skills and log their miles over the …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Betting On Our Youth, a Las-Vegas-themed fundaiser at the Townsend Hotel, will raise money for technology purchases and enrichment programs at the Birmingham elementary school.
You don't have to go all the way across the country but this February, Birmingham residents and parents can enjoy a little Las Vegas escape all the while raising money for Birmingham students. The Pierce Elementary Parent Teachers Students Association (PTSA) will be raising money for Pierce students at Betting On Our Youth, a fundraiser to be held March 8 at the Townsend Hotel. During the fundraiser, parents, residents and business owners are invited to come out, do a little bit of gambling, eat, dance and give back. All the proceeds will be donated to technology purchases and other enrichment programs at Pierce, including the effort to put an iPad in every classroom. The event was the brainchild of Ryan Abney, the head of Pierce PTSA's …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Two budding reporters from Robyn Tarnow’s second grade class at Pierce Elementary School reported from President Barack Obama's Monday speech in Redford.
Friday, February 17, 2012
As part of the Disney Planet Challenge, a fourth-grade class at Pierce will be constructing a rain garden to address soil erosion along the Rouge River.
A group of 23 Pierce Elementary fourth-graders are investigating the issue of soil erosion in the Rouge River corridor, and are hoping to score a trip to Disney World in the process. John Kernan's fourth-grade class at Pierce is participating in the Disney Planet Challenge, a nationwide competition that encourages students to tackle environmental issues in their communities. "They've done phenomenal work," said Kernan, a fourth-year teacher in the middle of his first year with Birmingham Public Schools. "This project has been all them." Kernan's class is studying soil erosion, specifically erosion along the Rouge River, which runs straight through Birmingham. According to Kernan, one his students — Alex Sankbeil — noted that his …