Saturday, May 18, 2013
The Birmingham Police Department provided the following information. Arrests, where they are mentioned, do not indicate conviction.
A student's cell phone and cash were taken from a locker at Seaholm High School last week, reports said. Officers with the Birmingham Police Department are currently reviewing surveillance video footage to try and determine who stole the items from the men's locker room, according to reports released Friday. The property was reportedly in the pocket of a pair of pants inside an unlocked locker. The student reported the theft occurred at about 11 a.m. May 10. A leather jacket valued at $1,200 was stolen from the Found Objects clothing and lifestyle store last week, police reports said. Officers with the Birmingham Police Department responded to a call from an employee of the new shop, located at 241 E. Merrill Street, at about 1:30 p.m. …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The Seaholm High School senior is focused on the end of the regular season, playing at the collegiate level.
Birmingham's Adam Susalla started the lacrosse season without putting much thought toward individual goals, other than to improve every game. Now that attitude — and his strong all-around play — has the Birmingham United captain among a handful of candidates for player of the year. State Champs Sports Network recently named the Seaholm High School senior among 10 area players in the running for the Warrior Sports High School Player of the Year contest. Fan voting for the award is currently under way online, and anyone familiar with Birmingham-area lacrosse should know a few names on that list. Also nominated are Cranbrook Kingswood Junior Matthew Giampetroni, and Brother Rice High School's Jason Alessi, JP Forester and Sergio Perkovic. As …
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, …
Monday, April 8, 2013
The Birmingham Police Department continues to investigate an anonymous call that prompted officials to lock-down the high school.
Authorities locked down Seaholm High School Monday morning after police received an anonymous call about a person with a weapon inside the building, a news release stated. Officers with the Birmingham Police Department searched the school and found no person of interest, and made no mention of finding a weapon. Further details were not immediately available. Police continue to investigate the call, but said students and staff in the building followed the school's safety procedures very well. District officials deferred all comment to the police department. Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to call the department at 248-530-1870, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Collin Trask passed away in mid-February after a long battle with cancer.
Monday, March 11, 2013
This is the second year in a row Seaholm has finished third at the state swimming finals, their third year coming in the top three. Groves, meanwhile, finished ninth on Saturday.
The boys swimmers at Birmingham's Seaholm High School are used to being at the top, and this weekend was no different, with the Maples coming in third place at the MHSAA Division 2 state swimming finals. Seaholm finished behind Holland and Ann Arbor Huron at the state finals at Oakland University on Saturday, bringing home a total of 223.5 points. Ranked No. 1 in the state going into the finals, the Maples were hoping to snag two state championships in three years. "I thought we did really well, yesterday and today," Seaholm head coach Tom Wylie told MIPrepZone on Saturday. "We had several lifetime best times today and today we broke a couple of varsity records, including one that's been around since 1999, so I was very pleased with our …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Colin Trask passed away on Feb. 19 and will be honored during a memorial at Seaholm High School on March 19.
The Seaholm High School community will gather later this month to honor the life of one student who remains an inspiration even after his early death — Collin Trask. Seaholm will host a memorial service for Trask at 7 p.m. March 19, Superintendent Daniel Nerad announced at Tuesday's school board meeting. The 18-year-old Trask passed away on Feb. 19 after a long battle with cancer. Trask would have graduated from Seaholm this spring. Diagnosed in seventh grade, Trask suffered from a medulloblastoma, a kind of brain tumor that lodged itself in Trask's brain and spinal cord. Trask was a longtime hero in the Seaholm community, with students showing their support over the years through candlelight vigils, fundraisers and on social media, using …
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 …
From 'Seussical Jr!' to Seaholm's production of 'Fiddler on the Roof,' there's plenty to do (and see) this weekend in Birmingham.
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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-…