Notre Dame's new science, art and technology wing opens with a blessing and ribbon-cutting: Atlanta Bishop Joel Konzen, s.m., and Pontiac Mayor Deirdre Waterman, center, help cut the ribbon and officially open Notre Dame’s new science, art and technology wing. More than 350 were on hand on August 17 when Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy hosted a special blessing and ribbon-cutting to officially open its stunning new science, art and technology wing. Dignitaries on hand for the event included school board members, Atlanta Auxiliary Bishop Joel Konzen, s.m., who conducted the blessing ceremony, and Pontiac Mayor Dr. Deirdre Waterman, who said she was delighted to be on campus for the event. NDPMA. Continue >>


Rochester Community Schools announces appointment of new assistant superintendent: Rochester Community Schools announced the appointment of Pamela Jones, Ph.D., as assistant superintendent for elementary education, equity and inclusion. In the role, Jones oversees the curriculum, instructional services and evaluation for 13 elementary schools, including the learning consultant and early literacy programs. She also provides instructional leadership for the faculty and directs the district’s diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. Oakland Press. Continue >>


Chippewa Valley Board approves bond election date: Voters will find a bond issue from Chippewa Valley Schools on the November ballot. On Monday, Aug. 13, the Chippewa Valley Schools Board of Education approved a resolution that set Nov. 6 as the date for a bond election they have dubbed the Safe Schools, Strong Schools proposal. Chippewa Valley Schools Director of School/Community Relations Diane Blain confirmed that the proposed bond will be for $97 million. District officials say it will not increase the existing tax homeowners pay. Macomb Daily. Continue >>


Back to school coming earlier for more Michigan students: It was two days into the 2018-19 school year — a jarring early start for the kids at Wilkinson Middle School in Madison Heights — and Tynae Ward was still adjusting. "It was such a short summer," said Tynae, an eighth-grader whose school year began a week ago. So short, in fact, that she wasn't fully ready to give up sleeping in and staying awake late into the evening — and early morning. Detroit Free Press. Continue >>



Macomb Academy abruptly closes its doors, leaving student and parents scrambling: Parents and students of Macomb Academy, a daily living skills and employment training school in Clinton Township, are scrambling to find a new school after the academy announced it would be closing just weeks before the start of a new school year. The academy, located on Garfield Road, posted on its Facebook page Aug. 7 that it would be closing its doors at the end of the month due to declining enrollment and building expenses. School was scheduled to start Sept. 4. Macomb Daily. Continue >>


Lake Orion Community Schools Board of Education votes to put bond proposal on November ballot: The Lake Orion Community Schools Board of Education voted to approve a school improvement bond proposal to be placed on the ballot at the upcoming general election on Nov. 6. Lake Orion and Orion Township residents will be asked to consider the bond proposal, which will finance capital improvements throughout the district. If approved, there would be no debt millage tax increase to property owners. Oakland Press. Continue >>


4 of state's top 10 school districts are in Oakland County, according to ranking: Four of the top 10 school districts in Michigan are in Oakland County, according to, an Internet research company. Niche looked at academics, culture and diversity, teacher qualifications and millions of student and parent reviews. The top 10 school districts in Michigan, according to the ranking by Niche, are: 1. Bloomfield Hills Schools; 2. Okemos Public Schools; 3. Troy School District; 4. Birmingham Public Schools; 5. Grosse Pointe Public Schools. Oakland Press. Continue >>


Bloomfield Hills High School robotic team competes in China: The Bloomfield Hills High School Bionic Black Hawks are currently competing in the Qianjiang International Robotics Competition in Hangzhou Shi, Zhejiang Sheng, China. The Black Hawks are one of nine teams from the United States competing in the event, including Ypsilanti’s Grizzly Robotics, Metal Muscle from Flint and teams from Wisconsin, Hawaii, New York, Washington, California and Nevada. Oakland Press. Continue >>


Notre Dame robotics camp brings attendees from as far away as the U.K.: On Monday, July 16, the special Notre Dame "Robotics and Engineering Camp" opened on the Pontiac campus of NDPMA. It's a two-week camp for boys and girls 10 to 14 years old and involves designing and building robots destined for the 2018/2019 season of VEX IQ and VRC robotics competitions. According to camp advisor Louise Palardy, the camp is not a typical robotics summer camp as it involves not only robot builds, but includes tours of two large automotive suppliers an automotive OEM technical center and two university engineering departments. NDPMA. Continue >>


National firm assisting Birmingham Public Schools in superintendent search: A national search firm is helping the Birmingham Public Schools select a new superintendent. The Board of Education voted last week to select Hazard Young Attea to conduct a search for a replacement for Daniel Nerad, who retired in June. Nerad served as superintendent for six years. HYA is a national firm with associates in Michigan. Before selecting HYA, the board interviewed several local and national firms. Oakland Press. Continue >>


Farmington Public Schools board member earns statewide award: Farmington Public Schools’ Board Member Angie Smith was presented with the Certified Board Member Award and Award of Merit by the Michigan Association of School Boards. She earned these awards for demonstrating her commitment to student achievement and her own continuous improvement. She was recognized at the Oakland County School Board Association/the Michigan Association of School Boards meeting. Oakland Press. Continue >>






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Charyl Stockwell Preparatory Academy, Brighton, Michigan
Notre Dame Preparatory, Pontiac, Michigan
Birmingham Public Schools, Birmingham, Michigan
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The Roeper School, Birmingham and Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Cranbrook Schools, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Marian High School, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
St. Catherine of Siena Academy, Wixom, Michigan
Academy of the Sacred Heart, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Mercy High School, Farmington Hills, Michigan
Regina High School, Warren, Michigan
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Oakland Schools Technical Campuses, Oakland County, Michigan
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Everest Collegiate High School and Academy. Clarkston, Michigan. An Authentic Catholic School of Distinction.
Lincoln Consolidated Schools, Ypsilanti, Michigan
Loyola High School, Detroit, Michigan.
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Greenhills School, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Academic foundation for success.
Utica Community Schools, Image the Potential.
Lake Orion Community Schools, Lake Orion, Michigan. Providing an exemplary education for all learners
Shrine Catholic Schools, Royal Oak, Michigan. Faith. Family. Future.
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Livonia Public Schools, Livonia, Michigan. Purpose, Passion, Pride
Lindamood-Bell Academy, Birmingham and Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Virtual Learning Academy Consortium, Michigan
Oakland Accelerated College Experience, Oakland County, Michigan
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