Royal Oak Schools celebrates Arbor Day with 'Tree City USA'
On April 26, students from Royal Oak High School, Addams Elementary and Four Seasons Preschool walked to the Royal Oak Arboretum to take part in an annual tradition.
Along with the students, city officials and district Superintendent Mary Beth Fitzpatrick, planted a Bald Cypress during the city's annual Arbor Day Ceremonies. AP Biology students from ROHS helped third graders from Addams and the preschoolers as they planted the tree.
Royal Oak has earned the Tree City USA distinction every year since 1976.
District administrators meet the next generation of teachers
As the newest class of teachers prepare to graduate, ROS administrators have been out-and-about speaking with them at teacher job fairs around the state. Fairs like these (Michigan State pictured below) give administrators the chance to help new teachers in their job search and find the best candidates for the district.
ROMS students pledge to 'end the word'
Students and teachers at Royal Oak Middle School took time during their lunch recently to pledge to "end the word."
According to its founders, the "campaign asks people to pledge to stop saying the R-word as a starting point toward creating more accepting attitudes and communities for all people [because] language affects attitudes and attitudes affect actions."
Traveling DIA exhibit visits Northwood
Late last month, the Detroit Institute of the Arts came to Royal Oak.
DIA Away is a traveling trailer that provides a rich educational program beyond the museum's walls. Students were able to explore some of the ways artists think and had the chance to try out creative thinking skills at digital and hands-on stations, drawing connections between themselves and the ways artists think and work.
Unplugged Week at Keller includes STEAM assembly
During Unplugged Week at Keller, the school's PTA organized many activities, including this special assembly. Students experienced science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics through hands-on activities. All grade levels attended the special event (kindergarten pictured).