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Read on to learn about:

  • schools celebrating Arbor Day with the city
  • students pledging to 'end the word' at ROMS
  • DIA exhibit at Northwood
  • STEAM assembly at Keller
  • upcoming events
  • and more!

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).

Bond construction rolls along in April

Bond construction work has begun! Crews at ROHS are clearing the way for a new athletic plaza and getting ready for upgrades at Oak Ridge and Keller.

Enroll your kindergartener today!

If you have a child who will turn 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, enroll him or her in kindergarten now! Visit www.royaloakschools.org/district/enrollment for complete details and to make sure your student will join us in the fall.

For more info, visit www.royaloakschoolsfoundation.org.

Upcoming Events

Mark your calendars! There is a lot to look forward to in May:

  • May 2: ROHS Spring Band Concert, 7 p.m.
  • May 3: ROHS Spring Orchestra Concert, 7 p.m.
  • May 9: ROMS Band Spectacular
  • May 10: School Board Meeting
  • May 15: ROMS Spring Orchestra Concert
  • May 17: Churchill Community High School Graduation
  • May 22: ROHS Senior Honors Assembly (Convocation)
  • May 28: No school for the Memorial Day holiday
  • May 30: ROMS Spring Choral Concert

Be sure to keep an eye on school websites and communications for events specific to your buildings and activities.

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