MDE invest in school robotic programs statewide
The Michigan Department of Education has awarded a state-funded grant to Southfield High Schools for the Arts & Technology and more than 500 schools to start or expand robotics program across the state.
Robotics programs empower students to demonstrate their competency in learning in a variety of ways. They have opportunities to solve problems that leverage the power of technology by developing and testing solutions in creative and imaginative ways. They can construct knowledge and make meaning of their learning experience for themselves. Students become global collaborators by utilizing technology to make connections with others to broaden perspective and learning through the creation of original products.
The Southfield High School for the Arts & Technology will host the FIRST Robotics competition on Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2, 2019. The event will be held in the Southfield A&T fieldhouse.
Educator nominated for national award
Levey Middle School seventh grade science and STEM teacher Sharon Taylor has been nominated for the 2018-2019 LifeChanger of the Year award. This national recognition program honors K-12 educators and school district employees across the United States who are making a difference in the lives of students by exemplifying excellence, positive influence and leadership.
Taylor was recognized as a LifeChanger in her community for supporting her students and pushing them to succeed. Her inspirational teaching style challenges students to want to do their best. One former student walked into Taylor’s classroom hating science. Under Taylor’s guidance, he went on to win first place in his school’s science fair and go on to pursue a degree in aeronautics engineering. Today, he credits her for sparking his interest in the STEM world.
Saturday School registration
Saturday School provides elementary, middle and high school students with the opportunity to enroll in academic tutoring and credit recovery (high school only). The online registration window opens January 25.
Semester II classes will take place at the Southfield High School for the Arts & Technology. Online high school courses are also available.
Questions? Please contact your scholar's counselor.
Stay connected with MiStar
MiStar Parent Connect is a communication tool that allows parents to stay up to date on important information including their scholar’s assignments, grades, attendance, cafeteria accounts, and more. Also, MiStar Parent Connect gives the district the ability to communicate important school and district information as well as connect with parents in case of an emergency.
Parents can receive their login or update their contact information, such as phone numbers and e-mail addresses, by contacting the school office.
Distinguished Educator Award
At Southfield Public Schools, we value and appreciate our staff and employees who show incredible dedication and care for preparing our students for success. Do you know someone (teacher, bus driver, custodian, etc.) who makes a difference in the district? Nominate him or her for the Southfield Public Schools Distinguished Educator Award. Submit your nomination below.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Mark your calendars. Here's what to look forward to in January:
Tuesday, January 1 - Friday, January 4
- Winter Recess - No School
Tuesday, January 8
- Board Meeting, John W. English Administrative Center, 7 p.m.
Friday, January 11
- Gleaners Mobile Food Pantry, Thompson K-8 International Academy, 16300 Lincoln Drive, Southfield 48076, 9:30 - 11 a.m. Open to Southfield and Lathrup Village residents.
Wednesday, January 16
- Parent Partnership Series: Dress Code, Southfield High School for the Arts & Technology, 6 p.m.
- Special Education Support Services Parent Advisory Committee Meeting, Southfield Education Center, 6 p.m.
Thursday, January 17 - Friday, January 18
- High School Exams - Half Day for high school students only. All Pre K through 8 grade in attendance.
Monday, January 21
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School
Tuesday, January 22
- Records Day - Half Day
- Special Board Meeting, Thompson K-8 International Academy, 16300 Lincoln Drive, Southfield 48076; 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 24
- Freshman Open House, Southfield High School for the Arts & Technology, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, January 30
Detailed calendar information including upcoming events can be found on the homepage of the district and school websites.
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