Check out the exciting things happening around the district!

Our Teachers Get an A+

Every May, we celebrate and honor teachers during National Teacher Appreciation Week for their commitment to our students, a celebration that should go on year-round.

This year, Southfield Public School students honored our teachers with a special message for all of their hard work. Check it out!

Birney Puts Down Roots for Arbor Day

Birney K-8 students and the city of Southfield held a tree planting ceremony in observance of Arbor Day.

Before the ceremony, the city of Southfield Mayor Kenson Siver educated the 4th-grade students in Amy Lerman's class on the meaning of Arbor Day. The students also shared their knowledge on the importance of trees.

All the students formed in lines, and with a little help from Principal Ed Hill and the city forester filled in the soil around a new swamp white oak tree.

Mayor Siver presented the school with a plaque commemorating the event. Each year, a different school is chosen to hold the ceremony.

View more Arbor Day photos here. Click the photo to enlarge.

Thompson Walk/Bike to School

The morning of May 9, some Thompson K-8 International Academy students ditched the carpool for their bike or a nice walk and joined others around the country celebrating National Walk/Bike to School Day.

The day emphasizes the importance of physical activity for kids, and the goal is to empower communities to make walking and biking to school a safe choice for families.

As students arrived on the school grounds Safe Kids Oakland County, led by Providence Hospital, shared bike and pedestrian safety information and also provided and fitted bike helmets for those students in need.

View more Walk/Bike to School photos here. Click the photo to enlarge.

The "U" is Among the Best in the Country

U.S. News & World Report's annual best public high school rankings are out, and University High School Academy made the list.

The U was among the elite schools to earn a Silver Best High Schools recognition badge. The school ranked #73 in Michigan after reviewing 20,548 U.S. public high schools.

Southfield A&T Host Football Showcase

On May 7, colleges and universities across the county got a peek at what Southfield Public Schools football student-athletes had to offer. The Southfield High School for the Arts & Technology hosted a football showcase and more than 65 schools, and 125 coaches witnessed the Warriors in action.

After a series of tests and drills that best displayed each player's various talents at their respective positions, below are the colleges and scholarship offers.

Bryce Austin (Missouri, Syracuse, Iowa State, Akron, Kent State)

Devin Baldwin (Oregon, Kent State, Colorado State)

Saunders Carter (Ball State, WMU)

Jordan Crawford (Glenville State)

Leon Franklin (Glenville State, Dartmouth, Valprasio)

Marcus Fuqua (Dartmouth, Columbia, Oregon)

Anwar Jackson (Kent State)

Nick Jones (Ball State, WMU, Akron, Kent State)

Anthony Romphf (Iowa State, Kent State)


Join the Southfield Compact

The Southfield Compact brings together community and organizations in the city of Southfield to partner and commit to strengthening K-12 education in Southfield Public Schools through volunteering and mentoring.

Joining the Southfield Compact is an effort to share information and strive for the best education for the children who are in our community. Our students value and need you!

Residence and businesses can:

  • Volunteer at one of our schools
  • Mentor our students
  • Provide wisdom to our students
  • Adopt a school

Board of Education Recognizes Student Representatives

The Southfield Board of Education would like to thank and recognize the students who served as board representatives for the 2017-18 school year:

John Charley III, Southfield High School for the Arts & Technology

Shannon Harper, Southfield High School for the Arts & Technology

Jubilee Gordon, Southfield Regional Academic Campus

Keith Hudson, University High School Academy


May 16 - 18 - No School for Bussey Center for Early Childhood Education students

May 22 - Special Board Meeting, John W. English Administrative Center, 6 p.m.

May 25 - 28 - Memorial Day Recess - No School

May 30 - District Wide Half Day

Detailed calendar information including upcoming events can be found on the homepage of the district and school websites.


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