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School Closings in Grosse Pointe

Public and private schools in the Grosse Pointes are closed due to the winter weather.

Students in the Grosse Pointes will have a three-day weekend after a night of snow.

Schools closed due to inclement weather Friday morning include:

  • Assumption Nursery School
  • Grosse Pointe Public Schools
  • Grosse Pointe Academy
  • Our Lady Star of the Sea
  • St. Clare of Montefalco
  • St. Paul on the Lake Catholic
  • University Liggett
Julie Lattimore February 09, 2013 at 12:43 PM
Ridiculous! Why was school cancelled for 2/3 inches of snow? It seems as if the administration wanted an extra fun day off. Suzanne Kline would have never cancelled a day of education for a light dusting of snow and relatively mild temperatures. If teachers live too far away to drive in a little snow we should begin hiring more teachers locally.
Matthew Kennedy February 10, 2013 at 04:49 AM
Julie, as a sophomore at Grosse Pointe South I must disagree that it is "ridiculous" to call a snow day. There was around four inches of snow, and combined with the below freezing temperatures this could be dangerous for students walking and driving to school. Furthermore, children are exhausted from school, particularly high schoolers. A snow day allows students to become caught up and rested. I would also like to point out that Suzanne Klein never made decisions about snow days, she lives an hour away. Dr. Harwood also lives an hour away, the person who decides about snow days is Chris Fenton.
Mark February 10, 2013 at 09:55 PM
Children are exhausted!? Give me a break. That's what vacation is for. I fear for your ability to last in the real world. Once you start working 10 and 12 hour days you will understand being exhausted. High School is a freakin' wonderland. Enjoy it while it lasts because it's fleeting.
Mike A. February 10, 2013 at 10:57 PM
Mark, lay off the kid. A lot of kids in h.s. are in class from 8-2:40 with a brief lunch break. They aren't just sitting in class rolling dice, especially those who take the kind of classes they offer at the high schools. Then a lot of them are at practice or training for their sport or going to a game. Others are in music, drama, etc. and those aren't brief sessions either. They also have a lot of homework, especially if they are in challenging classes. Others take care of siblings when they get home or have jobs. It isn't like the old days when you were there and you could have early dismissal, take easy classes, and still get into a good college. I know I had a lot of days in h.s. where I left for school at 7:30 and didn't stop until I got home around 9:00 or even later. And those days occurred a lot, especially during the sports seasons. Again, leave the kid alone. He might be your boss one day... Add it all up and you get a lot of 10-12 hour days.
Todd February 11, 2013 at 08:43 PM
I think its cool that a kid from the community has something to say. I'm interested in what they have to add.

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