Monday, May 6, 2013
The Grosse Pointe North High School student newspaper and yearbook received a variety of recognition recently with the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association.
Grosse Pointe North's student newspaper, North Pointe, earned the highest award given by the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association (MIPA). It was one of 13 student publications from around the state to earn the Spartan Award. Additionally, the yearbook, the Valhalla, earned a gold award from MIPA, according to advisor Shari Adwers, an English teacher. In addition to the overall awards for the publications, there were several individual awards, including: Valhalla staff North Pointe staff Individual Awards for Contests During MIPA Conference: Additionally, North Pointe was recognized by the National Scholastic Press Association with a third place ranking in best of show.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The Grosse Pointe North band and orchestra students performed at Disney earlier this month during a weekend long festival featuring high school musicians from around the country.
Grosse Pointe North's band and orchestra musicians performed on the streets of Disney earlier this month as part of a weekend-long festival, earning excellent and superior ratings, according to David Cleveland, the director of insturmental music. The group included nearly 130 students performed six concerts during the three day trip. Their performances began Thursday April 11 in downtown Disney and concluded Saturday April 13 at Festival Disney with thousands of student musicians from across the country, according to Cleveland. North's Concert Band and the full North Orchestra earned excellent ratings from the panel of judges. The symphony band earned a superior rating--the highest rating available in the festival--from the judges. …
Celebrate "going green" by registering for the 5K race at Grosse Pointe North High School. Registration will remain open until the start of the race.
Grosse Pointe North High School's Environmental Organization will host a 5K April 28 beginning at 10 a.m. Proceeds will benefit Children's Hospital of Michigan Foundation. The organization, known as S.A.V.E., which stands for Students Against Violations of the Environment, is aiming to improve the awareness of environmental pollution and its impact upon individual's health. The Foundation that will receive the proceeds promotes leukemia research in addition to an event for pediatric cancer survivors. Registration is open to anyone. The cost is $20 for K-12 students and $30 for adults. The race will begin at Grosse Pointe North High School and travel through the surrounding area of Grosse Pointe Woods.
Friday, April 19, 2013
Television production students from North and South high schools competed in the Michigan Student Film and Video competition. Students from both schools earned honors.
Television production students from both North and South high school earned a variety of awards at the recent Michigan Student Film and Video Festival. The 'Best of Show' videos are to be on display at the Detroit Institute of Arts in the film theater April 27. The following students were honored: Grosse Pointe South South Merit Awards: Grosse Pointe North North Merit awards:
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Three of the leaders from the local chapters of Young Americans for Freedom organization requested the Rick Santorum assembly/speech be open to parents and to North High School students.
Three students who addressed the Grosse Pointe Public School Board Monday asked that the Grosse Pointe South High School assembly featuring a speech by Rick Santorum later this month be open to parents and Grosse Pointe North High School students. The requests were made during the public comment portion of Monday's meeting, in which the school board and administration heard unified feedback from the majority of the 16 speakers related to the handling of the upcoming assembly. The assembly was cancled last week abruptly by district Superintendent Tom Harwood following a conference call Patch is told became heated when the national organization supporting the local chapters of Young Americans for Freedom refused to provide a copy of Santorum…
Sunday, April 14, 2013
The Grosse Pointe Gearheads to compete at World Championships in coming weeks.
The Grosse Pointe Gearheads made it to quarterfinals Saturday and qualified to compete at the World Championships late this month. The combined robotics teams--with team members from Grosse Pointe North and South high schools--competed Saturday at Eastern Michigan University. The team made it to the quarter-finals before being eliminated, said Mark Cornillie. Gov. Rick Snyder visited the competition Saturday, visiting briefly with the team. The team has never made it to the state competition. This weekend they made it to the quarterfinals before elimination, Cornillie said. Cornillie shared photos from Saturday's competition, which included Gov. Rick Snyder visiting the teams.
Friday, April 12, 2013
Students on the joint North-South robotics team, the Gearheads, are competing this weekend at Eastern Michigan University for the state title.
For the first time in the history of Grosse Pointe's student robotics team, the Gearheads have qualified to compete in the state competitions. The first elimination rounds began Thursday and the final rounds are Saturday. The team formed under another name in 2002/03 school year and has been competing since, according to the organization's website. The team competed a few weeks ago in Livonia, having its best performance ever. Reader Mark Cornillie shared photos of the team at various competitions and in practice. The state competition is going on this weekend at Eastern Michigan University and Cornillie will send in more photos.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Grosse Pointe North High School students earned high marks at a recent Solo and Ensemble festival garnering more than a dozen students each who earned first and second division medals.
Wednesday, April 3
Grosse Pointe North High School soloists earned first and second division ratings in a Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association State Solo & Ensemble Festival at Farmington Hills Harrison High School recently. Students were judged on technique, intonation, ensemble, tone and dynamics, according to David Cleveland, director of North's band and orchestra program. All students performing at the state festival received a superior first place medal at the district festival held in January. First division medal for superior performance: Second division medals for excellent performance: The following students received special recognition:
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
A problem-based project completed by Grosse Pointe North High School students featured 59 boats Monday during the third annual Cardboard Regatta in the pool.
The Cardboard Regatta at Grosse Pointe North High School has quickly become a tradition. In its third year, the 17 heats featured 59 boats and about 300 students, teacher Gary Abud said. It draws a student and faculty audience as well that fills the stands at the school's indoor pool, complete with Thor, the school's mascot. This year, newly appointed Principal Kate Murray was the emcee for the event, providing direction, encouragement and rousing the crowd here and there. Abud, a physics teacher, began the project after reading about it. Although it had never been used in the Pointes, it was a common project in other school districts throughout the country. That was in 2011. Two years later his co-worker and department chair, Don Pata …
The Education Nation bus parked in front of Grosse Pointe North High School Monday as part of its tour of Michigan, helping raise awareness about issues in education both at the student and teacher levels.
The large blue tour bus parked outside of Grosse Pointe North High School Monday was a stark contrast to the brown brick building. The bus allowed NBC to feature some the district's teachers for an upcoming week of education focused programming for the network called Education Nation. Teachers were interviewed about "what's right with education," according to an email from district spokeswoman Rebecca Fannon. In addition to the bus being used for the interviews, it also served as drop off location for a book fundraiser to benefit United Way and low income schools. Meanwhile, Grosse Pointe North High School also had its annual Cardboard Regatta going on in the pool at the opposite end of the building. While emceeing the event, North …