Tuesday, April 30, 2013
See a sampling of local businesses that are hiring in Grosse Pointe.
Looking for work in Grosse Pointe? Here's a sample of some local places that are hiring, according to indeed.com. Are you an employer? Post your opening in the comments' section below.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
A "letter of understanding" outlines a process for Grosse Pointe Public school teachers to seek special permission to have the $120 substitute pay waived in certain instances if approved by a committee based on medical history.
Grosse Pointe Public School teachers have more to consider before voting Monday on the proposed contract negotiated behind-the-scenes between the Grosse Pointe Education Association and district officials after an amendment has been added addressing catastrophic illness. The proposed contract continues to link teacher pay to the district's fund equity, which was a ground-breaking detail put into the last contract, under which the teachers are currently operating. There are a variety of changes in the proposed contract. Among them is a change in sick time that limits the number of days to be used and requires teachers to pay $120 per day for a substitute for any time beyond the initial 10 days--the change that has drawn the heaviest …
Monday, February 18, 2013
An informational meeting concerning the proposed radar by the U.S. Border Patrol; Grosse Pointe Shores council will meet; and students are on midwinter break from Grosse Pointe Public Schools.
Of the many events this week in the Grosse Pointes, here are the highlights: 1. City offices for the Grosse Pointes are closed Monday in observance of President's Day. Rubbish and recycling collection are on-schedule for most of the communities. Rubbish collection in Grosse Pointe Shores is delayed by one day this week but recycling is on-schedule. 2. Grosse Pointe Woods city council will meet Monday beginning at 7:30 p.m. as the Committee of the Whole. According to the agenda, they will discuss: 3. An informational meeting concerning the proposed radar to be placed atop the 60-foot tower at the Grosse Pointe Club, more commonly referred to as the Little Club, will begin at 6 p.m. Friday at Grosse Pointe Memorial Church. 4. The Grosse …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The Grosse Pointe Public School Multi-Age Program will host an informational night for parents of prospective students Thursday Jan. 31 beginning at 7 p.m. The program serves children in first through third grades.
Similar to kindergarten informational night, Grosse Pointe Public Schools will host a night for parents interested in the district's Multi-Age program Thursday at Trombly Elementary School. The Multi-Age Program serves students from first through third grade and encompasses the children in a single classroom setting for three consecutive years with different ages, academic levels and skills with the goal of continuous learning. Parents are encouraged to attend the night to view the classroom where the program is actually operated and learn more about it. The program is open to anyone in the district and is located at Trombly Elementary in Grosse Pointe Park. This program has been in existence for several years in the district but …
A committee created to review and analyze learning opportunities that would help Grosse Pointe Public Schools continue to compete with other like districts presented several recommendations Monday to the school board for their consideration.
The 21st Century High School Review committee suggested Monday to the Grosse Pointe Public School Board a variety of changes that they believe could enhance the learning opportunities of students to ensure they are competitive with students from like districts post graduation. The committee was created in the fall and tasked with evaluating areas the district could grow, change or adapt to ensure the district's high schoolers are competitive beyond the district and the program is benefitting all students. They were specifically not considering finances, adult needs or to seek change simply to make change--points highlighted Monday night. The need for the review comes in light of state and federal mandate changes, the evolving expectations …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Grosse Pointe Public Schools will host an informational night Thursday for parents of future kindergarteners. Each of the district's elementary schools will host its own meeting, which begins at 7 p.m.
Monday, January 7, 2013
Grosse Pointe North and South to hold orientations for rising freshman on Jan. 9 and Jan. 10.
Have an eighth grader that will attend either Grosse Pointe North or Grosse Point South High School next year? Orientation for rising freshmen is next week at both schools. Grosse Pointe North's Eighth Grade Orientation will be held Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Grosse Pointe North Performing Arts Center located at 707 Vernier, Grosse Pointe Woods. Grosse Pointe South's Eighth Grade Orientation will be held Thursday, Jan. 10 from 6-7 p.m. in the South Auditorium prior to the Band-o-Rama that includes Pierce Middle School and Grosse Pointe South High School.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Routine residency investigation update shows the number of violators is in line with previous years.
Just over 20 students have been removed from Grosse Pointe Public Schools this school year for attending classes without residing in the district. During this school year a total of 21 students were told to leave after district officials completed 94 residency investigations. Of those investigations, 36 resulted from complaints or tips from parents or residents to the district’s tip line and online form. Christian Fenton, Deputy Superintendent of Business Affairs and Operations, said during Monday’s school board meeting that the rest came as a result of “the normal process," through the schools. That is by district officials receiving reports of returned mail or by teachers, counselors, office staff or principals becoming aware of …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Grosse Pointe Woods, Grosse Pointe Shores and GPPSS to hold regular meetings this week.
Here are the highlights of what's happening this week in the Grosse Pointes: 1. Grosse Pointe Woods City Council Meeting, Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m. The council will discuss appointments for various commissions, a second reading of a proposed ordinance ammendment regarding solar system zoning and bid contracts for rubbish, landscaping and property assessment. The full meeting agenda can be viewed here. 2. Grosse Pointe Public Schools Meet & Greet, Dec. 17, 6 p.m. GPPSS will hold a community reception for the administration’s recommended candidate for Director of Special Education Stefanie Hayes from 6 – 6:45 p.m. in the Brownell Middle School cafeteria, 260 Chalfonte, Grosse Pointe Farms. All are welcome. 3. Regular Meeting of the GPPS…
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Special Response Team made up of the Pointes and Harper Woods police officers are trained in school 'lockdown' procedures.
Grosse Pointe Woods Public Safety Office issued a Nixle Alert yesterday in response to the tragic Connecticut school shooting to assure Grosse Pointe Public School students and their families of the security measures that would be taken in the event that a similar situation should happen in Grosse Pointe Woods. "As you know we have a Special Response Team composed of officers from the Grosse Pointes and Harper Woods. Annually, each department participates in school lockdown procedure training and training for what is termed as an “active shooter” situation," Public Safety Director Andrew Pazuchowski explained in the Nixle report. Pazuchowski said that in the event a report of a shooting in a school, responding officers would enter as a …