Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The restrooms at Mason, Richard and South schools will be renovated after the Grosse Pointe Public School board approved bids Monday.
The restrooms of three schools will undergo renovations as part of a long-term capital project to update the older schools with Grosse Pointe Public School system. The school board approved the renovations for Mason and Richard elementaries and South High School Monday. The elementary schools are in phase one of the project and South is in phase three of the project. The renovations include the remodeling of both boys and girls restrooms in certain areas of the schools, new tile, plumbing, painting and flooring, according to the proposals presented to the board. The board awarded to the project for both elementaries to CAASTI Contracting Services, Inc., which was the lower bidder on both, and to NACE for South, which was also the lower …
Saturday, January 12, 2013
The blood drive will take place Friday, Jan. 25, at 2:30 p.m. at Mason Elementary School.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Rain could not slow down the good times at the Mason Elementary Fall Festival in Grosse Pointe Woods.
Overcast skies and rainy weather, the fun kept on going at the Mason Elementary Fall Festival on Saturday. There was a chili cookoff, a candy hunt and plenty of games. Bounce houses were moved to the gym because of the weather in Grosse Pointe, but parents still stood outside to sell pumpkins for the PTO. Did you go to the festival? Then upload a photo by clicking on the green "Upload Photos and Videos" icon. Does your school have a fundraiser, concert or other fun activity coming up? Then add it as an Event to Grosse Pointe Patch.
Friday, October 12, 2012
Mason Elementary School will hold a fall fundraiser on Saturday.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Following a rise in enrollment that came just before the start of the school year, Grosse Pointe Public School officials posted two jobs Tuesday for all-day kindergarten teachers--one for Mason and one for Poupard.
Grosse Pointe Public School officials intended to observe the first day of classes at Mason and Poupard elementaries closely after experiencing a rapid rise in enrollment late last week specificlly for kindergarten. Late Tuesday, two job openings for all-day kindergarten were posted on the district's website--one each for Mason and Poupard. The postings likely mean the district is adding an additional kindergarten classroom to each school. Some parents from Mason were notified by school officials of the change Tuesday. Patch is awaiting information from district officials about the exact numbers and classroom sizes. At Mason, there were originally slated to be two kindergarten classsrooms but a third will be added, according to parents. …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Students from kindergarten through fifth grade gathered in their gym to be honored for the past year.
On their second-to-last day of school, the students of Stevens T. Mason Elementary School celebrated the past year. Students were asked to stand and be recognized for having perfect attendance, participating in student government, singing choir and for several other achievements. Tomorrow there will be a promotion ceremony for the school's outgoing fifth-grade class.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
The Grosse Pointe elementary school will collect donations for family this week.
Tina Thornton, who worked in the lunchroom at Mason Elementary School, and her husband Cedric died in a car accident on Jan. 1, according to a letter from school officials sent home with students on Wednesday. Thornton, a Harper Woods resident, had worked at Mason since 2009. “Tina had been battling cancer for the last two years but always reported to work regardless of how she was feeling,” according to the letter from Dr. Elaine Middlekauff, the principal at Mason, and Michelle Knotts, the general manager of Sodexo Food Services for Grosse Pointe Public Schools. “She always told us the children made her feel better,” Middlekauff and Knotts said in the letter. “Tina and Cedric Thornton had been actively involved with the PLP program, in …
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
An adult and child were hospitalized for observation following an accident Wednesday morning on Vernier, east of Mack.
Grosse Pointe Woods police are investigating an accident Wednesday morning on Vernier, at Sunningdale Park. Police Det. Sgt. Ray Yonkowski said a driver was turning west on Vernier off Sunningdale Park about 8 a.m. and struck an eastbound vehicle. The driver claimed "she didn't see" the other car, according to Yonkowski. The collision caused the air bags to deploy, striking the driver in her face. The woman and her son were transported to St. John Hospital for "precautionary measures," he said. The driver in the second vehicle was not injured. A third vehicle involved had minor scruff marks, Yonkowski said. Ages of those involved were not available as police continue their investigation. The accident was a topic of concern for those who …
Monday, June 27, 2011
More than 50 elementary-aged children participated in the Grosse Pointe Fishflies Running Club's first meet at Lake Front Park.
Students from Mason, Ferry and Poupard elementary schools ran in the Grosse Pointe Fishflies first meet that included a 1.25 mile distance race, a 40-yard dash and 0.25-mile relay event. Parent and one of the organization's founders, Stephanie Stallings, said the meet began Friday in Lake Front Park with a talk from Paul Hefferon of Hansons Running Shop about the four F's: feet, fuel, fluids and fun. The children ran the distance race first and everyone finished in less than 17 minutes, according to a press release from Stallings. During the 40-yard dash, the children were also able to complete an obstacle course and play octopus tag before completing the final event. Following the running challenges, the children participated in an …
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Mason Elementary School is closed because of a power outage.
Mason Elementary School is closed Thursday because of a power outage. Parents received a phone call at approximately 5:30 a.m. Thursday informing them of the decision.