Dave Mitchell talks about the ancient Greeks and how they named the constellations as he sits beneath an inflatable SkyDome planetarium at Smith Middle School on Monday. (photo by Rodney Curtis/School Life Troy)
Normally in a middle school gym, you don’t find kids sitting around — lying around, even — in the dark. But Smith Knight seventh graders weren’t in gym class on Monday; it was a full-on science day for them.Continue reading “The Knight Sky”
Reading specialist Lisa McDonald and second-grade teacher Ed Segovia end their Dr. Seuss presentation with a laugh at the Morse Elementary Story and Book Bonanza. (photo by Rodney Curtis/School Life Troy)
Dr. Richard Machesky, the Superintendent of Troy Schools, substitute teaches in Betsy Murphy’s third grade class at Hamilton Elementary on Wednesday afternoon. (photo by Rodney Curtis/School Life Troy)
Hamilton Elementary third-graders had a different kind of substitute teacher on Wednesday afternoon. Dr. Richard Machesky, the Superintendent of Troy Schools, stood in as the teacher for Betsy Murphy’s class.Continue reading “Super Substitute”
Athens students Ellory Thill and Elise Leverenz reveal the Charity Week fundraising record! (photos by Darrel Ellis)
Soon, district seniors will fly to their favorite Spring Break destinations. We’re not sure the seniors at Athens will need a plane, though. The Class of 2017 and the rest of the Red Hawks are still flying high from pulling off the seemingly impossible during Charity Week.
Athens has transformed into a fundraising machine this week for Charity Week, which, this year, is dedicated to the Jenna Kast Believe in Miracles Foundation. The super-high octane seven days wraps up Friday, Feb. 10 with the Pep Rally and BIG Reveal.
Troy High director Rick Bodick and Athens director Krista Manfredi were both working on their spring musicals Thursday afternoon. Guys and Dolls comes to Troy High, while High School Musical premiers at Athens.
(photos by Rodney Curtis/School Life Troy)Continue reading “Ah, Spring!”
“You should be grateful for your sight,” said Olivia Essebaggers as she checked out the boxes, rows and letter Es in a vision screener.
(photo by Rodney Curtis/School Life Troy)
In a tiny room back behind the office at Leonard Elementary, the Titmus V3 waited for students. On only the third sunny day of the year so far, Lisa Arden — a vision technician with the Oakland County Health Division — tested students with the Titmus vision screener.Continue reading “Passing With Es”
Wass Elementary kindergartner Cristian Petrous activates his Super Reading Power in a “secret hideout,” while third-graders Evan Dow and Marco Iaquinto listen. (photo by Rodney Curtis/School Life Troy)
Kindergarten teacher Amy Kendall walked around the room in a cape and mask, spraying Whisper Power Activator. Thus, three classrooms at Wass Elementary were transformed into super power lairs.Continue reading “Super Reading Powers”