Sunday, October 14, 2012
The Detroit Tigers mascot high-fived runners Friday along the course in Oak Park during the international school's annual fundraiser.
Detroit Tigers mascot Paws, appropriately dressed in his furry costume on a chilly morning Friday, cheered on students during the annual Norup International School fun run in Oak Park. Despite the shiver-inducing weather, the young runners had a blast and tunes provided by deejay Gordy Oliva of Huntington Woods kept parents' booties shaking as they encouraged their little runners and snapped photos along the route. [Did you take pictures during the event? Upload them to the gallery!] Proceeds from the fun run will be used for enrichment programs such as field trips, in-house speakers, books and more. The event's sponsors included the Galloway and Collens law firm, 24 Seconds Bar & Grill, Coffee Beanery, Amici's Pizza & Living Room, …
Monday, August 20, 2012
Denise Tomlinson, a former Berkley High School special education teacher, will replace Sarah Fairman, who has left the district to take a position at the International Academy in Bloomfield Hills.
The Berkley School District has hired Denise Tomlinson, a former Berkley High School special education teacher, to take over as International Baccalaureate coordinator at Norup International School after Sarah Fairman, who previously filled the role, resigned to take a position out of the district. Tomlinson will spend half her time working as an IB coordinator and the other half as a learning specialist – as Fairman did during the 2011-2012 school year – BSD Communications Supervisor Jessica Stilger said. Besides her two years with the district as a teacher, Tomlinson also has served as a Parent-Teacher Association president at Burton Elementary School and "an integral part of (the) Norup PTA," Norup Principal Paul Yowchuang said via e-…
Friday, July 13, 2012
Two Huntington Woods girls raise money for a 2013 spring break trip to Costa Rica by teaching campers about directing, editing and other elements of making movies.
A group of filmmakers gathered this week in Huntington Woods to shoot scenes in one of the neighborhood's lush back yards. But, these were no ordinary filmmakers. They were participants in a film camp run by Norup International School students Grace Stewart, 12, and Adena Collens, 13, who are raising money for a 2013 spring break trip to Costa Rica. "I suggested to Grace – because she's always making movies – that she could charge a litte more than babysitting and do 'babysitter with a camera' and she said 'no, it should be a camp,' " mom Jane Stewart explained. The camp is open to kids entering grades four, five and six with a limit of eight participants per session. The first session wraps up Friday, but another is scheduled July 23-27. …
Friday, May 25, 2012
At Monday's Berkley Board of Education meeting, many groups associated with the district were recognized and a revised bullying policy was approved.
The Berkey Board of Education recognized the efforts and accomplishments of outstanding volunteers, teachers and students at its meeting earlier this month:
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Team's Nintendo-themed performance in Robofashion and Dance category earns it a chance to compete at World Championship in May.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Submitted by Doug Rezanka The Norup International School Robotics team Mario Bros won third place in the Michigan State Championship on Saturday and are headed to the World Championship at Lawrence Technological University on May 19. The team competed in the Robofashion and Dance category against five other teams from across the state. In Robofashion and Dance, the teams create a two- to four-minute show with multiple robots interacting with each other as well as the team members. Mario Bros created a Nintendo-theme story based on characters from the Mario video game. The robots perform on two table that represent the stage. The boys arrange themselves around the stage and act as if they are playing a video game. The robots have sensor …