Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The free fundraiser Friday, April 19, at Berkley High School will feature prizes including cash, flat-screen televisions, Tigers tickets and more.
More than 500 prizes will be up for grabs Friday, April 19, at Berkley High School during the 14th annual Tin Can Auction. The free, family-oriented event that benefits Berkley School District sports teams, as well as the Berkley Bears Athletic Boosters, has generated more than $30,000 in past years, auction chairwoman Lisa Bakers said. Refreshments will be available and participants can buy tickets for a chance to win prizes including the following. "The funds have financially supported athletic teams and student athletes to have new uniforms and equipment that is specifically required for their sport. They also have the opportunity to participate in tournaments and competitions 'cost-free,' that normally these additional fees would be …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
If you missed the show, find out when the Berkley School District's middle and high school bands will perform this spring.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The 37-year-old Berkley resident was among 18 nominees for the Oakland Schools recognition.
Berkley High School educator Angela Church received the 2013 Oakland County Outstanding High School Teacher of the Year Award during a surprise visit to her classroom Tuesday. A crowd of students, administrators and Oakland Schools representatives burst in the door of Church's ninth grade United States history class with a colorful bunch of balloons and a check for $2,000 to inform her of the honor. "This is very cool. Thank you all for coming," said Church, smiling ear-to-ear. "This is the most famous I've ever felt." The 37-year-old Berkley resident was among 18 nominees for the Oakland Schools recognition, which is given each year to a teacher who excels in the following areas. "Mrs. Church is a fantastic teacher, cares an incredible …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
The district is among 307 in the United States to receive a Best Communities for Music Education award; 2013 is the second consecutive year it has been recognized for the honor.
Monday, March 4, 2013
The community is invited to attend a production by guests from Ringwood Secondary College in Melbourne at 7 p.m. March 4 in the Berkley High School auditorium.
Berkley High School will be the host to students and administrators from Ringwood Secondary College, Melbourne, Australia from March 2 to Wednesday, March 6. Every four years, Ringwood students go on a "world tour" around our globe and for the second time Berkley has been a host. Ringwood Secondary College is a fine and performing arts school, and the visiting students will perform for the entire Berkley School District community on Monday, March 4, at 7 p.m. in the BHS Auditorium. Everyone is invited! Source: Berkley School District
Monday, February 11, 2013
However, the district's performance compared to its own 2011 results was not uniform, with some improvements and some declines.
Youngsters in the Berkley School District performed better in all subject areas and at all grade levels than students statewide, according to the 2012 Michigan Educational Assessment Program results released Monday. However, the district's performance compared to its own 2011 results was not uniform, with some improvements and some declines (see chart, below). Public school students in grades three through nine were tested in math, reading, writing, social studies and/or science depending on the grade level during the MEAP exam taken during the fall. Michigan students showed improvement in reading, math and writing in 2012, with the improvement seen in all grades and most demographic groups. However, students statewide, including those in …
Check back with Huntington Woods-Berkley Patch after 10 a.m. Monday for a look at how students fared on their fall 2012 Michigan Education Assessment Program exams.
Results from the fall 2012 Michigan Education Assessment Program will be released Monday morning for students in the Berkley School District and all public schools across the state. The results were scheduled to be released at 10 a.m. The Michigan Education Assessment Program exam assesses students in grades three through nine. The annual test is designed to show students' proficiency in career- and college-ready materials. The MEAP is administered by the Department of Education, which is releasing the data Monday. The MEAP as a standard of measuring student achievement is on its way out; beginning in the 2014-15 school year, students will be given an online exam to test their knowledge of core subjects. (Read: Just the Facts: New Test to …
Friday, February 8, 2013
The Berkley School District and Our Lady of La Salette Catholic School and Academy in Berkley were among more than 680 districts throughout Metro Detroit to cancel classes Friday.
8:00 a.m. Friday: Overnight snow prompted the Berkley School District and Our Lady of La Salette Catholic School and Academy in Berkley to cancel classes Friday. The districts were among more than 680 throughout Metro Detroit to do so following an overnight snowfall, according to clickondetroit.com. The National Weather Service said snow showers were likely Friday morning, with new accumulation up to 3 inches and wind gusts as high as 30 miles per hour in Berkley and Huntington Woods. We asked readers on the Huntington Woods-Berkley Patch Facebook page what measures their kids took to induce the snow day and here are some their responses. [How do you plan to keep your kids busy today? Leave a comment!]
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The process begins before the crack of dawn and involves a variety of factors.
The process to decide whether the Berkley School District will call a snow day begins in the wee hours of the morning. BSD Superintendent Dennis McDavid will join superintendents from districts near Berkley and Huntington Woods on a conference call before the crack of dawn to discuss what to do, BSD Communications Supervisor Jessica Stilger said. The superintendents will consider the following factors. "Usually when schools close, all of the districts in the area close because of shared services and things like the (Center for Advanced Studies and the Arts in Oak Park) and (Oakland Schools Technical Campuses throughout Oakland Coutny)," Stilger said. She added that McDavid will try to avoid calling a snow day if at all possible. However, …
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Upload snapshots of your fancy hats, prizes and good times Saturday at Emagine Royal Oak during the fourth annual Berkley Education Foundation fundraiser.
The Berkley Education Foundation held its fourth annual "Off to the Races" fundraiser Saturday and we want to see who had the most fabulous hat during the simulated horse-racing event! Upload your photos and don't forget to leave a comment to tell us about the prizes you won during the silent auction, which included donations from Berkley businesses McCourt's Music, Vinsetta Garage, Atomic Dawg and more. Proceeds from "Off to the Races" – held at the Emagine Royal Oak theater and entertainment complex – will benefit the Berkley School District.