Kayla DePalma, Ms. Luchow’s 5th Grade class

What I’m Going to Miss about B.F.I.S.   Kayla DePalma, Ms. Luchow’s 5th Grade class   BFIS is closing down.  The thing I’m going to miss most about BFIS is the creativity and fun throughout the school.  The reasons are the colorful and meaningful bulletin boards, the decorated ceiling tiles and the fun things we […]

Farewell to Fletcher: Last days at BFIS

By Susan Bromley Staff Wrtier Ortonville- Nearly 500 people bid a fond farewell June 2 to Fletcher Intermediate School. The goodbye celebration included past principals Don Patrick, Jeff Beane, and Carol Bogner, who were joined by numerous retired teachers, as well as current and past staff, parents and students in closing a chapter in Brandon […]

Salmon numbers down, classroom interest soars

By David Fleet Editor Last month about 40 Chinook salmon set out on a two-year jouney thanks to the efforts of a local school. On May 4, Peggy Miller-Zelinko’s science class at Brandon Academy of Arts & Sciences released their salmon from the shore of the Clinton River in Rochester Hills, a local watershed that […]

Board OKs Aqua Club to manage pool

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- Aqua Club will manage the Brandon Aquatics Center. At their May 15 meeting, the school board approved by a 5-2 vote a 2-year contract with Aqua Club at a cost of $40,000 annually, to provide services at the pool located at Brandon High School. Board President Kevin McClellan, […]

Ready to serve

Ready to serve

From left, David St. Aubin, GHS principal, Josh Verpooten, Cameron Hills, Tanner Sanford, John Seelbinder, Hunter Holton, Blake Keefer and Dan Wood. Not pictured Noah Jewell and Ryan Vermette. On Wednesday nine GHS seniors were recognized for their recent enlistment into the armed services. Photo by Patrick McAbee. By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-On Wednesday afternoon […]

Brandon Aquatic Center upgrades: By Matt Outlaw

Dear Ortonville-Brandon Community, Over the past several months, the Brandon School District has been working on plans to re-launch community education and make a number of much needed improvements to our aquatics program. To provide background on the aquatic center, it was built in 1996 through a local bond initiative and has served both the […]

Goodrich student athlete signing day

On April 19 seven Goodrich schloar athletes signed letters of intent to attend colleges this fall. Rachel Dolan signed with Grand Valley State University to pole vault as part of the Lakers track and field program. While at Goodrich Rachel has been a multiple time conference champion in the pole fault, she holds the school […]

Drone reported stolen from school

Brandon Twp. – A cash reward is being offered for information leading to the person who stole a drone from Brandon High School. A teacher reported the theft to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office on April 26. She keeps the drones in a locked room and said she last saw the DJI Phantom 3 standard […]

Truck Town Thunder

On March 24-25, robotics team traveled to Mason High School to compete to qualify for the Michigan State Championships. Overall, the team was able to secure eight wins and four losses leading to a fourth place ranking at the end of qualifications. Truck Town Thunder led an alliance of three robots, FRC Team 5205, Full […]

The Rainforest comes alive

The Rainforest comes alive

Mike Kohirieser with a capuchin monkey from South America. The monkey is just one of several animals at ‘Live on Stage: The Rainforest’ at Oakwood Elementary school April 12. Photo provided. By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp. – Rainforests are home to about half of the world’s plant and animal species, despite only comprising […]