Oaktree Elementary receives James Patterson grant

Earlier this month Oaktree Elementary School received a $2,000 grant from bestselling author James Patterson to support its school library. In addition, Scholastic Reading Club will match each dollar of Patterson’s donation with “bonus points” that teachers can use to acquire books and other materials for their classrooms. Oaktree Elementary was selected from thousands of […]

Goodrich superintendent draws ire for interrogative style, school board criticized

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich– Clear feedback around their performance. That’s how Michelle Imbrunone district superintendent describes her actions toward employee evaluations. For the second consecutive school board monthly meeting, on Monday night parents, teachers and former district employees packed the room tossing rigorous, often emotional, criticism of Imbrunone, claiming her style of leadership was […]

Brandon sends first female diver to states

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- Emily Sosnoski is diving into the history books. The 15-year-old sophomore is the first female diver from Brandon High School to qualify for state competition in her sport. “She is great to coach– she’s very flexible, hardworking, determined and always willing to seek further advancement,” said Marty Quertermous, […]

GHS students elect Trump, GOP, like parents

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich– Support for president-elect Donald Trump appears to incorporate high school-aged students. On Nov. 3 district high school students participated in a unique mock election prior to the national election that not only sought presidential candidate preference, but also how issues impacted voters choice. The vote was the Capstone project of […]

Wage restoration for teachers, stipend for superintendent

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.-The school board approved a 2 percent wage restoration for teachers, as well as a $15,000 stipend for the superintendent during their Oct. 17 meeting. The 2 percent increase to current teacher salaries followed a 1 percent increase or step increase granted to educators last year, and still leaves […]

‘Lend me a Tenor’

By David Fleet Editor At 7 p.m., Nov. 17-19 and 2 p.m., Nov. 20, Goodrich High School presents, “Lend me a Tenor” at the Goodrich Center for the Performing Arts. “The challenges of a production such as this include actors working as an ensemble to move the show with impeccable timing in the broad, concept […]

‘Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark’

Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp. – Need an escape from politics? Brandon High School students and Play Director Jeff Malicke present “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark,” with performances at 7 p.m. on Nov. 17, 18, and 19 at the Performing Arts Center, 1025 S. Ortonville Road. “It’s a spoof on suspense, mystery, thriller, […]

States: Martians CX 20th; Lange 7th

On Nov. 5, the Michigan High School Althetic Association Cross Country State Championship was run at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich. The Goodrich Girls Cross Country team finished 20th of 29 teams in the state meet with an average time of 20:52.9 for the 3.1 miles. Individually, sophomore Jillian Lange finished 7th, with a […]

Brandon School Board Voter Guide

Editor’s note: Earlier this month, The Citizen e-mailed questions to candidates in Atlas, Brandon and Groveland townships. Candidates were limited to 30 word responses. Key: Incumbent (I), Republican (R), Democrat (D), No party affiliation (NPA) Brandon School Board vote for four Name, age: Marianne Dwyer, 49 Number of years in the district and school board […]

Goodrich School Board Voter Guide

Editor’s note:Earlier this month, The Citizen e-mailed questions to candidates in Atlas, Brandon and Groveland townships. Candidates were limited to 30 word responses.Key: Incumbent (I), Republican (R), Democrat (D), No party affiliation (NPA) Goodrich School Board vote for two Name, age: Justin Gailitis, 37 Number of years in the district and school board meetings attended […]