Scandinavian exchange

By David Fleet Editor Emilie Schultz speaks almost perfect English, can discuss American politics, loves animals and can golf. Schultz could very easily pass for any American high school student. However, the 16-year-old Goodrich High School senior is from the Scandinavian country of Denmark and arrived in August as part of the American Scandinavian Student […]

Bullies Reality

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich -Three schools, 1,500 students, 500 messages. Before Tim Lavasseur returned to his Texas home following a week of coordinating student assemblies at schools in Fenton, Linden and Goodrich his Instagram Direct Message box was near capacity. “I answered every message, too,” said Lavasseur, the founder of Bullies Reality. “Most of […]

Students set sail in annual cardboard, duct tape boat races

By Kelsey Voyer Staff Writer Duct tape, cardboard and a swimming pool were key elements of a recent physics project that was all about staying dry. On Monday, about a dozen Brandon High School students from Lesley Hildebrand’s physics class raced boats in a lesson on buoyancy, team work and speed. Classmates created their watercrafts […]

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 […]