Free ROBO-CON Festival features Goodrich, Brandon teams See the Goodrich Martians Robotics Team 494 and Brandon’s Truck Town Thunder Team 68 face off against robotics teams from around Michigan at the free ROBO-CON Festival of Robotics & STEM Learning, slated for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 22, at the Lapeer Center for Innovation, 170 Millville Road, […]

Brandon Schools balances budget

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.-For the fourth year in a row, the school district is projecting an operating surplus. “We are financially strong, we have certainly come a long way from a few years ago,” said Jan Meek, the district’s executive director of business services. “We were able to add to the fund […]

School sex ed debate rolls on

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- There was plenty of talk about contraceptive use at the June 19 school board meetings, but whether there will be talk of it in the classroom next year remains to be seen. “This is not our duty,” said Board Trustee Bob Eisiminger during a special meeting preceding the […]

School board OKs new GHS principal

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-On Monday night, during a special meeting, the school board of trustees voted 7-0 to extend a contract for Michael J. Baszler as high school principal. Baszler, 40, an Atlas Township resident, has been principal at Birch Run High School, Progressive High School and Birch Run Early College Program since 2007. […]

Margo Gilbert, Ms. McMahan’s 6th Grade class

Farewell to My Fletcher Family  Margo Gilbert, Ms. McMahan’s 6th Grade class  The halls of Brandon Fletcher have withstood many stampeding feet.  Those feet are connected to only a fraction of the people who will miss the school.  With the school closing down, the whole district is changed.  It doesn’t matter how long of a […]

Katelynn Mumford, Mrs. Voyer’s 4th Grade class

Katelynn Mumford, Mrs. Voyer’s 4th Grade class   My name is Katelynn Mumford, I am in fourth grade.  I have only been in BFIS for about a year and the thing I will miss the most are the amazing teachers and of course all the good books in the library.  The reason I will miss […]

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, […]

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