Category Archives: Community

Huron High School National Honors Society donates over $1,000 to Beaumont Health Foundation


By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub
ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Published April 13, 2020

The Huron Township community continues to step-up and help healthcare workers get the essentials they need during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Huron High School National Honors Society recently donated $1,030 to Beaumont Health Foundation to help purchase personal protection equipment for healthcare workers.

The honors society raised the funds through a GoFundMe page started by Jennifer Sowers, and all proceeds were sent directly to Beaumont Health Foundation once the fundraiser was finished.

For more information on how to donate to Beaumont Health Foundation or ways to donate your own personal protection equipment, visit their website at beaumont.org/giving.

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Instagram account honors Huron High School class of 2020

Seen here is a screen shot of the Instagram account named “huronhighschoolseniors.” Type the username into the search bar on Instagram to find the page.


Posted by The Huron Hub
Saturday, April 11, 2020
Article updated

The community is finding creative ways to honor the class of 2020 in this unprecedented time.

First, Huron parents decorated their doors to celebrate high school seniors.

Now, an Instagram account was created to honor Huron High School’s class of 2020.

The account, named “huronhighschoolseniors,” was created by Huron senior Hannah Petroski.

Petroski uses the account to share her classmate’s senior photos, where they going to school in the fall, and their major.

If you’re not familiar with Instagram, it’s a photo sharing application owned by Facebook, and you can download the app for your smartphone.

Type the username into Instagram’s search bar to find the account.

A screen shot of the account’s homepage


Visit our photo-sharing page on Instagram

 

New Boston family’s ‘Project Pinwheel Pandemic’ spreads cheer and happiness during difficult times

Ryan and Reese Marvaso of New Boston started Project Pinwheel Pandemic by passing out pinwheels to friends, family and community members in Huron Township. They are placing pinwheels in front yards to spread cheer and happiness during the difficult COVID-19 pandemic. (Photos courtesy of Jill Marvaso)


By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub
ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Published April 7, 2020

A little cheer and happiness is something we can all use these days.

With the COVID-19 pandemic in full swing in the US and with southeast Michigan being a hotspot for the virus, residents everywhere are feeling anxious and even depressed with the situation.

One local family is doing their part to spread good vibes by delivering pinwheel decorations to houses in the area.

Project Pinwheel Pandemic, launched by the Marvaso family, is adding color to front yards around the township. You can request your free pinwheel by visiting the project’s Facebook page.

“I wanted to share with you a community service project my two children, Ryan and Reese Marvaso are doing in Huron Township. Ryan and Reese have started Project Pinwheel Pandemic and are passing out pinwheels to friends, family and community members. They are placing pinwheels in peoples’ front yards to spread cheer and happiness during these difficult times,” said Jill Marvaso, who along with her husband, have been lifelong Huron Township residents.

Marvaso said they have over 500 pinwheels to pass out and have just reached their 200th delivery last week.

You can follow the family’s project and even request a pinwheel be delivered to your Huron Township house by visiting their Facebook page at facebook.com/projectpinwheelpandemic/.


 

Charter offers free internet access for 60 days to new K-12 and college student households


By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub
ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Published April 3, 2020

During the COVID-19 crisis, those adhering to the stay home order are relying on internet more than ever to work, continue schooling, and for general entertainment.

Charter says the company will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription.

The offer is for any service level up to 100 Mbps and installation fees will be waived for new student households.

To enroll call 1-844-488-8395.

Additionally, Charter will partner with school districts to ensure local communities are aware of these tools to help students learn remotely.

Charter will continue to offer Spectrum Internet Assist, high speed broadband program to eligible low-income households delivering speeds of 30 Mbps.

Charter will also open its Wi-Fi hotspots across our footprint for public use.

Spectrum does not have data caps or hidden fees, according to the company.

As the country works collaboratively to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, broadband internet access will be increasingly essential to ensuring that people across the country are able to learn and work remotely, that businesses can continue to serve customers, and that Americans stay connected and engaged with family and friends.

Charter’s says their advanced communications network ensures more than 29 million customers–including government offices, first responders, health care facilities, and businesses–maintain the connectivity they rely on.

The company says their network is built to sustain maximum capacity during peak usage which is typically in the evenings, so a surge during the day would be well within the network’s capabilities to manage.

Charter says it will continue to closely monitor the situation and is well-prepared to continue delivering reliable connectivity.

Charter added that they have extensive business and workforce continuity plans in place that will be adjusted as needed to best serve all our customers and employees.


 

Metroparks offering free admission on certain days through April 2

A park visitor walks a trail at Lower Huron Metropark. (Huron Hub file photo)


By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub
ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Published Wednesday, March 18, 2020

The Huron-Clinton Metroparks are promoting social distancing during the COVID-19 crisis by offering free admission to all parks on certain days through April 2.

Admission to the Metroparks is free on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. 

“If you’re looking for things you and your family can do over the next few weeks, your Metroparks have some options for you to consider. Across the 13 Metroparks properties, you can walk, bike or hike a variety of trails, paddle our rivers or just sit back and enjoy the nature around you as spring returns to Southeast Michigan,” the parks said in a statement.

Currently, all parks programming is canceled and the interpretive centers are temporarily closed.

Ideas for your park visit

The Metroparks said they are adding a page to their website where anyone can find resources to use while practicing social distancing and visiting the parks.

“Over the next few days, we’ll be adding downloadable scavenger hunts that can be completed either from your car or from a trail,” the parks said.

For parents looking to keep young minds engaged, the parks are launching a new video series featuring their interpretive staff sharing stories covering things Metroparks-related, including science, art, nature, and history.

Visit metroparks.com/virtual for more information.


 

Learning resources to be sent to students in the district


Posted by The Huron Hub, Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Huron School District released a letter Monday laying out the district’s plans for student learning during the mandatory state-wide school closure.

“Our teachers are preparing a list of resources and enrichment opportunities that will help support students as they attempt to stay engaged and maintain skills during this time. You should receive communication from your student’s classroom teacher(s) by the end of the day March 17 with information regarding these resources and enrichment opportunities,” said Superintendent Donovan Rowe.

Elementary schools are opening their buildings in order to provide parents with an opportunity to pick up classroom materials and items from their student’s locker.

In order to limit the amount of people in the buildings, the district is asking that only one adult from each family come to the school.

Times are posted for parents to arrive based on their student’s grade levels.

Parents with students in multiple grade levels are asked to choose one of the windows to pick up all necessary items for your children.

The schedule is as follows:

Kindergarten through Grade 2:

9:00 – 11:00 AM, Tuesday, March 17 and Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Grade 3 through Grade 5:

1:00 – 3:00 PM, Tuesday, March 17 & Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Please view the entire letter for full information. Click here to view the entire letter from the district.


 

Huron Schools to provide free meals to all students in the district through April 3


Posted by Huron Hub staff on Monday, March 16, 2020 -- 9:30 AM EST

The Huron School District announced their food service plan for students in the district during the mandatory school closure in Michigan.

Here is a letter explaining the program from Superintendent Donovan Rowe:

Dear Huron Families,

Starting on Tuesday, March 17, through Friday, April 3, the Huron School District will provide food service meals (breakfast and lunch) to ALL students in the District, 18 years of age and under, special education students 26 years and under, FREE of charge and regardless of students’ Free & Reduced Meal Status.

The Huron School District will be distributing meals from the High School Circle Drive via drive-thru pick-up service. One person may pick up meals for multiple students, and pick up is available two days per week using the following schedule.

Huron High School Site Pick-up:

    • Tuesdays and Fridays: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    • Huron High School Circle Driveway

A week’s worth of USDA reimbursable meals will be available for each child, each week. There is no requirement to “sign-up” or “register” for any program in order to be eligible for free student meals. This is our school district’s first attempt of a meal delivery system at this scale. Every attempt will be made to feed ALL students who need a meal in our community. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through this process.

If you have questions pertaining to the Huron School District Food Service Meal Program, please call our Central Office line at 734-782-2441 or visit our website at huronschools.org.