Category Archives: Schools

Public safety director asks residents to be aware of proper parking at Huron School District buildings

Huron Public Safety Director Everette Robbins

Over the past several months, the Huron Township Department of Public Safety has worked with the Huron School District to clearly post and mark legal parking areas within the school parking lots. This includes clearly marked Handicap Parking as and fire lane restricted areas required by law.

On Friday night, Aug. 31, the Huron Township Police Department issued multiple Parking and Fire Lane citations to vehicles parked in restricted areas. These parking violations create significant safety hazards for everyone attending the event.

“We do not want to have to issue parking violations to our residents or anyone attending one of our school events. However, our first priority must to be the safety of our student athletes along with those who attend any school event. If the fire lanes are not clear, we may be unable to get a Fire Truck or Ambulance to an athlete injured on the field or even a spectator in the stands when their life depends on it. Parking in unauthorized areas can also cause obstructed views which can lead to someone being struck with a vehicle while walking in the parking lot. Our only goal is to provide a safe environment for all involved.” Said Public Safety Director Everette Robbins.

Today, Sept. 4, 2018, our department received numerous complaints about parking violations at both Miller Elementary and Brown Elementary. Citizens reported numerous vehicles parked illegally not only inside the parking lots, but also on Hannan and Middlebelt Roads.

“We understand that things are hectic on the first day and that a higher number of parents than normal take their child to school. This is just a reminder to parents dropping their children off at school that they must park in designated areas. It is important that we save the handicap parking spaces available for those that need them. Again, we are urging residents to park only in legally designated parking spots.”

Source: Huron Township Department of Public Safety

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Share your back to school photos with us!

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Today’s the big day for all of the students and staff in Huron School District.

A long summer is over and it’s back to school!

Huron Schools start today (kindergartners later this week).

Share your back to school photos with The Huron Hub. We’ll feature them in a special gallery.

To share your photos, visit our Facebook and Twitter pages, or email your back to school photos to Editor@HuronHub.com.

Good luck to all of the students and staff today! Here’s to starting the year off right.


Huron High School senior awarded ‘leaders and achievers’ scholarship sponsored by Comcast

Dylan Offman

Comcast recently announced that it has awarded $91,000 in scholarships for the 2018-19 school year to 85 Michigan students as part of its annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program. Among these students is Dylan Offman, a senior at Huron High School, from New Boston, MI. The program, funded by the Comcast Foundation, is a one-time, $1,000 scholarship awarded to the best and brightest high school seniors for their community service, academic performance and leadership skills. Since 2001, more than $28 million has been awarded to nearly 27,000 high school seniors across the country as part of the Leaders and Achievers Program.

“Congratulations to the winners from across Michigan who have demonstrated leadership through their commitment to academics as well as serving their local communities,” said Tim Collins, regional senior vice president for Comcast in Michigan. “We recognize their achievements with this scholarship award, and we are encouraged by their passion and commitment to develop into tomorrow’s leaders and innovators.”

The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program provides scholarships to students who strive to achieve their full potential, who are catalysts for positive change in their communities, who are involved in their schools, and who serve as role models for their fellow students. The philosophy behind the program is to give young people every opportunity to prepare for the future and to engage them in their communities. The program also demonstrates the importance of civic involvement and the value placed on civic involvement by the business community.

Source: Comcast Heartland Region

Huron students honor veterans with ‘Art in the Park’ display at Michigan Memorial Park

Second grade students in Huron Township drew their best rendition of the Liberty Bell for the art display. Photos by Scott Bolthouse–The Huron Hub.

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Over 1,000 pieces of patriotic-themed artwork are on display at Michigan Memorial Park from May 25 through June 4 during the “Art in the Park” exhibit to honor veterans of the U.S. military.

Artwork featured in the display was created by elementary, middle, and high school students that attend Huron Schools.

The display lines the entrance to the park, which is located at 32163 W. Huron River Drive in Flat Rock.

Archive photo from the 2017 art display.

“We hope that visitors to Michigan Memorial Park during Memorial Day weekend and beyond will take a few minutes to view the work of the budding artists. It’s a very meaningful recognition and we are proud to partner with our schools in this endeavor,” said Kelly Dwyer, president of Michigan Memorial Park.

“We also hope that people will visit our Family Service office at the entrance of the park to learn more about other activities including our ‘Free Little Library’ and our walking club.”

This is the third year the park has hosted the art display.

Each piece of artwork on display will be labeled with the artist’s name and grade.

From our archives: (Slideshow) Students create patriotic artwork for Michigan Memorial Park

‘Bomb’ found written on bathroom wall inside Miller Elementary; police say there is no threat

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

A student at Miller Elementary told staff Wednesday that they found the word “bomb” written on a wall inside a bathroom at the school.

The graffiti did not indicate a specific threat, Police Chief Everette Robbins said.

School administration contacted the Huron Township Police Department’s school resource officer.

Robbins said threat assessment protocols were put into place and it is unclear how long the graffiti has been inside the bathroom.

No specific threat was made, Robbins said.

The investigation is ongoing between the Huron Township Police Department school resource officer, detective bureau, and the Huron Schools administration.

“I believe that it is safe for students to attend school Thursday. We will continue to investigate and inform the residents when additional information is available,” Robbins said.

Below is an email statement released from Huron Schools administration.

Good Afternoon Miller Families,

This is Jean Gilbert, Principal of Miller Elementary.  This afternoon, graffiti was found written on one of our bathroom stalls.  The graffiti used the word “bomb,” and we initiated our safety protocols in our building.  Using our district safety protocols, we contacted the police, investigated the graffiti, and together determined that the threat risk was at the lowest level, and is not considered a threat.  As part of our protocol, I am sending you this message to keep you informed.  In addition, I sent out an automated call with this information to our Miller families.

Our goal is to ensure student safety, and in doing so, we must make every effort to stay vigilant, even when it includes graffiti that does not pose a threat to student safety.

Please be sure to have a conversation with your sons and daughters about “graffiti” and “pranks,” reinforcing that jokes about threats and/or threatening language of any kind in a school setting is not funny and will be taken seriously by school officials and law enforcement.

Kindergarten round-ups scheduled for Brown, Miller Elementary Schools

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Brown and Miller Elementary Schools will be hosting their Kindergarten round-up events in April.

Brown’s is scheduled for April 18 from 6 to 7:30 p.m., and Miller’s is scheduled for April 19 also from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

During the round-up events, future kindergarten students will get to tour the schools and ride a bus.

Parents should bring birth certificates, immunization records, and three proofs of residency for their child.

For more information about each school’s event, please contact Brown Elementary at 734-782-2716 or Miller Elementary at 734-753-4421.