Category Archives: Schools

Miller, Brown Elementary Christmas concerts set for Dec. 18

Christmas concerts for Miller and Brown Elementary schools are scheduled for Dec. 18.

Both concerts will be held at the Huron High School theatre. Miller’s will start at 9:30 a.m. and Brown’s will start at 1 p.m. (Please note: The district’s calendar incorrectly states that Brown’s concert starts at 1:30)

Parents and guests are strongly encouraged to park at the Huron High School soccer practice field located on Huron River Drive south of the Huron Township Hall. Shuttle buses will take parents and guests from the soccer field lot to the high school theater entrance.

The parking lot between Huron High School and Renton Junior High School has also been reserved for parents and guests. This area fills up very quickly. Any parent or guest not arriving early will have difficulty finding parking.

Questions should be directed to Huron School District at 734-782-2441.

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Huron Township Fire Department visits Brown Elementary

Kindergarten students at Brown Elementary learn to stay low in the case of a structure fire. Photos courtesy of Huron Township Department of Public Safety.

In honor of Fire Prevention Month, the Huron Township Fire Department spent the morning of Oct. 20, 2017 with the kindergarten classes at Brown Elementary. The fire staff first conducted a classroom session with each classroom introducing fire safety technique’s such as staying low to avoid smoke, stop drop and roll, and how to call 911.

The students then moved outside where they were able to see a real fire truck and ambulance. Our fire department was joined by paramedics from Huron Valley Ambulance. The students were educated on equipment contained within both the fire engine as well as the ambulance.

At the conclusion of the fire safety educational session, the students got a visit from “Flash,” a horse from the Huron Township Police Mounted Unit. Mounted Unit Officer Cherie Stump educated the kids on horse and animal safety.

Public Safety Director Everette Robbins, Chief Jamie Hinojosa, Battalion Chief Jim Katona, Firefighter Vincent Webb, Paramedic Jeff Stachnik, Firefighter Julius Rea, and Mounted Unit Officer Cherie Stump were present for this educational staff.

“This is just one of many educational sessions we plan on conducting with the children in our schools. I couldn’t be prouder of Chief Hinojosa and his staff for the great work they did with the students. There is nothing more important than the safety of our children,” Robbins said.

Source: Huron Township Department of Public Safety

Search for superintendent narrowed to three candidates

 

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

The Huron School Board has narrowed their search for a new superintendent who will takeover for retiring Supt. Richard Naughton on Feb. 1, 2018.

The final interviews will be held beginning at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 23 at Huron High School media center. The public is encouraged to attend the interviews.

The school board interviewed five candidates on Oct. 16 and 17 and asked questions regarding each candidate’s vision for the school district, communication style, management and decision-making style, vision for technology, and many others.

Candidates also were able to offer opening and closing statements.

There were about 25 staff and community members in the audience.

Related: Huron School District superintendent to retire

 

The school board has been assisted during the search process by Dr. Rodney Green, Michigan Association of School Boards consultant.

Candidates and the times they will be interviewed are as follows:

Monday, Oct. 23:

6 p.m. — Julie Brown, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum/Instruction at Linden Community Schools since 2014.    Previously, she was Middle School Principal in Linden beginning in 2004. Also, she was High School Assistant Principal in Carmen-Ainsworth for four years.  She taught English and math and coached for eight years in Ravenna and Carmen-Ainsworth.

7:15 p.m. — Donovan Rowe, Principal at Huron High School since 2008.  Previously, he served as assistant principal for five years.  He has also taught English, coached and held various leadership positions in the district.

8:30 p.m. — Rick Carsten, Superintendent at Ida Public Schools since 2010.  Previously, he served as High School Principal at Genesee Schools for nine years.  He also was High School Principal in Bath, Assistant Principal in Forest Hills, Assistant Principal/Athletic Director in Durand, and taught math at Flint Northern High School.

Committee seeking donations to renovate Miller Elementary’s playground

 

This year, Miller Elementary has formed a Playground Restoration Committee, recognizing the importance of physical activity, fun, and safety at school. In alignment with our motto, “Completely Committed to Kids!”, we have a strong need to renovate the existing playground equipment and create a playscape that is of adequate size, age appropriate, safe, and of course, fun for our students. The new playground will comply with current playground safety standards, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and will be manufactured in the USA.

At this time, we are reaching out to our families and community businesses and asking for your financial support. The goal is to charitably raise $50,000. Our school district has generously offered to match each donation to help complete the construction of this project! Any unused or additional funds collected will be applied to a playground maintenance fund.

Ideally, the MPRC hopes to bring the new playground to Miller in time for the 2018-2019 school year, and we ask for your support. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help us reach our goal of providing a new playground for all the children of our community and their families.

To donate to the playground fund, please send a check payable to Miller Elementary with “playground” noted on the memo line, attn: Meghan McPherson. Donations can be dropped off at Miller or mailed to: Miller Elementary, 18955 Hannan Road, New Boston, MI 48164. Upon the receipt of your donation, we will happily provide you with a receipt for tax purposes. Thank you in advance for your support!

To show appreciation for your support, all donors will be recognized in the monthly Pony Express newsletter and on various Miller Facebook pages. Donations will be leveled as follows: bronze ($150 – $499), silver ($500 – $999), gold ($1,000 – $2,499), platinum ($2,500 – $4,999), and diamond ($5,000 or more). Bronze and silver level donations will receive a brick paver on the playground. Gold, platinum, and diamond donors will receive signage along the fence surrounding the area.

If you have any questions regarding the playground, would like to help, or are interested in donating, please contact Meghan McPherson at megmcpher@gmail.com.

Source: Meghan McPherson, Miller PTO co-treasurer

Huron School Board to interview 5 candidates for superintendent

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

The Huron School Board has narrowed their search for a new superintendent who will takeover for retiring Superintendent Richard Naughton on Feb. 1, 2018.

Related: Huron School District superintendent to retire

The school board met on Oct. 9 to review 27 applicants who applied for the position.

The five candidates selected to move forward will interview during sessions open to the public on Oct. 16 and 17 inside of the Huron High School Library.

Interview sessions on both days are scheduled to start at 6 p.m.

A second round of interviews is then planned for Oct. 23.

The school board has been assisted during the search process by Dr. Rodney Green, Michigan Association of School Boards consultant.

Candidates and the times they will be interviewed are as follows:

Monday, Oct 16:

6 p.m. — Julie Brown, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum/Instruction at Linden Community Schools since 2014. Previously, she was Middle School Principal in Linden beginning in 2004. Also, she was High School Assistant Principal in Carmen-Ainsworth for four years. She taught English and math and coached for eight years in Ravenna and Carmen-Ainsworth.

7 p.m. — Pamela Campbell, Superintendent at Columbia Community Schools since 2012. Previously, she served as Superintendent of Lansing Christian School, Montpelier Schools and Tekonsha Schools over twelve years. Also, she was principal and assistant principal in Jonesville, Assistant Director of a conference center and taught math and computer applications.

8 p.m. — Donovan Rowe, Principal at Huron High School since 2008. Previously, he served as assistant principal for five years. He has also taught English, coached and held various leadership positions in the district.

Tuesday October 17:

6 p.m. — Rick Carsten, Superintendent at Ida Public Schools since 2010. Previously, he served as High School Principal at Genesee Schools for nine years. He also was High School Principal in Bath, Assistant Principal in Forest Hills, Assistant Principal/Athletic Director in Durand, and taught math at Flint Northern High School.

7 p.m. — Andy Shaw, Superintendent at Mason Consolidated Schools since 2015. Previously, he served as Superintendent at Pittsford for seven years. Also, he served as an elementary principal in Pittsford, taught fourth grade and coached in Hudson.

 

Elementary students show their patriotism during Citizenship Day

By Scott Bolthouse — Hub Editor — ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Students and staff at Brown Elementary in New Boston hosted a special Citizenship Day ceremony outside of the school Tuesday morning.

Participants sang patriotic songs, waved American flags, and honored first responders and veterans who were on hand during the event.

The Huron Hub live streamed the ceremony on Facebook. Below are two videos from the event. Depending on your internet browser’s settings, you may have to click the audio button to turn on each video’s sound.

Beginning of the ceremony

The National Anthem

Special meeting will discuss search for new superintendent of Huron Schools

By Scott Bolthouse — Hub Editor — ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

A special school board meeting will be held Monday evening to discuss the open position for the Huron School District’s open superintendent position.

A forum will be conducted by Dr. Rod Green, Michigan Association of School Boards consultant, starting at 6 p.m. in the high school media center.

Green will provide an overview of the search process and will ask for input from community members regarding the criteria to be used in evaluating candidates.

Related: Huron School District superintendent to retire