Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The Thornton Wilder drama opens Thursday in the school's auditorium.
With almost nothing on stage but them, the cast of Farmington High School's production of Thornton Wilder's "Our Town" really has to carry the show. Co-directors Lauren Kozak and Carrie Ray chose the script because "we wanted something where we could draw in an audience with a classic," Kozak said. "And it's just a good play to teach the kids that we should cherish the special moments in life. Even an ordinary day can have special moments that can be important." Kozak said she and Ray chose a traditional staging of the play. Ray added that they have focused on how the simple life in Grover's Corners, New Hampshire, where the play is set, fits with students' lives today. A minimal set places the focus directly on the actors, and Kozak …
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Director Mike Steele says this is the band's highest-ever finish in the Michigan Competing Bands Association finals.
Playing music from Cirque du Soleil's "Ka", the Farmington High School marching band earned its best-ever finish in the Nov. 3 Michigan Competing Band Association (MCBA) state finals, held at Ford Field in Detroit. Director Michael Steele said the band, which earned 5th place honors, has qualified in each of the past four years. He explained that the band posted the sixth highest score in its flight through preliminary competition. "Our group is competing very well with bands that are twice our size," Steele said. The program music "had a kind of worldly flavor to it ... very groovy, so it was a lot of fun to work with," he added. The 68 band members work through the summer in "small bits and pieces", then start rehearsing three times a …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Recognitions Tuesday include ACT perfect score recipients, a National Hispanic Scholar and Boys and Girls State participants.
Farmington School Board members on Tuesday honored more than 50 students who have achieved special academic honors in a variety of programs. "The level of academic achievement and the great aspirations these students have is truly, truly what makes this community so strong," said Catherine Cost, assistant superintendent of instructional services. Honorees included three students, one from each high school, who scored a perfect 36 composite score on the ACT (American College Testing) standardized test, which measures a student's readiness for college. Rashmika Goswami, Harrison High, Jane Xiao, Farmington High, and Mrigank Gupta, North Farmington High, earned the highest possible score on each of four tests in English, math, reading and …
The Falcons varsity team celebrates being one of only 16 teams to play in the season-ending tournament.
Six years ago, Farmington High School formed its own girls' golf team, splitting from a unified team that also included Harrison and North Farmington high schools. This year, for the first time, the Falcons qualified for a trip to the Michigan High School Athletic Association's Division 2 state tournament, held Oct. 19 and 20 on The Meadows golf course at Grand Valley State University. And while they didn't finish well, coach Dennis Zaleski said just getting there was quite an accomplishment. For one thing, they got farther than the Harrison-North Farmington team, which didn't qualify for state competition. "Little sister did better than big sister," Zaleski said Tuesday, the day after the team celebrated its year-end banquet at Brass …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
The Falcons lost to Walled Lake Western, and the Hawks fell to Fenton Friday.
Friday was a tough night for football fans in Farmington and Farmington Hills. Long-time powerhouse Harrison High fell to Fenton 22-19 in Fenton, and Farmington High's winning season came to an end at Walled Lake Western, where the Warriors scored a late touchdown to defeat the Falcons 31-28. Harrison led 13-8 going into the second half, but the Tigers, with the help of defensive lineman Jacob Keesee, capped running back Lorenzo Collins' night, allowing him just 50 yards in a handful of carries. The Tigers had a 1-point lead going into the second half and won the game on a safety scored near the 7-minute mark in the third quarter. Read Fenton Patch's coverage of the Harrison-Fenton game. Walled Lake Western and Farmington stayed even …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Drop off returnables at the student parking lot to benefit school music programs.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The FHS Music Patrons invites Farmington area residents to drop off recyclables for the Nov. 10 Spring Bottle and Can Drive to support the instrumental music program at Farmington High School. Recyclables can be dropped off at the school’s student parking lot, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donations will support a wide variety of additonal features to the music education experience at Farmington High, including guest instuctors, private lessons, clinics, band camps, instrument repairs, supplies and more. Returnable bottles and cans should be placed in plastic bags. Checks to support the program, made payable to FHS Music Patrons, can be dropped off at the Bottle and Can Drive or mailed to Farmington High School, 32000 Shiawassee Rd., Farmington …
Monday, October 22, 2012
The Falcons and Hawks go into post-season play with identical win-loss records.
Farmington and Harrison high schools both begin their run for the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) state football championships on Friday. Harrison, with a 6-3 record will play at Fenton (8-1) at 7 p.m. Farmington, also at 6-3, plays at Walled Lake Western (7-2) at the same time, Mlive.com reported Sunday night. The winners of both games will play in the District finals Nov. 2. According to a press release from the MHSAA, qualifying teams for the playoffs were divided into eight divisions of 32 schools each. Within each division are four regions of eight teams each; and within those regions are two districts of four teams each. Pre-district pairings are based on regular-season computer rankings, with the first-place team…
The pairings for this year's state finals have been announced, and two local teams are in the running.
Farmington and Harrison high schools are headed into Michigan's state football playoffs, Fox Sports Detroit announced during its selection show Sunday. Both teams will play away games in the first round. Harrison, with a 6-3 record will play at Fenton, 8-1, and Farmington, also at 6-3, plays at Walled Lake Western, 7-2. No information about game dates and times was available Sunday night on the Michigan State High School Athletic Association website. Pre-district games will be played Oct. 26-27, with the District finals Nov. 2-3 and Regional finals Nov. 9-10. The Division 2 championship game will be played at Ford Field Nov. 23, 1 p.m. Our calendar is filled with events this week; follow the links below to learn more about them. We've also…
Saturday, September 29, 2012
The Falcons topped the Highlanders 41-29 at home.
Saturday, September 29, 2012
The Farmington Falcons Varsity Football Team soared over the visiting Rochester Adams Highlanders Friday night by a score of 41 to 29. Farmington improves their season record to 5 and 1. The next game has the Falcons visiting North Farmington, Friday, Oct. 5.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Junior drum major Elise Newcomer invites officials from Farmington and Farmington Hills to attend a future performance.
Farmington High School (FHS) Junior Drum Major Elise Newcomer would like to see a little more school spirit among Farmington-area city officials. Over the past week, she visited both the Farmington and Farmington Hills city councils, inviting officials to attend an upcoming FHS football game to see the band and enjoy a tailgate dinner before the game. She hopes to coordinate a date when both councils can attend.