Saturday, May 18, 2013
How are Farmington area teens asked to Prom this year? Share your stories and photos here.
With Farmington, Harrison and North Farmington High School proms just days away, preparations for the big dance are in full swing. But before final plans for dresses, hair, shoes, tuxes and limos can be made, finding a date comes first. The growing tradition of prom-posals can include a car full of balloons or a messages written in lights – high school students everywhere are getting more creative when asking their prospective partner to prom. This week, we found one invitation in big bold letters on a fence at Shiawassee Park. It's pictured above, and we hope Charlie said yes. So, what have fun and creative proposals have you seen? Tell us your story with a comment or share a visual by clicking the "Upload Photos and Videos" above.
Saturday, March 2, 2013
The Hawks scored a 47-42 win over Walled Lake Western Friday.
After a near-perfect 19-1 season, the Harrison High girls basketball team took their first-ever Class A District title Friday, with a 47-42 win over Walled Lake Western on their home court. A story posted on miprepzone.com recaps the game, which Harrison led through most of three quarters. Walled Lake mounted a comeback in the final minutes, but it wasn't enough for the win. Head coach Tim Micklash told a miprepzone.com reporter that the basketball title was a first in the school's 40-year history, for either girls or boys basketball. "This is the first. I hope it's really something the girls can really reflect on and be proud of their accomplishment because I am certainly proud of them. For them to be the first, they have a legacy now …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Lawrence Stroughter, Jr. begins serving in his new post on Jan. 3, 2013.
Parents, students and Farmington Schools staff sifted through a field of 62 candidates for the position of Harrison High principal, but one man stood out from the crowd. "Although many of them caught our eye," assistant superintendent Catherine Cost told Farmington School Board members Tuesday, "Lawrence Stroughter captured out heart." Cost said Stroughter, who was most recently an assistant principal at Salem High School in Plymouth-Canton School District, used words in the interview process like "I have served students" and "personal integrity." She said he focused on details that would "improve student achievement." "We know that he is the right fit for Harrison High School," she said. After officials unanimously approved Stroughter'…
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 …
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…
Pink donuts, ribbons, cookies, bandanas and more were sold at the Farmington Hills high school to support breast cancer research and raise awareness.
- BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
Monday, October 22, 2012
Harrison High School's first-ever Breast Cancer Awareness Week, Oct. 15-19, raised $2,150 in just five days to support breast cancer research. Activities involving the school's Think Pink Club, students, staff and parents included: -- submitted by Academic Dean of Students Angela Leach
Thursday, October 18, 2012
The Farmington Hills high school will hold a mock election next week.
Candidates for U.S. Congress, Michigan legislative and Oakland County Commission seats fielded some tough questions from students a Harrison High School Thursday. The morning candidate forum is a precursor to next week's mock election at the school, which will be overseen by the Farmington Hills city clerk's office. It gave senior Connor Rubin a chance to sit in the same position as Candy Crowley, Martha Raddatz and Jim Lehrer did during recent presidential and vice presidential debates. Rubin said the mock election gives students who may be able to vote this fall valuable experience with the process. "It shows you what you'll be doing," he said. "And even if you can't vote in the real election, your voice will be heard." Congressman Gary…
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Walk with a Doc today in Farmington Hills and learn about skin cancer signs and treatments.
It should be a glorious day for walkers who will be learning more today about skin cancer signs, prevention and treatments in Heritage Park. Here's what else you should know: The National Weather Service predicts another glorious spring day, with a high around 69 and a low tonight around 49. What more can we say? Enjoy! Botsford oncologist Savitha Balaraman, MD, will talk about the prevention and treatment of skin cancer today at noon. The walk through Heritage Park begins at the City of Farmington Hills Nature Discovery Center. For information or to register, call 877-477-Doc1 (3621), select option 1. And remember to bring sunscreen. The Greater Farmington Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes Farmington's newest business, Painting With a …
Monday, February 27, 2012
Formed three years ago, the Farmington Hills high school group now boasts 30-plus members and some award winners.
Harrison High senior Cassandra Allen fell in love with ceramics after taking a class during her sophomore year. Now, she and about 30 other art students meet after school every week to work on projects and share their passion for the art form. The club has grown in membership under the direction of art teacher Kimmi Dukes, but the students have grown as artists as well. Allen said she finds herself looking at things differently, because of the perspective she has gained working in ceramics. Often, she'll spot something in a store that she'd like to recreate, then take a photo and send it to other club members. For her, ceramics is "kind of like an escape from all your academic classes." For Courtney Hoelscher, also a senior, taking …