Sunday, November 18, 2012
The school is one of two in metro Detroit taking precautions after wide-spread illnesses.
Lanigan Elementary School has been sanitized as a precaution, after more than 70 students were absent from school due to illness on Friday, CBS Detroit reported Saturday. According to the report, Supt. Sue Zurvalec said the district reported the absences to the health department, but the illness has not been identified. Annapolis High in Dearborn Heights cancelled classes Friday after nearly 200 students and staff became ill. Read the full report on the CBS Local website.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Student clubs help their schools by encouraging recycling, energy conservation and other environmental protection measures.
From the littlest "Pee Wee Power Savers" to high school Interact Clubs, local students are working hard to make their schools more environmentally friendly. Farmington Public Schools (FPS) officials during their regular meeting Tuesday at North Farmington High honored 10 buildings that have achieved Michigan Green School status, along with the clubs whose work got them there. Jim Pearse, the District's energy manager, said schools were eligible for three levels of recognition – Green, Emerald and Evergreen – based on the number of points accured in their applications. The state-wide program, established in 2010, requires a minimum of 10 points on a 20-point scale is required to achieve Green School status. Pearse said benchmarks on the …
Monday, March 26, 2012
Students from the Farmington Hills school will participate in this year's Mini-Martian.
When Martians invade Dearborn on April 14, scores of students from Lanigan Elementary School in Farmington Hills will be among them. The annual Martian Marathon and Mini-Martian for kids are organized by Running Fit, as a benefit for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Team in Training Michigan chapter. Lanigan parent Sara Bowman has participated in the run, with her son running the "mini", and wanted to find a way to get other kids involved. With the full support of Principal Robert Kauffman, she contacted Running Fit, and company president Randy Step came out to inspire the students. "He did a pep rally and we opened it up to the whole school," Bowman said. "I thought maybe 20 kids would show up." Now, about 180 students, from kindergarten…
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Police arrest a 14-year-old Sunday after a brush fire at Lanigan Elementary School.
Farmington Hills Police have arrested a 14-year-old Farmington Hills boy in connection with a brush fire on Lanigan Elementary School property. According to a police report, officers responded to the school at around 5 p.m. Sunday and found flames in long grass and brush on the north end of school property. They used fire extinguishers to douse the blaze, until Farmington Hills firefighters arrived and finished putting it out. The report indicated that several witnesses identified the teen as having been near the area where the fire started. When police visited his home, he told them he set the fire with a lighter, which was later recovered on school property. The teen faces a charge of arson. He was released into his father's custody, …
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Lanigan, Longacre and Gill elementary students receive copies of books everyone in their school community will read.
Students at Gill, Lanigan and Longacre elementary schools will soon begin reading books their teachers, custodians and even their principals will share. "One School, One Book" is "designed to share reading within the whole elementary school community," Gill media specialist Cindy Zervos said. "Everybody's reading the same book." Gill and Longacre will read The World According to Humphrey by Betty Birney, the story of a hamster who lives in a classroom. Lanigan chose The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo, winner of the 2004 Newbery Medal for children's literature. In her first year as Gill's media specialist, Zervos said The World According to Humphrey is "just a feel-good book. We wanted a book everyone will be excited about. It's …
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Girl Scouts at Lanigan Elementary collect items Tuesday for Neighborhood House.
The trunks were open at Lanigan Elementary School Tuesday night as Girl Scouts from Lanigan Elementary, along with the 5th and 6th grade troops that have moved up to Power Upper Elementary enjoyed a night of "Trunk-or-Treating for a Cause". Decorated mini-vans were lined up in the Lanigan parking lot, as girls went trick-or-treating from vehicle to vehicle, while also attempting to fill a mini-van (or more) with items needed for Neighborhood House, an organization that operates a food shelf and provides other services for needy families in Farmington and Farmington Hills. The event was held in honor of "Make a Difference Day" Oct. 22, as well as the memory of Girl Scouts founder, Juliette Gordon Low, born Oct. 31, 1860. Did you get photos …
Friday, October 7, 2011
The 500-plus students at the Farmington Hills school had a book read to them by their principal.
Lanigan Elementary students helped out with an attempt to break a world record Thursday, just by listening. Principal Robert Kauffman read to them from Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney as part of "Read for the Record," an initiative to raise awareness about the importance of early education. Lanigan students, staff and even some parents were among millions around the country who had the book read to them. The event is presented by Jumpstart, an organization that works to help children in low-income neighborhoods with literacy and language skills. In its sixth year, Read for the Record aimed to have as many as 3 million children around the world participating in the world record attempt. To learn more, visit the Jumpstart website.