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, May 11, 2013
Bring bottles and cans to the school to help the music program and leave a donation for the letter carriers' drive.
Farmington area residents have two opportunities to be generous today, one at Farmington High School (FHS) and the other right at home. The FHS Music Patrons welcome your returnable cans and bottles between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., in the student parking lot. Proceeds from the event will support the school's instrumental music programs. Read more: FHS Spring Bottle & Can Drive. To help "Stamp Out Hunger", leave your donation of nonperishable food items by your mailbox, in time for pick up with your Saturday mail. The National Letter Carrier Union sponsors this drive. For more information, visit helpstampouthunger.com.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Briana Payton receives a certificate as a finalist in the competition, which was won by West Bloomfield High School senior Yesenia Jimenez.
West Bloomfield High School senior Yesenia Jimenez took home a $1,000 prize as this year's Princeton Prize in Race Relations award winner during an April 14 reception at the Novi Public Library. Finalists Briana Payton, of Farmington High School, Antara Afrin and Charles Hurt, both Cass Technical High School seniors, Detroit, parents and members of the Detroit area Princeton Prize in Race Relations committee attended the event. The Princeton Prize is a national service program recognizing outstanding high school students who show leadership by improving race relations in their communities. Jimenez was honored for creating a program to improve race relations and understanding among Detroit and suburban high school students. Inspired by …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
College acceptance letters are in—tell Patch where you're headed next!
Calling all Farmington and Farmington Hills seniors and senior parents: What's next for you after graduation? Whether you're headed to college or starting a new job, tell us your plans in the comments below. You can upload a picture here, too. Just click "Upload Photos and Videos." Congratulations, Class of 2013!
Monday, March 11, 2013
Grand Ledge won first place for the sixth consecutive year.
The Farmington United gymnastics team won third place in the state competition Friday. Grand Ledge won the state title for the sixth year in a row with a total score of 149.350. Canton followed in second place with a total score of 145.750, and Farmington came in third with a score of 141.475. You can view the breakdown of the team's scores for vault, bars, beam and floor at the MHSAA website. According to the MHSAA, Farmington qualified for the state competition by winning its regional competition on March 2 with a score of 142.950. The team is open to athletes from Farmington, North Farmington and Harrison high schools. Do you have any photos from the season? Upload your photos by clicking "Upload Photos and Videos" or send them to joni…
Thursday, March 7, 2013
The competition to win the state title begins at 2 p.m.
The Farmington United girls gymnastics team will compete in the team state finals Friday at Canton High School. The competition begins at 2 p.m., and you can see Farmington's rotation schedule for the beam, vault, floor and bars at the MHSAA website. According to the MHSAA, Farmington qualified for the state competition by winning its regional competition on March 2 with a score of 142.950. The other 12 teams competing for the state title are Grand Ledge, Rockford, Forest Hills, Freeland, Haslett, Livonia Red, Canton, Salem, Plymouth, Brighton, Birmingham, and Highland Milford. Grand Ledge has won first place the past five years. Individual gymnastics finals will be held Saturday at Canton High School beginning at noon. Are you going to …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The Hackbots spent Tuesday finishing up a robot that will compete in March.
A team of Farmington Schools students gathered Tuesday morning around a laptop set up in the gymnasium at Farmington High School, watching closely as the robot they created made its way across the floor. The Hackbots robotics team put the finishing touches on their entry in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics district competition, held March 8-9 at Waterford Mott High School. Team members represent Farmington, Harrison and North Farmington high schools. Mentor Dan Riehl said about 80 students expressed interest when the unified team was created, and between 40 and 50 are actively involved. One program for all three schools helps hold down the high cost of the program, which is also offset by …
Sunday, February 17, 2013
The Farmington High School Competitive Cheer Team advances to state regional competition for the first time in school history.
Sunday, February 17
I'm not sure who was louder, the cheer team or the parents and fans in the stands, when the judges announced a second place finish overall for the Farmington High School Competitive Cheer team at the MHSAA Division 2 District Cheer Competition held at Warren Woods High School Friday night. This was a special night. For the first time since Competitive Cheer became a varsity sport at Farmington High School, the team placed at district competition and is headed to the MHSAA Regional Finals that will be held at the Ortonville Brandon High School on Feb. 23. In round one (Required) scoring, teams are judged on floor mobility, jumps, team coordination, difficulty and variety as well as general impression. The Falcon squad came out of the gate …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Residents are invited to Farmington High School Feb. 18 to share their thoughts about the city's future.
Farmington residents interested in helping to craft a vision for the city's future are invited to attend public meeting at Farmington High School on Feb. 18. Farmington Hills-based Projection Innovations will guide the process, which will begin by collecting as many ideas as possible, and then developing those into a few alternatives for final consideration. Consultant Charlie Fleetham told city officials earlier this month that at the beginning of the process, it's best to involve as many people as possible. The meeting in the school's cafeteria starts at 6:30 p.m. and is expected to last until 9 p.m.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Of 120 finalists, 32 will be chosen to win a $1,000 scholarship.
The Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) announced finalists for the 2012-2013 Scholar-Athlete Award today, and two Farmington Public Schools students are on the list, more than any other school in the state. Morgan Alexandria Gilliam, North Farmington High School, and Sarah Gutknecht, Farmington High School, are finalists this year. Of the 120 finalists announced today, 32 will be chosen to receive the $1,000 scholarships. Award winners are chosen based on a combination of athletic and academic excellence. To be eligible for the award, students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 (on a 4.0 scale), and previously have won a varsity letter in at least one sport in which the MHSAA sponsors a postseason tournament…