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Waterford Kettering robotics to compete in world championship  The Oakland Press

Waterford Kettering High School's First Robotics Team 3098 will be competing at the First World Championship at the Cobo Center in Detroit next week.

Kettering Drama Club presents Michigan premiere of 'Bright Star'  The Oakland Press

Waterford Kettering student Sarahfay Hendin is excited to hit the stage in the Tony-nominated musical “Bright Star,” which she believes is a story that will not only ...

Closed Detroit high school campus to become 27-acre farm

DETROIT, MI -- Less than 50 years after it was built, Kettering High School was shut down in 2012 due to declining enrollment, rising maintenance costs and ...

Waterford Kettering holds annual Powder Puff football game  The Oakland Press

It was a beautiful night for their Powder Puff football game for Waterford Kettering High School students this week, as girls in the school met on the football field ...

10 things to know about world robotics championships in Detroit  Detroit Free Press

Detroit is hosting the first of three FIRST Robotics World Championships this week.

Life is like a 'Fiddler on the Roof' for homeschool students  The Oakland Press

Dietrich Sinkevitch, 17, of Williamston brings a Russian flair to a production of “Fiddler on the Roof,” playing Thursday through Saturday at Kettering High ...

Voters turn down community center bond in Waterford  The Oakland Press

A 21-year, $30 million bond for a new $23.9 community center in Waterford was voted down on Tuesday.

Waterford anti-bullying task-force to review district policies, students share ideas  The Oakland Press

Waterford School District administrators will begin assembling a task-force early next week to address parent and student concerns about bullying.

Troy Athens hosts marching band invitational | Lifestyles  The Oakland Press

The Troy Athens Marching Band Invitational was held Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, the tenth year of hosting the competition.

Brian Whiston, state superintendent, Waterford native, dies at age 56  The Oakland Press

State Superintendent Brian Whiston, 56, a Waterford Township native, died Monday, May 7, after a battle with cancer.

Sub teacher gets probation for drowning of Eastpointe High School student  The Macomb Daily

Saying there was 'plenty of blame to go around,' a judge on Wednesday sentenced a former substitute teacher to two years probation for his role in the 2013 ...

Lake Orion vs Clarkston volleyball photo gallery | MIPrepZone  The Oakland Press

Lake Orion captured a Division 1 district title with a three-game sweep of Clarkston on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018 at Waterford Kettering High School.

Lake Orion sweeps past Clarkston to capture district crown  The Oakland Press

WATERFORD >> To find the last time Lake Orion and Clarkston didn't square off in the district volleyball playoffs, you have to go all the way back to 2011. In.

Waterford Kettering band preps for Thanksgiving Parade | Nation and World News  The Oakland Press

About 100 students in the Waterford Kettering High School Marching Band are set to compete in this year's Battle of the Bands during America's Thanksgiving ...

Prom celebrations outshine rain in Oakland County this weekend  The Oakland Press

Though the weather throughout Oakland County this past weekend was less than ideal, students at several area schools outshined the rain at their school's ...

Detroit C.C. produces 5 title winners in state wrestling finals  The Detroit News

Detroit — A team winning five individual state wrestling championships in a year used to be exceedingly rare. But after Saturday's finals at Ford Field where ...

Waterford student arrested with knife, loaded gun on Kettering...  WDIV Detroit

Waterford Township police arrested a Kettering High School student Friday...

Oakland County partnership will give more students access to breakfast programs  The Oakland Press

The Oakland County Board of Commissioners is partnering with Oakland Schools and The United Way for Southeastern Michigan to expand school breakfast ...

Judge denies special assessment district vote lawsuit against Waterford Township  The Oakland Press

A circuit court judge has denied an application to file a complaint against Waterford Township from the Taxpayers United Michigan Foundation.

Bloomfield Hills rolls to Division 1 regional championship | MIPrepZone  The Oakland Press

The Bloomfield Hills lived up to its billing as the No. 1 ranked team in Division 1 on Thursday by rolling to the regional championship at Clarkston.

Oakland County students qualify for FIRST Robotics World Championship in Detroit  The Oakland Press

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) teaches students to address a problem or issue using science and technology.

Waterford Kettering joins top 1 percent of music programs nationwide  The Oakland Press

Waterford Kettering High School has been named one of the top music education programs in the nation by the National Association of Music Merchants.

Evangelist Sterling L. Jones passes away at 77  Michronicleonline

At 6-foot-2, with a thundering voice that could be heard to the heavens on Sundays when he famously hymned “Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross”, Rev.

National School Walkout: 17 minutes  WDIV ClickOnDetroit

Tens of thousands of young people in U.S. communities big and small walked out of school to demand action on gun violence Wednesday in the biggest ...

Local schools recognize extraordinary teachers and volunteers | Nation and World News  The Oakland Press

Kettering High School Teacher Monica Bandlow was selected as the 2018 Waterford Foundation Teacher of the Year.

Waterford students sweep competition at statewide drum major camp  The Oakland Press

Three students from Waterford Kettering High School were recently given high honors at the 32nd Annual Central Michigan University Drum Major Camp in Mt.

High school seniors receive Good Citizens Award | Nation and World News  The Oakland Press

The Waterford Lydia Barnes Potter Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently presented its Good Citizens Award to Noah Dunsmore of ...

Oakland County students will find a lot has changed as they go back to school  The Oakland Press

When most Oakland County students go back to school Tuesday, Sept. 5, they'll find new faces in many principal's offices, new programs and new schedules in ...

Waterford Kettering's PowderPuff celebration of football, homecoming | Nation and World News  The Oakland Press

A big part of the Homecoming Week celebration at Waterford Kettering High School is the mid-week PowderPuff football game, an evening that features juniors ...

Pat Caputo - Especially to those who know him best, Tom Brady's greatness anything but coincidence  The Oakland Press

If anyone understands why Tom Brady is a great NFL quarterback, it's Jim Miller.

Class of 2016 graduates Waterford high schools | Nation and World News  The Oakland Press

For most Oakland County students, this week marks the end of the 2015-16 school year and the start of summer vacation.

Waterford seniors graduate | Nation and World News  The Oakland Press

Congratulations to the seniors from Waterford, who graduated on Sunday during three ceremonies on the campus of Oakland University.

OCC seeking applicants for Chancellor's Scholarship | Nation and World News  The Oakland Press

Oakland Community College is seeking qualified candidates to apply for the 2018 Chancellor's Scholarship.

By the numbers: Why some Detroit schools will close, and costs to build others (with video)

Unpacking some of the numbers from Wednesday's announcement, here's a closer look at which schools are affected, why they were closed, what it means to ...

High school football teams salute servicemen and women  The Oakland Press

Royal Oak High School Football hosts the Fourth Annual Salute to *Service* Hometown Heroes Night at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at the stadium, 1500 Lexington ...

Southeast Michigan entertainment the weekend of Nov. 17-19 | Arts & Entertainment  The Macomb Daily

ART. The Birmingham Society of Women Painters: through Nov. 17 at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, 1516 S. Cranbrook Road, Birmingham, ...

Kettering High School honors lifetime resident for service  The Oakland Press

Lifetime Waterford resident and volunteer William Wood will be honored for 32 years of volunteer *service* to the Waterford Kettering Girls' Basketball and Softball ...

Waterford Kettering, Mott high schools honor outstanding seniors  The Oakland Press

Each year, the Waterford Foundation for Public Education honors 25 graduating seniors from Kettering and Mott high schools for their achievements in ...

Waterford Kettering High School football field vandalized, cleaned up by district  The Oakland Press

Profane spray-painted graffiti was discovered on the Captains logo on the Waterford Kettering High School football field Friday morning and cleaned up within ...

Ann Arbor among 14 Michigan schools recognized for music education

Ann Arbor Public Schools joins 13 other Michigan school districts in earning a spot on the NAMM Foundation's "Best Communities for Music Education" list.

New Dallas police chief's life was shaped by tragedy, self-discipline and Detroit's struggles  Dallas News

DETROIT -- She remembers her childhood home as the Kool-Aid house, the place where other kids would come to play, get a cold drink and maybe some...

Southeast Michigan entertainment the weekend of Nov. 10-12 | Arts & Entertainment  The Oakland Press

ART. Nora Chapa Mendoza and Martha Ramirez-Oropeza, “Face and Heart-Visions Behind Walls of Continuity”: through Nov. 24 at Lawrence Street Gallery, ...

Bobb unveils school closings, restructurings in comprehensive facilities master plan  Crain's Detroit Business

Detroit Public Schools Emergency Financial Manager Robert Bobb today unveiled a comprehensive facilities master plan for the district today. The plan involves ...

Who's Running for Detroit City Council and Police Commissioner?  WDET

Voters are meeting face-to-face with candidates for Detroit city offices and police commission at Citizen Detroit events this month. WDET's Laura Herberg ...

2016 Excellence in Education scholars | News  The Oakland Press

Megan Elaine Braun of Northville, is a student at South Lyon East High School. Her parents are Denise and Matthew Braun. Megan was voted Homecoming ...

Waterford Kettering, Walled Lake Central students chosen for Army All-American Marching Band  The Oakland Press

Four marching band members from Waterford Kettering and Walled Lake Central high schools will perform at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, ...


Historic Finney High School, closed in 2009 at a cost of $2.9 million from 1994 bond, replaced later by East English Village Academy at a cost of $58.6 million ...

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley visits Waterford business | Nation and World News  The Oakland Press

WATERFORD TWP. >> Lt. Gov. Brian Calley visited a corporation Thursday that began with a few people working the basement of a home on Lotus Lake and ...

Waterford School District invites fall kindergarten parents to orientation  The Oakland Press

The Waterford School District invites parents of the class of 2030 to get a look at a day in the life of a kindergartner.

Fire set to Clarkston High School football field, no suspects identified yet  The Oakland Press

Investigators, school administrators and students at Clarkston High School were all wondering the same thing Tuesday after officials released that someone had ...

Family grieves for Waterford woman who died in crash as police continue investigation  The Oakland Press

The mother of an 18-year-old woman who died following a head-on collision in Waterford Wednesday said the woman's entire family is devastated after the loss ...

Nine schools will face off in Battle of the Bands  The Oakland Press

Nine marching bands from around the county will compete this weekend at the third annual Battle of the Bands at Wisner Stadium in Pontiac.

Victim identified in Waterford car crash into Clinton River  The Oakland Press

A 20-year-old Milford man who died when the pickup truck he was driving crashed into the Clinton River has been identified as Colton Yaroch.

Cooley Elementary's Talent Show at Waterford Kettering's Performing Arts Center  The Oakland Press

Students at Cooley Elementary School held their talent show recently at the Waterford Kettering High School Performing Arts Center.

Three Oakland County bands performing in Thanksgiving Day parades  The Oakland Press

Take a break on Thanksgiving Day morning to watch three Oakland County bands perform in two televised parades.

Waterford police working to remove dog from home after adoption photo goes viral  The Oakland Press

Just a few days after a smiling photo of Waterford Township resident Dan Tillery and his newly adopted dog, renamed “Diggy,” went viral on social media, local ...

Waterford school officials: $100 million bond issue to fix infrastructure, add 'curb appeal'  The Oakland Press

While a previous bond proposal passed more than a decade ago by voters in the Waterford school district financed noticeable changes at district buildings, the ...

Waterford Township native enlisted as paratrooper remembered as loving uncle, husband, friend  The Oakland Press

Friends and family are mourning the loss of a Waterford native and U.S. Army combat medic who those close to him say was a great friend, a loving husband ...

Women's Basketball Announces 2017-18 Recruiting Class

UNIVERSITY CENTER -- The Saginaw Valley State Women's Basketball team has announced its 2017-18 recruiting class, as eight prep standouts (6 from MI, ...

Dearborn students among winners of Zeal Credit Union scholarships  Dearborn Press and Guide

Zeal Credit Union honored the winners of its 2017 scholarship awards at its 62nd annual membership meeting. Seven scholarships totaling $14000 were ...

Waterford's two high schools team up in advance of Saturday football game  The Oakland Press

Events highlighting camaraderie and good sportsmanship between Waterford Mott and Waterford Kettering high school students came into focus this week as ...

Helicopter delivers football to Waterford Kettering homecoming game  The Oakland Press

A unique football delivery made fans cheer at Waterford Kettering High School's recent homecoming game.

Longtime Oakland Press photographer remembered for professionalism, disarming personality  The Morning Sun

Longtime Oakland Press photographer Tim Thompson died on Christmas Day at the age of 58 after a short illness.

Several proms held over the weekend throughout Oakland County  The Oakland Press

Prom season is in full-swing in Oakland County and we were able to capture several prom celebrations held this weekend and this past week throughout the ...

Primary elections results for school millages and bonds  The Oakland Press

Clarkston Community Schools voters decided to approve a bond proposal for more than $75 million for school district improvements. This bond will be used to ...

Waterford Twp. Supervisor running for second term | Nation and World News  The Oakland Press

Waterford Township Supervisor Gary Wall will be seeking a second term this year, according to a release issued this week.

Homeschool music education nonprofit puts on 'Annie' musical  The Daily Tribune

In 2002, Cherub Beard and her husband, Merlyn D. Beard II, opened Oakland Homeschool Music to provide music education to homeschooled children. With a ...

Candidates for Waterford Board of Trustees list most serious issues facing township  The Oakland Press

Eight candidates are vying for four seats on the Waterford Township Board of Trustees. Four Democrats and four Republicans will square off in the Nov.

Detroit's Charketa Glover talks about her stint on 'Project Runway'  Detroit Metro Times

Designer Charketa "Char" Glover admits she's obsessed with the TV show Project Runway, the reality TV show on the lookout for "the next great American ...

Marvis Cofield receives FBI Director's Community Leadership Award  Michronicleonline

For more than four decades, Marvis Cofield, founder and CEO of Alkebu-lan Village, has been a strong advocate for the empowerment of African American youth ...

Week in review: Inside Waterford's renovated Rolladium Skating Center; Pontiac to sell Phoenix Center and more  The Oakland Press

Here's a look back at our top stories from the past week, Jan. 9-15, 2017.

Local volleyball coach set to be sentenced for sexual assault  The Oakland Press

A girls volleyball coach with ties in Lake Orion and Waterford will soon be sentenced after a jury found him guilty of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct and ...

Waterford firefighters honored for lifesaving efforts | Nation and World News  The Oakland Press

The Waterford Township Board of Trustees recently recognized firefighters with the Waterford Regional Fire Department for their lifesaving efforts.

Pat LaFontaine named president of hockey operations for Buffalo Sabres  Crain's Detroit Business

Waterford's Pat LaFontaine took over today as president of hockey operations as part of a management shakeup by the Buffalo Sabres.

It's a family affair at USA BMX Great Lakes Nationals  The Oakland Press

WATERFORD >> Gavin and Tom Willits were pretty good wrestlers while at Waterford Kettering High School. But before that, they were known as pretty good ...

Gibson: Parkinson's diagnosis 'not a death sentence'  Detroit Free Press

It's been a difficult year for Kirk Gibson. But if we know anything about the ex-Tigers great, he will tough it out.

Smiles of Michigan Man, Rescue Dog Blind the Internet

West Bloomfield, MI - It was love at first sight when Dan Tillery saw a picture of the "face licker" who loves to romp and play.

Teen caddies win scholarships | News  The Oakland Press

They may never make a hole-in-one but the love of golfing has provided a reward that will last a lifetime for Waterford Kettering High School senior Taylor ...

Rasheed Wallace guilty of legal foul, ex-wife says  The Detroit News

A legal fight between ex-Detroit Pistons star Rasheed Wallace and his ex-wife reached the state Court of Appeals Tuesday.

Fowlerville wrestling coach resigns after MHSAA violations found

One of the Fowlerville wrestling program's best seasons ever could be tarnished by improper weigh-in techniques used by former coach Chris Tyle. Fowlerville ...

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