Friday, April 12, 2013
The Hackbots compete at Eastern Michigan University, after successful performances at two recent meets.
On the heels of two successful regional events, the Farmington Public Schools Hackbots are competing this weekend in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) state robotics tournament. First round matches at Eastern Michigan University's Convocation Center in Ypsilanti started Thursday, with preliminary rounds all day Friday and Saturday morning. Finals are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday. The Hackbots took second place at a regional event in Waterford and first place in a Livonia regional event, both held last month. Their robot moves across a field with two large pyramids at opposite ends, then tosses flying discs at targets to earn points. The Hackbots team is open to students from Farmington, Harrison and…
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 …
Monday, September 24, 2012
Music students in full uniform will be at area businesses and public places, offering band concert tickets in exchange for donations.
If you're traveling in Farmington, Farmington Hills, West Bloomfield, Novi or Livonia Oct. 5 and 6, keep an eye out for Farmington Schools music students, all in full uniform. They'll be at a variety of public places and businesses raising money during "Tag Days", to enhance music programs at Farmington, Harrison and North Farmington high schools. In exchange for each donation, patrons will recieve a “TAG” which good for free admission to one of the concerts listed on the ticket. Hours on Friday are 3 p.m.-9 p.m. and on Saturday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Watch for the “Dirty Dozen” pep band, which will be playing at different businesses during the two-day event. For more than 40 years, this huge annual fundraising event has provided for a variety …
Friday, September 14, 2012
Forecasters give the Falcons a 5-point edge over Oxford; cross-town rival North, Harrison go head-to-head.
Sports forecasters with The Detroit News wonder if this could be the year the Farmington Falcons football team breaks a 10-year drought in Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) playoff action. The Falcons take on the Oxford Wildcats on home turf at 7 p.m. Friday, coming in to the game undefeated, with wins over Southfield (14-6) and Southfield Lathrup (39-12), plus a non-conference 32-14 win at home against John Glenn. Also at 7 p.m. Friday, Harrison (2-1) and North Farmington will fight a cross-town battle at Harrison.
Friday, June 1, 2012
Farmington, Harrison and North Farmington students start their special nights with visits to local landmarks.
Students from all three Farmington public high schools celebrated prom this week, starting with pictures at historic landmarks in Farmington and Farmington Hills. Police blocked an east-bound lane of Grand River in front of the Governor Warner Mansion Wednesday and Thursday evenings, as students from Farmington and North Farmington took photos on the grounds, in the gazebo and on the porch of the historic home. Farmington students went on to the Roostertail in Detroit; North Farmington students, to the Dearborn Inn. Harrison High students and parents crowded around the Spicer House in Heritage Park Thursday evening to take photos before their prom at the Detroit Yacht Club. Did you take photos on prom night? Share them here, by clicking …
Sunday, February 26, 2012
The Phoenix won a close Oakland Activities Association league meet at West Bloomfield Friday night over second-place Adams.
Senior Eric Gensheimer and sophomore Grant Borregard helped carry the Farmington-Harrison boys swimming and diving to a victory in the Oakland Activities Association White Division championship meet Friday. The Phoenix finished with 465 points to clinch the division championship at West Bloomfield and complete a perfect season after a second place finish last year. Gensheimer took home the title of "Senior of the Meet" with spectacular first-place finishes in the 100 yard freestyle, 50 yard freestyle, and 400 yard freestyle relay. Gensheimer won last season's division race in the 50 free, but he went into the race this year after finishing second in the preliminary round Wednesday to the Lakers' junior Andrew Jacob. First-year head coach …