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…
Sunday, January 13, 2013
After falling behind 2-0 in the first period, the Flyers battle back to make it a nail biter.
Sunday, January 13
The Farmington Hills Flyers hockey team, made up of students from North Farmington and Harrison high schools, lost a close one at the Farmington Hills Ice Arena Saturday night. Livonia Churchill came away with the win, beating the Flyers 4 to 3 on the Flyers home ice. Livonia opened the scoring in the first period on an even strength goal beating Flyer Goalie Hunter Myers (29) at 4:36. The goal was scored by Nick Missiak (18) with assists going to Brad Milkus (11) and Riley Brown (16). Although the Chargers seemed to have a bit more jump and often carried the play during the first period, the score remained 1-0 Livonia Churchill until 11:55 in the first. Skating shorthanded due to a boarding penalty at 11:12, Brad Milkus (11) with a …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Principal Joe Greene in a list serv message cite an 'indirect threat via social media' as the reason for the security measure.
UPDATE: A classroom lockdown at North Farmington High School was stepped down to a general lockdown, and access to the building will continue to be restricted throughout evening activities. "North Farmington’s lockdown was in response to an indirect threat referencing our school via social media. We became aware of these messages shortly after 7:00 AM this morning," Principal Joe Greene wrote in a list serv email Thursday afternoon. "We immediately secured the building, entered a classroom lockdown, and conducted a rigorous investigation in conjunction with the Farmington Hills Police Department. Our safety protocols worked well and our students and staff were safe as a result throughout the day." Greene praised the response of students, …
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 …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
The Madrigal Chorale, North Farmington and Detroit Country Day choirs will perform at 5 p.m.
A special benefit concert held today at North Farmington High School will raise funds and awareness for an organization that helps low-income families find stable housing. The Madrigal Chorale (MCS) performs with the North Farmington High and Detroit Country Day School choirs at 5 p.m., to benefit Habitat for Humanity. A free-will offering will be taken for the organization, and Brad Irwin, Habitat's director of partnerships, plans to speak. "I'm hopeful that we'll have a Habitat for Humanity homeowner," he said. "That's the real story ... I think it will make a bigger impression on the audience than anything I can say." Habitat for Humanity Oakland County has targeted a fundraising goal of $2.5 million this year, money that comes from …
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, August 31, 2012
Incoming students meet upperclassmen who will help answer their questions and keep them on track all year.
North Farmington High freshmen got a rousing welcome Thursday morning with a program designed to help support them throughout the school year. Around 8 a.m., members of the school's Link Crew high-fived students as they poured into the school's gymnasium. Teacher Kevin Ozar, a Link Crew adviser, led a few "wake up" activities and talked to students about the importance of getting involved in activities and events. Teacher Amy Donato, who also advises the group, said the Link Crew program pairs every incoming freshman with an older student who can help them make choices and get involved. "The purpose is to help them be more successful," she said, "so they're not only supported by the staff, but by their peers during the school day."
Monday, June 11, 2012
The first class of North Farmington's second 50 years finishes up their high school career at Compuware Arena Sunday.
Sunday was a good day to be a Raider, as more than 300 North Farmington High seniors celebrated graduation with family and friends. Principal Joseph Greene, participating in his first North graduation, noted the Class of 2012 – the first to graduate during the school's second 50 years – has left an eduring legacy and set the bar high for classes that follow. Jacob Andrew Bur, Carly Lahaina Burke, Jonathan G. Deutsch, Guergana Vladimirova Dimitrova, Natalie Simone Imirzian, Benjamin Jacob Katz, Daye Kim, Anna Justine Munaco, Dhiraj Dilip Shivnani, Shruthi R. Subramaniam, Michelle Elizabeth Torby, Akanksha Ashok Vaishnav, Alisha Mahesh Vora, Eric Joseph Waldron, Isabella Hannele Wishnivetski, Alexander David Woods and Jessica C. Wu all …
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 …