Thursday, April 4, 2013
In-district and Schools of Choice students and their families are welcome to attend the informational event from 6 to 8 p.m. at Liberty School
Saline Area Schools will host a kindergarten registration roundup April 11 for the 2013-2014 academic year. In-district and Schools of Choice students and their families are welcome to attend the informational event from 6 to 8 p.m. at Liberty School, according to the Saline Area Schools website; those who enroll April 11 will receive a free drawstring backpack. The following items are required for registration, according to the district. Families who are not able to attend the April 11 event may sign up their children for kindergarten at the district office at Liberty School. Click here or call 734-429-8018 for more information.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Saline Area Schools Superintendent Scot Graden will make a recommendation April 9 on the district's athletics and activities fees.
Saline Area Schools Superintendent Scot Graden is expected to make a recommendation next week on the district's pay-to-participate athletics and activities fees. The Saline Board of Education requested the input following a March 26 discussion of the escalating costs and their impact on the district's students, according to The Saline Reporter. The current fees are as followings, the newspaper and Saline Area Schools report. “Over the last six to seven years we have been increasing the burden on parents ... ,” Board of Education President David Holden said, according to The Saline Reporter. “We are reaching the breaking point.” At least one Patch reader agreed. "I think it's become way too expensive to participate," Leela Riggs wrote on …
Monday, April 1, 2013
We've got a few ideas and want to hear yours, too!
Saline Area Schools students will be on spring break Monday through April 8, leaving parents to find ways to keep their youngsters occupied. Here are a few suggestions for how to pass the time: [Leave a comment to tell us about your spring break plans!]
Monday, February 11, 2013
However, the district's performance compared to its own 2011 results was not uniform, with some improvements and some declines.
Youngsters in the Saline Area Schools district performed better in all subject areas and at all grade levels than students statewide, according to the 2012 Michigan Educational Assessment Program results released Monday. However, the district's performance compared to its own 2011 results was not uniform, with some improvements and some declines (see chart, below). Public school students in grades three through nine were tested in math, reading, writing, social studies and/or science depending on the grade level during the MEAP exam taken during the fall. Michigan students showed improvement in reading, math and writing in 2012, with the improvement seen in all grades and most demographic groups. Across Michigan, students made the biggest …
Check back with Saline Patch after 10 a.m. Monday for a look at how students fared on their fall 2012 Michigan Education Assessment Program exams.
Results from the fall 2012 Michigan Education Assessment Program will be released Monday morning for students in the Saline Area Schools district and all public schools across the state. The results were scheduled to be released at 10 a.m. The Michigan Education Assessment Program exam assesses students in grades three through nine. The annual test is designed to show students' proficiency in career- and college-ready materials. The MEAP is administered by the Department of Education, which is releasing the data Monday. The MEAP as a standard of measuring student achievement is on its way out; beginning in the 2014-15 school year, students will be given an online exam to test their knowledge of core subjects. (Read: Michigan Department of …
Friday, February 8, 2013
The Saline Area Schools district was among more than 680 throughout Metro Detroit to cancel classes.
Overnight snow prompted the Saline Area Schools district to cancel classes Friday. The district was among more than 680 throughout Metro Detroit to do so following an overnight snowfall, according to clickondetroit.com. The National Weather Service said snow showers were likely Friday morning, with new accumulation of less than 1 inch and wind gusts as high as 29 miles per hour possible in Saline. We asked readers on the Saline Facebook page how they plan to keep their kids busy on this snow day and here are some their responses. [How do you plan to keep your kids busy today? Leave a comment!]
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Post an announcement or photo to let us know if your student-athlete has made plans for college.
National Signing Day is Wednesday, Feb. 6, and will mark a big day for many student athletes and their families. We would love for you to share their accomplishments on Saline Patch! Among those from the Saline Area Schools district who will be signing letters of intent at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday are the following football players, according to the Saline Hornets' website. [Leave a comment to congratulate the players!] The day does not just signify the next step in a student athlete's career; for many fans and those associated with the schools, Signing Day is something to take celebrate. We would love to help parents, coaches and athletic directors spread the word and honor their accomplishments. Patch has several ways in which you can share …
Monday, January 28, 2013
The district is among more than 600 in Metro Detroit with the day off due to inclement weather and slick road conditions.
It's students' lucky day: A combination of snow and ice that began falling Sunday has extended their weekend by a day. [How do you plan to keep your kids busy today? Leave a comment!] A notice on the Saline Area Schools website informed families of the closure due to poor road conditions. The district is among more than 600 in Metro Detroit that closed Monday due to the inclement weather and slick road conditions, according to clickondetroit.com. The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory Sunday warning of intermittent snow and freezing rain through 6 a.m. Monday, leaving roads, steps and walkways slippery.
Monday, October 22, 2012
The Saline Middle School student was at the high school as part of a fitness class.
A Saline Middle School student is in stable condition after falling from the running track inside the Saline High School gym. The incident happened at about 9 a.m. Monday while students were participating in a fitness class. The 13-year old seventh grader was transported by ambulance to University of Michigan Mott’s Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor. “The student was on the running track above the gym when he fell,” Assistant Superintendent Steve Laatsch said. “After falling over the rail, the student stood up and was conscious and alert.” Laatsch said the fall is the equivalent to falling from the top of a set of bleachers or about 25 feet. Laatsch said school officials are investigating what caused the fall. “It’s early in the …
Monday, August 6, 2012
Data seems to indicate that the district reduces the "achievement gap" by middle school.
When it comes to test scores, Heritage Elementary School ranks in the 90th percentile of Michigan schools. Yet, based on the same scores, the school is being targeted by the state for improvement. That’s a result of new Michigan Department of Education designations rolled out with last week’s EdYESGrades. Despite receiving “A” grades, Heritage and Woodland Elementary were designated as “Focus Schools,” which are the top 10 percent of schools in the state in terms of widest achievement gaps — the disparity between the top 30 and bottom 30 percent of students. Pleasant Ridge Elementary School, which received a “B” grade, was also named a “Focus School.” Saline Area Schools Superintendent Scot Graden said he was glad to see Saline schools …