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RHS Basketball Teams Visit Wick

Members of the Romulus High School Boys and Girls Basketball Teams recently served as guest readers for each class at Wick Elementary during Reading Month. The day is one that Wick Elementary students look forward to each year, as the student-athletes share a story with each class. Each reader then answers questions about their high school experiences and gives pointers on the importance of setting high goals / striving for excellence.

Real Life Superheroes Read at Wick

Romulus area real-life superheroes were recently called on to read to Wick students as part of the school’s Reading Month celebration during March. Representatives from the Romulus Police Department, Fire Department, City Offices, and the Romulus Ministerial Alliance all volunteered their time to read to students at the school. Pictured with some of the real-life superheroes that spent the morning at Wick are: (students left to right) Tadariel, Ni’Yana, Ciara, Ne’vaeh, ShaVonna Johnson (Wick Principal), Faithlee, and Tarryl.

School Board Approves Temporary Fix to Athletic Complex

Romulus Community Schools’ Board of Education has approved Turfix Synthetic Sports Field Specialist to conduct temporary repairs at Romulus High School’s football and soccer field. The construction cost is approximately $12-thousand dollars, and is scheduled to begin in April, the work will take up to four days to complete. The funds will be allocated from the Wayne County Enhancement Millage that passed in 2016. Superintendent Marjie McAnally said she is excited that students will be able to participate in spring sports with no disruption.

Symphony Band Receives Top Honor

For the second time in three years the Romulus Eagles’ Symphony Band has earned an overall rating of a 1, at the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association District-level festival. Scoring is evaluated on a scale from 1 to 5, by three performance judges and one sight reading judge. The Eagles received the highest overall rating at their site by scoring all ones in performance and a two in sight reading.

STUDENTS EARN MICROSOFT CERTIFICATION

Preparing students for real-world employment opportunities is the main goal of Ms. Salerno, the Business Management teacher at Romulus High School. Salerno manages a state of the art business lab, equipped with 30 dual monitored student stations. The lab also includes three 65-inch touch screen smart boards that allow students to present business portfolios, and Salerno to deliver industry-standard instruction. Prior to joining the Romulus teaching staff in 2000, Salerno was employed in the accounting department at Ford Motor Company. “ The corporate world was no longer satisfying to me.

RMS goes to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Around the World in 45 minutes was the title of the Educational Series that the DSO put on last week. Romulus Middle School and Mr. Pethoud were able to take 40 band members to the performance on March 8th. The performance gave what was promised. Students were able to listen and watch professional musicians play songs from China, North Africa, Russia, Hungary, France, England, and finish up in the United States. It was a great experience for everyone and especially those students who have never seen an orchestra play before in person.

The Art of Story Telling

On February 23rd, 2018 Elizabeth James a third generation African American storyteller from the University of Michigan visited Barth Elementary to help celebrate African-American History Month. The Barth Elementary African-American committee invited the multi-talented storyteller to come out and share her breathtaking African-American folktales with the students. Mrs. Lloyd a teacher at Barth Elementary said,

“We were very elated to have her share such rich African-American stories from around the world with our students, Mrs. James did a phenomenal job.”

Wick Celebrates Black History Month

Wick Elementary students, parents and staff all recently came together to celebrate Black History Month with a schoolwide assembly. Classes performed skits, plays, or songs to commemorate significant individuals and events that have impacted our nation’s history and culture. Pictured are some of the many students that performed: Jaylen, Madison, Alaya, Josiah, Mrs. ShaVonna Johnson (Principal), John and William.

Romulus Student Athletes Sign Scholarship Offers

Two Romulus Eagle football players signed collegiate scholarship offers on National Signing Day.

Running Back Terrell Huguley, and Left Tackle Quinton Barrow helped lead the Eagles to their fourth straight Michigan High School Athletic Association playoff appearance, and a Western Wayne Athletic Conference League Championship. Both will play in the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC). Huguley signed with Davenport University, while Barrow signed with Grand Valley State.

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