The students and staff at Romulus Elementary School participated in a variety of activities during the month of October in honor of Anti-Bullying month. Their theme was “Be a Buddy, Not a Bully!
Students from Eastern Michigan University’s Bright Futures program at Romulus Middle School recently toured the Detroit Parade Company facilities in Detroit. Students were able to see the floats up close and personal, including some brand-new ones that will be revealed in the upcoming Thanksgiving Day Parade. As a follow up to the visit, the Parade Company has worked extensively with Eastern Michigan University’s College of Education to design lessons and classroom extensions that align with the Michigan Department of Education’s Core Curriculum framework.
In its 19th year the traditional Fall Parade continued at Halecreek Elementary. Parents and community members lined the streets taking pictures as the students and teachers walked by dressed in their favorite costumes. The Romulus Fire Department, who ensured a safe experience for all to enjoy, leads the parade.
Romulus High School students attended the first annual Construction Academy at Eastern Market on October 18th. Sachse Construction and Junior Achievement teamed up to encourage students to explore careers in construction trades. The one-day event featured training and demonstrations from subcontractors across the state. Students were exposed to different careers and were able to interact with professionals. This unique learning experience allowed students to gain a hands-on approach, which included anything from fiber optics to masonry.
The Romulus Middle School Volleyball Team attended the University of Michigan Volleyball Game vs. Wisconsin on October 15th. The game provided a beneficial college experience for our middle school girls. “The sold out crowd provided an amazing atmosphere, the band was playing, and the completion level was high,” said Romulus Middle School Volleyball Coach Kathleen Forrest. Wisconsin is ranked #1 in the nation and U of M was ranked #18. It was a close game that resulted in Wisconsin winning by 2 points in the 5th game.
Kristen Fuss the principal at Halecreek Elementary understands that the success of her students is partially determined by them having necessary resources. That is why State Representative Erica Geiss, along with AT&T Representatives Robert Jones and Gregory Clark stepped up to donate 50 backpacks filled with school supplies to her students. “Our students were so excited about receiving the new backpacks and supplies. It may seem small but it’s important for them to have writing utensils, paper, glue and tape.
On Friday, October 7, 2016 Wick Elementary hosted “Dinner with Dads” in an effort to get fathers and father-figures to participate in the school’s Watch DOGS (Dads Of Great Students) program. The Watch DOGS program is a school-based, father involvement initiative that works to support education and safety in the school. Watch DOGS include fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers, uncles, and other father figures who volunteer to serve at least one day per school year in a variety of school day activities.