A unique partnership between Wayne County Community College District and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge will create a pipeline of next-generation conservationists and sustainability entrepreneurs to take root in southeast Michigan.
This partnership will provide new training space near the shores of the Humbug Marsh, including a 12,000 Gold LEED-certified visitor center with multipurpose spaces and classrooms, as well as a 740-foot school ship dock and fishing pier, a canoe and kayak launch, three wildlife observation decks, outdoor classroom spaces and more than three miles of hiking trails connected to more than 100 miles of greenway trails next year. (read more…)
The Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber of Commerce has named Ronald Hinrichs its president and executive director.
Hinrichs, who is set to start his new position Feb. 6, most recently served as the director of events and media relations for the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce. He succeeds Saundra Mull, who headed the Chamber for more than 15 years until her departure late last year. (read more…)
BY KATHY KANE
Last year, Trenton Rotary brought the “D Downriver” to Crystal Gardens to the “D” light of 500 partygoers. This year, on March 4, the club will be “Rockin’ the D Downriver” at 6 p.m. at Crystal Gardens in Southgate. With a fresh look at Detroit Rock, guests can expect some really “Cool Jams” again this year.
The affair includes a dinner buffet, dancing and an open bar, Detroit-themed auction items and plenty of interactive activities throughout the night to make attendees feel like they are in the heart of the city, right here in Southgate. (read more…)
BY PAT ANDREWS
This past month continued to be a busy one for John D. Dingell, the now retired representative from the 12th Congressional district. It was on one Saturday afternoon, back in the area he calls home, that he was about to be honored as a true hero, “a champion of conservation for our entire nation,” in the words of one of the speakers.
The purpose of the event was also to be a surprise. For if there is one thing that has not become apparent in the 59 years that Dingell served in Congress, the “naming thing” is not his style. Over the years he has accepted accolades graciously and two years ago when he decided not to run for another term in office, it seemed that every agency, municipality, community group and government leader wished to demonstrate their genuine appreciation. He was the consummate gentleman, but nevertheless, uncomfortable. (read more…)
Dr. Michael Doyle
We have many outstanding things happening at Trenton High School. We have a great staff, great kids and we are determined to get great results.
The mission I present to the staff is the need to inspire students. Our Mission statement reads: “Trenton Public Schools Educational Excellence: inspire students today for their successful tomorrow.” My vision and the vision for all at THS is to continuously improve Trenton High School.
We, at Trenton High School, are committed to continuous growth and improvement by creating a collaborative culture for learning. The high school accomplishes this through Professional Learning Communities. PLC’s are teams of teachers, and each teacher at THS is on two teams, one department and one cross-curriculum. The teams have time to meet to work on common assessment, review student data, increase rigor and relevance in the curriculum, and plan interventions to help struggling students. (read more…)