Hedke Elementary School has begun their adventure with acknowledging students who have shown exemplary behavior in the areas of safety, responsibility and respect.
As part of the Positive Behavior Intervention Support Program at Hedke, this program works to provide incentives to forming great character and leadership skills by providing a venue for practicing those skills with same age peers under adult supervision.
Fourth- and fifth-grade students were selected by their classroom teachers based on their behavior in these areas to be involved in working together cooperatively for their school community. (read more…)
The Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge along with the International Wildlife Refuge Alliance and DTE Energy of Southeast Michigan hosted the seventh annual Eagle Tour at the DTE Monroe Power plant on Jan. 28. This annual event has become so popular that a lottery takes place to give visitors a fair chance to win a spot. With more than 1,900 groups that applied, only 60 people were chosen to join the tour.
The popularity of viewing eagles is likely due to the fact that for many decades the Bald Eagle was an extremely rare sight in the lower 48 states. The Eagle has made an incredible comeback since the banning of DDT (a pesticide that was sprayed on crops and got into the food web of the bald eagle and other species) and the protection of critical habitat. (read more…)
Trenton Councilman Steven Rzeppa is the unanimous choice of the Michigan Democratic Party to serve as the new chairman of the 12th Congressional District.
Rzeppa, who became Trenton’s youngest council member ever with his election three years ago, was chosen for the post at the Michigan Democratic Party’s Spring Convention on Feb. 11.
He said he is excited to hit the ground running in his new role, and noted that it came as a surprise to him that he was being considered for it in the first place. (read more…)
Dr. Michael Doyle
Trenton High School was on full display on Monday, Feb. 6, for the entire community. What we did this year was open the high school up to all. Instead of doing the rather dry and traditional Open House in which parents follow their student’s schedule, attending each class for 10 -15 minutes while the teacher reviews the course syllabus, we thought we would try something different.
The Trenton High School staff got together and said, “What can we do to improve Open House? How can we get more people in the building? How can we spread the work about the excellent education one receives at Trenton High School?
We decided to open up all aspects of the high school. We had displays in the Career and Technical Education area, science wing, math wing, upstairs in English and social studies.
With the great work of our THS staff, we were able to welcome all the incoming ninth graders and their parents in the auditorium. (read more…)
U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-12th District) was named vice chair of the House Democratic Caucus Seniors Task Force by Reps. Doris Matsui (California) and Jan Schakowsky (Illinois), who are the co-chairs. As vice chair, Dingell will join the co-chairs in a mission of improving and protecting the financial security, quality of life, and health and well-being of America’s seniors.
In addition to Dingell, Reps. Lucille Roybal-Allard (California), Joyce Beatty (Ohio), Michelle Lujan Grisham (New Mexico), and Charlie Crist (Florida) will serve as vice chairs for the 115th Congress.
“It is an honor to join Reps. Schakowsky and Matsui and my colleagues as a vice chair of the Seniors Task Force” said Dingell. “Ensuring our seniors can maintain a high quality of life for the longest time possible and live with dignity, security and independence should be among the top priorities of the Congress. I look forward to working with my colleagues to ensure these goals remain at the forefront of public discourse, and will fight every day to protect the promise of Medicare, Social Security and affordable quality health care our seniors deserve.” (read more…)