A May 29 open house is set at the school's Brighton campus. The Novi location is set to open in September.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
Did you have a great prom? Share your photos with Brighton Patch readers.
Choosing the perfect prom gown takes a lot of patience. Finding the perfect prom date takes a lot of courage. Getting the perfect prom hairdo takes a lot of trust. But once everything comes together, getting that perfect prom picture is a piece of cake! Brighton High School's prom was Saturday. Brighton Patch wants to see pictures of prom groups in all their gowns and glory from the big night! Upload pictures and videos from prom night here by clicking the button above that says "Upload Photos and Videos."
Friday, May 17, 2013
Calling all student newspapers, teachers and anyone with a passion for education. We want to see your ideas on Patch!
Patch is seeking student newspapers, teachers, parents and administrators to contribute to our Local Voices platform and help educate the masses on what going on in your schools. We would love for student newspapers to post their articles. If you love to photograph local graduations, school plays and concerts, you can showcase that passion as well in a Local Voices post. Part of the Patch mission is to strengthen communities and improve the lives of their residents, but we can't do it without you. Our Local Voices section allows members of the community—from cooking enthusiasts to local politicians and everyone in between—to interact and post directly to the site. These posts then appear on the homepage, in the daily newsletter and are …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Hornung Elementary Principal Susan Johnson, Maltby Assistant Principal Jeff Eisele and Brighton Community Education Director Anne Renne are the three staff reductions that will go into effect at the end of the school year.
The filling of three administrative staffing positions at Brighton Area Schools for the 2013-2014 school year were announced in Superintendent Greg Gray’s Friday letter to the community. On April 29, the Board of Education met to discuss the approval of the three staff reductions which were in accordance with the district's deficit elimination plan Replacing current Hornung Elementary principal, Susan Johnson, will be Jack Yates. According to Gray’s letter, Yates, the current grade 11 principal at Brighton High School, has been with Brighton Area Schools since he was 19-years-old and has extensive elementary principal experience. Gray will be assisting at the high school, filling in "the void," however, Gavin Johnson will remain the …
Friday, May 10, 2013
House Bills 4465-4466 were approved in Lansing on Tuesday and await a full House vote.
Two house bills that would eliminate the foreign language requirement for high school students were approved in Lansing on Tuesday in the House Education Committee. Currently, students must take a foreign language in grades 9-12 to graduate and in Brighton Area Schools, the addition of Zero Hour was implemented to help fulfill the requirement. "The purpose is to give students the chance to make up a lost credit, get a required class out of the way, or take a required class to allow more flexibility in the regular six hour schedule," according to a previous post regarding Zero Hour. Co-sponsored by State Reps. Cindy Denby, R-Handy Township, and Bill Rogers, R-Genoa Township, House Bills 4465-4466 would also modify required credits in …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Novi High School teacher and Brighton resident Katy Dinkelmann will be recognized during a ceremony Thursday in Waterford.
Oakland Schools will honor a Novi educator and Brighton resident Thursday during the 26th annual Outstanding Teacher of the Year Awards in Waterford. Novi High School teacher Katy Dinkelmann is among 58 nominees from 22 local school districts who will be recognized during National Teacher Appreciation Week for their contributions in the classroom. Outstanding Teacher of the Year Awards are given each year to teachers at the elementary, middle and high school levels who excel in the following areas. The 2013 winners are Berkley resident Angela Church, who teaches at Berkley High School; Clarkston resident Molly Brinker, who teaches at Addams Elementary in Royal Oak; and West Bloomfield resident Hadeel Azzo, who teaches at John Page Middle …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
National Teacher Appreciation Day means it’s a good day to stop and recognize our teachers for all their hard work and efforts.
It's National Teacher Appreciation Day, and in Brighton Schools, that means it’s a good day to stop and recognize our teachers for all their hard work and efforts. On the Brighton Patch Facebook page, several parents and community members took the time to mention just a few of the people in our school district who have had an impact on their child's life. "The entire district is fabulous," Amber Webber wrote. "I am so glad we moved here and that we got the opportunity to see how well this district works. Thank you." "I agree but if i had to pick one, so far it would be 1st grade teacher, Mrs. Johnson at Hilton," Laurie Marr Umlauf wrote. Do you have a teacher that you want to thank? Does one of your children’s teachers show up every day, …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Applications are available on the district website for the 2013-2014 school year.
The Brighton Area Schools will have openings to Schools of Choice Program for the 2013/2014 school year. There are unlimited openings in Kindergarten and grades 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, and 9 - 12. There are limited grade 5 (1 seat) and grade 6 (1 seat) openings. Schools of Choice applications can be obtained at Central Office at BECC, 125 South Church Street (M-F 8am 4:30pm). Applications are also available on the districts's web site www.brightonk12.com. Questions about the program may be directed to the superintendent's office at (810) 299-4040. Information provided in press release.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
As the temperature starts to rise, students are reminded to dress appropriately for school.
As temperatures climb this week, students need to remember to keep their wardrobes "cool" to avoid breaking public school dress codes. It might be a good time to review the dress code with your student (and avoid getting a phone call to bring a change of clothes. Here's what not to wear to Brighton public schools, according to the district's dress code: Brighton Area Schools
Saturday, April 27, 2013
With a "Hooray for Dr. Gray" sign displayed in front of the Brighton Administration building, the community says "thanks for staying."
Support and thanks for Brighton Area School's Superintendent Greg Gray's decision to remain in Brighton was represented with signs and balloons on Friday. The news came on Monday, a week after Gray announced he was a finalist for the superintendent position for the Portage Public School District. On Friday, community members had tied balloons to a light pole outside the Brighton Schools administration building and a large sign reading "Hooray for Dr. Gray, Thanks for Staying" stood outside the parking lot entrance. Support for Gray's decision to remain in Brighton was also seen on the Brighton Patch Facebook page on Monday night after news spread of his decision to not leave the district. "Thrilled," Gina Russell Henig wrote on the …