Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Students were recognized for their overall academic and extracurricular achievements in high school.
Two Trenton and Grosse Ile high school students have been named to the 2013 "Brightest & Best" list of students in the Detroit Metro area. The students are Stephanie Galczyk of Trenton High School and Angela Halcisak of Grosse Ile High School. Each year, Channel 7 hosts a special event at WXYZ-TV and invites more than 250 honorees and their families to attend. The station teamed up with Gardner-White Furniture again this year to present the awards. This year, the honorees participated in a Twitter scavenger hunt on May 11.
College acceptance letters are in—tell Patch where you're headed next!
Calling all Trenton and Grosse Ile seniors and senior parents: What's next for you after graduation? Whether you're headed to college or starting a new job, tell us your plans in the comments below. You can upload a picture here, too. Just click "Upload Photos and Videos." Congratulations, Class of 2013!
Monday, May 6, 2013
Grosse Ile High School was the only Downriver high school to be ranked in the top 2,000 public high schools in America by Newsweek magazine.
Grosse Ile High School was listed as one of America's best high schools in 2013 by Newsweek magazine, according to The Daily Beast. The list, released Monday, ranked Grosse Ile High School 998 out of 2,000 public high schools in America. Grosse Ile High School was the only Downriver school to be named to the list. Eighty-two public high schools in Michigan were added to the list including University High School Academy (603) in Southfield and Community High School (633) in Ann Arbor. The top three highest-ranked Michigan schools were International Academy (30) in Bloomfield Hills, Troy High School (134) in Troy and Okemos High School (287) in Okemos. The best high school in America was Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science…
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Trenton High School graduate Larry Fratangelo has played with some of the biggest names in music including Kid Rock, Aretha Franklin, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Prince.
Fans of Kid Rock have an opportunity to see one of his two percussionists Saturday at Roosevelt High School in Wyandotte. Larry Fratangelo is prepping for a concert beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the high school and a summer tour with Kid Rock beginning in June. Tickets for the concert at the high school are $5. Tickets for the upcoming tour at DTE Energy Music Theatre are considerably more. Fratangelo, 60, of Clinton Township, grew up in Trenton. The Trenton High School graduate has played percussion for some of the biggest names in music including Aretha Franklin, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Prince. Before he takes the stage Fratangelo will be holding clinics for percussionists of all levels during the Downriver Day of Percussion along side…
Monday, April 29, 2013
District officials are expected to discuss the 2013-14 preliminary general fund budget and building repairs.
District officials are meeting at 5:30 p.m. April 29 to discuss the 2013-14 preliminary general fund budget. The proposed Trenton Public Schools budget for the 2013-14 school year shows a reduction in the fund balance. To balance the budget, officials recommended taking about $1.4 million out of the fund balance. Officials also are expected to discuss additional renovations and repairs that can be funded with remaining funds from the bond issue of 2008. For the latest Trenton and Grosse Ile news and information, "like" Trenton-Grosse Ile Patch on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and sign up for our daily newsletter.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Arthurs Middle School seventh grader Shelby Fox was selected to be a People to People Student Ambassador to Australia.
Arthurs Middle School seventh grader Shelby Fox was recently selected by the People to People Ambassador Programs to represent Trenton as a student ambassador to Australia. Cool right? There's just one problem. She doesn't have enough money to pay for the trip. Fox, 12, turned to a website called Peerbacker.com to help her raise $2,500 for her trip. So far, she hadn't had much support. In fact, she hadn't raised a single penny on the website by Monday evening. So far, Fox had received more than $4,000 towards her $6,500 goal from local businesses and other fund-raising efforts, according to her mother Tahnia Fox. "The kids are encouraged to do the fund-raising themselves as part of the program," Tahnia Fox said. "They want the kids to be …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Trenton and Woodhaven high schools submitted videos for a sing-off sponsored by Shore to Shore Community Federal Credit Union in Trenton.
Trenton and Woodhaven high schools were neck and neck Friday in a contest for vocal supremacy created by the Shore to Shore Community Federal Credit Union in Trenton. Woodhaven had a slight lead over Trenton after more than 900 votes were cast throughout April for videos submitted for Shore to Shore's annual Spring Sing-Off. Trenton had 460 votes and Woodhaven had 465 votes. At this point, it could go either way. Both schools received $500 each for their music programs from Shore to Shore for participating in the contest. Videos submitted from each school can be found on YouTube, the Shore to Shore website and in the photo section of this article. Voting takes place on the homepage of the Shore to Shore website. Voting closes May 1. In …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The 2nd annual Downriver Day of Percussion is set for May 4 at Roosevelt High School, 540 Eureka Road, in Wyandotte.
This year's Downriver Day of Percussion is expected to have a wealth of talented percussionists including one that's revving up to go on tour with legendary Detroit rocker Kid Rock for the fifth straight year. Percussionist Larry Fretangleo, 60, of Trenton, is signed up to hold master classes, demonstrations and clinics for area musicians looking to step up their game. From 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 4 percussionists can learn to play like the pros in all areas of percussion at Roosevelt High School in Wyandotte. Mark D'Angelo, director of instrumental music at Roosevelt, co-founded the event last year with fellow musician Mike Hejka, band director for Westland Public Schools. D'Angelo said the day-long event was created because …
Wayne County schools must actively participate in several green activities including recycling paper, plastic and electronics--to name a few.
The list of responsibilities for Wayne County schools to earn the Michigan Green School designation is a long one. The list of schools that have earned the designation is much shorter. Trenton High School is on that list. Schools in Wayne County must do all of these things and more to make the list: Lori Simmons spearheaded the effort with her environmentally conscious students at Trenton High School. "Throughout Trenton High School numerous requirements were met such as recycling, ecological learning opportunities, district wide energy conservation efforts," Simmons said. The state's Green School designation requires that schools participate in 10 "Green-sanctioned" activities throughout the school year, according to the release. Trenton …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The following information was supplied by the Trenton Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
A 12-year-old girl is safe after a couple approached her as she walked to her bus stop shortly before 8 a.m. Wednesday near the corner of Charlton Road and Lenox Street. The girl told police a man and a woman pulled up alongside her in a silver pickup truck. The male was driving the truck and the female was in the passenger seat, according to a Trenton police report. The female asked the girl if she needed a ride and the girl responded, "no." The truck then drove away, according to the same report. The girl said she had never seen seen the truck or the occupants prior to the incident. When she got to school the girl informed her teacher of the incident who instructed her to share the incident with Arthurs Middle School Assistant Principal …