Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Third graders at Hedke Elementary School received a free book Wednesday from the Trenton Rotary Club.
Third graders at Hedke Elementary School sat on a large rug in the back of Anissa Kiah's class Wednesday, as Trenton High School Principal Michael Doyle read them a story. The Trenton Rotary Club purchased nearly 30 copies of a book written by a fellow Rotary International member and handed them out to the students. Doyle, also a member of the Trenton Rotary Club, read from a book called "Andy & Elmer's Apple Dumpling Adventure," written and illustrated by Andrew J. Shoup. Children listened quietly and intently as Doyle read through the entire book, stopping occassionaly to ask questions about the book's theme and subject matter. Doyle said the book was written to teach students about honesty and integrity. After he finished the book Doyle…
Friday, January 18, 2013
Trenton Public Schools kicked off a district-wide anti-bullying program called Black Out Bullying Week, which began Jan 14.
Students and staff members at Trenton Public Schools are wrapping up a week-long assault on bullying called Black Out Bullying. Students at Trenton High School, Arthurs Middle School and Hedke and Anderson elementary schools began learning about strategies and techniques of identifying and preventing bullying on Jan. 14. Under the guidance of the district's Anti-Bullying Committee--consisting of selected counselors, social workers and teachers--students were made aware of tragedies allegedly caused by bullying, according to Trenton High School Counselor Angela Siggia. "There have been instances where bullying was the root of the cause of self-harm, drug use, shootings, suicides, and deep hurt," Siggia said. Siggia said the district's goal…
Friday, December 21, 2012
The Trenton Baseball Association have invested over $50,000 into field renovations at various city baseball fields since 2005.
Trenton officials voted in favor of waiving the annual fee for 2013 of $3,000 for the Trenton Baseball Association Monday. Association President Rick Tanguay requested the fee be waived after citing several projects performed and paid for by the TBA dating back to 2005. Here are a list of projects paid for by the TBA and donations from various sources: 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.
Monday, November 26, 2012
Each year students at Hedke Elementary pick out gifts for friends, family and pets at a store located inside the school.
Stephanie O'Callaghan, secretary for the Hedke Parent Teachers Organization (PTO), looks forward to the holiday shopping season each year, but for reasons you might not guess. O'Callahan volunteers to help Hedke Elementary School students do their holiday shopping at a store located inside the school and shopping begins next week. You won't find any long lines with impatient customers at this store. The store at Hedke is designed to teach students about budgeting their money, and it allows them to purchase gifts for family, friends and pets. "They love buying things for their pets," O'Callahan said. Several parents volunteer each year to guide students through the store, help them make good decisions with their money and wrap the gifts …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Corrie Kettler is the corresponding secretary for the Hedke Elementary Parent Teacher Organization.
Corrie Kettler said one of the best parts of being a Parent Teacher Organization member is buying, "big ticket" items for students and teachers. Kettler, corresponding secretary for the Hedke Elementary PTO, performs several different tasks for the organization, but her favorite is using fund-raising dollars to buy large, expensive items that the Trenton Public School district could not afford to purchase. In the last year, through various forms of fund raising, Hedke PTO has paid to have playground equipment moved from Taylor Elementary to Hedke and purchased data projectors for Hedke classrooms. "The teachers are so appreciative and the kids get the new technology for learning," Kettler said. "Without the PTO we would not be able to do …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Trenton High School graduate J.J. Putz played catcher until ninth grade when coaches noticed he had a powerful throwing arm during freshman tryouts.
Smiles and excitement beamed toward one of Trenton's most famous former athletes as district and city officials watched J.J. Putz inspire children at Hedke Elementary Thursday morning-- the students enjoyed it too. Major League Baseball closing pitcher Putz, 35, graduated from Trenton High School in 1995 and went on to play baseball at the University of Michigan, until he was drafted by the Seattle Mariners. The Arizona Diamondbacks recently picked up Putz' contract option for the 2013 season for $6.5 million. Putz returned to Trenton to speak to students at Hedke and Anderson elementary schools about the keys to following their D-R-E-A-M's (Drug Free, Respect, Education, Attitude and Motivation). "If you can just touch a couple of those …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Pam Mace was selected president of the Hedke Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization after she attended her first meeting -- six years ago.
If your child goes to Hedke Elementary School, chances are you've seen Pam Mace. Whether you saw her at a book fair or walk-a-thon or a spelling bee or fifth grade party, Mace was likely there volunteering her free time to Hedke students. Mace, 43, is a stay-at-home-mom who is almost never at home. She is president of the Hedke Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) and volunteers and works part-time at Hedke during schools hours, after school hours, special events and assemblies. Mace became an active volunteer at Hedke after attending her first PTO meeting, after which she was selected to be president and has remained in the top spot for the last six years. She said she is very fortunate to a have a husband who makes enough money selling …
Sunday, September 30, 2012
The Hedke Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization raises funds throughout the school year to help pay for field trips and assemblies.
Over 500 students paraded around Hedke Elementary School Thursday afternoon for the 3rd annual walk-a-thon, where students raised over $12,000 for the school's Parent Teacher Organization. Students in grades kindergarten through fifth raised funds by finding friends, family members and teachers to sponsor their up to 45-minute walk around the school. The PTO purchased different color t-shirts for students in each grade to make the day more festive and to keep track of the students participating in the event. Teachers and aids wore tie-dye t-shirts and guided the students around the building, while leading them in song.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
There's a Zumba class tonight from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Hedke Elementary to support a local teacher battling cancer for the fourth time.
Sometimes something as seemingly insignificant as a wig can make all the difference in a person's life. A local group is continuing an effort to support a Trenton teacher who was recently diagnosed with cancer by holding a Zumba class from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Hedke Elementary gymnasium. Kym Livernois, a teacher at Anderson Elementary and lifelong Trenton resident, was recently diagnosed with cancer for the fourth time. A group of 17 women dubbed team LIVErnois has helped support her by holding fundraisers over the past three years. Tuesday's fundraiser was designed to help purchase an expensive wig, which will be an exact replica of the hair Livernois has now. She will use the wig as she begins chemotherapy treatments. There will…
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Trenton City Clerk Trish Gearhart moved three voting precincts out of Trenton elementary schools to ensure student safety on election day.
In an effort to ensure student safety, three precincts at Trenton elementary schools have been moved for the November election. Residents who voted at precinct 2 located at Anderson Elementary School now vote at the Westfield Activities Center and those who voted at Hedke Elementary School, precincts 4 and 5, now vote at the Kennedy Recreation Center. Trenton City Clerk Trish Gearhart said the precincts were moved to ensure the safety of students, among other reasons. "On election day anyone can go to the schools, not just Trenton voters," Gearhart said. "You’ve got strangers wandering around the schools on election day." Gearhart said she was approached by parents and at least one teacher who had complained about voting taking place …