Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Upload your back to school photos to the Royal Oak Patch photo gallery.
The pencils and notebooks are bought, backpacks are filled and first day of school outfits are picked out... which means another academic year is already beginning. With Royal Oak schools heading back into session today, we want to help make your first day moments last longer. Share your photos with the Patch community by uploading them to this article. Simply click on the "Upload Photos and Videos" button to get started. Royal Oak Patch will have a photographer out today so we'll also be capturing some of the excitement of the first day hustle and bustle. Let the school year begin! Editor's note: We've started the photo gallery with pictures of the first day of school in 2011. We hope we see many more photos this year! Thank you for …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Superintendent Shawn Lewis-Lakin suggests students begin the new school year with “new year” resolutions for success.
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Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Happy New Year! No, I am not confused, just excited about the start of the new school year, which begins for students on Tuesday, Sept. 4. As students begin this new school year, let me suggest the following as “new year” resolutions for student success: I am looking forward to a great new school year! I look forward to seeing you Sept. 4 at school!
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Free and reduced meals are an option for ow-income families in the oyal Oak School District.
The enrollment period for free and reduced school lunch and breakfast programs has begun in the Royal Oak School District. Low-income families can now contact the District Food Service Director 248-435-8500, Ext. 1123, or principals to submit an application for free and reduced meals. As family eligibility can change during the year, parents should be aware that applications for free and reduced meals can be submitted at anytime throughout the school year. It should be emphasized that information provided in the application is strictly confidential. The District believes that nutritious meals are an important part of a student’s day. And as a result, hot and cold breakfast and a full service lunch are available each school day at all …
Are you a proud Raven or Knight? Show your school pride in our 'High School Spirit' photo hunt.
We are looking for photos (and/or videos) of our local high schools. We'd like to make sure each of our schools is well documented in pictures and video and we need your help. If you have a photo or video of Royal Oak High School or Shrine Catholic High School (past or present) and would like to add it to our photo gallery, just click on the "Upload Photos and Videos" button. The photos can be of the building, the grounds, events, athletics -- whatever you like. Next Saturday, we'll select one photo the photos as our Royal Oak Patch Facebook page cover photo. That photo will be of whichever school has the most photos uploaded by the end of the week. So, are you ready to show your school spirit? Let us see what your favorite school looks …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Mark down these key dates for Royal Oak Schools or, better yet, print them out and keep them handy.
The final school calendar went out this morning. Mark down these key dates for Royal Oak Schools in 2012-2013. Aug. 29-30: Professional Development /Prep Day for Staff – No School for Students Sept. 4: First Full Day of School for Students Sept. 19: ROHS and ROMS Late Start for Students Sept. 27: Early Release for Elementary Students Nov. 6: Professional Development Day (Election Day)– No School for Students Nov. 9: Records Day for Elementary – Early Release for Elementary Students Nov. 21: Half Day for All Students and Staff Nov. 22-23: Thanksgiving Holiday Recess Nov. 26: School Resumes Dec. 5: ROHS and ROMS Late Start for Students Dec. 24-Jan. 2: Holiday Recess Jan. 3: School Resumes Jan. 9: ROHS and ROMS Late Start for Students Jan. 21…
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Royal Oak students are expected to treat others with civility and respect.
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Wednesday, August 15, 2012
It is the policy of the District to provide a safe and nurturing educational environment for all of its students. This policy protects all students from bullying/aggressive behavior regardless of the subject matter or motivation for such impermissible behavior. Bullying or other aggressive behavior toward a student, whether by other students, staff, or third parties, including Board members, parents, guests, contractors, vendors, and volunteers, is strictly prohibited. This prohibition includes written, physical, verbal, and psychological abuse, including hazing, gestures, comments, threats, or actions to a student, which cause or threaten to cause bodily harm, reasonable fear for personal safety or personal degradation. Demonstration of…
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Because Adequate Yearly Progress now has more stringent requirements for a school district to pass, Royal Oak failed to meet the mark, even though a majority of its schools did.
Today the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) released its school report cards, which includes the list of schools meeting state standards through Adequate Yearly Progress. And among the schools that need improvement are Royal Oak Middle School and Addams Elementary in Royal Oak. Both are listed as "focus schools" - a new designation from the state - meaning they have large achievement gaps between the top 30 percent of students and the bottom 30 percent. While most schools in the district passed AYP, the Royal Oak School District as a whole did not, failing to meet standards in math and reading, according to the MDE. It is among a surprising list of southeast Michigan school districts that have gone from a passing AYP designation a …
Huntington Backpack Index says parents will pay as much as 6 percent more for supplies for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade this year.
Back-to-school costs for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade are expected to increase by as much as 6 percent this year, according to the 2012 Huntington Backpack Index released Wednesday by Huntington Bank. The annual survey cited small hikes in the cost of common supplies, as well as significant instrument rental fee increases, as factors in the added burden on family budgets. The findings include the following: The index is based on school supply lists collected in the six states where Huntington Bank operates – Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana, West Virginia and Kentucky – and the cost of those supplies at major online retailers such as Staples and OfficeMax. A substantial increase in typical musical instrument rental …
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Many in southeast Royal Oak say they had to prepare Monday before the sun went down. New principal and staff help get kids settled.
The first day of school can be rough enough, but when new principal Gary van Staveren greeted students and parents in the hallways of Oakland Elementary School this morning, he found that for many who lost power over the weekend it had been a tough few days. Until midday Monday, Oakland was without power, too. Saturday’s high winds and rains toppled trees and brought down power wires in the southeast corner of Royal Oak where the school is located. Amanda Rogers has four children. Her son, Jayden, started kindergarten at Oakland this morning, and their preparations began Monday. “It was tough, but I got everything ready yesterday,” she said. Rogers is one of 1,500 DTE customers who have been without power since 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Rogers …
It's the first day of school in Royal Oak. Help document the day with photos and share them with your neighbors on Patch!
Good-bye, summer. Hello, school lunches, homework and alarm clocks. Today begins 9 1/2 months of learning for Royal Oak Neighborhood Schools students. For the past month, we've been giving out tips, tricks and need-to-know information, all gathered together in our Back to School guide. What better way is there to document the first day of school than to take a photograph of your kindergartner or high school senior?
By also sharing it on Patch, of course.
So whether you've snapped a photo of your child at home or in front of the school, Patch wants you to share your first-day-of-school photos here.
You can upload your photos directly to this story or email them to Judy.Davids@patch.com.