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Thursday, May 16, 2013
Saturday, January 26, 2013
The Detroit Tigers mascot gets sent to the office at Royal Oak Middle School.
Students weren't the only ones having a good time at the Strike Out Bullying event Thursday — Paws, the Detroit Tigers mascot, had a little fun fooling around in the front office at Royal Oak Middle School. Paws and his baseball buddies, Prince Fielder and Phil Coke, stopped at the middle school as part of the Detroit Tigers Winter Caravan. Fielder and Coke teamed up to deliver an anti-bullying strategy. Do you have photos of Royal Oak to share? Upload them to the Royal Oak Patch Pics & Clips gallery and we could feature them on Patch!
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
School improvement efforts produce results.
Royal Oak Middle School (ROMS) students are making great progress in mathematics learning according to ACT Explore test results. The Explore Math composite score for 8th Grade ROMS students rose one full point this year, from an average score of 15.6 to 16.6. This is the largest year to year increase in any subject area in the school’s recent history. Nationally, the average math composite score for 8th grade students is 15.5. Not only did the overall scores at ROMS increase, but also the gap between subgroups in the building was reduced by over 50%. This is important as it indicates that all students are being positively impacted by improvement efforts. “We are pleased with these results,” said Superintendent of Schools Shawn Lewis-…
Monday, October 29, 2012
There's a lot going on in Royal Oak this week. What do you have planned?
It's a busy week in Royal Oak, as usual. Here are five things you should know as you go about your week:
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Students, teachers, parents, friends and family gathered at a Royal Oak Middle School football game to remember the lives of Jordan and Ashley Siegel.
Tears and laughs were shared Wednesday afternoon as students, teachers, friends and family gathered at a Bulldogs football game at Royal Oak Middle School to participate in a balloon release to honor the lives of Jordan, 14, and Ashley, 11, Siegel. The Siegel children were tragically killed in a crash along southbound U.S. 23 in Pittsfield Township on June 22. Christie Siegel, the children's mother, cheered on the Bulldogs from the stands wearing Jordan's No. 10 practice jersey. Jordan was the Bulldogs' quarterback the last two years. Last week, the ROMS student council sold memorial cards as a fundraiser for the Jordan and Ashley Siegel Scholarship Fund. The memorial cards were an opportunity to write a note to the Siegel family. For each…
Sunday, September 23, 2012
The Royal Oak Middle School Student Council plans a memorial in honor of Jordan and Ashley Siegel who died in a June car accident.
A balloon release for the Royal Oak siblings killed in a rollover crash in June is planned for October. In memory of Jordan and Ashley Siegel, the Royal Oak Middle School Student Council will be doing a balloon release at the Bulldog football game on Oct. 3. This week, the student council will be selling memorial cards as a fundraiser for the Jordan and Ashley Siegel Scholarship Fund. Students, parents, friends, and staff can write a note to the family of Siegel children on the cards. For every memorial card sold for at least $1, one biodegradable balloon will be released at the football game at halftime. Jordan, 14, and his sister, Ashley, 11, were killed on June 22 when the SUV driven by their stepmother, Dawn Siegel, rolled several …
Monday, June 11, 2012
Here's what's happening in Royal Oak this week.
There's always a lot going on in Royal Oak. Here are some highlights this week:
Friday, April 27, 2012
Did you miss the State of the Schools address on Thursday? The superintendent's presentation is available online.
If you missed Superintendent Shawn Lewis-Lakin's State of the Schools address on Thursday at Royal Oak Middle School, you can view the contents of his PowerPoint presentation online in the PDF file attached to this article. In his address, the superintendent discussed the district's MEAP scores, Michigan Merit Examination (MME) scores, high school AP test scores, and initiatives to improve student learning and collaborate with the City of Royal Oak and Oakland Schools. When viewed through student learning data, Royal Oak Schools are doing well, according to the superintendent, who said: Lewis-Lakin presented multiple graphs to show how the district is doing financially. Budgets, audits, contracts – even monthly check registers – are posted…
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Shawn Lewis-Lakin is expected to talk about Royal Oak Schools' mission and accomplishments over the past year.
Superintendent Shawn Lewis-Lakin will reflect on the past year and share what's in store for Royal Oak Schools this coming year at the first State of the Schools address tonight. Lewis‐Lakin will present an overview of Royal Oak Schools and provide answers to critical questions, such as: "I am looking forward to this opportunity to celebrate our successes, discuss our challenges, and explore with community members how we can work together to truly be a community of excellence," Lewis-Lakin said. Where: Royal Oak Middle School’s Gathering Place When: Thursday at 7 p.m.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Things are going swimmingly for a group of record-breaking Royal Oak Middle School students.
Royal Oak Middle School students have a lot to be proud of. The Bulldogs co-ed swim team has broken all the school relay records and is undefeated for the fourth year in a row – and, according to eighth-grader Tyler Helmle, it has the best pool in the area and the best coaches, too. This year, the Bulldogs have outswam Ferndale (twice), Country Day (twice), Berkley, West Bloomfield and Clawson. In January alone, school records have been set in the 200-yard medley relay, 50-yard butterfly and 200-yard freestyle relay. “The kids think more about breaking records than being undefeated,” said Julie Breen, whose son Chris has been on two record-breaking relay teams. “They are getting used to being undefeated.” Breen said her son is very …