Friday, May 24, 2013
The Eisenhower High School football team will play at Ford Field Aug. 31 as part of the Forgotten Harvest Football Classic.
Eisenhower will be one of eight high school football teams that will play on the field where the pros play in a fundraising game for Forgotten Harvest. The team is starting the 2013 football season by taking part in the Forgotten Harvest Football Classic at Ford Field. There will be four games played Aug. 31 which will showcase some of the top teams in the region while raising funds for Forgotten Harvest and the fight against hunger in Metro Detroit. “In one day of great football games, we hope to raise enough support to provide a total of one million meals to children in Metro Detroit,” said Russ Russell, chief development officer of Forgotten Harvest, in a release. “This is a tremendous commitment by the schools, players, families and …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Readers of Shelby-Utica Patch react to a proposal in the Michigan State House of Representatives that would eliminate the foreign language requirement for graduation.
Hoping to free up more options for students when it comes to high school electives, the House Education Committee approved two bills in Lansing on Tuesday that would eliminate the foreign language requirement for graduation. Currently the following languages are taught at high schools in Shelby Township and Utica: By eliminating the two-year foreign language requirement, the proposal hopes to give students not headed to college more vocational options in school, but the Michigan Department of Education opposes the bill, according to the Detroit News. "Students, regardless of post-secondary plans, will benefit tremendously with at least one additional language to be competitive in the global marketplace," spokesman Martin Ackley said in the…
Monday, May 6, 2013
All four Utica Community Schools high schools were named among the country's top high schools by Newsweek Magazine.
Utica Community Schools have four of the top high schools in the nation, according to rankings released by Newsweek Magazine. Eisenhower, Henry Ford II, Stevenson and Utica high schools were ranked among the top 2,000 high schools in the United States. Additionally, Eisenhower was the top high school in Macomb County. (Read the school district's reaction in its blog on Patch.) "We’re extremely pleased about the national recognition that has been received by all four of our comprehensive high schools in Utica Community Schools,” superintendent Dr. Christine Johns said in a release. “This national honor reflects the collaborative efforts of this entire community – the Board of Education, all UCS staff members, parents and our remarkable …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
The Utica Academy for International Studies and Eisenhower High School were named two of America's Most Challenging High Schools by the Washington Post.
Utica Community Schools has two of America's Most Challenging High Schools according to the Washington Post. The Utica Academy for International Studies and Eisenhower High School were recently named two of the most academically challenging high schools in America. "I commend the students and staff at the Utica Academy for International Studies and Eisenhower High School for their diligent focus on academics and preparing graduates to be career and college ready," said Superintendent Dr. Christine Johns, in a release. UAIS was ranked the state’s most challenging high school and 38th in the nation. Eisenhower High School was named the 24th most challenging high school in Michigan and the 1,639th in the nation. Additionally, the Utica …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Eisenhower High School was ranked 22nd in Michigan.
Eisenhower High School was the only Macomb County school to receive high marks in a Washington Post ranking of schools across the country. The Post's ranking of the nation's most challenging high schools evaluated schools on the number of high-level tests (such as Advanced Placement or International Baccalaurate) given to students each year. They were also scored based on how many students passed at least one college-level test. "I commend the students and staff at Eisenhower High School for their diligent focus on academics and preparing graduates to be career and college ready," said Superintendent Dr. Christine Johns. See the full rankings in the Washington Post.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Eisenhower High School's Espirit de Corps is one of 56 yearbooks across the nation to be named a Pacemaker Finalist by the National Scholastic Press Association. This is on top of four other state and national honors for the 2012 yearbook.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
The original three classes of Eisenhower High School are celebrating their 40th reunion together on July 20 in Shelby Township.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
If you were unable to catch one of the Shelby Township high school's shows, you can still hear the people sing on YouTube.
Eisenhower High School students brought audiences to tears and later to their feet with their breathtaking production of Les Misérables School Edition last weekend. Performed Feb. 28-March 2, the production enjoyed sold-out performances and introduced a new generation to the award-winning musical that has touched the hearts of millions around the world. If you weren't able to catch one of the high school's stunning performances, never fear, you can still hear the people sing on YouTube. Check out the clips above for a glimpse of the 2013 production.
Friday, March 1, 2013
Show times are at 7 p.m. through March 2 and 2 p.m. March 3 at the high school at 6500 25 Mile Road in Shelby Township. Tickets are $10 for reserved seats.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
The Eisenhower High School Varsity Dance Team won second place in the jazz category at the 2013 National Dance Team Championship in Florida.