Monday, March 25, 2013
The Lake Fenton Community Schools Foundation will present the recognition May 18 at Spring Meadows Country Club.
The Lake Fenton Community Schools Foundation has selected former principal Jerry Kramer as this year's “Lifetime Achievement Award” honoree. Kramer will receive the recognition during a presentation at 6 p.m. May 18 at Spring Meadows Country Club, the Tri-County Times reports. The former Lake Fenton High School principal retired from the district in 2011 after 27 years of service as an administrator, teacher and coach. The then 61-year-old had been in education for 38 years. Tickets for the award ceremony are available at the Lake Fenton administrative office, the Tri-County Times reports.
Monday, January 28, 2013
A Winter Weather Advisory expired at 6 a.m. Monday, but area public and private schools are closed all day.
After a night of snow and freezing rain, the Lake Fenton Community Schools and Fenton Area Public Schools are closed for the day. As of 5:30 a.m., the following schools officially canceled classes due to wintry conditions: Nearby districts are also closed. Fenton Area Public Schools posted that all AGS Middle School athletic events are cancelled, while Fenton High School Basketball (all levels Freshman, JV and Varsity) are on as scheduled for tonight. A Winter Weather Advisory remained in effect until 6 a.m. Monday after several inches of snow fell overnight and then turned into freezing rain in areas. The transition to regular rain is expected to happen around sunrise, according to the National Weather Service. The NWS warned that travel …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Students are on holiday break; local and state government offices will close for New Year's.
The new year is approaching, and government offices will be closed for the holiday. Fenton City Hall will be closed on Jan. 1. For those who need to make payments to the city of Fenton, there is a drop box at the Fenton Police Department. In addition, the Fenton Township Office & Civic Community Center, 12060 Mantawauka Dr., will close for New Year’s on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. The office will be open for property tax collections only on Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The township’s regular office hours will begin again on Jan. 2. Fenton Area Public Schools begins classes again on Jan. 2, as does Lake Fenton Community Schools. The Michigan Secretary of State branch offices will close Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 for New Year’s. SUPER!Centers will be …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Awareness increased after tragic suicide of Josh Pacheco, 17, a junior at Linden High School, administrators say.
The key to stopping bullying is to have students report it to an adult, Fenton area school administrators say. After the suicide death of Josh Pacheco, a junior at Linden High School, superintendents discuss how their schools handle bullying. Linden Community Schools has added anti-bullying hot lines students can call or text, said Superintendent Ed Koledo. The students can remain anonymous when they report an incident. And the hot lines aren’t just for anti-bullying. They can also be used if students are worried about another student’s health or safety, or for reporting stealing, drugs, or another incident at school. The numbers are 810-373-2131 for the high school and 810-373-2458 for the middle school. Koledo said the hot lines have had…
Monday, December 10, 2012
Lake Fenton High School's Starfish Initiative holds its first public event.
A large group of walkers from the Fenton area and beyond braved cold temperatures Sunday to join Lake Fenton High School’s anti-bullying organization, The Starfish Initiative, in honoring the memory of Josh Pacheco, a bullying victim who committed suicide. The walkers started out at Andrew G. Schmidt Middle School, in the Fenton Area Public Schools district and hiked to Bush Park. Pacheco was 17 and a junior at Linden High School. He committed suicide on Nov. 27. His parents said bullying played a role in his death and said Pacheco was gay, which led to him being bullied both inside and outside of school, according to the Flint Journal. Lake Fenton High School senior Matt Wilson, who began The Starfish Initiative, said he was bullied as a …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Here's the scoop on when local schools and government offices will be closed this week.
City of Fenton offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Payments to the city can be made on this website and at the drop box at the Fenton Police Department. The Fenton Police Department will be open throughout the holiday. Fenton Township’s offices also will be closed on Thursday and Friday. In addition, Fenton Area Public Schools students will be on Thanksgiving break on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Wednesday will be a half day for students in Lake Fenton Community Schools. It will not be a late start day. Lake Fenton students will be on break Thursday and Friday.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
As usual, there was plenty of news in Fenton this week.
We provided you with an opportunity to take an “It Can Wait” pledge to not text and drive. Fenton Patch readers gave their reasons for not texting and driving. Fenton Patch had the scoop on the Lake Fenton Marching Band’s Command Performance on Saturday, at the home of raffle winner Orlin Knuth. We also had the scoop on a Fenton Township woman who experienced a frightening attempted break-in at her home on Moffett Drive in the early morning hours of Sept. 22. We let you know about how Linden residents could dispose of unused, unwanted prescriptions safely. Fenton Patch provided you with an opportunity to find out how much your neighbors have contributed to 2012 presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Also on Tuesday, we had …
Monday, September 24, 2012
Students march to Knuths' house for special performance; raffle proceeds will go toward their trip to participate in Disney World parade.
The rain held off on Saturday afternoon, so Orlin Knuth, of Fenton Township, was able to collect on his raffle prize at home. He and his wife, Gail Knuth, waited outside as neighbors came out to watch. Then the Lake Fenton Marching Band became visible, marching a short distance from the high school to the Knuths' house on Jennings Road. Family and friends settled in from their positions in the backyard, as the 136-member band lined up and began to play their 25-minute Command Performance show. Under the direction of teacher Ryan Gonder, the students, dressed in their marching band uniforms with the color guard behind them, got their audience's feet tapping with the Lake Fenton fight song, "Brown-Eyed Girl," "Sweet Caroline," Led Zepplin's…
Monday, September 17, 2012
Blue Devils are hosting a Homecoming 5K Run/Walk that's open to the public, on Oct. 13.
The Lake Fenton High School cross country teams pitched in over the summer, and now the school has its own cross country course for the first time. Coach Chris Sobczak said he and the runners spent at least 30 hours over the summer constructing the course after practice. They marked out the course, painted posts, dug holes, buried wooden 4 by 4s, and installed a gate. "It was a lot of work, but we knew we wanted to get it done," Sobczak said. "We stayed after for two, three or four hours and worked on it." All of the runners lent a hand, and students Skylor Smith, Mike Dailey and Becky Fernelius put in a lot of time and were there after every practice to help, he said. Funding was from donations and an account that was set up a couple of …
Sunday, September 9, 2012
There was a lot of news to interest Fenton area residents this week.
Here is a list of five interesting stories for the Fenton area this week. 1. A car bomb exploded in Holly, reported the Tri-County Times. 2. The presidential election process continues, as President Barack Obama accepted his party's nomination at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday, Grosse Pointe Patch reported Thursday. Speakers at the convention included former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm. 3. 11-year-old Connor Grabowski-Cracchiolo has been found in South Dakota after begin reported missing by his mother, the Hartland Patch reported on Friday. Connor's father, Mark Grabowski, of Hartland, a former Detroit Lions defensive lineman, has been taken into custody by the FBI and arrangements are being made to return Connor to his…