Sunday, May 12, 2013
Runners brave cold for 8th annual Hometown Hustle in Rochester.
Runners braved frigid morning temperatures Saturday as more than 1,150 runners ran the eighth annual Hometown Hustle in Rochester, raising more than $22,000 for the Rochester Community Schools Foundation. Eric Lohr of Lake Orion, a track and field coach and teacher at Adams High School, paced all runners with a 16:39.7 finish. The 1,150-plus runners set a new record for the event, which drew more than 800 runners in 2012. Lohr, who teaches physics and wilderness survival at Adams, ran his first Hometown Hustle on Saturday and apparently wasn't bothered by the colder temperature. "I liked the cooler weather," he said. Lohr was joined in the 5K by several of his track and field athletes from Adams. Their finish could be a good sign for Lohr'…
RunMichigan.com has posted the entire results of the 2013 Hometown Hustle in Rochester on Saturday.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Race benefits Rochester Community Schools Foundation.
Friday, May 10, 2013
5K raises funds for Rochester Community Schools Foundation.
The Hometown Hustle is entering its eighth year in the Rochester community, taking off Saturday in downtown Rochester. The 5K race/walk event, which raises funds for the Rochester Community Schools Foundation, is expected to draw about 1,000 participants. “The funds raised through the Hometown Hustle are critical to continuing our mission of supporting academics, arts and athletics through student scholarships, mini-grants to educators and cultural and athletic programs,” Debra Hartman, director of the Rochester Community Schools Foundation and Rochester Community Schools district spokesperson, said. “The 2012 Hometown Hustle raised $22,000 and we are aiming for $25,000 this year. We enthusiastically invite all to participate in this …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Grizzlies to depart Summit League on July 1.
Oakland University will join the Horizon League beginning with the 2013-14 season, President Gary D. Russi announced Tuesday, according to a statement from university officials. The move will apply to all of the university's athletic teams beginning July 1. "Oakland University is pleased to be the newest member of the Horizon League," Russi said. "The universities in this conference are strong academically and they value the student-athlete experience. Oakland fits well with them and we look forward to being part of their tradition of excellence." Russi said the move makes sense academically and financially. More than half of the Horizon League student-athletes have grade point averages of 3.2 or better, and the league exceeds NCAA …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Ashley Jacobson among 5 finalists that could get a school visit from Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford.
A Van Hoosen Middle School student is among five Michigan students that have been selected as finalists for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan's "Make the Play for Healthy Habits" video contest. Ashley Jacobson of Oakland Township, a sixth-grader at Van Hoosen, submitted a homemade video on ways to make Michigan healthier. The winner will be decided by an online vote at A Healthier Michigan's Facebook page, and will be announced April 30. Voting runs through 11:59 p.m. on Friday. The winning student's school will receive a special assembly focused on healthy eating and exercise with a guest appearance by Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford. The student also will become a guest video blogger on aHealthierMichigan.org. “We have a …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Rankings released Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report are based on an evaluation of student performance, college preparation and other factors.
Rochester Adams High School was rated the 11th best public high school in Michigan in rankings released Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report. The school has a 22:1 student to teacher ratio, a higher-than-state-average percentage of seniors who took and passed AP exams, and above-state-average proficiency in math and reading, according to the U.S. News data. Rochester High School was rated 24th best in Michigan. Among Michigan's other top ranked schools, International Academy in Bloomfield Hills was rated first, Grosse Pointe South ranked fourth, Birmingham's Seaholm High School was rated fifth in the state and Troy High School ranked eighth. To calculate the ratings, U.S. News partnered with the D.C.-based American Institutes for Research …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Officials broke ground on the 500-bed facility on Tuesday.
A new housing development at Oakland University will serve to provide resident students with a "total campus community," according to university officials. The start to construction was marked on Tuesday with a ceremonial groundbreaking ceremony including university officials and on-campus residents. With a scheduled opening date of fall 2014, the $30 million center will hold 500 new beds as well as the OU Honors College. The building was designed by the firm Neumann Smith and will be constructed by Frank Rewold and Son.
Friday, April 12, 2013
Groundbreaking for $30 million facility will take place April 16.
Oakland University is set to break ground on a $30 million student residence hall that will accommodate more than 500 students beginning in the fall of 2014, according to school officials. The school has a groundbreaking event planned at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Citing a steady increase in both enrollment and housing needs, Oakland University says it has seen a 37 percent increase in rental agreements over the past four years. Amenities at the new housing facility will include access to a small cafe and space for student meetings and studying, according to officials. The building also will become the new home of OU's Honors College, officials indicated. The residence hall was approved in December by university officials. University Housing …
College acceptance letters are in—tell Patch where you're headed next!
Calling all Lake Orion and Oakland Township-based seniors and senior parents: What's next for you after graduation? Whether you're headed to college or starting a new job, tell us your plans in the comments below. You can upload a picture here, too. Just click "Upload Photos and Videos." Congratulations, Class of 2013!