Monthly Archives: June 2013

From Seaholm Band to DYSO

Written by Molly Force and Sumer Ghazala Three Seaholm seniors have been asked to join a prestigious local music ensemble. Hailey Willet, Heather Shen, and Dylan Packard are improving their musical abilities by being members of the Dearborn Youth Symphony Orchestra, which is comprised of advanced musicians and includes an extensive repertoire. The musicians in the DYSO have master classes

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BPS’s Landscape Policy Protects People and Environment

   In a sea of gold and green, hundreds upon hundreds of dandelions spot the lawn surrounding Seaholm.    These yellow-flowered plants, their petals soon to be replaced by seeds, stand strong between blades of grass due to the Birmingham district’s landscaping policy. Across Birmingham schools, according to Assistant Manager of Operations for BPS, Matthew Hess, the administration avoids using

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Committing to Character Education

For years, the Birmingham Public School district has prided itself on its character education efforts.    There is even a tab on the Birmingham Public Schools web page designated to the districts character education accomplishments.    According to the website, character education is a “cornerstone” of Birmingham Public Schools.    But does a community of character really exist in the

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Seaholm Ranked 5th in State

   Last month Seaholm was recognized by US News and World Report as the fifth best school in the state of Michigan.    This ranking is primarily based off of the school’s Advanced Placement (AP) test scores, as well as graduation and attendance rate.    “It’s primarily ratio; AP, number of exams given, number of classes we offer and AP

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Sophomore Shatters School Record

She didn’t just break it, she shattered it.  At the Seaholm girl’s track league meet, sophomore Audrey Belf broke the Seaholm 1,600 meter record by over three seconds. Belf’s 4:56 time was enough to put her in the record books, replacing the previous holder Michelle Bues (4:59.7) from 1984.  Belf finished first in the race, helping to give the Maples

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Ranking Isn’t Everything

   Seaholm was recently named the fifth best high school in Michigan by the US News and World Report’s high school rankings, and a great deal of credit goes to the community, administration, students and, especially, teachers.    The school was ranked highly based on good ACT scores, which indicate a high rate of college readiness, high math and reading

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Finding Focus

   Senior Mark Johnson* never really got good grades.    After being tested for A.D.D. in the seventh grade, Johnson was immediately prescribed to Adderall, a psycho stimulant medication that contains amphetamine.    “I completely changed as a person,” Johnson said. “I went from being the class clown to just sitting there silently and trying to work. I’d even skip recess and

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