Category Archives: Seaholm

International Academy Governing Body Violated State Law for Years, Consortium members React

Written by Asher Leukhardt January 17, 2019 BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICH.— According to the Michigan State University First Amendment Law Clinic, the Oakland County I.A. Joint Steering Committee (J.S.C.), the International Academy’s (I.A.) primary governance and oversight body, has repeatedly violated state open meetings law. Members of the 13-district consortium sending students and funding to the world-renowned public high school have

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District Battles Staff Shortage Risk and Forces Teachers’ Hands to Allow In-Person Instruction

To sufficiently staff an in-person option, as expected by the BPS community and Board of Education, administrators are requiring all secondary teachers to return in-person or sacrifice their employment over health or family concerns. With pandemic-related absences near-certain and substitutes scarce, trouble likely lies ahead. Read to learn more.

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Why We Need to Cross the Frontier of Student Voice

Written by Dr. Omar Hakim Most educators agree that our students are the heart of our profession. We work tirelessly to support students and encourage them to learn, grow, and participate in an evolving and complex democratic society. To reach that end, I believe that schools should be learning spaces where students can take active roles in shaping their learning

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Congresswoman Haley Stevens Inaugurated in Seaholm, Her Hometown School

Image is courtesy of Ispita K. Written by Ipsita K.   On the 27th of January, Michigan’s newest district 11 representative, Haley Stevens, was sworn in at her alma mater’s auditorium.   Stevens was elected to her position as representative in the November midterm elections, defeating Republican Lena Epstein by winning 52% of the vote.   Stevens notes that she originally ran for

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Extracurricular-Inflating: Epidemic highlights student lack of integrity

Written By: Claire Kowalec Applying to college is a stressful task. In the Birmingham area, a vast majority of high school graduates attend college immediately upon their completion of high school, as is the culture in our school district and among most of our families. Many of these students will apply to prestigious schools—including but not limited to the University of

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Seaholm Responds to Racism, Overt and Casual

  Image courtesy of Ipista K Written by Sophie Lajnef Recent events surrounding racist Instagram posts shared by an unknown student are alluding to a greater, underlying problem at Seaholm: how our lack of diversity results in insensitivity towards other cultures and races. On Monday, December 10, a Seaholm student was impersonated through a fake social media account, posting a

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Pervasive Polarization Spares None, Seaholm Included

Image courtesy of Wellcome Images December 21, 2018 The Editorial Board Racist, derogatory, abysmal and stereotyping language appeared on an Instagram story from an account construed as a Seaholm sophomore on Tuesday, December 11. They contained no images, but for most, the words were harsh enough. An individual behind the posts, who is likely a Seaholm student, wrote statements advocating

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Be Humble. Be Brave. Be the Foggy Forest: Seaholm’s Vaping Rate is Unwaveringly High Despite Curtailing Actions

After More Than a Year of Increased Efforts to Curtail Vaping, Seaholm Vapes Above National Rates Graphic by Valarie Sheer Friday, December 21, 2018 Written by Asher Leukhardt and Sarah Patterson  Since 2017, a sharp increase in vape usage by American teenagers prompted government agencies, news organizations, school administrators and parents to focus immensely on the prolific trend of teen

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