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Wednesday, 4/23/2014

FPS' City of Warren's Volunteers of the Year

We always say, "we have the best volunteers"!  At the City of Warren's Volunteer of the Year recognition night, Fitzgerald Public Schools was represented well. Our volunteers are, from left to right Jack Phillips from MP, Stacey Gorospe from WV, Kim Akins from Schofield, Carol Robinson from ECC, and Virginia Bauer from MP; unfortunately Paula Zuellig from Westview was unable to attend.  Thank you FPS volunteers; you make us proud!

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FPS Board of Education receives Awards

Michigan Association of School Boards has recognized the FPS' Board of Education for their exemplary commitment to effective service, team development, and continuous training and learning to become successful decision makers!  As a result of every member achieving the Award of Merit, the Fitzgeralds' board members earned the Standard of Excellence Award.  In addition, due to every member of the board having their Level One Certification, the board received the Honor Board Award. 

 

Along with the awards mentioned above, Mrs. Chevatewa, Ms. Smith, Mr. Brewer, Ms. Eseman-Dreyer, and Mr. Kutella achieved the Data Specialty Certificate; and Mr. Brewer also achieved the Award of Distinction.  Similar to the expectations they have for our FPS students, they too value life-long learning.


Kroger's I can Make History 2013

Congratulate our high school students for placing and receiving scholarship funds in the Kroger's 2013 - I Can Make History competition.  They are Kanye Carter, Avery Allen, Erin Beswick and Jony Ahmed.  Instructor Adam Busuttil help the students to success.


MSBOA District Solo & Ensemble Students

Many of our Fitzgerald High School and Chatterton Middle School Marching Band students competed and placed at the MSBOA State Solo & Ensemble.  They continue to make us proud!  As always, Directors Brian Roelandt and John Phillips help our students progress with their talents.


FPS' Annual Teachers of the Year

Congratulations to our FPS' 2013 Teachers of the Year.  They are Rebecca Akins from Fitzgerald High School, Susan Simpson from Westview Elementary, and Penny Gruel from Chatterton Middle School.  Susan Simpson was selected as the Macomb County Teacher of the Year.  Congratulations to each of our wonderful teachers!

Also in the photo is Superintendent VanSweden, Director of Curriculum Julie Lemond, Fitzgerald High School's Asst. Principal Kimberly Cerrini, and Chatterton Middle School's Asst. Principal Denye Griessel.


Volkswagen donates to FPS

The Fitzgerald Auto Shop was contacted by Volkswagen earlier in the year.  They asked for a "wish list" from us.  Of course, instructors Ralph Romain and Brad Pollum both said, "A new car would be nice."  Well, low and behold, a new car showed up at the Fitzgerald High School Auto/Tech Building on April 12, 2013.  Thank you Volkswagen.  Now our students will have the opportunity to learn the latest technology used on a new vehicle.


County Executive visits FPS

County Executive Mark Hackel spent time with our high school students.  He provided valuable information that will help guide their future decisions regarding school, government, and personal goals.

 


FHS: National Honor Society students help with the March of Dimes event


FPS' City of Warren's Volunteers of the Year

We always say, "we have the best volunteers"!  At the City of Warren's Volunteer of the Year recognition night, Fitzgerald Public Schools was represented well. Our volunteers are, from left to right Jack Phillips from MP, Stacey Gorospe from WV, Kim Akins from Schofield, Carol Robinson from ECC, and Virginia Bauer from MP; unfortunately Paula Zuellig from Westview was unable to attend.  Thank you FPS volunteers; you make us proud!


Kindergarten Round-up 2013

FPS' Fitzie the Frog was a fan favorite at the 2013 Kindergarten Round-up.


State Representative Switalski with FPS' China Tour 2014 Students and Families

State Representative Switalski played a role in assisting FPS' China Tour 2014 in the $10,000 donation from AT&T; thank you Jon!


CMS Students Place at the 5th Annual China Quiz Bowl

On Saturday, April 13th seven 8th grade students from Chatterton Middle School participated in the 5th Annual China Quiz Bowl. Students from all over the Metro-Detroit area competed in several rounds and the two teams from Chatterton placed 7th and 3rd overall in their division! Students were asked questions about the Chinese spoken and written language as well as geography facts. We are very proud of our students as hopefully this is the first of many trophies to bring home to
Fitzgerald Public Schools!


Schofield Students Receive Free Eye Exams and Glasses

Thanks to UAW's Community Care Program for providing over 200 extensive eye exams; and if qualified, glasses for our students from the SVS Vision Optical Center.  The event took place on December 10 and 17, 2012.


FHS/HFHS Celebrate with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

On November 19, 2012, the Fitzgerald High School in partnership with the Henry Ford Health System celebrated the renovations to the high school's health center with a ribbon cutting ceremony.  Those in attendance were Superintendent VanSweden, Dr. Barone, Chair of Pediatrics at HFHS, FPS Board Members, Senator Steven Bieda, Melissa Boothroyd, HFHS Nurse Practitioner, and Christie Wilkewitz, HFHS Practice Administrator.


FHS Marching Band receives a Performance Rating of 1st Division

On October 10, 2012, the FHS Marching Band received a Performance Rating of 1st Division at the MSBOA Marching Band Festival.  Students were recognized at the November 15, 2012 Board Meeting for their accomplishments.  Once again, the marching band students make us proud!


FPS Welcomes Chinese Delegates

This fall Fitzgerald Public Schools welcomed its first student delegation from Jiading District near Shanghai, China.  FPS students made the journey to China this past spring and seven students and three teachers were able to make the return visit.  In total, the delegation spent five days exploring the Detroit area and attended classes with student ambassadors from Chatterton Middle School and Fitzgerald High School.  Students from China were able to spend time with host families from the district and visited such places as Greenfield Village, the Detroit Zoo, and Frankenmuth.  Although this is the first visit from our sister school in China, we certainly hope it's not the last!


Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run is a program for girls in grades 3-8. The program educates and prepares girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. Throughout the program, we work on topics such as how to find a good balance between family, friends, school and self. We focus on how to eat a well-balanced meal, how to use exercising as a form of relaxation and a time for self-reflection, how to be grateful, how to stand up for ourselves, and how to manage stress effectively. We also talk about the fact that having a healthy, happy body image is important. This is done while preparing the girls to run the season ending 5k. This year, the 5k was at Oakland University.

The girls who were involved at Chatterton Middle School include: Raven Austin, Lindsey Crampton, Brianna Dockery, Mackinzie Finley, Toni Hofer, Destiny King, Paige Knapp, Ra’Nithia Mitchell, Taty’ana Rogers, Connie Schumborg, Destany Sears, Angela Shamoon, Kristina Shaw, Sullivan Valls, and Tiffany Watson.


Superintendent's Welcome Comments

Superintendent's Comments - ClickPodcast Introduction

Welcome to Fitzgerald Public Schools

HEALTH CARE ENROLLMENT @ FITZGERALD AUTO/TECH CENTER - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26 from 6-8:30pm - Learn about the Affordable Care Act, how to enroll, and get enrollment assistance from certified assisters! For more information: Health Care Enrollment - 3-26-14

For more information, regarding FPS Preschool Programs call 586.757.3343

FHS earns a place on MDE's Rewards List and all FPS schools made AYP!                                                         

CHINA STUDY TOUR 2012:  View Presentation