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Rose Pioneer students honor veterans Print
Written by Amy Mayhew
Thursday, May 24 2012

Principal Michael Beattie

ROSE TOWNSHIP, Michigan – Red, white and blue illuminated the gymnasium of Rose Pioneer Elementary School on Thursday, as second grade students presented a Memorial Day Assembly to their fellow students, parents, grandparents, friends and veterans.

Huron Valley AMVETS Post 2006 presented the colors before the second graders led the audience in The Star Spangled Banner.

In preparing his opening remarks, Principal Michael Beattie said even he learned a few new things about Memorial Day.

Little students, big thinkers Print
Written by Amy Mayhew
Friday, March 05 2010

Dr. Meir Ben-Hur assists a stu...

HOLLY, Michigan – To Kristie Brown’s 5- and 6-year-old students at Rose Pioneer Elementary School, it was another fun exercise with dots, but in reality, the young students are getting a jump start on math and language skills.

It’s all part of a cognitive learning program set in motion last year by Dr. Noni Miller, superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, and her colleague, Kaye Thorsby, director of Instructional Services.

Partnering with Oakland Schools in 2008, Holly Area Schools became involved with the Feuerstein’s Instrument Enrichment (FIE) course offered by the International Renewal Institute (iRi) of Chicago. With the diligent guidance of Dr. Meir Ben-Hur, iRi’s lead trainer for Cognitive Pathways to Mathematics Achievement, Holly students are getting a dose of the cognitive training twice a week.

“Last year, the teachers became familiar with the philosophy and the instruments (exercises), but this is the first year we have tried to fully implement the program,” Miller said. “Our intent or hypothesis is to reduce the number of K-2 students that are being identified as requiring special services.”

Students rally to help Haiti Print
Written by Amy Mayhew
Tuesday, March 02 2010

ROSE TOWNSHIP, Michigan – The students of Rose Pioneer Elementary School rallied to the cause last week, raising $1090 for “Hope for Haiti Now,” a program belonging to CARE, one of the world’s largest  international humanitarian 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations dedicated to helping the people of Haiti after last month’s devastating earthquake.

Principal Michael Beattie said Student Council members embraced the service learning project to benefit the people of Haiti, holding a “Pennies for Hope” drive and a movie night to raise funds for the crisis.

Beattie said students raised nearly $1,000 in cash and coin donations alone, and added another $90 by hosting “Movie Night” at the school. Beattie said the classroom earning the most money was promised a special treat, courtesy of Family Council parent, Rita Bentley who initially approached Student Council with the idea.

While several classrooms raised over $100 in cash and coin collections, it was Teresa Cantarella’s fourth grade class winning the top prize with $164.67 in collected funds.

“Everyone did a great job,” Beattie said. “We are especially appreciative to Christine Widdis, Jennifer Faulkner and Aimee Highfield for their sponsorship of our Student Council, and to TCF Bank in Clarkston for counting all of the change free of charge, and waiving the fee on the cashier’s check to Hope for Haiti Now.”


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