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Flint Junior High School to remain closed for second day due to heat  MLive.com

Due to high temperatures, the Flint Junior High School will be closed Thursday, Aug. 22.



Flint Junior High School will be closed Wednesday due to high temperatures  MLive.com

Chairs are stacked in one of the many classrooms students will learn in at Flint Junior High School on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019 in Flint. The junior high school is ...



Parents call conditions at Flint schools 'deplorable'  MLive.com

Parents of children attending Flint Area Schools expressed concern over the condition of the school buildings and demanded actions from the district at a school ...



Principal welcomes parents and students to new Flint Junior High School  MLive.com

FLINT, MI – The new Flint Junior High School opened its doors to families and students Monday, August 5, 2019 to meet Principal Matthew Lane and ask ...



Flint school renovations weren't finished over summer as expected  MLive.com

Changes and renovations to Flint Junior High School and other buildings were not completed over summer as expected due to a shorter summer, according to ...



High school students leave Flint Northwestern for the final time  MLive.com

FLINT, MI -- Ja'Kelveon Jackson sat in the office at Northwestern High School on Wednesday. The graduate was picking up his diploma Wednesday, June 13, ...



Flint Northwestern High School closing after this school year  abc12.com

The Flint Board of Education is ordering Superintendent Bilal Tawwab to come up with a plan to close Northwestern High School at the end of the school year ...



The end: Final class of Flint Northwestern High School graduates receive diplomas  abc12.com

While the ceremony marked the end of an era for Flint Northwestern High School, it also marked the opening of a new chapter in the lives of the young ...



Flint Northwestern High to close, Scott Elementary reopening as middle school  MLive.com

FLINT, MI -- Board of Education members made the closure of Flint Northwestern High official Wednesday night along with other changes to come starting in the ...



Flint Northwestern remaining open for some students in the fall  MLive.com

Board of Education members voted Wednesday, May 23 to keep the West Carpenter Road building open for the district's Accelerated Learning Academy ...



New Flint Junior High will have laptops for all, new curriculum, 'looping' teachers  MLive.com

Flint Community Schools' first ever junior high school will open in August at the site of former Northwestern High School.



NEW: Alumni react to Northwestern High School, Southwestern Academy to consolidate athletic teams  abc12.com

FLINT (WJRT) - UPDATE: (04/20/17) - Two schools, both with rich histories, now combining into one team. Thursday, with those memories *fresh* in their minds, ...



Flint Northwestern savors final prom with future Southwestern classmates  MLive.com

LAKE ORION, MI - As Flint Northwestern High School and Southwestern Classical Academy set out for their last proms apart, the two were only divided by a ...



Kelly Fields: A Flint kid for Flint kids  Flintside

Remembering the teachers who invested in her, bought prom tickets, and paid for senior pictures—Kelly Fields' commitment (she says responsibility) is to give ...



Flint school board approves plan to begin Northwestern High School closure  nbc25news.com

FLINT, Mich. - The Flint Community School Board has voted to begin the process of closing Flint Northwestern High School at the end of this school year.



End of Flint Northwestern High School athletics leaves alumni dismayed  MLive.com

FLINT, MI – Attending Flint city games were like Christmas morning to a young Kelvin Torbert. The gyms were jam-packed, with standing-room only crowds.



Education Beat: Flint Schools ending Year One of three-year partnership; two hires debated; middle school locale still uncertain  East Village Magazine

By Harold C. Ford. (Note: The following article is about two recent meetings of the Flint Board of Education on May 8 and May 15. Subsequently, a “Special ...



Flint Community Schools announces new junior high campus  WNEM Saginaw

Flint Community Schools is opening a new junior high school.



Thousands expected for Flint Northwestern High School's 50th anniversary tailgater  MLive.com

FLINT, MI -- Thousands of alumni from Flint Northwestern High School are expected to celebrate the school's 50th anniversary with a weekend of partying, ...



Meet Flint’s last remaining high school basketball team  The Undefeated

This is Flint!” yelled coach Cory Hightower at halftime during a losing game in the nearby rural community of Davison, Michigan. “Why do you think they get so ...



Nearly 9 percent of Flint Northwestern water samples over federal limit for lead  MLive.com

FLINT, MI -- Nearly 9 percent of water samples taken at Flint Northwestern High School last month tested higher than the federal threshold of 15 parts per billion ...



Flint Northwestern High School students board yacht for prom 2015  MLive.com

ST. CLAIR SHORES, MI -- Family and friends lined up outside Flint Northwestern High School Friday, May 22, to greet students as they lined up for prom 2015.



Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s devices become part of Flint water investigation  New York Daily News

The investigation into the Flint water crisis expanded Monday as state-owned cell phones and devices for 65 current and former officials were seized, including ...



Man convicted of fatally shooting friend at Flint home  MLive.com

The incident took place around 11:45 p.m. July 27, 2017 when William Alton “Ray” Pernell, 54, and his girlfriend traveled to Lee's home on West Lorado Avenue ...



Boxes filled with turkey and other holiday food will be passed out to 2,000 Flint families  MLive.com

SodexoMAGIC, a charitable food foundation that's ventured with Earvin "Magic" Johnson, will provide 2000 Flint families with boxes filled with turkey and other ...



Two Flint high schools have graduation rate divide  MLive.com

"We are aware of the discrepancy," said Interim Superintendent Larry Watkins. "We're looking at what we can do to close the gap between the two schools."



Man sentenced to prison in 2017 Flint murder case  MLive.com

Ray Livingston Lee was sentenced Monday, July 22 by Genesee Circuit Court Judge Elizabeth A. Kelly to a minimum of 107 months to a maximum of 22.5 years ...



Flint Holds a Glittering Prom, Far From Flint  New York Times

For students at Flint Northwestern High School, this year's prom was a chance to set aside anxieties about Flint's three-year-old water crisis, its poverty and its ...



Flint Northwestern High School ROTC program wins award  The Flint Journal - MLive.com

FLINT, MI -- The Flint Junior Reserve Officer Training Corporation at Flint Northwestern High School received an award Wednesday along with a visit from the ...



Search Michigan schools to see how they compare in sending grads to college  Bridge Michigan

Use this database to search for your Michigan high school and see how it compares in sending graduates to college to others nearby and of similar economic ...



Flint schools get new look as district drops to one sports team  MLive.com

FLINT, MI - There's a new sheriff in town. Newly-hired Flint High School coach Chris Wilson let it be known Thursday evening. The former NFL player formally ...



Applications open for YouthQuest's summer enrichment program  MLive.com

Applications are now open for YouthQuest's summer enrichment program, which aims to keep students grades K-12 in a learning mindset throughout the ...



Flint high school teachers criticize deteriorating working conditions  World Socialist Web Site

Multiple educators reported that Southwestern Academy high school has held dozens of classes without teachers for months at a time over the course of the ...



Flint's Isaiah Oliver appointed to CMU Board of Trustees  MLive.com

Isaiah Oliver, Flint Community Foundation CEO, has been appointed to Central Michigan University's Board of Trustees on Wednesday, April 17.



Magic Johnson's 'Holiday Hope' among events happening today  abc12.com

The Magic Man is scheduled to comeback to town this weekend to deliver another assist to the community.



Flint schools plan to start next year with water jugs - not drinking fountains  MLive.com

"To our knowledge the FCS is still on bottled water," Brown said in an email to The Journal. "The FCS decides what type of water is provided to students."



The story behind how 10 teens helped Flint High become the home of Jaguars  MLive.com

Teens sacrifice summer to help Northwestern, Southwestern transition to home of Jaguars.



Donna K. Holmes of Reaching the World Ministries: Flint women of faith  Flintside

Editor's note: This is part of a series of Flintside articles highlighting women religious leaders in Flint. Donna K. (Gilbert) Holmes a native of Flint, Michigan.



All tests of filtered water in Flint schools below federal threshold for lead  MLive.com

As recently as this month, the school district said it was planning to ask "critical community and corporate partners" to supply buildings with water coolers -- at ...



Former Flint school principal named to 'America's Worst Bosses' list  MLive.com

eBossWatch ranked former Flint Northwestern Principal Fred White as the 39th worst boss in the country in 2013.



Flint schools settle teacher's sexual harassment lawsuit for $600,000  Mlive- flint

FLINT, MI -- Flint schools have agreed to a $600000 settlement in a sexual harassment lawsuit brought against a former district principal by a teacher, according ...



Flint Northwestern students learn about Flint River water testing, environmental careers  abc12.com

The day was made possible through a program called Flint Green, a national program that gets students out of the classroom to test bodies of water.



LEROY WASHINGTON, DAUGHTER CO-FOUND NATL. ANTI-BULLYING PROJECT TO CHANGE, SAVE LIVES  voiceofdetroit

Members of the Anti-Bully Crusader Project at Flint Northwestern High School. (Exec. Director Lauren Washington at center.) INTERVIEW WITH LEROY ...



Flint Northern students stunned with decision to close school  The Flint Journal - MLive.com

Flint Northern's 826 students will not return to the high school next year. The school will be turned into Northern Alternative Education Center part of a ...



2019 Academic State Champs honors Michigan schools where college is the norm  Bridge Michigan

Dearborn Public Schools has two early-college programs at Henry Ford College, helping the district's high schools snare Academic State Champs honors.



Miss Michigan calls out Flint water crisis at Miss America pageant  CNN

Instead of highlighting her achievements, one Miss America contestant introduced herself at Sunday's pageant by bringing attention to the water crisis facing her ...



6 candidates for Muskegon's next school superintendent revealed  MLive.com

MUSKEGON, MI – Candidates to be Muskegon Public Schools' new superintendent will be interviewed next week and include the current Whitehall ...



Faces of Flint: the story of a modern American city  The Guardian

Photographer Zackary Canepari arrived in Flint in 2012, before a scandal about tainted water brought the city to international attention. For six years he has ...



Changes in leadership coming for several Flint schools  MLive.com

Mychael Davis, 5, runs to hug her teacher before presenting at the Flint Board of Education meeting in a tutu on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 at Southwestern ...



Incoming Muskegon schools superintendent 'addicted' to West Michigan  MLive.com

Matt Cortez lives in the Bay City area and is from Detroit - now he's coming to the west side.



Northwestern basketball star DeAndre Upchurch charged with three others in connection to drive-by shooting  The Flint Journal - MLive.com

DeAndre Upchurch Flint Journal extras: See below for previous articles on this shooting. NOTE: This story has been updated from a previous version. FLINT ...



Meet the 3 finalists for Muskegon's superintendent job  MLive.com

MUSKEGON, MI – Three finalists, two from Muskegon County school districts, have been selected to return for interviews for Muskegon's superintendent position ...



Flint Community School district facing make-or-break challenge under state partnership agreement  East Village Magazine

By Jan Worth-Nelson and Harold C. Ford. Behind the scenes as Flint students and teachers go back to school this fall, a make-or-break drama is underway that ...



Gym teacher helps Beecher take Flint Northwestern to school  MLive.com

FLINT, MI – Mr. Williams, the physical education teacher, is how basketball players at Northwestern High School refer to Beecher's head basketball coach ...



Muskegon selects Bay City-area superintendent as next district leader  MLive.com

The board of education voted 5-0 on Monday, July 8, to hire Matthew Cortez as the district's next superintendent.



Watch President Obama's remarks to Flint residents  Michigan Radio

President Barack Obama addressed Flint community members at Northwestern High School at 4 P.M. Watch his remarks below: https://youtu.be/Txiiwe6Vho4.



School fight prompts Flint police intervention with shocking Facebook photos  MLive.com

Police called a meeting with parents of alleged members of "The Squad," after a large fight broke out at Northwestern High School earlier this month.



Darious Young goes for 35 points in final Flint Northwestern home basketball game  MLive.com

Northwestern takes on Flint Academy West in their unofficial final home game on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, in Flint. By Eric Woodyard | MLive.com on February 28 ...



New Flint Community School Superintendent Derrick Lopez is 'extraordinarily hopeful'  abc12.com

Flint Community Schools' Superintendent Derrick Lopez gets a warm welcome from the school board Wednesday night. He has signed a three- year contract, ...



Jody Allen's death shocks community; he's regarded as one of Flint's all-time greats in high school basketball  MLive.com

View full sizeDan Lippitt Flint Northwestern guard Jody Allen (13) glides through four Flint Central defenders to score in the second half of a high school ...



Building closures possible if Flint schools fail to meet partnership goals  MLive.com

Hundreds of students joined 11 professional wrestlers in the first-ever Anti-Bullying Extravaganza at Doyle/Ryder Elementary School on May 24, 2018 in Flint.



Hundreds attend vigil for 21-year-old mother shot and killed in Flint  MLive.com

FLINT, MI -- Shyteanna Thomas paused for a moment and stared as dozens of balloons filled the sky at dusk Sunday night over Max Brandon Park on Flint's ...



Genesee County area high school reunions  The Flint Journal

Genesee County area class reunions: DYE HIGH SCHOOL annual thunderbolt reunion Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 at the St George Orthodox Banquet Hall, 5191 ...



Detroit's Northwestern High School was a factory for producing gifted athletes  Detroit Metro Times

Today we received a hardcover copy of journalist, academic, and music lover Herb Boyd's new book, Black Detroit: A People's History of Self-Determination.



After Water Crisis, Flint Students to Be Screened for Disabilities  U.S. News & World Report

Every public school student in Flint, Michigan, will be eligible for disability screening in the wake of the city's water crisis, which beginning in 2014 is believed to ...



Read President Obama's Speech in Flint on Water Crisis  TIME

Here is a transcript of Barack Obama's speech in Flint, Michigan, on Wednesday about the city's water crisis.



Flint Community Schools places top administrators on leave  abc12.com

FLINT (WJRT) (3/13/2018) - The Flint Community Schools Board of Education has placed its three top administrators on leave, as the district accelerates a ...



Former Flint superintendent rated ineffective days before he's ousted  MLive.com

Tawwab was rated "ineffective" in his review for the 2016-17 school year, according to documents obtained by MLive-The Flint Journal in a Freedom of ...



Flint Northwestern girls basketball team disbands as future of school athletics in doubt  MLive.com

Flint Northwestern coaches watch a free throw midair in overtime on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 at Northwestern High School. Flint Northwestern defeated Flint ...



Alumni and parents protest changes to Northwestern High School  MLive.com

Over thirty alumni and parents gathered in front of Northwestern High School in Detroit, Tuesday afternoon, to protest the changes happening at the school.



All-time greats: After career at Michigan State, Kelvin Torbert settles down in Lansing area  MLive.com

He said he rarely ever goes anywhere with folks not asking him about basketball or reflecting on what he did during that time.



Lead Levels in Flint Water Drop, but Residents Still Can’t Drink It  The New York Times

The drinking water in Flint, Mich., is now in compliance with federal regulations on lead and copper *content*, officials said on Tuesday. But they cautioned that it ...



Linden High School ready for competition in Class A, Flint Northwestern and Flint Northern will still be tested in Class B  The Flint Journal - MLive.com

GENESEE COUNTY, MI – Linden High School will be making the jump to Class A in boys and girls basketball and volleyball for the 2012-2013 school year, ...



See how $33.4M in Flint water crisis grants, donations have been spent  MLive.com

A breakdown of the both grants from the Ruth Mott Foundation as well as donations to the Community Foundation of Greater Flint.



60 years after landmark court ruling four Flint schools 'intensely segregated'  The Flint Journal

FLINT, MI – Sixty years after the historic U.S. Supreme Court that struck down separate but equal schools, four Flint schools are considered "intensely ...



Environmental Racism in Flint Is Much Older Than the Water Crisis  Pacific Standard

After 26 years, the oldest pending civil rights complaint against the Environmental Protection Agency is finally over. A district court in California has found that the ...



Sources: Wildcats play last basketball game in Northwestern's gym  ABC 12 News

A bittersweet night for the crowd at Flint Northwestern High School Tuesday.



Life After Gold Rush: Boxer Claressa Shields graduates from Flint Northwestern, heads to college  Mlive- flint

Shields will attend Olivet College. Her next fight will happen Thursday, June 13 in Quebec, Canada against Ariane Fortin.



48 moments from Flint as students return for first day of school  MLive.com

As Scott Middle School reopens and the high schools combine to one school, Flint students are back in class.



Napoleon Petteway and Derik Johnson take over as varsity basketball coaches at Flint Northwestern during 'rebuilding' stage  MLive.com

Derik Johnson and Napoleon Petteway pose for a portrait on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at Flint Northwestern High School. Johnson will take over the girls ...



Flint basketball pioneer Linnell Jones-McKenney presents 25th annual 'School of Champions' camp  The Flint Journal

monarchs 10. Linnell Jones-McKenney motivates her teammates after the Flint Monarchs practice on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at Carman-Ainsworth High ...



In 2018, 35 more Michigan schools could face closure  Detroit Free Press

In addition to the 38 schools the state School Reform Office has identified for closure, 35 more could find themselves facing closure — or some other type of ...



Reminder: Vote for the Flint area's all-time greatest basketball player  MLive.com

Here is a photo gallery of some of the Flint area's greatest high school boys basketball players. Although many of the city's legendary players went on to reach ...



Michigan Towns' Drinking Water Contaminated with Man-made Chemicals  Newsweek

Updated | There are new drinking-water safety concerns in Michigan, where water in the cities of New Baltimore and Mount Clemens tested positive for two ...



Pastor from Flint, whose church was at center of water crisis, will speak in Lancaster County  LancasterOnline

The Rev. Faith Green Timmons has addressed congregations on Martin Luther King Jr. Day many times over the years.



Nestle bringing mobile hydration station to Flint events this summer  abc12.com

Nestle's commitment to help Flint recover from the water crisis is going step further with a mobile hydration station popping up at city events.



Ex-NFL receiver Mark Ingram Sr. may face more federal prison time for gun, pot  MLive.com

A former first-round NFL draft pick for the New York Giants could be headed back to federal prison after police found about 100 marijuana plants and a handgun ...



Against all odds, Flint teen perseveres for a better future  MLive.com

Betty Davis, 18, graduated from Flint Northwestern High School in June 2017. With her life ahead at a crossroads, she had to decide her next steps. Military ...



From Pittsburgh to Flint, the Dire Consequences of Giving Private Companies Responsibility for Ailing Public Water Systems  The Intercept

The lead crises in Flint and Pittsburgh have many unfortunate parallels. Residents of both cities unknowingly drank water with high levels of the potent ...



Flint launches new city-wide youth basketball league, open registration underway  abc12.com

FLINT (WJRT) - (12/19/17) - For the first time in more than 15 years, the city of Flint is launching a new city-wide youth basketball league. The goal is to provide ...



Claressa Shields cheered on in the Olympics by Flint Northwestern classmates who know her as 'down to earth'  The Flint Journal - MLive.com

FLINT, MI – Win, lose or draw today, Claressa Shields' life will be changed forever. But classmates at Flint Northwestern say the 17-year-old boxing phenom will ...



Inside a Broken Police Department in Flint, Michigan  The New Yorker

Charlie LeDuff on “Flint Town,” a documentary series about the police department in Flint, Michigan, that premières in March, on Netflix.



Middle school students assaulted with padlock at Flint school, adults join the fight  The Flint Journal - MLive.com

FLINT, MI -- Two middle school girls were attacked by a classmate wielding a padlock after school at Flint Northwestern High School Tuesday, Oct. 30.



Feds target Andre Rison's NFL retirement in child support case  MLive.com

Federal prosecutors are trying to collect money from former NFL Pro Bowler and Flint native Andre Rison as he slowly repays more than $300000 in child ...



Back to the future: Plan calls for revamping Flint with one high school  The Flint Journal

"My personal vision is for our district to have one. Based on the data, eventually we may be at a point where we only need one high school," said Interim ...



Flint man's path from prisoner to mentor inspires new documentary, comic book  Michigan Radio

From a youthful act that landed him in prison, to becoming a man whose life work is mentoring youth in Flint, Hubert Roberts offers a powerful lesson in.



Flint high schoolers start the new school year with a handshake  Michigan Radio

It's the first day of school in much of Michigan. Dozens of men stood in the rain at the entrance to Flint's Northwestern High School greeting students as.



Detroit Pistons donate sneakers to Flint Northwestern, Southwestern basketball teams  MLive.com

Flint Northwestern coach Napoleon Petteway strategizes with his players during a time-out in Garber's 62-44 win over Flint Northwestern at Frankenmuth High ...



Flint staff, students say good-bye to more than 200 years of history as four buildings close  The Flint Journal - MLive.com

A variety of emotions floated through the halls of four Flint schools Friday as students, staff and administrators said good-bye to the building for the last time.



Students at Troy High, Athens plan weeklong fundraising drives to help others  The Oakland Press

Students at Troy Athens and Troy High School are putting each other in “jail,” dressing up for spirit days, holding penny wars and more to raise money to help ...



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