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News Harrison High School in Farmington Hills closing down after 49 years 7:41 AM, Jun  WXYZ Detroit

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (WXYZ) — Today is the last day of school at Harrison High School in Farmington Hills – and the last time classes will be in session.

Construction on new recreation center at Harrison High to begin in fall  The Oakland Press

The city of Farmington Hills now owns the former Harrison High School building and grounds and is forging ahead with plans to turn it into a $20 million ...

Farmington school officials prepare to redistribute Harrison students after it closes  The Oakland Press

Farmington Hills Harrison High School students will be given a choice about whether they transfer to North Farmington or Farmington High School when ...

Farmington Schools says goodbye to Harrison May 31-June 1  Farmington Voice

A weekend of activities planned May 31-June 1 will mark the closure of Harrison High School in Farmington Hills. The 49-year-old building and grounds on 12 ...

Farmington Hills Harrison High to host book sale  The Oakland Press

Harrison High School will host a final book sale from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, June 8.

Harrison principal steps down, Wood Creek principal to take over for rest of year

Chris O'Brien, the current principal at Wood Creek Elementary School, will serve as principal at the high school until it closes in June.

Once a Hawk, always a Hawk

All good things come to an end. Before Harrison has its last day, staff, alumni and students talk about how the school has impacted them.

O'Brien to take over as principal at Harrison High after Anderson steps down  The Oakland Press

Some Farmington Public Schools administrators will be shuffled around for the remainder of this school year after the district announced that Jim Anderson, ...

Harrison High principal resigns, new leader steps in Feb. 25  Farmington Voice

After more than three years as Harrison High School's principal, Dr. James Anderson, has resigned, citing personal reasons. Farmington Public Schools (FPS) ...

Plans progressing for recreation center at Harrison High School in Farmington Hills  The Oakland Press

The city of Farmington Hills' plan to convert Harrison High School into a recreation center is coming along, with an opening expected in late 2020 or early 2021.

Harrison High administrator says cheerleaders look like strippers; racial tensions raised  The Oakland Press

Farmington school officials are conducting an investigation after an assistant principal at Harrison High School admitted saying the cheerleaders looked like ...

Farmington School Board votes to sell Harrison  WXYZ Detroit

A well-known high school in Farmington Hills that is expected to close has been sold to the city. The school board voted Tuesday night to sell Harrison High ...

Final curtain: Staff prepares for emotional last year at Harrison High

When Harrison High School Principal Jim Anderson welcomed the school's staff back to work this week, he knew it was the beginning of a tough final year for the ...

Farmington school board sells Harrison High to city for use as community center  The Oakland Press

The Farmington Public Schools Board of Education voted Tuesday, March 26, to sell the Harrison High School building to the city of Farmington Hills for ...

City of Farmington Hills has plans for Harrison High School  Farmington Voice

Farmington Hills city officials are expected to present plans next month to repurpose Harrison High School as a community center. Declining enrollment and tight ...

NFL QB Drew Stanton: 'It just doesn't seem fair' that Harrison is closing  Detroit Free Press

Former Farmington Hills Harrison quarterback Drew Stanton reflects on his time at Harrison, and his thoughts on his alma mater closing.

Inside the wild overtime touchdown that saved Harrison football  USA TODAY High School Sports

In what could have been the final Harrison High School football game ever, a botched overtime field goal turned into a game-winning TD.

Farmington votes to close Harrison High  Detroit Free Press

Describing her vote to close Harrison High School as “a pierce in my heart,” Farmington school board Vice President Sheilah Clay joined five other board ...

Farmington Hills Harrison seniors determined to go out on high note  Detroit Free Press

As Farmington Hills Harrison prepares for its final season, coach John Herrington, and the seniors, know all eyes are on them.

Farmington school board president resigns; controversy over remark about strippers continues  The Oakland Press

The Farmington Public Schools Board of Education president has resigned amid a controversy over a Harrison High School administrator's public remark that ...

Farmington Hills Harrison: Mill Coleman provided plenty thrills in 80s  Detroit Free Press

Perhaps the best player in Farmington Hills Harrison football's history was Mill (The Thrill) Coleman.

Once a Hawk, Always a Hawk: Harrison High preps for closing  Farmington Voice

The Harrison High community has planned a number of events and activities to commemorate the school's legacy during its final year. The 49-year-old building ...

Why Farmington Hills Harrison football's underclassmen didn't leave  Detroit Free Press

Forget what Max Martin's official transcript says, in his mind he is not a junior. Yes, this is his third year in high school and no, he hasn't accumulated a bunch of ...

Mother outraged after Michigan school administrator calls cheerleaders 'strippers'  ABC Action News

A mother is speaking out and speaking up after a Michigan high school administrator called cheerleaders "strippers."

Harrison administrator reassigned following investigation of inappropriate remark

Former Harrison High School Assistant Principal Angela Leach was reinstated to duty Friday following the completion of an investigation by the Farmington ...

Divided Farmington school board selects Herrera as next superintendent  The Oakland Press

The Farmington Public Schools Board of Education voted 4-3 late Wednesday to offer the superintendent's position to Robert Herrera, chief executive officer of ...

Theater, water slide and more in plan to repurpose Harrison High  Farmington Voice

In the race to attract new residents, the City of Farmington Hills hopes to take a giant step forward with the repurposing of Harrison High School as a community ...

Farmington Harrison assistant principal suspended over comments regarding cheerleaders  WDIV ClickOnDetroit

An assistant principal at Farmington Harrison High School said that the cheer squad's routine during a pep rally was inappropriate and made a comment that the ...

Farmington Hills siblings both earn perfect ACT score  The Oakland Press

Harrison High School senior Ahmed Khan and his sister, junior Hafsa Sameen Sultana, both earned perfect scores on the ACT.

Mother outraged after school administrator calls cheerleaders 'strippers'  WXYZ Detroit

A mother is speaking out and speaking up after a high school administrator called cheerleaders at Harrison High School strippers.

Harrison parents, students speak out about 'stripper' comment  Farmington Voice

Harrison High parent Doreen Griffin's daughter, Michaela, came home from school on September 24 depressed and sad. The 11th grade cheerleader's mother ...

NFL QB Drew Stanton: 'It just doesn't seem fair' that Harrison HS is closing  USA TODAY High School Sports

This could be the final time Harrison High School (Mich.) plays on the field that made QB Drew Stanton a legendary figure in state history.

Farmington Public Schools coach named Michigan High School Coach of the Year  The Oakland Press

Harrison High School's Dennis Hermani was selected as Michigan High School Athletic Coaches Association Coach of the Year.Hermani was honored at the ...

Farmington Schools parent: Cheerleader incident 'broke the camel's back'  Farmington Voice

For an hour on Tuesday, Farmington Public Schools trustees listened to public comment stemming from an inappropriate comment made in late September by a ...

New Farmington Hills community center to open in 2020  Farmington Voice

If all goes well, Farmington Hills Special Services staff will start moving into a new community center in Spring of 2020. That's about how long it will take to ...

Farmington wants a chance to buy Maxfield Training Center  Farmington Voice

In a move that surprised trustees, Farmington city officials on Tuesday asked Farmington Public Schools (FPS) for a chance to purchase the long-vacant Maxfield ...

Documentary in works for final season of iconic Michigan high school football team

The iconic Farmington Hills Harrison football program will have a film crew following is entire season ahead of the school's closing this spring.

Farmington Hills house destroyed in fire | Local News  The Oakland Press

A fire destroyed a Farmington Hills house and its contents last week.

Former Farmington Schools trustee: Colleagues attempted 'palace coup'  Farmington Voice

Former Farmington Public Schools trustee Jim Stark says his surprise resignation on Tuesday came after two of his colleagues attempted a “palace coup” to ...

Harrison High student earns perfect ACT score  Farmington Voice

Anushka Jain, daughter of Vinay and Julie Jain and a junior at Harrison High School, is among a fraction of U.S. students to earn the highest possible ACT ...

Harrison High School Athlete Wins State Title

Farmington-Farmington Hills, MI - Laticia Sims shatters a school record and brings a state championship to Harrison for the first time in almost 30 years.

Farmington school board deadlocked; Oakland Schools to fill vacancy  The Oakland Press

Oakland Schools will decide who will fill a vacancy on the Farmington Public Schools Board of Education, after four Farmington board members deadlocked on ...

Physician killed in barbell attack, administrator says cheerleaders look like strippers, other stories grabbed headlines in 2018  The Oakland Press

A well-known physician is dead after Troy police say her nephew hit her in the head with a 15-pound barbell.

How John Herrington became Michigan's greatest prep football coach  Detroit Free Press

Farmington Hills Harrison's John Herrington will become Michigan's winningest high school football coach with a win on Friday against Berkley.

Harrison siblings earn perfect ACT scores

Harrison High School siblings Ahmed Khan, a senior, and Hafsa Sameen Sultana, a junior, both earned perfect scores on the ACT, a composite score of 36.

138 Oakland County schools recognized as being environmentally-friendly  The Oakland Press

The Michigan Green Schools Foundation is recognizing 138 across Oakland County that participated in activities that are environmentally-friendly during the ...

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.

Four seek two spots on Farmington school board this November

With former school board president David Turner not seeking re-election, the field is set for two open seats on the Farmington board of education.

Michigan high school football scores: Week 5  Detroit Free Press

Michigan high school football scoreboard for Week 5 from around the state.

Michigan high school football playoffs: Semifinal schedule  The Detroit News

Here are the semifinal matchups in the Michigan high school football playoffs. All semifinals are Saturday at 1 p.m..

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 ...

Three Farmington Hills council members run for 37th district state house seat

In a political rarity, the three colleagues are all ending their city council tenures and are seeking larger influence through the state house.

Michigan high school football: Mick McCabe's Week 5 state rankings  Detroit Free Press

The Super 10, plus the top 10 teams in the eight divisions after five weeks of the 2018 Michigan high school football season.

Two men shot in Farmington Hills, one dead  The Oakland Press

An investigation is underway after two men were shot early Monday morning in Farmington Hills, one fatally.

Claiming 'palace coup,' president resigns from Farmington school board

Citing "recent behavior of some" Farmington Public Schools Board of Education members and saying in a statement that he was forced out in what he likened to ...

6 Farmington schools could be closed in 2016  Detroit Free Press

It seemed fitting that John Herrington, the longest tenured teacher and most recognizable coach in Farmington Public Schools, was the first speaker to pour his ...

Mercy outlasts the competition in defending D1 state swim title  The Oakland Press

YPSILANTI - The Harrison-Farmington girls swim team dominated the highlights at Saturday's MHSAA Division 1 girls state swim finals at Eastern Michigan ...

Oakland County holiday events Dec. 9 and beyond | Lifestyles  The Oakland Press

... • Burt Meisel Holiday Benefit for ALS of Michigan: 3 p.m. Dec. 9 at Avondale High School, 2800 Waukegan St., Auburn Hills, includes performance of song by ...

Farmington Schools trustees split on superintendent contract offer  Farmington Voice

Farmington Public Schools trustees late Tuesday night voted 4-3 to offer the job of superintendent to Dr. Robert Herrera, the appointed CEO of Benton Harbor ...

Al Jean: ‘Simpsons’ 600th episode will be ‘fun’  The Detroit News

Al Jean, executive producer and writer of TV's longest-running scripted series, "The Simpsons," will air its 600th episode, the 27th “Treehouse of Horror” ...

Southeast Michigan entertainment Oct. 26-Nov. 1 | Arts & Entertainment  The Oakland Press

... • Drop In Workshop-Sugar Skulls and Drawing in the Galleries: 6-9 p.m. Oct. 26, noon-4 p.m. Oct. 27-28, Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit, ...

Farmington area DECA students head to international competition  Farmington Voice

More than 30 Farmington Public Schools DECA students have qualified to compete at the DECA International Career and Development Conference in Atlanta, ...

Michigan high school football top performers of Week 5  Detroit Free Press

Here's who stood out in Week 5 of the Michigan high school football season across the state.

Opinion | The miseducation of Michigan: How state fails kids in black history  Bridge Michigan

My kids are in one of Michigan's best districts. Their African-American history class included 'Boyz n the Hood' and a documentary about gangs. We can do ...

Southeast Michigan entertainment Nov. 30-Dec. 6 | Arts & Entertainment  The Oakland Press

... • Holiday Show & Sale: Glassblowing demonstrations, holiday ornaments, wine decanters, glass sculptures, festive paperweights, sales of pet-themed items ...

Farmington Road in downtown area to close for reconstruction  The Oakland Press

Farmington Road from Grand River Avenue to Oakland Street in downtown Farmington is scheduled to close for reconstruction the week of Sept. 24.

Farmington school board accepts reduced price for Maxfield site; developer starting over  The Oakland Press

A developer is starting over from scratch on a proposed housing development on the former Maxfield Training Center site in downtown Farmington that has been ...

Oakland County community calendar Jan. 6-12 | Lifestyles  The Oakland Press

... • Social Security Administration presentation is 7 p.m. Jan. 8 at the Waterford Twp. Public Library, 5168 Civic Center Drive, Waterford Township, information ...

Southeast Michigan entertainment Oct. 19-25 | Arts & Entertainment  The Oakland Press

... • Catie Newell: Carl Wilson; Carol Irving, students of Andrea Tama: Oct. 19-Nov. 15, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, 1516 S. Cranbrook, Birmingham, ...

Southeast Michigan entertainment Dec. 7-13 | Arts & Entertainment  The Oakland Press

... • Drop-In Workshops-Printmaking Notecards and Drawing in the Galleries: 6-9 p.m. Dec. 7 and noon-4 p.m. Dec. 1-2, Detroit Institute of Arts, DFT Auditorium, ...

Halloween activities in Oakland County | Lifestyles  The Oakland Press

The Detroit Zoo's third annual Zoo Boo events, Oct. 19-21 at The Detroit Zoo, 8450 W. 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak. Activities included trick-or-treat trail, acrobatics, ...

Your Voice: Farmington Hills resident says 'no' to road millage  Farmington Voice

TO THE EDITOR: This is in response to the recent letter from the Farmington Hills Mayor and City Council regarding the ballot proposal to transition from a ...

Former all-state wrestler, football player returns to Fenton as Farmington Hills Harrison assistant coach

Friday night was a homecoming of sorts for Jon Herstein.

A tussle over a note in class, then handcuffs, thanks to Michigan's 'zero tolerance' law

Freshman Kyle Thompson was expelled and faced a criminal charge after a confrontation with his science teacher. (courtesy photo) Kyle Thompson has done ...

Young Farmington students headed to state HOSA event  Farmington Voice

Competing for the first time, students from all three Farmington Public Schools (FPS) middle schools last month earned a trip to the 2018 HOSA State ...

Rally fizzles in support of Farmington Hills student involved in Pledge of Allegiance controversy  The Oakland Press

A planned rally fizzled Monday, Sept. 18, that was to be in support of a Farmington Hills middle school student who alleged a teacher yanked him from his chair ...

5 things to know about Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Devin Funchess  Indianapolis Star

What you should know about the newest Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Devin Funchess. Contract. Funchess will receive $10 million, with $3 million in ...

Farmington Snow Emergency: Whats Closed

Snow Emergency: What's Closed - Farmington-Farmington Hills, MI - With a foot of snow expected by Sunday, schools, businesses and even government offices ...

Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak nurses allege administrators pushing against union effort  The Oakland Press

Nurses at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak say that their efforts to form a union are being met with resistance from hospital administration.

Farmington school board president won't seek re-election

Farmington Public Schools Board of Education President David Turner has decided not to seek re-election, making room for at least one new face.

Farmington students recognized for volunteer service | Nation and World News  The Oakland Press

The Farmington Youth Assistance held their 33rd Annual Youth Recognition Awards at Glen Oaks Country Club in Farmington Hills.

Unvaccinated student rates rise for third straight year in Michigan schools  Bridge Michigan

The unvaccinated rate is still lower than in 2014, but the increase comes as Michigan battles a measles outbreak. A bill that would require schools with higher ...

Harrison coach speaks at Prep Football Legacy Forum  Farmington Voice

Harrison High head football coach John Herrington told guests at a January 18 Prep Football Legacy Forum panel discussion that his coaching philosophy ...

Learn more about FPS International Baccalaureate program  Farmington Voice

Press release. Farmington Public Schools' International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme will host Informational Meetings for admission into the program for the ...

Dunckel Middle School officials, students reflect on last day  C&G Newspapers

Nila Bell, an eighth-grader, hugs a friend goodbye for the summer, while Rebekah Matthews gets ready to sign her yearbook. Photo by Deb Jacques.

These are the best 50 public high schools for athletics in Michigan, report says

A new report from Niche ranks more than 12000 public schools in the nation based on five different factors.

Playoff shakeups lead to four new teams in Super 25, led by No. 20 Armwood  USA TODAY High School Sports

Armwood (Seffner, Fla.) quarterback Devin Black threw three touchdown passes to lead the Hawks to a 31-17 defeat of Vanguard (Ocala) in a state 6A ...

Spacewalking astronauts replace more station batteries  WDIV ClickOnDetroit

Spacewalking astronauts are conducting more battery work outside the International Space Station.

Oakland County holiday helpers | Nation and World News  The Oakland Press

*Service* First Logistics, Inc. hosted a 1920's themed murder mystery dinner fundraiser at the Rochester Community House in Rochester to benefit Blessings in a ...

Novi High School Sending Team to Model UN Confab

Novi, MI - More than 30 schools and 1000 students will participate in Michigan's 20th anniversary gathering of the internationally recognized program.

FPS celebrates opening of Farmington STEAM Academy  C&G Newspapers

FARMINGTON HILLS — After cutting the ribbon on the Farmington STEAM Academy, Principal Dyanne Sanders raised the oversized pair of blue scissors ...

Farmington Junior Optimists learn service, leadership  Farmington Voice

On a cold January afternoon, a group of Beechview Elementary students gathered in their school's media center to talk about funds they would raise and where ...

Hundreds of Michigan schools don't have a gym teacher. Does yours?  Bridge Michigan

Funding cuts have left 500 schools without physical education. Use this database to see if your school has a gym teacher.

Farmington Festival Saturday brings parade, hot air balloons  Farmington Voice

The Greater Farmington Founders Festival, hosted by the Greater Farmington Area Chamber of Commerce, opens Saturday with the LOC Color Run, Founders ...

Bands bring music, drama to Ford Field competition  Detroit Free Press

Nearly 50 Michigan high school marching bands will be in Detroit for Saturday's competition.

Michigan schools make tough cuts amid student decline  The Detroit News

Michigan's shrinking student population is squeezing school districts statewide, forcing many to close classroom buildings and make other painful cuts as ...

Full roster of holiday events in metro Detroit  Detroit Free Press

MUSIC. Alise King: “A Soulful Christmas” with Mike Sandusky and more. 9 p.m. Dec. 16, Jazz Cafe at Music Hall, 350 Madison, Detroit. 313-887-8500. $10.

Oakland County students will find a lot has changed as they go back to school  The Oakland Press

When most Oakland County students go back to school Tuesday, Sept. 5, they'll find new faces in many principal's offices, new programs and new schedules in ...

Re-Rank: Top 20 Girls NCAA Swimming Recruits, Class of 2019  SwimSwam

NCAA recruiting churns on, and so do our yearly recruit rankings. We've already ranked out the top recruits in the current high school sophomore and junior ...

161 Students From Across the Country Named 2018 US Presidential Scholars  U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the 54th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, recognizing 161 high school seniors for their ...

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