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4 schools in the running for Ann Arbor-area Prom of the Week May 17-18

ANN ARBOR, MI - As prom season starts winding down, here's your chance to vote for your favorite school in The Ann Abor News / MLive's Prom of the Week ...

Greenhills School voted Ann Arbor-area Prom of the Week

Greenhills School won Prom of the Week May 10-11 with 56.11% of the 1007 total votes cast.

Former student sues Dexter Schools over handling of rape report

DEXTER, MI - A former Dexter Community Schools student is suing the school district for showing "deliberate indifference" after she told her school counselor ...

Man gets jail for sex assault of Dexter classmate

ANN ARBOR, MI – A 22-year-old man will serve 6 months in jail after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a high school classmate in 2014. Daniel Colon was ...

Dexter kicker Karl Kerska commits to Michigan

Kerska, ranked as the No. 1 kicker in Michigan, received a preferred walk-on offer.

Dexter students celebrate prom 2018 at Crystal Gardens

HOWELL, MI - Dexter High School students danced the night away on Saturday, May 19, at Crystal Gardens in Howell. Dexter was The Ann Arbor News Prom of ...

Lawsuit filed for Dexter counselor's rape report handling  Fox 2 Detroit

Most school students are returning to school soon, but one southeast Michigan district is facing a federal lawsuit.

Dexter Schools wants counselor dismissed in handling of rape report -

DEXTER, MI - Dexter Community Schools administrators want a tenured teacher and high school counselor dismissed, alleging he mishandled a student's ...

In The Public Interest: Debates And Public Forums To Educate Local Voters  WEMU

This week on “In the Public Interest," our bi-weekly conversation with the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area , 89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talks to.

Dexter Schools board member who made Title IX complaint is target of recall

DEXTER, MI - A Dexter Community Schools board of education member who made a Title IX complaint against the district is now the target of a recall effort.

Wind storm leaves 2,700 without power in Washtenaw County

ANN ARBOR, MI - A number of people in Washtenaw County are still without power after a wind storm that made its way through the state on Sunday, Feb. 24.

Dexter Schools to connect new elementary to Cornerstone Elementary

DEXTER, MI - Dexter Community Schools is moving forward with plans to have a new elementary school constructed and ready for students by December 2018.

Chelsea Family Seeks Treatment for Son's Cancer

By Seth Kinker, On Sept. 2, 2017 life changed for the Burrell family of Chelsea. Nathaniel, 19, son of Michael and Barbara ...

Dexter High School graduates Class of 2017

Dexter High School celebrated commencement for the Class of 2017 on Sunday, June 11 at the high school.

School's gun club teaches teens marksmanship, gun safety

DEXTER TOWNSHIP, MI - The crack of firing pistols punctuated a team meeting Tuesday, June 5, at the Ann Arbor Moose Sportsman's Club. About 20 middle ...

Dexter Schools seeks $72 million bond for new elementary, building plan

DEXTER, MI - Dexter Community Schools will ask voters in August to support a $71.7 million bond proposal that will allow the district to build a new elementary ...

Dexter schools to add alternative high school, virtual academy in 2016-17

Dexter Community Schools is adding an alternative high school in an effort to boost its graduation rate and a virtual academy to attract students from around the ...

Dexter Trap Shoot Team Places Eighth at Nationals

By Seth Kinker, The Dexter Trap Shoot Team participated in the USA High School Clay Target League National Championships ...

LaVonne Devlin

Dexter, Michigan. At age 70, passed away August 18, 2018, at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor. LaVonne was born July 30, 1948. She is ...

London's West Ham United FC coach hosts youth soccer camp in Dexter

Young soccer players from across Michigan were invited to train with senior academy coaches from the U.K.'s West Ham United F.C. The training camp takes ...

Dexter High's 'Dreadbots' head to robot FIRST Championship in Detroit -

Teams from Dexter High School, Pioneer High School and Milan High School will represent Washtenaw County at the FIRST Robotics world championship in ...

How Dexter Schools will spend $72 million if voters pass bond

On Aug. 8, Dexter Community Schools will ask voters to support a bond proposal that would provide $71.7 million for the school district to build a new ...

Dexter High School celebrates Candyland themed prom at the Big House

ANN ARBOR -- Dexter High School held its 2016 prom at Michigan Stadium on Saturday night. It was the school's third consecutive year at the venue.

New roundabouts coming this summer to intersections near Dexter schools

Two new roundabouts to be built this summer will change the traffic flow near three Dexter schools.

Six Dexter school board candidates competing for three seats

Six candidates for the Dexter Community Schools board of education introduced themselves to interested community members at a forum on Monday, Oct. 17.

Seniors list high school for sale on Craigslist as end-of-the-year prank

Dexter High School is on the market for the low, low price of $5, and all you have to do to close the deal is reply to the Craigslist ad.

See how Washtenaw County schools rank in state's top-to-bottom list

Top to bottom rankings. The Michigan Department of Education released its regular top to bottom ranking of all public schools in the state on Friday, Jan. 20.

109 Washtenaw County students named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists

Of the 16000 high school seniors in the United States who have been selected as National Merit Scholarship 2019 semifinalists, 109 of them come from ...

Dexter's Jennie Ritter inducted into Michigan Hall of Honor

By Seth Kinker, Jennie Ritter, a Dexter MI. native, was one of six Michigan athletes selected for the Hall of Honor for the class of ...

How Washtenaw County schools fared on state's new rating system

Michigan has unveiled a new School Index System, which rates schools on a scale of 0 to 100. The rating is based on student performance in six categories, ...

See how Washtenaw County schools' 2017 graduation rates stack up

Compare 2017 graduation rates for Washtenaw County schools.

A Closer Look: Michigan Football's 2019 Recruiting Class  Michigan Journal

The University of Michigan football team is known as the winningest program in all of college sports with 944 program wins under its belt and they do not look to ...

Ann Arbor, South Lyon, Dexter teams win in FIRST Robotics districts

More than 1000 students representing 39 FIRST Robotics teams spent this past weekend at a district competition held at Lincoln High School.

Dexter woman killed in I-94 crash remembered as creative, friendly cosmetologist

A gathering of friends and family for Reeves is scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4 at the at the Hosmer-Muehlig Funeral Chapel on 3410 Broad St. in Dexter.

Chelsea High School is The Ann Arbor News May 13 Prom of the Week

Chelsea High School won The Ann Arbor News' latest Prom of the Week poll, beating out Dexter High School and Greenhills School.

Dexter hires Phil Jacobs as second head football coach in two months

Dexter football huddles before taking the field against Ypsilanti Lincoln at Dexter High School in Dexter, Mich. for Game of the Week on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014.

Chelsea High joins growing list of schools hosting students from China

The chance to attend an American high school is something many of the students placed by BCC International have wanted for years, and it requires a ...

Meet 'Rosie,' the Ypsilanti-made robot headed to the state championship

YPSILANTI, MI - Ypsilanti Community High School's Grizzly Robotics, Dexter High School's Dreadbots and Greenhills School's Lawnmowers are headed to the ...

Dexter High School will release names under lawsuit filed over fatal car crash

Dexter High School officials alerted parents this week that they'll be releasing student sign-out sheets and passes for a four-month period as part of a lawsuit ...

Dexter High School Alum Explores Haunted Michigan

Dexter, MI - Samantha Harris is a real-life ghostbuster with the Michigan Paranormal Research Association.

Jordan Hopkins, EMU student killed in crash, remembered as ambitious and thoughtful

Jordan Hopkins was an honors student with a bright smile and plans to go graduate school.

Want a better SAT score in Michigan? Book your hotel now.  Bridge Michigan

High school students wanting to improve their SAT scores are having a hard time finding places to take the test. There are fewer than half the locations for the ...

These are Michigan's top 50 high schools, U.S. News says

Wellspring Preparatory High School, a charter school in Grand Rapids, was the highest ranked high school in Michigan, according to the 2017 U.S. News and ...

This Washtenaw County school has 3rd highest SAT scores in Michigan

Washtenaw International High School students averaged the third highest SAT score in the state and the highest SAT score in Washtenaw County.

Teen's death in crash hits hard at Dexter High  The Ann Arbor News -

By Jo Mathis | There was a steady downpour as classes let out at Dexter High School Tuesday afternoon, but the teenagers standing in clusters or walking ...

Tim Cain hired to coach Dexter boys basketball after Tim Fortescue steps down

Former Willow Run boys basketball coach Tim Cain was hired to coach the varsity program at Dexter High School. (Courtney Sacco I File Photo). By Justin P.

Behind the scenes with the Chelsea girls basketball team

Chelsea's girls basketball team has won seven district titles and seven conference championships since 2007.

The Squall: Dexter High School's student newspaper causes storm over stories

Squall co-editors-in-chief Alex Everard and Brittany Martini show the newspaper in class Tuesday. Angela Cesere | The Squall, Dexter High ...

Washtenaw International schools get OK for International Baccalaureate

The Middle Years Programme at Washtenaw International Middle Academy and Washtenaw International High School is authorized, pending the consolidation ...

Red Cross issues urgent call for blood donors  WXYZ Detroit

An emergency blood shortage is prompting the American Red Cross to issue a call for eligible donors of all blood types to give now.

Michigan's Top 25 volleyball players

Vote for the top volleyball player in the state or add a name to the list of top players in the MLive poll.

Ann Arbor woman is looking for love on 'The Bachelor'

Lauren Himle. Ann Arbor's Lauren Himle will be a contestant on the 20th season of "The Bachelor," beginning Monday, January 4, 2016. Locals who tune in for ...

10 Washtenaw County high schools among top 50 in Michigan for SAT scores

Washtenaw County high schools were well-represented among the top-scoring schools in the state on the SAT taken by 104000 Michigan 11th graders in April.

Cyclist who died in accident near Chelsea was a world champion triathlete

McKeachie was noted for her presence in both the triathlon and running communities for her commitment to teaching and competing as an athlete for decades.

Digging family roots turns into career | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

Matthew McCormack's relatives consider him the keeper of the family history. It's long been his passion, even though he knows the details he shares with th.

Allen Park church to host fundraiser for cancer patient being treated in Germany  Southgate News Herald

An Allen Park church is hosting a fundraising dinner Saturday for a young man with cancer in its advanced stages that requires treatments in Germany.

Dearborn High field hockey advances to Division 2 state semifinals  Dearborn Press and Guide

Dearborn High advanced to the Division 2 state semifinals with victories in each of its first two playoff games.

See Washtenaw County's top 25 schools

Take a look at Washtenaw County's top 25 schools in 2014 based on Bridge Magazine's Academic State Champs report.

Meet the Ann Arbor-area top scholars of 2016

Congratulations to the top scholars. The Ann Arbor News would like to recognize the Class of 2016's top graduating seniors from schools in Washtenaw County.

Former Dexter football coach Tom Barbieri receives $10K, perks in settlement with district

Tom Barbieri won't be the head football coach at Dexter High School again, but he's not walking away empty-handed from the position from which he was fired ...

The Purple Rose Theatre Company Presents: Diva Royale

A review by Kim Williamson. Take a wild trip to NYC through the perspective of three midwestern women and go see “Diva Royale” at the Purple Rose Theatre.

Dexter High School hires Ken Koenig as football team's fourth coach this year

Ken Koenig was hired to be the next coach of Dreadnaughts, Dexter athletic director Mike Bavineau announced in a press release on Thursday. Koenig is an ...

International baccalaureate program turning heads at Ann Arbor schools  The Ann Arbor News -

Nearly half of the enrollment drop at Ann Arbor Public Schools this fall occurred at the high school level, according to administrators, and the school board and ...

New Dexter schools athletic director quits after 2 weeks to take another job

Editor's note: This story was updated on Thursday, Aug. 16 at 10:32 a.m. to include information from Sean Burton, executive director of support services for the ...

Players, coaches and fans honor the passing of Dexter's biggest fan

The visitors' bleachers at Chelsea High School's Jerry Niehaus Field were packed with Dexter supporters on Friday night, but the football team was absent its ...

Lauren Biglin, Kelley Heron and Sarah Zofchak Headed to Michigan State  SwimSwam

Lauren Biglin, Kelley Heron, and Sarah Zofchak have committed to swim for Michigan State in 2018-19, and will join Claire Schenden, Lucy Schenden, ...

'I don't know what any of us will do without him,' says wife of plumber who died in Dexter explosion  The Jackson Citizen Patriot -

Michael Koch, 48, of Columbia Township died Monday at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor after an explosion at the Dexter Utilities ...

Bridge Magazine's 2017 Academic State Champs  Bridge Michigan

Bridge Magazine is proud to name 54 high schools as 2017 Academic State Champs. The schools listed below are best preparing students for success after ...

Dexter tornado levels homes, cuts wide swath of destruction

People move belongings out of a house on the corner of Meadow View and York St. in Dexter after a tornado struck their home. Angela Cesere |

Top boys basketball coaches in Ann Arbor area

Quest has begun to name the top coach in the Ann Arbor area -- and beyond.

Dexter High School student Nick King dies of injuries suffered in boat crash

Dexter High School sophomore Nick King has died of injuries he suffered in a weekend boating crash in Gladwin County, authorities confirmed this afternoon.

Michigan's Best Doughnut: Lots of love for Pinckney Bakery

PINCKNEY, MI -- Every town needs a bakery. And Kim and Saing Yam -- who came to the U.S. as Cambodian refugees in 1979 -- have filled that void since ...

The 50 Michigan public schools with highest average SAT scores in 2016

This slideshow features the 50 Michigan public high schools with the highest average SAT scores in spring 2016.

Boyne City Public Schools offers superintendent job to Patrick Little of Jackson, Michigan  The Boyne City Gazette

According to a Monday May 9 news release from Boyne City Public Schools, Patrick Little has been offered the position of school superintendent. Little was one.

Lincoln robotics wins 'highest rookie seed' at FIRST World Championship

Not only did Linc-bots Team 6538 qualify for the world championship in their rookie season, they made it to the semi-finals in the four-day competition.

Washtenaw County teams head to FIRST Robotics State Championship

The competition will run from Wednesday, April 12 to Saturday, April 15 at Saginaw Valley State University.

Michigan's 2016 National Merit semifinalists: Which high schools have the most?

A total of 578 students from 233 high schools and 33 counties have been named in the 2016-17 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Fourteen Linden athletes headed to college level this fall  Fenton Tri County Times

Jaylin Steedman and Aaron Steedman were great athletes at Linden High School during their prep careers.

Dexter teen who died from injuries in boat crash remembered for his charm, sense of humor

Carolyn King described her nephew Nicholas King as being "funny, kind and caring." "He was absolutely a joy to be around," she said. "He was just an ...

Students perform better when tests are better

It seems obvious that teachers should be able to rely on assessments to tell them what their students have and haven't mastered. But that's not always the case.

Grizzly seniors hope for football offers, high school graduation

YPSILANTI, MI - While the coaches are optimistic about the future of the Grizzly football program, the 10 seniors who remained on the roster at the end of the ...

Ileah Doctor Breaks Sprint Free Records to Lead East Grand Rapids to MI D2 State Title  Swimming World Magazine

Agon is the proud sponsor of all high school coverage (recruiting, results, state championships, etc.) on For more information about Agon, ...

Where Did Your School Rank in Michigans 100 Best High Schools?

Farmington-Farmington Hills, MI - To score well on U.S. News & World Report's annual ranking, a school must serve all students well, not just those who are ...

Volunteers back in Dexter to continue tornado cleanup efforts

Rick and Barb Fike of Dexter Township took their privacy for granted back when their house was surrounded by hundreds of trees. That all changed on March 15 ...

See Ann Arbor-area road construction projects for 2017

ANN ARBOR, MI - Drivers are getting a reprieve from most road construction in the cold winter months, but next year's road construction projects already are on ...

Millage renewals for Dexter, Chelsea and Milan schools on May 7 ballot

On May 7, Washtenaw County voters will be asked to renew millages for several county schools, including districts in Chelsea, Dexter and Milan. The districts ...

MLive Muskegon Chronicle photographer Ken Stevens dies unexpectedly, leaves deep legacy

Ken Stevens' photographs told Muskegon's stories for 28 years -- the tragic moments, the poignant ones and those of jubilation. He was the man behind the ...

Ypsilanti football gets first win under former UM coach's leadership

YPSILANTI, MI - The last thing Ypsilanti football coach Fred Jackson - a former U-M coach - said to his student-athletes before they took the field against ...

Three-time champs: Petoskey debate team wins yet another state championship  Petoskey News-Review

The Petoskey High School debate team won its third consecutive Michigan Interscholastic Forensic Association Tier 1 state championship on Saturday at Dexter ...

Burns-Stokes Preserve near Dexter popular site for hiking, fishing, bird-watching

When you cross over the Huron River going North on Zeeb Road in Scio Township, gaze over to your left and most likely you'll see a busy little parking lot filled ...

East Jackson School Board will interview two finalists in its search for new superintendent  The Jackson Citizen Patriot -

Candy Wawro, of Grand Rapids' Forest Hills Public Schools, and Patrick Little, current East Jackson secondary principal, were picked by the school board from a ...

Rock band Gooding brings financial education to fans  Southgate News Herald

After making “a lot of mistakes” with his own with finances, Steven Gooding decided to help others avoid them.

Ball field planned in honor of Dexter teen  The Ann Arbor News -

"I feel for the family. I don't know what they're going through. It must be very hard." - Sam Berry, the owner of a restaurant hosting a benefit dinner. Previous ...

Patrons praise locally shot movie 'Conviction' on its opening day in Ann Arbor

Because so many films have been shot in Michigan in recent years, an experience that's becoming more and more common lately is to hear, while watching a ...

Twenty-four incoming students win $50,000 Medallion Scholarships | WMU News  WMU News

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Twenty-four freshmen have won coveted Medallion Scholarships to begin their studies at Western Michigan University this fall. Medallion ...

Fire that killed 22-year-old EMU student one of four considered 'suspicious' near UM campus

A 22-year-old Eastern Michigan University student died of injuries suffered in a suspicious early morning fire Saturday that gutted a rental home in the 900 block ...

The wonders of the Waterloo Recreation Area: Largest park in the Lower Peninsula offers more than you might realize  The Jackson Citizen Patriot -

For the Citizen Patriot | Erik HolladayDonald Bright, top, gets help from is son Alex, 7, as they bury Autumn and Destiny, 4, on the beach at Portage Lake.

Petoskey High novice debate teams place in top 10 at state finals  Petoskey News-Review

The Petoskey High School novice debate team recently competed at the Michigan Interscholastic Forensic Association Novice State Finals, which took place at ...

Asperger's no barrier to University of Michigan degree  The Ann Arbor News -

Tim Hull keeps his hands tightly clenched during a Michigan Student Assembly meeting. Hull's hands are often in motion. Repetitive motor movement is one ...

Lowest-performing school list includes Lincoln, Ypsilanti, Willow Run high schools

Two Washtenaw County high schools again found themselves on the list of the state's lowest performing schools for the second year running, while a third area ...

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