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Ypsilanti's football season ends, but school-of-choice battle continues

October 28, 2016 by MLive.com

MLive.comYPSILANTI, MI - The Ypsilanti Community High School football team found itself in unpleasantly familiar territory on Friday, Oct. 21, down 30-0 against Pioneer High School at halftime. The team didn't lead many games in its 2016 season, which ended 2-6.

Ypsilanti football team says, 'This should have been our year'

October 21, 2016 by MLive.com

MLive.comYPSILANTI, MI - Going into this football season, Ypsilanti Community High School senior Sterling Robinson was determined to play hard for his city and the supporters who had recently rallied around his team. "We know we've got to .... Former Willow Run ...

What the four Ypsilanti school board candidates are saying

October 17, 2016 by MLive.com

MLive.comYPSILANTI, MI - Four candidates vying for two seats on the Ypsilanti Community Schools board of education recently shared their views on what can be done to improve the district's finances, promote positive school culture and advocate for marginalized ...

Ypsilanti football team aims to define 'Grizzly Way' after consolidation

September 9, 2016 by MLive.com

MLive.comYPSILANTI, MI - Four years ago, Willow Run eighth grader Amari Jenson and Ypsilanti eighth grader Sterling Robinson cast votes for their new school mascot. The boys didn't know at that point that they'd play football together their freshman year, or ...

Ypsilanti schools restructures to avoid spending $536000 on vacant buildings

July 18, 2016 by MLive.com

MLive.comA similar conversation took place in 2014, just after Ypsilanti Public Schools and Willow Run schools consolidated, but little action resulted from those discussions. The most immediate change to come out of the facilities advisory board's ...

Ypsilanti schools lays off 11 teachers; debt is 'noose around neck' of district

June 29, 2016 by MLive.com

MLive.comYCS took on a combined $18 million deficit of the former Ypsilanti public schools and Willow Run schools when the districts combined three years ago. The state sold bonds to cover that ... Director of Secondary Education Linda Kuzon explained the high ...

Ypsilanti schools 'finally stabilizing' three years after consolidation

June 7, 2016 by MLive.com

In March 2012, Willow Run and Ypsilanti Schools -- with support from the Washtenaw Intermediate School District -- announced a proposal to consolidate, motivated by the incentive of $10 million in state grants Gov. Rick Snyder had announced that year ...

Michigan's original 'Rosie the Riveters' honored during trip to D.C.

March 23, 2016 by MLive.com

MLive.comMarilyn Nowak, who grew up in the Ypsilanti area and went to Lincoln High School, recalled how she got a summer job as an installer of hydraulic tubing at the Willow Run plant after graduating high school in 1943. "Well, before I graduated, the bomber ...

State law to save Ypsilanti, Willow Run taxpayers $3.3 million

October 31, 2015 by MLive.com

MLive.comYpsilanti Community High School students, from left to right, Brea Brown, 16, and Christah Caddell, 17, sit outside before the first day of school ends on Tuesday, Sept. 3. (File photo | The Ann Arbor News) ... Taxpayers in the former Ypsilanti and ...

New superintendent Ben Edmondson has big dreams for Ypsilanti schools

September 4, 2015 by MLive.com

MLive.comYpsilanti is a district of 4,164 students, formed from the merger of Ypsilanti and Willow Run school districts in the 2013-2014 school year. The district has been ... The Bridge Magazine 2013 Academic State Champs ranked Ypsilanti 475 out of 540 ...

Ypsilanti Community Schools graduates inaugural senior class

June 4, 2014 by The Ann Arbor News

The Ann Arbor NewsWhen Ypsilanti Public Schools consolidated with Willow Run Community Schools a year ago, the couple's youngest son, Khyre Chambers, 18, became the first Grizzly in the family. Though the past year has been a year of transition for Ypsilanti schools ...

Former Ypsilanti/Willow Run Athletes Shine at Siena Heights University Spring Football Game

April 28, 2014 by MLive.com

MLive.comHe received several MVP Awards during his Varsity tenure at Willow Run High School, and transferred to Siena Heights from Michigan State University. Deve're Pipkins (#35) graduated from Willow Run High School in 2013, and received All State Awards as ...

778 'Rosie the Riveters' show up to set world record - and save bomber plant

March 30, 2014 by The Ann Arbor News

The Ann Arbor NewsIt was as if hundreds of old World War II posters had come to life. The hangar at Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti Township was a sea of red and white polka dot bandanas Saturday afternoon when 778 women came dressed as the iconic Rosie the Riveter in ...

42 years later: Willow Run employee recalls principal being tarred and feathered by KKK

January 20, 2014 by MLive.com

MLive.comRacial tensions were at an all-time high in 1971 in Ypsilanti, but that didn't stop Willow Run High School Principal R. Wiley Brownlee from lobbying to formally recognize the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. three years after he was ...

Overcrowding at Ypsilanti's middle school prompts hunt for more space - The Ann Arbor News

September 30, 2013 by MLive.com

The Ann Arbor News - MLive.com“That takes a lot of time and energy.” Ypsilanti Community Schools' middle school is in the former Willow Run Community Schools building, which is attached to Willow Run High School by a hallway. The high school is not being used this year as a result ...

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