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High winds cause damage, fan fire that kills 5 people

March 8, 2017 by 660 News

660 NewsEmergency personnel examine a charter plane that was carrying members of the University of Michigan men's basketball team that was involved in an accident at Willow Run Airport, Wednesday, March 8, 2017, in Ypsilanti, Mich. The plane slid off a runway ...

None injured following Michigan team plane accident, says school

March 8, 2017 by ESPN

ESPNThe team's plane, which was headed to the Big Ten tournament in Washington, D.C., was attempting to take off in high winds at Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti, Michigan, about 15 miles from campus, the school said. The takeoff was aborted, and after ...

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

October 28, 2016 by

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 ... That means a departure from the team's current dynamic ...

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

October 21, 2016 by

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.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.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.comThis post was updated to clarify that the alternative high school, called Achieving Career and College Education (ACCE), will remain at George School, 1076 Ecorse Road. YPSILANTI, MI - Ypsilanti Community Schools is repurposing some of its school ...

Ypsilanti schools 'finally stabilizing' three years after consolidation

June 7, 2016 by

MLive.comIn 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 ...

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

April 28, 2014 by

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 ...

Ypsi Community High School Sign finds Ypsi and Willow Run Grads Working Together

October 25, 2013 by WEMU

WEMU... will likely eventually renew their contract to participate in a consortium of three county-wide high school options, but have frustrations on the agreement. The board discussion last night took place after a large number of Washtenaw International ...

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

September 30, 2013 by

The Ann Arbor News - MLive.comYpsilanti 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 of the consolidation. With too many ...

Ypsilanti schools prepare for first day of classes in new district of former rivals

August 29, 2013 by

AnnArbor.comJennings played on Purdue University's basketball team from 1992 to 1996 and has experience as a principal in several school districts in Michigan. He comes to Ypsilanti this year from his previous position as the principal of both Holland High School ...

Former rivals, Ypsilanti students promote positive culture in newly merged district

August 26, 2013 by

AnnArbor.comStudents from both Willow Run and Ypsilanti high schools swapped schools for a day, and have been working with the Bright Futures after school program at Eastern Michigan University as well. Amy Biolchini is the K-12 education reporter for

Timeline of the first day of football practice across Washtenaw County

August 13, 2013 by

AnnArbor.com6 a.m. -- Check-in at Ypsilanti Community High School's first-ever football practice. Nearly 50 former Ypsilanti and Willow Run players are in attendance for the first day. "There can't be Willow Run and Ypsi, it has to be one team one mind, and we ...

Rain can't dampen spirits of new eras on first day of high school football practice

August 12, 2013 by

AnnArbor.comWhat was new to both Ypsilanti and Willow Run players was the high turnout. There were nearly 50 players at varsity practice on Monday and Pipkins expects a JV roster of about 25. Two seasons ago, Ypsilanti's roster size was in the teens by season's ...

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