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Friday, 2013 Mar 29th

Saline High School FFA members in Lansing for the Michigan FFA Convention got a VIP tour of the state capitol.

The tour was led by State Rep. Gretchen Driskell, (D-Saline), who took time out of her busy schedule to show Saline FFA members Erica Drake and Cassidy Polzin around the capitol.

Erica and Cassidy were Saline FFA's voting delegates at the March 6-8th Michigan FFA Convention at Michigan State University

Thursday, 2013 Mar 28th



The Saline Area Schools Board of Education conducted their quarterly review of Superintendent Scot Graden at the regular meeting on March 26th.  The review was conducted in closed session.

Board President David Holden noted, "Superintendent Graden continues to navigate the District in a positive direction despite the challenging financial environment we continue to face.

Superintendent Graden was named Interim Superintendent in October, 2007 and was named permanent in March, 2008.  His current contract runs through June 30, 2016.


The Saline Stingrays swim team won their second straight Southern Michigan Swim League championship March 23-24 at Milan High School.

Coached by Megan Crosbie, Cristina Czyrka, Doug Fisher and Micayla Glennie, Saline edged Chelsea for the championship. The Saline team finished with 2456.5 points. Second place Chelsea finished with 2,368 points.

The Stingrays took first place in many age groups, including 8U girls, 8U combined, 9-10 boys, 9-10 combined, 11-12 boys, 11-12 girls, and 11-12 combined.

A survey will be launched April 9, with issues covering academic preparation, student support, parent engagement, school operations and accessibility of school leaders, among other topics.

Tommy Hickey scored three goals and Brent Braun had two goals and four assists for Saline, who won 14-1.

Wednesday, 2013 Mar 27th

The Saline junior varsity boys' lacrosse team won its home opener by beating Dexter, 15-2, Wednesday.

Tyler Schaefer scored 5 goals and added two assists to pace the Hornets. Matt Nyrkkanen added two goals. Tyler Powell, Garret Lessner, Jacob Bargo and Michael Olson also scored for Saline.


Saline Area Schools holds its annual Kindergarten Registration Night at 6 p.m., April 11, at Libert School.

The event features a short presentation in the Liberty School auditorium that will tell prospective parents about what kindergarten has to offer in Saline Area Schools.

Parents will have the opportunity to meet principals and kindergarten teachers from Woodland Meadows, Pleasant Ridge and Harvest elementary schools. The event will provide the chance for parents to get answers to questions about this important transition.

Due to the short time span and close proximity investigators believe all three vehicle shootings are related, police say.

After August 1, tuition will increase $2 per credit hour for in-district rates.


Washtenaw County has over 28,000 residents without health insurance.  The Michigan Department of Human Services (DHS) has announced that its Adult Benefit Waiver Program (ABW) will be open during the month of April 2013. The Washtenaw Health Plan manages this program locally under its “Plan A.” Washtenaw Health Plan will offer individualized assistance throughout April and hopes to enroll as many eligible, very low-income adults as possible during that time.


Saline’s varsity girls’ water polo team improved to 6-5 with a 10-3 win over Birmingham Groves.

Hannah Lau scored four goals and Emily McCullough and Abby Kowalcyzk each scored twice for Saline. The Hornets also got goals from Adriana Brown and Sarah Noonan. Brynn Rohloff made eight saves for Saline.

In junior varsity action, Saline defeated Groves 15-0.

Tuesday, 2013 Mar 26th

Becky Sulkowski's 22-yard laser was the only goal as goalie Hannah Sheth posted the shutout.

Michigan State Police are working with Pittsfield Police to determine if the vehicle shootings are related

The Rec Center played host to another successful Bunny Tales event this past week. Guests enjoyed a bunny inspired story read by Paula Schaffner of Saline District Library, as well as a snacks and a bunnyrific craft. Thanks to all that attended!!!

The short-run printer is moving to the hometown of owner Tim Simpson, according to the Adrian Daily Telegram and Tecumseh Herald.

Collins' Girl Scout Gold Award Project aims to put 150 flags in Saline Area Schools classrooms.