Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Megan Cansfield was among more than 250 recipients of WXYZ-TV's annual honor.
Wednesday, May 15
Channel 7, WXYZ, recently honored more than 250 recipients of this year's "Brightest and Best" award – including one from the Dexter School district – with a special luncheon at the station in Southfield. Among the winners for 2013, the 34rd year of program, was Megan Cansfield of Dexter High School. The station teamed up with Gardner-White Furniture again this year to present the awards. Click here to see the complete "Brightest and Best" list.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
College acceptance letters are in—tell Patch where you're headed next!
Calling all Dexter seniors and senior parents: What's next for you after graduation? Whether you're headed to college or starting a new job, tell us your plans in the comments below. You can upload a picture here, too. Just click "Upload Photos and Videos." Congratulations, Class of 2013!
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The Board of Education is considering canceling classes that do not meet a minimum enrollment number.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Girls basketball team's dream season ends with 48-29 loss at the Breslin Center.
Dexter’s dream run in the girls basketball state tournament has ended. Grosse Pointe South defeated Dexter 48-29 on Friday afternoon in the Class A state semifinal at the Breslin Center in East Lansing. Emma Kill had 12 points for Dexter, according to MLive.com. Dexter finished with a 23-4 overall record. Did you go to the game? Add your photos by clicking on the green “Upload Photos and Videos” icon.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The varsity girls basketball team advances to the Class A state semifinals on Friday at the Breslin Center.
Dexter High School's varsity girls basketball team did it. The Dreadnaughts defeated Saginaw Heritage 34-33 in the Class A quarterfinal Tuesday at Davison to advance to the Class A state semifinals. Dexter will take on Grosse Pointe South on Friday at 2:50 p.m. at the Breslin Center in East Lansing. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased online at breslincenter.com. The game will also be broadcast live online on mhsaa.tv. Dexter will be going into the game with a 23-3 overall record, while Grosse Pointe South has a record of 24-1 overall. If they win, the Dreadnaughts will move on to play the winner of the Westland John Glenn vs. Grand Haven game, which is also on Friday. The state championship game is scheduled for Saturday at noon at the …
Monday, March 11, 2013
Former coach, teacher and assistant principal for Dexter High School Elvin "Al" Ritt had the school's football field named after him when he retired in 1989.
Former Dexter High School assistant principal and teacher Elvin "Al" Ritt died at the age of 77 Friday evening. Ritt, a long-time Dexter resident, battled leukemia for two years. The football field at Dexter High School was named after him when he retired in 1989. He taught math classes and coached football, baseball and started the school's wrestling program, said his daughter Tracy Marrin, 52, of Dexter, who lives next door to his home. Everyone knew him, she said, and she would often hear stories about what he did for others. "I've had students tell me about things that happened in class," she said. "People told me my dad was the only one who told them to straighten out." She said parents said he helped students going through tough …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Riley McDonald hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to win the game in overtime.
It could not have been a more exciting finish for Dexter's varsity girls basketball team Thursday as Riley McDonald hit a 3-point shot at the buzzer to win the regional title. Dexter won the game over Farmington Hills Harrison in overtime with a final score of 37-34. You can watch the game-winning shot and the team's celebrations in the video, above. Dexter now heads to the Class A quarterfinals, where the Dreadnaughts will take on Saginaw Heritage. The game is scheduled for Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Davison, according to the MHSAA website. Go Dreads! Do you have any photos from the game? Upload them by clicking "Upload Photos and Videos."
Friday, February 15, 2013
Dexter Community Schools' four-year graduation rates increased by 3 percent during the 2011-2012 school year.
The four-year graduation rates for students at Dexter High School increased to 92.5 percent, up 3 percent from the 2011 rate of 89.6 percent, according to data released Wednesday by the Michigan Center for Educational Performance and Information (CEPI). Dexter graduated 296 students last year out of its four-year cohort of 320 students. The district also outpaced the statewide graduation average by more than 15 percent, according to the report. Students are divided into "cohorts"—a combination of students who began ninth grade in the district four years prior, and including students who transferred in or our within the four year period. So for 2012 graduates, the cohort includes students who began high school in Dexter in 2008, or …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Thirty-three wrestlers from across Washtenaw County will advance to regional competition next week.
Athletes across Washtenaw County will represent their respective schools during the Michigan High School Athletic Association's regional finals next weekend. Thirty-three high school wrestlers placed in the top four of their respective weight classes during district play-offs on Saturday, according to Ann Arbor.com. Among the 33 regional qualifiers were eight champions from Dexter and Chelsea. Division 2 winners include: Michael Hovater of Chelsea (champion) Zeke Breauninger of Dexter (champion) Steve Bleise of Chelsea (champion) Avery Osentoski, Chelsea (second place) Alex Reich, Dexter (third place) Larry Gotcher, Dexter (fourth place) Tyler Even, Dexter (fourth place) Nate Miller, Chelsea (fourth place) The top four finishers at …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Students can take French or Spanish to fulfill their foreign language requirements beginning next year.
Monday, February 4
Editor's note: This article was republished with permission from the Dexter High School Squall. By Scott Rogers Dexter High School Squall As a result of declining enrollment in German classes during the past few years, German 1 will no longer be offered at Dexter High School beginning in the 2013-14 school year. Principal Kit Moran said he made an administrative decision that the German program is no longer sustainable. "I'm not making the decision because I don't like German," he said. "It's just that, when people don't take the classes, we stop offering them." Moran added that without students enrolled in German 1, it is unlikely that any other German classes will last long. "It's probably going to be the end of the German program," he …