Fenton High School (Michigan)

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Fenton Senior High School
Established 1969
Type Public secondary
Students 1,200(approx)
Grades 9–12
Location Fenton, Michigan, USA
Coordinates 42°47′02″N 83°44′03″W / 42.7839°N 83.7343°W / 42.7839; -83.7343Coordinates: 42°47′02″N 83°44′03″W / 42.7839°N 83.7343°W / 42.7839; -83.7343
Colors Orange and Black          
Mascot Tigers
Yearbook Fentonian
Newspaper Fenton InPrint
Website www.edline.net/pages/Fenton_Senior_High_School

Fenton High School is a public high school located in Fenton, Michigan. In 2008 the school received International Baccalaureate (IB) Authorization.[1] The high school is home to over 1,200 students.

History[edit]

The current high school was built in 1969 and the entire Fenton Area Public Schools complex has evolved over decades; the high school recently underwent major renovations and expansion. In 2006, a new addition was made to the English wing of the school. In 2007, the building underwent renovations to expand the fine arts wing, pool, and lunch room, and to add an auxiliary gym. With these new renovations the High School now offers an IB Diploma Programme curriculum. The school runs block scheduling, which works as two separate days with 4 classes each, listed as A days and B days. The days alternate and leave students with 8 classes in total, including a Student Resource Time (SRT).

The previous Fenton High School, which was first built in the 1890s and was expanded in 1938 and 1949, became a middle school, and, with the 2006-07 opening of Andrew G. Schmidt Middle School (known locally as 'AGS') which shares the Fenton Area Public School complex with the high school, Ellen Street Academy. Southern Lakes Parks and Recreation is also housed at Ellen Street Academy.

In 2014, an $11 million bond was passed (overwhelmingly) to improve technology, busing and security, among other things [2] over a 12-year period. The school has since improved it's technology and other parts of the building.

Yearbook[edit]

The Fenton High School yearbook, officially named the 'Fentonian,' has received numerous awards over the years, including the Spartan Award by the Michigan Interscolastic Press Association. Most recently, however, they received a Silver Crown award from the Colombia Scholastic Press Association in New York City along with a National Pacemaker Award, making it among the top 36 in the nation. The first all-color volume was printed in 2008, but due to lack of funds, another all-color book was not in the making until 2014. According to yearbook director Pam Bunka, who has been in that position since 1977, the 2015 book will be a "video book, featuring video tie-ins that the student can look back on using an access code." This book will be themed "Same Story, Different Angle" and will be distributed sometime in August.

Athletics[edit]

In addition to the Little League Baseball fields, other athletic fields at Fenton High School include Ivan Williams Field, used for football and track and field, a soccer field and high school baseball fields. Ivan Williams Field was rebuilt in 2007 to seat 2,500 spectators. However, the school welcomed more than 3,500 people into the stadium for the opening home football game of the 2007 season.

In 2013, both the Varsity Girls softball field and the Varsity soccer field has received renovations and a new scoreboard. The boy's baseball field was also renovated and improved in 2013.

The school building houses an 8 lane swimming pool. The girls swimming team as of 2014 has captured the Flint Metro League title for 11 years straight.[3]

Overall, the school has received multiple league titles in multiple sports.

League Joined Left
County B League  ? 1968[4]
Metro League 1968 Present[5]

Notable alumni[edit]

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