Saginaw Township Community Schools

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Saginaw Township Community Schools
Saginaw Township Community Schools logo.png
Achieving Excellence
Type and location
Type Public
Grades Pre-kindergarten through 12
Region US-MI
Country USA
Location Saginaw Charter Township, Michigan
Coordinates 43°27′22″N 84°01′02″W / 43.45616°N 84.01720°W / 43.45616; -84.01720 (District office)Coordinates: 43°27′22″N 84°01′02″W / 43.45616°N 84.01720°W / 43.45616; -84.01720 (District office)
District information
President Marianne C. Bird
Vice-president Jenean Coughlin
Superintendent Doug Trombley
Schools Elementary 5
Middle 1
High 2
Budget US$58,810,000 (2010-11)[1]
NCES District ID 2630450[1]
Students and staff
Students 4,927 (2012-13)[1]
Teachers 260.18 (2012-13)[1]
Staff 227.99 (2012-13)[1]
Student-teacher ratio 18.94 (2012-13)[1]
Athletic conference Saginaw Valley League
Other information
Intermediate school district Saginaw Intermediate School District
Schedule M-F except state holidays
Website www.stcs.org

Saginaw Township Community Schools (STCS) is a school district in Saginaw Township, located in Saginaw County, just west of the city of Saginaw, Michigan in the United States.

The district, a part of the Saginaw Intermediate School District, provides public education to approximately 5,000 students, focusing on grades Kindergarten to 12th, but also offers services to pre-K students.[1] The district's Community Education department also provides learning opportunities to adults and children of various age, regardless of residency within the township.

Schools in the district[edit]

Arrowwood Elementary[edit]

Arrowwood is the larger of two traditional elementary schools that provide education to Saginaw Township students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. The school also provides a variety of programs for students with special needs.

The school is housed on the campus which was used for one the district's middle school prior to the opening of White Pine Middle School in 1988. It's previous location was demolished in the 1990s due to asbestos and rezoned as residential property.

Hemmeter Elementary[edit]

Hemmeter is a magnet school for gifted and talented kindergarten through 5th grade students. Students from all elementary schools throughout Saginaw Township are eligible to participate in the Magnate program. The academic program includes accelerated core content, as well as music, art, Spanish and physical education. Student activities offered include Destination Imagination, fine and performing arts including strings education, accelerated reading, Science Plus Art Reaching Kids (SPARK), Hartley Outdoor Education Center, and special days designed to enrich the curriculum.

Sherwood Elementary[edit]

Sherwood is the larger of two traditional elementary schools that provide education to Saginaw Township students in Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grades. The school also provides a variety of programs for students with special needs.

The school is housed on the campus which was used for one the district's middle school prior to the opening of White Pine Middle School in 1988. It's previous location, across the street from what is now Heritage High School, was demolished in the 1990s due to asbestos and rezoned as a commercial property.

Weiss Elementary[edit]

Weiss provides a comprehensive educational program for approximately 300 students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. Curriculum includes traditional core content, as well as physical education, music, Spanish, and art.

Westdale Elementary[edit]

Westdale provides a comprehensive educational program for approximately 300 students in Young Fives, Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grades. Curriculum includes traditional core content, as well as physical education, music, Spanish, and art.

White Pine Middle School[edit]

White Pine serves as the district's middle school, providing traditional, gifted/talented, and special education to Saginaw Township students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. The school uses Learning Communities to focus educational needs. Students are encouraged to explore several program opportunities such as three foreign languages and a fine and performing arts program that includes traditional art, industrial arts, orchestra, band, drama. White Pine also offers a variety of extracurricular activities including a wide variety of sports such as swimming, basketball, volleyball, and soccer, as well as Destination Imagination, Youth in Government, and Middle School Math Competitions.

The school's campus was previously used by Douglas MacArthur High School until Heritage High School was established in 1988. Prior to its establishment, the district was served by two middle schools, which are now used by Sherwood and Arrowwood.

Heritage High School[edit]

Heritage has a student body of 1600-1800 students. 9th through 12th grade Saginaw Township students are offered traditional, accelerated, and special needs education. Heritage also houses an International Bacclaureate diploma program, providing the opportunity for all students to take I.B. classes, whether or not they seek a full I.B. diploma. The school also offers a range of Advanced Placement classes including, but not limited to Biology, Physics, Chemistry, U.S. Government & Politics, American History, European History, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Spanish V, French V, German V, English Literature and Composition, and English Language.

Core courses are enhanced with a range of art, industrial art, instrumental and vocal music, drama, business, leadership, and technology. In addition to approximately 50 athletics programs, Heritage also offers about 30 other clubs and extracurricular activities to students.

Heritage was the product of a 1988-89 merger between two former Saginaw Township high schools, Douglas MacArthur High School and Dwight D. Eisenhower High School. The new "Heritage Hawks" utilizes the old Eisenhower campus and selected one color from each of its parent schools, its official colors now being Navy Blue and Kelly Green. The original logo of the Heritage Hawks had a Hawk above HH with a chain looping down around the HH. The chain links were 8's--signifying the year the new school was established—1988.

Mackinaw High School[edit]

Providing an alternative High School Completion program, Mackinaw's curriculum is geared toward success in the Certificate Programs at nearby Delta College. Mackinaw is open to all students in the county ages 14–19 who have struggled with traditional high school (attendance, motivation problems) or who have dropped out of school and are looking for a second chance to earn a high school diploma. The school's flexible schedule can students achieve progress based upon proficiencies and their own motivation to succeed.

Former schools[edit]

Plainfield was an elementary school within the district which was closed in 2011.[2] The school's campus is now used for Mackinaw High School.

Douglas MacArthur High School and Dwight D. Eisenhower High School were merged in 1988 to create Heritage High School. The Eisenhower campus went on to be used by the new high school, while the MacArthur campus became home to White Pine Middle School.

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