Chippewa Valley Schools

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Chippewa Valley Schools is a school district with its headquarters located in Clinton Township, Macomb County, Michigan.[1] The Chippewa Valley School district covers 28 square miles serving in the Clinton and Macomb Townships.[2] It is the eighth largest school district out of 788 public and charter schools in Michigan and the second largest school district in Macomb County.[2] Chippewa Valley school district teaches 16,300 students each day. Those students attend school at twelve Elementary, four Middle, two ninth grade centers, three High Schools, one International Academy of Macomb (IAM) High School, and one preschool center.[2]

1.3 million miles are covered by Chippewa Valley School district buses transporting students to and from school using 153,000 gallons of diesel fuel. 10,500 students ride a bus each day to get to school.[2] 835,200 school meals are served each year during morning breakfast and lunch meals to the students, including reduced priced lunches for students who are in need of it. Chippewa Valley School is one of Macomb County's largest employers, providing jobs for 1,800 teachers, janitors, and administration.[2]

High schools[edit]

Chippewa Valley High School[edit]

    Notable Alumni
       Paul Feig, director

Dakota High School[edit]

Dakota High School
Location
Macomb Township, Michigan
United States
Coordinates 42°38′41″N 82°54′35″W / 42.644726°N 82.909599°W / 42.644726; -82.909599
Information
Type Public
Motto Home of the Cougars
Established 1995
Head teacher Paul Sibley
Number of students 3,200+
Campus Suburb
Color(s) Green, Navy, Gray               
Mascot Cougars
Feeder schools Iroquois, Seneca, Wyandot
Website

Dakota High School is a public high school located in the Metropolitan Detroit region, situated in the suburb of Macomb Township, Michigan. The school opened in 1995 as the second high school in Chippewa Valley Schools. An overflow of ninth graders formed the need of a new Ninth Grade Center. However, as that building could not be built before the start of the 2007-2008 school year, Dakota ninth graders utilized a finished wing of the, at the time, brand new Seneca Middle School. Recently, the Ninth Grade Center has been opened and in use since the 2008-2009 school year.

Notable alumni[edit]

Athletic achievements[edit]

  • 2006 Division 1 Football State Champions, with a 13-1 record
  • 2007 Division 1 Football State Champions, with a 14-0 record [3][4]
  • 2008 Boys Ice Hockey Mac Red Champions
  • 2008 Boys Ice Hockey Regional Champions
  • 2009 Boys Ice Hockey Mac Red Champions
  • 2009 Boys Baseball Mac Red Champs.[5]

Mohegan High School[edit]

Mohegan High School
Location
Clinton Township, Michigan
United States
Information
Type Public
Motto HOME OF THE TIMBERWOLVES
Established 2004
Campus Suburb
Color(s) Orange, Blue          
Mascot Timberwolves
Website

Mohegan High School is an alternative high school where students achieve the same goals as regular high school, but with different hours, rules, methods, atmosphere and approaches. [6]

International Academy of Macomb[edit]

International Academy of Macomb
Location
Clinton Township, Michigan
United States
Coordinates 42°21′52″N 82°33′37″W / 42.364487°N 82.560318°W / 42.364487; -82.560318
Information
Type Public, International Baccalaureate
Established 2008
Head teacher Mr. Eric Sturm
Number of students 450+
Campus Suburb
Color(s) Navy, Silver          
Feeder schools Center Line, Chippewa Valley, Clintondale, East Detroit, Fitzgerald, Fraser, Lake Shore, Lakeview, L'Anse Creuse, New Haven, Richmond, Romeo, South Lake, Van Dyke, Warren Consolidated, Warren Woods
Website

The International Academy of Macomb (IAM), is located in the same region as this district and is an offspring of the International Academy of Bloomfield. Both schools are International Baccalaureate schools and offer honors courses in grades 9 and 10 and IB courses in Junior and Senior year. While this school is not directly a part of the Chippewa Valley District, it is located on the campus of Chippewa Valley High School and accepts a large percentage of their students from the Chippewa District.

Middle schools[edit]

Algonquin Middle School[edit]

Algonquin Middle School is found in Clinton Township, Michigan. Their mascot name is the Eagles. They previously added two new science labs. The principal is Walt Kozlowski and assistant principal is Raymond Buccili.

The Algonquin Middle School mission statement: "The Algonquin Community will address the needs of emerging adolescent and provide opportunities for each student to recognize and better understand changes in their physical, emotional, social and intellectual development. This will be accomplished by offering a challenging, relevant and diverse curriculum in a safe, stimulating environment."

Algonquin Middle School
Location
Clinton Township, Michigan
United States
Coordinates 42°34′18″N 82°55′22″W / 42.571754°N 82.922684°W / 42.571754; -82.922684
Information
Type Public
Motto Home of the Eagles
Established 1968
Head teacher Walt Kozlowski
Number of students 300+
Campus Suburb
Color(s)

Red,Gold, and Black

              
Mascot Eagles
Website

Iroquois Middle School[edit]

Iroquois Middle School
Location
Macomb Township, Michigan
United States
Coordinates 42°39′09″N 82°56′21″W / 42.652374°N 82.939209°W / 42.652374; -82.939209
Information
Type Public
Established Sept. 1981
Head teacher Chris Gardener
Number of students 970+
Campus Suburb
Color(s) Green & White          
Website

Iroquois Middle School is one of four middle schools in the Chippewa Valley School District located in Macomb County, Michigan.

Previously the Iroquois Indians, the mascot was changed to the Panthers due to inappropriate nature of referring to American natives as "Indians". It was also agreed that "Panthers" sounded like a tougher name for its teams.

In April 2008, the school started construction to add a new wing to the school, a new band room, and several other rooms. The construction is now completed and the classrooms are now in use.

Seneca Middle School[edit]

Seneca Middle School
Location
Macomb Township, Michigan
United States
Coordinates 42°36′42″N 82°56′02″W / 42.611607°N 82.933998°W / 42.611607; -82.933998
Information
Type Public
Established 2007
Head teacher Todd Distelrath
Number of students 1900+
Campus Suburb
Color(s) Gold, Green, and Black
Website

Seneca Middle School is a suburb based campus previously located in Clinton Township. While that building is now used as the Chippewa Valley High School 9th Grade Center and the International Academy of Macomb, the new building opened for the 2008-'09 school year is located in Macomb Township next to Dakota High School and Cheyenne Elementary School. Their mascot is the "Jaguars," and the school colors are green, gold, and white. Seneca Middle School is located on Heydenreich and 21 Mile Road. The principal is Mr. Todd Disteralth, and the assistant principal is Mr. Ray Buchilli.

Wyandot Middle School[edit]

School located on Garfield Rd. in Clinton Township Michigan. Wyandot is known as the "Hawks" with colors of Navy Blue and Gold. The principal of Wyandot is Darleen Sims who is assisted by her assistant principals Joe Connolly and Frank Bellomo. [7] The Wyandot vision statement is, "Our vision is for all students to reach their full potential."[7]

Wyandot Middle School
Location
Clinton Township, Michigan
United States
Coordinates 42°35′14″N 82°57′01″W / 42.587212°N 82.950325°W / 42.587212; -82.950325
Information
School type Public jamajama
Motto "Go Hawks!"
Head teacher Darleen Gauci
Number of students 1000+
Campus Suburb
Color(s) Navy Blue and Gold
Website

Elementary Schools[edit]

Michigan Native American tribal council representatives suggested names of Native American tribal leaders that could be used for schools, so the Sequoyah and Little Turtle schools receive those names.[8]

Preschools[edit]

Little Turtle[edit]

Little Turtle Early Childhood Center provides two and a half hour classes for preschool aged children two, or three days a week depending on the parent’s choice of class. All day preschool is also available and the school has students enrolled between infants to five years of age.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact Us." Chippewa Valley Schools. Retrieved on August 2, 2013. "19120 Cass Avenue Clinton Twp., MI 48038"
  2. ^ a b c d e "About Us". Archived from the original on November 22, 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-02. 
  3. ^ Chippewa Valley School District (2007-11-27). "Macomb Dakota's road to football perfection in 2007.". C&G Newspapers. Archived from the original on October 12, 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-22. 
  4. ^ Chippewa Valley School District (2007-12-14). "Dakota Athletic Department.". Chippewa Valley Schools. Retrieved 2007-12-16. 
  5. ^ Bates, Brad (2009-06-25). "Hats off". Grosse Pointe Times. Retrieved 2009-10-22. 
  6. ^ "Mohegan High School". 
  7. ^ a b Wyandot Middle School
  8. ^ "Michigan civil rights department asks U.S. to bar schools' use of Indian names." Detroit Free Press. February 9, 2013. Retrieved on July 1, 2014.
  9. ^ http://www.chippewavalleyschools.org/our-district/departments/early-childhood/

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