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  • Late Start Schedule for Tuesday, 4/24/18

    PD 7:30-9:00 am                               Shuttle



    1st hour               9:00-9:54              9:54

    2nd hour              10:02-11:02         11:02


    Lunch                   11:10-11:50        11:44

    3rd hr Class         11:50-12:44          


    3rd hr Class         11:10-12:04         12:04

    Lunch                  12:04-12:44         12:44


    4th Hour              12:52-1:47           1:47

    5th hour               1:55-2:50             2:45

    The OSTC busses will run on their normal schedule.

    Parent-Teacher Conferences are Thursday, April 26, 2018.
    Click here for more information:  Groves Parent-Teacher Conferences Letter

    Attention Groves CLASS of 2018! 
    For the current and important information
    use the Quick Link "Senior Class Information" or the Tab "Senior Class" 

    Register Now for the Groves High School Orchestras’
    6th Annual Forte 5K Run/Walk on May 20th
    Forte 5K Run/Walk 2018

    The Groves High School Orchestras’ 6th Annual Forte 5K Run/Walk will be held
    on Sunday, May 20, 2018, beginning at 9:00 a.m. at Beverly Park,
    located on Beverly Road between Southfield and Evergreen Roads.

    The Forte 5K Run/Walk, which features a USATF certified race course,
    is a major fundraiser for the Groves Orchestras.
    Register online through May 17 at bit.ly/forte5k,
    $30, which includes a t-shirt.
    To ensure receiving a specific t-shirt size,
    please register online by May 6.
    Registration will also be available at Beverly Park on race day,
    beginning at 7:30 a.m., $35, cash only. 
    Don’t miss this fun event. Sign up today! 



    Tom Carson, Groves’ first basketball coach, died suddenly of a heart attack following a basketball game in 1968.  Every year since his death, the Tom Carson Memorial Award has been presented during graduation ceremonies to a senior male and female student who best personifies the qualities of personal behavior, which Mr. Carson taught and believed in.  Mr. Carson encouraged students to recognize that they live only once and should, therefore, strive to do something constructive and worthwhile with their lives.  He encouraged students to be law abiding, honest, sincere, show concern for others and be loyal to family, friends, school and the community.  The committee is seeking good all-around citizens, but they need not be outstanding academically nor the “superstars” in any sport.

    This award is made possible through the Tom Carson Memorial Award Fund, which is maintained by the Groves’ PTSA Boosters organization.  A committee of students, parents, and faculty carefully review all nominations received and select the winners. 

    The two senior students who are selected will have their names engraved on a plaque that remains on a wall in the high school office and will receive an engraved watch at the graduation ceremonies.

    Parents, teachers or friends may nominate seniors.  Nominations are to be submitted to Staci Peterson in the Groves High School main office, no later than Monday, April 30, 2018.

    Tom Carson Nomination Form

    Advanced Placement Exams Information:  AP Exams Information and Link

    Groves Course Catalog 2018-2019

    Groves Course Numbers 2018-2019

    9th Grade Course Planning Guide

    College and Career Center News

    College Visit Schedule – All juniors and seniors are invited to attend meetings with the college admission reps who visit Groves. Register in person, in advance in the College & Career Center and obtain a pass to be excused from the class you will miss. Most College Visit meetings are held in the College & Career Center unless otherwise indicated.

    For an up to date list of college visits, check the College Visit Calendar on Mrs. Bodary's website at https://www.birmingham.k12.mi.us/Page/1748.  Please contact her if you have any concerns regarding the college search and admission process, career planning, financial aid, and scholarships. Mrs. Marlene Bodary – MBodary@birmingham.k12.mi.us.

    Additional Student Support

    Groves English Summer Reading List

    Student Drop-Off / Pick-Up and Visitor Parking 
    Families are encouraged to use the district transportation service whenever possible.
    Families choosing not to use district transportation are encouraged to
    carpool with friends and neighbors.

    Students may be dropped off and picked up from three (3) locations:
    the Front Circle Drive off 13 Mile Road,
    the designated drop off lanes in the West Lot-the West Porch “designated drop off lane”
    or the Pool Entrance area.
    The “designated drop off lanes” will be marked by painted lines
    along the West Porch and Pool Entrance area.
    Parents are asked to pull up as far forward as possible
    when using the Front Circle Drive, the West Porch, or the Athletic area.
    Please pull into the area so student traffic can continue to move in the lot.
    Left hand turns from the Front Circle Drive are strongly discouraged.
    Left hand turns may be unsafe and will cause traffic to become congested in the circle drive.
    These areas will become congested from 7:15 to 7:30 a.m. and from 2:45 to 3:00 p.m.
    Parents are encouraged to drop students off prior to 7:10 a.m. and pickup after 2:50 p.m.

    All students must be picked up by 3:00 p.m. every day.
    Students who are not participating in an after-school activity will have to exit the building.

    There will be no student drop-off or pick-up in the North Lot or North Lane
    because of safety issues. Drivers may not use the Music Circle Drive
    for drop-off or pick-up - this area is designated for buses only.
    Consequences for families who use the North Lot, North Lane or
    Music Circle drive for drop-off are at the discretion of the administration
    and are adjusted as necessary based on the severity of the situation.

    Parents who visit the school during the day may park in the
    Front Circle Drive or the visitor parking area at the entrance to the West Lot.
    Visitors must check in with the front desk to identify their vehicle.

    Students do not want to miss school when they are sick and that is a tribute to how much they value school.  But we are seeing an increase in communicable illnesses:  mono, hand, foot and mouth disease and flu like illness.  Please do not send sick students to school.  It elongates your child’s illness and spreads infection to other.  

    Attendance Reminders: 
    If your student needs to leave early, please send a note. This makes it so much easier for a student to leave the classroom on time.  Calling the classroom is disruptive to the teacher and fellow students.   To report your child’s absence, tardiness, or any attendance concern, please call the main line 248-203-3500 option 2.


  • Birmingham Groves High School

    A Tradition of Excellence, since 1959

    Through its mission, Groves seeks to be a community of learners which values each individual and fosters intellectual excellence, personal development, social responsibility and ethical standards.  It only takes one step onto the Groves campus to see this mission quickly come to life. Exceptional teaching and learning inhabits classrooms while an air of encouragement and acceptance builds students' connections with each other and the community at large.  The Groves Advantage lies within the community that makes up Groves -- committed and enthusiastic educators, a compassionate support team of staff members, engaged parents and students eager to move themselves and each other toward successful futures.


    Embekka Thompson, Principal

    Othamian Peterson, Assistant Principal

    Staci Peterson, Assistant Principal

    Darin Wilcox, Assistant Principal

    Tom Flynn, Athletic Director



    Learn More about Groves from the Hafen and Moore Families.


Groves Pride

  • Click here for the 2018 Reflections Participants


    Japanese Honor Society
    Award Winners
    Congratulations to the
    Juniors in the Japanese Class at Groves

    for the outstanding results
    from the 2017 National Japanese Exam.

    Exam level 1:

    Honorable Mention:

    Makaiya Sain
    (National Ranking 131 of 466)

    Exam level 2:

    Gold prize:

    Walter Davis
    (National Ranking 1 of 565)

    Gold prize:
    Joan LaMar
    (National Ranking 1 of 565)

    Silver prize:
    Antulio Erickson-Suzuki
    (National Ranking 78 of 565)

    Honorable Mention:
    Shane Donovan
    (National Ranking 166 of 565)

    Walter Davis (junior)
    also passed the
    “Japanese Language Proficiency Test”
    for the level called N4
    which is the highest level
    for high school level.

    This spring, Groves Newspaper students
    won 14 statewide awards from the
    Michigan Interscholastic Press Association,
    hosted by Michigan State University.

    Two students on staff earned First Place
    in the state for Division 2
    and a total of 11 students earned
    an individual statewide award.

    Students won across many categories
    of photography, writing, and research:
    news, argumentation, narration,
    human interest, sports, environment,
    health coverage, and design.

    Please congratulate the following
    students for their awards:

    Personality Profile
    1st Place
    Alex Johnson
    Rori Mullen's art combats sexism

    Environmental, Health or Science
    1st Place
    Charlotte Beggs
    Rising opiate addiction in suburban schools

    Personality Profile
    Honorable Mention
    Charlotte Beggs
    Junior Kendall Hall produces album, Homily

    Informative Feature
    Honorable Mention
    Charlotte Beggs
    Stagefighting in spring play

    Human Interest Feature
    2nd Place
    Robbie Juriga
    Japanese teacher juggles seven classes
    while battling cancer

    Sports News Story
    3rd Place
    Allison Miller
    Alumni compete in Olympic swimming trials

    Human Interest Feature
    Honorable Mention
    Annalese Lohr
    Sophomore Trevor Sullivan battles
    second paralyzing condition

    Personal Narrative
    Honorable Mention
    Katie Westerlund
    Eighth wonder of the world

    Personal Narrative
    Honorable Mention
    Jaxon Bumbaugh
    My road to Washington

    Sports Feature Story
    Honorable Mention
    Anja Rouaud
    Sophomore Celia Crompton
    trains for fencing Olympics

    News Analysis
    Christian Zeitvogel
    Honorable Mention
    New security after gun scare on campus

    News Analysis
    Justin Sherman
    Honorable Mention
    District Overhauls English Curriculum

    Sports Action Photo
    Honorable Mention
    Josh Klein
    Serving a leap

    Front Page/Newsmagazine Style
    Honorable Mention
    Scriptor Staff
    Art to combat sexism

    Groves High School held a powerful Martin Luther King Jr. assembly in which students and staff shared their stories in the form of short speeches, poems, song, and dance. All of the stories focused on diversity and each story demonstrated how diversity has many definitions. Students discussed needed revisions of the House Rules. All students were able to participate in the process.  Here is the link for the video of the assembly: https://youtu.be/tjR6G12V0Kk.

    The Groves High School Library Media Center

    was declared
    SL21 (School Libraries for the 21st Century)
    Exemplary status by the Michigan State Library.

    (April 2017)

    Team Automation Nation, the combined team of students
    from Seaholm and Groves, travelled to St. Louis, MO,
    to compete with 408 other FRC teams from across the World,
    on April 27-29, 2017.

    Automation Nation

    Six divisions played at the same time in the
    Edward Jones Dome- America’s Center;
    Team 2960 played on the Daly Division.

    It was an energy filled three days,
    of robot climbing, ball launching,
    bot defense and gear driving.

    Eventually, we had our first water game,
    as the roof started to leak!
    No worries, when you have a bunch of engineers in the room,
    you grab an Ethernet cable, Painters tape,
    and a tarp to figure something out!

    During the qualification matches, the drive team,
    led by Colin Jones, Nick Kroetsch, Dan Villalaba,
    and the human players, Jacob Bejune, Max Whalen
    and Ned Slavin, won 9 out of 10 games.

    Based on ranking points awarded, this put
    the team at a 6th place ranking of the 68 teams
    participating on this field.

    Eventually, they were named 5th place
    Captains of our alliance.

    We began our quarterfinals round and
    advanced to the semi-finals, where we eventually
    lost to the World Champions,
    Stryke Force of Kalamazzo, MI,
    The Cheesy Pooft of San Jose, CA,
    The Lightning Robotics from Canton
    and The Pascack PI-oneers of Montvale, NJ.

    Overall, we had an amazing week!
    We couldn’t be more proud of our team for
    all their hard work and dedication.

    In fact, they are already talking about next season!

    Also, Congratulations to Colin Jones,
    Senior at Groves High School, who was awarded
    the FRIST Scholarship to Kettering University!

    This is the largest scholarship offered
    to any FIRST student attending Kettering in the fall.

    Congratulations to all the following students for a Season of Success!

    Jacob Bejune
    Colin Jones
    Chaz Ringey
    Matthew Weerakoon
    Maxwell Whalen
    Michael Fischer – freshman
    Dustin Dimitry
    JP DeRonne
    Oriol Canallas

    Alex Bolejack
    Aliyah Ahmad
    Josh Chapnick
    Jacob Dara
    Grace Shenefelt
    Nicholas Kroetsch
    Malcolm Machesky
    Gabriel Raymond
    Ned Slavin
    Nick Sotiroff
    Daniel Viallalba
    Miles Frierson
    Pia Campbell
    Kevin Gruich
    Leah Kim
    Alyssa Pascoe

    The Groves Forensic Team:

    Class A State Champs!
    This past weekend the Groves Forensic Team
    competed at the MIFA Individual Events
    (aka forensic) State competition
    and earned the title of Class A State Champions.

    The entire team of 28 competed and 21 of
    the 28 advanced to the final round.

    Individual Award winners include:

    1st Place:
    Kendall Hall-Impromptu
    Victoria Lurz-Prose
    Halle Tilotti-Dramatic Interpretation
    Lauren Emerick-Sales 9/10

    2nd Place:
    Ashley Stewart-Prose
    Olivia Reeves-Extemporaneous
    Griffin Kozlow-Dramatic Interpretation 9/10
    Casey Sherwood-Sales
    Ryan Larson/Marshall Ross-Duo

    3rd Place:
    Zach Heaton-Impromptu

    4th Place:
    Ben Iverson-Broadcasting
    Chance Stephenson-Extemporaneous
    Paige Stearn-Storytelling

    5th Place:
    Jadyn Broomfield-Broadcasting
    Sophie Dara-Informative
    Cassie Delgado-Sales
    Maddy Hardey-Sales 9/10

    6th Place:
    Harvey Reeves-Informative
    Sophie Erlich-Oratory
    Isaiah Johnson-Poetry
    Lexy Schusterbrown-Dramatic Interpretation 9/10

    Mia Ersher-Dramatic Interpretation
    Scotty Lockwood-Storytelling

    Quarter Finalist:
    The Jungle Book-Multiple
    (Misha Adler, Jordan Davis,
    Ruby Kolender, James Laport, Hope Tusman)

    State competitors:
    Jack Gross-Oratory
    Beau Lerner/James Hardy-Duo
    Emma Simonte-Poetry
    (Megan Darby, Cameron Howell,
    Jacob Kroll, PJ Roberts, Brooklyn Scott,
    Hunter Stabile,
    Hailey VanWordragen, Becca Woodrow)

    It has been 25 years since Groves
    last won the title of Class A Champions,
    we are thrilled to reclaim this title.



    Birmingham Robotics Team, 2960 Automation Nation, (Seaholm and Groves)

    The Birmingham Robotics Team, 2960 Automation Nation, (Seaholm and Groves) 
    Congratulations to the Birmingham Robotics Team, 2960 Automation Nation,
    for finishing as Finalists in the Dow Division at the FRC Michigan State Championship
    at Saginaw Valley State University on April 15th.  Our team finished with a ranking of 18 out of 450 schools. 

    Bernie Simms, Pat Hoover, and Rosa Everitt couldn’t be more proud of the team, for their dedication, hard work, and persistence,
    which will lead us to the WORLD competition in St. Louis, MO for the Worlds Competition, April 26 & 27.


    Groves High School has earned the designation of  
    EVERGREEN  for the 2016-17 program year! 

    (March 2017)



    Groves Orchestra
    The Groves Orchestra Program
    both hosted and competed at the MSBOA District Orchestra Festival
    held here at Groves on March 11 and 12.  Our Concert and Symphony Orchestras performed
    extremely well at the competition!  They both earned straight 1st division ratings
    from every judge!  This is the highest score possible!  For our Symphony Orchestra,
    this is the 15thconsecutive year receiving this rating!!!


    The Groves Forensic Team had a historic day on Saturday, March 11
    at the MSCI Spring Fling Forensic Tournament. 
    We received more 1st place finishes than we have before!

    1st Place:

    Olivia Reeves   -Extemporaneous
    Kendall Hall    -Impromptu
    Sophie Erlich    -Oratory
    Casey Sherwood    -Sales
    Mia Ersher    -DI (Novice)
    Halle Tilotti    -DI  (Open)
    Ryan Larson/Marshall Ross    -Duo
    Isaiah Johns    -Poetry (Novice)
    Victoria Lurz    -Prose

    2nd Place:

    Sophie Dara    -Informative
    Lauren Emerick    -Sales (Novice)
    Griffin Kozlow    -DI (Novice)

    3rd Place:

    Ben Iverson    -Broadcasting
    Maddy Hardey    -Sales
    Ashley Stewart Smith    -Prose
    Scotty Lockwood    -Storytelling

    4th Place:

    Chance Stephenson    -Impromptu
    Cassie Delgado    -Sales

    5th Place:

    James Hardy/Beau Lerner    -Duo

    6th Place:

    Harvey Reeves    -Informative (Novice)
    The Jungle Book    -Multiple (Misha Adler, Jordan Davis, Ruby Kolender, James Laport, Hope Tushman)


    Team 2960 Automation Nation

    Team 2960 Automation Nation
    had an awesome weekend as they competed
    amongst 40 other robotics team throughout
    the state of Michigan and Ohio.
    At the competition in Southfield,
     our team became not only the winners of the innovation
    and control system award, but were partnered
    with the killer bees of Notre Dame,
    and the Mech Warriors of Brither Rice and Marion
     to be declared the first place champions
    of Southfield High School first week of FRC!

    Our students have been dedicated to building
    our 117 pound robot for six weeks to compete
     in this year Steamworks competition.  
    They have worked diligently to create a ball shooter,
     a gear pick up, and the robots that climbs the rope!
    Without the dedication of the students,
    this would not have been possible. 


    On Saturday, March 4 the Groves Forensic Team
    took 1st place in the "Daimyo" (Large School) Division
    at the Ninjatational Forensic Tournament
    at Avondale High School. 

    Individual award recipients:

    Griffin Kozlow-DI 9/10
    Zach Heaton-Impromptu
    Halle Tilotti-DI Open
    Lauren Emerick-Sales 9/10

    Mia Ersher-DI
    Scotty Lockwood-Storytelling
    Victoria Lurz-Prose

    Cassie Delgado-Sales
    Olivia Reeves-Extemporaneous
    Emma Simonte-Poetry
    Maddy Hardey-Sales 9/10

    Hercules (PJ Roberts, Hunter Stabile, Cameron Howell,
    Jacob Kroll, Becca Woodrow, Brooklyn Scott,
    Megan Darby, Haily Van Wordragen)
    Ashley Stewart-Smith-Prose
    Casey Sherwood-Sales

    Paige Stearn-Storytelling
    Sophie Dara-Informative
    Ben Iverson-Broadcasting
    Lexy Schusterbrown-DI 9/10
    Beau Lerner/James Hardy-Duo

    Jack Gross-Oratory
    Kendall Hall-Impromptu

    Thanks for all of your support!

    (February 2017)

    $31,429.44 was raised for
    The Make-A-Wish Foundation - Michigan
    during Charity Week.
    Special Thanks to the Students, Staff
    and Community of Groves High School.


    The Theatre 5 students

    competed at the MIFA One Act Competition on February 11.  
    The students presented the play Girls Like That by Evan Placey. 

    Groves came in 1st place at the regional competition
    and secured a spot to compete at next week's State competition.

    In addition to coming in 1st at the Regional competition
    a number of students were recognized for their individual accomplishments.

    Ashley Stewart-Smith-Superior for Acting
    PJ Roberts-Excellent for Acting
    Entire cast-Superior for Ensemble Acting
    Entire Technical Crew-Superior for Technical Execution
    Olivia Reeves, Alison Rhen, Misha Adler-Superior to Student Direction
    Ryan Larson-Superior for Fight Choreography
    Caitlin McCoy & Victoria Lurz-Superior for Costume Design
    Sophie Erlich, Marshall Ross, Halle Tilotti-Superior for Lobby Design
    Olivia Reeves, Alison Rhen, Misha Adler-Superior for Script cutting
    PJ Roberts, Ryan Larson, Harvey Reeves-Superior for Music/Song Selection
    Harvey Reeves & Sean Sullivan-Sound Execution

    (January 2017)

    2017 Individual Category Scholastic Art Awards

    The Southeastern Michigan Region of the Scholastic Art Awards is sponsored by the College for Creative Studies and supported by an advisory board of volunteer art teachers.  This region receives more than 6,200 works of art and 250 portfolios from middle school and high school students, which are then adjudicated and selected for Honorable Mentions, Silver and Gold Key Awards, American Vision nominations, and Best of Show Portfolios.

    Congratulations to:

    Callie Barnas
    Honorable Mention Editorial Cartoon

    Nick Joseph
    Gold Key Digital Art
    Gold Key Photography
    Gold Key Photography
    Silver Key Photography
    Honorable Mention Photography

    Victoria Kincaid
    Gold Key Photography
    Honorable Mention Photography
    Honorable Mention Photography

    Samantha Mantua
    Silver Key Ceramics & Glass

    Larkin O'Gorman
    Gold Key Photography
    Silver Key Photography
    Silver Key Photography


    Groves Scriptor takes home 3 First Place National Awards for the second year in a row

    Groves Scriptor takes home 3 First Place National Awards for the second year in a row

    For the second year in a row, the  American Scholastic Press Association awarded The Scriptor three first place awards in their national competition:  National First Place for Newsmagazine,  National First Place for Investigative Reporting, and a National First Place for Sports Photography  

    Each year ASPA’s  panel of journalists and educators rank student newsmagazines from colleges and high schools across the United States based on the following criteria: coverage, ethics, research and writing, page design, general plan, art/photography, business acumen, creativity, editing, and community leadership.

    Each category is further broken down into multiple rubrics related to writing, design, and research ethics.  This year, the Scriptor  scored in the highest on the rubrics to earn a these first place Awards. 

    In this year's, congratulations letter to the Scriptor staff, the ASPA 2016 the judges wrote: “Scriptor is an excellent publication, which deserves first place.  Creating  a magazine teaches students the fundamentals of publishing and a variety of writing modes,  proofreading and editing skills, concepts of design and composition and promotes a community of young writers, thereby promoting esteem and school-wide status.  Your magazine shows the superior efforts of talented and creative writers, artists, photographers, layout/graphics designers, staff members, and adviser.”

    The judges ranked the Scriptor especially high on  research, writing,  photography, and creativity.

    The following newspaper students were especially instrumental in helping the Scriptor win this award:

    Christian Zietvogel
    Charlotte Beggs
    Connor Bradbury
    Justin Sherman
    Ali Abdalla
    Misha Adler
    Eric Gaines
    Connor Mason
    Molly Ryan
    Chris Biddle
    Gavin Barry
    Shane Donovan
    Rebecca Gonska
    Derrik Lockhart
    Jaxon Bumbaugh
    Derrik Lockhart


    Groves Orchestra MSBOA District Solo & Ensemble Results 

    Members of the Groves Orchestra program participated in the MSBOA (Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association) District Solo and Ensemble Festival held at Brighton High School on January 18, 2017.  This is an event where students perform a solo, and/or in an ensemble, and compete against a set criteria for a rating.  The rating guidelines are as follows:  Division I = Superior, Division II = Excellent, Division III = Good, Division IV = Fair, Division V = Poor.   

    We are proud to announce that the Groves Orchestra program had 24 events participate resulting in 19 Division I, and 5 Division II ratings!!!  Our Groves orchestra students have worked very hard in preparation for this event and we are extremely proud of their efforts!  Please congratulate the following students at your earliest convenience:

    Division I

    (in no particular order)

    Stephanie Green, Ethan Biederman, Anna Citko, Tessa Irish-Minewiser- string quartet

    Alison Brandt- violin solo

    Claire Wilusz- violin solo

    Tessa Irish-Minewiser- cello solo

    Samantha Zerafa, Zaria Seabron, Parker Tomkinson- violin trio

    Claire Wilusz & Tessa Irish-Minewiser-  violin & cello duet

    Morghan Larson- violin solo

    Samantha Zerafa- violin solo

    Kendall Pollard- violin solo

    Ethan Bieberman- violin solo

    Stephanie Green- violin solo

    Josh Holmes & Curtis Rogers- cello duet

    Alexander Shier- cello solo

    Morghan Larson & Molly Kohl- violin duet

    Zaria Seabron- violin solo

    Jilianne Kowalchuk- violin solo

    Kaan Gurun- piano solo

    Jana Dinkeloo- violin solo

    Molly Kohl- violin solo

     Division II

    Joy Tenjeras- viola solo

    Anna Citko- viola solo

    Ben Tushman- viola solo

    Aaron Stottlemyer- viola solo

    John Doyle- cello solo

     (December 2016)

    39 Superior Rankings

    40 Groves High School theatre students attended the Michigan Thespian Festival
    at SVSU and made history by receiving the most superior ratings ever.
    (Superior is the highest a student can achieve,
    similar to a 1 rating for Solo/Ensemble in the music world).

    Superior Rating:

    Short Film                           Misha Adler

    Monologue                        Victoria Lurz

    Playwriting                         Lexy Schusterbrown, Chance Stephenson

    Duet Acting                        Maddy Hardey/James Laport

     Solo Dance                         Cassie Delgado 

    Group Musical                  Sophie Dara, Megan Darby,  Noel Stanley, Hailey VanWordragen, Becca Woodrow

     Scenic Design                    Harvey Reeves, Sean Sullivan

     Monologue                        Caitlin McCoy

     Group Acting                     Grace Balow, Sophie Dara, Griffin Kozlow, Scotty Lockwood

     Duet Musical                     McKenna Moosekian/Jordan Davis

     Solo Musical Theatre        Sophie Erlich

     Sound Design                    Alexandria Pawlik, Harvey Reeves, Sean Sullivan

     Group Musical                 Jordan Davis, Griffin Kozlow,

    Isaiah Johns, James Laport, Scotty Lockwood, PJ Roberts,  Hunter Stabile

     Stage Management        Ruby Kolender,  Alison Rhen

     Group Dance                     James Hardy/Ashley Stewart

     Duet Musical                     Marshall Ross/Paige Stearn

     Costume Design               Caitlin McCoy, Olivia Reeves

     Monologue                        Marshall Ross

     Duet Musical                     Mia Ersher/Victoria Lurz

     Theatre Marketing          Sophie Erlich, Alison Rhen, Hunter Stabile

     Solo Musical                      Olivia Reeves

     Lighting Design                 Alexandria Pawlik

    Group Acting                     Megan Darby, Beau Lerner, Lexy Schusterbrown, Chance Stephenson

    Solo Dance                         Talia Stern

     Makeup Design                Misha Adler, Hailey VanWordragen,  Becca Woodrow

     Group Musical                  Mia Ersher, Victoria Lurz, Talia Stern

     Solo Dance                         Halle Tilotti

     Group Dance                     Halle Tilotti/Cassie Delgado

    Duet Acting                        Ryan Larson/Ashley Stewart

     Excellent Rating:

    Duet Acting                        James Hardy/Beau Lerner

    Solo Musical Theatre      PJ Roberts

    Costume Design               Noel Stanley

    Lighting Design                  Ari Kohl

    Ensemble Acting              Ruby Kolender/Ryan Larson/

    Natalia McIntyre/Paige Stearn

     Individual Events

    Individual Events are an opportunity for an individual or small group of students to present scenes, musical numbers or design ideas for a panel of three judges.  All of the judges are either university educators or theatre professionals. The judges evaluate the students on a series of criteria and then rank the students with a rating of Superior (1st), an Excellent (2nd), or Good (3rd) or Fair (4th).  Students compete against standards, not other students. 

    (Nov. 2016)

    Oakland County Robotics Championship

    Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, the Seaholm/Groves robotics team, the "Automation Nation",  captured 1st place at the Oakland County Robotics Championship.  In addition, we were awarded the tournament Strategic Design Award and were named finalists for the 2016 OCCRA Foundation Award, which takes into account other things your team does, mentoring, community outreach, etc.


    Robotics team wins OCCRA tournament

    The Birmingham robotics team won 1st place out of 24 teams at last night’s Oakland County Competitive Robotics tournament.  This years’ game is “Go 4 It”, a game that resembles Connect 4 for 120 pound robots and uses 10 inch kick balls for scoring pieces.  Students from Seaholm and Groves took 6 weeks to design, build, test, and program the robot.

    (Oct. 2016)


    At the Okemos HS invitational held at Lansing Community College on October 21-22, 2016, several Groves debaters received individual speaker awards. David Boarman, at his first novice tournament, was top speaker in the novice division in a field of 26 competitors. In the open or varsity division, Piper Meloche was 3rd and Luke Bagdon 4th individual speakers. Posting winning 3-2 records in the novice division were teams of David Boarman and Ari Sherman, and the three person teams of Jonathan Giha, Dennis Coates and Jasmine Worthy.


    Marching Band

    The Groves High School Falcon Marching Band performed at the MSBOA District 4 Marching Band Festival and received an overall Division 1 rating. This is a fantastic achievement by this group of students who have been working extremely hard since the first week of August. Also please recognize Sean Smith assistant director of bands, Brian Stukey our drum line instructor and Sarah Stukey for all the hard work they have put into our season.


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