For 100 years, the Grosse Pointe Public School System has benefitted from a sturdy local tax base, state financial support, and ample federal funding, making our school district the envy of our peers nationwide and the crown jewel in one of the healthiest and robust communities in the state. Yet the future is not what it used to be.
Recent school closures, a global pandemic, and budget deficits that have impacted public schools everywhere threaten the long-term viability and success of the very heart of the community we call home. And even the generous contributions of kind benefactors, dedicated parents, millage supporters, and volunteer fundraisers may not be enough to bridge the gaps that the future portends. There needs to be a bigger initiative, a bolder endeavor, and an even deeper commitment from everyone impacted by this revised version of the future.
News & Notes
Meet the Sheeren sisters, Elizabeth and Claire. They are graduates of Grosse Pointe South and work tirelessly to fundraise for C.S. Mott Children's Hospital's palliative care program.
Leah Nadeau, who graduated from Grosse Pointe North in 2009, is a contemporary abstract painter. Raised in Grosse Pointe, she now calls the Seattle metropolitan area home.
Grosse Pointe North class of 1999 graduate Eric Morath got his start writing for The North Pointe. Now he's the editor of economic news policy for the Wall Street Journal. Read more about his journey.