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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

Armani Williams, Grosse Pointe South class of 2018, is currently studying mechanical engineering at Oakland University. He also happens to be a professional race car driver—the first professional driver in NASCAR openly diagnosed with Autism.

Over the years, Claire (Urbiel) Hunter, Grosse Pointe South class of 2002, has worked on several floors throughout the hospital and found her home in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Hospital of Michigan.

Peter grew up in Grosse Pointe Farms where he discovered his love for news and television at a young age. These days, Peter is a news reporter for WXYZ-TV, Channel 7 in Detroit. Although Peter Maxwell didn’t graduate from Grosse Pointe South (he transferred to a boarding school his junior year), he is still a Blue Devil at heart.

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