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Blog: middle school sports about to change

Some long-awaited changes are in store for the Plymouth-Canton middle school athletic programs, and they could be made even next year.

Boy’s volleyball could be changed to wrestling, and cross country could be added for both boys and girls next year. Both are currently offered as clinics through the school, but are not official school sports.

The changes will be reviewed by the Plymouth-Canton school board in the spring.

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Blog: Beheading case embarrasses former Canton grad

Jean Pierre Orlewicz, an 18-year-old Canton High School student, will be sentenced to life in prison on May 12 after being convicted of murder, but his actions will radiate far beyond his jail cell walls. For years to come, the township of Canton will be known as the home of one of the most violent murders the state of Michigan has ever seen.

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P-CEP drug sweep has students questioning their rights

The drug sweep of the Plymouth Canton Educational Park’s parking lots on October 31, 2007 found alcohol in three students’ cars and an illegal drug in another car. The unannounced search has students debating what rights they have while at school.

A team of Canton Township police officers and canine units inspected all cars on school property. Over 47 cars were searched after dogs gave positive responses, but only four contained drugs or alcohol.

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Special City Council Meeting Raises Questions in Williamston

In an E-mail read aloud, Williamston resident Jennifer Chisholm expressed her skepticism of the special city council meeting being held the night of, Dec. 19, 2007,

            “I am all for new businesses in this town. We need the infrastructure if we are going to             remain solvent. However holding a ‘special’ meeting for ONE business that hosted your OWN fundraiser is extremely suspect.”

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Williamston High School Switches to Trimesters

The Williamston Board of Education will change its long-standing double semester year at Williamston High School to a trimester year starting in the 2008-2009 school year.

            The Board said the switch is an effort to better prepare its students and give them a higher quality of education.

            Under the current schedule of two semesters a school year, students attend six one-hour long classes a day and receive six credits a year.

            The new trimesters will only have five classes a day, but for a longer period of time and students will receive 7.5 credits a year.

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Budget cuts show unstable school district finances

Budget cuts for the Plymouth-Canton school district will continue into next year and soon reach the classroom, according to school officials.

Plymouth-Canton Community Schools (PCCS) has cut $11 million over the last five years, and with the lack of aid from the state government, they will be forced to continue cutting expenditures in the next year.

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