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  • GPPSS On Pointe - no school for students election day

    Posted by Rebecca Fannon on 11/4/2019

    Pointes of Promise

    • On October 26, alumni Graham Romer was pinned Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy Sea Cadet Corps. This requires many years of hard work, dedication and leadership. Only 1% of Sea Cadets ever achieve this level. Graham anticipates continuing his career as a leader and proud American. He is currently applying to Navy and Maritime academies. 
    • Kerby retiree Lyndsey Briggs continues her involvement with Grosse Pointe Theatre as part of the crew for the production of Neil Simon's Rumors running November 15-17, and 21-24, 2019 Visit www.gpt.org for more information.
    • Have a student, staff member or alumni you would like to celebrate? You can always email Pointes of Promise to fannonr@gpschools.org and please put Pointes of Promise in the subject line!

    No school for students tomorrow November 5 - Election Day

    65% of GPPSS parents voted in the 2018 election. How many will vote this election cycle - either by absentee or in person tomorrow?

    Key points about the millage reauthorizations on the November 5 ballot:

    • They represent approximately 25% of the district budget.
    • The ballot language says increase because when the millages expire, the rates re-set to zero. Then if passed the millages would "increase" from zero to the rate homeowners were paying.
    • These are not new taxes - they are reauthorizations.

    For more information, including actual ballot language, go to www.gpschools.org, and click on Ballot Proposals 2019. Have a question? Call 313-333-8421.

    All Michigan voters are now eligible to vote by absentee ballot.  Any registered voter can request an absentee ballot application from their local Clerk's Office. Remember, the polls will be open on Tuesday, November 5th from 7 a.m.-8 p.m.  

    North presents The Sound of Music

    Tickets are on sale now for showings of The Sound of Music at the North PAC, November 21, 22 and 23 at 7 p.m., with a matinee at 2 p.m. November 23 as well.


    • November 5 - Election Day, no school for students, staff professional development
    • November 6 - Parcells Fall Instrumental Concert, 7 p.m., Parcells Auditorium
    • November 7 - Brownell Fall Instrumental Concert, 7 p.m., Brownell MPR
    • November 7-9, at 7:30 p.m., the Pointe Players will present "The Game's Afoot" by Ken Ludwig in the South Auditorium. Tickets are available after October 28 at Duffy and Co. in the Park and at the door ($12 adults/ $8 Students/Seniors).
    • November 12 - South Tri-M Concert, 7 p.m., South Auditorium
    • November 21 & 26 - Middle School Conferences
    • November 21-23 - North Fall Musical "The Sound of Music" at 7 p.m., North PAC (additional 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday)
    • November 27-29 - Thanksgiving Break (return to school Late Start Monday 12/2)
    • December 7 - Parcells Middle School Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., get info on booth rental at parcells.bazaar@gmail.com
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