Tuesday, February 26, 2013
According to media reports, the man made the threat in an online comment on a news article.
A man has been charged with posting an online threat to Thornton Creek Elementary School, according to a report by the Associated Press posted on MLive. The article states that on Jan. 8 Alex Boyar threatened that he would blow up the elementary school unless a math test was canceled. Thornton Creek is located in Novi and is in the Northville Public School District. According to MLive, the FBI said Boyar's comment was posted at the bottom of an online news story about an earlier lockdown at the school. Boyar told the Associated Press that he was joking and did not have any real plans. Check back with Patch for updates on this story. Read More:
The Michigan Youth Arts Association and Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs awarded $70,000 in grants to area schools this month.
Thornton Creek Elementary School is among 190 schools that have been awarded funds to take students on arts and culture field trips this spring as part of the Arts and Culture Trek Grant program. Thornton Creek is located in Novi and is part of the Northville Public School District. Michigan Youth Arts Association and program co-sponsor the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs this month announced a total of $70,000 in grants to Michigan schools to defray the cost of transportation for an arts and culture related field trip. The program will support field trips for 19,439 students across the state. Destinations will include The Henry Ford, Arab American National Museum, Detroit Zoo, Holocaust Memorial Center, Detroit Institute of…
Monday, October 15, 2012
The Northville Public Schools elementary building was chosen for the top prize from a pool of schools around the country.
Monday, October 15, 2012
- From a Northville Public Schools press release Thornton Creek Elementary School in Novi has been chosen as the top winner of the national School Grounds. Playgrounds. Common Ground. contest for its essay submission describing how it would benefit from a new inclusive playground. Thornton Creek will receive $50,000 in inclusive playground equipment from Landscape Structures, which sponsored the contest in partnership with the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) Foundation. “Our committee is honored to receive this award from Landscape Structures and the NAESP Foundation,” said Alison Epler, principal of Thornton Creek Elementary School. “Play is serious work at Thornton Creek, and we look forward to strengthening …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Smoke at Thornton Creek led to an evacuation of the school on Thursday.
Classes resumed Thursday afternoon at Thornton Creek Elementary School after smoke was noticed in two classrooms leading to a school evacuation. According to a school district email, the damage was not serious. A small fire started in a fan motor. "The fire has been extinguished and the area has been aired out. Both the Fire Chief and the Police Chief have declared the building safe for return to classrooms," according to the email. The students were placed on school buses when the incident happend at 12:45 p.m. to keep them warm and to be ready for transportation to another location if necessary. About an hour later, the classes resumed.