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Thursday, January 31, 2008
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Wednesday, January 30, 2008
SCHOLASTIC'S ELECTION WEBSITE
With Super Tuesday coming up on February 5, it's the perfect time to talk to your kids about the different presidential candidates and their views on specific issues like health care (who pays for doctor visits?) and global warming (why do we recycle?). Scholastic has election coverage by kid reporters, information, games, quizzes, polls, and more.
For Teachers, Scholastic has all the materials you need to make Election 2008 teachable, relevant, and exciting to your students.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
Poolers who enroll in Guaranteed Ride Home may receive taxi fare or rental car reimbursement in the case of:
>personal or family illness;
>unscheduled departure of carpool or vanpool driver.
Key points of the Guaranteed Ride Home Program are:
>Participants must carpool or vanpool to work on a regular basis.
>Commuters must make their own arrangements for a taxicab or rental car.
Reimbursements will be made for trips from the work site to the residence or pooler meeting location. Intermediate stops (e.g., day care or hospital) are permitted.
Taxi fares will be reimbursed for trips up to 100 miles one way; rental cars for one day.
The program may be used up to six times per year but no more than twice in one month.
When you register for Guaranteed Ride Home, your information will be added to the RideShare database. When you need a matchlist in the future, you will have this useful tool available.
Guaranteed Ride Home Application
If you're already enrolled and need to be reimbursed for your emergency ride home, complete and mail the GRH Reimbursement Voucher with the original dated receipt.
SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, is a membership organization of local governments. We work with local elected leaders to help solve regional issues that extend beyond individual governmental boundaries. We advocate for the good of Southeast Michigan and its citizens, and the wise use of taxpayer dollars. Our region includes Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw, and Wayne Counties.
The GET A JOB, GET A RIDE! program lets eligible new employees save on transportation expenses. If you have been hired within the past 30 days, you can receive a FREE SMART $1.50 31 Day Pass to ride SMART's fixed route service. (Your employer must first enroll in the program and you must meet eligibility requirements.) Call 313.223.2191 for more information.
Sunday, January 27, 2008
The airline said Thursday it would expand the service this spring to let customers book flights, change reservations and request upgrades from a Web-enabled device.
American said its Web site recognizes users of mobile devices and directs them to a mobile version of AA.com.
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Friday, January 25, 2008
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Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Got a college-bound kid? Check out our interview with Ted Spencer, director of undergraduate admissions at the University of Michigan and a father of three college grads. Click here to find out Spencer's advice for tackling the college admissions process.
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Our youth savings plan is called Soccer Savings. This unique youth savings account matches the total interest earned at the age of 18.
At Telcom Credit Union we want to promote the importance of saving money for the future. We have designed a savings account for kids which will reward and help them save money. You can help your child develop good savings habits early by opening a Soccer Savings account for them.
Deposit $5.00 in their savings account to establish them as a member at Telcom Credit Union.
Deposit a minimum of $1.00 to open their Soccer Savings account.
The Soccer Savings account earns a premium interest rate equal to our Money Management rate, currently 2.0% annual percentage yield (APY), and is subject to change annually on December 31. Quarterly Soccer Savings statements will reflect the balance and the amount of interest earned. At age 18, Telcom Credit Union will match up to $500.00 of the total interest already paid during the term of the Soccer Savings. All matching contributions will automatically be deposited into a two-year Soccer Savings Reward Certificate of Deposit to earn even more money, and to teach your child to save for the future. As a bonus, you may add additional funds to the Reward Certificate.
We offer many more benefits as your child grows. At age 16, they can open a checking account with an ATM card or Visa debit card with a qualified parent co-signer. You can also help to teach them financial responsibility with a co-signed Visa credit card.
Then at the age of 18, if your child attends school full-time, they can enroll in our College Account Program to avoid monthly low balance fees. So get your child started today, with a Telcom Soccer Savings account, and help them learn to sock it away.
Telcom Credit Union Locations
Kids: Get published! If you have artwork to share with the Yak, send it to
Yak's Corner Art, P.O. Box 170, Detroit, MI 48231.
Be sure to use bright, bold colors and unlined paper for your art.
On the back, include your name, age, town and phone number.
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Friday, January 18, 2008
The University Prep Science and Math Middle School will hold an open house from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday Janaury 23 at the Detroit Science Center for interested parents and students. Enrollment applications are being accepted through Feb. 8 for the 162 slots in sixth and seventh grades. The school eventually will include eighth grade.
Tenets of the University Prep Science and Math Middle School curriculum
>Hands-on, project-based education connected to the Detroit Science Center
>Narrative rather than letter grades
>Student-to-teacher ratio of 18 to 1
>Partnerships through businesses and institutions, including the University of Michigan, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, General Motors Corp. and the Detroit Medical Center
>Chinese and Spanish language and culture
>Guarantee to graduate at least 90 percent of students and send 90 percent to college
>Longer school year of 206 days versus the standard 180 days, including a mandatory summer camp Source: University Prep Science and Math Middle School
• Wednesday: Open house will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Detroit Science Center.
• November-Feb. 8: Applications for the fall will be accepted for students who will be in the sixth or seventh grades.
• March 7: A lottery will be held at the science center if the number of applicants exceeds 162 students.
• For more info: www.uprep.com/sciencemath.html or 313-831-0100.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
You can make a secure donation using PAYPAL, a secure and trusted method of collecting payments on the Web.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Microsoft will give you free software for participating in a survey & monitoring service (for at least 3 months).
You can get either:
>Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate (32-bit and 64-bit DVD)
>Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007
>Microsoft Money Plus Premium
>Microsoft Student with Encarta Premium 2008
>Microsoft Streets and Trips 2008
The survey only took a couple of minutes to complete and then you have to install an application that logs how you use your computer.
Here’s the website address
“I’M A CHILD GENIUS
ON THE FAST TRACK THROUGH MEDICAL SCHOOL”
This year there will be workshops for parents on community programs, childhood obesity
and media/internet safety!!!
Topics will include:
> A Day in the Life of a Medical Student
> Where Do Babies Come From?*
> Doctor for a Day
LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED AND ADMISSION IS FREE!!!
Gordon H. Scott Hall of Basic Medical Sciences
540 E. Canfield St.
Detroit, MI, 48201
Please return this Completed Registration Form to WSU SOM Office of Student Affairs, Rm. 1369 Scott Hall, 540 E. Canfield, Detroit, MI
48201 or FAX to (313) 577- 0361 by Friday, January 26, 2008.
For more information please contact:
Alicia Shelby or Darnika Rhodes at (313)577-1463 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Monday, January 14, 2008
Federal bureau will fill full-time, temp positions throughout the year as it ramps up 2010 count.
In many districts, the number will be lower if the percentage of properly returned census forms is high. The canvass workers, called enumerators, will go to every address where a form wasn't returned.
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Annual High School Computer Competition (HSCC) Program Orientation being held at Compuware World Headquarters in Detroit, MI.
The BDPA HSCC program is a national program that brings teams from all corners of the United States to compete nationally for the crown of National Champions. The BDPA-Detroit chapter has provided training for this program for over 18 years resulting in 5 national championships including several regional championships. The Detroit team during this period has an average of placing in the top 5 nationally every year.
For 2008, I am proud to announce that our partners and sponsors include the Detroit Public School District, Compuware Corporation, EDS, The Detroit Lions Retired Players Charities, and the Detroit Youth Foundation. Our program is the best for young adults to experience the profession of IT (Information Technology) in Southeast Michigan.
We provide Web Development training that is comparable to the same training they may receive in college. The program is free, and we need your help by spreading the word to your students, friends, organization, and becoming involved with our program.
The BDPA-Detroit Program Orientation
Date: Saturday, January 19th, 2008
Time: 9:30 AM for Registration
Location: Compuware World Headquarters, 1 Campus Martius, Downtown Detroit, MI
Free Parking in the Compuware Parking Garage with Validation from front-desk
If you are interested in finding out how you, your students, or organization/business can become part of this wonderful program, you may be able to contact us directly: Glynis Talley: Glynis_Talley@yahoo.comTonji Zimmerman: Tonji_Z@yahoo.com
As state legislatures and the U.S. Congress discuss the importance of financial literacy -- or the lack of it -- in the everyday lives of most Americans, a select few have taken steps to reverse the troubling trends by providing money management tips to young people.
And a new show hopes to do the same.
The first installment will feature guests giving advice on money and entrepreneurship, including a skateboard designer, rap producer and philanthropist who started a fund-raiser for a hospital.
"When the 71 million young people who make up Generation Y begin driving America's economy, it will be too late to address with them the need for financial literacy. However, it's not too late to start with America's youth," said Jamie Hammond, the executive producer behind "Biz Kid$."
"'Biz Kid$' will be one of the most effective tools for engaging kids to care about their financial futures," Hammond added.
Monday, January 7, 2008
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Thursday, January 3, 2008
Low income residents in Dearborn Heights who have trouble paying their energy bill may be able to receive some help in the form of a grant from the Downriver Community Conference.
For more information call 734-362-3473.
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Royal Oak officials are offering a new free service of e-mail notifications about city meetings, events and news ranging from snow emergencies to crime alerts. Residents can subscribe to the notification list by visiting www.ci.royal-oak.mi.us/enews/.
Beginning Monday, January 7th, 2008, residents age 50 and over can have free access to the Internet through the public library. They must set up an account at the William P. Foust Public Library. Residents will be given a dial-up number and a password. In April, the program will be open to all city residents.