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Oakside Scholars Charter Academy Dedicated to the Community
WestBloomfield.Patch.com
By: Katie
September 19, 2013
Oakside Scholars Charter Academy is officially dedicated to the community, as parents, students, teachers, and community members celebrate the inaugural school year.

Oakside Scholars Principal Kathleen Grinwis said, “At Oakside Scholars we are creating a safe, friendly, and inspiring place for students to learn, grow, and thrive. I truly believe this school will be a nurturing place for community students for years to come.”

The school opened on September 3, 2013, and serves students in young 5s kindergarten through fifth grade. It will add a grade for the next three years to offer students an elementary and middle school education in one building.

Mr. Tim Flynn, Oakside Scholars School Board President, said, “All of us at Oakside Scholars are prepared and ready to create history in our first year. We know that this year sets the bar for students, teachers, and parents to come, we want to set the bar high.”

The dedication included words of encouragement from National Heritage Academies President and CEO Chip Hurlburt, the reciting of the Oakside Scholars creed by students and teachers, and celebration of the school’s dedication with board members, community members, and dignitaries.

The new school is located inside a refurbished retail building and includes more than 50,000 square feet, an indoor playground, 28 classrooms, a dedicated art, music, and media room.

Oakside Scholars Charter Academy is a tuition-free public charter school serving students in grades kindergarten through fifth for the 2013-2014 school year.

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