Special education reform, student members discussed at Okemos School Board meeting

The Okemos School Board sitting to discuss the issues around the district. Photo by Julian Stainback. Okemos Public School Board of Education held a meeting on Oct. 28 to discuss issues around school construction, safety, special education and hopes of adding a new student member to the district’s board. First on the agenda was a presentation on changes to special education.

Haslett Robotics Club sees a spark in interest

Sunjay, a middle school student learns how important engineering and robotics is in today’s society. Photo by Julian Stainback. Over the past years, Sunjay, 10, came out of his shell as a result of joining the robotics club in Haslett. The Haslett Robotics Club provides students with instruction in introductory engineering. This includes learning more about robots and how they are assembled.

Masonic Lodge celebrates 150 years of service

This is the Okemos Masonic Center located in Okemos. This center has been here for more than 150 years. Photo by Julian Stainback. The Masonic Lodge members held a special celebration for their 150 years of service to the Okemos community at their lodge on Sept. 21. 

The Okemos Masonic Lodge was chartered in 1869 and was built by the brothers of the lodge in 1970.