Okemos High School senior puts diversity on display

Okemos High School senior Asha Mukhtar took control at this year’s Diversity Assembly with her own act, the first cultural fashion show. The community has a total of about 30 percent minorities enrolled. The Diversity Assembly is a yearly show at the school. Students can show off their ethnicities and share cultural facts with the entire school and community. On her Twitter, Mukhtar tweeted, “I truly think this is the one thing I’ll remember from HS.

In wake of Nassar, Okemos schools add safety to health instruction

After the Larry Nassar episode that shook Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics, Okemos Public Schools have taken a look at the lessons and implemented more safety policies. Michigan’s Child Protection Law mandates reports from professionals about children who have been abused or neglected. However, it is not the responsibility of staff members to determine what has happened. Child Protective Services investigates incidents that have been reported. Background checks have been run on faculty and other participants who have worked with the children.