The Warm Weather Problem

The Warm Weather Problem

Winter temperatures reach record highs in Michigan, but residents should fear its implications of severe climate change By Tessa Kipke   First things first: I hate winter. Truly, I do. In the dead of winter in Michigan, when the sun is a mere distant memory, and the cold is so deep, so complete, that it burrows into your fingertips, toes, and ears, threatening to numb them forever, I find solace in daydreaming about the beach, about green grass and leaves on trees and leaving the house without 20 layers on….

Mrs. Burgess moves back to Mill Creek

Mrs. Burgess moves back to Mill Creek

The beloved math teacher spent the past four years at DHS By Tessa Kipke This year, a lot changed at Dexter High School. Teachers and students came and went, to other schools, college, and beyond. Though we gained several new teachers, we also lost some to Mill Creek Middle School, and schools in other districts. Lisa Burgess, who has been in Dexter for 14 years, made a change this year. Burgess began her career at Ypsilanti High School, teaching there for two years before moving to Dexter to teach math….

New Tech for a New Year

New Tech for a New Year

An influx of new technology for DCS is meant to give students and faculty an advantage, but it may come with a cost By Tessa Kipke In the 2016-17 school year, Dexter Community Schools can boast that it “officially has 1:1 technology” for its students, meaning that for every child enrolled, there is a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet available to them in school for educational use. The administration is beyond thrilled because, of course, this pushes Dexter farther and farther down the road to superior education, and we as…

Mrs. Fyke Makes the Switch

Mrs. Fyke Makes the Switch

After a four-year stretch of teaching at DHS, the beloved English teacher is moving back to Mill Creek   By Tessa Kipke Jill Fyke has always loved teaching middle schoolers. She started in Dexter as an English teacher at Mill Creek, where she found the students and community of team teachers to be “pretty magical, actually.” For the next 11 years, Fyke’s signature passion was for what she was teaching, and the students she taught, became a staple in the middle school. Then, in the fall of 2012, Fyke underwent…