Board of Education Regular Meeting will be help on July 15, 2024. An agenda will be posted by July 12th.

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I’ll admit my “10 Facts about Three” isn’t world’s greatest subject line.
 
But this year’s three FSD Hall of Fame honorees make writing simple email blurbs about them impossible.
 
Their lifelong commitment to putting their beliefs in action and to serving others transcends the limitations of my weekly email.
 
So, with our 2023 Hall of Fame ceremonies coming in about two weeks on Friday, October 6, allow me to share 10 Facts (five each) about our Alumnus of the Year and Champions of Children.

My hope is you’ll be inspired to read their full bios on our district’s Hall of Fame web page. (You’ll feel good if you do!) 

#1 1967 FHS grad, student government leader, varsity athlete, and champion debater
 
#2 Earned degrees from MSU, active in student government (you’ll start to see a pattern here)
 
#3 Joined inaugural team of newly elected Governor Milliken in 1971. Fulfilled several roles, including coordinating the Governor’s successful statewide initiative to ban throwaway beverage containers in 1976
 
#4 Coordinated the successful effort in 1980 to protect the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund in our state’s constitution and later became the first Executive Director of the Center from the Great Lakes in Chicago
 
#5 Served as Director of Strategy for Governor Rick Snyder (2011-2014) and received many awards during the last 20 years for his commitment to agriculture and conservation, including a lifetime achievement award from the Michigan Natural Resources Commission
 
Use this link to read more about Bill.

#1 Both born in Patricia, Italy. G’s family came to Flint in 1954. Paula’s family came to Sault Ste. Marie in 1967. (You could say the next 10 years were plenty busy. Marriage. Kids. Opening daVinci’s restaurant here in Fmuth in 1977. Use the link to read more.)
 
#2 Despite the long hours required by their business, both Paula and G were active in coaching their children’s youth baseball and softball teams
 
#3 G then went on to coach MANY sports here, including middle school track, freshman football, freshmen & JV girls’ basketball and several varsity teams…Paula was there every step of the way, creating personalized scrapbooks for the athlete, providing snacks, and volunteering to give athletes rides when needed
 
#4 G and Paula launched many awesome initiatives. (Really, you’ve got to see the list!) Here’s one example. Years ago they hosted field trips to the restaurant for kindergartners so they could learn how to make pizzas and receive a “little chefs” certificate. This tradition still going on today with our preschoolers!
 
#5 The write-up on our Hall of Fame web page spotlights four more touching stories about G & Paula Grossi that many people in our community will remember well.
 
Use this link to read more about G & Paula.

And don’t forget!
You’re invited to join in the celebrations, too!

• Our Hall of Fame Luncheon is Friday, October 6.
It’s the same day as Homecoming and you may inquire with Toni Henry, FSD Community Education Director, about purchasing tickets.
[ email: thenry@fmuthschools.com ]

  Enjoy the evening’s Homecoming activities on October 6 as well.
– The parade begins at 6 pm.
– Kick-off for the Varsity Football Game vs. Freeland is at 7 pm.

In closing, remember the Wellness & Lifestyle Expo this Sunday.

I hope you’ll join me in congratulating Bill, G, and Paula for their selection into FSD’s Hall of Fame.
 
And again, thank you for all you do to support our district and community.

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