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MEDIA CONTACT: Bob Wheaton, 517-241-2112, WheatonB@
MDHHS seeking proposals for new contracts to focus on behavioral health needs of children in foster care, juvenile justice
LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is requesting proposals from residential facilities that can meet the behavioral health needs of children in the foster care and juvenile justice systems.
The request for proposals – issued this week – is part of the department’s efforts to expand access to services to youth who are experiencing a behavioral health crisis.
MDHHS is asking congregate care providers to submit plans for placement in their facilities to address the needs of youth who must access therapeutic treatment programs – meaning services to stabilize and treat youth dealing with serious mental health concerns, like suicidal thoughts.
The department issued a similar request for proposals in November. The new request includes further clarifications and some changes to the requirements that are meant to enable additional congregate care facilities to take advantage of the opportunity. For example, the new request for proposal provides new congregate care facilities with the time needed to become licensed.
The idea of the new contract model being used for congregate care is to encourage greater innovation in caring for the unique needs of children in the state’s foster care and juvenile justice systems.
This effort is part of a multi-faceted approach by MDHHS to address a national need for expanded behavioral health services for youth. The demand is coupled with a nationwide staffing shortage that makes it difficult to provide needed services, which MDHHS is also addressing.
MDHHS contracts with child-caring institutions to provide specialized treatment to youth in foster care or the juvenile justice system. In recent years it has been challenging in Michigan and nationally to find foster care and juvenile justice placements – especially residential therapeutic treatment beds.
To earn state contracts, facilities must demonstrate through the request for proposal process that they can meet the specialized needs of children.
Agencies that would like to submit a proposal should go to the “Child Caring Institution – Therapeutic Short-Term Treatment Program” Bid Number 230000001297-1 at www.michigan.gov/SIGMAVSS after registering on that website. For assistance with registration or navigating the site, contact the Office of Financial Management at 517-284-0540 or 888-734-9749 and press “1” on the automated menu, or email [email protected]. Vendors who intend to submit a proposal and have questions should contact the solicitation manager, Mary Ostrowski, at 517-249-0438 or [email protected].
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CONTACT: Lynn Sutfin, 517-241-2112, SutfinL1@
MDHHS requesting proposals to expand weatherization assistance program
LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) to expand the weatherization assistance program utilizing bipartisan infrastructure law funding for multi-family dwellings.
The program provides energy conservation and related health and safety services for eligible low-income households at no cost to the resident. MDHHS contracts with local weatherization operators (LWO) across the state. Each LWO provides services to a designated area, ensuring all counties in Michigan can benefit from this energy-saving program.
Eligible applicants must meet the following criteria:
The five-month award begins on May 1 and ends Sept. 30, 2023, with the total available amount being $1 million dollars. Successful applicants may be awarded funding annually through at least Sept. 30, 2028, based upon funding availability and acceptable performance.
A pre-application conference will be held to discuss this funding opportunity and provide instruction on using the EGrAMS system. The pre-application conference will be held Monday, Feb. 27 at 1 p.m. and will last approximately 90 minutes. The conference can be accessed at https://bit.ly/3lErn6p.
Grant applications for the Department of Energy Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Weatherization Expansion-2023 RFP must be submitted electronically through the EGrAMS program by 3 p.m. March 22.
For more information or to apply, visit the EGrAMS website and select “About EGrAMS” link in the left panel to access the “Competitive Application Instructions” training manual. The complete RFP can be accessed under the ‘Current Grants’ section under the “Community Action & Economic Opportunity” link and selecting the “DEWAP-2023” grant program.
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February 23, 2023
Contact: [email protected]
Gov. Whitmer Announces First in Series of Payments Released, Lowering Costs for More Than 600 of Michigan’s Next Generation of Teachers
Eligible Michiganders encouraged to apply for $10,000 scholarships, $9,600 per-semester stipends
LANSING, Mich. – Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that the MI Future Educator Fellowship and Stipend programs’ first payments are being awarded to provide financial assistance to college students aspiring to become teachers.
“The MI Future Educator Fellowship and Stipends will strengthen our teacher pipeline and help ensure every classroom has a caring, qualified educator,” said Governor Whitmer. “Together, we can lower the cost of higher education for future educators and pay our hardworking student teachers, so they are encouraged to stay on the path to the classroom. These programs are still open, and I encourage eligible Michiganders to apply. Let’s work together to grow the education profession by lowering costs and paying our aspiring teachers.”
The MI Future Educator Fellowship offers aspiring teachers a scholarship to eliminate or lower the cost of tuition while they train to become educators. The MI Future Educator Stipend provides compensation for full-time student teachers while they complete the final stages of their teacher preparation program.
“Lowering the financial hurdles to help address Michigan’s teacher shortage just makes sense for Michigan’s future,” said State Treasurer Rachael Eubanks. “Providing scholarships and stipends to those aspiring to teach can help ease the financial burden when getting a degree. My team is ready to help those who wish to follow their dreams of becoming a teacher.”
“Michigan teachers help children open doors to learning and future success,” said State Superintendent Dr. Michael Rice. “Helping young people interested in teaching careers make their career dreams a reality by providing MI Future Educator Fellowships and Stipends and will help ensure that all classrooms are staffed with trained, certificated teachers to educate and inspire our children for years to come.”
MI Future Educator Fellowship
Under the MI Future Educator Fellowship program, scholarship awards are given to students through colleges and universities to cover the cost of tuition and fees up to $10,000 for up to three years. Students who receive the award must commit to teaching in a Michigan classroom for at least three years after graduation.
To date, nearly $2 million in Fellowship scholarships have been awarded to 231 students. Awards are calculated as a part of a student’s overall financial aid package and vary. Over 2,000 students have applied and awards will be made on a rolling basis.
“The MI Future Educator Fellowship means for me that I will not have to worry about my finances for the time being,” said Abigail “Abby” Emery, a student at the University of Michigan-Flint. “Receiving the MI Future Educator Fellowship means I will be able to continue my college education without the worry of having to take a break because I can’t afford the tuition. Having this scholarship will make paying for college so much easier.”
“One of the primary barriers that many students interested in becoming certified teachers face is lack of funding. This is especially true for those interested in alternative teacher certification as our programs do not qualify for traditional student financial aid,” said Dr. Jessie E. Kilgore Jr. Ph.D., founder and president of #T.E.A.C.H. “As an Alternative Route to Certification Program operating in several states, I can say unequivocally that the state of Michigan is the leader in providing these types of opportunities to prospective teachers. From the Explore Grant for 6th-12th grade students interested in teaching to the Michigan Future Educator Fellowships and Stipends to the Grow Your Own Staff Grants for districts, it is clear that the leaders of our state are working tirelessly to address the teacher shortage. Hats off to all who are playing a role in making the dream of teacher certification become a reality for so many.”
- Be working toward their first teacher certification
- Must have earned at least 56 semester credits or 84 term credits with a cumulative 3.0 GPA.
- Begin the Education Preparation Program full time in fall 2022 or later
- Be a Michigan resident
The MI Future Educator Fellowship program has $25 million available for those who aspire to become teachers. To learn more about the MI Future Educator Fellowship program, go to Michigan.gov/mistudentaid.
MI Future Educator Stipend
Under the MI Future Educator Stipend program, student teachers who began their programs in fall 2022 and afterward can earn $9,600 per semester. The dollars provided by the stipend can be paid toward tuition, living expenses, childcare, among other things.
To date, more than $3.9 million in Stipend payments has been distributed to 381 student teachers. Nearly 1,800 student teachers have applied and are completing the next steps to have their stipends processed.
“The MI Future Educator Stipend means that I will no longer need to work a night job to sustain myself and pay my bills,” said Jordan Hancock, a student teacher enrolled at the University of Michigan-Flint. “I will be able to focus all of my energy into my student teaching. The stipend takes the world off of my shoulders, and I can focus that much more energy towards becoming a future educator in the state of Michigan.”
“Students juggling studies, family life, and work, in addition to the hours put in as a student teacher, can create a perfect storm, resulting in abandoning their goal of becoming a teacher. At the University of Michigan-Flint, we recognize the MI Future Educator Stipend as a new opportunity that will lessen the burden, allow students to focus more on their student teaching experience, while balancing their school and family priorities,” said Lori Vedder, interim Vice-Provost of Enrollment Management and Director of Financial Aid at the University of Michigan-Flint. “Student teaching is said to be its own full-time job. With the MI Future Educator Stipend, our student teachers are being recognized for their time providing valuable contributions to the classroom and to the future of K-12 education in our state. We applaud the creation of this program which will allow more students to finish their teacher certification and accomplish, not abandon their goal.”
Applications are still being accepted for the MI Future Educator Stipend. To be eligible, student teachers must apply through the MiSSG Portal and:
- Be participating-full time in required student teaching coursework in Michigan
- Be unpaid by their local district
The MI Future Educator Stipend program has $50 million available for active student teachers.
For full eligibility requirements and to apply, visit Michigan.gov/mistudentai
For more information or help applying for the Fellowship, visit Michigan.gov/
Governor Whitmer’s Fiscal Year 2024 Executive Budget Recommendations
Governor Whitmer is proposing $195 million in recognition of the crucial role high-quality teachers play in the success of their students.
This includes continuation of the MI Future Educator program, which provides a tuition-free avenue for college students to become certified teachers. The Governor’s budget continues to provide $25 million for the MI Future Educator Fellowship and $50 million for Student Teacher Stipends.
The budget also includes additional dollars to retain and develop existing teachers through mentorship programs and to provide support through a new educator workforce consortium (Fiscal Year 2023 supplemental). It also recognizes the difficulty in attracting teachers in rural areas by establishing rural educator hubs to support teacher recruitment and retention in those areas.
Written Saturday December 18th at 2:35 PM
Here are the likely district matchups with the formula posted by the MHSAA from last week for each team in the OAA.
Oak Park: The Knights have been playing some really good basketball as of late. They will be the B team in District 25 which means they will play Berkley in the pre-district. The winner will take on Detroit Renaissance in the district semifinals. Oak Park will need to step their game up if they want to pull off the upset in the pre-district. It will be a very tough matchup in a very tough district to say the least for the Knights.
Ferndale: The Eagles lack of games have hurt them this season and the MPR proves that. They will be the A team in District 58. Ferndale will play arch rival Ferndale University in the pre-district with the winner playing Warren Fitzgerald in the district semifinals. The Eagles have themselves to blame because they did not have enough games or points to pass Hazel Park for the second seed in the district this season.
Pontiac: The Phoenix will be the A team in District Five. They will clash with Waterford Kettering in the pre-district game. It’s a very interesting matchup with the Captains for Pontiac but either way they will have their hands full in this matchup.
Ferndale University: The Eagles will be the B team in District 58. They will have a rematch with arch rival Ferndale in the pre-district and if they can upset Ferndale then they would see unbeaten Warren Fitzgerald in the district semifinals. Brighter days are ahead for this program that has really struggled this season.
Avondale: The Yellow Jackets have had a very disappointing season but the postseason offers a fresh start. They will be the A team in their district and will play Sterling Heights Stevenson in the pre-district. If Avondale can get by the Titans then they would see the top seed Utica Ford II in the district semifinals which will be a very tough matchup. They have home court which helps but they have a very good Falcons program that they might have to deal with in the district semifinals. It will be a very tough road ahead for the Yellow Jackets.
Farmington: The Falcons will be the B team in District 26. Farmington will see Detroit Henry Ford in the pre-district but if they get by Detroit Henry Ford then they will see Farmington Hills Mercy in the district semifinals. It’s going to be a very tough road for Farmington especially with the season they have been having. The key for the Falcons will be is can they win the big non conference game and they haven’t been able to do that in recent years.
Bloomfield Hills: The Blackhawks will be the B team in District 27 despite winning the Blue but the MPR really hurt them. They will play Groves in the pre-district with the winner seeing Birmingham Marian in the district semifinals. Bloomfield Hills is getting better as a program but the MPR really failed them from being seeded in this district this season.
Adams: The Highlanders have had a really tough year this season. They will be the A team in District Six. Adams will play Stoney Creek in the pre-district. It will be a very tough matchup for Coach Joe Malburg going against the Cougars in a very tough district to say the least.
Troy Athens: The Red Hawks have been decimated by injuries but they will have a chance to rest up being the number two seed in District 28 however Troy Athens has a very dangerous matchup with Utica in the district semifinals. If the Red Hawks can get by Utica then they could clash with top seed Utica Ford II in the district finals. It’s a tough road for Troy Athens in this district.
Harper Woods: The Pioneers will have the second seed in District 30. Harper Woods will have a very tough matchup with St. Clair Shores Lakeview in the district semifinals. The Huskies are under 500 at the moment but they are a very dangerous team. If the Pioneers can get by St. Clair Shores Lakeview then they will have a very dangerous matchup with the host Grosse Pointe North in the district finals pending if they can get by Grosse Pointe South. Either way the district finals looks very challenging for Harper Woods.
Seaholm: The Maples have had a very rough season but they did some great news when it came to where they were placed. Seaholm barely edged out Bloomfield Hills for the number two seed in District 27. They will have a very interesting matchup with Troy in the district semifinals and if they get by the Colts then they would see either Birmingham Marian, Groves, or Bloomfield Hills in the district finals. Seaholm is in a great spot to get to the district finals but Troy will be very tricky for them.
Royal Oak: The Ravens have been struggling as of late. Royal Oak will be the C team in District 25. They will have a very interesting matchup with Detroit Mumford in the district semifinals with the winner seeing Detroit Renaissance or Berkley in the district finals. There is still time for the Ravens to find that magic from the past especially in a very favorable matchup with the Mustangs. Anything can happen in the postseason.
Berkley: The Bears battled Detroit Mumford for the second seed however they lost out by three points which means Berkley will be the A team in District 25 and play Oak Park in the pre-district. They could see Detroit Renaissance in the district semifinals but they do have a shot if they play with nothing to lose like they did last season in the district finals in Detroit. The Phoenix will be motivated if it’s the Bears they play. It will be a tough road for Berkley despite having home court in the postseason but anything can happen to say the least.
North Farmington: The Raiders are locked into the second seed in District 26 but they have a very tough road ahead despite having home court. North Farmington will have to see Southfield Arts and Tech in the district semifinals and if they can get by the Warriors then they would have their district finals rematch on their home court against Farmington Hills Mercy. If these two teams meet, I like the Raiders chances despite problems in the interior. Home court helps big time and that should favor a team like North Farmington.
Oxford: The Wildcats are locked into the two seed in District Four. They will get the host school in Lapeer in the district semifinals. Oxford has beaten Lapeer earlier this season on their home floor. If they get by the Lightning they will likely see Grand Blanc in the district finals. The Bobcats have knocked the Wildcats out of the postseason in the last two years however even though Oxford is without Nevaeh Wood (ACL injury) they have a shot at beating Grand Blanc. Grand Blanc has three very good players but they aren’t the same as in past years. The Wildcats have a shot as mentioned but they need to play very well if they want to get to the regionals.
Southfield Arts and Tech: The Warriors are going to be the C team in District 26. Southfield Arts and Tech will have a rematch with North Farmington in the district semifinals. In talking to Sean Cotter, he mentioned that the Warriors are a very dangerous team and could give the Raiders problems which they did in the first matchup but North Farmington found a way and won that game. Southfield Arts and Tech will need to shore up the defense to have a shot against the Raiders. If they do then they could get that matchup with Farmington Hills Mercy in the district finals. Southfield Arts and Tech has a chance but they need to beat North Farmington in order to get to where they want to go.
Troy: The Colts have had a ton of growing pains and injuries this season. They will be the C team in District 27. They will play Seaholm in the district semifinals which looks very interesting. If the Colts can get to the district finals which looks very manageable then it could help them going into the future win or lose.
Groves: The Falcons are in a very tough spot in the postseason. They are the A team in District 27 despite beating Seaholm in the regular season. Groves will play Bloomfield Hills in the pre-district and if they can win that game they will see Birmingham Marian on the Mustangs home court in the district semifinals. The Falcons if they can get by Bloomfield Hills has a shot to beat Birmingham Marian but they will need to play very well to do so. There always is a chance but it’s a tough chore for Groves to see if they can win this district.
Stoney Creek: The Cougars could not get the two seed in District Six with Utica Eisenhower’s blowout win over St. Clair Shores Lakeview on Friday night. That means that Stoney Creek will be the B team in the district. The Cougars were the top seed in the district when they fell to Lake Orion whom was the A team last season. Stoney Creek will play Adams in the pre-district with the winner seeing Rochester in the district semifinals and whomever wins that matchup sees Utica Eisenhower. The Cougars are in a very similar boat as Lake Orion was last season at this time.
Clarkston: The Wolves are locked into the number two seed in District Five despite having home court. They will likely see Waterford Mott in the district semifinals. Clarkston will likely see arch rival Lake Orion in the district finals in what should be a very interesting matchup with the Dragons.
Rochester: The Falcons have had a really good season. They will have the number one seed in District Six but a very challenging path is ahead of them. Rochester has home court and a lot of motivation if they want to snap a four year district final losing streak. They could see Stoney Creek in the district semifinals and possibly Utica Eisenhower in the district finals. If the Falcons want to win the district crown then they would have to go through two very good teams to get there.
Lake Orion: The Dragons have had a really good season. Lake Orion is locked into the number one seed in District Five. They will get either Pontiac or Waterford Kettering in the district semifinals with likely seeing Clarkston in the district finals. Lake Orion will be a very interesting team to watch in the postseason.
West Bloomfield: The Lakers are locked into the number one seed in District Seven. The defending Division One State Champs will see either Walled Lake Central or Walled Lake Western in the district semifinals. They should get to the district finals and see either Lakeland or Walled Lake Northern. West Bloomfield should be riding with confidence heading into the postseason.
Written Sunday February 19th at 6:00 PM
The district formula was released today. The official matchups will be released next Sunday. I wrote the scenarios for each team going forward. The formula will be on the bottom to take a look at.
Pontiac: The Phoenix have had a very difficult season. They have a tough district path ahead of them in District Six. Pontiac would have a very interesting matchup with Waterford Kettering in the pre-district. If the Phoenix were to get past the Captains then they would have a rematch with Waterford Mott in the district semifinals and if they somehow pull off the upset then they would likely see Clarkston in the district finals. Either way it’s a tough path for Pontiac in the postseason.
Ferndale University: The Eagles have a tough path ahead of them. They are the B team in District 59 which means they will see Hazel Park in the pre-district and if they win that game they would see arch rival Ferndale in the district semifinals. With where they are at with the MPR this will be the likely outcome for Ferndale University.
Avondale: The Yellow Jackets have had things very rough as of late. They made a coaching change mid-season which can always be tough. Avondale is the A team right now in District Six. If this holds and it could very well be the case with the MPR standings they would play Clarkston in the district semifinals. The Yellow Jackets have a really tough path this postseason for sure.
Harper Woods: The Pioneers are in a very interesting race when it comes to the MPR. They are the second seed for now but Grosse Pointe North is right behind them. Grosse Pointe South is the top seed in District 30. Harper Woods would play Grosse Pointe North either way if they are the two seed or the A team in the district semifinals. Roseville and St. Clair Shores Lakeview are locked into play each other in the pre-district. A clash with the Norsemen is very likely no matter the outcome for the Pioneers.
Southfield Arts and Tech: The Warriors have been up and down this season. They have a very tough district in District 26. Southfield Arts and Tech would be the C team in the bracket which means they would play Livonia Stevenson in the pre-district and if they can get by the Spartans then they would play North Farmington in the district semifinals. The Warriors have a tough path that is for sure.
Royal Oak: The Ravens have been improving as a program but the postseason is another animal where this program needs to take the next step. Royal Oak is the D team in District 25 which means they would have a really difficult matchup with Detroit Renaissance in the pre-district. If they somehow get by the Phoenix then they would play Oak Park in the district semifinals. It’s going to be a tough path for Royal Oak but if they are executing at a high level then maybe there is always a chance.
Troy Athens: The Red Hawks are in a battle for the second seed in District 28 with Utica. If Troy Athens can keep the second seed they would play Sterling Heights Stevenson in the district semifinals but if Utica passes them then they would be the B team and play Utica Ford II in the pre-district which would mean they would play arch rival Troy in the district semifinals pending if they can get by the Falcons. The Red Hawks would like that second seed which would mean a much easier matchup with Sterling Heights Stevenson then having to play in the pre-district and deal with your arch rival in the district semifinals.
Seaholm: The Maples will have things very tough this postseason. They are the B team in District 28 which means they would play arch rival Groves in the pre-district. If Seaholm can get by Groves then they would see Birmingham Brother Rice whom is the top seed in the district semifinals. This is a very tough path for the Maples if they want to make some noise in this district.
Oxford: The Wildcats have a very difficult path ahead of them. They are right now the C team in District Four but if they win out they have an outside chance of catching Davison for the second seed. Oxford will play Lapeer in the pre-district with the winner playing top seed Grand Blanc in the district semifinals. It’s going to be a very tough path for sure for the Wildcats.
Berkley: The Bears have been a very odd team to figure out. If things hold despite having home court they are the A team in District 25 which means they would play Detroit Mumford in the pre-district. If Berkley gets by the Mustangs they would play Detroit-University-Detroit Jesuit in the district semifinals. It will be a tough matchup for the Bears but they have home court which helps. Berkley is the wildcard in this district that is for sure.
Rochester: The Falcons are in a very interesting spot in District Five. If Lake Orion were to get the two seed they would be the A team and play Stoney Creek in the pre-district however if Utica Eisenhower were to get the second seed then they would be the B team and play Lake Orion which is a much tougher matchup. Either way Rochester is likely playing in pre-district but the opponent is to be determined.
Stoney Creek: The Cougars have had a really rough year this season but things could change with the postseason. Stoney Creek is in a very interesting spot in District Five. They won’t be seeded which means they would play in the pre-district no matter what happens. The Cougars are the C team which means they would play Rochester if Lake Orion is the second seed. If Utica Eisenhower is the second seed then they would play Romeo in the pre-district. Either way for Stoney Creek it’s a difficult matchup to say the least
Groves: The Falcons have had a very good year for Coach Marc West. Their postseason path is very challenging. They are the A team in District 28 which means they would rematch arch rival Seaholm in the pre-district. If they win that game then they would play Birmingham Brother Rice in the district semifinals which is a very tall task. It’s going to be a tall order for Groves but they could be a dangerous team for Birmingham Brother Rice in the district semifinals for sure.
Farmington: The Falcons are much better than their record indicates and that makes them a very dangerous team come this postseason. They would be the A team in District 26 which would mean they would play Detroit Henry Ford in the district semifinals. If they can win that game then they would have a rematch with arch rival North Farmington in the district finals. I don’t see the Falcons passing Detroit Henry Ford for the second seed so this would be the likely matchup unless things change which seems very unlikely.
Lake Orion: The Dragons are in a very complex spot when it comes to the postseason. They are the two seed right now but that could change if Utica Eisenhower passes them for the two seed. The Dragons would receive the bye if this pans out which means they would see either Utica Eisenhower or Romeo in the district semifinals. However if the Eagles pass them they would be the A team and play Rochester in the pre-district with the winner playing Adams in the district semifinals. There is a lot to play for, for Lake Orion especially with some monster games coming up.
West Bloomfield: The Lakers have had a big turnaround this season. The district could be a very tall task for West Bloomfield. They are the D team in District 28 which means they would have a rematch with Bloomfield Hills. If they can win that game then they would play Orchard Lake St. Marys in the district semifinals. I like this path for the Lakers if they can knock off Bloomfield Hills which they have already done on their home floor and I’m not real trustworthy of the Eaglets in the postseason.
Bloomfield Hills: The Blackhawks have been up and down recently. Bloomfield Hills is in a very tough district despite having home court. They likely won’t be seeded which means they are the C team in District 28 where they will rematch West Bloomfield in the pre-district. If they can beat the Lakers then they would play Orchard Lake St. Marys in the district semifinals and if they win that game they would clash with Birmingham Brother Rice in the district finals. Like West Bloomfield, I like the Blackhawks path pending if they can get by the Lakers. It’s really hard for me to trust the Eaglets this postseason with their distractions. Expect Noah Adamcyzk to make a ton of noise on his home court.
Troy: The Colts have the top seed in District 28 all but locked up. Troy will likely see either Utica Ford II or Utica/Troy Athens in the district semifinals. The Colts matchup very well in this district. Either way Troy is in a great position to do well although Utica could be an issue but not likely at the moment.
Adams: The Highlanders look like they will have the top seed in District Five but if they keep losing then watch for Utica Eisenhower and Lake Orion. If things hold to where they stand, Adams would play either Rochester or Stoney Creek in the district semifinals. However if they let the Eagles or Dragons pass them then things could get very interesting. Adams would be the two seed if they get passed or they would be the B team in the district if both teams pass them and would have to play in the pre-district. There is a lot to play for Adams but if they keep winning then the top seed in the district is theirs.
Clarkston: The Wolves have home court in District Six and have the top seed all but locked up. If this were the case which it likely will be they would play Avondale in the district semifinals and should they win that game they will have that rematch with Waterford Mott in the district finals. I don’t really see Clarkston getting jumped by Waterford Mott like they were but then again Wolves fans know what happened last season.
Oak Park: The Knights are in a battle with Detroit Renaissance for the second seed in District 25. They hold that seed at the moment which means they would play Detroit Renaissance or Royal Oak in the district semifinals. If the Phoenix pass them then they would be the C team and play Royal Oak in the pre-district. Oak Park looks very good for the second seed which should help them. This is a program that wants Detroit University-Detroit Jesuit in the worst way possible. Could this be the year that the Knights get the Cubs??? We’ll see.
Ferndale: The Eagles postseason path looks very secure with where they are at in the MPR. They would be locked into the top seed in District 59. Ferndale would play either Ferndale University or Hazel Park in the district semifinals. If they can win that game then they would likely see Detroit Old Redford in the district finals. Either way this is a great path for the Eagles in the postseason.
North Farmington: The Raiders are the top team in the MPR, have home court, and have the top seed locked up in District 26. There likely won’t be any changes which means they would see either Southfield Arts and Tech or Livonia Stevenson in the district semifinals and if they win that they could see Detroit Henry Ford or Farmington in the district finals. North Farmington is in a really good spot to make some noise in the postseason.
Here is the MPR formula for Boys Basketball.