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MAFD trains at Symons Elementary

MAFD trains at Symons Elementary

By Joyce Ervin Trying to think out of the box, Captain Frederick Evans of the Milan Area Fire Department, who is in charge of training, said he put his firefighters on the playground equipment at Symons Elementary School. Evans said the playground seemed the perfect place to simulate a collapse within a building.  Up the […]

Teacher makes art fun at Paddock and Symons Elementary

By Joyce Ervin Wendy Unger is an enthusiastic art teacher at Paddock and Symons Elementary Schools, and her love of the arts is having an impact on students and staff.  “I love it here at Milan,” she said. Unger has taught art for 12 years but has been at Milan for two years.  In that […]

Students raise funds for education

By Jocye Ervin In school news for December, Symons Elementary held a 50s-style Dance-A-Thon to raise funds for educational field trips, enrichment programs, teacher mini-grants and free family events. The Parent Teacher Organization that sponsored the program set their goal at $7,000 and were happy to report they raised more than $8,400 for the causes. […]

GMACF awards 19 grants at annual reception

GMACF awards 19 grants at annual reception

By Milan Eagle Media Once again family, friends and grant recipients gathered for the GMACF Grant Awards Reception and were welcomed by Chris Wetzler, President & Chairman, Grant Committee. Before announcing the award winners for the 19 grants totaling $36,446, Wetler said it would be his last awards event as President since he’s retiring from […]


By Joyce Ervin Aaron Shinn, Kimberly Gillow, and Kristina Collier are all proud to become members of the Big Reds team.  School Superintendent Bryan Girbach said, “Milan Area Schools is proud to welcome three new administrators to the district this year.” Shinn joins the Milan Area Schools administrative team as the Milan High School principal […]

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