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A Lifetime Memory

On Friday, January 11th, I was a guest of Governor Granholm to fly with her on the state plane to visit two high schools in the Chicago area. It was like flying on Michigan’s version of Air Force One, but a lot smaller! The Governor’s plane is a prop driven Beech craft King Air. A very nice plane. It holds ten people in very close quarters.

We were told to be at the M-DOT building, Lansing airport, at 6:30 a.m., bringing no carry-ons other than small notebooks or purses. Wheels-up at 7:00 a.m. EST, wheels-down at 6:55 CST, Midway Airport, Chicago.

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Who says today's kids aren't smart ?? (Some Humor)

Who says today's kids aren't smart ??
(Well, some of them are )!!

At a high school in Montana a group of high schoolers
played a prank on the school. They let three goats
loose in the school.

Before they let them go they painted numbers
on the sides of the goats. 1,2,4.

Local school administrators spent most of the day looking for #3.

(Thanks to past president Bob Cross for sharing)

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Follow-up Question from Teacher Applicant (some humor for the day)

One of our members sent this to me (I hope there is no copyright):


After being interviewed by the school administration, the teaching prospect said, "Let me see if I've got this right: You want me to go into that room with all those kids, correct their disruptive behavior, observe them for signs of abuse, monitor their dress habits, censor their T-shirt messages, and instill in them a love for learning. You want me to check their backpacks for weapons, wage war on drugs and sexually transmitted diseases,

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MASSP Board of Directors Meeting Notes

On December 5 and 6, 2007 the Board of Directors met in Mt. Pleasant.  Following are highlights of what took place.

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Horace Mann Service Corp. Underwrites School Secretary Award and Conference

MASSP has just signed an updated agreement with Horace Mann Service Corp. to jointly sponsor the Secretary of the Year program and conference. In addition they will support the association by furnishing pens and padfolios for member use.

We are please that Horace Mann has become a very strong corporation sponsor for our members.