This past Tuesday, October 11, the State Board of Education (SBE) heard from State Superintendent of Public Instruction Brian Whiston and Deputy Superintendent Venessa Keesler. The two presented information and answered questions about Michigan's assessment and accountability vision, and the planning taking place as part of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) implementation.
Written by Steve Carlson, Principal, Sandusky Jr./Sr. High School and MASSP Middle Level Representative – East. He is the 2016 Michigan Middle Level Principal of the Year, and the state's national nominee.
Governor Snyder recently declared October as Michigan College Month!
As we do each year, MASSP is working with the Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) and hundreds of schools statewide to kick off Michigan College Month. MCAN is supporting high schools hosting concurrent college application and financial aid campaigns throughout the month.
Principals are the keystones of a their buildings, but often don't get recognition for all the hard work they do to improve student success. So during the month of October we celebrate YOU – the building leaders – who go above and beyond the call of duty every day. Throughout the month, MASSP will be putting the spotlight on the Principal, the leader who gets up early and stays up late – going above and beyond to get the job done. Thank you for your service to your schools, students, staff and your community!
Mike Hobolth is the Associate Principal at Lapeer Community Schools, Zemmer Campus and has been an MASSP member since 2002.