Looking for a great activity for your next staff meeting or PLC? Perhaps you’d like a topic for an upcoming newsletter or blog post? Or, maybe you’re interested in a way to help push back against the 'mid-year slump' that can take hold of kids and adults alike in our schools? Well, here is a great opportunity to recharge any building staff and make sure that we all stay grounded in the reasons that we got into the business of education.
The legislature is still ramping up for the 2015-16 session and no education bills have yet come up in either chamber, though the usual beginning-of-term onslaught of legislators introducing new education proposals is in full swing. Things will kick off in earnest next Wednesday, February 11, when Governor Snyder presents his budget recommendation to the Legislature.
Each year in participating Michigan Association of School Administrators (MASA) regions, the Regional Superintendent of the Year Award is presented to an individual who has shown tremendous effort and dedication to enriching the lives of children and the community as a whole.
Regional Superintendents of the Year are selected by region representatives, and recognized for strong leadership, creativity in successfully meeting the needs of students, communication skills, professionalism, community involvement and the success of students that has taken place during tenure in their district.
Make sure you are aware of the recent MDE bulletin regarding initial material orders for M-STEP and MI-Access. The full announcement is posted below and you can find the original posting here.
M-STEP and MI-Access Initial Material Orders
The Topic: It's a snow day!
Schools around the state have already had snow days. How are snow days handled in your school/district?