thunbergj@bcschools.net's picture

Find Your Energy Source

I recently had a great day at the Aspiring Principal’s Workshop that is offered annually by MASSP. The title says it all. There were 50+ educators attending who were very energized and enthusiastic about making a step into school administration. They were there excited to learn and take in every piece of advice that they could get for their journey. What most of them probably don’t realize is that this day is just as much a benefit to someone like me, who has been on the path for a while now, as it is to them.

Chelsey Martinez's picture

Member Spotlight: Jason Melynchek

We want to share good news about education! MASSP is turning the spotlight on members who are making an impact in their school, district and community. Spotlighted members exemplify the mission of the MASSP: To advance learning through educational leadership.

Jason Melynchek, High School Principal, Flushing High School

How long have you worked in education?
19 years

How long have you been an administrator?
12 years

ksurd@wsesd.org's picture

Free Professional Development for AP Computer Science Principles

The MI STEM Advisory Council in cooperation with Code.org is offering FREE professional development (including meals and lodging) to teachers who want to teach AP Computer Science Principles (grades 10-12). Michigan no longer requires a computer science endorsement to teach computer science classes, so any teacher with an interest and aptitude can offer the course. Additionally, the PD will provide interested teachers with the resources needed (including a course curriculum) to teach AP Computer Science Principles this coming fall. AP CSP only has 27 seats remaining, so sign up soon to reserve your seat.

Bob Kefgen's picture

This Week in Politics in 5 Sentences (or Fewer)

The House Judiciary Committee took it's second week of testimony on a quartet of bills that would make significant changes to Michigan truancy laws and this week the school community had its opportunity to make the case for amendments to the bills. MASSP has been working with MASA, MASB, and committee members to ensure that the bills do not impose unworkable policies on local districts and, based on how Tuesday's testimony was received, we believe we are making progress in getting our issues resolved.

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Get On Board with MiDataHub

Has your district signed up for and joined the Michigan Data Hub (MiDataHub)? MiDataHub provides a platform that standardizes data for districts and allows us to tackle the common data issues that we all struggle with including managing student growth and assessment data, state reporting, and transfer student records. The use of MiDataHub is provided free of charge and with full local control of all data usage.