Things that make the world a better place. Just an FYI:

  Pick something on this list that makes the world better: Add things too!   Sponsor a child Build a well.  http://www.lifewater.ca/ Buy a goat/chicken etc for a family — World Vision Stock a school Help establish a community garden and/or school garden   “Candy for Kandahar” – sending Halloween chocolates and non perishable goodies…

Christine McKinzie Memorial Fund

Dear staff, Since Chris McKinzie enjoyed going to The Henry Ford Museum and Village. I spoke with people at the Henry Ford  about options for a memorial.  A bench is 5000.00 which was too expensive, but when I mentioned that Chris was a teacher, they told me about a new program which would put a dedication plate …

Michigan Teacher of the Year Nomination Information

Nominations Now Open for the Next Michigan Teacher of the Year September 9, 2019 LANSING – Do you know an outstanding teacher who goes above and beyond for their students and is active in promoting the teaching profession? Nominate them for the 2020-2021 Michigan Teacher of the Year (MTOY) program! The Michigan Teacher of the…

2019-2020 APPS Milestone Date Calendar

Good morning, Attached is a copy of the 2019-2020 Milestone Dates Calendar.  Please notice, we did add Friday, April 03, 2020 onto the Spring Break Schedule.   In the past, APPS had always scheduled “Good Friday” off of school before the traditional spring break.  This year, “Good Friday” falls within our scheduled spring break.  Through a positive negotiation process…

SAFE SCHOOLS TRAINING UPDATE

Good Afternoon, Your Safe Schools Modules are now available. You will login with your Google account. https://apps-mi.safeschools.com/login  or Allenparkschools.com then click Resources for staff, choose Safeschools in the list. If you have any questions or have trouble logging please let me know. Safe Schools are due by October 31, 2019. Alise Grant x1005 Human Resources Administrative Assistant Allen Park…

BID POOL RESULTS 2019

The following transfers occurred as the Bid Pool meeting held on May 16th, 2019 at 4:00 PM: Teacher Position Taken Position Vacated Beth Wesley Reading Specialist  – Arno 3rd Grade – Arno Lisa Smalley Phys-Ed – Arno/Bennie 4th Grade – Arno Diane Addonizio Reading Specialist – Lindemann 1st Grade – Lindemann Melissa Hool Science –…

Nearly 17,000 educators share perspectives in Launch Michigan statewide survey

PRESS RELEASE: Nearly 17,000 educators share perspectives in Launch Michigan statewide survey FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, March 20, 2019   LANSING, MI – Results from a statewide educator survey conducted last month were released on Wednesday, sharing extensive front-line perceptions from nearly 17,000 educators across the state. View the full survey report View the webinar recording…

Snow days extension in the works as bill moved to committee

  LANSING — After a rare blizzard and months of tricky winter weather, it is nearly testing season for Otsego County students. But as schools prepare students for tests like the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP) and SAT, teachers and staff are countering for missed days because of the weather. Katy Xenakis-Makowski, Johannesburg-Lewiston Area Schools…

44 applicants vie for state superintendent job

44 applicants vie for state superintendent job Jennifer Chambers, The Detroit NewsPublished 3:41 p.m. ET March 18, 2019 CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE Forty-four applicants are vying to become Michigan’s next state superintendent, state education officials said. (Photo: Melissa Phillip, AP) Lansing — Forty-four applicants are vying to become Michigan’s next state superintendent, state education officials said. Officials with the Michigan Department of Education said…

Gov. Whitmer: Boost Michigan schools by $507 million, with more for neediest students

Gov. Whitmer: Boost Michigan schools by $507 million, with more for neediest students Michigan’s governor’s first budget would seek increases for students who need more support to succeed, such as low-income children and special education students.  March 4, 2019  Ron French, Lindsay VanHulle  Talent & Education  Gov. Gretchen Whitmer SHARE THIS ON TWITTER FACEBOOK GOOGLE+ MAIL Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s…

Educators Call Whitmer Budget ‘A Historic Opportunity to Reinvest in Our Schools & Students’

Educators Call Whitmer Budget ‘A Historic Opportunity to Reinvest in Our Schools & Students’ LANSING — Educators across Michigan are hailing the proposed K-12 school-aid budget released by Governor Gretchen Whitmer today, calling it a bold vision for Michigan’s future and a historic opportunity to reinvest in our schools after years of budgets driven more by talking…

Love and Teaching: A Transformational Connection

Thank you Mrs. Sara Metzger (Principal, Bennie Elementary) for sharing this article with us.   Love and Teaching: A Transformational Connection   By Josh Parker “There’s no word in the language I revere more than ‘teacher.’ My heart sings when a kid refers to me as his teacher, and it always has. I’ve honored myself…

NWEA CELEBRATION VIDEO: Arno Elementary

NWEA Celebration On Feb. 7, Arno held its first NWEA Rewards Assembly to celebrate student achievement.  Students in grade 3-5 had an opportunity to earn an extra recess reward, and a certificate by either reaching their own personal growth goal, or meeting the grade level cut score or above on the NWEA assessment that was taken in…

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