THE CGRESD SPECIAL EDUCATION TOPICS SERIES
This series is to provide information on a range of topics including:
Who should attend? Paraprofessionals, Personal Care Service providers, teachers and administrators; all levels are welcome (birth through age 26).
All trainings will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. at the CGRESD Administration Building. Dinner will be provided.
Math in the Mail focuses on developing math skills in three-year-olds by providing the tools needed in the home environment for parents and caregivers. Children from Clare and Gladwin Counties, as well as surrounding counties can be enrolled in the program. Families enrolled in the Math in the Mail program will receive a free kit in the mail six times per year that will contain materials, resources and instructions for several age-appropriate math activities.
Math in the Mail is part of a region-wide focus to better prepare our students for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) experiences and STEM careers. To enroll, families should visit the Clare-Gladwin Great Start Collaborative website, or call (989) 737-9532. Enrollment is on-going.
This initiative is funded by the Dow Corning Foundation, and represents a collaboration between the Bay-Arenac ISD, Clare-Gladwin RESD, Gratiot-Isabella RESD, Midland ESA, and the Saginaw ISD.
GREAT NEWS FOR CTE KIDS: A coalition of local organizations led by Clare-Gladwin RESD has secured a $1.25 million grant to upgrade our Automotive & Diesel labs in Clare and Gladwin.
AWARD SEASON: At the Area School Board Association Dinner Meeting last week at Harrison High School, a couple local district board members received high honors. Clare Public Schools Secretary (and CGRESD Vice-President) Sue Murawski was recognized with the Michigan Association of School Boards' highest individual honor - Level 7, the President's Award of Recognition. Gladwin Community Schools Board President Sally Hightower was honored as well with Level 5, The Master Diamond Award. Hightower was unable to attend, but Murawski received her hardware from Matthew Showalter, President-Elect of MASB Board of Directors. Congratulations to both outstanding ladies for their long, meaningful service to kids.
When the Clare-Gladwin Career & Technical Education program dedicated its new building at the Magnus Center May 18, it carried different meanings for different people.
For the Clare-Gladwin RESD, it meant fulfilling a promise to voters who passed the CTE millage two years ago. For members of the Magnus family, it was another step in transforming the property they gifted to the RESD into a high-impact educational center for local high schoolers. And for the students who will benefit from CTE programs for decades to come, it represented a place to call their own.
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