November 19, 2017

Fall 2017 Dansville Schools Newsletter

Dansville Newsletter_Back to School 2017

7 Mindsets | Everything is Possible

Dansville Schools will again be teaching students about the amazing 7 Mindsets curriculum!  If you are new to the district, or just want a refresher, and want to learn a brief summary about what the 7 Mindsets click here.  We also have heard from our parents in regards to receiving information about how they can support the 7 Mindsets from home.  So to help with this request, we will start sending out a monthly parent newsletter about the upcoming 7 Mindset.  In each newsletter parents will be provided with a quick overview of each Mindset, as well as resources for home.  Click here to read about this month’s 7 Mindset Everything is Possible!


Sealed proposals will be received at the office of, Ingham Intermediate School District, Thorburn Education Center, ATTN: Purchasing Department, 2630 W. Howell Rd, Mason, MI, 48854

Proposal must be delivered not later than 2:00 PM, Friday, September 8, 2017.

Bids will be opened publicly and read aloud, 2:00 PM, Friday, September 8, 2017 at the Thorburn Education Center, 2630 W Howell Rd, Mason, MI, 48854.

Dansville HS (00000002) Drawing

Dansville Roof Repair Project 2017-ITB


Important Athletic Information

Good Afternoon Aggies!
We wanted to share some updates regarding the upcoming fall sports seasons.

PRACTICE: Just a reminder that HS football practice begins on Monday, August 7th and cheer, cross country, volleyball, and boys’ soccer all begin on Wednesday, August 9th.  Middle school practices for volleyball and cross country will begin on Monday, August 28th .

STUDENT ATHLETE REQUIREMENTS:  Athletes must turn in a signed acknowledgement of the Athletic Code of Conduct, the Concussion Awareness form,  the risk and release form, pay the participation fee and turn in a sports physical to receive a tryout card. All forms are available in the Superintendent’s Office and also online at In order to participate in fall sports, all athletes need to bring a tryout card to practice.

PHYSICALS: As we shared last spring, the school is not hosting a physical night this year, so please plan to set up an appointment with your primary doctor or go to a walk-in clinic to get your physical.

Here are a few local options:
Mason Urgent Care: $35
Lansing Urgent Care: $25
Sparrow Fast Care: $40

Please remember that your physical must be dated AFTER APRIL 15, 2017 in order to be used for the 2017-18 school year. Be sure to take your MHSAA physical form for the doctor to complete at your appointment.

HOW TO GET YOUR TRYOUT CARD: Please drop off all required completed documents to receive a tryout card.  You can exchange your required documents for a tryout card at the Superintendent’s Office starting next week July 31st – August 3,  7:30 a.m. –  4:30 p.m.. The high school office will also be open for tryout card drop off on Friday, August 4th 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. and then again on Monday, August 7th from 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and Tuesday, August 8th from 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m..

Looking forward to an amazing start to the 2017-18 school year and an awesome fall sports season for all Aggies!

Please call the Superintendent’s Office with any questions at 517-623-6120 ext 7221.
Go Aggies!

Amy Hodgson

Registration Packets

Dear Aggie Families,
We hope everyone is having a restful and rejuvenating summer as we gear up for the start of another school year!

In an effort to ensure prompt delivery as well as to try to save resources, we have the student Registration Packets available for early pick-up this year.  Please feel free to stop by the Superintendent’s Office in the Elementary building at the flagpole entrance this week on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday or next week Monday or Tuesday to pick up the packet for your student(s).  The office will be open from 7:30 AM until 4:30 PM each day. The remaining packets will be sent out next Wednesday, July 26th.

Elementary classroom teacher assignments for next year are included in the packets except for kindergarten and fifth grade, as we are still in the process of finalizing the staffing and assignments for those grade levels. We will be sure to notify families of students in those grade levels as soon as that information becomes available.

We really appreciate you picking up your packets so we can be sure everyone has plenty of time to complete the forms needed to turn in on Tuesday, August 15th for District Picture and Registration Day.

It’s been great to hear from new families to the district and we encourage you to contact the Superintendent’s office so we are able to get Registration packets to you as soon as possible.

We look forward to seeing everyone at Registration Day on the 15th and then on the first day of school on Wednesday, August 23rd.

Please contact the Superintendent’s Office throughout the summer with questions or concerns at 517-623-6120, ext. 7221.

Thank you and Go Aggies!
Amy Hodgson
Dansville Schools

Construction Project Update

Dear Aggie Family,

I wanted to take this opportunity to provide updates regarding the bond project and to address the many rumors that have been circulating.

Bids: The past few months have been spent pouring over every line of every bid category to ensure we are taking feedback from the low bidders, considering feedback from all the bids received and doing everything we can to ensure we are maximizing both value and savings.  This has been a labor-intensive process, but has been time well spent by those involved and quite productive.

Abatement: The abatement process for the band room and weight room were underway starting the first day after school ended on Monday, June 12th and has been ongoing since. This will be followed by demolition.

Awarding of Bids: The first bids were awarded by the school board this past Monday night in the areas of site construction/utilities and demolition. Contractors are expected onsite starting early next week to begin this work.  The remaining bid categories are expected to be awarded by the Board in July.

Rumors: There have been many rumors regarding the water tower and the availability of water to provide fire suppression for the new school.   As hard as it has been to wait to address these rumors, it was best to wait until all actual reports and facts were confirmed and those were finalized this week. Please know that official testing has occurred and in fact there are no issues related to the water tower, flow or the ability to provide fire suppression for the new building.

Patience Needed: Every aspect of this project has involved a process that does not always happen as quickly as we would like, but everyone involved is working hard to do their best to be good stewards of the bond monies while staying focused on delivering the best possible facilities for our students.  We are also doing our best to make decisions related to availability of our current fields and facilities based on our most current information and in the end again, we are trying to do our best to accommodate the needs of the community while taking direction based on the needs of those managing the project.

Thank You: So many of you have been so forthcoming with your expressions of understanding and flexibility and I want to thank you for those intentional efforts as we endure the inconveniences that will be increasing over these next 15 months. We are still planning to occupy the new school in the Fall of 2018 and will continue to keep you posted as information becomes available and finalized.

If you have specific questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me any time.

Thank you,

Amy Hodgson

Notice of Limited Tax Pledge

Please take notice that there will be a meeting of the Board of Education of Dansville Schools, Ingham County, Michigan. At said meeting, the Board of Education will consider its proposed State Aid Note (Limited Tax – General Obligation). The proposed State Aid Note (Limited Taz – General Obligation), if issued, will contain the limited tax full faith and credit pledge of Dansville School, Ingham County, Michigan.

Date of Meeting, June 19, 2017

Place of Meeting, Elementary Library, Dansville Schools, 1264 Adams Street, Dansville, MI 48819

Hour of Meeting, 6:30 pm

Telephone Number of the Principal Office of the Board of Education, 517-623-6120, Ext. 7221

Board Minutes are Located at the Principal Office of the Board of Education, Dansville Schools, 1264 Adams Street, Dansville, MI 48819

Notice of a Public Hearing on Proposed 2017-2018 Budget

On June 19, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. the Dansville Schools Board of Education will hold a public hearing to consider the district’s proposed 2017-2018 budget. The Board may not adopt its proposed 2016-2017 budget until after a public hearing. A copy of the proposed 2017-2018 budget, including the proposed property tax millage rate, is available for public inspection during normal business hours at the superintendent’s office.

Budget Presentation- May 2017

Ceremonial Groundbreaking, Friday, April 21, 2017

It is Groundbreaking Day at Dansville Schools! We are so excited for today’s celebration and thankful for the investment that the Aggie Family has made in our school, our kids and our community. It is an exciting time to be Aggie!

Ceremonial Groundbreaking Ceremony

All Aggies are invited to attend the Ceremonial Groundbreaking event that will take place this Friday, April 21, 2017 at 2:00 pm to celebrate the beginning of Dansville Schools’ bond construction and remodeling projects. To emphasize the impact this project will have on every student here, we have purposefully scheduled this ceremony to take place during the school day to ensure that all students will be able to participate.

All community members are encouraged to attend! Please plan to park in the high school parking lot, enter the high school front doors and then walk through the school out to the back of the school where the ceremony will take place.

We look forward to hearing students share what it means to be an Aggie as well as honoring local partnerships that made this project possible as our community embarks on this exciting journey of growth and renewal.

Again, our historical groundbreaking ceremony will take place on Friday, April 21 at 2:00 pm at the site of the new high school. We want as many Aggies there as possible, so please help us spread the word.

Groundbreaking Invite