December 21, 2014

District News and Events

Dansville Schools Hosts Orientation for Substitute Teachers

Substitute teachers for Dansville Schools needed!! Professional Educational Services Group, (PESG), on behalf of Dansville Schools, is hiring staff to work as Substitute Teachers at all grade levels in the school district. An open enrollment meeting will be held on December 11, 2014 at 10 AM at Dansville Schools (Dansville Elementary School Library, at 1264 Adams Street, Dansville MI 48819). Please bring driver’s license/ID card, social security card or birth certificate or valid passport. Please apply on-line at  EOE.


Board of Education Sends Letter to Community Regarding District Facilities

The Dansville Board of Education discussed and planned next steps after receipt of the Bergmann Associates report regarding Dansville Middle School during their regular monthly meeting on November 17, 2014. As a result of their discussions, the board sent a letter to the community on Friday, November 21, 2014. The letter in its entirety can also be read by clicking this link:   Board Community Letter

To find out more about what has led the board to come to their recommendation related to the facilities, it is their hope that community members will attend the December 4, 2014 meeting at 7 pm in the HS Commons. To read about what has occurred related to the facilities over the course of the past several years, please click on the Facilities button on the right side of the district’s home page.

Aggie Football Team Hosts Play Off Game

This Friday, October 31st, the Dansville Aggies will host Burton Atherton at Fuller Field at 7:30 p.m.. There will be a chance to purchase pre-sale tickets on Thursday and Friday of this week at the HS office for $5. The gates will open at 6:30 p.m. on Friday. Please note that passes are not accepted at MHSAA tournament games. Congratulations to the Aggies who will make their 6th trip to the Playoffs, achieving this milestone for the second time in the last three years!

Attention Students: Friday night at the playoff football it will be a Halloween out!! Wear your best Halloween costumes to the game to support our boys!

But there’s a catch: a little friendly competition! We will have 3 judges at the game. You will not know who they are but they will be looking! The best, most creative and amazing Halloween costume will win a $15 gift card to Sugarberry in Okemos! We have opened this up to all three schools!! Each school will have one winner! Come ready to cheer on the boys!!

Quick reminder that all costumes must be school appropriate. No weapons of any kind. No inappropriate clothing etc. !! MASKS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO BE WORN IN FULLER FIELD. LEAVE YOUR MASKS AT HOME. Please follow these rules as if you do not your costume will not qualify for the contest, and you may be asked to change. So don’t take any chances!
Let’s go Aggies!

FFA Annual Homecoming Pulled Pork Dinner

The annual FFA Homecoming Pulled Pork Dinner will be held on Friday October 10, 2014 in the High School Commons from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm.   Dinners are $8 for pre-order or $10 at the door, kids under 5 are free.   Order early by emailing Amanda Sturm at   To-go dinners are also available.  Thank you for your continued support of our FFA program!

Michigan Teacher of the Year for 2015-2016

We need your help! Please help us identify and recognize Michigan’s excellent
teachers and the contributions they make to the success of the learning community.
The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) provides the nomination form that
makes it easy for you, school parents, students, and other Michigan citizens to tell a
great teacher that her/his efforts are recognized and appreciated.


Chief Judge Honorable Richard J. Garcia visits the Middle School

On September 16th, middle school students were introduced to Chief Judge Honorable Richard J. Garcia, Probate Court Judge for Ingham County.  Judge Garcia was asked to visit Dansville Middle School to help strengthen the message about the importance of being on time to school every day.  In addition to this, Judge Garcia stressed the idea that students need a goal in their lives they are passionate about, and more importantly a plan on how they will achieve that goal.  He asked students to follow three simple rules:  1.) Find something they love to do and make it their career 2.) Decide between right and wrong (and always imagine their grandparents sitting right next to them when they make that final decision) and 3.)  Be on time, EVERY time!  We want students to understand the importance of establishing routines, like being on time to school and to class, at a young age so it becomes a norm in their everyday life.   Judge Garcia was very receptive with the students, and it was great having him visit us here at Dansville Schools, we hope he visits again in the future!


Chief Judge Honorable Richard J. Garcia

Chief Judge Honorable Richard J. Garcia

Support the Teachers. Support the Course

A message from State Superintendent Mike Flanagan

Support the Teachers. Support the Course.
A 3-minute video supporting teachers, parents, and school staff; moving forward and staying on course to lead our kids to greater success.


Community Day T-shirts Supporting the 7 Mindsets!

Messages and flyers have gone home with students about a new t-shirt we are offering for this year’s Community Day.   This  is a reminder that 7 Mindsets t-shirt order forms are to be returned on Thursday, September 11th.    Order forms are located below if you still need to order. The price is $13 and includes the print of the theme for that particular grade level as well as “Dansville Schools” printed on the sleeve.  We hope for students to participate so we can continue to learn more about the 7 Mindsets curriculum and the true meaning of Community Day of Living to Give.

Elementary T-shirt Order Form

Middle School T-shirt Order Form

9th Grade T-shirt Order Form

10th Grade T-shirt Order Form

11th Grade T-shirt Order Form

12th Grade T-shirt Order Form


Middle School Building Update

The Dansville Schools Board of Education commissioned Bergmann Associates to conduct an in-depth examination of the structural integrity of the middle school building last spring.  A report has been completed outlining their findings.  Click here  to view the report.

The school board will hear from the Bergmann engineer who wrote the report at the September 15th board meeting, which will take place at 7 p.m. in the Elementary School.  The school board invites anyone who has questions or comments or even just an interest in the district’s facilities, to attend this important meeting. School board members will be asking questions and will encourage those in attendance to share their questions as well.

Please feel free to contact a member of the school board if you have questions or comments.  School Board Member Contact Information

Registration Day

Registration Day for all Dansville students will be held on Tuesday, August 19th from 7:15 AM – 3:30 PM. We strongly encourage a parent to attend Registration Day with their student. We will have important information available that day, including a calendar of events for the entire school year and other useful documents. Student yearbook pictures will also be taken that day.

If you are unable to attend Registration Day you may register by bringing all completed forms to the office beginning August 20 until start of the school year  from 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM.