September 19, 2014

District News and Events

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.

Monday June 9, 2014 – Last Day of School

The last day of school for the 2013-14 school year is Monday June 9, 2014.  All students will be dismissed at 11:45 a.m.  Have a great summer!

Summer Camp Information!!!

See below for some wonderful resources for various summer camp opportunities in and around Ingham County.  Research shows, keeping students involved in academics over the summer helps with their transition back to school in September and helps support their learning.

  • http://www.inghamisd.org/community-resources/summerlearning/  (If you are interested in the ISD camps, and may need assistance in funding, please contact Mrs. Dupuis or Mrs. Graf)
  • lcc.edu/lifelong/youth  (Lansing Community College Summer Camps)
  • http://www.cadl.org/events/browse-all-events/ (Summer camps with the Capital Area Library)
  • http://www.michiganymcacamps.org/?gclid=CLyRu7a0_r0CFa5DMgod0iQAmA (YMCA Summer Camps)
  • http://potterparkzoo.org/wildlife-education/zookambi-summer-camp  (Potter Park Zoo Summer Camps)
  • http://tism.msu.edu/camps/  (MSU Media Summer Camps)

District Advertises Roof Project

Click here for details on the 2014 High School Roof Bid

Dansville School Board Meeting Features 2014-15 Budget Presentation

The Dansville Board of Education met on Monday, April 21st for their regular monthly meeting.  One aspect of this meeting was a 2014-15 budget preview by Superintendent Amy Hodgson.  Overall budget information, key factors and the outlook for next year’s budget were outlined.  Budget updates will be provided again at the May board meeting and then again in June at the formal budget hearing.  The 2014-15 budget PowerPoint presentation can be viewed here:  Budget Presentation- April 2014 .  Please call, email or stop by the superintendent’s office to ask questions or get more information about the budget forecast.

School on Friday April 18, 2014

Dansville Schools has a full day of school on Friday April 18, 2014.