A Note from Superintendent, Scott Koziol:
Dear Michigan Center School District Staff, Students, Parents, Community Members, and Visitors,
We are very proud of the achievements we earned throughout the 2011-2012 school year. Earning AYP in all 3 buildings was a huge accomplishment for us. With the state expectations for being proficient raised over 10% from the previous year for the state assessments (MEAP - 3rd -9th grade and MME - 11th grade). This does not come without its sacrifices and hard work from all of our staff, students, and parents. We pride ourselves on establishing, maintaining and growing relationships across our district and community.
In today's society young people need as much support from as many individuals as possible. As a district we have heavily invested in the implementation of The Nurtured Heart Approach. This approach focuses on meeting the needs of our students and concentrating on the positive efforts each student is making.
Along with the Nurtured Heart Approach our commitment to the use of instructional technology helps to provide students with many opportunities to learn using a variety of mediums. From the use of iPods/iPads in our Reading Recovery support classes at the elementary, to the student created, edited, and published daily announcements at the high school, Michigan Center students are provided opportunities every day to explore using technology to further their learning.
As a district, we are committed to not only supporting our students inside and outside of the classroom and providing a variety of learning opportunities using many different types of technology, but we also fully understand that learning begins and ends with the instructional strategies used by our teachers in the classroom. For the 2012-2013 school year, a strong emphasis for the administration and teachers will be the development of quality lesson plans using research based instructional strategies that align with the Common Core Curriculum. The alignment to the Common Core Curriculum will come with its share of transitional pains. The content and assessments our students will be exposed to will be different from what they have had in the past. An emphasis on higher level thinking skills and application will be a main focus for our staff and students moving forward. This shift will allow us to effectively educate our young people in a consistent manner across all levels of the Michigan Center School District.
Please feel free to contact me via phone or e-mail if you should have any questions.
Michigan Center School District
(517) 764 – 5778
District Vision Statement
Michigan Center School District - the cutting edge leader in educational advancement empowers all students for life-long success in a changing world.
District Mission Statement
The mission of Michigan Center School District is to engage, challenge and motivate life-long learners towards excellence through innovation.
Where is Michigan Center?
The Michigan Center School District covers an area of approximately 24 square miles in mideast Jackson County. Michigan Center Lake and Round Lake comprise a chain of lakes that stretch for approximately ten (10) miles. Because of the proximity of these and other lakes, area residents are offered a multitude of recreational activities available during the four seasons.