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 2012-2013 school year. We expect to earn AYP in all three of our buildings as well as at the District level. This type of achievement is the result of the hard work of all staff, students, parents, and community members who support the great work of our District. A point of emphasis from our Board of Education is continuing to establish, maintain and grow relationships across our District and in our community. Our Energizing Education Mentoring Program at Arnold is one example of our District's efforts to provide more opportunities for our community members to become more active stakeholders.
The Energizing Education Program provides additional support for students in the area of Language Arts with an emphasis on Reading. Mentors from local businesses and the community will commit to meeting with a student for two one half hour sessions per week to encourage and support the development of their student's reading skills.
As a district we will continue to invest in the district wide 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. The goal of The Nurtured Heart Approach is to provide an atmoshpere across our District in all departments that is conducive and supportive of our students and staff.
Along with the Nurtured Heart Approach our commitment to the use of instructional technology helps to provide students with many learning opportunities 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. Continuing into the 2013-2014 school year, the main point of focus 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 are the two main characteristics of the curriculum that will be expected of our staff and students as we continue moving forward with its implementation.
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.