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FINANCIAL AID FAFSA WORKSHOP

Monday, January 15th, 2018

There is a Financial Aid FAFSA Workshop being offered here at Ishpeming HS on Wednesday, January 24th at 6:30 in Rm 200.  Representatives from NMU’s Financial Aid office will be here to assist students and families in completing the FAFSA.  This is a great opportunity to have your questions answered regarding financial aid opportunities and FAFSA completion.  The next Workshop will be at Westwood HS on Monday, February 5th at 6:30.  Please have your FSA ID’s prior to attending the Workshops…this includes both students and parents.

FAFSA/FSA ID link  https://fafsa.ed.gov/

EXAM SCHEDULE

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

FIRST SEMESTER 2017-2018

 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2018

  • DOORS OPEN AT 7:15 AM
  • 7:35 – 9:05      ALL 1ST PERIOD EXAMS
  • 9:15 – 10:45    ALL 3RD PERIOD EXAMS
  • DOORS OPEN AT 11:50 AM
  • 12:00 – 1:30    ALL 5TH PERIOD EXAMS

THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 2018

  • DOORS OPEN AT 7:15 AM
  • 7:35 – 9:05      ALL 2ND PERIOD EXAMS
  • 9:15 – 10:45    ALL 4TH PERIOD EXAMS
  • DOORS OPEN AT 11:50 AM
  • 12:00 – 1:30    ALL 6TH PERIOD EXAMS

FRIDAY JANUARY 19, 2018

  • DOORS OPEN AT 7:15 AM
  • 7:35 – 9:05      ALL 7TH PERIOD EXAMS
  • 11:00 AM, CLASSES DISMISSED

STRATEGIC PLANNING SURVEY

Monday, January 8th, 2018

The Ishpeming Public School District Launches Strategic Planning Process

The Board of Education and the Administration is launching a new initiative to guide the Ishpeming Public School District through a 3-5 year Strategic Plan.  The purpose of this initiative is to help us develop new goals and strategies for continuing to offer an excellent education for our students, while using scarce public education resources in the most effective and efficient way. 

Stakeholder feedback is an important part of the planning process.  Community members, parents, students, teachers and all district staff members will have the opportunity to give input on the strengths of the district, opportunities for improvement, barriers for implementation, and their vision for the district.

Stakeholder input, along with essential district data, provides the basis for the district to choose approximately five priority goals to be implemented over the next three to five years.

The benefits of the strategic planning process are many.  Most notable are:

  • It provides integrated, important input from community and staff
  • It presents a succinct and graphic picture of the district’s current status
  • It sets focused strategic goals that identify target areas to improve student achievement
  • It clearly delineates the role of the Board of  Education and the superintendent/staff in strategic planning
  • It uses data to set goals and make important decisions
  • It helps identify areas to allocate increasingly scarce resources
  • It aligns Board priorities with school improvement processes

Robert Nadeau, the Ishpeming Public School District Board of Education President stated, “As school board members, we have to make the best decisions in these challenging, changing times.  It is essential that we use factual data and input from our community stakeholders to help make decisions and set priorities for our district that reflect the needs of the students, families, and community we serve.”

Dr. Richard Diebold, Ed.D., a consultant from the Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB) will assist the Ishpeming Schools for the next three months to complete the strategic planning process.  Diebold said, “Ishpeming Schools and MASB have worked together to customize an established process that ensures broad community involvement and will result in an effective strategic plan for the foreseeable future.”

Any parent or community member interested in providing input for the Ishpeming Public School District Strategic Plan, may complete the Strategic Plan Stakeholders Survey at this link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2018IshpemingSP or may also attend the community meeting on Thursday, January 18, 2018, 5:00 p.m. in the I.H.S. Library.

SOFTBALL CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT FUNDRAISER

Monday, January 8th, 2018

Cornhole Tournament

Fundraiser for Ishpeming Softball

Ishpeming High School Gym

Saturday, February 10, 2018

1:30 p.m. Sign-up and 2:00 p.m. start

  • $30 per team
  • Bring your own partner
  • Cash Prizes
  • 50/50 Raffle
  • Cornhole Board Raffle

If you have any questions, contact:

Coach Ben McGuire at (810) 845-3658

bmcguire@ishpemingschools.com

 

Thank you for supporting the Ishpeming Hematite’s Softball Program!

SCHOOLS OF CHOICE 2017-18 SECOND SEMESTER

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

The Ishpeming Public School District is accepting new non-resident schools of choice applications for the second semester for grades Young 5’s through grade 12. Students enrolled under Section 105 of the State School Aide Act must be a resident of a district within the Marquette-Alger RESA boundaries.

Applications are available from January 8, 2018, through January 19, 2018, at the Birchview School, Superintendent’s Office or by clicking here. Applications must be received not later than January 19, 2018. Students enrolled for the first semester do not need a new application.

If you would like additional information or have any questions, please contact the Office of the Superintendent at 906.485.5501 Ext. 431.