Congratulations to November MVPs (Most Valuable Pioneers) Bailey Birman and Mackenzie Wirth! Mackenzie is our academic interventionist at Pioneer HS and is best recognized for her individual support of students. She assists with organization of coursework and executive functioning, makes time to assist students after school in 1:1 settings, and helps facilitate Pioneer High's social groups that promote belonging, ownership, and being an active citizen in society. Bailey is our math/science teacher at Pioneer and provides many hands-on, engaging lessons. In addition to classes, she tutors both alternative ed students and adults students on her own time. Her classroom is an inviting and happy space where students can thrive academically and personally. Bailey also works hard to make sure individual student needs are met far beyond academics. Thanks Bailey and Mackenzie for all you do to make Clare a great place to live and learn!
Updated Bond FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/2971/CPS/2597805/11.28.2022_Bond_FAQs.pdf
Good afternoon Pioneers… First, thanks for your investment in our kids, community, and schools and the successful start to our school year getting right here. Public schools are one of our country’s greatest assets. Our schools bring our community together, all of our community. Rich, poor, brilliant, creative, struggling, and on and on. We’re imperfect, with work ahead to improve, but also represent an opportunity for young people to change the trajectory of their lives. Public schools take everyone, and build a community together. I’m proud of our teachers and staff, who expend their energy developing talent every day…they see what is possible in each and every student and set out to help kids nurture their gifts, talents, and passions. So, thank you again for your support of all things Clare Public Schools. Last evening, the Board of Education authorized us to proceed with our bond application to the Treasury Department behind a 7-0 vote. Once our application is approved by the Treasury, the Board will convene again in late January or early February to authorize a May 2, 2023 vote on the issue if they deem the time is right. You can find information about our upcoming bond issue on our website, by selecting the ‘Bond Project” heading in the upper right corner of the site. On the Clare Public Schools App, you can find this information under Documents, then selecting Community, and there you’ll see the Bond folder. Look for an updated FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) document related to the bond in the near future, in which we’ll work to answer the most common questions and concerns raised to this point. Thanks to the Board of Education’s stewardship over the last several years, we’ve been able to plan for this bond issue while taking care of current needs without asking the taxpayers for more…but a bond issue is different. It’s a big project, one that needs your time and energy in order to succeed. Finally, Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy the next few days with family and friends. No one has it better than Pioneers…let’s rest and recharge for the push into Christmas! Thanks for making Clare a great place to live and learn.
Reminder: No School tomorrow for students or staff. Stay safe Pioneers, and be OUTSTANDING in your fields!
A busy week in Clare! Veterans Day assembly at the high school was exceptionally well done. We are grateful for our veterans and their stewardship of the freedoms we enjoy. Thursday’s community bond forum was a positive meeting of more than 60 community members, reviewing the current bond plans, listening to previously provided input, and sharing new thoughts. Thank you to voters for approval of our non homestead millage for another 4 years by an approximate margin of 59% to 41%. Board members Loren Cole and John Miller were re-elected to new 4 year terms. Kelly Luplow was elected to a 4 year term. And in December we’ll congratulate Board President Ben Browning for well over a decade of service to the district, the last 6 as Board President. Thanks for all you do to make Clare a great place to live and learn.
Veterans Day Assembly…Clare shop students presented their flag projects to local veterans today. Thank you for your service, Veterans.
Good morning Pioneers...we are still looking for 2-3 full time paraprofessionals to serve in our district. Seven (7) hours per day, $14.30/hr starting pay. If part-time interests you, please state that in your application as well, which can be sent to email@example.com. In addition, our transportation partner, Auxilio, is looking for bus drivers. Starting pay is $19/hr. with paid training, attendance/safety bonuses, paid benefits, and a sign-on bonus. If you're interested in this important role, please contact our transportation director, Tessa Lewis, at 989-386-9569. Thanks for all you do in support of Clare!
Good morning Pioneers…Community Bond Forum at 7 pm in the high school cafeteria. Your interest and feedback is crucial to developing the right project. Thank you, and I hope to see you there.
Clare High School's annual World Expo is planned for Thursday, November 17th at CHS from 5:30-8 p.m. Join us for a full night of activities including food, games, and different cultural music for all to enjoy!
Good afternoon Pioneers...a friendly reminder that Monday, October 31st, is a half day for students with dismissal at 11:39 a.m. Thank you.
Congratulations to Miss Gabriella Herren and Mrs. Kristi Clark, our Most Valuable Pioneers (MVP) for the month of October. Miss Herren is in her third year as the American Sign Language teacher at Clare High School. She is a dedicated professional who gives her all to everything she does. She has built a strong, popular program that continuously runs at or over capacity! Gabriella is caring, a relationship builder, and invests countless hours into perfecting her instruction. She is also our National Honor Society chapter advisor! Mrs. Clark is in her second year as a special education teacher with us, this year seamlessly transitioning to 5th grade. She makes a positive impact everywhere she goes...her ability to communicate, differentiate instruction, and problem solve benefits our students greatly! She truly loves each student and gives tremendous effort to see that her classroom is a safe place for them to learn and grow. She accepts challenging assignments with an open mind and a smile. Thank you Miss Herren and Mrs. Clark for all you do, and for making Clare a great place to live and learn!
We’re nearly one quarter of the way through the school year…hard to believe isn’t it? It’s a great time to be a Pioneer…accomplishments to be proud of and yet a great deal to look forward to as well. Parents, please consider attending one of our two remaining community bond forums as we look forward to a bond issue that will most likely ask for your support to build a new high school on this campus to replace the current middle school which is 100 years old! Those forums will take place on October 19th and November 10th at 7 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. This is a big project, and one that needs your attention and concern if we are to meet the needs of today’s and tomorrow’s Pioneers. It won’t be easy to accomplish what our District needs, but “easy” isn’t really what Pioneers are all about anyway. We’re about solving problems, creating opportunities, and making a difference in the community and world around us. Again, please make every effort to be part of one of those two remaining bond forums on October 19th and November 10th, 7 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. And thanks for making Clare a great place to live and learn.
October is National Principals Month. We are blessed with special school leaders and we recognize their hard work, coordination, and dedication that helps run each of our schools. This group of leaders cares very deeply for today's and tomorrow's generation of Pioneers. Thank you Curinne Demeuse, Tracy Lubs, Tom Pashak, Rob Wise, Matt Forsberg, and Cathy Wirth for your tireless efforts on behalf of Clare Public Schools and our community!
Congratulations to our September MVPs (Most Valuable Pioneers): Tim Taylor and Kathy Morgan. Tim teaches 8th grade social studies and also coaches a variety of sports for us. He's engaging and active throughout the building, and works to give students a voice in class while also utilizing flexible seating options. Tim participates on the crisis team as well, and gave up a bit of his summer for some extra training in this area. Kathy is a paraprofessional in the primary school, best known for her positive attitude and infectious smile! She will try anything to help students succeed and always puts students first. Congratulations to Mr. Taylor and Mrs. Morgan! And thank you for making Clare a great place to live and learn!
Reminder: Wednesday, September 28th is a half day for students, concluding at 11:39 a.m. Have a great day, Pioneers!
It's Homecoming! Reminder: please do not park in front of the primary or middle school this afternoon so that our students may enjoy today's Homecoming parade! Also, stay through tonight's game to see the King & Queen crowned at halftime, and fireworks after the game!
Approximately 30 community members joined us last night for our first community bond forum. The future is bright with supporters like these. Much was considered and discussed, and there’s a long road ahead, but optimism is a key ingredient for success. The next community forum is October 19th.
This great American had to be a Pioneer, right?
This morning, we conducted our first lockdown drill of the year with the help of Officer David, city police, state police, city leadership, and the sheriff’s department. We always emphasize that these are “practice” in nature, and it’s an opportunity for kids to see the officers are here to help as well. We’re lucky to have all the support of law enforcement that we do. As usual, your kids and our staff were great. Thanks for your continued support of all we do, including our safety efforts. Parents, a friendly reminder that we host our first community bond forum this Tuesday, September 13th, at 7 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. Please consider attending! Your input is vital in creating a project our entire school community can support as the Board works toward a May 2023 vote on the bond project. We’re off to a great start this school year. Staff and students are bringing their best energy every day, and we’re onto the business of learning and achieving together…because that’s what heroes do! Thanks for all you do to make Clare a great place to live and learn!
It’s National Suicide Prevention Week. Let’s be committed to looking out for each other. Say hello, be generous with encouragement and grace. Each and every one of you matters!