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THE MESSAGE 12.1.17

Check out the exciting things happening around the district!

Join the Southfield Compact

The Southfield Compact brings together community and organizations in the city of Southfield to partner and commit to strengthening K-12 education in Southfield Public Schools through volunteering and mentoring.

Joining the Southfield Compact is an effort to share information and strive for the best education for the children who are in our community. Our students value and need you!

Residence and businesses can:

  • Volunteer at one of our schools
  • Mentor our students
  • Provide wisdom to our students
  • Adopt a school

Third Grade Reading Law (Public Act 306)

In October 2016, Michigan adopted the third-grade reading legislation. Public Act 306 of 2016 (now referred to as MCL 380.1280f) requires all third-grade students not scoring proficient on the 3rd Grade state summative assessment be retained. Learn more here or join us at one of our parent meetings.

Who Run the World? Girls!

On November 19, the Stevenson Elementary School third through fifth grade girls participated in the Girls on the Run and STRIDE Celebratory 5KRun on Belle Isle in Detroit.

Nine phenomenal students, along with Coach Janet, Coach Marissa, Stevenson staff member coaches Carlis Gaddis and Dezia Harper participated in the event and all who participated had an amazing time.

Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in third through the eighth grade. The organization teaches life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K running event. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.

See more Girls on the Run event photos below. Click photo to enlarge.

Southfield A&T Students Accepted Into Art Program

Developing an undergraduate visual portfolio is one of the most important elements of the art school admissions process. It demonstrates a student’s artistic experience and abilities.

Five Southfield High for the Arts & Technology students were accepted, on scholarship, into the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center ArtBridge Program.

ArtBridge helps students realize their educational and artistic career aspirations. The program provides art fundamentals, mentoring, college guidance, portfolio development and digital conversions. Every student who completed ArtBridge has been accepted into college, many with scholarships.

Congratulations to Charles A. (sophomore); Janay D. (junior); Tyrone H. (senior); Haley M. (junior) and Sumayyah M. (junior).

Ceramic art piece crafted by Charles A.

The way you access school menus is changing, and we are sure you will love it! Southfield Public Schools, in partnership with Chartwells K12, is now using Nutrislice to publish the school menus to a new interactive website and a free smartphone app! Now you can access the breakfast and lunch menus anywhere, anytime!

You can also:

  • see more information about menu items, including a photo and description
  • filter common food allergens like nuts, wheat and dairy
  • translate your menus into a number of different languages
  • access nutrition information like carb counts and calories with just a few clicks
  • print a PDF version of the menus directly from the website, if you prefer

To use the smartphone app, download School Lunch by Nutrislice from Google Play for Androids or the App Store for iPhones.

The district-wide communications tool, MISTAR Parent Connect, allows you to stay up to date on important information including your child’s assignments, grades, attendance, cafeteria accounts, and more. Also, MISTAR Parent Connect gives the district the ability to communicate important school and district information as well as connect with you in case of an emergency.

To receive your login or update your contact information, such as phone numbers and email addresses, please contact your child’s school office.

Need a "cheatsheet" on some of the most common programs out there? Check out ncdae.org/resources/cheatsheets/ for quick support on Microsoft, Adobe and more!

Have you submitted your nomination for those who have made outstanding contributions to athletics and education for consideration to be inducted into the Southfield Legacy Hall of Fame? It's not too late. The deadline is now December 10, 2017. Get additional details here and submit today!

DATES TO REMEMBER

December 12 - Board Meeting, John W. English Administrative Center, 7 p.m.

December 14 - Superintendent/Parent Sounding Board; John W. English Administrative Center, 6 - 8 p.m.

December 19 - Special Board Meeting, John W. English Administrative Center, 6 p.m.

December 25 - January 5 - Winter Recess

Detailed calendar information including upcoming events can be found on the homepage of the district and school websites.

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