October is Principals Month! Please take a moment to celebrate and thank a principal this month.
The MCESA clothing store is open for staff through Oct. 23. View this flyer for a link to all options: https://www.smore.com/app/pages/preview/dnwj0
As a reminder, Monday, Sept. 26 is a professional development day for staff at MCESA. There will be no school for MCESA students that day.
Fall is here, and we are ready for it at the Sugnet School! Thanks to MCESA Teacher, Caroline Davis, for making our hallway so fun and spirited. #mcesabettertogether
It definitely feels like the first day of fall in Michigan this morning! We are starting to notice some leaves already changing on the beautiful maple tree outside of the Sugnet building. Happy fall!
Transition Coordinator, Jennie Coston, shared that she has always heard about how successful the MCESA Midland High popcorn stand/delivery is, and she finally got to witness it in action last Friday! She noted that MCESA teacher, Sarah Tebo, said that students are able to partner with their peers when selling, too. Popcorn Fridays for the win!
We are enjoying these wholesome photos that MCESA Early Childhood Special Education Teacher, Courtney Battaglia, shared with us from last week. #mcesabettertogether #buildinghope #buildingfutures
This great team photo was shared by MCESA Teacher, Rod Dishaw, with this message: "At MCESA we love our paraprofessionals! Today we celebrated our room “mother” Ms. Vicky’s birthday. Happy birthday, Vicky, and thanks for all you do for the kids at Midland County ESA!" Looks like a fun team! #mcesabettertogether
Yesterday, MCESA students and staff had a great time participating in the third annual Victory Day celebration hosted by Midland High School. A very big "thank you" goes out to Midland High for organizing this spectacular event that celebrates inclusion in sports! #mcesabettertogether
MCESA students at Jefferson Middle School had a fun time making salsa during inclusion class last Friday. Thanks to teacher, Kat Kruskamp, for sharing! #mcesabettertogether #buildinghope #buildingfutures
MCESA Teacher, Rod Dishaw, gave us a glimpse into the classroom today with this note: "Students in our Jefferson classroom have been taking care of a new pet! The African cichlid is named Temple, after the famous Temple Grandin, who is a vocal and influential proponent of ethical and humane treatment of animals. Grandin is also a world recognized advocate for those living with autism, including writing numerous articles and books on the topic. Welcome to middle school, Temple!"
We are hiring an Autism Spectrum Disorder Teacher and a Speech Language Pathologist. If you are interested in becoming a part of our team, visit www.midlandesa.org/employment for a link to the full job descriptions, and contact firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.
Transition Coordinator, Jennie Coston, shared these photos yesterday of our new TRAILS stations as well as our MCESA students in the PAES (Practical Assessment Exploration System) Lab working hard on vocational skills led by one of our paraprofessionals. It is always great to see the diligent work of the MCESA students and staff in action!
"Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world." This quote from Malala Yousafzai captures the value of literacy and education perfectly on this International Literacy Day. #InternationalLiteracyDay #mcesabettertogether
As a reminder, MCESA programs are closed Friday, Sept. 2 and Monday, Sept. 5. Have a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend.
Say hello to our GSRP team of rockstars! The GSRP and Head Start programs in Midland, Gratiot, and Isabella counties offer high quality learning experiences for children at no cost to families. If you are interested in learning more about the program, visit: https://preschoolpartnership.org/
MCESA is currently hiring full-time, part-time, and substitute paraprofessionals. If you are interested in joining our team, contact Bridgett Petsnick at email@example.com or 989-631-5890, ext. 2125 for further details.
On opening day, our MCESA teams were asked to consider the values they wish to focus on this school year. Special thanks to Kathy Snyder from the Midland Area Wellbeing Coalition for sharing this word cloud highlighting the values that were shared - it's going to be a memorable year! #mcesabettertogether #buildinghope #buildingfutures
We enjoyed kicking off the 2022-2023 school year with professional development from Adam Saenz and are looking forward to reading and learning from his book, "The Power of a Teacher"! #mcesabettertogether
Yes they do! We are grateful for paraprofessionals and the students, teachers and families they continuously support. #mcesabettertogether