Please see the January 21, 2022 update from Superintendent Searles: https://5il.co/14kxj
We are hiring! For a list of available employment opportunities at MCESA, visit: https://www.midlandesa.org/page/employment
As a reminder, there will be no school tomorrow, Friday, January 14 or Monday, January 17 for all ESA programs.
January is School Board Recognition Month! We are grateful for the MCESA Board of Education members who serve to support student achievement and the overall vision and mission of MCESA.
Coleman Community Schools and Meridian Public Schools will be closed on Thursday, January 6 due to inclement weather.
Immediate openings are available for paraprofessionals to work with special needs children in a classroom setting. ETH will host a job fair on Thursday, January 6 for anyone who is interested in this line of work. Full details are available in the flyer below.
Wishing you a happy and healthy 2022!
Warm wishes for a joyful holiday season from all of us at MCESA!
Winter break is just around the corner! MCESA programs will be closed for the holidays beginning the afternoon of Wednesday, December 22 and will resume on Monday, January 3.
Congratulations to MCESA Autism Spectrum Teacher, Dawn Totten, who was recently announced as a 2021-22 recipient of a MAASE mini grant. Totten submitted a mini grant for an employment work skills cart that will allow ASD programs to work on pre-employment and specific subtask job skills within high school classrooms. Totten teaches at Dow High School. The full award letter is available to view here: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1747250/2021-22_Mini_Grant_Winners.pdf
We are currently experiencing some difficulty with our phone system at the Sugnet site. If you are in need of immediate assistance or are trying to reach a specific staff member, please contact our main line at 989-631-5890. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Saginaw Valley State University is conducting a Midland County Health Survey now through mid-February. The purpose of the survey is to understand the health and health-related needs of people living in Midland County. Information from the survey will be used to develop programs to address the needs of its residents. If you are 18 years of age or older, and live in Midland County, you are eligible to participate. Your input is very valuable and needed. It will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete: https://survey.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5sUvq5zTY9od4r4
The Midland Area Community Foundation has several scholarship opportunities available for students throughout Midland County. The deadline to apply is February 15, 2022. To learn more, visit: https://www.midlandfoundation.org/scholarships
Join the Midland Symphony Orchestra for a holiday concert with Broadway star Erica Spyres! This supportive and judgement-free environment features slight modifications to the performance environment to make the concert accessible to those with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), developmental and physical disabilities, sensory processing disorders, PTSD, and for other sensory-sensitive people and their families. More info and tickets are available at https://www.midlandcenter.org/visit/accessibility/relaxed-experience/
Catch up with the latest updates from MCESA by downloading the ESA app on Android: https://bit.ly/3tJnrB8 or iPhone: https://apple.co/3boaFRf
MCESA programs will be closed this week beginning the afternoon of Wednesday, November 24 and resume on Monday, November 29. The full 2021-2022 MCESA school year calendar is available to view here: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1278215/K-12_Calendar_2021-22.pdf
MCESA staff have the opportunity to order from the clothing store through McCreadie Sales now through December 10. A few new options have been added to the store as well! Those who are interested in ordering items may find more information here: https://www.smore.com/7aghc-mcesa-clothing-store
Today is the deadline to submit applications for a Gerstacker Teacher Innovator Mini-Grant! Application materials may be found here: https://www.midlandesa.org/page/gerstacker-teacher-innovator-mini-grant
We want you to be a part of the MCESA team! MCESA is currently hiring full-time, part-time, and substitute paraprofessionals. Contact Bridgett Petsnick at 989-631-5892, ext. 125 for further information.
Congratulations to MCESA Autism Spectrum Disorder Teacher, Holly Booth, who was nominated for the Mid-Michigan NOW Golden Apple Award! You can learn more about Holly and vote for her to win this award at the following link: https://nbc25news.com/station/contests/golden-apple-awards-09-30-2021