Monthly Archives: November 2014

Future Ready Schools Summit

On Wednesday, I had the privilege of being one of only two Michigan superintendents, out of one hundred nationally, summoned to The White House to meet with President Barack Obama, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, and a host of other … Continue reading

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Emergency Closures Reminder

With winter-like weather upon us, it’s a good time to remind parents, students and staff about our communications plan for weather-related school closures. First of all, unless an announcement is made by the district to close schools, always assume that … Continue reading

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Godfrey Elementary Situation Update

Godfrey Elementary received a hand-written (photocopied) threat in today’s U.S. Postal Service mail just prior to noon. The threat was somewhat vague and meandering but our immediate response was to call in law enforcement from the Wyoming Police Department. Staff … Continue reading

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Welcome Home, Soldier

Veterans Day remarks at the assembly for Lee Middle & High School: Good morning! Veterans Day is a day normally set aside each year to honor all Veterans — those who have served in time of peace and war, as … Continue reading

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Board Election Results

UPDATE: We were informed on November 12 that the Board of Canvassers had completed its review and the tie between Mr. Baker and Mrs. Coleman remained. They will be meeting at the Kent County Clerk’s office on Friday morning, November … Continue reading

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Thank you Godfrey-Lee Community!

On behalf of our students, teachers, support staff, administrative team and the Board of Education, I’d like to express my deepest appreciation to the registered voters in our community for showing continued confidence in our public school system by voting … Continue reading

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Social Media and Teenagers – Yes, it is complicated #miched

I’ve been reading a fantastic book published earlier this year by danah boyd titled, “It’s Complicated: the social lives of networked teens,” which is available from any major bookseller or can be downloaded free in PDF format. I highly recommend this … Continue reading

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