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Strategic Planning Survey
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The Board of Education and the Administration are launching a new initiative to guide the East China School district through a 3-5 year Strategic Plan. The purpose of this initiative is to help us develop new goals and strategies for continuing to offer an excellent education for our students, while using scarce public education resources in the most effective and efficient way. 

The benefits of the strategic planning process are many.  Most notable are:

  • It provides integrated, important input from community and staff
  • It presents a succinct and graphic picture of the district’s current status
  • It sets focused strategic goals that identify target areas to improve student achievement
  • It clearly delineates the role of the Board of  Education and the superintendent/staff in strategic planning
  • It uses data to set goals and make important decisions
  • It helps identify areas to allocate increasingly scarce resources
  • It aligns Board priorities with school improvement processes

Stakeholder feedback is an important part of the planning process.  Community members, parents, students, teachers and all district staff members will have the opportunity to give input on the strengths of the district, opportunities for improvement, barriers for implementation, and their vision for the district.

Stakeholder input, along with essential district data, provides the basis for the district to choose approximately five priority goals to be implemented over the next three to five years.

The community is invited to participate in the process by providing their feedback at a meeting to be held Wednesday, February 1st at 6:00 pm in the Board Room of the East China Administration Building, 1585 Meisner Rd or by clicking on the "Strategic Planning Survey" link on the left side of this page.

 

                                             

Do you have a student graduating or know of someone who is? Please direct them to this link for several scholarship opportunities.  

Jason Stier, art teacher at Riverview East High School in the East China School District, has been recognized as St. Clair County’s Distinguished Teacher for December. Stier was presented with the award during a surprise classroom visit Friday, December 16.

The Distinguished Teacher award, sponsored by RESA, is given monthly during the school year to educators who exemplify high teaching standards.

Riverview Principal Nina Reznich has watched Stier’s progress as an instructor. “He grew from a novice teacher to a confident, poised, vision-oriented teacher who embraced the needs of our students and continually tries to make connections between art and the community,” Reznich said.

“He works hard to find that individual spark in each and every student that makes a difference in their lives through art, music or another avenue.”

Stier also received $300 for his classroom from Insurance Specialists Agency of Marysville, the local MEEMIC agent.

 

PICTURED: Jason Stier, center, is flanked by Steve Skalka, East China School District superintendent, and Nina Reznich, Riverview East High School principal. Behind them are some of Stier's art students at Riverview.

 

Sometimes it's good to just be a kid!  Thanks to Ms. Cabanilla's  first graders for the reminder. Please click the picture below to see our mannequin challenge!

      2016-17 County-wide and Contiguous ISD
Schools of Choice Openings for Second Semester


Belle River Elementary
Kindergarten  1st Grade         2nd Grade        3rd Grade         4th Grade

Eddy Elementary
Kindergarten  1st Grade         4th Grade

Gearing Elementary
Kindergarten  1st Grade         4th Grade

Palms Elementary
1st Grade         2nd Grade        3rd Grade

Pine River Elementary
1st Grade         2nd Grade        3rd Grade         4th Grade

Marine City Middle School
6th Grade         7th Grade         8th Grade

St. Clair Middle School
6th Grade         7th Grade         8th Grade

Marine City High School
9th Grade         10th Grade       11th Grade       12th Grade

St. Clair High School
9th Grade         10th Grade       11th Grade       12th Grade

RiverviewEast High School
10th Grade       11th Grade       12th Grade

Each year, the American Legion Auxiliary sponsors an Americanism Essay Contest for students in grades 3-12, including students with special needs. Grade levels are divided into six classes. One award in each of the six classes will be presented in each division. Winners will receive $50 and a $50 donation in the student's name will be made to the Children of Warriors National Presidents' Scholarship fund. National winners will be posted at www.ALAforVeterans.org at the start of September.

Essay Title: "How does learning about government and our America help you become a future guardian of the liberties of our country?"

Essay Classes:      

                        

The essays must be submitted by February 24, 2017. Please click here for the pdf to download.

28, Sep 2016

M-Step Results

Dear Parent(s),

The results of your child's performance on last spring's M-STEP, Michigan's statewide assessment are coming home with your child this week.

The M-STEP assessment that your child took last year was more challenging than the assessment they took the previous year. The assessment your child took in the spring of 2016 contained computer adaptive questions, which means that the better they did the harder the questions became or vice versa.

If the scores on your student's report is not what you  are used to have previously seen, please understand that the first time any of us do anything new it sets a baseline for improvement. I'm confident that as your student has more exposure to the new State standards, practice with them and we all get used to taking adaptive assessments online, results will improve.

Please trust that now that we have the results, East China administrators and teachers will be working together to identify areas in which we can improve so that over time, each student or graduate will be better prepared to succeed in the next grade level and after high school, in college or post-secondary training, a career, and life. We take this idea of post-secondary success very seriously as evidenced by our position in the county as a leader in the percentage of graduates attending two- and four-year colleges and training programs.

But, as you are probably aware, competition for those post-secondary opportunities are becoming more competitive every year. To that end, we welcome Michigan's commitment to higher standards and more rigorous tests that prepare our students to not just compete for opportunities but secure them.

Thank you for allowing the East China School District to be a part of your child's education.

Sincerely,

 

 

Steven C. Skalka
Superintendent