Monday, January 28, 2013
Many Macomb Township children will not have school Monday due to the weather.
Local school districts called off classes today due to weather conditions. Chippewa Valley, Utica Community Schools, L'Anse Creuse and New Haven Community Schools are closed, according to their websites. Macomb County was placed under a winter weather advisory that began around 7 p.m. Sunday. Tell us in the comments' section below: What are you doing with your kids today?
Sunday, January 6, 2013
For the second year, Chippewa Valley Schools is allowing middle and high school students living in Macomb County to apply for a second semester transfer into the district.
Enrolling 15 new students during its first midyear school of choice program last year, Chippewa Valley Schools has opted to offer midyear enrollment once again for the 2012-13 school year. Although Chippewa has offered school of choice for many years, it was not until a vote by the board of education in September 2011 that the district moved to allow nonresident students to transfer midyear in addition to the standard summer/fall period. While not every school of choice application was accepted during the first midyear enrollment, Chippewa Valley Community Relations Director Diane Blain said a total of 33 students in grades six through 11 were enrolled for the second semester of the 2011-12 school year. Eighteen of those were students who…
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
By fall 2012, some 3,000 Chippewa Valley computers will be connected to the district's new virtual network, which will eventually allow students and staff to access school computers from home.
With its most recent $5.5 million purchase, Chippewa Valley Schools ushers in the era virtual computers, where antivirus software is irrelevant, aging computers work like new and students and staff have access their school computers from the comfort of home. After two years of research and testing in the technology department, the school board approved a $5,551,926 contract last week that will virtualize 3,000 of the district’s roughly 9,000 computers. This “virtualization” will take place over the summer and although it will affect computers across the district, students and staff won’t see many visual changes in their classrooms or computer labs. “We will be getting a very powerful computerized box that we will put in our head end at …
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Chippewa Valley, L'Anse Creuse and New Haven school districts have board seats up for election on Nov. 6. Prospective candidates have until Aug. 14 to file with the county clerk.
With new state law in effect this year, the customary May school board elections have moved to November, giving prospective candidates until Aug. 14 to file their nominating petitions. This November, Macomb Township voters will be asked to elect six individuals to three area school boards. In Chippewa Valley Schools, it’s Euel Kinsey’s seat that is up for election. Kinsey, who was appointed to take over the late Henry Chiodini’s seat in April 2011, was scheduled to serve until June 30, 2013, when he would have then been required to run in the general election to retain that seat until its term ended in 2015. However, under newly amended Michigan Election Law, school board elections must coincide with general November elections of even-…
Thursday, May 17, 2012
School's out in less than a month, which means the next few weeks are packed with important dates for Seneca, Iroquois and L'Anse Creuse North middle school students and parents.
The next three weeks hold dozens of year-end activities for Macomb Township's middle school students. Use this need-to-know roundup to keep track of the more important dates for Seneca, Iroquois and L'Anse Creuse North middle schools, as well as Shelby Junior High. Find important dates for area high schools here: Dakota, Lutheran North, L'Anse Creuse North and Eisenhower.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The Chippewa Valley school board adopted a new policy on bullying and other aggressive behavior toward students on Monday in an effort to comply with the state's new anti-bullying law.
Chippewa Valley Schools' new board policy on bullying and other aggressive behavior is almost identical to the one adopted in 2006, but to ensure full compliance with Michigan’s new anti-bullying law, the school board moved for an upgrade on Monday. Per the timeframe set by House Bill 4163, commonly known as Matt’s Safe School Law, Chippewa Valley and other Michigan school districts have until June 6, 2012 to adopt or update district policies on bullying. Chippewa's new policy, written by NEOLA of Michigan to the specifications of state law and approved by the board on Monday, is effective immediately. By the policy’s own terms, notice of its existence must be circulated annually within the district and posted in “conspicuous locations in …
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Pioneers and Big Reds will play high school football opener at Wayne State on Aug. 24.
The Dearborn High School football team will kick off the 2012 season against Chippewa Valley in the Detroit Sports Commission Prep Kickoff Classic at Wayne State University on Friday, Aug. 24, according to a press release. Dearborn and Chippewa Valley will play for the third straight season. The Pioneers won both games, including a 29-28 overtime victory over the Big Reds in 2011. This year, Dearborn and Chippewa Valley will meet at 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 24 at Tom Adams Field in Wayne State. The Detroit Sports Commission Prep Kickoff Classic formerly was called the Big Day Prep Showdown.
Monday, December 19, 2011
Combined, these retirees have given the district more than 60 years of service.
Chippewa Valley Schools bid farewell to three longtime employees Monday night, with the retirement of Jacquelyn Robinson, Annet Jones and Jeanne Sears, all familiar faces at their respective schools. A 22-year veteran of the district, Robinson is retiring from her post as office secretary at Shawnee Elementary School. "There is no one more important to a principal and on whom we most rely than a secretary," said Christine Robershaw, Shawnee principal. "That is the person that's out front for us. Jackie takes an awful lot of things that never come to me because of what she does. The truth be told, she runs the school." Robinson looks forward to spending her retirement with her husband, children and grandchildren. "It has been a pleasure to …
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
The law will require all school districts in the state to develop anti-bullying policies within six months.
Michigan’s long-awaited anti-bullying legislation became law today when Gov. Rick Snyder signed the much-debated bill in Lansing Tuesday afternoon. “This legislation sends a clear message that bullying is wrong in all its forms and will not be tolerated,” Snyder said in a news release. “No child should feel intimidated or afraid to come to school.” Snyder signed the House version of the law, which does not contain the highly criticized exception for bullies who have "a sincerely held religious belief or moral conviction." This exception drew national attention when introduced in the Senate version of the bill several weeks ago. As written, the bill will require school districts throughout the state to develop anti-bullying policies within …
Monday, December 5, 2011
The board meets at 6:30 p.m. today at the district administration building. Here's an overview of what trustees will discuss.
The Chippewa Valley Schools board of education meets at 6:30 p.m. today in the district administration building on Cass Avenue. There is an opportunity at the start of the meeting for members of the community to speak. A "From the Community" form can be printed off and filled out ahead of time, or picked up and turned in prior to the start of the meeting. The following is a short overview of some of the items on the agenda: All meetings are open to the public and held in the boardroom of the Chippewa Valley Schools Administration Building, located at 19120 Cass Avenue in Clinton Township.