Davidson Middle School Daily Announcements
Updated: November 25, 2015
Daily Announcements for Davidson 11/25/15
Happy birthday to Ciarra Isom, Sydney Lockhart, Jacob Rainey, and Elizabeth Jones.
Mrs. Hinzmann is looking for donations of new, unused make-up for her drama class. If you would like to donate any lipstick, powder, blush, eyeshadow, or halloween make-up, she will happily take it. Sample sizes are great too! They are in dire need. Please drop them off in the office. Thank you.
Student Council is sponsoring a food drive that is running through Friday, December 4. Please bring in your non-perishable food items to your 1st hour teacher. If we reach 2,000 points as a building then students will win an activity day on Friday, December 18th. As an added bonus, the 1st hour that collects the most points will win breakfast. All money and items are donated to the Asher Food Bank. Items worth 5 points are peanut butter, cereal, juice, and spaghetti sauce. Some examples of one point items are gravy, dessert mixes, stuffing, noodles and any other non-perishable item.
For an update on the food drive: we are at 1590 points so far. In the lead is Mrs. Schuck's 1st hour with 259 points, Mr. Sage's class has 250 and Mrs. Sadanowicz has 186. We are going to extend the Food Drive until Tuesday December 8th, so you have a couple extra days!
In the lead for the Giving Tree is Mrs. Schuck's 6th hour with 12 tags and Mr. Barta with 11 and Mrs. Severence with 9 today is the last day for this!
There is no open gym this weekend for 7th or 8th grade basketball teams.
Notice of Vacancy - BESSS Members
Updated: November 24, 2015
Notice of Vacancy - BESSS Members
POSITION: PROGRAM ASSISTANT
POSTING DATE: November 23, 2015
LOCATION: Beacon Day Treatment Center
Program Assistant position available, emotionally impaired students.
Must have a minimum of 60 credit hours in the area of Education, an Associates Degree in related area, and/or have passed the Work Keys test.
SALARY: In accordance with the BESSS Contract
STARTING DATE: Immediately
TO APPLY: Please visit: www.southgateschools.com, click on HR, select Employment, and Internal Job Opportunities, and include a cover letter of interest and a resume.
DEADLINE: Thursday, December 1, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.
Anderson High School Announcements
Updated: November 24, 2015
Anderson Announcements 11-24-15
Culture Crew meets Wednesday at 11:00. Stop down to DBH's office after school.
Culture Crew would like to recognize the following students with birthdays!
Birthdays for TODAY November 24: Erica Cooley, Danielle Dumity, Neil Kozara, Anthony Pritula, and Haley Smithers
Please see DBH for your birthday treat at the end of the day!
Job Posting: PBIS Interventionist
Updated: November 16, 2015
Position: PBIS Interventionist
Job Duties: PBIS Building Coordinator, assist with families with poor attendance. Provide classroom social/behavior lessons. Provide academic intervention lessons for targeted groups of academically at risk students to provide support for the delivery of instruction in core subject areas.
Candidate must be Highly Qualified and hold an up-to-date certificate by the Michigan Department of Education with Elementary certification.
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. - follows Elementary school schedule
Position will be 5 days a week
This position is a contracted position with PESG. Candidate will have to apply with PESG after position is offered to them.
Rate of Pay: $23.80 per hour
POSTING DATES: Monday, November 16 through Until Filled
Please visit southgateschools.com, click on HR, select Employment Opportunities, then District Employment Opportunities
Open Letter to Parents and Voters of Southgate
Updated: November 01, 2015
Every day, Southgate Community Schools serves more than 4,300 students in our community. As superintendent, I see first-hand how our students, teachers and staff, and parents continue to work hard to make our school district a place of pride. Like many communities, our road has been challenging. I recognize the hard work and sacrifice parents make daily to get their children to school without the aid of busses, to contribute to our athletic, music, and extra-curricular programs, and to donate countless hours and dollars to enhance our programs and facilities. I recognize the hard work and sacrifice our staff has made to reduce our debt through wage concessions, to pay for supplies from their own pocket, and to volunteer thousands of hours of extra support and programming for our students. This is what our community represents, hard work and sacrifice.
It was recently announced that our school district is on the emergency watch list of deficit districts to be transferred to the Treasury Department for oversight. This announcement was fully expected and is required for any district entering a sixth consecutive year of a deficit. The good news is our district has taken decisive action to address and eliminate our debt. Southgate Community Schools has operated with a balanced budget since 2013. Reconfiguration of the district, employee concessions, more careful monitoring of our enrollment trends and staffing needs, and more timely response to changes in State funding have all contributed to improved fiscal responsibility.
Our fund balance debt load, as high as $5 million in 2012, has been reduced to $1.4 million as evidenced in the chart below. We are on track to eliminate the deficit by June 30, 2016. Recent changes in the law will require us to remain under State oversight until we achieve a fund balance of 5% of the General Operating Fund, or roughly two million dollars. Continued adherence to the approved budget and timely response to funding changes and student enrollment will enable us to achieve this goal.
We are currently asking the community to approve a $20 million bond, with no increase in the school debt millage rate, to fund critical needs, safety and security, and technology improvements. Many ask me what will happen without this bond. Our schools are like any house or building that is on average 58 years old. Independent experts have identified our most critical safety, security, and technology needs. They identified specific items such as roofing, flooring, doors and pavement that are simply beyond their useful life. With more than 4,300 students using these facilities on a daily basis, the wear and tear becomes accelerated. Without a bond we will be forced to replace or repair anything that breaks from our General Operating Fund, which will threaten our ability to continue to provide the highest quality of educational programming.
With interest rates at historic lows, Southgate Schools was able to successfully refinance its bonds from 2005 and 2006. This resulted in a present value savings of $2.9 million. We can apply this savings, over time, to the bond payments that would be required with the new proposed bond issue. We can offer the community an opportunity to approve a $20 million bond without creating an increase in the school debt millage rate. Approval of this bond will address our most important safety and technology needs, ensure that our school facilities are updated and in good repair, and allow us to continue to provide quality educational programs.
Our students, parents, and employees have worked hard and made sacrifices to help our district in the face of declining state funding. They do this in order to support first-class academic programs for all students in the school district. This bond provides much needed funding to improve facilities to meet that commitment. Please review additional information at southgateschools.com and contact me personally for any additional information. It is a great day to be a Titan.
Leslie Hainrihar, Superintendent
Looking for Parent Volunteers at DMS for Drop off and Dismissal
Updated: October 26, 2015
Attention Davidson Middle School Parents:
DMS is looking for parents who are willing to volunteer their time during drop off or dismissal. Those parents who are willing to volunteer their time should plan on meeting in the Davidson Media Center at 4:00pm on Wednesday, November 4th. This meeting will be a planning meeting on how to best organize our parent volunteers in the morning and afternoon for drop off and dismissal. We hope to see you there.
Davidson Middle School Conferences
Updated: September 28, 2015
On Thursday, October 8, 2015, Davidson Middle School will be hosting our first semester parent/teacher conferences. The afternoon conference time is scheduled from 1:00-2:30pm and the evening conference time is scheduled from 5:00-7:30pm. Teachers will conference on a first come, first serve basis. Each conference will be limited to 5 minutes. Please respect the length of this conference opportunity, as we have many families to accommodate on this day. If you feel that you need to consult with your student's teachers for an additional amount of time, please feel free to schedule this additional meeting with that individual teacher (s).
If you are able to print your child's report card from MISTAR, to bring with you to conferences, this will help expedite the process. If you are not able to print your child's report card, a copy will be available in the Davidson main office. Teachers will be located in both their classrooms and the cafeteria.
Students are encouraged to attend conferences. It is important for students to be present and take part in the planning for their success. With all conference schedules there are challenges, therefore, we ask for your patience as you may find some teachers have more conferences in progress than others. We would like to thank you for taking the time to discuss your student's progress.
I would also like to remind you that our book fair will be taking place Monday, October 5, through Friday, October 9 and they will even include open hours during Parent-Teacher Conferences on Thursday, October 8. Students will be able to go down to the media center throughout the week during a scheduled time in their English class.
Davidson Middle School Administration and Staff
Food Services Information
Updated: September 03, 2015
The 2015-16 Online Free and Reduced Meal Applications can be found on the Food Service Department page. Just click on the link and follow the instructions.
It is a quick and easy way to fill out the application for the whole household.
If you have any questions please contact the Food Service Department.
Food Services Department Website
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