Saline Area Schools knows that listening to our students, parents, and staff members is the only way to truly understand the needs of those we serve. That’s why it’s critical that everyone take part in our annual School Quality Survey, which is open through February 16th.
The survey asks for feedback on student and academic support, family engagement, safety and behavior, school leadership, and school operations. The results will help us measure our progress from last year, determine our strengths, identify opportunities for improvement, and develop responsive action plans.
We’ve used previous survey results to bring about meaningful changes in our schools. For example, we provided our teachers with additional training on how to make lessons relevant to students’ lives. We also added a variety of nutritious food options to our school menus to better meet our students’ needs. What’s next? You tell us!
The survey is open to all parents, staff members, and students in grades 6-12. Please check your email for an invitation and survey link. Parents can also take the survey by clicking here. The parent survey is offered in English and Spanish. All responses are strictly confidential.
For more information about the survey, please contact Mr. Scot Graden at firstname.lastname@example.org
Middelburg Care Village (MCV), South Africa, is a facility which caters to the needs of children who are either orphans, or have been removed from their natural homes because of the conditions there. Care Village was started to address the dire need for residential care facilities for such children in Mpumalanga. There are 108 children, ages 3-18, who live in Care Village. These children will never be adopted.
MCV's greatest struggle is providing a good education for the children. These children must be transported to 18 different schools since no single school can take them all. Saline Area Schools along with the First Presbyterian Church of Saline have joined together to lend support and expertise through the SAS Care Village Initiative.
If you would like to learn more about Care Village or make a donation please visit the Care Village Outreach, Inc. web page at www.cvoutreach.org
In late October thousands of high school and middle school musicians from all over the State of Michigan auditioned for membership in the Michigan All State Band. Saline band and orchestra musicians performed exceptionally well this year with nine students earning positions in the All State ensembles, and three earning honorable mention.
These students will perform at the Michigan Music Conference in Grand Rapids on January 27th.
Please join us in congratulating the following student musicians:
Middle School All-State Band:
Jason Chen-Alto Saxophone
Christian Manohar-Alto Saxophone Honorable Mention
High School All-State Orchestra:
Julio Wagner-Cello Honorable Mention
High School All-State Band:
Emma Rose Reilly-Clarinet
Paul Crowley-Alto Saxophone Honorable Mention