The Blue Water Middle College offers a free two-year college degree opportunity to students entering 11th grade this fall at Port Huron, Port Huron Northern, Capac, Memphis, Algonac and Yale high schools. Click on the Blue Water Middle College button in the right-hand column of this page for more information.
Woodland golf outing tees off in June
Save the date for the Fifth Annual Special Olympics Golf Outing. The event is Sunday, June 9 at Cherry Creek Golf Club in Shelby Township. The $100 entry fee for the outing includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, driving range time and the chance to win prizes. Golfers will also receive lunch and dinner. Non-golfers can participate by attending the dinner only, sponsoring a hole or contributing a monetary gift. All proceeds will benefit Special Olympics programs in St. Clair County. For more information, e-mail Jen Egan or call (586) 405-1779. The registration deadline is May 24. Download the flyer registration form.
DeGrow would like to redefine summer vacation
RESA Superintendent Dan DeGrow talked Jan. 8 with WJR's Warren Pierce about year-round schools. DeGrow cites research that shows all students are hurt academically by a long summer lay off, but students from economically challenged households are hurt the most. Hear the discussion. To listen to the discussion, click on the play button below.
READ THE LATEST EDITION OF TECHNICALLY SPEAKING
FIRST Robotics team places second at semi-final competition
Some of what you'll find in this edition of Technically Speaking, St. Clair TEC's electronic newsletter:
– Digital media student wins local design competition
– New teacher well-versed in construction trades theory, practice
Whooping cough or (pertussis) is one of the most commonly occurring preventable diseases in the U.S. and cases are on the rise. Michigan has seen a steady increase in pertussis this decade. Influenza (flu) also is a life-threatening disease, especially for infants. The flu has been confirmed in southeastern Michigan. In St. Clair County, flu activity continues to steadily increase. The increase in activity is occurring earlier than in most influenza seasons. The best form of protection is to get vaccinated against these two serious illnesses. Talk to a doctor or call the county Health Department's Preventive Health & Immunization division at (810) 987-5729 to find out what vaccines you may need. To learn more visit: State Health Officials Urging Residents to Get Pertussis & Flu Vaccines; SCCHD Vaccines page; www.michigan.gov/immunize; Flu Clinic Info and www.michigan.gov/flu.
Children's books are arriving at the homes of youngsters from newborns through age 5 across St. Clair County. The books come at no cost to the family. RESA and the United Way of St. Clair County are partners in underwriting locally Dolly Parton's Imagination Library program.
Riley Alley discusses the Great Start Readiness Program for at-risk 4-year-olds. RESA is coordinating the program at local county districts this year. She talks to Terry Harrington for this Dateline: Schools Extra about the program and what local parents need to know to register their child.
In St. Clair County the Great Start program has been working hard to improve the quality of services for children 0-5 years old. This video, titled Early Childhood...Creating a Great Start highlights the need and importance of early childhood programs in our county.