The Board may not adopt its proposed 2013-2014 budget until after the public hearing. A copy of the Proposed 2013-2014 Budget is available for public inspection at www.jcisd.org or during normal business hours at 6700 Browns Lake Road, Jackson, MI.
Jackson County educators can take professional development workshops this summer and this fall through the Jackson County ISD. The ISD has workshops that align with local district School Improvement goals and objectives. Click on the headline above for the Summer and Fall PD brochures and course registration details.
Jackson County middle school and high school students can take advantage of one of the state’s most high-tech telescopes and learn more about astronomy from experienced teachers and university researchers during Astronomy Camp on June 30-July 3, at Camp McGregor. Astronomy Camp is an overnight camp where you will be guided through activities and learn about constellations, sunspots, astrophotography (print and digital), variable stars and much more! Click on the headline above for more info.
The Dahlem Conservancy will celebrate the Grand Opening of the Nature for All Trail on Saturday, June 22, at 1:00 p.m. (7117 S Jackson Rd ). The Dahlem Conservancy believes everyone should have the opportunity to get outside to enjoy nature. Please RSVP to 517-782-3453 if you are planning to attend. Click on the headline above for the flyer.
The Meemic Foundation, a non-profit organization created by Meemic Insurance Company, has been providing financial assistance in the form of grants to schools and educators since 1992. Currently, the Foundation is accepting grant applications through the end of June for funding up to $2,500 for fall 2013 programs. Click on the headline above for more information.
Jackson County teachers (6-12) have an opportunity this summer to learn about teaching East Asian studies and receive a stipend, teaching resources and SCECHs through a grant-funded program being offered through Michigan State University and the Asian Studies Center. Click on the headline above for more information
Eastern Michigan University has moved into the Jackson Area Career Center Commons Area – a move that will benefit Jackson County students and teachers. EMU will continue to offer Educational Leadership and Nursing classes in Jackson County, while offering more competitive dual enrollment rates for Jackson County students. Click on the headline above to read the Jackson Citizen Patriot story.
The Jackson Area Manufacturers Association will once again host their popular camps for kids at Camp McGregor and the Jacskon Area Career Center this summer -- the Can Make It! Camp on July 16-20 for students in grades 4-6, and Machining U / ROV for grades 7-9. Click on the headline above for the flyers and parent information packets.
Free GED Prep classes will be held at t Spring Arbor University’s downtown Jackson campus, 113 West Michigan Ave., beginning April 8. Sessions will be on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9-11:30am and 5:30-8pm. The classes are offered through the Jackson Area Career Center’s Adult Career Education program. Call 768-5100 for more info, or click on the headline above for the brochure.
The 20th annual Learning Fair – one of the area’s largest and longest running and technology fairs – will be returning to the campus of the Jackson Area Career Center on Thursday-Friday, July 11-12. The learning fair is a great learning experience the whole family will enjoy. It provides unique, hands-on opportunities to explore technology and the arts with demonstrations by gifted craftsmen and dynamic companies from Jackson County and Michigan. Go to www.learningfair.org for more information.
The University of Michigan will hold its fifth annual CS4HS Summer Workshop for High School Educators on Tuesday-Wednesday, Aug 20-21. Produced in conjunction with Google, the workshop is designed to assist teachers and administrators who teach computer science or want to integrate the study and use of computing into their curriculum. Click on the headline above for more info.