This year’s Torrant/Kit Young student movie – Peter Pan and the Pirates – is up in lights on the marquee at The Michigan Theater in preparation for its world debut on Tuesday, May 28, at 10:35am. The stars will be in full costume as they attend the showing of the 15-minute, action movie. The public is welcome to attend and encouraged to come support our students.
Jackson County educators can take professional development workshops this summer through the Jackson County ISD. The ISD has workshops in June and August that align with local district School Improvement goals and objectives. Click on the headline above for the brochure 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.
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 Council for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (CPCAN) will host two professional trainings on Tuesday, May 28, at the Cascades Manor House (1970 Kibby Rd.). The 8:30am session is on Recognizing Child Abuse by experts from Mott’s Children’s Hospital, and at 1:00pm, Stewards of Children: Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training will be discussed. SCECH”S and Social Worker CEU’s will be available. Click on the headline above for more information.
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.