All schools, with the exception of Riverview East High School, will have half days on Wednesday, January 25, Thursday, January 26 and Friday, January 27 to accommodate final exams at the secondary level.
The Board of Education and the Administration are launching a new initiative to guide the East China School district through a 3-5 year Strategic Plan. The purpose of this initiative is to help us develop new goals and strategies for continuing to offer an excellent education for our students, while using scarce public education resources in the most effective and efficient way.
The benefits of the strategic planning process are many. Most notable are:
It provides integrated, important input from community and staff
It presents a succinct and graphic picture of the district’s current status
It sets focused strategic goals that identify target areas to improve student achievement
It clearly delineates the role of the Board of Education and the superintendent/staff in strategic planning
It uses data to set goals and make important decisions
It helps identify areas to allocate increasingly scarce resources
It aligns Board priorities with school improvement processes
Stakeholder feedback is an important part of the planning process. Community members, parents, students, teachers and all district staff members will have the opportunity to give input on the strengths of the district, opportunities for improvement, barriers for implementation, and their vision for the district.
Stakeholder input, along with essential district data, provides the basis for the district to choose approximately five priority goals to be implemented over the next three to five years.
The community is invited to participate in the process by providing their feedback at a meeting to be held Wednesday, February 1st at 6:00 pm in the Board Room of the East China Administration Building, 1585 Meisner Rd or by clicking on the "Strategic Planning Survey" link on the left side of this page.
Jason Stier, art teacher at Riverview East High School in the East China School District, has been recognized as St. Clair County’s Distinguished Teacher for December. Stier was presented with the award during a surprise classroom visit Friday, December 16.
The Distinguished Teacher award, sponsored by RESA, is given monthly during the school year to educators who exemplify high teaching standards.
Riverview Principal Nina Reznich has watched Stier’s progress as an instructor. “He grew from a novice teacher to a confident, poised, vision-oriented teacher who embraced the needs of our students and continually tries to make connections between art and the community,” Reznich said.
“He works hard to find that individual spark in each and every student that makes a difference in their lives through art, music or another avenue.”
Stier also received $300 for his classroom from Insurance Specialists Agency of Marysville, the local MEEMIC agent.
PICTURED: Jason Stier, center, is flanked by Steve Skalka, East China School District superintendent, and Nina Reznich, Riverview East High School principal. Behind them are some of Stier's art students at Riverview.