Marine City High School business students attended a teamwork seminar at Epcot, the Keys to the Kingdom backstage tour at Magic Kingdom, and we wrapped up the trip with two graduates, Joey Carrier and Lauren Brown, speaking to the students about their experiences with the Disney college program and what it is like to be employed by Disney while working towards their degrees.
Science Olympiad and Robotics teams across the district did phenomenally well over the past weekend. SCMS Science Olympiad team received a 6th place Fast Facts medal, a 3rd place medal in Mission Possible and a 4th place medal in Rocks and Minerals. Their Robotics Team won their regional competition and is now headed to States. MCMS Science Olympiad team took 9th place in the region and had four students earn individual medals. MCHS took 3rd place overall which qualifies them for the State competition. This is the third year in a row they will be going to States. The MCHS students took medals in 19 of 23 events. SCHS’s First Robotics team, Flurb ended the qualification rounds ranked seventh among the 40 teams at the event and competed in the quarterfinals before being eliminated. Flurb was honored with the Delphi-sponsored Excellence in Engineering Award which is awarded to the team whose robot “features an elegant and advantageous machine feature”. Flurb received the award for its rope-climbing mechanism and earned 36 points toward a berth at the state championship. Flurb will be competing next in Marysville on April 7 and 8.
Congratulations to all of the students, staff and parents who made these events possible. Way to make our district shine! We are proud of you all.
SCH students recently had the opportunity to participate in mock interviews with prominent community leaders. What a great opportunity for them. We would like to thank all the interviewers for giving us their time and experience. What an important skill for these students to learn.
The East China School District Board of Education is seeking a superintendent of schools for this progressive school district. This is a unique opportunity to lead a remarkable school district with a strong sense of community pride.
Application link: https://www.applitrack.com/eastchina/onlineapp/default.aspx?all=1
All current sophomores and juniors are invited to participate in Challenge4theFuture this summer. Challenge4theFuture is an exciting new opportunity in which teams of students from across St. Clair County will collaborate with a business over ten days to develop solutions to a challenge the business faces. Students will gain work experience, learn innovation techniques, develop 21st Century Skills, and make new friends while learning about potential career opportunities.
At the end of the ten days, each team will present their best idea, competing for scholarship awards. Each member of the winning team will be awarded at least $1,000 to help pay for post-high school education.
June 26-30, July 5-7, & July 10-11, 2017
Student FAQ Sheet:
East China School District K-2 parents,
Michigan's Early Literacy and Mathematics Benchmark Assessments are short, online assessments that are fully aligned to Michigan's academic standards, and may be used by teachers as one measure of student growth.
These Early Literacy and Mathematics Benchmark Assessments (also referred to as the K-2’s) were developed in cooperation with Michigan educators beginning with item writing and continuing through field-test data review. The benchmark assessments currently offered by Michigan are for students in Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade, in both English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics. These will subsequently be given to ECSD K-2 students within the month of May, 2017.
If there are any questions regarding these K-2 Early Literacy and Mathematics Benchmarks, please contact your child’s Principal. Thank you for all you do to support the East China School District, our students and our community.
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:
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.