With every screw tightened into place, with each piece of wood fixated together with glue, students from Central Montcalm Upper Elementary School received a peek into the world that a career in construction trades might offer them one day.
During a trip to the Montcalm Area Career Center on April 28, fifth graders from the elementary school were paired with high school students enrolled in the MACC’s construction trades program, where they worked together to assemble wood boxes for a special use.
The Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education on Monday heard an update on a recent conference attended by Curriculum Director Mandy McLaughlin.
At the national conference, McLaughlin was able to present the district’s Association for Positive Behavior pilot program to attendees.
Jane Trimper hired into Central Montcalm Public School in the fall of 1993 as a Young Fives teacher.
Over the years, she taught second, third, fourth and fifth grades, served as a Title 1 teacher and then as an administrator.
Following a five-minute organizational meeting where officers were all reelected to the posts previously held, the Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education heard good news about the high school band and a new elementary reading program.
During Monday’s organization, meeting, Bill Simpson was named president, Brennan Bowen was named vice president, Bill Collins was named secretary and Lisa Lund was named treasurer. Trustees Jim Lingeman, Brandy Ryan and Rob Train round out the rest of the school board.
Focusing not only on the academic health of their students, but also the mental health aspect, the Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education heard a report from their superintendent regarding a new support system.
Superintendent Marty James shared with the board on Monday that Central Montcalm was selected as one of two schools in the state to be a pilot program for the Michigan Multi Tiered Systems of Supports Framework.