We will equip all students with the knowledge, technological proficiency, and personal skills necessary to succeed in an increasingly complex society. Our ultimate goal is to instill in our students a desire for lifelong learning.
Children with special needs can often benefit from a number of therapies and, generally, the sooner they receive treatment, the better the outcomes will be. But, how do you know if a child needs help?
Learn More about How the Child Find Program Works.
The Trustees of the Board of Education support and value student engagement in Board meetings, and in the district overall.
We would like to maintain a welcoming environment to any student who would like to listen in on our Board meetings, participate with staff in Showcase presentations, or speak in the public comment portion. All students are invited.
To this end, we will prioritize and encourage students to comment first during public comment. We hope by creating this opportunity, students feel included and safe to express their feelings and ideas. We realize that some public comments can be upsetting to students and we will always work to enforce the professional procedures around public comment. After their comments, students can make their own choice to leave or stay for the rest of the meeting.
Board of Education, Saline Area Schools
"The District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation or transgender identity), disability, age, religion, height, weight, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category, (collectively, "Protected Classes"), in its programs and activities, including employment opportunities."
Meeting #4 - May 8, 2019
Welcome & Introductions
Superintendent Graden introduced Amy Tesolin who has vast experience leading and facilitating discussions with various groups.
Ms. Tesolin introduced herself and explained her background. We spent some time discussing the importance of facilitation and consensus building.
In preparation for the 2019-2020 school year, we recently announced several internal administrative transitions.
Pleasant Ridge Elementary Principal
With the retirement of Kevin Musson, the Pleasant Ridge Principalship vacancy will be filled by current Harvest Elementary Principal Ms. Betty Rosen-Leacher.
Harvest Elementary Principal
The vacancy created by Ms. Rosen-Leacher's transfer will be filled by current Middle School Assistant Principal Ms. Emily Sickler.
Middle School Assistant Principal
The vacancy created by Ms. Emily Sickler's transfer will be filled by current Heritage School Assistant Principal Mr. Alex Schukow.
Heritage Assistant Principal
The vacancy created by Mr. Alex Schukow's transfer will be posted and filled as part of the certified staffing process later this spring.
We are very fortunate to have a talented and flexible leadership team. This allows us to make transitions while maintaining continuity for staff & families. In addition, we want to continue the positive momentum in place within the district.
The administrators will continue in their current roles for the remainder of the 2018-2019 school year. The changes will then formally take place over the summer, however, in June Ms. Rosen-Leacher & Ms. Sickler will schedule opportunities to meet families from their new buildings in anticipation of a smooth transition for Fall, 2019.
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Saline High School senior Laurel Schmidt is taking "student led" to an entirely new level. As a member of the Drama Club, she has been assigned to act as Director of the Spring show titled "A New Day." The show includes a selection of scenes illustrating women's voices throughout history.
Acting as Director, Laurel is responsible for choosing the scenes, casting the entire show, running rehearsals and making each and every creative decision. Throughout the process, Laurel says she has experienced many valuable life skills. "I have learned how to communicate with others, how to lead (especially a group of peers) and how do coordinate several different elements of production into one cohesive show."
Feeling future ready, Laurel credits this opportunity as a platform for growth. "I now know that I can trust my ideas and instincts, along with accepting feedback from others, to create something bigger than myself. Looking forward to college and beyond, I have the skills to accomplish big projects and work with others to help them become the best they can be."
Through strong partnerships and collaboration with both peers and staff, the show has come to life. "Ms. Groeb and Ms. Glatz have been working with me since August of 2018 to help develop my idea into a show, guiding me when I needed them, attending rehearsals and (most importantly) allowing me to try things and learn to trust my instincts. These two women have been mentors and role models throughout this whole process, along with the past four years of high school, and I just want to give a special thanks to them."
"A New Day" will have two performances - Thursday, May 2nd and Friday, May 3rd at 7:30 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre (located behind the Auditorium) at Saline High School.
Meeting #3 - April 16, 2019
How do we help our students see themselves within stories they encounter in school?
Windows, Mirrors, and More
Individually reflect on how you have seen yourself (or not seen yourself) in stories
In triads, take 10 minutes to discuss how you have seen yourself (or not seen yourself) in stories. Further, discuss WHY it’s important to see self and others in the stories? Why might an individual from an underserved, oppressed group need a story to be a blanket or an escape hatch?