Home of the Young Cardinals
Week of December 14
December 14 - School Board Meeting at 7:00 at the high school
December 15 - PTA Meeting at 6:30
December 15 - 4th-6th grade boys basketball practice from 7:00pm-8:30pm
December 17 - 4th-6th grade boys basketball practice from 7:00pm-8:30pm
December 18 - Christmas Singalong starts at 2:30
We're Looking for...
Your help would be greatly appreciated!
Please contact the main office at 810-796-2201 to find out more.
DES Night at Buffalo Wild Wings!!!
Wednesday, Dec. 16th, 5-9pm
700 South Main Street
Take your family and friends out to eat for a delicious meal at Buffalo Wild Wings and present the cashier with the certificate that the school will provide to you.
Certificates will be sent home on Monday, December 14th or can be picked up in the office or download the certificate by clicking on this link. Certificates are not allowed to be distributed at the restaurant so make sure you have yours ahead of time.
BW3's will donate 15% of all pre-taxed food sales to our school. Only one certificate per tab is required.
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
Toys for Tots
Thank you in advance for your generous donations and thank you Student Council for taking on such a worthwhile cause.
School Hours 8:35am-3:35pm
Students dismissed to classrooms at 8:25
Morning Drop Off
Cardinal Club (Latchkey)
Lunch Price Changes
Do You Shop at Shopko?
An Easy Way to Earn Money for our Young Cardinals
Recognizing that education is fundamental to an individual’s health and functionality in society, the Shopko Foundation has developed the Help Us Give Back program to provide critical support to schools across the country, while raising awareness to the budgetary challenges many districts face. During the holiday season, we encourage your community to join in the support and Help Us Give Back.
The Shopko Hometown Foundation will donate up to $2,000 to your local School District. Customers who visit your neighborhood Shopko Hometown between December 1st and December 24th can simply sign their name to show their support; no donation or purchase required. Each signature will count towards a $1 donation to your School District, up to $2,000.
Dec. 21 – Jan. 1 Winter Break – No classes
January 18 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – No Classes
January 27 - 29 Exams - Half days for Students
January 29 End of First Semester
February 12 - 15 President’s Day – No Classes
March 25 – 28 Good Friday – Easter Monday – No Classes
April 4 – 8 Spring Break – No Classes
April 15 End of Marking Period
April 21 Parent Teacher Conferences - Elementary and High School
May 30 Memorial Day - No Classes
June 14 - 16 Exams - Half Day for Students
June 16 Final Scheduled Day for School - End of Second Semester
From the Desk of Superintendent Dr. Richards
According to most meteorologists, the winter for us this year should be warmer because of what is being called a Godzilla or Super El Nino. It is being compared to the strongest El Nino ever recorded, which was in 1997. That year, mudslides made a mess in California, tornadoes tore through Florida, and the Southeast was deluged with floods. Only in the Midwest did people get off easy with a mild winter.
Although I am keeping my fingers crossed and hoping for a mild winter, frigid cold, more snow and ice may soon be upon us (YUCK!). As you can imagine, the decision to close school is quite complex. For example, the school district covers a large territory, with extreme terrain variations. Conditions in one area of the school district can be quite different from another area of the school district. Additionally, weather patterns and conditions can change suddenly, without warning.
On days when the weather is questionable and the schools are open, parents always have the right to keep their children at home if they do not believe their children should go to school. Under no circumstances should parents risk the safety of their children. If parents feel that driving conditions are dangerous or will become worse, they are encouraged to use their best personal judgment regarding attendance. Students will be excused.
- To provide an educational foundation of academic excellence that promotes responsible social, civic, and ethical conduct.
- Passionate teachers developing 21st Century Skills for all students
- An individualized and challenging curriculum
- Commitment to a safe, technology-rich learning environment
- Encouraging community and family engagement
Human Development Commission's Walk for Warmth
Saturday, Feb. 20th 2016 at 9am
Lapeer Historic Courthouse
If you have any questions, please contact Brenna Cavanaugh, Sandi Klein, or Tara Dunham at 810-664-7133.