Our Father’s Family Keeper Ministries is still hard at work, behind the scenes, trying to create another opportunity for a summer academic and enrichment opportunity for Vandalia-area youth.
We are also hard at work planning to host another after-school tutoring session for the 2016 -2017 school year and are looking for volunteers and a location that will be convenient to students.
As a parent, caretaker or other vested adult, would you be interested in seeing the return of our summer academic-enrichment program and our after-school tutorial program? We will be posting a survey on these items, and other concerns, on our website, so sty tuned.
Let us know about your interest in either the after-school program or the summer academic-enrichment program by emailing your comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Two area youth spent the summer learning about horses in a program run by Mr. Ray Hahn, the 4-H Rocky River Riders leader. The two youth who enjoyed this experience were 5-year-old Aivian Allenand 6-year-old Keion White. Hahn worked with other youth, Ms. Lauren and Ms. Courtney,in this venture.
A big congrats to Mr. Ray Hahn for his selfless devotion to our youth and his sharing of his passion with them.
This is also a plea to raise donations for Mr. Hahn and his horse program, to help his 4-H Club raise funds to maintain his horse, and to solicit helpers to volunteer an hour or two a week to help with chores.
1.Attending a board of education meeting to share your concerns;
2.Get information how your school is meeting your child’s needs;
3.Offer solutions versus rehashing circumstances that created low performing students;
4.Volunteer to work with students.
Given the low achieving number of 3rd through 8th grade students, request that the administration support community programs that supplement classroom instructions. It is not possible for our youth to receive too much support/reinforcement.
This is an open letter to the parents and other stakeholders in the Cassopolis Community School District and a plea to take action by asking questions and sharing your concerns with your Board of Education:
Did you know that 68 percent of our 3rd to 6th graders are “BELOW“ grade level in both Math and English?
Did you know that 80 percent of our 7th – 8th graders are “BELOW“grade level in both Math and English?
Did you know that our student-athletes are allowed to continue participating in sports and extracurricular activities, even if they have one or more failing grades, instead of being required to attend a Study Table session (until that grade improves)?
It is your right and responsibilityto share how you feel about these scores: Share your concerns at the next Board of Education meetings: April 11, 2016, and April 25, 2016 (the board meets the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month).
It’s Spring, but you still haven’t forgotten the New Year’s promise you made to yourself to understand your money better . . . and that was do more with it than save it.
You’re just in time for the “Making Changes” classes on Financial Literacy coming soon to the Cass District Libraryin Cassopolis. The classes run on Monday and Thursday evenings, 5:30 to 8 p.m., May 16 to June 2, 2016.