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.
WANTED: A few good people to serve on a nonprofit board ~ Not for the ‘faint of heart!’
SKILLS: A heart for service and a willing spirit
TIME: Board meets once a month, for up to two hours.
PAY: Reward of seeing families and youth grow
RETURN ON THIS INVESTMENT:Priceless!!
Our Father’s Family Keeper Ministry is looking for a few good people who are on fire to serve families and youth in our community, by connecting their needs to available resources or daring to help design what’s needed.
You can come equipped or not — but please come with passion and a willing spirit: We will provide free leadership training so you can join us in our work. Become part of this movement to support our communities and families while helping move them — and us —- forward!
Background checks (free to your) will be conduced on all people chosen to serve on our board.