Community, Let’s ‘Wake Up’!

SAES 2013-2014 MEAP RESULTS ONLY 31.6 PERCENT GRADES 3-6 AT READING & MATH LEVEL

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)?
  • Visit the Cassopolis School District website and share your concerns with the Schools Superintendent, Mr. Tracy Hertsel, “for improving education for our children and our leaders of tomorrow.”  He can be reached at (269) 445-0503.
  • It is your right and responsibility to 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).
  • MI School Data for Cassopolis School District 2013-2014 and 2014-2015

Make a change with financial literacy classes

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 Library in Cassopolis.  The classes run on Monday and Thursday evenings, 5:30 to 8 p.m., May 16 to June 2, 2016.

For more information, contact the Cass District Library at (269) 357-7822.

Pre-registration is suggested; the classes are free and a small meal will be served before the sessions start.

Looking to buy a home?

Are you wondering whether now is the time or if you’re even financially able yet to buy a home?

Snipping art for OFFKM homebuyer classes June 2016.JPGHave no fear ~  the Cass District Library plans to clear up any questions you may have through a Homeownership Class planned to help you better understand and prepare for the home-buying process.

The three classes run in June 2016 and are free; a small meal will be served before each session.  They run 5 to 8 p.m. on June 6, June 9 and June 13, 2016.

These classes are part of the “Making Changes” financial literacy classes planned by Cass District Library.

To participate, interested people must  pre-register:  Contact Clarise Murphy or Jennifer Ray at the Cass District Library at (269) 357-7822.

WANTED: A Few Good Board Members

WANTED:  A Few Good Board Members

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.

Curious? Courageous? Contact OFFKM at 269.476.1257 or via email at ourfathersfamily@ymail.com.

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