The following students were recognized as Student of the Month:
Gracie Smith - Meyer Elementary
Khloe Bales - Frostick Elementary
Miranda Mott- Middle School
Dana Gardner - High School
Jason Hernandez - Pioneer High School
Dear Cros-Lex Families and Community:
As we close out the first quarter of the 2019-2020 School Year and begin the Month of November / month of Thankfulness, I would like to begin by genuinely thanking our parents and families for giving the Cros-Lex Schools the important responsibility and opportunity to educate your children. There is no greater responsibility we as educators have than ensuring each and every student here at Cros-Lex is valued as an individual, academically challenged to grow in their own learning, and prepared with the “life-skills” to be prepared and successful in a highly competitive world.
I also would like to take the time to thank all of our employee groups for their dedication and commitment in service to each student every day to model respectfulness, compassion, and to ensuring all students receive a world class education.
Continuing our commitment to ensuring the core of our purpose in educating our students remains a high priority, we posted state wide the position of Director of Curriculum / Human Resources. After reviewing dozens of applicants and screening through resumes, the District interviewing committee selected Ms. Donna Barrier for the position. Ms. Barrier has done an excellent job already working with our teachers and principals, listening, sharing best instructional practices, and striving to support our dedicated professionals in the classrooms in order to move academic growth and achievement to higher levels of performance. I also want to welcome into new leadership positions, Ms. Lisa Burns as the Croswell-Lexington High School Assistant Principal and Mrs. Caran Reinowski as Meyer Elementary Principal.
District Safety Committee:
Our District Safety Committee, comprised of Emergency First Responders, Board Members, the School Resource Officer, Principals, and the Superintendent, meet regularly on a monthly basis to continuously examine all aspects of student safety and campus security. With the support and guidance of Law Enforcement officials, we continue to practice age appropriate ALICE Drills (www.alicetraining.com) at both the elementary and secondary level.
Grant Funding & New Key Fob System:
Last school year, the District received a $205,000.00 Michigan State Police Grant to replace an old outdated and antiquated key fob system. These grant dollars are about to be used as licensed contractors are now placing competitive bids on this extensive, and overdue project! We anticipate the completion of the new key fob system to be completed by spring and no later than May 30th!
Marshall Plan Grant:
Great Lakes Advanced Manufacturing Collaboration (www.glamc.us)
Last spring Croswell-Lexington Community Schools led a consortium with six total School Districts, and was awarded a 3 million dollar Grant ($500,000.00 to each District) towards equipment, and instructor training for students to pursue industry recognized certifications and careers in Advanced Manufacturing & STEM education. (Science Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).
On behalf of the students we serve, Cros-Lex Schools employees and staff will continue to strive to ensure all students from both of our High Schools are college and/or career ready upon graduation. The Marshall Plan Grant is the latest example of our commitment to inspire students in the communities this grant reaches with the employability skills necessary to achieve a “living wage” and fill the growing skills gap across our nation.
2020-2021 District Calendar:
The first day for Students next school year is scheduled for Tuesday September 1st. The final school calendar is being worked on with the Croswell-Lexington Education Association and the District Administration. We will share with the community the finalized 2020-21 calendar as soon as an agreement is reached.
Strategic Action Planning/Community Input:
Starting this month and over the next six months, the Cros-Lex Schools will be soliciting input from District and Community stakeholders as we begin working on the next three year Strategic Action Plan (2020-2023) as well as listen / learn about the priorities from the community. I would like to invite parents and community members to each of the upcoming Superintendent Parent / Community Input Meetings. See Schedule/Topics below:
Sinking Fund Projects:
The District Facilities and Operations Committee continues to plan for the first major project to replace the Middle School roof that was identified as the most important facilities priority to be addressed in the first year of the Sinking Fund Dollars. We anticipate quotes for this major project to begin January 2020 with the project to begin over the summer. We will keep the Community updated as we progress further into our facility upgrades funded by the recently passed Sinking Fund!
Please check the district website at www.croslex.org for the latest district updates.
If you have any suggestions or concerns please feel free to contact me at 810.679.1000 or via email at email@example.com .