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    It is the mission of Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District to provide leadership and services to local school districts.

    It is the vision of Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District to be an indispensable partner with every district we serve.

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    Savanah Cool announced as new director of Great Start Collaborative and Parent Coalition

    A new year has brought a new director to the Great Start Collaborative & Parent Coalition that serves young children and families throughout Charlevoix, Emmet and Northern Antrim counties.
    Savanah Cool, of Boyne City, has taken on the director position after long-time director Maureen Hollocker stepped down at the end of December to take on a national leadership role.
    The mission of the collaborative is to engage multi-disciplinary partners and families to identify, plan and implement system change to strengthen families and improve child outcomes. Its vision is that every child in Charlevoix, Emmet and Northern Antrim Counties is nurtured, supported and achieves their maximum potential.
    “I have grown up in this community and am raising my daughter in this community. For me, it’s about creating healthy communities and strong families,” said Cool. “How do we best meet families where they are today? By wrapping around them to share support and resources from the very start so they don’t end up in difficult positions or to ease the load when they do face hard times.” Read the full release about Cool's appointment

    Career Tech to Careers Signing Event: Caleb Boyer, Industrial Magnetics, Inc.

    On Dec. 6, 2021, Char-Em ISD staff held a Career Tech to Careers signing event with Caleb Boyer, a 2021 graduate of East Jordan High School, at Industrial Magnetics, Inc. (IMI) in Boyne City. Boyer joined the staff on Oct. 27, 21, as a welder working between 40-55 hours a week.

    “Things are going really well so far,” said Boyer. “I really like how things are not the same every day on the job.”

    Boyer is one of a growing number of young adults who are choosing to go into the workforce after graduating from high school, often into the skilled trades where positions are in high-demand for laborers such as welders, builders, vehicle and powersports repair, line work, among many other areas. Jim Rummer, Director of Career and Technical Education for Char-Em ISD, developed the idea of the Career Tech to Careers signing events to recognize students who are contributing to communities’ quality of life by choosing the skilled trades. Read about Boyer's signing event and other signing events held throughout the region

    Char-Em ISD buses receive 100 percent rating for eighth year in a row

    School children riding Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District buses and their families can feel confident that the fleet has once again received the highest safety ratings as determined by the Michigan State Police – the eighth consecutive year at 100 percent. “While we have this amazing record of 100 percent safety ratings, we never take it for granted. Each year we work just as hard to achieve that rating for our students, staff and families. There is nothing more important to us than safety across all aspects of our organization,” said Phil Haldaman, Char-Em ISD Transportation Coordinator.

    The Michigan State Police’s Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division recently awarded the ISD with the certificate for the 2020-21 school year. Read the full article about bus safety ratings

    Char-Em ISD Career Tech Department recognized for Construction Trades Continuum

    Char-Em ISD’s Career and Technical Education Department has been recognized with a state award for its efforts to develop an extensive Construction Trades Continuum that brings students from the classroom to the job site equipped with knowledge, skills, and even the tools of the trade. The “Construction Trades Continuum Initiative” received a 2022 Career and Technical Education College and Career Readiness Excellence in Practice Award from the Michigan Office of Career and Technical Education, announced recently by state CTE director Brian Pyles. 

    “You should be very proud of this significant achievement,” said Pyles. “I commend you for your valuable contribution and your vision, expertise and teamwork in creating and sustaining such an exemplary practice in career education.” Char-Em’s career tech staff have developed a continuum of opportunities for students to be exposed to various careers, such as the construction trades, at a young age, through camps, classes, activities, and site visits. Read the complete release about the Construction Trades Continuum recognition

    Preschool Pre-Application

    Parents and guardians may begin the preschool program enrollment process by completing a pre-application for children ages 0-5.  Fill out the pre-application 

    Schedule a driver's license road test

    Char-Em ISD road testers are scheduling driving tests for those seeking auto, motorcycle and CDL licenses. Students and adults are encouraged to contact the test administrators directly; their contact information can be found on the Driver License Road Testing page

    We’re hiring: Char-Em ISD current job openings

    Char-Em ISD is hiring!

    View complete details about the following position(s) and other job openings in several Char-Em ISD school districts:

    • Dual-Driver
    • Physical Therapist - Registered
    • Special Education Teacher Assistant
    • Special Education Teacher Assistant - Floating
    • Speech and Language Therapist - Early Childhood

    We're hiring! Immediate openings for bus drivers, riders

    We're hiring! Char-Em ISD has immediate openings for bus drivers and riders. Paid training is available! Morning and afternoon routes; approximately 6 hours per day. CDL license not required - we will provide training to receive your CDL. Positions listed in the links below include drivers, riders, and both rider and driver. (CDL not required for riders only.)

    Learn more about the open positions and apply: https://charemisd.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=223

    View all open Char-Em ISD positions, including additional bus route needs, and job listings for local school districts: https://charemisd.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx

    For more information, email info@charemisd.org. We look forward to finding the right candidates to join our team!

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    Our Mission

    It is the mission of Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District to provide leadership and services to local school districts.

    It is the vision of Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District to be an indispensable partner with every district we serve.

    Char-Em ISD is proud to have achieved accreditation by AdvancED for a second 5-year period effective July 2016. The AdvancED Accreditation Commission determined that Char-Em ISD engages in a continuous systemic process of improvement, and has effective and efficient quality assurance controls throughout the system. This achievement recognizes the quality of services provided by the ISD through the leadership team and governing authority, the dedication and service of the professional staff, and the support of community stakeholders.

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