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    Career and Technical Education millages approved by voters

    On Tuesday, May 3, 2022, voters throughout Char-Em ISD approved two Career and Technical Education proposals: The core renewal/restoration of 0.75 mills, and an expansion of career tech with a 0.25 mills request.

    The first request, 0.75 mills renewal/restoration of the core CTE millage, passed by 66%, 7,307 yes votes to 3,753 no votes. The second request, a 0.25 mills expansion of CTE, was approved by 60 percent of voters, with 6,531 yes to 4,423 no votes.

    Below are breakdowns by county:

    Results show that in Charlevoix County, 2,125 people voted yes for millage number one and 1,275 voted no. On the second proposal, an expansion of CTE with a 0.25 mill request, 1,822 voted yes and 1,250 voted no.

    Results in Emmet County show 3,920 voting yes for the first proposal and 1,911 voting no. The second proposal pulled 3,586 yes votes and 2,260 no votes.

    Voters in Burt, Hebron and Monro townships in Cheboygan County, which are part of the ISD's region, approved the first proposal by 113 to 60. They approved the second proposal by 102 to 61.

    Results from Antrim County townships in the ISD, including Banks, Central Lake, Echo, Jordan, Torch Lake and Warner townships, show 648 approved the first request, with 350 people voting no. For the second request, 585 voted to approve while 400 voted no.

    Char-Em Street STEM – ISD’s traveling trailer brings science and math into the classroom in new ways

    When Brandon Beltz walks into a classroom these days, students light up with excitement. They know he’ll be have the latest in STEM activities – like robots, drones, 3D pens and a 3D printer – in tow for a new approach to teaching science, technology, engineering and math to kindergarten through 8th grade kids.

    Earlier this year, the Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District’s Career and Technical Education Department launched “Char-Em Street STEM,” a mobile trailer stocked with technology gadgets and activities for the littlest learners through late middle school. It’s a new way to generate excitement for learning, said Beltz, the ISD’s new STEM consultant who joined the Career Tech staff at the start of this school year.  Read the complete article about the new Street STEM initiative!

    U.S. Marine, general aviation pilot introduced as new instructor for Aviation career tech program

    Former Marine helicopter and current general aviation pilot Duane Enos will be the new instructor of the Aviation Science and Technology course, housed at Alanson Public Schools with instruction at Pellston Regional Airport, beginning in the fall for the 2022-23 school year.

    The course is a collaborative effort between Alanson schools and Char-Em Intermediate School District’s Career and Technical Education Department. It is open to any student in any Char-Em ISD school district, as are all CTE programs. Journalism students at Alanson High School recently interviewed Enos and published an article in their school newspaper. Read the article about Duane Enos and the Aviation class

    REGISTRATION OPEN: CA4K, Operation: Bravehearts

    Registration closes on May 20, 2022. 

    REGISTRATION: https://campscui.active.com/orgs/CharlevoixEmmetIntermediateSchoolDistrict

    Availability remains in several classes for Career Academy for Kids and Operation: Bravehearts. Other camps listed below are now full. All courses are for students in current grades (2021-22 school year, not next school year). 

    Career Academy for Kids: June 21-23, 2022; 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily; Harbor Springs Middle School/Shay Elementary, Boyne City High School, and High Flyers class at Pellston Regional Airport; 2nd-8th graders; $80

    Operation: Bravehearts: June 21-23, 2022; 6th-12th graders work alongside military personnel from various branches at Brave Hearts Estate, Pellston; open to students from any Char-Em ISD school; no fee. Brave Hearts Estate is a year-round retreat for injured soldiers and veterans. 

    Camps that are now full, informational only:

    Construction Technology Academy: June 21-23, 2022; 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily; Petoskey High School Building Trades classroom; 6-10th graders; $100.

    Lineworker Training Academy: June 21-22, 2022 (two days); 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily; Boyne City High School lineworker classroom and training yard; 8-11th graders; $65. 

    Welding Academy: Two, three-day camps (choose one) June 21-23 or June 28-June 30, 2022; East Jordan High School; 8th-11th graders; $100.

    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 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

    Char-Em ISD receives state-of-the-art driving simulator to help train, recruit and retain drivers

    Char-Em ISD is using state-of-the-art technology to help recruit, train and retain drivers with a new CDL driving simulator, housed at the Boyne City ISD office. 

    A full scale working model that mirrors the cockpit of a school bus or semi-truck tractor, the platform replicates exactly the touch, tone, sounds, look, and feel of every aspect of what a driver would experience if they were sitting in the driver’s seat of the real thing – right down to the automatic air-ride driver’s seat and the sound of the air door closing. The ‘driver’ can even physically feel and see the vehicle’s response to any number of instructor inputs introduced to the driver while they are operating the simulator, such as for fog, rain, ice, snow, and even mud on any kind of terrain, in day or night conditions. Read the complete article about the simulator and how to arrange a 'test drive' 

    Grant award supports Great Start Collaborative and Parent Coalition’s array of literacy efforts

    A $22,500 grant received by the Great Start Collaborative of Charlevoix, Emmet and northern Antrim counties will support new and ongoing initiatives that bring literacy into the lives of area families with children.  The grant was awarded to the collaborative from the Birth to Five Literacy Support Network Hub, said Savanah Cool, Great Start Collaborative Director. 

    “This funding has allowed us to reach even more families with well-planned, fun, and enriching literacy activities for young children, while supporting parents and caregivers in being their child’s first teacher,” said Cool. Read the complete release about the literacy grant award

    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 

    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.)

    View all open Char-Em ISD positions, including additional bus route needs, and job listings for local school districts: https://secure6.saashr.com/ta/6155936.careers?CareersSearch

    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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