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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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    National Manufacturing Day events planned throughout Char-Em Oct. 8-10, 2019

    On Oct. 8, 9 and 10, 2019, area students will have the opportunity once again to tour some of the region's most unique, innovative and important manufacturing facilities. Tours will take place during school hours at several locations throughout Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan and Emmet counties, as well as in Onaway. Transportation to and from the manufacturing sites will be coordinated by the individual school districts. View the MFG Day flyer for the list of participating manufacturers and more details.

    Area Wide Professional Learning Day schedule, registration now available

    Char-Em ISD is pleased to announce that details about the Nov. 1, 2019, Area Wide Professional Learning Day are now available online! Please read through the day's offerings and prepare to register for this exceptional day of collaborative learning. The theme for this year's event is "You Hold the Key: Unlocking Greatness." This year’s offerings reflect the third year of focus around the following three areas: Supporting a Positive School Culture, Collective Teacher Efficacy, and Social and Emotional Learning.

    Keynote speaker is Michael Bonner, former teacher at South Greenville Elementary School in North Carolina, and currently a fourth-grade teacher at the Ron Clark Academy. In early 2017, Bonner was honored by Ellen DeGeneres in recognition of his positive and innovative educational approaches for children coping with adverse childhood experiences (also known as ACEs). Ellen presented Bonner and his school with technical equipment to assist in the creation of music videos serving as aids to education. Additionally, Walmart presented the school with $25,000, and the Ellen Show created a Go Fund Me site for South Greenville, which has raised more than $88,000 for the Title I school. 

    You will find keynote, morning and afternoon breakout session details, and information about how to register when you visit the Area Wide Professional Learning Day page.

    Celebrating Career Tech to Careers!

    A new initiative, Career Tech to Careers, is celebrating the decision of high school graduates to enter the workforce after earning their diploma – specifically those students whose high school careers included Career and Technical Education classes.

    “There are many ways that young adults can excel in life after they graduate from high school – it can be by attending a college, university or other post-secondary training, joining the military, and also by taking the skills they learned and heading directly into careers,” said Jim Rummer, Career and Technical Education Director for Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District. “This new Char-Em ISD ‘signing event’ initiative recognizes those students who are putting the knowledge and skills they developed through career tech education classes directly to work.”

    Visit the Career Tech to Careers page to view recent celebrations!

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

    Lauren Ringle named to Michigan Autism Council

    Lauren Ringle, Special Education Coordinator with the Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District, has been named to the Michigan Autism Council by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

    “In my role as both a teacher and special education coordinator, I have always been passionate about serving individuals with autism and their families. Serving on this committee will give me the opportunity to work with other professionals at the state level to communicate best practices and connections so that individuals with autism can have quality lives,” said Ringle, who has worked for Char-Em ISD for 11 years – eight as a teacher and three in the coordinator role. READ THE COMPLETE RELEASE ABOUT RINGLE'S APPOINTMENT

    Customizable professional learning now available

    Through Michigan Virtual, educators can now create their own professional learning opportunity with support from Michigan Virtual representatives.  These can take place any time, any place to suit your schedule. The link to MYPD and MI Virtual registration will be located for future, easy reference at the bottom of the Char-Em ISD Professional Learning page.

    WE ARE HIRING! Substitute bus drivers, riders/aides needed, paid training available

    Precious cargo aboard! Char-Em ISD is looking for substitute bus drivers and riders/aides for our multiple bus routes to and from Char-Em programs. Flexible hours and days mean you choose when you can provide coverage of routes. Char-Em pays for all required driver training (written testing and on-road testing), so experience is not necessary. Experience working with special needs children is not required, but is helpful, as is a compassionate personality. Because of the wide geographical area covered by Char-Em, we pay you from when you leave the house to get to your assigned transportation route each day that you work. Routes may be in Charlevoix, Emmet and northern Antrim counties. Those interested may also start as (paid) aides rather than driver, to see if the job is a good fit.

    Sound like this is for you? We welcome you to learn more by reading the complete job descriptions online. Contact Char-Em ISD’s Transportation Coordinator at 231-582-8070 if you have further questions or you’re interested in applying!

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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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