Special Education

Inclusivity in action at Pellston Elementary School: A Success Story

Creating a place where all students’ daily lives are intertwined ‘The goal is for staff to know that anything that is good for kids - all kids - is good with me.’ - Stephen Seelye, Pellston Superintendent  PELLSTON - The disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic...

Char-Em ISD State of the Community Report 2024

Each year, the Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce compiles a booklet of reports from agencies and organizations around Northwest Michigan, including Char-Em ISD. The ISD's 2024 State of the Community Report can be found below. 2024 State of Community,...

Char-Em ISD voters to consider special education millage renewal, restoration on May 5, 2020

  VIEW THE FLYER ABOUT THE SPECIAL EDUCATION MILLAGE Voters will be asked on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 to consider a question that would renew and restore the long-standing special education millage for the Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District. The proposed millage would be for 1.4958 mills generating $8.7 million in special education operational funding. This […]

Knights of Columbus donates $1,000 to Taylor School

Thank you to the Knights of Columbus in Harbor Springs! Each year, the club conducts two Tootsie Roll drives to raise funds for community organizations, and this year the members chose the Taylor School to be the beneficiary of their fund-raising! On Dec. 8, 2019, club members presented the proceeds, totaling just over $1,000, to […]

Char-Em ISD Speech and Language Pathologist Knight appointed to national association

Kelli Knight, a Speech and Language Pathologist for Char-Em ISD, has been selected to serve on a national committee of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). Knight is a specialist in teaching students in kindergarten through age 26 to communicate using alternative communication tools and technology in an area known as Augmentative and Alternative […]

Char-Em ISD’s Lauren Ringle appointed to state 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 […]

Congratulations! Two Char-Em staff members receive OPIE awards

Two Char-Em ISD staff members will be recipients of an OPIE Award at the spring ceremony recognizing Outstanding People in Education, to be held on May 8, 2019, at the Odawa Casino in Petoskey. Tracy Tunison and Debbie Elzinga will both be honored, along with other area educators. Tracy Tunison is speech pathologist for Char-Em […]

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The Class of 2037! Kindergarten round-ups for 2024-25 school year

Kindergarten round-ups, open houses scheduled in local school districts for students enrolling in the 2024-25 school year It’s the time of year when local elementary schools roll out the welcome mat for incoming kindergartners and their families, through open houses,...

Char-Em ISD State of the Community Report 2024

Each year, the Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce compiles a booklet of reports from agencies and organizations around Northwest Michigan, including Char-Em ISD. The ISD's 2024 State of the Community Report can be found below. 2024 State of Community,...

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