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Milan C-2 Education Matters Newsletter

Dr. Ben Yocom 

 

 

EDUCATION MATTERS #57

By Dr. Ben Yocom – Milan C-2 School District Superintendent

“STRIVING FOR EXCELLENCE IN EVERYTHING”

​The “Dog” days of summer are upon us!  The weather has not been too treacherous and for the most part, the days have had low levels of humidity.  The area is still well ahead of typical trends regarding the overall rain fall – that alone is amazing, as just one (1) year ago – we were in the midst of a fairly severe drought.  What a difference a year makes!

​The Summer School session ended on Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 – the Summer staff did an exceptional job!  Specifically, Mrs. Sawyer’s leadership was crucial.  The cancellations from the school year caused the session to start and end later than in previous summers.  All in all, the students had opportunities to fly drones, build rockets and participate in other “Hands-On” projects.  Our students are extremely fortunate to have chances like this!

​The Technology staff is working feverishly to ensure all students have access to their own individual devices when school begins.  Last year (18-19 School year), we provided devices for all students in grades 7-12.  Students in 4th through 6thgrade had access to their own devices, but as school begins in August – we plan to provide each student in grades K-6 with their own specific Chromebook.  For the most part, students in the elementary will store their devices at school.  These devices are designed and intended to be a supplement to a student’s educational experience – not a substitute for interpersonal communication and interaction.  The 21st century workforce is extremely dependent on technology and students must have a solid handle/grasp of the multiple options present within the ever-changing technological landscape.  I am so proud of our school and the advances we are making!

​Be sure to stay current on the status regarding the upcoming Building Project.  Throughout the next year, I intend to continue to share out a “Progress Update” each month.  The update will include, but not be limited to – plans, ground-breaking options, timeline projections, etc.  These updates will be shared on the district’s website, various Social media platforms and Community Members for a Better Milan C-2 work group.  This project will be unlike anything the school district has experienced over the past fifty (50) years and I hope to allow everyone as much access as possible to the process!

​The High School and Elementary Offices will re-open for the 19-20 School Year on Thursday, 8/1/19.  The principals and other directors will return to work on that day as well.  If you have any questions about the upcoming year or would like to register for school, please plan on contacting the offices on that date.

​The Back to School Bash will be on Tuesday, 8/13/19 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on the school campus.  Students-parents/guardians are welcome to attend to participate in fun activities to prepare for the upcoming school year.  Fall practices for MHS student-athletes will begin on Monday, 8/12/19 – please make sure you have contacted the appropriate coaches for specific information related to the sports/activities.

​I have never been this excited to start a school year!  It’s hard to believe it, but I’m starting my 6th year serving this community as Superintendent of Schools.  We have, collectively, done so many great things for the students and the ‘Sky is the Limit’ moving forward.  If anyone has any questions, comments or concerns – please don’t hesitate to contact me at school or via email byocom@milan.k12.mo.us.  It is truly a Great Day to be a MILAN WILDCAT!

 

 

             

Important Online Registration Information

  The online registration portal is now open. You will receive an email from Tyler Technology if you provided the district with an email address. Please follow the directions in the email to begin the online registration process. If you need assistance with the registration process, you can come to the elementary office during business hours.   If you have . . .

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