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Milan C-2 Education Matters Newsletter

 

 

               

     

EDUCATION MATTERS #53

 

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

“STRIVING FOR EXCELLENCE IN EVERYTHING”

​Greetings to the Milan C-2 Nation!  I trust/hope every reader is experiencing an OUTSTANDING February!  The inclement weather has been certainly eventful!  As of today, February 6th, 2019 – the school has missed six (6) days of school for inclement weather.  See the below table that represents the changes:

Cancelled day

Makeup day

November 26th, 2018

January 21st, 2019

January 15th, 2019

February 18th, 2019

January 22nd, 2019

May 17th, 2019

January 23rd, 2019

May 20th, 2019

January 30th, 2019

May 21st, 2019

February 6th, 2019

May 22nd, 2019

Once a school misses seven (7) days of school, schools must make up one (1) day for every two (2) days missed.  Under the current statutory guidance, schools would make up ten (10) days total – this would meet the “Inclement Weather Forgiveness” explanation under RSMo. 177.033.  Hopefully, we will not miss the amount of days necessary to be eligible for forgiveness, but as we all know – “Mother Nature” is unpredictable!

​The State of Missouri evaluates schools under the Missouri School Improvement Process or MSIP; this year, the state calls this MSIP-5th Cycle.  One of the primary tools used to explain a school’s success is the Annual Performance Report (APR).  Last year, the Milan C-2 School District scored a record 126 out of 140 for a 90%; this year, under the 2018 Assessment cycle – the school improved to a 109.6 out of 120 for a 91.3% score.  This is a testament to the outstanding work and performance by multiple stakeholders within the community!  Keep in mind, this is after a more difficult and rigorous exam.  Frankly, I could NOT be more proud of the Milan C-2 Family!  We continue to provide an improved educational atmosphere for our students!

​The eLearning Team (a group of staff members assisting in providing technological growth for the students) is working to prepare for the ‘next step’ under the District-Wide 1:1 Initiative.  This includes, but is not limited to, providing individual devices for students in grades K-5 – as students in grades 6-12 have individual devices.  We will likely continue to use the Chromebook device for this process!  The ideal use of these individual devices will be 3-4 years and at the end of each year, the graduating class’s devices will be transferred to a lower grade and the other devices will likely stay with the students from year-to-year.  While these devices are crucial to providing a modern and relevant educational environment for our students, it is pertinent to understand that these items are merely tools to assist the educational process and NOT a substitute for the learning process.  

​The Milan High School basketball teams are entertaining and extremely talented.  If you have not had a chance to take in either our girls’ or boys’ teams play, I encourage you to do so!  The teams will compete in the 2019 Grand River Conference Showcase on Saturday, 2/9/19 – weather permitting.  As of today, the girls will play against Worth County at 4:30 p.m. and the boys will play against North Andrew at 9:00 p.m.  All games will be at the South Harrison School District in Bethany, Missouri.  Again, both teams are extremely exciting and competitive!  Congrats to all involved for a great season so far!  Let’s keep it going.  The Class 2/District 6 tournament begins on Monday, February 18th – the boys play at 4:30 p.m. against Schuyler County; while the girls play at 6:45 p.m. against South Shelby.  The entire district tournament will be played at the Schuyler County School District. 

​ As always, things are always happening with the Milan C-2 Family.  Please feel free to contact me with questions, comments or concerns.  Remember, every day is a GREAT DAY to be a Milan Wildcat!

 

 

              

 

 

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