Principal's Message

Principal's Message
Posted on 06/06/2019
Principal's MessageIt has been an exciting and eventful school year at the Community Education Center! For the majority of the 33 student completers, graduation was the culmination of their school career. Eleven high school students, 18 GED completers and 4 adult education students received their diploma. They were celebrated with a formal graduation ceremony in the Bangor High School auditorium on the evening of May 30, 2019. For family and friends that were unable to attend, the event was live streamed! Following the ceremony, graduates enjoyed a cake and punch reception with their family, friends and the CEC staff. Thank you to all who joined us for this special occasion!

The year has drawn to a close for our incentive reward program. The program was designed to help motivate students to meet program expectations and support their success. In order to qualify for the incentive reward trip, students had to complete an average of 6% progress in each of their five classes over a three week period. GED students had to pass a subject area test during the incentive period. Students were very excited to experience special trips to Grand Rapids Public Museum, the Air Zoo, rock climbing and ropes courses at Allegan Event Center, lunch at Clementines, bowling at Lakeside Entertainment and watching “Wreck It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet” at M-89 Cinema.  The program will continue for the 2019-2020 school year with some additional weekly incentives for students. We look forward to seeing more students participate in the incentive program next school year!

Students participated in their choice of Project Hours during the 2018-2019 school year. The four options were Creative Design, Minecraft Mania, Salmon in the Classroom and Agriculture through the Ages. Through meeting twice weekly, students were able to experience photography, painting murals, chairs and ceiling tiles, building a greenhouse, aeroponics, raising salmon eggs, dissecting owl pellets, and constructing mansions and virtual board games. Project Hour was the highlight of many students’ day and was a successful pilot endeavor that will continue into the 2019-2020 school year.

The pilot period for our new learning platform, Kickstand, received positive reviews from students. Kickstand will be replacing the three current learning platforms at the Community Education Center: PEAK, Edgenuity and Odysseyware. The student interface is cleaner and easier to navigate with a content that aligns to state standards. This coming fall 2019, Kickstand will be partnering with eDynamic learning to offer electives such as astronomy, forensic science, game design, mythology, fashion design, and more. 
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