https://sites.google.com/schoolcraftcs.org/elementarynews1102020/home Click the link above to explore the latest edition of "Elementary News"! In it you'll find a link to a great program at WMU, All Pro Dad's Breakfast info, Community Ed Night invitation (Topic: Vaping), and more! Enjoy and have a safe weekend!
Do you have an elementary-aged child that you would like to support in literacy this Spring? WMU is offering an incredible opportunity! WMU Website link: https://wmich.edu/readingcenter/spring-programs Families from Schoolcraft have taken advantage of both the "Lit Labs" and "Tutoring" in the past with great feedback on their experience. If interested, please click on the link or talk to your child's teacher for more information. Spots in these programs go quickly!
https://sites.google.com/schoolcraftcs.org/elementary-news-122019/home Follow the link above to the most recent Elementary News! In this edition you'll find information on the FOOD DRIVE this week, a big THANK YOU from our staff to you for all the generous donations this holiday season, and all the dates you need to know heading into the new year!
The Board of Education meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 9 in the HS Media Center.
An accident on Shaver Road has delayed Bus 7 from completing its route. Expect a ten minute delay. The bus was not involved in the accident.
The Schoolcraft High School Varsity Volleyball Team is playing in the stay finals tomorrow in Battle Creek at the Kellogg Arena at noon. Following this game, the community is invited to a celebration of the 2019 Eagle volleyball team. We are proud of the great accomplishments from our volleyball team and coaching staff. Following their appearance in the State Finals Saturday afternoon, we want to recognize their achievements with a community ceremony. Join us in welcoming the team back to Schoolcraft at 4:50 P.M. in the Schoolcraft High School Gym. Congratulations to our volleyball team for a memorable season.
Based on the input we received, the Board of Education voted unanimously on November 11 to place the same bond request on the next election ballot. The vote will take place on March 10, 2020. Now comes the real work. We did a ton of outreach last time, but the effort was entirely Board-driven. This time, we need a community-driven effort that engages more people directly. If you’re interested in volunteering and haven’t reached out to us yet, please contact Jennifer Gottschalk at firstname.lastname@example.org or (269) 207-2335. We are also looking for 3 to 4 people from the Community to lead this effort if your interested contact me by next Monday, November 25th.
Congratulations to our Varsity Volleyball Team and advancing to the Semifinals. The game will be played at Kellogg Arena on Friday, November 22nd at 12:00 PM vs. #10 Saginaw Valley Lutheran. Tickets may be purchased at the door with cash for $8 per day, or $15 for all three days. All matches played in Battle Creek will be streamed LIVE on MHSAA.tv. A $10.99 subscription is required. A reminder that all spectators must cheer for their own team and not against their opponent. No noisemakers are permitted inside Kellogg Arena. A big thank you to Mrs. Hilaski and our art students for the volleyball banner! Go Eagles!
The Schoolcraft MS and HS Choirs will be performing at their annual fall/winter concert on December 5th at 6:30 PM in the PAC. It will be an evening filled with lovely music performed by Schoolcraft Community Schools talented vocalists under the direction of Sheri Olbrot.
https://sites.google.com/schoolcraftcs.org/elementarynews11142019/home Explore this week's "Elementary News" by clicking the link above. Highlighted this week are some important dates for your calendar for the next two months, a way to help for the holidays, and more!
Attention SMS/SHS Eagle Fans: We have a student spectator bus heading to Friday's football game against Jackson Lumen Christi. 5 PM departure from SHS, $10 round trip, including your game ticket. Sign up in the SHS/SMS front offices.
Tonight's Board of Education meeting will be live streamed on Facebook if you are not able to attend. The meeting starts at 6:00 p.m.
This evening's Community Education Night on vaping and e-cigarettes is being postponed to a later date. If you want to attend a SCS event this evening, please consider attending the Board Meeting at 6 P.M. in the MS Cafeteria.
Last week’s power outage postponed SMS/SHS Parent/Family-Teacher Conferences are rescheduled for Tu, Nov. 12 from 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM. We look forward to the continuation of conferences and hope you consider rooting on SHS for the regional volleyball game after conferences.
On the November 5th general election, voters in the Schoolcraft Community School District defeated a $39.9 million dollar bond proposal. If it had been approved, it would have funded a variety of improvements to the schools and facilities. The school district would like to learn more about the failed bond by asking questions of the stakeholders. Please assist by completing the following survey. It is anonymous and will take about 5 minutes of your time. Survey link: https://forms.gle/aT8T3bAFkmnpDG6k9
https://sites.google.com/schoolcraftcs.org/elementary-news-1182019/home Open the link above to see the recent Elementary News! Included this week is some Common Bond news, a Community Education invite, Bond info and more!
The Board of Education would like to hear from the community regarding the bond proposal that just narrowly failed. We need to hear all voices regarding next steps for our school district. Please show up next Monday, November 11th at 6 p.m. in the middle school cafeteria. Thank you in advance for your assistance in guiding the future of our school district.
The Board of Education Meeting on Monday, November 11 is being moved to the MS Cafeteria. The meeting will start at 6:00. Click here for the official notice: https://5il.co/b7vo
Conferences canceled tonight due to power outage.
Tomorrow is a normal day of school. Due to conference week there is NO delay. Thank you!
High School Drop-in Parent Teacher conferences are tonight from 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Pre-Sale tickets available now at the HS office for Friday's district final football game. Cost is $6.00 each, No passes. Wednesday until 8:00 p.m., Thursday 8-4:00 p.m. and Friday 8-2:00 p.m. Let's Go Eagles!!!
Friday's District Final football game vs. Lawton will start at 7:00 PM. Per MHSAA rules, no passes are accepted and all individuals except "babes in arms" will need to purchase a ticket. There is no reserved seating and the gates will open at 6:00 PM. Ticket price is $6.00. We will be pre-selling tickets once they arrive from the MHSAA. We will notify you when they are available for purchase.
News Channel 3 Story on Schoolcraft Bond Schoolcraft voters to decide on millage proposal for $39.9 for schools. https://wwmt.com/news/michigan-politics/schoolcraft-voters-to-decide-on-millage-proposal-for-399-for-schools
High School Drop-in Parent Teacher conferences are tonight and Wednesday from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Please don't forget to vote on Tuesday! Thank you!
Tonight's Girls Volleyball District · Schoolcraft vs. Delton Kellogg, 6:30 p.m. will be broadcast on MHSAA TV. https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/associations/mhsaa-mi
DON’T FORGET TO VOTE NOVEMBER 5 Know the facts. We’re asking voters to decide on a $39.9 million bond proposal to replace aging, failing school facilities with a carefully designed, future-focused learning campus. Learn more on our website: www.scs-bond.com. REMEMBER TO VOTE ON NOVEMBER 5!
Join us for dinner on November 4t at Chick-fil-a from 5-8 to help support the 8th Grade class and their Washington D.C. trip! Grab dinner on your way to the Varsity District Volleyball game or after Parent teacher conferences! No need to cook! No flyer needed, but you need to mention you are there for our group!
There are Pre-Election hours this Weekend, Saturday November 2nd - 8 am to 4pm Schoolcraft Township Texas Township City of Portage Prairie Ronde Township - Sunday, November 3rd Clerks Home 11386 South 2nd Street Schoolcraft, Michigan 49087 11/5/2019 Pre-Election Weekend Hours: Sunday, November 03, 2019 1pm-9pm
Schoolcraft Project Graduation is hosting an Adult Prom & Costume Party on November 9th from 6-11pm at Pine View Golf Course. Dress up fancy, funny, casual or in your Sunday best! There will be Dinner, DJ and a silent auction. Tickets are $40.00 and include dinner. All proceeds will help support Grad Bash for the Class of 2020! Link for full details: https://5il.co/b2p3
Safety, security and modern learning go hand-in-hand. Hear a Schoolcraft parent explain why that matters. You can get all the facts on the bond request at scs-bond.com. Remember: Vote on November 5 Video Link: https://5il.co/b29d
Friday's District Semifinal football game vs. Hartford will start at 7:00 PM. Per MHSAA rules, no passes are accepted and all individuals except "babes in arms" will need to purchase a ticket. There is no reserved seating and the gates will open at 6:00 PM. Ticket price is $6.00. We will be pre-selling tickets once they arrive from the MHSAA. We will notify you when they are available for purchase.
https://sites.google.com/schoolcraftcs.org/elementarynews10252019/home "Elementary News" is hot off the press for October 25th. Use the link above to explore our Veteran's Day plans, Bond Vote info and more!
How does a quality learning environment benefit our kids? This video excerpt offers some insights. Go to scs-bond.com to learn more and watch the full video. Remember: Vote on November 5! Video Link: https://5il.co/ay3e
We are very fortunate to have such outstanding members of the Schoolcraft community wanting to support our students. Due to a very generous donation, there are free Halloween costumes available at the Elementary School on the stage. They are available from 7:30-3:45 everyday. We ask that a parent/guardian/teacher or other responsible adult accompany students on the stage to help select the right size. Thank you.
https://sites.google.com/schoolcraftcs.org/elemnewsoct18/home Use the link above to access the Elementary News for October 18th. Included is information on the Bond, the Halloween Parade, conferences, upcoming Delayed Starts, the Eagles Nest Food Drive and more!
The November 5 election is fast approaching! Here’s the bond request in a nutshell. Go to scs-bond.com to see the full video. Ask questions, get answers, be informed! Remember: Vote on November 5! Video Clip link: https://5il.co/atjh
Have you seen the new video about the Schoolcraft bond request? Here’s a sneak peek. Check out scs-bond.com for the full video and lots more information. Remember: Vote on November 5! Video Link https://5il.co/aplh
The new bond info video is also located on the school Facebook page and the Facilities Study page of the website: https://www.schoolcraftschools.org/facilities-study
Check out our new video describing the Nov. 5 bond request and showing the needs. It’s a helpful, visual way to get educated before the vote. Feel free to share it so others know what the bond proposal is all about. Questions? Email us at email@example.com or leave a message at (269) 488-7305. Video Link: https://5il.co/ajf4
Schoolcraft Community Schools is working with KnowledgeWorks to learn your perspective on your school district’s progress toward providing personalized learning for all students. We want to hear what you know about Schoolcraft's vision, what role parents and community members play in education, how SCS communicates, and more. https://knowledgeworks.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_413tQtqR9dBGDgV
The pesticide application scheduled for Friday night had to be postponed due to scheduling / documentation issues. This application will be applied tonight (September 23) after all sports practices are complete. This document link will show treated areas as well as chemicals used: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gp597uLDcWVyPy-cbIqAfYCLnCyyQlqQVaTh35oiCrw/edit?usp=sharing
2020 YEARBOOKS for sale! Lowest price of the year! https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1063369/Schoolcraft-High-School/2020-Yearbook/20190710043654410138/CATALOG_SHOP/
Schoolcraft Community Schools, through a contract with a local pest control company, will be treating all school grounds and associated sports fields with a pesticide application for mosquitos on Friday night, September 20.
SHS activities taking place outside have adjusted schedules, effective immediately. In the next several weeks, the following activities have updated schedules: Sept. 23: Varsity Boys Soccer at Lawton at 5:00 PM Sept. 26: JV Football against Delton-Kellogg is at 5:00 P.M. Sept. 28: Varsity Football at 5:00 PM at Roy Davis Field; Homecoming Dance post-game (details to follow) Marching Band Rehearsals: Monday, September 23: 4:30 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. (6:30 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. inside); Sunday, September 29: 3:00 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.; Sunday, October 6: 3:00 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.
https://sites.google.com/schoolcraftcs.org/elementary-news-9132019/home Enjoy the latest edition of the Elementary News which includes a family fun idea for tonight, information about some safety drills our school is practicing this month and a call/request for parents on our PAC (Parent Advisory Committee). Have a safe weekend, The Elementary Team!
Hello Eagle Nation! At our PTO meeting on Tuesday we learned that Boxtops has updated their procedure to get our schools some extra dollars...and it's easier for parents AND for US! :) ~Go to this link: boxtops4education.com ~Set up your account ~Download the app on your phone ~Scan receipts... DONE! There will still be a few Boxtops left on merchandise, but they are no longer printing them on the boxes and packages. Parents can still send in the ones they find, but encourage, encourage, encourage...them to do the step previously mentioned and start getting our school some extra dollars. Happy Scanning!!
Tomorrow is our first "Delayed Start" of the school year. If you're new to Schoolcraft or unaware of our "Delayed Starts" we're happy to explain them to you: Delayed starts allow our students to arrive for a 8:45 am start* which provides our teachers time to collaborate professionally to make informed instructional plans for every student in all three of our building together. The staff of SCS arrive at 7:15 on delayed start Thursdays and work for 90 minutes as teams in "Professional Learning Communities". This is a powerful time for our staff that ensures that every student's instructional needs are being individually planned for by a group of dedicated Eagle Educators! *Students can arrive at their normal arrival time on delayed starts and participate in activities in each respective school OR can arrive "delayed" between 8:30-8:45 and still be considered on time (not tardy). Whether arriving at a "normal" time or "delayed" tomorrow, we look forward to educating your Eagle! Questions? Email your teacher or contact your school office.
Hello Eagle Nation!! If you want to order athletic pictures please use VSNMichigan.com and click on the pre-order tab. Thank you! Have a great day!
***Correction*** Tour the MS and ELEMENTARY from 5 to 6 p.m. (HS will not be open) ***Correction***
Bus routes and stops are now posted on the Schoolcraft schools website on the transportation page. Please review your student's stop. Some bus routes and bus numbers have changed. Some students will not ride the same bus home that picked them up. The town bus stop will be group stops only. All times are subject to change and are estimated and may change before school starts. If you have questions please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the transportation office at 269-488-7395.
Get your ticket for your Chromebook/Ipad tonight at the high school office from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Speed up the process for next Tuesday's pick up night.
Today’s photos for our Student-Athletes and band members will be inside at the SHS Gym due to pending wet weather. Photo schedules remain the same.
Schoolcraft Athletic Department Home of the Eagles Prices for students: $1.00 for all Schoolcraft students K-12 w/student ID. $25.00 for annual spirit shirt free admission (6-12) when wearing the shirt. Triple Threat Pass for student athletes who competed in three sports the previous year. Prices for adults: $5.00 for all varsity contests $4.00 for all freshman and junior varsity contests $3.00 for all middle school contests Active Service/Veterans with ID free Senior Citizens (62+) Free with pass (get from the athletic office) $60.00 for adult pass $25.00 for student pass Family Pass $110 (two adults) + $10 per child kindergarten and over. Season and senior passes are good for all home middle school and high school events for the entire year except for invitationals or tournaments.
The "Walk To Western" is 7 days away. This event is taking place to raise funds for the Eagle Graduates of 2020. Those interested in learning more about this event are encouraged to read the article linked here: https://www.schoolcraftschools.org/article/122459
Curious about the upcoming "Walk To Western"? Here is the breakdown: Donations of $100 or less = Thanked as a "Purple Level" donor in the Senior Honors program. Donations of $100-$499 = Thanked as a "Gold Level" donor in the Senior Honors program. Donations of $500 or more = Scholarship in your name for 2020, Athletic pass for 2019-2020, Thanked as a "Soaring Level" donor in the Senior Honors program. How can I give? Donors can give by credit card at the Schoolcraft Community Foundation Link: bit.ly/SCFoundationFund OR Cash/Check can be donated at the High School Main Office. This a tax deductible way to support the youth of our community in a fun way!
https://www.schoolcraftschools.org/article/122459 The article linked above shares all the details about the 15 mile "Walk To Western" that a team from Schoolcraft is doing to help raise funds for scholarships for the 2020 Eagle Graduates. Follow that link to see how you can help support those graduates!
Schoolcraft's "Walk To Western" is only 9 days away. The district is trying to raise funds for student scholarships in 2020. Follow this link to learn more and find out how you and/or your organization can be a "Purple", "Gold", or "Soaring" level donor! https://www.schoolcraftschools.org/article/122459
Student iPads and Chromebooks will be available at the Back-to-School Open House on Tuesday, August 27 from 5-7 p.m. Review the following information for important information, timelines, and forms. > Informational Welcome Letter link: https://5il.co/9fa2 > Device Procedures and Rules link: https://5il.co/9fa2 > Agreement and Release Form Link: https://5il.co/9f98 Please email James Weiss (email@example.com) with any questions. Thanks
Only 90 days until the November 5th vote on our bond proposal. If you're a Schoolcraft Community Schools district resident, you can be part of a volunteer informational team to explain the proposal to other residents and answer their questions. If you'd like to take part, join us on Wednesday, Aug. 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the High School for a learning session. Call 269-488-7305 with questions.
Interested in nominating a former Eagle Scholar or Athlete for the Wall of Fame? Use this link --> https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfO5RHYvg1kJhr7MNxbC1B_RzQSxlUOVk-WnO3mQfvLYS2Rhg/viewform
WMU and Schoolcraft Middle School Students Team Up for Robotics Success! https://wmich.edu/engineer/sanford
School Bus Transportation Request Forms need to be filled out before Aug 5th for any students that have not been on a bus route, have not actively ridden a bus last year, or have a change of location. Use this link https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdYAsCqWqh9qEkOpsABWdOEmmSTMEV-u5U5oxVUWLYSKxBhGw/viewform or go to: www.schoolcraftschools.org/transportation--187 If you have any question please call the transportation office at 269-488-7395.
All sophomore, junior or senior students who plan to take KVCC classes this fall MUST register their classes on the KVCC online system ASAP! Share this message with your friends! Thank you! SHS Guidance Department
We are excited about updating our weight room equipment for our PE and athletic programs. A huge thank you goes to Sports Boosters and PTO for partnering with us to make this happen. The new equipment will allow students and athletes to improve in the classroom and on the playing surface. We doubled our workout capacity to make a safer and more efficient classroom and training space. It’s a great day to be an EAGLE!! 🦅
WEIGHT ROOM EQUIPMENT SALE! Thanks to a partnership with PTO and Sports Boosters we will be updating our weight room equipment for PE courses and athletics. This Thursday, June 27th at 11:00 am, you can come purchase used weight room equipment. All proceeds will be used to purchase more equipment. Items for sale: $200 Olympic Benches x 4 $300 Power racks x 4 $150 Let press/hack squat $250 Jammer press $50 Benches $80 Pull up/dip station And more! First come first serve. GO EAGLES!!!
If you didn't get a commencement program at graduation and would like one, stop by the high school office today and pick one up. Congrats to the Class of 2019, our newest SHS Alumni!
ATTENTION FOOTBALL FANS! Seniors, Ethan McIntyre and Collin Blalock, will be representing Schoolcraft in the 2019 Addix All-Star Game, and helping raise funds for Gilda's Club Grand Rapids. They will be on Team Stripes. We would love you to come out and support, Friday, June 7th at 7pm out at Hope College. All ticket proceeds will go to Gilda's Club, an organization that provides support to those going through cancer or grief journeys. Game Details: When: Friday, June 7th, 7:00pm Where: Hope College's Ray and Sue Smith Stadium (313 Fairbanks Ave, Holland, MI 49423) Tickets: Can be purchased at the gate or online at www.addixgear.com/allstargame GO EAGLES!!!!!!
Varsity Baseball falls to Parchment 6-5 in the District Championship. Great season players and coaches!
Congratulations to River Fox 7th place shot put (49’) and Austin Webb 4th place high jump (6’5”) ties school record. All-State honors! Great job Eagles!
Last chance to find out who-dun-it and if you won it! Drama club’s fundraiser Murder By The Slice opens tomorrow at 6:00 PM. Get your tickets through our website, www.schoolcrafttheatre.weebly.com
In our May Term class, "Caring for the Developmental Needs of Young Children", students are applying what they've learned by caring for an egg baby. They designed a carrier that would protect the "baby" and had to care for the egg for 48 hours. They were also given caregiver schedules with specific tasks which they submitted proof of in Flipgrid videos.
Tickets are selling fast for “Murder By The Slice”! Go to our website now to purchase your chance to solve the mystery, win fabulous prizes, eat delicious spaghetti and to die for pie...we promise! www.schoolcrafttheatre.weebly.com
Attention parents of football players 9-12 grade next fall. There will be a parent meeting Monday, June 3rd at 6:00pm in the PAC. We will discuss summer schedule, season expectations, and answer any questions you have about the upcoming season. Please email Coach Ferency with any questions or concerns about the parent meeting. Go Eagles!!!
In the May Term class, Global Foods, students are learning about different countries, cultures, & foods. So far we've had tres leches cake, bruschetta on crostini, and pork char siu. Final projects include researching a different country, presenting findings, & preparing an authentic dish to share with the class.
High School students in Strength Training class hosted Bronson Sports Medicine to learn about improving performance with foam rolling. Improving flexibility, injury prevention, injury rehabilitation, and musculature recovery were practiced using foam rolling techniques. Thanks goes to Shelby from Bronson Sports Medicine for joining our May Term class.
Do you still have questions about Standards-Based Grading? Learn about the power of this teaching and learning practice via this website created by one of our own teachers Tracey Branch https://spark.adobe.com/page/LGWOvGtABCifp/
Schoolcraft freshmen participated in a Schoolcraft Business Field study on Tuesday, May 21st. The study introduced students to jobs at the Village Offices, Wind and James Event Center, American Axel and Clark Logic. Business up and down Grand Street, put “Career Mobility” posters in their windows and business. The day is part of a 6-week career readiness May term class that shows students what they CAN be before they have to choose what they WANT to be!
Tomorrow is a normal day of school with regular start times. See you in the morning Eagle Nation!
The last day of school has been moved back to Thursday, June 13 (the original date for the end of the school year). This will be a half day with students released at noon. The State of Michigan just agreed to forgive additional days due to the extreme winter weather. Thank you for your patience as we worked though the issues resulting from the extra days missed due to weather and power issues.
Delicious Danger! Buttery, flakey performances! Sweet, spring...murder?! Come to Drama Club’s spaghetti dinner fundraiser and find out who gets dessert, and who gets dead. Tickets available online at www.schoolcrafttheatre.weebly.com
Tonight's SAC Valley Divisional Track Meet will have live results at FATresults.com, click the link and find "SAC Valley Divisional - Schoolcraft, MI" to view the results.
20 of our 9th and 10th grade students attended the Moore Math Competition at Albion College Friday. Schoolcraft's teams "Mathletes Team A" (Trey Schneider, Kaleb Copeland, Asher Puhlaski, and Dru Matheny) and "Mathletes Team B" (Kayla Onken, Nolan Strake, Olivia Pavlak, and Tyler DeGroote) place 2nd and 3rd respectively out of 10 teams.
Good Morning Eagles! https://sites.google.com/schoolcraftcs.org/elementarynewsmay6-may10/home The link above will take you to the Elementary News letter. Here you'll find information about the H20 run on Friday, Mother's Day ideas, Teacher Appreciation plans and more!
The Varsity Softball games vs. Martin for Thursday, May 9th have been canceled due to field conditions.
Did you know? Delayed starts at Schoolcraft Community Schools are invaluable to teachers helping ALL students to be successful. This is a picture of visitors from a neighboring district listening to our ELA department discussing how delayed starts allow them to collaboratively plan for student success.
The Middle School Track meet at Constantine for Thursday, May 2nd has been canceled due to weather.
The Varsity Tennis Match at Coloma for Thursday, May 2nd has been canceled due to weather.
The Middle School Tennis match vs. Galesburg -Augusta has been canceled for Wednesday, May 1 due to weather conditions.
The Varsity Tennis Match vs. Hackett Catholic Prep at Portage West Middle School has been canceled for Tuesday, April 30 due to weather conditions.
The Middle School Track Meet at Delton Kellogg for Tuesday, April 30 has been canceled.
The Middle School Track meet for tonight has been cancelled due to weather.
The Varsity Golf match for Monday, April 29th at Kalamazoo Country Club has been canceled for today.
Biology students partnered with Rich Keith & John Kern of the Kalamazoo Nature Center and The Mill at Vicksburg to help produce Public Service Announcements to support their bird migration projects. See their PSAs and Vote here --> https://sites.google.com/schoolcraftcs.org/project-migration/home
Schoolcraft Community Schools is looking to hire a certified elementary educator for a summer reading program this summer. Follow this link to the application and to learn more about the hours, days, pay and more. https://www.applitrack.com/kalamazoo/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Elementary+School+Teaching&all=cat
Schoolcraft Community Schools would love your feedback on our Thursday late starts as we plan for next school year. Please take a moment to take the brief survey here --> http://bit.ly/latestartscs
The Middle School Track meet for Thursday, April 18th at Schoolcraft has been canceled.
The Middle School Tennis match for Thursday, April 18th at Galesburg-Augusta has been canceled.
The Varsity Golf match for today at Mullenhurst has been canceled due to weather and course conditions. Possible reschedule for next week.
Tomorrow, April 16th, at 6:30 pm, Schoolcraft Elementary School is hosting a Kindergarten Orientation Night. This is for families interested in our SCS's early childhood and Kindergarten programming. Families interested in Schoolcraft Schools are encouraged to attend or call 269-488-7250 with questions. #schoolcrafteagles
The Varsity Baseball and Softball games for Monday, April 15 at Saugatuck have been canceled due to field conditions.
The JV Baseball Game vs. Saugatuck for Monday, April 15 has been canceled due to field conditions.
The Varsity Boys Golf Invitational at Kalamazoo Country Club for Monday, April 15 has been postponed due to weather.
The Varsity Softball game vs. Vicksburg is being played at Vicksburg Little League Field #4 this afternoon. Start time is 4:00 PM.
The JV Baseball game for Friday, April 12 vs. Vicksburg has been canceled. The Varsity Baseball and Softball games at Vicksburg are still being played.
Due to the power outage, school is closed today, Friday April 12. We are sorry for this inconvenience.
Special Needs bus is running on normal schedule
No Eagle Zone
Due to power being out, school is under a 2 hour delay.
We are looking for your feedback. Please review the flyer linked below and send us your thoughts. Flyer link: https://5il.co/7180
What parents should know about assessment. Ever wonder why there are so many tests in schools? You're not alone. Find out about how each test measures student learning in different ways here: https://www.michigan.gov/documents/mde/What_Parents_Should_Know_618061_7.pdf
The JV baseball game for Monday, March 25th has been moved to Tuesday, March 26th. The game will be played at Niles Brandywine. Game time 4:15 PM.
The Varsity Baseball game for Monday, March 25th has been moved to Niles Brandywine due to field conditions. The game time is 4:15 PM.
9/10 domesticated cats agree, HONK! is the show to see! The other cat wouldn’t wake up from his nap to answer our question. Tickets are still available for the 7:00 show tonight, and for our 2:00 matinee tomorrow. www.schoolcrafttheatre.weebly.com
Robotics is 3-0-1 ranked 7th out of 40.
There will be no middle school track practice today due to the power outage.
All buildings will release at 11:50 today, March 22, due to power outage.
SCS Families: Due to the regional power outage, all Schoolcraft Community Schools will close and release students at 11:50 and stay closed for the remainder of the day, today, January 11. Buses will be transporting students home at that time. If you wish to contact the school or pick up your child up please call the following numbers: Elementary: 815-494-8887 or 269-998-8123 MS: 616-634-1372 HS: 269-760-1302 or 269-720-7091 Eagle Zone is closed as well. It is important that all kids are picked up as we will not have electricity.
Power Outage Update: SCS Family. Power is out across the village, including at every school. We are awaiting an update from I&M regarding when they expect power to be restored. We may release students after lunch, if the report is that power will be out for an extended time. Please stay tuned for further information. We will make a decision soon. Thanks
HONK opens tonight! Get your tickets at www.schoolcrafttheatre.weebly.com or at the door, $10 general admission, $7 for students and seniors. Get them before your goose is cooked and we sell out!
Do you have your tickets yet? HONK opens a week from today! Get your tickets online at www.schoolcrafttheatre.weebly.com!
BMA Students learned all about health careers today at WMU College of Health & Human Services. #schoolcrafteagles #futuremedicalstudents
Interested in keeping up with the Schoolcraft Robotics team at competition today? They are running a bit behind schedule but you can use this link: https://www.thebluealliance.com/gameday#chat=firstupdatesnow&layout=0&view_0=2019misjo-0
Cassopolis 62 and Schoolcraft 51. Great season! Thank you Seniors!
Cassopolis leads Schoolcraft 54-44 with 1:11 left in the game.
Schoolcraft 44 and Cassopolis 49 with 1:56 left in the game.
Cassopolis 41 and Schoolcraft 38 after the third quarter.
Schoolcraft 29 and Cassopolis 27 at the half.
SHS Families: Early this afternoon, a four-jurisdiction effort, led by the Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Department, had drug-sniffing dogs conduct scan of all instructional areas, restrooms and lockers, at Schoolcraft High School. During the scan, all high school students, on campus at the time, were supervised in the gymnasium by school personnel. The scan took about 45 minutes. Any locations, or items, identified by the dogs as suspicious, were verified as suspicious by a separate dog, then searched by the administration and local authorities. Special care was used to assure compliance with Board Policy 5771: Search and Seizure: Use of Dogs. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Seager at 488-7360.
Presale tickets for $6.00 are available now in the HS main office, for the boys basketball round 1 Regional game vs. Niles Brandywine. Game time is 6:00 p.m. in Watervliet, Tuesday, March 5th.
Congratulations to Eagle Caden Sukich for placing 4th at the D4 MHSAA Individual State Championships today. Way to go Caden!
Ticket sales for HONK are live on our webpage! Go to www.schoolcrafttheatre.weebly.org to get yours now!
We will not be having ski club tomorrow, February 28th.
Our community is blessed to have such an amazing team working with and for our children and moving our mission, vision, values/beliefs, essential learner outcomes and strategic focus forward. Many Michigan Department of Education and other dignitaries visited SCS last week and Gregg Dionne, MDE supervisor for curriculum and instruction, said, "I travel all over the state and country studying schools and I would put your program up against any of them." This is such a profound statement from an educational leader in our state.
High School practices (Non-Mandatory) may be held today. Practices must be done by 5:00 PM.
Schoolcraft Community Schools has seen an upward trend for years across all levels related to the math performance of their students. Eureka Math, the publisher of the curriculum took notice as well. Read Eureka Math's article here: http://bit.ly/2WVTc9n
Thanks so much to Big C Lumber for their generous donation to our HS Robotics program. What a wonderful, generous community we have!! So Blessed!
Middle School Wrestling will be wrestling at Galesburg Middle School. 750 West VanBuren Street Augusta , Mi
Congratulations to our JV Boys, JV Girls, Varsity Boys, and Varsity Girls Basketball Teams on their victories over Lawton.
Do you have a child that will be a Kindergartener next year (2019/2020)? Register early for Schoolcraft Community Schools and start receiving notifications on our Kindergarten Night and more! Register today using this link: https://goo.gl/forms/8sCjAto2FiA0V2kE2
The games and practices for Thursday, January 31st have been canceled due weather and road conditions.
Bus 6 will be running 25 minutes late due to mechanical issues.
Mark your calendars for the EFE, EFA, EMC Annual Open House on 2/5 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Air Zoo. Learn more about this event here: kresa.org/futureready #futureready #efekzoo #efakzoo
A water main broke on Clay Street that required water to be shut off to the MS. Water is now restored but we will be observing the 24 hour rule before drinking. We will have bottled water available in the office. Also, please send extra water with your child. The Elementary School was not affected by the break and never lost water service.
Varsity Wrestling and Cheer are canceled for Wednesday, January 23.
School is closed today, Wednesday, January 23, due to weather conditions.
All evening activities are canceled for Tuesday, Jan. 22 due to weather conditions.
Home and way basketball games with Coloma HS are canceled for tonight, Jan. 22.
Message for Tuesday, January 22: Due to driver illness we will be doing a second bus run tomorrow morning for two bus routes. Route 5 will be 1 hour and 15 minutes later and route 7 will run 1 hour later. All other buses will b as scheduled.
High School Drama practice is still being held for Monday, January 21st.
The bowling match for Monday, January 21st is still running as scheduled.
The middle school girls basketball games for Monday, January 21st vs. Comstock have been canceled. All middle school practices are canceled for Monday, January 21st.
All Schoolcraft Community Schools will be closed on Monday, January 21, 2019, due to extreme weather. Updates regarding after school programs will be released by noon tomorrow.
The Band Booster pancake breakfast is canceled today due to weather conditions. It is rescheduled for next Saturday, January 26 from 8-11.
Schoolcraft Varsity Boys Basketball defeats Centreville 73-49.
Varsity Boys and Girls Basketball defeated Vicksburg on Tuesday.
Schoolcraft Varsity Girls Basketball losses 44-42 to Centreville.
The MS wrestling tournament at Decatur has been canceled for Saturday, January 19.
Power is back on at Schoolcraft Community Schools. We will be holding all evening activities as planned including home sporting events and the 8th grade DC trip spaghetti dinner from 5-7 p.m. in the HS Cafeteria.
Due to the regional power outage, all Schoolcraft Community Schools will close and release students at 11:00 and stay closed for the remainder of the day, today, January 11. Buses will be transporting students home at that time. If you wish to contact the school or pick up your child up please call the following numbers: Elementary: 815-494-8887 or 269-998-8123 MS: 616-634-1372 HS: 269-760-1302 or 269-720-7091 Eagle Zone is closed as well. It is important that all kids are picked up as we will not be serving lunch or have electricity. Further communications will be released this afternoon about evening activities.
Tomorrow night from 5-7 pm in the High School cafeteria there will be a Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser. Tickets will be sold at the door for $5. All proceeds raised will go toward the 8th grade Washington D.C. trip this spring!
Kalamazoo County will be experiencing their first ever Teachstock! Thats the name the planning committee gave their 100% free conference for 200 educators (K-8). "By Educators, For Educators, Because We Are Stronger Together!" See the website to learn more: https://sites.google.com/schoolcraftcs.org/teachstock/home
Schoolcraft Varsity Boys Basketball defeats Kalamazoo Christian 49-34.
Schoolcraft Varsity Girls Basketball defeats Kalamazoo Christian 53-38.
On Thursday, the students of the Elementary had a fun day with cocoa delivered by Mr. Webster dressed as a train conductor. This was a celebration of their food drive efforts! Even those in the car rider line experienced some Holiday Joy & hot cocoa! #HappyHolidaysSchoolcraft
This is a reminder that we will NOT be providing transportation for Ski Club tomorrow or for the duration of break. Feel free to utilize your passes while on break! We will see you in 2019!
Do you know someone who embodies what it means to be a Schoolcraft Eagle? Have them enshrined by joining the the Schoolcraft Wall of Fame by filling out the form here: http://bit.ly/SCSWallofFame . Submissions for the inaugural class will be closed January 20th so don't delay!
Schoolcraft Elementary would like to thank @meijer for their generosity and support last night. They donated $200 and 10% off the staffs toy shopping for students at their school. In all, the staff and @meijer contributed $1,200+ to this effort this season! Thank you to all!
Don't forget that our website has a great calendar feature to remind you of upcoming Schoolcraft events. Coming up this week and next we have a delayed start, a family lunch opportunity at the Elementary School (join your child for lunch during their lunch hour), Ski Club event and more. See the site for more details!
The food drive for the Schoolcraft Food Pantry is well underway and getting big attention! Check out this video from News Channel 3 about the SCS food drive! https://wwmt.com/news/local/kids-from-multiple-kalamazoo-county-schools-work-to-feed-the-hungry #Schoolcrafteagles
PARENT MEETING OVER MAY TERM COURSES: Come find out about our new elective course offerings, career exploration courses, and college opportunities, for SHS students, that will be available during May Term at Schoolcraft High School. Mr. Seager and Mr. Ledlow will be there to explain the May Term program and answer your questions. The meeting will be held in the HS PAC from 6:00 - 7:00 PM on Monday, December 17.
Greetings SCS Parents/Guardians: This communication comes as notification of our next school safety drill event to take place this Wednesday morning, December 12th, in each of our three buildings. As part of the A.L.I.C.E. safety protocol, which you will recall is the board adopted procedural plan for school safety, each building will share a short, grade-level appropriate instructional video followed by the classroom teacher guiding their students through a Lockdown/Barricade practice event with the support and supervision of local law enforcement. Please know that the Schoolcraft Community Schools take school safety very seriously and are committed to the enhanced security protocols provided through the A.L.I.C.E. program. We encourage parents to discuss this training with your student(s) both prior to and after the Wednesday training. Thank you in advance for your support!
This Thursday, December 6, is a delayed start day.
The Ski club passes are here! You can pick them up in the Middle School office today!
2018 Schoolcraft PTO Holiday SPIRIT WEAR order form link. Order your holiday gifts here and help support our district. Orders due Monday, November 26th to any building office. Happy Thanksgiving! https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5w0vJqQ7B9FWUxtejZmNFk2V1RJdExoYmIwX1ctQk1DWDln
Do you have questions about the 'why' or 'how' of A.L.I.C.E training (active shooter training) going on at SCS? On November 20th (today) at 3:15pm, Superintendent Dr. Stitt and other administration will be holding a "Facebook Live" event answering your questions! This will be recorded for those who cannot attend or do not have Facebook.
Channel 3 put an adorable story together about preparing a Thanksgiving meal. They interviewed our Young 5's, Kindergarten, and 1st Grade classrooms. Happy Thanksgiving from all of us to all of you! https://wwmt.com/news/local/out-of-the-mouth-of-babes-west-michigan-kids-explain-how-to-cook-thanksgiving-dinner
We are in need of someone to drive the ski equipment to and from Ski Club on Thursday nights. You will receive a FREE family ski pass good for the whole season to Bittersweet! If you are interested please call the Middle School office to find out more!
Tomorrow is the final day to turn in Ski Club registration forms! Don't miss out!
Reminder: High School and Middle School Parent Teacher Conferences are tonight from 5:00-8:00 p.m. in each building. We hope to see all parents this evening!
***CORRECTION*** . Your Eagles Regional football game will be played on Saturday, November 10th @ 7:30 PM and will be played at Vicksburg High School
Interested in learning more about our Unbalanced HS Trimester or Standards-Based Teaching and Learning at SCS? Check out today's Facebook Live event here: https://www.facebook.com/SchoolcraftEagles1/videos/320273265419826/
Tickets for the home football game this Friday, November 2nd, are on sale in the HS office during the hours of 8-3. The cost is $6.
The Varsity Volleyball Invitational is taking place at Paw Paw tomorrow, not Mattawan. 30609 Red Arrow Highway. Start time 8:30 AM.
Congratulations to our STEM expert Mrs. Kohl as she was chosen as part of a global advisory team for Tinkercad, a student creation app for 3D printing utilized at SCS! https://blog.tinkercad.com/2018/10/18/announcing-the-2018-tinkercad-advisory-team/?linkId=58392235
It is time again to start preparing for this year's Battle of the Books. The book list is available here: http://5il.co/5btj
Notice: Varsity Football game will be played at Vicksburg High School tomorrow. Game time is 7:00 PM.
**2018 Yearbooks are in! You can pick them up at the HS. We have 16 extra ones. These are $55 each and will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Please order your 2019 book at www.jostens.com for $45.
The Varsity Football game vs. Kalamazoo United has been moved to Vicksburg. Game time is still 7:00 PM.
The middle school football game for Wednesday, October 17th has been moved to Tuesday, October 16th and will be played in Lawton. Game time is 5:00 PM.
Sports Action For Tonight: Boys Varsity Football@Watervliet
Powderpuff Football is tonight at Roy Davis field, beginning at 8:00 PM. Come watch the Seniors vs. the Sophomores and the Juniors vs. the Freshmen, culminating in a championship game between the winning teams!
Welcome to Schoolcraft Mrs. Fenner! Chrissy Fenner received the "Hero Cape" from Mrs. Jenny Stull for quickly becoming part of the school family and working so hard to help our students with learning needs! Mrs. Fenner is the new Elementary special education teacher. #HeroesAmongUS #schoolcrafteagles
The SCS PTO is now streaming the "Meet the Candidate" interviews live on their Facebook page: @SchoolcraftPTO #Schoolcrafteagles
Homecoming Spirit Week Days for the High School! September 24 - 28
Schoolcraft Varsity Volleyball defeats Coloma 2-0.
Schoolcraft Varsity Volleyball defeats Hackett Catholic Prep 3-0.
Don't forget tonight at 6pm at the Village Hall you can find out more about the Planning Committee's Recommendations and can have all your questions answered about possible future projects!
Want to work at Eagle Zone? Easy hours after school from 3:00-6:00 pm. Apply on Applitrack: https://www.applitrack.com/kalamazoo/onlineapp/default.aspx?AppliTrackPostingSearch=location:%22Schoolcraft+Elementary+School%22
Here is a link to the water advisory from the village of Schoolcraft. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rHdrzalhHRZ3Jum8Wu2HYCzGpGE3rRW3/view?usp=sharing
The start time for tomorrow’s JV Football vs. Saugatuck has been changed to 6:30 PM. The game is in Saugatuck.
Michelle Schneider is both the Schoolcraft Community School Psychologist and Director of Special Education. This week, Michelle was honored with the schools peer-to-peer recognition award for her efforts on many fronts. Michelle’s peers thanked her on Monday, September 10th for advocating for student needs, developing schedules and protocols to best meet the needs of our students, and even aiding in classrooms during the first week of school to help students and teachers alike adjust to their new routines. It’s those heroic efforts and more that led to Michelle Schneider being the Elementary School “Hero of the Week”.
Recruiting Realities. Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Schoolcraft High School PAC. You and your student-athlete are invited to hear national renowned Recruiting Expert Jack Renkens. It will be a great one-hour investment of time for you and your student-athlete. Visit www.recruitingrealities.com and click on video clips for more information.
The Elementary School is looking for kind & caring individuals to be a part of their C.A.R.E. Program this year. C.A.R.E. stands for Community Assistants for Reading Enrichment. These volunteers are partnered with 1 classroom for the year and helps read with that rooms students at a rate of 1 hour per week. Interested? Please sign up: https://goo.gl/forms/pTssvQDk6RoAK9843
Schoolcraft 35 and Parchment 0 at the end of the third quarter.
Schoolcraft 28 and Parchment 0 at the half.
Schoolcraft 14 and Parchment 0. 6:29 left in the second quarter.
Bus routes for the 2018-19 school year are ready for viewing on the Transportation page of the website. http://www.schoolcraftschools.org/transportation--187 We are looking forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday. Tuesday is also a 1/2 day, and all students will be dismissed at noon.
Middle school cross country starts Wednesday, September 5th. All students need a valid physical to participate.
Congratulations to the JV Football Team on their 13-6 victory over Parchment.
Varsity Boys Soccer game for tomorrow has been rescheduled for Thursday, September 13th.
Schoolcraft 21 and Buchanan 0. 10:48 left in the second quarter.
Don't want to miss a thing this upcoming school year? Get our Schoolcraft Eagles App! Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/schoolcraft-eagles-schools-mi/id1361763803?mt=8 Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.apptegy.schoolcraftmi&hl=en
Notice of Special Board of Education Meeting on Tuesday, August 21 at 6:00 in the HS Media Center. > http://5il.co/4hg1
Schoolcraft Soccer Club will be starting their 6 week season Saturday, September 8th. Practices and games will be held Saturday mornings. Our club is available for kids preschool to 8th grade To sign up email Schoolcraftsoccerclub@gmail.com. Look for our table at the open house on the 28th for sign-ups.
Middle School football starts Monday, August 20th at 3:00 PM. Meet at the Middle School Boys Locker Room. Students need a physical, and cleats.
Schoolcraft Community Schools was gifted, and is now selling, a lot for a home in Schoolcraft, Michigan. The address is 11971 Heron Street, Schoolcraft, Michigan. This is a lot in the Prairie Edge Estates development and is priced at $32,000. Anyone interested can call the superintendent, Dr. Rusty Stitt at 269-929-1297.
Ipads and Chromebooks (grade 5-12) will be available on Tuesday, August 28 from 6-8 p.m. All forms are listed on the technology page: http://schoolcraftmi.apptegy.us/o/scs/page/technology--157 Read the 2018 Welcome letter on the page for more info.
New to Schoolcraft Community Schools or recently moved? Visit http://www.schoolcraftschools.org/transportation--187 and fill out the transportation request form on the right to update our offices for the 2018/19 school year!
We will be finishing up with the bleacher work this afternoon and not needing to work at all on Saturday or Sunday. Thank you to all who helped.
The final bleacher load at Portage has been pushed back to sometime after 3. Thanks for everyone's help. The project is going much faster then expected.
If anyone is available at 5:00pm to load bleacher planks we are in need of volunteers to help load trucks. Please meet at Portage Central Football Field!
2nd grade students at SCS set Butterflies free after exploring their life cyle in the classroom netted butterfly habitat #butterflies
You may be noticing some changes to our Website as well as our Facebook & Twitter accounts! As we strive to always improve communication please don't forget to grab our app on your App Store as well!
Students learned so much at their career fair today! Thank you so much to all of our volunteers!
The varsity baseball game for Thursday, May 24th has been canceled.
The spring sports awards program will be held on Tuesday, May 29th. The program will start at 7:30 PM and will be held in the high school gym.
Way to go Eagles Bridge Builders-3rd at national competition!!
The JV Golf match for Monday, May 21st had been canceled.
JV Baseball and Softball are canceled for Tuesday, May 15th due to field conditions.
The varsity baseball, softball, and tennis events for Monday, May 14th have been canceled.
The varsity softball invitational for Saturday, May 12th has been canceled.
The varsity girls tennis match for today has been canceled.
Great day for soccer!
Establishing strong relationships with parents and students is at the core of our work.
Our staff takes great pride in meeting individual student needs while using research-based best practices.
Our mission statement is being utilized each and every day in the classrooms and athletic/arts arena.