July
July 21, 2021
Ingham ISD Board Meeting Actions

Ingham Intermediate School District Board of Education held a board meeting on July 20, 2021.

July 14, 2021
Michigan’s Early On® Performance Improves for Federal Reporting

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – Michigan’s performance implementing Part C of the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), or Early On, improved over last year, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) reported today.

July 14, 2021
Michigan’s Early On® Performance Improves for Federal Reporting

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – Michigan’s performance implementing Part C of the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), or Early On, improved over last year, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) reported today.

July 1, 2021
Income Guidelines for National Free and Reduced Priced Meals

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – The Michigan Department of Education has announced the household income guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for free and reduced-price meals and free milk through the National School Lunch, School Breakfast, Special Milk, and Child and Adult Care Food Programs. The income guidelines are effective from now through June 30, 2022.

June
June 23, 2021
Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Named at MDE

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – State Superintendent Dr. Michael Rice named a west Michigan school superintendent as the first director of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) today.

June 16, 2021
Ingham ISD Board Meeting Actions

Ingham Intermediate School District Board of Education held a board meeting on June 15, 2021. 

June 8, 2021
WTC Business & Risk Management Students Excel Amid Pandemic

Students in the second year of the Business & Risk Management program at the Wilson Talent Center (WTC) had a school year full of incredible milestones and accomplishments despite a global pandemic.

June 4, 2021
Notice of Ingham Intermediate School District Biennial Election

Please take notice that the Ingham Intermediate School District Biennial Board Member Election will be held Monday, June 7, 2021 at the Thorburn Education Center, 2630 West Howell Road Mason, MI, Rooms ABC, at 6:00 pm.

May
May 28, 2021
INGHAM INSIGHTS COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER

The Ingham Insights newsletter was created to share stories with our community. In this month's issue, we feature the next podcast in our #InghamImpact series, "Human Resources Vital During COVID-19." We also share stories about the Ingham Student Art Exhibit, Student Led Energy Audit at WIlson Talent Center and much more. 

May 28, 2021
WTC Engineering Students Participate in Student-Led Energy Audit

Students in the Engineering Technologies program at the Wilson Talent Center (WTC) recently participated in a student-led energy audit program made available through Consumers Energy. Students examined the types of lighting (fluorescent or LED) installed throughout the WTC and then calculated how much energy is consumed to operate the lights in the building as well as how much energy consumption could be reduced if all lights were LED.

May 27, 2021
21st Annual Ingham Student Art Exhibit Held Virtually on May 12

LANSING, MI – On May 12, 2021, the 21st Annual Ingham Student Art Exhibit was presented. The event was held virtually, broadcasting from the Lansing Art Gallery and Education Center. The annual event is commonly held as three separate receptions highlighting artwork chosen for display at Ingham Intermediate School District (ISD), the Michigan Education Leadership Group (MELG) and Lansing Art Gallery and Education Center (LAG). Health concerns and gathering restrictions led to the exhibit being held virtually for a second consecutive year.

May 27, 2021
Gov. Whitmer announces school funding priorities to transform K-12 education

LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced today her funding priorities for K-12 education as the state readies for major investments in our schools and teachers. Due to the American Rescue Plan and the recently announced state revenue increases, a surplus in funding now exists to make unprecedented investments in our schools, with enough funding to eliminate the funding gap that has existed between schools for many years.  

May 26, 2021
MDE Opposes Senate Bill to Retain 3rd and 4th Grade Students Next Year

LANSING - The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) strongly opposes legislation that was adopted today by the Senate Education and Career Readiness Committee to push the state's mandatory third grade retention requirement to next year due to the pandemic, but penalize both third and fourth grade students in the 2021-2022 school year.

May 24, 2021
Whitmer Announces Updates to Return-to-Work Safety Guidelines and Expands Capacity Limits

LANSING, Mich. - Governor Gretchen Whitmer today announced updates to the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (MIOSHA) COVID-19 emergency rules as many employers return to in-person work. The governor also announced an updated Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) COVID-19 Gatherings and Face Masks epidemic order, eliminating outdoor capacity limits and increasing indoor social gatherings to 50% capacity, which is set to take effect on June 1. 

May 24, 2021
Wilson Talent Center NTHS Students Honored

Fifteen seniors from the Wilson Talent Center (WTC) were recently honored with medallions for completing the requirements for the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS). NTHS is an honor society for outstanding career and technical education (CTE) students. NTHS has been honoring outstanding student achievement, providing scholarships and career development opportunities since 1984.

May 20, 2021
Governor Whitmer Accelerates 'MI Vacc to Normal' Plan to Move Michigan Forward Towards Normalcy

LANSING, Mich. - Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced an updated 'Vacc to Normal' plan, which outlines steps Michiganders can take to emerge from this pandemic. As of June 1, capacity limits will lift for outdoor events. Additionally, indoor capacity limits will increase to 50%, allowing indoor social gatherings such as weddings and funerals to move closer to normalcy. As of July 1, the state will no longer limit capacity at indoor or outdoor gatherings. 

May 19, 2021
Blueprint for Student Recovery Offers Strategies for Post-Pandemic Progress

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING - The state's Student Recovery Advisory Council of Michigan's report MI Blueprint for Comprehensive Student Recovery provides key strategies for school districts and policymakers to help Michigan's children begin to rebound after the brutal challenges to their education during the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 19, 2021
Eaton RESA Partners with Health Department on Sensory-Friendly Vaccination Clinic

Eaton RESA is partnering with the Barry-Eaton District Health Department (BEDHD) to hold a sensory-friendly COVID-19 vaccination clinic for students in Michigan.

May 19, 2021
Gov. Whitmer Releases MI Blueprint for Comprehensive Student Recovery

LANSING, Mich. - Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer released the MI Blueprint for Comprehensive Student Recovery, guidance to help districts and schools create recovery plans that provide every Michigan student with the resources they need to thrive post-pandemic. The Blueprint provides evidence-based recommendations to address challenges across wellness, academics, school culture and climate, family and community engagement and postsecondary education.  

May 19, 2021
Ingham ISD Board Meeting Actions

Ingham Intermediate School District Board of Education held a board meeting on May 18, 2021. 

May 19, 2021
Wilson Talent Center Awards Over $21,000 in Scholarships

On Wednesday, May 12, 2021, in a virtual ceremony, the Wilson Talent Center (WTC) awarded just over $21,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors. To be eligible, students needed to complete a scholarship application and have a recommendation from their WTC instructor. The scholarships were made possible by generous donations from individuals, businesses and community partners.

May 18, 2021
The Times Family Newsletter

A new issue of The Times is now available. “The Times” was designed to reflect that our programs are moving forward and celebrating education in a new way. We hope you enjoy this issue. 

May 13, 2021
Holt Educator Named Michigan’s 2021-22 Teacher of the Year

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – Holt Public Schools kindergarten teacher Leah Porter has been named the 2021-22 Michigan Teacher of the Year (MTOY).

May 13, 2021
Ingham County Health Department Updates

The Ingham County Health Department provided new guidelines for schools the evening of May 12. 

May 11, 2021
Over 1,000 Former Teachers Interested in Getting Back into the Classroom

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – Over 1,000 formerly certified teachers are interested in recertification, the first step in returning to the classroom, State Superintendent Dr. Michael Rice informed the State Board of Education today.

May 10, 2021
Six Michigan Teachers Selected as State Finalists for Presidential Teaching Award

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – The Michigan Department of Education is proud to announce the educators selected as state finalists for the national 2021 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).

May 6, 2021
MDE Approves Second Program to Provide Alternative Route to Teacher Licensure

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING - The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) announced today that it has approved a request by New Paradigm For Education (NPFE) to offer a Michigan alternative route to interim teacher certification program.

May 5, 2021
Two New Deputy Superintendents Named at Michigan Dept. of Education

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – State Superintendent Dr. Michael Rice named two educators with strong local school district leadership experience to be deputy superintendents at the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) today.

May 4, 2021
MDE to Help Schools and Job Seekers with Education Workforce Virtual Job Fairs

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) is pleased to announce additional dates for its 2021 Education Workforce Virtual Job Fairs, presented in cooperation with the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO).

April
April 30, 2021
Ingham Insights Community Newsletter

The Ingham Insights newsletter was created to share stories with our community. In this month's issue, we feature the next podcast in our #InghamImpact series, "Heartwood School Heros." We also share our Summer Learning Opportunities including Wilson Talent Center Summer Career Camps, Kids' College and Math Scholars' University along with more useful information.

April 27, 2021
MDE Continues to Help Districts Address Teacher Shortages

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) is helping local and intermediate school districts address the shortage of special education teachers, the department announced today.

April 22, 2021
Michigan’s Early Childhood Program Again Among Tops in the Nation

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – For the fourth straight year, Michigan has met all 10 quality standards for pre-kindergarten set forth by the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER), the Michigan Department of Education announced today.

April 21, 2021
WTC to Offer Summer Career Camps

The Wilson Talent Center will be offering Summer Career Camp opportunities for students that will be entering grades 5-7 in the fall of 2021. Both a full-day and half-day camp option are available. Students that attend the full-day option will select two different camps to participate in (one in the morning and a different camp in the afternoon.) Register early, space will be limited. All COVID-19 safety protocols will be followed.

April 14, 2021
Ingham ISD Board Meeting Actions

Ingham Intermediate School District Board of Education held a board meeting on April 13, 2021.

April 12, 2021
NOTICE of REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

The Ingham Intermediate School District Board of Education will hold a regular Board meeting on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. The meeting will be held both electronically and in person. One or more Board members may will be participating in the Board meeting remotely because of a medical condition and it is on or before December 31, 2021.

April 8, 2021
Reminder: MDHHS Offers Post-Spring Break Rapid COVID-19 Testing

The Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS) is hosting Post-Spring Break Rapid COVID-19/Antigen Drive-Thru Testing. Pre-registration is strongly recommended. Results will be emailed or sent via text to participants.

April 6, 2021
April Highlights the Important Work of Occupational Therapists

Mason, MI - During the month of April, the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) celebrates the important role that occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants play in the lives of others.

April 6, 2021
USED Denies Michigan’s Request to Waive Federal Requirement to Test Students During a Pandemic

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – The U.S. Department of Education (USED) has denied Michigan’s request to waive the federal requirement to administer the state summative assessments, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) reported today.

March
March 31, 2021
Ingham Insights Community Newsletter

The Ingham Insights newsletter was created to share stories with our community. In this month's issue, we feature the next podcast in our #InghamImpact series, "Business Unit Shows Unwavering Commitment During COVID-19." We also share a student success story, "Project SEARCH Student Finds Success at Eric King Agency," enrollment deadline for one of our high school programs, "The Early College at LCC Deadline is April 5," and several community events happening in our area. 

March 31, 2021
Student Finds Success with Local Insurance Agency Amid the Pandemic

For Joseph Wolbeck, a former student in Ingham Intermediate School District’s Project SEARCH program with the state of Michigan, the pandemic could have derailed his future plans. As a Lansing Public Schools student, Joseph was enrolled in the State of Michigan Project SEARCH program when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. When the state of Michigan employees began working remotely, the opportunities for in-person internships were eliminated. Luckily, for Joseph, a local insurance agency, The Eric King Agency, was willing to give him a shot.

03/29/2021
Board of Education Opening Announced

Ingham Intermediate School District will be holding its biennial board member election on Monday, June 7, 2021. One (1) six-year term on the Intermediate School District Board is up for election this year. The terms begin on July 1, 2021 and end on June 30, 2027.

March 29, 2021
Michigan Receives Federal Waiver to School Accountability Requirements

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – The U.S. Department of Education (USED) has waived the federal requirements for school accountability in Michigan for the 2020-21 school year due to the disruption of instruction caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Michigan Department of Education announced today.

March 26, 2021
State Focuses on Student Wellness with Social Emotional Learning Day

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – The mental health and social and emotional learning (SEL) of Michigan students and educators are vital to children’s education and to student wellbeing. While always important, they have become more ostensibly so during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Michigan Department of Education (MDE).

March 25, 2021
Post-Spring Break COVID-19 Rapid/Antigen Testing

The Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS) is hosting Post-Spring Break Rapid COVID-19/Antigen Drive-Thru Testing. Pre-registration is strongly recommended. Results will be emailed or sent via text to participants.

March 18, 2021
Future Proud Michigan Educator Grants Awarded to 44 Applicants

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) has selected 44 grantees across the state to develop new opportunities for students in grades 6-12 to explore education professions.

March 17, 2021
Ingham ISD Board Meeting Actions

Ingham Intermediate School District Board of Education held a board meeting on March 16, 2021.

March 17, 2021
Post-Spring Break MDHHS Rapid Testing

The Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS) will be hosting a drive-thru COVID-19 Rapid Testing on the Ingham ISD campus in Mason on both Sunday, April 11, and again on Wednesday, April 14. If you are planning to travel over Spring Break, it is highly recommended to be tested before returning to school or work.

March 16, 2021
Public Comment Provides Overwhelming Support for Federal Waiver Request to Statewide Tests

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – Public comment regarding a request to waive the federal requirements to administer the statewide summative assessment this school year ran overwhelmingly supportive, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) reported today.

March 12, 2021
Celebrate National Child and Adult Care Food Program Week, March 14-20

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – The week of March 14-20 is National Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Week, and the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) asks that providers, educators, and students statewide join in celebrating the importance of healthy meals for children and adults in need.

March 12, 2021
Michigan Expanding Access to Safe, Effective COVID-19 Vaccine

State Emergency Operations Center News Release LANSING, MICH. To continue progress toward state’s goal of vaccinating 70% of Michiganders over age 16 and bringing a quicker end to the COVID-19 pandemic in Michigan, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) officials today announced the state is expanding vaccination eligibility for Michiganders ages 16 and older with disabilities or medical conditions that put them at high risk of negative COVID-19 outcome beginning Monday, March 22. The state is also announcing that beginning Monday, April 5, all Michiganders age 16 and up who were not previously eligible will be eligible to receive a vaccine.