September
September 28, 2022
Ingham ISD Board Meeting Actions

Ingham Intermediate School District Board of Education held a board meeting on September 27, 2022.

September 27, 2022
Wilson Talent Center Celebrating 50th Anniversary with Start of the School Year

The Wilson Talent Center, operated by Ingham Intermediate School District is celebrating its 50th anniversary with the start of the 2022-23 school year. Opening in the fall of 1972 as the Capital Area Career Center, the program offers 19 career & technical education programs for high school juniors and seniors in twelve career pathways.

September 23, 2022
MDHHS Urges Residents to get Flu Vaccine During Upcoming Fall Season

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is urging Michiganders to get their flu vaccine as soon as possible to protect themselves and their communities from flu this season.

September 19, 2022
Gov. Whitmer Announces Members of First-Ever Michigan Parents’ Council

LANSING, Mich.Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the members of the Michigan Parents’ Council, an advisory group the governor established to more formally bring parents into the education budget process for the first time in Michigan history. The council will build on Governor Whitmer’s inclusion of the parent perspective in the most recent education budget she signed for the current 2022-2023 school year. The council represents parents from across Michigan, as well as parents of students with a variety of educational needs. The council will convene a series of regional parent roundtables to gather input.  

September 16, 2022
MDE Offers Professional Development To Help Teachers Help Students and Parents

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – For over two decades, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) has provided local school district-requested professional development to build the capacity of educators to provide safe, supportive, and inclusive school climates where all students can thrive—especially students who identify as LGBTQ+. 

September 13, 2022
School Districts and Parents Encouraged to Improve Student Attendance Rates

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – Student attendance in Michigan schools dropped to just under 89% in the 2021-22 school year, down from 93% in the 2019-20 school year, the Michigan Department of Education announced today.

September 13, 2022
State Board of Education Supports Bills to Help Address Educator Shortages

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – The State Board of Education today supported the passage of three bills in the state legislature that will help local school districts address their shortage of educators and counselors.

September 12, 2022
Ingham ISD Launches New Mobile Application

Ingham Intermediate School District recently launched a new mobile application for families, staff, and local district representatives. Available on both Google Play and the App Store, the free mobile application provides important on-the-go information and alerts in an easy-to-use format.

September 1, 2022
State Test Scores Improve For a Majority of Michigan School Districts

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – A majority of Michigan school districts showed improvement in their spring 2022 statewide test results over the previous year’s results, but continued improvement with the support of the fiscal year 2023 budget is required to address unfinished learning in the pandemic, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) reported today.

August
August 31, 2022
Retaining Michigan Teachers Through Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – Capitalizing on the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program is one way to retain Michigan educators, said State Superintendent Dr. Michael Rice.

August 30, 2022
Asian American History a Focus in MDE’s Next Comprehensive History Webinars

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – The next in a series of webinars offering educators greater depth of knowledge for social studies instruction will cover the history and contributions of Asian Americans and provision of public resources for educators to teach comprehensive history, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) announced.

August 29, 2022
New Dyslexia Guide Will Help Educators and Students Improve Literacy Skills

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – A new resource guide will help Michigan educators improve the literacy skills of children and build more successful learners, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) said today.

August 17, 2022
Ingham ISD Board Meeting Actions

Ingham Intermediate School District Board of Education held a board meeting on August 16, 2022.

August 9, 2022
Internet Access - Do You Have What You Need at Home or at Work?

LANSING, MI – The pandemic forced most of us to be online, whether we liked it or not. Now, internet connectivity is a new standard for sharing information, resources, events, learning environments, etc. During the pandemic, schools were doing everything possible to support families as we moved to online learning. Students still needed to learn. Families received MiFi devices, districts allowed some families to come into school buildings or sit in the parking lot to gain access to district internet service because there wasn’t reliable or any service at home.

July
July 28, 2022
Wilson Talent Center Culinary Arts Students Attend National Competition

Ten students from the Wilson Talent Center’s (WTC) Culinary Arts & Hospitality program recently traveled to San Diego, California to attend the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) National Leadership Conference hosted by San Diego Mesa College. Students competed in a variety of categories including Baking & Pastries, Culinary Arts, Food Innovations and Sports Nutrition.

July 20, 2022
Ingham ISD Board Meeting Actions

Ingham Intermediate School District Board of Education held a board meeting on July 19, 2022.

July 13, 2022
WTC Construction Technology Student Places Seventh at SkillsUSA Nationals

Phil Stoll, a recent graduate of LifeTech Academy and construction technology student at the Wilson Talent Center (WTC), placed 7th in the nation in the plumbing competition at the SkillsUSA National Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Stoll earned the trip to Atlanta by receiving the first-place gold medal at the SkillsUSA Michigan competition in the same category in April.

July 1, 2022
Governor, Legislature Agree to Generational School Budget

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – The Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) state school aid budget agreed to by Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the state legislature this week supports all eight goals of Michigan’s Top 10 Strategic Education Plan, the Michigan Department of Education said today.

June
June 28, 2022
Federal Meals Flexibilities Extended For Families Through The Summer

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – State Superintendent Dr. Michael Rice applauded Michigan’s U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow for her diligent work on behalf of children in Michigan and across the nation as Congress enacted the Keep Kids Fed Act.

June 21, 2022
Michigan Tribal Education Resources Highlighted in MDE’s Next Comprehensive History Webinar

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – The next in a series of webinars offering educators greater depth of knowledge for social studies instruction will cover the history and contributions of indigenous peoples, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) announced. The free online webinar for educators will be at 4 pm Wednesday, June 29, 2022.

June 16, 2022
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF INGHAM INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE the Ingham Intermediate School District Board of Education will hold a regular Board meeting on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at 6:00 pm. As a part of this regular meeting, a public hearing will be held to consider the District’s proposed 2022-23 budget. The Board may not adopt its proposed 2022-23 budget until after the public hearing.

June 15, 2022
State Board of Education Urges Voters to Not Sign Ballot Initiative Petition

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – Michigan’s State Board of Education on Tuesday adopted a resolution that strongly opposes a ballot initiative that would grant tax credits for contributions to scholarship programs that could be used for nonpublic schooling and urges voters not to sign the petition.

June 15, 2022
State Superintendent, MDHHS Director Say More Funding Needed for Student Mental Health

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING –State Superintendent Dr. Michael Rice and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Elizabeth Hertel stress the urgency today to adopt Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s budget recommendations for student mental health funding.

June 14, 2022
Support Grows for Congress to Pass USDA Meals Waiver Bill

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – Support grew today for the U.S. Congress to pass the bipartisan Kids Not Red Tape Act of 2022, introduced by U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow and U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski, that will extend the USDA school meal flexibilities through September 30, 2023, which Congress has allowed state education agencies and schools throughout the pandemic.

June 10, 2022
Governor Whitmer Lowers Flags in Honor of Former U.S. Senator Carl Levin

LANSING, Mich. – Governor Gretchen Whitmer has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags within the State Capitol Complex and upon all public buildings and grounds across the state of Michigan to be lowered to half-staff on Sunday, June 12, 2022, in honor of former U.S. Senator and lifelong Michigander, Carl Levin, who passed away last year at age 87. The flags will be lowered in concert with the planned memorial service on Sunday for former U.S. Senator Levin.  

June 10, 2022
Pathfinder Helps Students Make Informed Career Decisions

LANSING – The Michigan Department of Education’s Office of Career and Technical Education (MDE-OCTE) has announced recent enhancements to Michigan’s education and career Pathfinder – the free online career exploration tool to support the state’s efforts to achieve key career readiness goals.

May
May 27, 2022
More Students In Classrooms This Year Means Greater Participation on State Tests

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – With more students learning in the classroom this spring, over 96 percent of students took the M-STEP state assessments this year compared to 70 percent last year, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) reported today.

May 25, 2022
Letter Regarding the Tragedy in Uvalde, Texas

Today, our entire country grieves for the painful loss of life.

May 25, 2022
State Superintendent, SBE President Respond to Texas Elementary School Massacre

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – Nineteen elementary students and two teachers were murdered by a teenage gunman inside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday. It was the 27th school shooting in the United States so far this year.

May 24, 2022
Gov. Whitmer Lowers Flag to Honor Victims of the Shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas

LANSING, Mich. -- Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer, in accordance with a proclamation issued by President Biden, has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags within the State Capitol Complex and upon all public buildings and grounds across the State of Michigan to be lowered to half-staff immediately on Tuesday, May 24 through Saturday, May 28 to honor and remember the victims of the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.

May 24, 2022
State Superintendent, MDHHS Director Say More Funding Needed for Student Mental Health

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – With May being national Mental Health Awareness Month, State Superintendent Dr. Michael Rice and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Elizabeth Hertel underscored today the need to adopt Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s budget recommendations for student mental health funding.

 

May 23, 2022
Gov. Whitmer Proposes “MI Kids Back on Track” Tutoring Plan

LANSING, Mich.Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer introduced the MI Kids Back on Track, a plan to expand tutoring and other learning supports across the state. The proposal would invest $280 million of Michigan’s $3 billion in additional revenue to tackle unfinished learning after a tough few years with tutoring or other forms of personalized instruction before, after, or during school.  

May 19, 2022
NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at 10:30 am in the Thorburn Education Center, 2630 West Howell Road, Mason, Michigan, the Ingham Intermediate School District Superintendent, in conjunction with the Michigan Department of Education, will hold a public hearing to consider the pre-Labor Day start waiver submitted by the district.

May 17, 2022
Ingham ISD Celebrates Groundbreaking

On Tuesday, May 17, Ingham Intermediate School District (ISD) will officially break ground on a construction project on our Mason Campus.

May 13, 2022
Ingham Insights May 12, 2022

The May issue of Ingham Insights is now available! Ingham Insights is a monthly newsletter that was created to share stories with our community. Please share this newsletter with your colleagues, family and community members. If they are interested in subscribing to future issues, simply click the "Sign up Now" button.

May 10, 2022
WTC Students Advance to National Leadership Conference for SkillsUSA

Two Wilson Talent Center (WTC) students earned first-place gold at the SkillsUSA State Leadership Conference in April, advancing them to nationals.

May 6, 2022
State Superintendent Says K-12 Budget Still Requires Work to Meet Student Needs

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – With the final passage of the state House and Senate versions of the state school aid budget this week, State Superintendent Dr. Michael F. Rice says some improvements have been made that lead up to negotiations with Governor Gretchen Whitmer to provide needed investments in Michigan’s public schools.

May 2, 2022
Wilson Talent Center to Host Year-End Student Showcase May 12

The Wilson Talent Center (WTC) will host its Year-End Student Showcase on Thursday, May 12, from 4:00-7:00 pm at 611 Hagadorn Road in Mason. This annual event is an opportunity for family, friends, business partners and community members to see the projects students have created throughout the year as well as the skills students have learned.

April
April 22, 2022
State Superintendent Says the Senate K-12 Budget Is Insufficient

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – State Superintendent Dr. Michael Rice says that the state’s K-12 budget put forward by the Senate appropriations subcommittee Thursday lacks the funding and attention to the needs of Michigan children coming out of the pandemic and does not adequately address the state’s dire teacher shortage to the same extent that Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s proposed budget does.

April 15, 2022
Michigan Educators Begin Learning More About Historical Themes, Movements, and Groups

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – The need and effort to broaden teacher and student knowledge of U.S. and world history were the subject of a pair of events held Wednesday, according to the Michigan Department of Education (MDE).

April 15, 2022
The Times Family Newsletter

The Times Family Newsletter was created to share the latest information for Ingham ISD Families. Check out the April 15, 2022 issue now!

April 15, 2022
WTC Awards Nearly $21,000 in Scholarships and Recognizes Alumni

On Tuesday, March 15, 2022, the Wilson Talent Center (WTC) awarded nearly $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. In addition, four outstanding alumni were also recognized for their success after leaving the WTC and contributions to their respective industries. The scholarships are made possible by the generous donations from individuals, businesses and community partners.

April 14, 2022
Ingham Insights - April 14, 2022

The April issue of Ingham Insights is now available! Ingham Insights is a monthly newsletter that was created to share stories with out community. Please share this newsletter with your colleagues, family and community members. If they are interested in subscribing to future issues, simply click the "Sign up Now" button.

April 13, 2022
Ingham ISD Board Meeting Actions

Ingham Intermediate School District Board of Education held a board meeting on April 12, 2022.

April 12, 2022
Overall School Enrollment Increases As Does The Need to Continue Investing in Students and Schools

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – Overall public school enrollment in Michigan has rebounded slightly post-pandemic while state school funding has taken strong steps forward yet still lags on several levels, according to presentations to the State Board of Education today.

April 11, 2022
Spartan Project SEARCH Newsletter - April 2022

The April 2022 issue of the Spartan Project SEARCH Newsletter was created to share happenings in Project SEARCH program. Please be sure to share with your colleagues, family and community members. If they are interested in subscribing to future issues, simply click Subscribe Now!

April 11, 2022
WTC Criminal Justice Student Looking to Make an Impact on his Community

Kobe Rochester, a second-year student in the Criminal Justice program at the Wilson Talent Center (WTC), noticed the police officers at Sexton High School during his sophomore year. He was curious about their job and the role they played not only at his school but in his community. This was also the year COVID-19 struck, and he was unable to attend a visit to the WTC to learn more about the Criminal Justice program. However, he decided to take a chance and enroll anyway, and he is so glad that he did.

April 11, 2022
WTC Culinary Arts Students Whip Up the Awards at FCCLA Competition

Students from the Wilson Talent Center’s Culinary Arts & Hospitality program won numerous awards at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) state competition held in Midland, Michigan, March 16-18, 2022. Winners from the state competition advance to national competition, which will be held June 29- July 3, 2022 in San Diego, California.

March
March 28, 2022
MDE Names 2022-23 Regional Teachers of the Year

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – In addition to the many roles that they play in their schools, ten Michigan educators have a new title: 2022-23 Regional Teacher of the Year (RTOY). Each of these outstanding educators will also be a finalist for the 2022-23 Michigan Teacher of the Year (MTOY).

 

March 24, 2022
Webinar Series To Assist Teachers With Comprehensive History Instruction

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) is hosting a webinar series in collaboration with higher education institutions, cultural centers, and the 12 federally recognized tribes of Michigan that form the Confederation of Michigan Tribal Education Departments to assist Michigan educators with teaching comprehensive history.