Created by the legislature in 1962, Clare-Gladwin Regional Education Service District (RESD) is one of 56 intermediate school districts in Michigan.
CGRESD helps the five local school districts in Clare and Gladwin counties with programs and services that are best provided on a regional basis - those that are highly specialized or those that are more cost-efficient to do together.
Greeting cards are a staple of the season, and this year, CGRESD asked students at the Area School to pitch in with ours. Twenty-seven students submitted holiday art, and after a flash poll of CGRESD staff and friends, five favorites were chosen to be included in our card, which you can view here. But the submissions were so good, we couldn't resist publishing all the entries here. Take a look, and enjoy a safe and restful holiday season.
RIGHT PLACE, RIGHT TIME: New CTE Director is Ready to Work
(CLARE) – For new Clare-Gladwin Career & Technical Education Program Director Sandra Russell, it’s all about timing.
Russell officially joined the CTE staff at the Clare-Gladwin Regional Education Service District in early July. She comes to the organization at an exciting juncture for CTE, following voters’ approval of a dedicated CTE millage this spring. Both the short-term program improvements and the long-term potential were enticing to Russell. (MORE)
June 22, 2016
(CLARE) – For all the emotions on full display at the Clare-Gladwin Area School’s annual graduation ceremonies – joy, hope, pride – it’s still, as much as anything, about celebration. The students and staff at the school know how to have fun, and it showed at the school’s recent commencement. (MORE)
The annual Turn-Around Achievement Awards honoring local high school students are never short of emotion, and this year’s ceremony was no exception. Students, teachers and families alike laughed, cried and celebrated as they shared stories of overcoming tremendous personal obstacles to achieve academic success. (MORE)
On May 3, voters in Clare and Gladwin Counties approved a 1-mill, 10-year millage to fund the CGRESD's Career & Technical Education program. CGRESD Superintendent Sheryl Presler issued this statement:
"We are excited by the new possibilities for CTE students that have been assured by voters today, and grateful for their faith in the program which has had such a dramatic impact on the careers of thousands of our local high school students. We were fortunate to utilize the expertise and elbow grease of staff and volunteers in each of our five local school districts to ensure voters across the two counties had a keen understanding of CTE and its importance to our schools, communities and employers. We are profoundly grateful for all who helped with the information campaign.
With the assurance of financial stability for the CTE program, we can now go about the business of making long-overdue improvements to our existing classes, as well as implementing in-demand new ones. We will offer both Welding and Business Management for the upcoming school year, as well as begin the process of establishing a permanent home for our Construction Trades program and providing financial relief to local school districts as it relates to transportation costs and tuition. We also want stakeholders to rest assured we'll continue our valuable dialogue with local employers, striving to meet their workplace needs with well-trained, motivated young workers.
The future for CTE students is bright and loaded with potential, and whether they go to college, go to work or both, our students will enter those chapters of their lives on solid footing and with marketable skills they can use the rest of their lives."
CTE's Culinary Arts students prepared and served lunches for the Harrison Middle School Eighth Grade Girls Luncheon on Friday. This formal luncheon is an annual event hosted at Mid-Michigan Community College and sponsored by the Harrison Women’s Association.
Culinary Arts Students Provide Snacks for CGRSD Board
Feb. 2, 2016
(CLARE) – Clare-Gladwin CTE Culinary Arts students prepared healthy treats for the CGRESD Board of Education meeting on Jan. 27 as part of School Board Recognition Month. "We greatly appreciate our board members," said CA Instructor Heidi Rocha, "and how they are so supportive of our students."
CTE Students Earn ASE Auto Certification
Feb. 2, 2016
(CLARE) – Twenty-three Auto Technology students recently gained certification through the Automotive Service Excellence test for electrical and electronic systems. More than 80 percent of the high school students, enrolled through the Clare-Gladwin Regional Education Service District’s Career & Technology Education program, passed the test to achieve certification.
The CTE Auto Tech students took the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) test for electrical/electronic systems in early January. Instructor Rich Hollister was impressed with the results.
CGRESD’S Career & Technical Education Students Honored
Jan. 15, 2016
(CLARE) – The Clare-Gladwin Regional Education Service District’s Career & Technical Education program has announced its Students of the Month for December.