AMA Teacher Consultant, Danielle Hoggard, read her very own children's book in Mrs. Setcoski's 2nd grade class at Besser Elementary to honor March is Reading Month. The class received a signed copy of the book written by her called, "A Hat Just Like That." #beAMAzing
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Ashlie O'Connor AMAESD's Instructional Technology and Data Specialist supporting #MACUL23 as a board member for the next three days. MACUL is the 4th largest educational technology conference in the nation. #beAMAzing.
Integrated General Ed and Special Ed Expertise. #bettertogether #beAMAzing #Michiganliteracy @teucktrucks
School Social Work Week 31N School Social Work Team Thank you for all you do!
School Social Work Week March 5-11, 2023 Thank you for all you do!
K-3 Classroom Libraries Session 5 happened this week and involved our teachers learning about strategies to build "kids book knowledge" as well as daily routines that promote students as developing readers who WANT to read. So many books! So much fun! #beAMAzing #michiganliteracy
The AMA Great Start Collaborative Book Bike is finally here! We will be working on Pop-Up style distributions this summer. This project had equity in mind to reach families in their neighborhoods or favorite locations in a fun, approachable way. While the Book Bike bell may be less exciting than the ice-cream truck, we'll be serving up the joy of reading and connecting families to literacy and community resources! #beAMAzing #Michiganliteracy
Every kid is one caring adult away from being a success story! #beAMAzing
Tonight we partnered with the Alpena County Children’s Librarian to begin the book selection process for our Classroom Library Makeover Series. Teachers were given access to a catalog full of over 2000 amazing book titles to choose from📖 #beAMAzing #Michiganliteracy
More bookshevles have arrived for our AMA Classroom Library Makeover Series! Thank you once again Alpena Public Schools CTE students for your partnership and talented craftsmanship. We love the newly added AMA logo! #beAMAzing #Michiganliteracy
Happy New Year!
Guest reading was a blast in Manning’s Sanborn classroom! #STARS #AMAzing
Some of our staff were able to gather for a holiday lunch today at Mangos. We want to wish all of our staff and our entire school family love and joy this holiday season. #beAMAzing
The AMA Central Office will be closed to the public from Friday, December 23 until Monday, January 2. The office will reopen for normal business hours on Tuesday, January 3.
Alpena Public Schools will be closed on Wednesday 12/14 and Thursday 12/15 due to the volume of students and staff currently out due to illness. Pied Piper and ECSE at Lincoln will be OPEN.
Substitutes are needed in multiple areas. Pied Piper School needs substitute custodians, paraprofessionals, and teachers. Complete the application at willsub.com. Part-time/flexible hours. $14.50/hour ***NEW - Substitutes may be eligible for the Career Kickstart Incentive. ESS is excited to offer the new Career Kickstart Incentive to help start your career in education. Newly hired ESS staff will be eligible for compensation for some of the costs associated with required school district credentials. Full program details include: -Substitute and permanent staff hired after January 3, 2022 are eligible. -Employees must successfully work 25 days with ESS before December 31, 2022 to qualify for compensation. -Compensation applies to costs for background checks and medical checks, which includes but is not limited to health screening, drug tests, and TB tests. -Maximum compensation of $125 for all applicable credentials. -Receipts of credentialing costs must be provided to Kickstart@ESS.com. -Credentialing compensation will be included on the second paycheck after the employee has worked 25 days, and submitted all applicable receipts. -For questions about the ESS Career Kickstart Incentive, contact us at Kickstart@ESS.com.
The AMA and Pied Piper will be getting new phones for the new year. Here staff are getting a brief overview of the new system by 1010Technology.
New learning alert! Teachers in Atlanta are flexing their book muscles by engaging kids in talking about books. (L) Second grade teacher, Mrs. Jones, carries different books around as she moves about the building. Carrying a book can help to strike up interest and conversation from students. (R) Third grade teacher, Mrs. Krzyszton, helps students to have a space to share the books they are currently reading. What a great way for students to learn about books they may not have seen before. Way to #beAMAzing Atlanta!
Interested in becoming a teacher? The AMA ESD has partnered with 38 other Intermediate School Districts (ISDs) to form an innovative partnership called Talent Together to address the teacher shortage crisis in Michigan. Visit tinyurl.com/3k53zfth to register for information.