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.
We're thrilled to announce the new app for AMA ESD! It's everything AMA ESD, in your pocket. Download for Android https://bit.ly/3e93wbE Download for iPhone https://apple.co/3ym4pV3
Kellie Dean speaks to the Dean Transportation team here in Alpena as a part of their holiday celebration. Dean provides transportation services for the AMA ESD. #beAMAzing
AMA Business Office supporting the Alpena Operation Holidays Vietnam Veterans Chapter 583. #beAMAzing
National Special Education Day was first observed on December 2, 2005, on the 30th anniversary of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act. The AMA ESD proudly supports Special Education services across our local school districts. #beAMAzing
Parents, guardians, grandparents - join other adults caring for children in their work or home to explore Emotional Intelligence and increase positive impacts in parenting and all relationships. Text "POWER" to 989-250-2907 by December 5th, or use QR on flyer, for our December 6th workshop at Thunder Bay Jr. High.
Proud to host the United Way Christmas Wish drop off at the AMA. #beAMAzing Tomorrow's the last day to drop off! Read below for more information on how you can support this year's campaign! The yearly campaign matches hundreds of children’s gift requests with generous donors who agree to fulfill the Christmas Wish List received. Donors who want to be matched with a child or a family in need can contact Catherine Abraham, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 586-703-4019. Monetary donations are also needed to purchase unfulfilled gifts or food and can be mailed in or dropped off at the United Way office in Alpena. For additional information or questions, call 989-354-2221.
Thankful for the STAR program! #hillmanRTI #beAMAzing
Thanks to our AMA Great Start Collaborative partners, with the Northeast Birth to Five Literacy Network, Jim Gill is once again visiting the Alpena area! Join Jim at the Alpena Library, December 16th from 6pm to 7pm to sing along and watch your child "dance anyway they want to." Engaging in song with children builds early literacy! #AMAGSCTalkReadSing
Come see Pied Piper at the Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, December 3 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Alpena High School Gymnasium!