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5-9-17 A Message from the Superintendent

Dear Northville School Families, Staff and Community Members,

Spring in the air and the end of the school year is just around the corner! I want to take this opportunity to share updates in a number of areas and draw your attention to some of the great things happening in our schools. In particular, I encourage you to take advantage of the many opportunities to provide input into the district’s facilities and programming for the future, as well as enjoy the many school events and programs taking place over the next several weeks celebrating the many talents of our students and teachers.

With this in mind, I also want to take one more opportunity to remind school parents, staff and community members of the Community Engagement Session taking place tomorrow (Wednesday, May 10, 2017), from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Meads Mill Middle School 16700 Franklin Road, Northville. The Community Engagement Session, the second of two, is being hosted by the district’s Facility Review/Bond Study Committee comprised of 29 district stakeholders including students, teachers, principals, parents, staff and community members. The Study Committee’s charge is to review, analyze, and provide input into a plan for upgrading the district’s educational facilities and improving the learning environment for students and teachers.

The important insights gained through the Community Engagement Sessions are expanding on the Study Committee’s analysis and helping clarify the priorities for our students, staff and community. The school environment, where teaching and learning take place, is a critical ingredient in providing a quality education. Your participation in these sessions provides an opportunity to help create a vision for the district’s facilities and programs for the future. The session will be interactive, informative and structured to allow everyone to contribute.  For more information, see the latest edition of my “A Message from the Superintendent” e-newsletter attached.

Along with information about the district’s Facility Review/Bond Study initiative, this issue of my newsletter also includes news about other important issues impacting Northville Public Schools, reminders of several upcoming opportunities, and items celebrating some of the incredible work of our students, teachers and staff every day in our classrooms and across our community. I hope you'll take a few moments to click around to the topics of interest to you, listed on the left side of the first page – and at the bottom of this message. The newsletter also is available on our website (click here).

I also want to invite you to join me for coffee and informal conversation at my next Superintendent Community Coffee on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, from 6:30-7:45 p.m. at the Board of Education Office, 501 West Main Street in Northville. 

We have much to be proud of as we continue to work toward providing the best possible educational experiences for all of our students. Best wishes to all our students, teachers, staff and families for a great rest of the school year. 

Mary Kay Gallagher


Topics at a Glance:

Addressing Facility and Program Needs for 21st Century Learning 

Community Engagement Session – May 10th 

Winchester Achieves Lighthouse School Status 

STEAM Fair – Dream It. Create It. Play It. Behind the Fun! 

Now Enrolling the Class of 2030 

Registration Open for Summer School Programs 

Happy 50th Birthday Moraine! 

District Earns ‘AA-‘ Rating from S&P Global 

Points of Pride from Across the District

Thank You Teachers, Staff and School Nurses! 

Non-Discrimination Policy 

Coffee with the Superintendent