Lawrence Public Schools Superintendent John Overley introduced Lawrence Elementary teacher Misty Balkema to Lawrence Elementary students last week as one of four finalists for state Teacher of the Year. Balkema, a fifth and sixth grade social studies teacher, has been with the district since 2007. Balkema will travel to Lansing April 19, where the selection process will include interviews with the finalists. Overley said it is a ‘remarkable accomplishment,” as he praised Balkema.
Join the students involved in the Early Childhood Careers Program, FCCLA Leadership, at the Van Buren Intermediate Technology Center on the evening of Thursday, February 21st for a 1 mile walk around Lawrence.
The walk will begin at Technology Center at 6:00pm, luminaries, bracelets, ribbons and t-shirts will be available for sale ahead of time and the evening of the walk. There will also be a small ceremony, the walk, lighting of the Sky Lanterns and refreshments.
For more information please contact Susan Yerrick with the Early Childhood Careers & Education Program at the Van Buren Intermediate School District at 269-674-8001 X5278
|Monday, October 22, 20126:30-8:30 P.M.
Van Buren ISD Conference Center
490 South Paw Paw Street
Lawrence, MI 49064
On November 6, Michigan citizens will vote on SIX state-wide ballot proposals-more than any election in the past 30 years. Five of them would amend the Michigan State Constitution. Do you know which proposals will appear on the state-wide ballot? Do you know what it will mean if each proposal is passed or defeated?
MSU Extension is hosting a Ballot Proposal Forum to provide factual, unbiased information on each proposal and to provide the opportunity for participants to discuss the proposals with other citizens and with MSU policy experts. To read 100-word summaries of each of the proposals, visit the Citizen’s Research Councils website: http://www.crcmich.org/election/index.html.
The forum is free, but registration is required at: www.events.anr.msu.edu.