The EUPISD Newsletter is published monthly to share the work we are doing with our students, teachers, administrators and community. Click on the most recent date to view the current newsletter, or other dates to view previously published editions of the EUPISD Newsletter.
March 2023 Newsletter
March is Reading Month! Most of our schools’ staff focus extra effort on fun activities during the month to encourage students to read. But literacy instruction and support happen all year long. Why is March a special focus on reading? March was originally designated as Reading Month to honor Dr. Seuss’ birthday, but it has grown across the nation as an intentional way to focus on reading, whether for information or for entertainment. What are you reading currently? Find a good book and spend some extra time this month reading.
March is also a time to celebrate employees. The first Friday of March is designated as National Employee Appreciation Day. This day was created in 1995 by Dr. Bob Nelson, who authored 1,001 Ways to Reward Employees. Our employees are very gifted individuals. Regardless of job function or work location, thank you to all EUPISD employees for making a difference every day! You are appreciated!
February 2023 Newsletter
February is designated as CTE Month. Our region continues to develop and expand career and technical education opportunities for our students supported by our regional CTE millage. Currently, there are twenty-one CTE programs for our EUP students to attend. The classes include Business Administration, Accounting/Finance, Digital Business, Financial Marketing, Education, Natural Resources, Cybersecurity, Welding Technology, Small Engine Repair-Marine, Mechatronics & Robotics, Woodworking-Cabinetry, & Furniture, Construction Technology, Health Sciences, Law Enforcement, Drafting, Machine Tool Technology and Automotive. We’re excited to support the continued growth of opportunities for our students!
January 2023 Newsletter
Happy New Year! We’re almost half-way through this school year. How are you feeling about the year? New Year’s is often a period of reflection and refocusing for many of us. As we return to school after the holiday, our students benefit from getting back into school routines. Our schools provide a safe, nurturing environment for our students. The relationships we have with our students provide the foundation for an effective learning environment. They don’t care what you know until they know you care, right? I encourage all of you to reflect on the practices and experiences over the last semester. What has worked well? What has not worked so well? Let’s be intentional in our interactions with our students and co-workers and make 2023 the best possible year!
Take a moment this month to thank a school board member. January is School Board Appreciation Month. Our board members are responsible for making policies that govern our districts. Board members are tasked with carrying out the state’s education obligations, but at the local level. School boards often face tough decisions, typically without much thanks for their voluntary service. To all our school board members, thank you for your service to our students, schools, and communities!
December 2022 Newsletter
We have so many great things going on in our region! Did you know that one of our local school districts is building housing? Housing is an extreme need in the EUP, and often impacts employers’ ability to hire and place new employees.
Les Cheneaux Community Schools is partnering with the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians to build housing in the area. On land purchased by the Sault Tribe, the Geometry in Construction class is building a small house. The intent is for a class to build one house a year. The Geometry in Construction class is taught by Scott Barr and Jessica Derenzy, and includes sophomores from Les Cheneaux Community Schools. This is a great utilization of the regional CTE millage. Local community members are sharing their expertise and teaching plumbing and electrical processes, providing insight into more trades.
What great work by our students, local community members and CTE programming! What a great partnership between our schools and the Sault Tribe!
Please take time this month to breathe and enjoy the season! I wish each of you a peaceful December!
November 2022 Newsletter
What a positive start to our school year! I’m so thankful to see our students coming together around the
region. We had a great turn out of our local schools for CTE Manufacturing Day and the Holocaust
speaker. Seeing our students and the normalcy of Halloween parades, Homecoming celebrations and
sporting events makes me so thankful! The ability to return to in-person training for staff also brings me
I am extremely thankful for all our staff at the EUPISD and in our local districts. Thank you for being a
critical partner in educating our students! As we celebrate this month of thankfulness, I hope each of
you has a wonderful Thanksgiving!