EUPISD Newsletter

  • 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.

  • June 2023 Newsletter

    June 2023 Newsletter

    Congratulations to our graduates of the Class of 2023! It is so exciting to see the students achieve their goals (whether it’s preschool, kindergarten, middle school, high school, or Project Search graduation)! Thank you to all of you who have worked with and supported our students across the region. Your commitment to our students is a major driver for the long-term success of our kids!

    As our school year draws to a close, take time to reflect on what you have accomplished and learned this year. What brings you most joy over the year? Of what are you most proud? Often, we forget to celebrate the great or small works that are part of our daily lives. I believe that we need to reflect on the year, take note of work to carry to the next year, and have a great big celebration of what has been accomplished.

    I am very pleased to celebrate that the new EUPISD Learning Center in Kincheloe has officially opened! Many of our staff have moved into the renovated RJ Wallis building. Our students will begin attending for summer school. An official opening ceremony will be held in August. This transition has been a multi-year process. It is exciting to see our new home for many of our staff and our students.

    Have a great end to the school year! I hope each of you has a wonderful, relaxing summer! Be well!

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  • May 2023 Newsletter

    May 2023 Newsletter


    It’s May 1st and there is a huge snowstorm projection for much of the UP! I don’t know about you, but the year seemed to fly by from January to May. The last few weeks of the school year are always a whirlwind of activities. Remember to breathe – take a walk and enjoy the season – even if Mother Nature is confused!

    I was excited to see the House and Senate proposed budgets for the next year. Each proposal has significant investments identified for education. Of significance, both proposals recommend funding special education at 100% of actual costs! This would be a major increase and our students will benefit immensely. The next phase is the consideration of these proposals, the governor’s proposal, and adoption of a budget. Let you legislators know how we appreciate the increased investment in our students!

    National Teacher Appreciation Week is May 8 – 12, 2023. We extend this week to include all educators, regardless of position in our schools. Every single school employee can make a difference to our children. Thank you for doing your best every day! You never know what a smile, or comment, might mean to our students, or your colleagues. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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  • April 2023 Newsletter

    April 2023 Newsletter

    Right before spring break, I had the opportunity to serve as a judge for the FIRST Robotics Competition at LSSU. I was immensely impressed with the students, staff and volunteers who made up the forty teams competing. If you have never been to a robotics competition, I encourage you to attend, or volunteer. The sportsmanship, creativity, and engineering exhibited are truly awe-inspiring. Congratulations to Team #4392 - The Deceivers (Brimley Area Schools) for winning this event and receiving the Judges’ Award; to Team #4988 – Yooper Troopers (Les Cheneaux Community Schools) for being awarded the Team Sustainability Award; and to Team #5706 – Tahquamenon Phenomenon (Tahquamenon Area Schools) for receiving the Team Spirit Award.

    We are excited that the new EUPISD Learning Center is nearing completion. The renovation of the old R.J. Wallis building in Kincheloe will provide a new home for our regional special education center, currently housed in Rudyard Area Schools. Our special education staff will be moving to the new facility this month, as well as some of our business office staff. Our goal is to have our students in the new building by May 1st, pending final renovations and inspections. A birth-three years childcare facility is projected to open in the fall. An open house will be announced for later this summer. Happy spring!

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  • March 2023 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!

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  • February 2023 Newsletter

    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!

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