Kearsley partnering with University of Michigan
to provide students with health services
We have exciting news to share with you! Kearsley Community Schools is partnering with the Regional Alliance for Healthy Schools (RAHS) at Michigan Medicine to offer supplemental health services to SCHOOL-AGE STUDENTS within the Kearsley school district and community at large. The program will provide physical and mental health services, along with support and education on matters ranging from insurance to wellness, prevention and substance abuse.
Funded through a grant, RAHS will establish and operate a comprehensive health center at Kearsley High School. Services will be available to patients with or without insurance. Patients will be able to access the service through an outside entrance, so they do not need to enter the high school.
This partnership aligns with the district’s continued commitment to the health and well-being of students and the community. The center is provided at no cost to the district. RAHS provides services for uninsured and insured patients.
We anticipate that the health center will be up and running in late spring 2017. Please click on the link above for more information.
If you have any questions, call me (591-7611) or District Nurse Nicole Cameron (591-3506). RAHS representatives also will be answering questions at the the Meet the Teams event at 7 p.m. March 28 in the KHS gym; Fiedler's Family Reading Night from 5-6:30 p.m. March 30 and at Kindergarten Round-up from 2-4 p.m. on April 26 at Weston.
Girl bowlers win state championship!
Congratulations to the girls' bowling team for winning its fourth consecutive state championship. It was the fifth of six championships won by the bowlers. Kearsley became the first school in the 14-year history of the Michigan High School Athletic Association Bowling to win four straight titles. Congratulations to Coach Ploof and team members Imari Blond, Emma Boychuk, Karlee Griffin, Barb Hawes, Alexis Roof, Samantha Timm and Mary Wheeler!
Along with the success of the girls' bowling team, the boys' bowling team won a regional championship. It was the fourth consecutive one for the boys.
The bowlers join the cheerleaders who are celebrating their Flint Metro League Cheer championship. In addition, Coach Carrie Seymour was named league Coach of the Year!
The KHS wrestlers earned their second consecutive Flint Metro League wrestling championship in February. The last time the wrestling program won back-to-back league titles was in 1991 and 1992. Coach Luther Brown also was named league Coach of the Year for the third year in a row. Congratulations!
Substitute teachers and bus drivers are needed
The Kearsley School District needs substitute teachers, bus drivers and substitute bus drivers. For more information about substitute teaching, call PESG at (866) 782-7277. For more information about driving bus, call Ronda at (810) 591-7622.
Kindergarten round-up scheduled for April
Parents wishing to register their child(ren) for kindergarten can do so from 10 a.m.-noon and 1:15-4 p.m. April 26; 1-7 p.m. April 27 and/or 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 29 at Weston Elementary, 2499 Cashin St., Burton. Be sure to bring students' original birth certificate, Social Security number, shot record and three proofs (any mail with your name and address on it) that you live in the Kearsley district. For more information, call (810) 591-8483.
Dial 2-1-1 for a community resource specialist
Central Michigan 2-1-1 connects people with agencies/organizations that provide water, food, clothing, education, counseling, health care, shelter, support groups, employment, legal aid, public safety, utility assistance, transportation, mental health services and more.
To contact Michigan 2-1-1, 24 hours per day, seven days per week, dial 2-1-1 or go to www.mi211.org.
A community resource specialist will discuss callers’ needs and give information and/or referrals that callers can contact for assistance.