Wyoming Schools Middle College Orientation Underway (Photos)

wyoming public schools middle college orientation

In March of this year, Grand Rapids Community College and Wyoming Public Schools (WPS) signed letter of intent that created a middle college program for the fall of 2012 at Wyoming High School.  These photos come to us courtesy of GRCC’s Media Technologies Department which is capturing video of the process.

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According to the agreement, the vision of the middle college partnership is to provide the opportunity for participating students to earn both a high school diploma and an associate of arts degree in four years.   Wyoming Middle College students will begin in their sophomore year and complete the program after an extended year of classes.   Students will be “dual-enrolled” in high school and college courses, with tuition for the college courses paid for by WPS as part of the district’s per pupil state funding.

Wyoming Middle College – with students being able to earn an associate of arts degree by starting in 10th grade – will be the first such program in the region, and the 26th early/middle college statewide.

Learning Opportunity From Staff Development – Building Accountability and Deciding how to Decide

Staff Development is pleased to invite Kathy Pyatt back to facilitate the last session of our summer Leadership and Communication series. Kathy is a personal management coach and training facilitator working with individuals and teams to improve performance. She is experienced in helping individuals understand their natural gifts and identify their blind spots to improve work performance. She is also experienced in improving team dynamics by helping groups that work together understand and appreciate differences, and solve personality conflicts to make the team more productive. Kathy is particularly adept at working with teams in crisis, as well as with people from other cultures. Please reserve your seat for this session at grcc.edu/currentlearning or call ext. 4285.

Building Accountability and Deciding How to Decide
Tues August 7, 2012 | 2-4:00 PM | Room 207 Sneden Hall

This session defines ‘accountability’ and through exercises and discussion, helps participants understand the problems around lack of accountability, as well as ways they can improve upon their skills of holding others more accountable. The second part of the course covers the importance of deciding how a decision will be made within a group (Command, Consult, Vote, and Consensus).

Closing of Lyon St. Ramp for Cleaning

The Lyon Street Ramp – Student Section – will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, August 6 & 7 for cleaning.

People who park in the Staff Section should park AWAY from the cables in the middle due to the cleaning solution that might splash on vehicles if they are parked there.

The STAFF SECTION will be closed Wednesday and Thursday, August 8 & 9.  All Staff and tenants who park in that section should park in the Student Section.  Entrance is off of Bostwick Avenue.  The gates will be raised so there should be no problem with entering and exiting.

Should anyone have questions regarding this ramp closure, please call Connie Crumpton-Armijo at x4011.

Thank you for your cooperation.