One of the more hot-button issues in Lansing this year has become the status of “sanctuary cities” in Michigan, and Rep. Jim Lower, R-Cedar Lake, finds himself at the center of the issue.
It’s been almost a full school year since Montabella Elementary School introduced the Journey Reading Series, and it has been well-received overall. The new curriculum was adopted with hopes of improving literacy in the elementary school and thus increasing test scores.
Not much listening took place during a Thursday night “listening session” hosted by Congressman John Moolenaar.
Nearly 900 people packed Central Michigan University’s Warriner Hall to hear from the Republican representative for Michigan’s 4th District, which encompasses 15 counties.
Being involved in robotics has helped Kalvin Quackenbush with his grades and direction after high school graduation. “This program kind of led me where I wanted to go, which is electrical engineering or robotic engineering,” said Quackenbush, a Montabella High School junior and the head electrician of Mustangs Robotics.
As State Rep. Jim Lower, R-Cedar Lake, walked the hallways of Montabella Elementary School, he gets a chance to see what administrators, teachers and students experience there on a daily basis.
Moolenaar, R-Midland, is the representative of the 4th District, which includes Montcalm County (minus Eureka Township), as well as Gratiot, Isabella and Mecosta counties, among others. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the 4th District is the second-most rural district in the state, second only to the 1st District, which contains the entirety of the Upper Peninsula.
A portrait of Theodore Roosevelt and a bust of Thomas Jefferson are prominently displayed in the downtown Lansing office of Michigan State House Rep. Jim Lower. There’s nothing random about Lower and his approach to being a state representative.
“There’s reason and purpose to literally everything I do,” he says.
Montabella Community Schools Board of Education members graded Superintendent Shelly Millis’ performance after reviewing student test scores.
Both Montabella and its superintendent received their annual evaluations during Monday night’s board meeting.
EDMORE— Montabella Junior/Senior High School is following suit with neighboring school districts by introducing a sex education curriculum aimed at special education students. In January, the Montcalm Area Intermediate School District (MAISD) was awarded a Sexual Risk Avoidance Education Grant for schools within Montcalm County. “Montcalm (Area) ISD asked schools if they were interested in [...]
After grabbing their lunch boxes and lunch trays, six Montabella Elementary School kindergarten and first-grade students headed down the hall to the library to eat their lunch together. The lunch group is part of Montabella Community School’s LINKS Program, which is a peer-to-peer program to support students with autism. Montabella currently has LINKS programs in kindergarten through ninth grade.