The Lenawee Intermediate School (LISD) District Board of Education filled three seats at their regularly scheduled board meeting on Monday, June 5th. Dave Pray (Clinton) and Paula Holtz (Tecumseh) were elected to six year terms beginning July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2029. Dale Wingerd (Clinton), was appointed to fill a vacancy that will run through June 30, 2025.
Andrew Mullins, a high school senior at the JC/LISD Middle College Academy, is combining knowledge from his Natural Resources program at the LISD TECH Center and an interest in serving his small town. Mullins was appointed to the Village of Blissfield Parks and Recreation Board last fall. The advisory board works to help provide safe, welcoming parks and recreation facilities and affordable recreation and cultural opportunities for people of all ages and abilities.
Last month, LISD TECH Center Culinary Arts students presented restaurant concepts and sample menu items as part of a food hall project. Students invited friends, family, LISD staff, and local business leaders in the restaurant field to attend. A food hall is a collection of small restaurants, usually locally-developed concepts, new creations from established chefs, or start-up restauranteurs. Food halls offer a variety of diverse food and beverage items that are often prepared from scratch. Unlike mall food courts that are designed to feed shoppers and support retailers, food courts are their own destinations with little or no retail offerings.
On Thursday, April 6th, 82 local high school students were inducted into the LISD TECH Center chapter of the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) during an evening ceremony. NTHS is an honor society that celebrates and empowers outstanding career and technical education (CTE) students through recognition, networking, and scholarship opportunities.
Three LISD TECH Center students in the Automotive Services Technology (AST) program received the Gary Bettis Tool Box Grant this month. The grants were presented by the Lenawee County Education Foundation (LCEF).
The LISD TECH Center held its second annual Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) pinning ceremony for students in both the Nursing Preparation and the Certified Nurse Aide programs on Tuesday, December 13, 2022. 26 LISD TECH Center students were pinned as part of the ceremony, having met state requirements to earn a CNA certification. One additional student met CNA requirements but was unable to attend.
The Lenawee Intermediate School District (LISD) Board of Education rated LISD Superintendent Mark Haag “Effective” at his annual review during the December Board of Education meeting, scoring at an 85% rate on the Michigan Association of School Board Evaluation instrument for Intermediate School/Educational Service Agency Superintendents. As part of the evaluation, the Board of Education extended Superintendent Haag’s contract by one additional year, now running through December 31, 2025.
LISD TECH Center students celebrated Veterans Day earlier this month through a project designed to honor veterans in Lenawee County. Led by the Nursing Preparation program, students and staff from across LISD TECH Center programs and other LISD classrooms created cards, notes, and various gifts to 84 veterans to recognize their service.