Health Insurance Available for Uninsured Children
There are more than 127,000 uninsured children in Michigan. Most of them are eligible right now for one of the state's two health insurance plans for kids - MIChild or Healthy Kids. A state-wide campaign has been launched to enroll as many uninsured children as possible in one of these plans. Enrolling a child is fast and simple, and the most any family will pay is $10 a month. Enrollment can be done on the Internet or by telephone. On the Internet, click on the link below and follow the instructions or dial 2-1-1.
A child who gets health care in the right place at the right time is better prepared to learn and less likely to develop serious, costly medical conditions. Check out your options today.
Reeths-Puffer Elementary and Central Elementary offer childcare. The cost is $3.75 an hour for a minimum of five (5) hours a week.
Reeths-Puffer Elementary offers all day care from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. for children three years to twelve years of age. Preschool lessons are taught in the morning hours (9:00 to 11:30) with child care the rest of the day.
Central Elementary offers before and after school care - 6:30 to 8:45 a.m. and 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. for children five to twelve years of age.
For more information call 744-6335 x2017.
Reeths-Puffer's Professional Development Program Receives MASB Education Excellence Award
Reeths-Puffer Schools' professional development program has been awarded top honors from the Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB), earning an Education Excellence Award. The award was based on performance in the following areas:
"The Education Excellence Award program recognizes original, innovative programs in various categories that positively affect student achievement in local and intermediate school districts. In the first phase of judging, the top three entries in each category win an Education Excellence Award. In the second phase of the judging, Education Excellence Award winners compete for the heralded Michigan’s Best designation in each category." MASB
Michigan's New High School Graduation Requirements
Holding students to consistent, high standards that will prepare them for the life and global economy they will face is the focus behind Michigan's new high school graduation requirements. Successfully completing these requirements will give your high school graduate a strong foundation for success in higher education and in securing the jobs of the 21st Century. In the short-term, the requirements will prepare your student to pass the Michigan Merit Exam and assist in college admission. For more information on the new graduation requirements.
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