Distinctive Schools Michigan celebrated Special Education teachers in style for Teacher Appreciation Week with a luncheon and gifts! What an awesome event for these incredible educators! We're so grateful for ALL of our teachers and staff!
We are so excited to celebrate School Nurse Day! Our nurses always go above and beyond to care for our students and we could not be more grateful! Nurses- thank you for all the knowledge, skill and compassion you bring to our schools, today we celebrate YOU!
Distinctive Schools Challenges you to "ROLL IN TO WIN"! May 9th - June 9th every student that is PRESENT, ON TIME in school for the FULL DAY will be entered into our raffle to win a chance at our first place prize of a $250 gift card, second place prize $50 gift card or a third place prize $25 gift card. Remember we are always better together! We are looking forward to seeing all of those smiling faces on Monday and everyday as we ROLL IN TO WIN!
Wishing a wonderful Mother’s Day this weekend to all of our Distinctive moms, moms-to-be, mother figures, grandmothers and those who are simply grateful for their own moms – we thank you for the integral role you play in raising and educating the next generation of leaders, scholars and creatives.
Our students love playing soccer in gym class! Go kids go!
Great participation from students learning reading comprehension!
This is a FAVORITE week for Distinctive Schools, as this week we are celebrating the incredible teachers who help our scholars to GROW! Wishing you all a very happy Teacher Appreciation Week! #TeacherAppreciationWeek #BeDistinctive
Distinctive Schools Michigan – we want to hear from you! Which calendar option do you prefer for the 2022-23 school year? Let us know here: https://bit.ly/DSMI_Calendar2223_feedback by 5pm this Friday!
Today is Administrative Professionals Day! We are so happy to celebrate all of our amazing Distinctive Schools Administrative Professionals, thank you for all the hard work and care you put into making sure our campuses run smoothly. We appreciate you!
Happy Earth Day from Distinctive Schools! We are committed to helping our students learn about sustainability and protecting our planet. What are some ways you and your family show love to our environment? 🌳❤️
We’re updating our masking policy, effective April 25, 2022, Distinctive Schools (DS) Michigan schools will implement a mask optional policy. While this means masks will no longer be required inside school buildings, they will still be highly recommended. Temporary masking may be required upon return to school for positive individuals or others under the local health department guidelines. As always, if your child feels sick, stay home.
Today is National Paraprofessional Day! The work our paraprofessionals do is so important – to ensure that students of all abilities have what they need to succeed. We thank you for all you contribute to our learning environments! We celebrate incredible, supportive, thoughtful educators every day – and especially today! We appreciate you, Distinctive Schools Paraprofessionals!
Happy National Assistant Principals Week! Assistant Principals, this week is all about YOU! Thank you for your dedication and leadership, as work to keep our schools running smoothly, every single day. We cannot say it enough – you are all #ALLin, and you mean so much to all of us. From the bottom of our hearts – thank you!
Happy #SELday everyone! SEL or Social Emotional Learning is extremely important to our mission at Distinctive Schools. When students understand their emotional health, they grow as individuals both in their academics and daily life. Shout out to our partners @Move_ThisWorld for their amazing SEL curriculum and thank you to caresolace24_7 for making the first steps in getting support even easier!
This week is National School Social Work Week and we are celebrating our amazing Social Workers! Thank you for partnering with students, families, and staff to ensure our communities are safe, warm, welcoming environments for all! We appreciate you!
Celebrate – Honor – REFLECT Today is the final day of Black History Month. We close with a quote from the always inspiring author, novelist, playwright, poet, activist, and brilliant mind of James Baldwin, “History, as nearly no one seems to know, is not merely something to be read. And it does not refer merely, or even principally, to the past. On the contrary…” Let his words serve as a reminder that history is being written now, as we carry it in our hearts, we celebrate, honor, reflect. Black history is everyday.
Dr. Gholdy Muhammad is an educator, curriculum designer & author of Cultivating Genius: An Equity Framework for Culturally and Historically Responsive Literacy. As we reflect on how we as educators can strive to #CultivateGenius, Dr. Muhammad’s texts have been so inspiring! Her work has provided an incredible framework for how we REFLECT on curriculum and analyze texts.
Celebrate – HONOR – Reflect Marva Collins, famous Educator, Chicago native, and education pioneer, is someone whose life and work are held in high HONOR. Marva Collins worked to serve students with a focus on teaching and reaching the whole child. As an educator, including in developing a whole-child model and philosophy, Collins ensured that strong teaching and learning take place every single day – she is an amazing example of passion and dedication; she is a testament to the impact a teacher can have.
Remote Learning Day! Due to inclement weather, our campus building will temporarily close on Friday, February 18, 2022. Check your email for next steps and updates. Be safe, stay warm, and log in to learn remotely with us!
There is no one way to be kind, there are infinite ways! Do what you can today to make someone’s day. Being Distinctive means being kind – what can you do today where you are, with what you have to #MakeKindnessTheNorm? #RandomActsofKindness #BeDistinctive