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Equip for Success

Equip for Success

Jim Walter Superintendent Clare Schools Life is full of hard things. And I do mean full of them! Learning to walk, growing up, becoming a good friend or even a…

Depression & Anxiety

Depression & Anxiety

Jim Walter, Superintendent Clare Public Schools More and more we’re learning about the pressures our teenagers face, regardless of their demographic group, in our middle & high schools and in…

Evaluating Our Schools

Evaluating Our Schools

In the wee hours of the night in late December, the Michigan Legislature passed a bill that will require each school to receive a letter grade of A-F not later…

Responsibility, a time- traveling pursuit

Responsibility, a time- traveling pursuit

I recently had the pleasure to sit with two former educators for a while and discuss some matters pertaining to CPS.  It was a good discussion, each of us gaining…

The Things That Matter Most.

The Things That Matter Most.

“Lucky” doesn’t begin to describe my childhood. Oh, my parents weren’t perfect, but my family life was as good as it could be. Mom and dad “got it.” They valued…

Positive relationships

Positive relationships

You don’t have to be a clinical researcher to understand the power of positive relationships and their influence on student achievement…but researchers do confirm it!  The involved relationships between parent…

October is National Principals’ Month

October is  National Principals’ Month

October is National Principals Month. Other than the classroom teacher, who is the most frequently mentioned adult at your child’s school? Of course, it is often the principal. But few…

The promise of a new year

The promise of a new year

As silly as it may sound, one of the great things about the start of a new school year is the shine on our floors…the result of tireless work of…

School days are coming

School days are coming

Don’t look now, but summer is passing quickly and the start of school is within sight. For students, we begin on Monday, August 27th with a half day. As is…

Proud to be a Pioneer

Proud to be a Pioneer

The buildings are pretty quiet these summer days.  Sure, there are camps taking place here and there on campus, and there’s activity preparing the buildings and grounds for the 2018-2019…

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