From Monroe News Facebook Page: Dundee Elementary School teachers and staff surprised administrators Principal August Ost and Assistant Principal Amanda Plum Friday with a caravan parade of cheer. These photos were on the front page of the 5.11.20 edition of The Monroe News. (Monroe News photos by TOM HAWLEY)
Congratulations to Dundee Elementary and Dundee Middle School for earning "Reward School" status for the 2018-2019 school year! We are pleased with of all of our students and staff in each of our buildings for the progress they have made, but we are not done yet. We are Viking Strong and will continue to grow! #RowLikeVikings
The Monroe News featured a story on Dundee Community Schools' efforts to ensure all students have access to a nutritious breakfast and lunch during the state mandated school closure that began on March 16.
Superintendent of Dundee Community Schools, Edward Manuszak, represented the community and state of Michigan as a leader in Early Childhood Education and Learning and was invited to help facilitate this national meeting that brought together the Office of Head Start and 13 school districts from 11 states to discuss how to transition our youngest learners from Head Start classrooms to Public Schools Kindergarten classrooms. 90% of a child's brain develops by the time that they are five years old so it is imperative that we work together with agencies to have the most equipped and prepared students ready to enter our schools. Mr. Manuszak gave a update about the work that is occurring in Dundee Community Schools and from the work he leads nationally as co-chair of the AASA Early Learning Cohort team.
Great article through 13abc News on the dedicated food service and transportation staff making sure our students are fed while we are off. Read the full article:
Superintendent Edward Manuszak is a featured author in the Michigan Association of Superintendents and Administrator's (MASA's) quarterly magazine, Leader. In his article, "Why Should Early Learning Matter Most?" Mr. Manuszak shares how elementary principals across the nation report a striking lack confidence in their knowledge of early childhood education (defined as birth through age 8), and that superintendents' knowledge is likely even less. Yet, the most growth development occurs in a child's brain from birth through age 5. Mr. Manuszak goes on to share how Dundee is collaborating with districts across Monroe County to connect with young families to ensure quality learning opportunities are available prior to enrolling in kindergarten.
Dundee Community Schools is pleased to announce the national recognition of Superintendent Manuszak who is featured in the March 2020 edition of AASA's monthly magazine, School Administrator. Mr. Manusak's profile is highlighted in the article "Starting Young and Staying Young" where he shares his passion for education while advocating for our earliest learners.
AASA is the national association for school superintendents. Mr. Manuszak is an active member of the organization and a co-chair of its Early Learning Cohort.
Our district newsletter for all to read to catch up on all district news.
Check out this video from 13abc WTVG TV.