Pirates! The Musical!
Creekside's 5th & 6th grade choir students wowed audience members, on May 9th, with their energetic performance of "Pirates! The Musical". The performance, which took place in Dexter high school's beautiful CPA, featured 165 students singing, acting and dancing on stage.… Click image for more info ...
Bates Art and Eat
Students enjoy craft time at the annual Bates Art and Eat event.… Click image for more info ...
DHS students lend a helping hand
DHS students work together supporting the Kids Against Hunger event on May 4th… Click image for more info ...
The 2013 Senior Survivors were: Lt. Blue: Alex Reich, Megan Flocken Dk. Blue: Nate Nuttle, Payton Lakey Gold: Greg Osberg, Valerie Manners Purple: JP Birmingham, Bailey Mayrand Green: AJ Sterlitz, Sarah Keen Maroon: Sean Coast, Daniela Gomez The Green team, consisting of Sarah Keen and AJ… Click image for more info ...
2013 Senior Survivor
The 2013 Senior Survivors were: Lt. Blue: Alex Reich, Megan Flocken Dk. Blue: Nate Nuttle, Payton Lakey Gold: Greg Osberg, Valerie Manners Purple: JP Birmingham, Bailey Mayrand Green: AJ Sterlitz, Sarah Keen Maroon: Sean Coast, Daniela Gomez The Green team, consisting of Sarah Keen and… Click image for more info ...
Superintendent Search Update
On Monday, May 6, 2013, the Board of Education unanimously voted to continue the Superintendent selection process with Dr. Chris Timmis, Superintendent at Adrian Public Schools.
While this is somewhat unusual to go through the interview and selection process with only one candidate, Board members reviewed the entire list of over 30 other applicants with our consultant from Michigan Leadership Institute, Mike Wilmot, and concluded that Dr. Timmis was really the only candidate that might fit the culture in Dexter and meet our leadership needs.
Dr. Timmis will go through a thorough review and interview process similar to what Dexter has done in the past so that he can meet with all stakeholder groups in the district. We will take feedback from all those groups and will culminate the process with a formal public interview, after which the Board will consider all input and make a decision to either select Dr. Timmis as our Superintendent or continue the search process with another candidate.
Through our research process and informal conversations with Dr. Timmis, it is clear he is someone who can take Dexter in a direction that I believe we all want to go.
The Board is especially impressed with the way he has been able to go into Adrian Public Schools and turn around the district in such a short period of time. His accomplishments have been recognized by many in the State, including Mike Flanagan, State Superintendent of Education, who Tweeted – “I visited Adrian Schools today. If you want to experience school improvement in action, connect with them.” That is what we want to see in Dexter as we move from a good district to a great district.
In addition, Dr. Timmis has been a Superintendent for some time and would bring his experiences to Dexter. He has shown great capacity to build programs and stimulate the surrounding community and others to get involved and contribute to the district. He is someone with vision who will not just be there but will challenge others to think big.
For all these reasons the Board is excited for everyone to meet him and discuss with him their thoughts and then provide us with their feedback.
We appreciate the patience our community and staff have shown as we have gone through the search process to this point. We hope everyone can stay connected with us just a bit longer as we progress to a final decision. In the next few days we will be working with Mike Wilmot and Dr. Timmis to set up times for groups to meet him. We will communicate those times through email, the media, and the District website. If you have questions please contact the District Office.
President, Dexter Board of Education
We are excited to announce that the Board of Education unanimously approved the adoption of Everyday Mathematics at the May 6th Board meeting. We believe that this adoption is an important next step in increasing student achievement and expanding instructional support for our teachers.
We want to optimize the success of our implementation of Everyday Math and will be working to facilitate a smooth transition with support for teachers and parents throughout the year.
If you have any questions, contact Linda Kuzon (email@example.com) or Jeff Dagg (firstname.lastname@example.org), at the Curriculum Office.