Message from Superintendent Dave Moore-
First of all, I want to welcome you to the Corunna Public Schools! The 2016-2017 school year is underway and many exciting things are happening on a daily basis. As you browse our website, we hope you find it to be a useful resource for information whether you are a prospective family, parent, student or community stakeholder.
It is with great pleasure and pride to have been given the opportunity to lead the district as superintendent since July 2013. I was a former coach, teacher, and principal here at Corunna before beginning my tenure as superintendent. I know that it is not only my work, but the work of our dedicated students, a highly qualified staff, administration, Board of Education, parents and a community that makes Corunna Public Schools a great place for educational excellence. Each student is important; our dedicated educators work hard to ensure that each student is learning and succeeding in and outside of the classroom. We continue to work to increase the graduation rate, attendance, and academic performance and overall student success. We encourage you to join us on our mission to advance the education and skills of all students through active participation, as we strive to be the absolute best school district to prepare an unprecedented number of students for college and/or careers, regardless of demographic factors.
Corunna is a special place to work, play and learn. With overwhelming support from our community we passed a sixteen million dollar bond in November of 2015. From that moment, we were able to move forward and plan a bright future for our aging facilities that were in much need of repairs and upgrades. The bond enabled us to add additional classrooms, upgrade athletic facilities, purchase technology, increase the transportation fleet, upgrade security systems, replace aging, doors, windows, boilers, replace and repair gymnasium flooring, and upgrade parking lots and entrances,
We look forward to the future with enthusiasm and excitement. As a district, we continue to implement our five-year academic plan (teacher clarity, MTSS, formative assessment, feedback and student involvement). We have newly combined classes at CHS (Algebra I/Metals, Geometry/Woods, Algebra II/Construction Trades) that give students a unique opportunity for real world applications. Our CHS band continues to grow and provide a quality fine arts experience for our middle school and high school students. STEAM (science, technology, engineering art, and math) specials are offered to students at the Elsa Meyer Elementary and Corunna Middle School. The 2015-2016 stratification of our district buildings continues to provide more opportunities for students at every grade level. Our Robotics and Odyssey of the Mind teams earned the right to compete at World Competition in 2015-2016 and continue to make us proud. Students at Corunna High School are taking part in Early College opportunities that are offered. The district is also financially sound and with the recent October count day confirming that 53 more students than was originally budgeted for the 2016-2017 school year are Cavaliers.
In the coming months, I look forward to seeing you at many school activities. Stay tuned for more updates here, on our website www.corunna.k12.mi.us, or our social media platforms on Facebook www.facebook.com/CorunnaSchools or Twitter @CorunnaSchools .
Above all, we are proud to share our great school and community with you. Ie invite you to call my office at (989) 743-6338 if you have any questions or comments. It is always GREAT TO BE GOLD!