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A Statement from Superintendent Mr. Justin M. Jennings

8/15/2017

Today at the statue of Charles H. Hackley on the Muskegon High School campus, graffiti with slurring racial comments was found painted on the statue. Upon the discovery of this disturbing image Muskegon staff alerted the authorities and then began work to immediately remove the graffiti. This type of racial discrimination and vandalism is prohibited in school district policy and will not be tolerated.

There are policies and procedures in place to deal with anyone in violation of school district policy or the law. We will keep our community, employees and the media updated as we learn more about this destructive incident. We believe in working to create a learning environment that provides the best for every child, every day. We do not tolerate “hate speech” or any behavior that threatens the well-being of our children.

We will be working with our staff and counselors to provide support for our students to provide comfort and to create a teaching moment to remind them that this type of behavior is neither welcome nor tolerated in our schools or our community. We will be holding a town-hall meeting in the near future to discuss this situation and to provide a forum to have a dialogue with the community.

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Muskegon Middle School – Google Expeditions District

Muskegon Middle School – Google Expeditions

Muskegon Middle School – Google Expeditions

Google Expeditions is a free app for Android or iOS devices – which allows a teacher (or student) to lead a guided tour others can follow. It is designed to work best with a leader on a tablet (iOS or Android) and participants following on a smartphone placed into a Google Cardboard VR headset. There are over 450 Expeditions and more added each week. Each expedition includes multiple 360° scenes and a set of guiding questions. Most tours are created by Google content partners, however, Google has approved the creation of a virtual tour by middle school students from Muskegon Public Schools. The tour will tell the life of a “submariner” aboard the USS Silversides submarine. 360° photos taken with a special camera will create the foundation for the story, showcasing 8 separate scenes on the submarine. Students are working with museum staff to tell the story of the crew, create questions for each scene, and select historic photos.  Mr. Kamysek and Mr. Hector at Muskegon Middle School are lead teachers for this project.  The completed tour will go to Google for approval with anticipation of the tour being added by the end of May.

A special thank you to Andy Mann, MAISD Instructional Technology Consultant who is guiding our teachers and students through the project.

 

 

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