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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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Curriculum & Instruction District

Curriculum & Instruction

Overview

The Muskegon Public Schools prides itself on providing our students with up-to-date curriculum and educational experiences which align to State Standards and the Common Core Curriculum. With the onset of the District’s technology bond, students and staff will have increased access to the use of technology, enhanced curriculum based technology standards, and more innovative curriculum offerings. Additionally, staff members will continue to be trained on the use of student testing data from National, State and local assessments to meet the needs of all students. With an emphasis on curriculum development, technology infusion and continued use of student assessment data, our staff will be prepared to create learning environments that are the best for every Muskegon Public School child, every day.

General questions or information requests regarding instruction at Muskegon Public Schools may be directed to Dr. Jennifer Hammond, Director of Academic Services, at (231) 720-2083.

Professional Development

The major emphasis of these professional development activities has been the integration of subject matter (primarily using reading and writing in science and social studies), an emphasis in mathematics and science on concept development through the use of hands-on activities, effective early literacy training, school improvement, blended learning, and MTSS and CHAMPS.