A HUGE thank you to the community of Saranac for the appreciation gift presented to our bus drivers. The gift is in appreciation for the dedication our bus drivers show on a daily basis.
Good luck to the #10-ranked Saranac JSH e-sports team in Michigan High School E-Sports League playoffs Tuesday, November 28th, facing John Glenn High School in the MarioKart division. Alex Rudnicki, Ben Rudnicki, Zeke Rockhold and Quinn Conner comprise the SJSH MarioKart team.
JSH students who have earned HEART tickets were able to cash in today for fancy coffee and hot chocolate before school. Drinks were three tickets each. Next month, they will be able to porder pizza for lunch!
There will be no school November 22, 23, and 24 for the Thanksgiving holiday. School will resume Monday, November 27.
On November 14th, Saranac Community Schools was recognized for their efforts to become a MI HEARTSafe School. In 2019 we suffered the loss of a student during an athletic practice. Since then the district has added 3 additional AED devices, trains staff on AED and CPR, and practices cardiac response drills. For two years we have worked to certify different grade levels at the JSH in CPR and AED usage. The collaboration with the Lasby family, Ionia-Sparrow Hospital, and Kevin McGraw and his non-profit organization S.E.R.C (School Emergency Response Coalition) has been incredible.
Saranac Community Schools is pleased to introduce Mrs. Sarah Simpson. Sarah will be working in transportation as a bus driver. Sarah has four children who all attend Saranac Community Schools. Please join us in welcoming Sarah Simpson to the Saranac Community Schools family.
Saranac Community Schools salutes all Veterans
Saranac Community Schools supports Treasures for Troops! The importance of this drive is summed-up well by an email received a few years back from a Lieutenant who wrote the Blue Star Mothers after his men unexpectedly received boxes from the drive of that year. Please see this letter at the top of the "treasures" page. Treasures for Troops appreciates any and all donations, downloading and circulating the "Needs List" from the WION website, monetary donations (see the Needs List for proper donation info) and any kind of help for our deployed military members. Cards and letters are welcomed and in Ionia Sids' Flowers has cards you can sign which we'll send (no glitter, please). For more information at go to www.i1430.com/treasures or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Wishing Nathan Day and Hunter Helminski the best of luck at Saturday's MHSAA Cross-Country state finals.
Special thanks to the United Way for your continued support of Saranac Community Schools. (Pictured are Superintendent Jason Smith, Terri Legg United Way, Lillyan Blough, and Jocelynn Newcomb)
CETUSA is looking to place an exchange student who is already living here in the area. Aly, from Spain, is an active student who loves playing basketball and is eagerly hoping to participate on the high school team. She also plays the clarinet and enjoys being in the band. Aly is in need of a new host family in a new district. She is extremely helpful around the house, is self driven, and would do well both with or without host siblings. If you could open your heart and home, please reach out to me at email@example.com. Sarah Damaska
Our dear friend Nancy Mutschler was presented with the Delta Kappa Gamma Friend of Education award. The Friend of Education award goes to someone who has shown dedication to excellence in education. Nancy started volunteering at Emerson Elementary School in Ionia in 1998 in Beth Diendorfer’s class. When Beth started doing Title I Nancy worked in Kathy Van Sykle’s room for a year and then she volunteered with Julie Klumpp until 2004. She also helped in the office and lunchroom during her time at Emerson. Nancy then began volunteering at Saranac Elementary School. At Saranac, she helped in her sister Sally’s classroom. She helped students, made copies, and helped wherever needed. After Sally retired, Nancy has continued helping at Saranac Elementary, especially in the office with copies and delivering mail. Nancy has been volunteering in Saranac for over 17 years. We are pleased to honor Nancy with the Friend of Education award.
Congratulations to Cody Whipple, who won the voting for FOX17's Play of the Week for week nine football action! Here is a video of his intercetion for a touchdown. https://x.com/FOX17Blitz/status/1717613561617223806?s=20
Parents and Community Members, The JSH activities fund is running low. Please read the attached form and consider donating. Donations may be dropped off at the JSH office. To those who have already generously donated, THANK YOU!
The JSH is offering a spirit bus for Friday's football playoff game at Saugatuck. 7th-12th Grade Students ONLY. Cost is $5.00. Must also have purchased a game ticket online prior to boarding the bus. Deadline to see Mr. Leader to pay/reserve a seat is 7:45 AM Friday.
Cody Whipple is one of three West Michigan football players nominated for the Fox17 Play of the Week. Please view his pick-six interception and vote at the link below. https://www.fox17online.com/sports/blitz/vote-for-the-play-of-the-week-from-week-9?mibextid=ncKXMA
Below are the GoFan links for both the volleyball district and football playoffs. Volleyball (Monday @ 6:00 @ Lakeview): https://gofan.co/event/1172774?schoolId=MI10260 Football (Friday @ 7:00 PM @ Saugatuck): https://gofan.co/event/1183342?schoolId=MI10260
SCS is currently struggling with internet connectivity. Buildings have no phones and very limited internet function. Repairs are expected this morning. Thank you for your patience.
In order to allow JSH students to support our varsity football team by attending Friday's playoff game at Saugatuck, the 7/8th Grade Halloween Dance is postponed until Saturday, October 28th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.
Saranac RedHawk football playoff info The game is Friday, October 27- 7:00 pm @ Saugatuck $7.00 entry fee 401 Elizabeth St Saugatuck, MI 49453 More updates will be shared as they become available.