Welcome to the Wexford-Missaukee Intermediate School District General Education Services

In the General Education Department many services are offered. Listed below you will find descriptions of some of the services that we specialize in. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the General Education Department at 231-876-2265 and we will direct you to the appropriate area.
  • Administrative Services
    • Annual Report
    • Electronic Reports (Financial and Instructional Support)
    • Pupil Accounting
    • Grant Writing and Support
    • Liaison between MDE and the Local Districts
    • School Directory
    • School Improvement Plan
  • Educational Teams
    • Curriculum Task Force
    • Northern Michigan Learning Consortium (NMLC)
  • Prevention Consultant
    • Drug Free Schools Coordination/Prevention Services
    • Grants
    • NMRE
    • Truancy
  • Professional Development Services
    • Professional Development Calendar - Calendar of upcoming events
    • Professional Development Log
    • School Board Continuing Education Units (SB-CEU) Certification
  • REMC 2 South
  • Substitute Teacher Registration and Training
  • Teacher Consultant - Literacy
    • Advanced & Accelerated (Gifted/Talented) - Michigan Department of Education Link
    • Literacy
    • LETRS
    • MLPP
    • Writing
    • DIBELS
    • Curriculum Support and Coordination
  • Teacher Consultant - Distance Learning
    • Virtual Field Trips
    • Class Server
    • Video Conferencing
    • Video Streaming
  • Teacher Consultant - Early Childhood
  • Teacher Consultant - Math and Science
    • Coordinate Manistee, Wexford-Missaukee Regional Math Science Center Activities
    • Works with Michigan Mathematics and Science Teacher Leadership Collaborative
  • Technology
    • Class Server
    • Technology Plan

Administrative Services:

  • Annual Report
    • WMISD collects data and makes an Annual Report, which is published on the WMISD website
  • Electronic Reports (Financial and Instructional Support)
    • Reporting services are offered for MEGS (Consolidated Grant, Advanced & Accelerated, Technology Literacy, Technology Plan), SRSD, FID, SID, School Code Master and REP.
  • Pupil Accounting
    • The General Education Department has a Pupil Accounting Auditor that audits the WMISD school districts twice a year.
  • Grant Writing and Support
    • WMISD submits a variety of grants yearly
    • WMISD offers trainings and support to the Local Districts in completing their own grants
  • Liaison between MDE and the Local Districts
    • When the Local Districts have issues, we help get them resolved by contacting the Michigan Department of Education (MDE); forward emails from MDE, etc.
  • School Directory
    • On a yearly basis, data is collected from each school district on all of their employees and a WMISD Directory is developed.
  • School Improvement Plan
    • The General Education Department holds a monthly meeting to discuss School Improvement, once a year a school improvement plan is developed.
  • Substitute Teacher Registration and Training
    The Wexford-Missaukee Intermediate School District (WMISD) is looking for qualified individuals who are available to substitute teach in any or all of the schools in the ISD. Substitute teachers for all school in the WMISD (Cadillac, Lake City, Manton, Marion, McBain, Mesick and Pine River) register through WillSub.

The requirements to apply for a Michigan Substitute Teacher Permit:

Completion of 90 semester hours of satisfactory (2.0 minimum GPA) college credit consolidated at one four-year college or university which is accredited by either a regional accrediting agency or by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

The process to register:

*       Contact WillSub at (231) 347-9500

*       Supply an up-to-date transcript of credits completed, or a copy of a current or expired Michigan teaching certificate

*       Complete paperwork through WillSub:

*       Substitute Teacher Permit Application

*       Authorization to contact previous or current employer

*       Statement of criminal record

*       Have fingerprints taken for a criminal record check with the FBI and Michigan State Police

Cost to register:

*       $45.00 annual fee for the substitute teacher permit (billed annually by the State of Michigan)

*       $64.25 for the criminal record check (payable by the individual)

The substitute permit is valid for teaching on a day-to-day substitute basis for a minimum of 150 days during a school year. The substitute permit is not valid for any regular or extended teaching.

 

Educational Teams

  • Curriculum Task Force (CTF)
    • CTF meeting once per month. Curriculum Task Force provides the coordination of curriculum, assessments and pacing guides to support higher student success.
  • Northern Michigan Learning Consortium (NMLC)
  • District Technology Committee
  • Campus Technology Committee
  • General Education School Improvement Committee

Prevention Consultant/Truancy Officer

Prevention Services is located under the General Education Department at the Wexford-Missaukee ISD. Prevention Services has changed over the years to adapt to the needs of the local schools and communities. A prevention plan is developed annually based on collected data. Through the Support of Northern Michigan Substance Abuse Services (NMSAS), Shelly Marcusse, Prevention Consultant, has provided focus and direct services to students and community groups for over 15 years.

The Prevention Plan was developed with data collected from the Western Michigan School Survey, Communities That Care Data, The Wexford-Missaukee Community Assets/Needs Assessment, and other state and local sources. Northern Michigan Substance Abuse Services mandates that prevention efforts fit into one of the five following categories.

  1. Information Dissemination includes health fairs, material and curriculum development, media campaigns and speaking engagements
  2. Education includes classroom education services, Peer Leader Programs Parenting and Small Group Sessions
  3. Problem ID and Referral includes student assistance programs and prevention assessment and referrals
  4. Community Based Process includes assessing community needs, formal community teams, training services, systematic planning and technical assistance
  5. Environmental includes public policy efforts and establishing ATOD-Free polices
  • Drug Free Schools Coordination/Prevention Services
    • The Safe and Drug Free Schools Consultant through Prevention Services of the Wexford Missaukee ISD meets and communicates regularly with the SDFS coordinators of the local school districts. The WMISD consultant assists local school districts in the planning, writing, evaluating and meeting any requirements of the Safe and Drug Free Schools Grant. The Safe and Drug Free Schools Consultant helps schools in establishing and completing their drug and violence prevention goals for each school year. The WMISD Consultant also represents local school districts as a member of a variety of community coalitions, such as Team-Up, Tobacco Reduction Coalition, Abstinence Coalition, Strong Families/Safe Children, Mentoring Coalition and Child Protection Council.

  • NMSAS
  • Truancy

State Board Continuing Education Units (SB-CEUs)

In an effort of support the professional development of educators within our ISD, we continue to provide SB-CEUs. This program provides the Michigan educators the option of earning continued education units (CEUs) by participating in training programs, workshops, and/or conferences sponsored by either Northern Lower Michigan Leadership Teaching and Learning Consortium (NLMLTLC) or Wexford-Missaukee ISD (WMISD).

The SB-CEUs earned may be used for the renewal of any Michigan education certificate.

For further information contact: Julie McCall (WMISD/General Education/ (231) 876-2265 or email at jmccall[at]wmisd.org ).

*Record keeping is the responsibility of the educator seeking SB-CEUs.

Curriculum Support and Coordination

Wexford-Missaukee ISD facilitates curriculum coordination across the WMISD through the Curriculum Task Force Committee. The Curriculum Task Force includes a representative from local district. The Curriculum Task Force meets once per month. The goals of the Curriculum Task Force are:

  • Discuss, share and support curriculum and professional development across
    District to include:
    • Accreditation
    • GAP Analysis
    • Grants
    • MDE Curriculum Frameworks
    • MEAP/HSPT
    • Professional Development
    • Social Studies
  • To coordinate, facilitate and align professional development with school Improvement and NCA goals
  • Support, encourage and facilitate the use of technology in further curriculum development.
    • Curriculum Mapping
    • Distance Learning
    • Instructional Software
    • School Improvement
    • Technology Training
  • Increase communication with our Educational Community

 

Safe and Drug Free Schools

The Safe and Drug Free Schools Consultant through Prevention Services of the Wexford Missaukee ISD meets and communicates regularly with the SDFS coordinators of the local school districts. The WMISD consultant assists local school districts in the planning, writing, evaluating and meeting any requirements of the Safe and Drug Free Schools Grant. The Safe and Drug Free Schools Consultant helps schools in establishing and completing their drug and violence prevention goals for each school year. The WMISD Consultant also represents local school districts as a member of a variety of community coalitions, such as Team-Up, Tobacco Reduction Coalition, Abstinence Coalition, Strong Families/Safe Children, Mentoring Coalition and Child Protection Council.

For more information contact, Shelly Marcusse, Prevention Consultant at Wexford-Missaukee ISD, (231) 876-2306 or smarcusse[at]wmisd.org.

Advanced and Accelerated (Gifted and Talented) Service:

Michigan Department of Education provided grant funds to support advanced and accelerated services at Wexford-Missaukee ISD. Those funds are now cut. We do continue to have resources to support parents, teachers and administrators through locating resources and materials for meeting the needs of Advanced and Accelerated students. We have a variety of Professional Development resources: videos and facilitator's guides on differentiating instruction in REMC 2 South. Please check on web/max III for booking these items.

The following is a list of web sites that supports the education of Gifted, Talented, Advanced and Accelerated Students:

The Michigan Alliance for Gifted Education is a resource for parents and educators alike and has a variety of links to excellent web sites. www.migiftedchild.org

Susan Winebrenner is a national Gifted Education Consultant. Her web site is full of resources and biblio0graphy of materials related to gifted education. www.susanwinebrenner.com

Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted SENG is dedicated to fostering environments in which gifted adults and children, in all their diversity, understand and accept themselves and are understood, valued, nurtured, and supported by their families, schools, workplaces and communities. Their web site is: http://www.sengifted.org

University of Connecticut has a wonderful program for teaching gifted students. They have research and resources for gifted education at: http://www.gifted.uconn.edu

The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC). NAGC is a non-profit organization of parents, teachers, educators, or other professionals and community leaders who unite to address the unique needs of children and youth with demonstrated gifts and talents as well as those children who may be able to develop their talent potential with appropriate educational experiences. http://www.nagc.org

Grants

Wexford-Missaukee ISD has been very successful in the receipt of grants over the years. The success is due to the ability of our local districts and the ISD to work together and set common goals. Among the grants we have received recently are Goals 2000 (Professional Development) and Technology Literacy (equipment, training, software). For more information, visit the Michigan Department of Education website: http://www.michigan.gov/mde