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Community Education & Cooperative Services
Welcome to the web page for the Grass Lake Community Education and Cooperative Services Department.
 
Doug Moeckel - Director,11500 Warrior Trail, Grass Lake, Michigan 49240
Phone: 517-867-5544    Fax: 517-522-8195

The Community Education and Cooperative Services Department acts as a liaison between the school district and the community to provide desired enrichment opportunities for citizens of all ages while maintaining a goal of improved academic achievement for our students. This department coordinates community education, summer school, after school education, and school building reservations.
Community and Cooperative Services Mission Statement - The mission of the Grass Lake Community Schools Community Education and Cooperative Services Department is to bring together school and community resources to meet each individual's unique needs by facilitating development of lifelong learning for all, encouraging citizen involvement and participation in education and community development, and building partnerships and promoting maximum cooperation and coordination of programs, services, and resources.

The Importance of school/community relationships - "What happens in a school affects the community, and what happens in the community affects the school. If teachers and school administrators expect to be successful in their primary mission of educating the community’s children, they need to know a great deal about the community and the families from which the children come." (Engaging Families & Communities, Pathways to Educational Success, Decker & Decker, 2000)
 
Community Education & Services Announcements
Driver Education Classes Begin January 17 -
ABC Training and Testing will be offering Segment I driver education classes at Grass Lake High School beginning January 17, and Segment II driver education classes beginning March 7. Go to http://bit.ly/2hfxJFE for a printable flyer with more information, or go to www.abctrainingandtesting.com.

It is important that students pre-register by calling the ABC office or by mailing in your enrollment forms.


Grass Lake High School Fitness Room Hours
A reminder that the GLHS Fitness Room is open only on days when school is in session. Hence, it will not be available from December 26 through January 6.
The Grass Lake High School Fitness Room is open to community members from 6:00 AM to 7:30 AM, and 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, on days when school is in session. The cost is $1 per visit up to a maximum of $10 per calendar month. A drop box for money is located on the wall in the room. Individuals under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. There is no charge for GLCS students.
Also, the Grass Lake High School hallways are open for walking from 6:00 PM-9:00 PM on days when school is in session.

Grass Lake Community Schools Building Reservation Software
Recently Grass Lake Community Schools began subscribing to facilty reservation software called SchoolDude. The software allows users to view a facility use calendar and make reservation requests. You are invited to visit our facilities use community calendar at the following line at
http://www.communityuse.com/default.asp?acctnum=432088212 to determine if spaces are available for your activities, and then to request a facility's use. Go to ​http://bit.ly/1NXwAfl for full instructions.
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Recreation Park Trails In The News Again!
Using a grant from the Chelsea Wellness Foundation the Grass Lake Community Sports & Trails Recreation Park has taken a major stride forward in the "trails" department. Utilizing this funding has resulted in having stoned and mowed walking trails, which has given our community yet another valuable recreational resource. We appreciate the work of Jim Stormont and the Township of Grass Lake toward directing this vision to its current status. The Citizen Patriot offers a story about the use of the trails at http://bit.ly/1Q9z62R Click here to see a slide show exhibiting the trail.
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Kettlebell Exercises - What They Can Do For You
If you've eyed the cast-iron kettlebells at your gym and couldn't imagine a use for them beyond doorstop, keep reading. Researchers found that people who did a 20-minute kettlebell workout torched almost 300 calories—and that's just for starters. When you factor in the muscle-sculpting impact (the calories burned after you exercise as your body repairs its muscle fibers), the total expenditure could increase by up to 50 percent. Kettlebell workouts have become a popular way to tone your body and increase flexibility. Click here for a 10-minute instructional video.
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Prescription drug misuse and abuse is cause for great concern.
As of 2008, teens cite prescription drugs as the second most accessible drugs available to them, after marijuana. Teens also view the drugs as 'safe' highs. Prescription drugs are medications that should only be used as prescribed. The addictive potential of prescription drugs is the same as that of illegal drugs -- such as cocaine or heroin -- and the consequences of use can be severe. Opioid (analgesic/narcotic pain relievers) drugs are the most commonly misused of prescription drugs. Click here to see more information about the dangers of misused and abused prescription drugs.


Department Files
 Community Education Course Request.pdf
Community Education Course Request for Telling Us Courses You Would Like to Have Available
 Hold Harmless-Use Guidelines-Rental Fees.pdf
Hold Harmless Use Agreement for Building Use
Department Contacts
+ Moeckel, Doug - Director
Click on name to see details.

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