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Monday, February 20, 2017
Presidents’ Day is an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, it is still officially called “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government. Traditionally celebrated on February 22—Washington’s actual day of birth—the holiday became popularly known as Presidents’ Day after it was moved as part of 1971’s Uniform Monday Holiday Act, an attempt to create more three-day weekends for the nation’s workers. While several states still have individual holidays honoring the birthdays of Washington, Abraham Lincoln and other figures, Presidents’ Day is now popularly viewed as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents past and present. (Source: The History Channel)
Friday, February 17 through Monday, February 20
Mid-Winter Break - No School for Pre-School through 12th grade students.
Little Warriors Daycare will be open.
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
Boater Safety Classes March 25 and 26
The Jackson County Sheriff's Department will be holding free boater safety certification classes at Grass Lake Middle School on Saturday, March 25, and Sunday, March 26. Participants must attend both days to receive certification. Students from all schools are welcome. Go to to find out how to register.
Craft Classes Available at George Long Elementary
George Long Elementary School students who are 5-10 years old are invited to attend craft classes with instructor Kellie McInchak one day each month from February through May as she brings her craft classes to George Long Elementary again. The first class is February 10. Go to to see a full schedule of classes and to see how to register.
Driver Education Spring and Summer Class Dates Announced
ABC Training and Testing has announced its Segment I and Segment II class dates for Spring and Summer 2017 for classes being held at Grass Lake High School. Go to to see the scheduled dates. Go to for more information.
Zumba is Returning
It's here! Zumba is coming to the George Long Elementary School small gym (Little Warriors gym)! Enter through the Little Warriors entrance on the east end of the building. Starting Monday Feb 6th, 7-8pm. The session will run for 7 weeks (no class President's Day). $40 for the entire session or $7 drop-in.Registration is on site just before class time. All you need is comfortable clothing, water and a smile! I'll do the rest. Life is better when you dance!
POUND and Pilates Coming to Grass Lake
COMING TO GRASS LAKE! The Jackson YMCA is excited to offer two outstanding fitness classes at Grass Lake Middle School Cafeteria beginning January 30.

POUND is a heart-pounding, total body workout in which the instructor helps unleash your inner rockstar! Mondays and Wednesdays 6:00-6:50 pm in the Grass Lake Middle School cafeteria. $48 for 12 sessions (or $36 for school employees/YMCA members) or $5 for drop-ins.

hardCORE Pilates is a mind-body workout in which you learn how to control your body. You will work on balance, stability, precision, stamina, relaxation, and postural alignment. Mondays 7:00-7:50 pm in the Grass Lake Middle School cafeteria. $24 for 6 sessions (or $18 for school employees/YMCA members) or $5 for drop-ins. Registration will be on site before each class. Cash or check will be accepted. Go to the for much more information.

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 for a printable flyer with more information, or go to

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
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 facility 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 ​ to determine if spaces are available for your activities, and then to request a facility's use. Go to ​ for full instructions.
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 Click here to see a slide show exhibiting the trail.
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.
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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