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Lisa Allmendinger on February 17th, 2018

Below is the notification sent by Chelsea High School Principal Michael Kapolka. Good afternoon Bulldogs students and parents. It is with a very heavy heart that I am sending this email to you today. I received notification this morning that one of our Chelsea High School students passed away yesterday evening. Our thoughts and prayers are with […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on February 16th, 2018

By Crystal Hayduk Students who were present in Chelsea District Schools on Valentine’s Day gave administration a little extra love, since it was Michigan’s second official count day of the 2017-18 school year. Chelsea Superintendent Julie Helber reported that the preliminary student count on Feb. 14 was 2,459 students, an increase of 15 students from […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on February 9th, 2018

By Kristin Krarup-Joyce Dear Chelsea Community: Have you ever had a conversation with your child about a sensitive topic only to have your child repeat your conversation to someone outside of your family? Some families like to keep things private; others don’t mind if the whole world knows their business. I recently found a nice […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on January 8th, 2018

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(Chelsea Update would like to thank Kevin Frahm for the information in this story.) For Black Friday deals on Nov. 24 and the weekend of Hometown Holiday, Dec. 1-3, please look for businesses displaying a gold sign saying that they support Chelsea District Schools and are participating in Chelsea Gold. Once again, the Global Marketplace […]

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By Crystal Hayduk Ask parents to name their most common frustrations and it’s likely that feeding their children will consistently make the list. If Junior loves beans, little sister probably doesn’t. Do parents resort to serving pasta for dinner every day? In mealtime battles, there are only losers.   Imagine meal planning for hundreds of children […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on October 25th, 2017

By Crystal Hayduk Nathan Baldermann of Rehmann Robson, LLC, presented the 2016-17 audit report at the Chelsea School District Board of Education meeting on Oct. 23. With all financial statements final, he gave an “unmodified, clean opinion.” Baldermann said this result indicates that reliably good management decisions have been made financially. Among the highlights was […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on October 5th, 2017

By Crystal Hayduk The number of Chelsea School District students who attended classes for the entire day on Oct. 4, the fall count day of the 2017-18 school year, is projected to be 2,444. Superintendent Julie Helber cautioned that this number is still unverified and is only an estimate. “Until the count window is closed, […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on September 12th, 2017

By Crystal Hayduk One of the newer faces in Chelsea belongs to Tim Courtright, who assumed the position of operations director for the school district in mid-April. It takes an energetic person with an attention to detail to be an operations director. Courtright is a self-described workaholic. “My brain doesn’t stop, so even when I’m […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on September 4th, 2017

In case you aren’t sure about the bus routes for the first day of school tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept. 5, they can be found here. Drivers are reminded that with school back in session, there will be school buses and children crossing streets. Please leave yourself more time to get to work so you are not […]

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