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By Crystal Hayduk Six weeks into the school year, 4-year-old Charlotte bounces into Sandy Lantis’ Young Fives classroom at North Creek Elementary School. Her mom, Stephanie Wolff, believes the full-day program for children who turn five between July 1 and Dec. 1 has been instrumental in helping Charlotte as she develops into a “confident little […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on June 21st, 2017

The Chelsea School District received official certification of the recent union election and support staff turned down representation by the MEA. Although the original request included only paraprofessionals, food service workers and the theater manager, the district requested that all employees who were not currently represented be included in the bargaining unit for the vote. […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on June 15th, 2017

By Crystal Hayduk Nearly 17 years of the Chelsea School District (CSD) Band Department’s leadership duo of Rick Catherman and Jim Otto is coming to an end with Otto’s retirement. He has been teaching, molding, and influencing the district’s band students since January, 2001 when he filled the open position of middle school band director. […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on May 12th, 2017

By Crystal Hayduk In an effort to complete the vote regarding formation of a new Michigan Education Association (MEA) bargaining unit prior to the close of the current school year, the Chelsea School District has requested the Michigan Employee Relations Commission (MERC) to proceed with an election. Although the original request included only paraprofessionals, food […]

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(Chelsea Update would like to thank Jessica Zubik for the information in this story.) Did you know that students can lose up to two months’ worth of learning over the summer months? To help parents combat the summer learning loss, the fourth and final program of the 2016-17 Parent Education Series will examine ways to […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on February 20th, 2017

By Crystal Hayduk Chelsea School District (CSD) para professionals, food service workers, and the theater manager are working with the Michigan Education Association (MEA) to establish a bargaining unit, the Chelsea Educational Support Professionals. During the opportunity for public input at the CSD Board of Education work session on Feb. 13, North Creek para professional […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on December 12th, 2016

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Lisa Allmendinger on November 30th, 2016

By Crystal Hayduk Second graders and Chelsea High School (CHS) art students met face-to-face for the first time at North Creek Elementary School on Nov. 18 to celebrate Monster Match-Up, a shared drawing and sculpting project. Monster Match-Up began in late October when second grade students drew colorful pictures of monsters. Then, high school students […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on November 25th, 2016

By Crystal Hayduk After nearly 15 years as executive director of business and operations, Teresa Zigman plans to leave her administrative position in the Chelsea School District (CSD) at the end of the calendar year. Zigman is responsible for the district’s finances, employee benefits, student count, and, in conjunction with the superintendent, sinking fund and […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on November 4th, 2016

By Crystal Hayduk Chelsea School District (CSD) employees will receive an extra lump sum check in November, thanks to an extension agreement reached last fall between the Chelsea Education Association and the Board of Education during the interim leadership of Superintendent David Killips. According to the terms of the extension agreement of September 2015, if […]

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