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State Unveils New Parent Dashboard

Parents now have their own online dashboard that shows the performance of all K-12 public schools in Michigan and represents a new, improved level of transparency, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) announced January 9, 2018.

The Parent Dashboard for School Transparency, available at, is a combined effort of MDE and the Center for Educational Performance and Information (CEPI) – based on significant parent feedback on its planning, content, and design.

This Parent Dashboard is an integral component of the state’s Strategic Plan to make Michigan a Top 10 education state in 10 years. It builds on the Strategic Partnership with Parents, Families, and Community Services that encourages and promotes meaningful, authentic engagement with parents and families.

This roll-out marks the first of three phases for the dashboard.

Phase One dashboard indicators or measures, now available, include:

  • State assessment performance
  • State assessment progress
  • Graduation rate
  • Advanced coursework (e.g. Advanced Placement, early middle college, International Baccalaureate (IB), dual enrollment, career/technical education postsecondary enrollment)
  • On-track attendance
  • English Learner progress
  • Assessment participation

Additional Data

  • School
    • Student/staff ratio
    • Student support staff
    • Student transfers
  •  Student
    • Transfers in and out
    • Expulsion rate
    • Dropout rate
    • Attendance rate
    • Graduation rate
    • Dropout rate
    • Postsecondary
      •       Enrollment
      •       Persistence
      •       Completion

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Rankin Elementary Halloween Parade

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

The Genesee County Tax Assistance & Financial Services Coalition provides free income tax preparation for people with low to moderate income from February through April.


  • Brennan Senior Center
  • Canaan Baptist Church
  • Flint Public Library
  • Mott Community College
  • University of Michigan – Flint

Please click here for specific hours and days that these sites are open to provide you free federal income tax preparation.

Randels Elementary Newsletter

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All District Band & Orchestra Concert

bandStrike Up the Bands and Orchestras!

The 18th Annual Carman-Ainsworth All District Band & Orchestra Concert will take place on Monday, May 2, at 7:00 pm in the High School Gymnasium.

As in years past, we are inviting all teachers, administrators, support staff, parents and alumni to participate in the “Mass Band” selections that are played at the end of the concert.

Please seriously consider joining us! It is great for students to see adults playing and enjoying music along with them.  Teachers, administrators, support staff, parents and alumni who participated in the past have really enjoyed themselves.

For those who are nervous about playing after many years, please do not let this stop you from participating. We are available to help you remember fingerings, slide positions, etc. and have supplies (such as reeds and valve oil) on hand in our band rooms. If you need an instrument, please contact us immediately so we can find one for you to borrow

Please RSVP by Friday, April 15, so we can be sure to add a chair for you in the set-up. At this time, please also let us know what performing group (grade level) with which you would like to perform. Also, we want to put your name in the program, so please let us know how you would prefer to be listed.

If you have any questions, please contact Sue Miller at 591-7429 or email her at

Hope to hear from you soon, and thanks for your support of the instrumental music program!

2015 Honor Grad Bios

Ayotte, AlexandriaAlexandria Ayotte is the daughter of Jennifer Malone. She was a four year member of the Blue Brigade Marching Band and two of those years she was able to go to State Championship at Ford Field. She was also a member of the Linden Wings Winterguard for two years and received 5th and 2nd place at State Championship. She received a Crusader Scholarship from Madonna University and plans to start in the fall majoring in American Sign Language.


Bamford_MelodyMelody Bamford is the daughter of Charles and Martha Bamford. As a three-year member of the varsity soccer team, Melody has received Saginaw Valley Conference first team, SVC second team, All-District Honorable Mention, SVC All-Academic team and the Bronze Boot Award. Melody also received the Rotary Club Student of the Month award in March 2015. Melody is a member of the National Honor Society and works at the church’s day camp during the summer. Melody plans on attending Spring Arbor University in the fall and will major in Marketing.


Bayes, KalinKalin Bayes is the daughter of Virginia Bayes. She participated in volleyball since 7th grade. She played tennis from 9th grade through 11th grade. Kalin has also been a member of Empathy for All and National Honor Society for two years. She currently has been working two jobs: driving the train at Genesee Valley Mall and waitressing at Capital Coney Island. She has job shadowed Dr. Hunter, Forensic Pathologist Coroner of Genesee County who offered her a summer internship, which she has accepted. Her future plans are to attend MSU Lyman Briggs for neuroscience and pursue a career as a Forensic Pathologist.

Book, BrendanBrendan Book is the son of Dale and Terrie Book. He was a very caring and honest student and classmate. He respected his teachers and offered to help his classmates when needed. Along with that, he donated in the Red Cross Blood Drive twice at school. This certainly showed his selflessness. He gave his best effort in every class that he took throughout high school and showed his outstanding work ethic. He participated in MITES (Michigan Industrial and Technology Education Society) in his junior year and placed third place in a 3D mechanical drawing in the state. He played JV football during his sophomore year, in which he started 5 of the 9 games. He will be attending Kettering University where he will double major in Applied Physics and Mathematics and pursue his dream of becoming an astronaut.

Brooks_TaylorTaylor Brooks is the daughter of Royal and Djuana Brooks. She has been Vice President of Student Council for the last three years, a three year Varsity Cheerleader (All State Academic) and Secretary of Chorale (the Varsity Choir). She also participated in CA Theatre, having the lead roles in two musicals: White Christmas 2014 and Bring It On: The Musical 2015 and she also performed in several other plays. She received an Excellent in Solo Musical Theater in 2012. Taylor is a member of the National Honor Society, African-American Student Association, International Thespian Society Troupe 1360, Chorale, Akette’s Youth Group (awarded Sister of the Year 2014), CA Core Team, and Jr. Usher at House of Prayer Missionary Baptist Church. Taylor was awarded Outstanding Rookie for Varsity Track in 2014. She was Junior Class Princess and on the Senior Homecoming Court. She received the Jean-Fairfax Full Tuition Scholarship and will continue her education at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor where she will major in Communications.

Gillie, JacquelynnJacquelynn Gillie is the daughter of Paul and Sindey Gillie. She was a four-year member of the FIRST Robotics Powers Catholic High School team 894 and was team captain her senior year. While in FIRST Robotics, she volunteered her time to younger teams, helping them excel and advance to the state championship. As a four year student council member, she was class treasurer for her sophomore and junior year and class representative for the other two years. Jacquelynn participated in the Blue Brigade Marching Band for four years, was a band council class representative for two years and a member of the C-A Symphonic Band for three years and a member of the District Honors Band. She became a member of the National Honor Society in her junior year and served as the Executive Board treasurer her senior year. Jacquelynn has spent several years volunteering in church activities, national food drive events and a multitude of school activities and programs. Having graduated with High Honors and a nomination to the C-A Academic Hall of Fame, Jacquelynn will be attending Kettering University starting in July, having received the FIRST Robotics Scholarship, LITE Scholarship, Provost, Comcast, and private scholarships. Her studies will be in the field of Mechanical Engineering. She intends to one day work in the fields of prosthetics or crash safety.

Golson, TiaTia Golson is the daughter of Ray A. and Sylvia Golson Sr. She was a member of numerous clubs. These include: National Honor Society, African-American Student Association, the Debate Team, Symphony Band, Chorale, and held the Secretary position in Student Council. She also was a member of the basketball team for three years and was captain for one of those years. In many of the clubs she has volunteered within her community by working in the Soup kitchen, Carriage Town Ministries, group homes, cleaning and repainting homes, participating in Genesee Health System’s dances, and worked in the Humane Society. She was given the opportunity to go to a captain clinic because of the role she played with her leadership and she was also invited to be a part of Carman-Ainsworth Board of Education meetings to represent her school. Tia also was a part of the Flint Urban League of Black Scholars Program. In the fall, she plans to attend the University of Michigan-Flint to study psychology to one day be able to give back to her community.

Howard, ArnellArnell Howard is the daughter of Rachel Randolph. She has volunteered at Randels and Dye Elementaries as a Teacher Assistant. She has also helped out at the Whaley Center helping to clean and fold clothes. She is part of the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program and has been for nine years. She will attend Mott Community College for her Bachelor’s in the child care field this fall. She eventually plans to obtain a Master’s degree in Child Care.


Hughes_BriaunnaBriaunna Hughes is the daughter of Samuel and Annette Hughes. During her high school career she participated in: JV and Varsity Tennis, the debate team, and the National Honor Society. During her second year on the JV squad, she was moved up to the Varsity level and played enough matches to earn her first varsity letter of three. She became a member of the debate team her sophomore year and during her first debate placed 11th best speaker out of 82 participants. As a member of the National Honor Society for two years, she was able to demonstrate citizenship and serve in the community. Lastly, she has been on the 3.8 and above Honor Roll her entire high school career, which earned her an academic letter and 2 academic medals.

Koegel, Chloe

Chloe Koegel is the daughter of John and Lisa Koegel. She was a member of the JV Softball team for two years. As a member of the high school marching band, she participated in both the pit orchestra for two years, and the drum line for four years. She was president of the National Honor Society. Her senior year she participated in the spring musical. Chloe will be attending Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts College in Chicago this fall. She will major in Film and Broadcasting with the hope to one day become a film director.

Legardye, DejaDeja LeGardye is the daughter of Andrew and Chenika LeGardye. During her two years in Student Council, Deja held the offices of Freshman Class Secretary and Sophomore Class Vice-President. As the founder of the Carman-Ainsworth Debate Team, she was voted President for four consecutive years. While in the National Honor Society, Deja prided herself on making a difference by volunteering at places such as Carriage Towns Ministries, The East End Soup Kitchen, The GHS Mental Health, and the YWCA Battered Woman’s Shelter. As a four year member of the C-A Instrumental Music Program, she’s been very active in a number of groups including the Symphony and Competitive Marching Band. Over the last 4 years, Deja has participated in different acting classes and performed in a production at the Flint Youth Theatre. Currently, she is acting with Andrew Aikin’s productions. In the fall, Deja is planning to attend Eastern Michigan University to study theatre, film and entrepreneurship.

Li_Vlad 1Vladislav Li is the son of Olga Li. Vlad was part of the Varsity Swimming team his senior year where he was voted into a leadership position as captain of the team. He also played Varsity Tennis for all four years of high school, earning himself a few awards such as the Most Valuable Player this year. He has also been part of student council for all four years of high school, serving as president of his class for the past two years. His senior year he has also earned a spot on the Athletic Hall of Fame and a nomination for the Academic Hall of Fame. He has received the full tuition Jean Fairfax Scholarship at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, which he will attend this fall. There he will study Computer Science and Business.

Miller, ChelseaChelsea Miller is the daughter of Cecil “Chip” and Cheryl Miller. For two years Chelsea was a member of the school’s volleyball team. She was a member of both Student Council and National Honor Society for two years. As an active member in her church youth group, she volunteered in revitalizing local parks as well as in food distribution in Flint’s East side. Chelsea was awarded 2015 February Student of the Month by the Flint Rotary Club as well as being a participant in Mid-Michigan’s Best & Brightest. Chelsea plans to study neuroscience and English at Kalamazoo College after receiving their Lux Esto Scholarship.

Montgomery_ZariahZariah Montgomery is the daughter of Tashanda and Carl Arthur. For the past four years, she has taken rigorous courses to challenge her intellect. In addition, Zariah has been involved in numerous extracurricular activities. Quite the opposite of an athlete, she was a member of the National Honor Society, the African-American Student Association, the 21 Club, Health Occupations Students of America, and the Akettes Youth Group. She also played the flute for two years in band. In the fall, Zariah will be attending the number one historically black college, Spelman College, as a dual degree Nursing major.

Moore, LukeLuke Moore is the son of Bob and Marcia Moore. He was a three year member of the varsity tennis team and was co-captain his senior year. Luke has been a four year member of the Symphony Band, receiving the Outstanding Sophomore Award, two overall 1 ratings and MSBOA District Three State Solo and Ensemble, and served as president of the band council. Luke is also a member of NHS and the worship team at his church. He plans on attending Delta College for an Associate of Arts degree, then transferring to the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor majoring in English.

Mosley_TieraTiera Mosley is the daughter of Barbara and David Mosley. She was a member of the National Honor Society and a member of the 21 Club. She has served as a member of Debate Team in which she participated in for two years. As a four-year member of the tennis team, she received the All-Academic Team Award from the Saginaw Valley Conference. She was also awarded by the team with the “Best Team Spirit” and “Most Improved Player” awards. Tiera is a mentor for an all-girls club called “Girls of Distinction” held at church. Tiera has been accepted into the Lyman Briggs Residential College at Michigan State University, in which she plans to become a doctor.

Pangerl, TylerTyler Pangerl is the son of Christopher and Sheri Pangerl. He is a four year varsity letterman in cross-country, swimming and track. He was All-Conference for cross-country in 2013. He was captain of the swim team and MVP his junior and senior year. He was All-Regional and All-Conference for outdoor track and All-State for indoor track. He also holds the school records in the 800m and 1600m runs. Amidst his athletic accomplishments Tyler has maintained a 4.0 GPA through high school and earned the rank of Eagle Scout through the Boy Scouts of America. He was also recognized by WNEM TV-5 in Mid-Michigan’s Best and Brightest Program. He was Rotary Club Student of the Month for February. He is very active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he has served in many youth leadership positions. Tyler will be attending the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor in the fall where he will be studying Aerospace Engineering.

Rousseau_BaileyBailey Rousseau is the son of Manuela Rueter. He was a member of the varsity Quiz Bowl team for three years and a National Honor Society member for two. He was a part of the Instrumental Music program for eight years; being a part of the Blue Brigade Marching Band for the entirety of his time in high school and a member of the Symphony Band for the last two years. Some of his academic achievements include earning a spot amongst the 21 Club and receiving the College Board title of AP scholar. He is a recipient of the Jean Fairfax Scholarship and will be attending the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, Honors Program this fall. He plans to major in Physics and hopes to go on to attain a research position in the field.

sherrer_RonnieRonnie Sherrer is the son of Ron and Lori Sherrer. He was a member of the varsity football team for two years, track and baseball for 1 year. He was All-Academic for varsity football and track. He was also a member of the robotics team for 8 years where the team was 2009 World Champion and four time State Champions. Ronnie was also a National Honor Society member serving as an officer parliamentarian. He has received the FIRST Robotics Scholarship as well as academic scholarships and will be attending Kettering University for Engineering.

Swain_OliverOliver Swain is the son of Shaun and Eileen Swain. He was a member of the varsity swim team which won the last Big Nine Championship, and the varsity soccer team which won the Cavalier Classic tournament. He was a three-year member of the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) club and served as HOSA President his senior year. He won three medals in Regional HOSA competitions and one bronze medal in the State HOSA competition. He is a two-year member of the National Honor Society and was on the e-board as the Service Project Manager. He has volunteered for numerous causes such as the American Red Cross, food drives, Special Olympics, and the American Cancer Society. Oliver plans to attend Kettering University where he will major in Mechanical Engineering.

Tilley_SaraSara Tilley is the daughter of Kelly Tilley and Jeff Tilley.  She was a member of the Varsity Lacrosse team for two years, while serving as captain her senior year.  Sara earned 2nd team in the Saginaw Valley Conference in 2015 and All-Academic in both years.  She was a member of the National Honor Society for two years, and recently served as secretary.  The C-A Blue Brigade Marching Band earned a trip to the State Competition in 4 of the 6 years while she was a member of the percussion section.  Sara participated in Impact Winter Drumline competing for two years. She was nominated and awarded the Genesee Valley Rotary Club Student of the Month in November 2014.  Sara will be attending Grand Valley State University in the fall to study Athletic Training.

Yost, AustinAustin Yost is the son of Kevin and Sheri Yost. As a three year member of the varsity soccer team, he received Saginaw Valley Honorable Mention, 3 years Saginaw Valley All Academic Team, Cavalier with Character Award, and was Team Captain for the last 2 years. As a two year member of the varsity baseball team, he received All District Honorable Mention, 2 years All District Academic team, Saginaw Valley Second Team, 2 years Saginaw Valley All Academic Team, Cavalier with Character Award and was Team Captain his senior year. He was also on the swim team for 2 years. Austin was Genesee Rotary Club Student of the Month in December 2014. He was a member of Students for Christ, the National Honor Society, and HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) holding office of vice-president his senior year. He was Homecoming Prince his sophomore year and on the King’s Court his senior year. Austin has volunteered with the Red Cross Blood Drive, Mrs. Martin’s Project Choice classroom, youth baseball and as a youth summer camp leader in New York. He is a very active member of the Riverdale Baptist Church youth group. Austin is currently working for Subway and Grand Blanc Parks and Recreation. Starting in the fall, he will attend Spring Arbor University to study Pre-Medicine.

Zaiter, KyceKyce Zaiter is the son of Amid Zaiter and Marcy Thompson. He was active in various clubs such as Muslim Student Association, National Honor Society, and Health Occupations Students of America. He played his last year of Varsity Soccer at CAHS after transferring schools and was on the 1st team for his division. He plans to attend University of Michigan – Flint in the fall of this year to study pre-med and then enter medical school.


Sarver, AlethaAletha Sarver: No information provided at time of publication.

CAHS Volleyball Summer Camps

ThinkstockPhotos-145922285It’s not late to register for CAHS summer volleyball camps. Click here to register.

CAHS Students Dissect In Biology Class

CAHS students in Accelerated Biology Class dissected an Earthworm, Clam, Sea Star,  Perch, Crayfish, and Frog.

Letter From 8th Grade Band Student

On Saturday, February 21 the whole 8th grade band and I had to get up really early to go to school to practice our music for festival and our concert with Mrs. Kenworthy and our special guest Dr. Matthews from Wayne State University. It was nice that she could be there because we fixed a lot of things, like dynamics in our songs and made them better. We also had lots of fun while doing it. After we finished rehearsing with her we got into groups with Wayne State Education Music students and worked on stuff we personally needed help with. Then we ate pizza and breadsticks and it was delicious! We had one final group rehearsal with Dr. Matthews then it was time to go home.

By Shaan 8th Grade

From The January 20 Board Meeting

Carman-Ainsworth High School Thespians

Superintendent Tunnicliff introduced Mrs. Delynne Miller, senior high language arts and theatre teacher.

Ms. Miller introduced seniors, Miss Tahirah Gaines and Mr. Darian Vaughn, who recently participated in the Shrek theatrical performance at the high school. Miss Gaines and Mr. Vaughn are active members of the Drama Club and compete in various areas at the State Thespian Festival, including in the solo musical category where they each received superior ratings. Miss Gaines and Mr. Vaughn have received impressive college scholarships and are carefully assessing their options. Ms. Miller added she was proud of both students, not only for their talent, but also for their tremendous work ethic. Each introduced family present.

2014-2015 Thespian Teacher Hall of Fame Award

Superintendent Tunnicliff announced Ms. Delynne Miller is the sole recipient of the Michigan Educational Theater Association’s (META) Hall of Fame Award for the 2014-2015 school year. Reading from the META press release, Superintendent Tunnicliff stated, “This award is presented to an outstanding theatre educator each year. The nominee must have been in service for a minimum of 15 years and should demonstrate excellence in the classroom, and exceptional skills as a theatre director and program leader. Candidates must also make significant commitments to serving the Michigan Education Theater Association.”

Superintendent Tunnicliff commented Ms. Miller is not merely a teacher, but a quality individual with character who always selects the most difficult shows for her students to perform-many of which continue their theatrical studies in college. Ms. Miller introduced family present and thanked the Board.

Carman-Ainsworth Middle School Students

Superintendent Tunnicliff introduced the principal of the middle school, Mr. Summey, and his leadership team, Mr. Charmoli and Mr. Kalinin. Mr. Summey stated it was a pleasure to stand before the Board to recognize exemplary students. Mr. Summey introduced Miss Sarah Palmer, an outstanding 6th grader. Miss Palmer is an excellent student who goes above and beyond that which is expected. She is involved, caring, focused on school, and a mature individual. Miss Palmer received a certificate of recognition and introduced family present.

Mr. Charmoli, middle school assistant principal, introduced Miss Nicole Jones. Miss Jones, a 7th grader, is never seen without a smile. She is energetic, kind, and very involved in many activities, including theatre. Ms. Bendle, middle school social studies teacher, added Miss Jones is a joy to have in class every day. Miss Jones received a certificate of recognition and introduced family present.

Mr. Summey introduced Mr. Chase Williams, a 6th grader. Mr. Williams designed the Christmas card for the Eastern Michigan Food Bank. He is quite, a hard worker, and has a gift to draw. Mr. Summey commended Mr. Williams for providing art work for the greater community. Mr. Williams received a certificate of recognition and introduced family present.

Mr. Summey introduced 8th grader, Mr. Adam Baker, a fantastic young man who is both humble and articulate. Mr. Kalinin, middle school assistant principal, added Mr. Baker is also a gifted athlete and was lead vocalist in the recent theatre production. Mr. Baker has been a pleasure to work with and can accomplish anything. He is a young man with a bright and promising future who exudes empathy and kindness, both with peers and staff. Mr. Baker received a certificate of recognition and introduced family present.