Sam Adams Elementary School
Sam Adams Elementary Staff has been busy learning Bullying Prevention, Railroad Safety, and Building Self Esteem to become a CHAMPION in school and in life.
A school-wide “Stop Bullying” educational program was provided by both Michigan State Trooper Rob and Cass County Deputy McKenzie. Both programs addressed how to handle and report bullying. A follow-up assembly was held for all students allowing them to pledge and support Sam Adams to be a Bully Free School Zone. Follow up classroom meetings will be held this spring by Trooper Rob and Deputy McKenzie to review and discuss bullying prevention and reinforce our Bully Free Zone!
Railroad Safety was presented to our transportation department and Sam Adams Elementary by CN Police Special Agent Mr. Tolliver. He provided free professional development on driving buses near railroads. Students were provided an instructional safety video and activities that reinforced the danger of playing by the tracks and safety decisions to make if you are by a railroad track.
The NED Show was a free assembly that focused on improving student behavior, enrich instructional time, increase academic achievement and enhance the overall school climate. The message sent to students was to become a CHAMPION in school and in life.
The State Test MEAP was completed this fall and the results will be in February. Kids had “test talks” with staff members to go over their individual goals. Third grade students that took the test for the first time were given instructional periods on test taking skills and content reviews that were comparable to the MEAP.
STAR Testing also took place this fall in reading and math. This test allows the teachers to group children within the classroom to do small group instruction. Students will be tested again this winter to review their progress and make accommodations in the classroom.
Sam Adams Staff is committed to helping students become good citizens. A “Food Drive” was held the month of November to provide food to the food pantry in Cassopolis. The fourth grade showed their community support by providing the most nonperishable items. Great Job to all of the Sam Adams Students for their community support!
The Close Knit Club will begin in December! Staff, former school employees and community members provide students with instruction and knitting materials to make hats, scarves, and lap blankets for the Council on Aging and Medical Care Facility, which will be donated upon completion. Students show a great deal of pride when donating a homemade item to a friend in need.
If you would like to donate towards the Close Knit Group please contact the Sam Adams Office at 445-0516 or 445-0517.
Have a wonderful winter season!
DeeAnn Melville-Voss, Principal
|Sam Adams Elementary School, 114 S. Depot Street, Cassopolis MI 49031|
Start time is 7:35 a.m.
Breakfast for students is from 7:20-7:30 a.m.
Tardy Bell rings @ 7:45 a.m.
Students arriving after 8:00 a.m. are considered absent in the morning
Dismissal @ 3:05 p.m.
|The current PTO officers are:|
Principal and K-6 Title I and Curriculum Director
269-445-0516Web site: deevoss.weebly.com
|Loretta Bowers, Secretary|
|Jessica Silverthorn, Secretary|
Teaching Staff Websites
Mrs. Lesa Bueche — lbueche.weebly.com
Mrs. Jayna Sobecki — jaynasobecki.weebly.com
Mrs. Donna Warren — dwarren.weebly.com
Mrs. Julie Allen — mrsallenclass.weebly.com
Mrs. Renee Newland — rnewland.weebly.com
Mrs. Angela Vega — mrsvega.weebly.com
Mrs. Tracy Allison — tlallison.weebly.com
Mrs. Nan Schuur — nmschuur.weebly.com
Mrs. Amy Pike — amypike.weebly.com
Mrs. Bridget Griffioen — bridgetg14.weebly.com
Mrs. Joan Potter — jpotter1.weebly.com
Mr. Philip Staulter — mrstaulter.weebly.com
Mr. John Bradke — jbradke.weebly.com
Mrs. Kelly Gustafson — mrskgustafson.weebly.com
Ms. Jessica Mark — jessmark.weebly.com
Mrs. Aryn Carlisle — acarlisle.weebly.com
Mrs. Lindsay Gorham — lgorham.weebly.com
Mrs. Felomina Patton — fpatton.weebly.com
Mr. Eric Burns — burnscassopolis.weebly.com
Mrs. Billie Snow — mrssnow.weebly.com
Mrs. Rachele Ward — mrsward.weebly.com
Mrs. Cristy Ernst — mrsernst.weebly.com
Mrs. Cherie Graham — cgraham12.weebly.com
Mrs. Denise Gendron — dgendron.weebly.com
Mrs. Cheryl Rogers — crogers1.weebly.com
Mrs. Beth Anderson — http://rangersmusic.weebly.com/
Mrs. Patricia Baltazar
Mrs. Shelli Burks — cassopoliscomputerlab.weebly.com
Mrs. Jean Porath — http://www.cassopolis.k12.mi.us/rbhs_imc/index.html
Mrs. Lisa Thomas — lalthomas.weebly.com
Mrs. Deb Stermer — debstermer.weebly.com
Student Support Specialist
Mrs. Judith (Maria) Jones — mariajones.weebly.com