Greetings from the Executive Director! Thanks for taking the time to review our website. Our site possesses a wealth of resources for members and non-members alike. All links are located just above each page and the home page carries the most current news. Look the MSSA over and do not hesitate to "contact us" with any questions, comments or interest in our varied programs. Thanks, Dan Rask
Director's Schedule: March 3 - Helena, March 4 - Dillon, March 5 - Harrison, March 7 - Harrison.
Please use email or cell (406) 221 - 6303 if I am not at the office.
Office Manager's Schedule: Linda Sunderlin works from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday each week.
MARCH 3, 2014
Hopefully, everyone has endured the cold spell and snow without any serious problems. It is just like the "old days" for those of us who were here then.
The graduate level 588 course we offer annually to members is linked below for registration.
The "Rural Schools Financial Data Survey" is out electronically. Contact Linda Sunderlin at the office if you wish to purchase a hard copy for ten dollars. Otherwise they have been sent out electronically to participating and member schools free of charge. Let Linda know in the office if you haven't received a copy. It is located in the member section of the website also.
Next year's MSSA dates and sites for all MSSA professional development offerings is listed below. Let me know if there are any errors or conflicts. Thank you for responding to the Survey Monkey regarding thoses offerings as well as this coming April.
Today, I will meet with members of our TLLC team to continue with the development of the MT EPAS for educators and administrators. We are now turning our focus to the superintendent evaluation and our second year of trainings for districts large and small across Montana.
In our "members section" is an aligned short version of a performance appraisal for educators and I have those for principals and superintendents as well. Our situation is a little different than larger districts but it is good to sit on the committee developing the model for all of Montana, continuing to make everyone aware of our unique qualities.
The new "Letters of Agreement" are now located at the bottom of the homepage of our website. We will be mailing those letters in March. You know.........springtime!
MACSS "RURAL TEACHER OF THE YEAR" APPLICATION
MSU - BOZEMAN 588 GRADUATE LEVEL COURSE ONLINE REGISTRATION.
This year's course is very similar to the past years. The Executive Director will administer the course and all fees and registration is done online through the link provided here. A member teacher must attend 18 hours of our trainings throughout the year and then develop lesson plans using the materials from the workshops attended. The plans are in the form of a four page paper.
2014 - 2015 CONSORTIUM CONFERENCE DATES AND SITES
SMARTER BALANCED LINKS
MSSA CONSORTIUM PHOTOS
MSSA STANDARDS PROGRAM CONFERENCE MATERIALS
2014 - 2015 MSSA MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION AND LETTERS OF AGREEMENT
As always, "Our students are worth the effort".
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