Snow Day 01/12/17

By |January 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Freedom Acres, Transitions Central, Stepping Forward, Independent Living Center and Heartlands Institute of Technology are closed Thursday January 12, 2017. Administration Building will be open.

January is School Board Recognition Month

By |January 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|

As citizen leaders, individual school board members face complex and demanding challenges. They are alternately described as having the most important volunteer jobs in the country and facing the toughest challenge in elected American government. Yet school board members are just ordinary citizens with extraordinary dedication to our public schools. Too often we’re quick […]

Snow Day 01/10/17

By |January 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Freedom Acres, Transitions Central, Stepping Forward, Independent Living Center and Heartlands Institute of Technology are closed Tuesday January 10, 2017. Administration Building will be open.

State Farm Supports the IM Kids 3rd Meal Program

By |October 24th, 2016|News|

Local State Farm Agents Committed to Ending Child Hunger in Ionia & Montcalm Counties

IM Kids 3rd Meal program is giving food insecure children access to food and the benefits that come from being well-nourished and ready to learn by providing nutritious, kid-friendly evening meals alleviating hunger when they are not in school. Four local […]

Welcome our new Finance Director, CTE Director, and Freedom Acres Principal

By |August 1st, 2016|News|

As we begin the new school year, you may notice some new faces here at the Ionia County Intermediate School District.  This month we are featuring our new Director of Finance, Director of Career & Technical Education, and Principal of Freedom Acres school.  Please join us in welcoming:

Jamie Carnes
Jamie came to us from Comstock […]

Freedom Acres Earth Day Celebration

By |May 13th, 2016|News|

The annual Earth Day Celebration at Freedom Acres was once again kicked-off in the gym with a school picture. Many of the students and staff remembered to wear their Earth Day Tee-Shirts.  Teacher, Leigh Chick, organized an afternoon full of earth friendly activities which included planting White Pine tree seedlings around the school campus, […]

30th Annual PAC Award Winners

By |May 9th, 2016|News|

At the 30th Annual PAC Awards Banquet, five individuals were the recipients of the following awards:

Employer of the Year;
Peer Mentor;
Doug Bormann Contributor;
Christine Rainey General Education;
Fred Chappell Special Education.

Please join me in congratulating the following individuals:

Welcome to the new

By |May 4th, 2016|News|

Nearly 10 years ago I started working here at the Ionia County Intermediate School District and quickly noticed our website was a little behind the times.  When I wasn’t fixing computers I began work on a new website that would eventually go live in 2008.  That hand coded design received a few face lifts […]

“Beyond the Horizon” What’s Next for Your Young Adult Child?

By |May 3rd, 2016|News|

By Daisy Cook, Transition Coordinator
Beyond the Horizon was a workshop hosted by the Community Transition Council (CTC) on April 21, at the Right Door (formerly CMH). The main goal of the Council is to inform parents and community members about transition related topics.  In past years there has been a housing summit describing various […]

Maximizing the Impact of Instructional Consultation Teams

By |May 3rd, 2016|News|

By Renee Thelen, Planner/Monitor
During the 2015-2016 school year, our Instructional Consultation (IC) Teams around the county have been focused on maximizing their impact by taking more group and whole class cases.  This allows the teacher requesting assistance to utilize the collaboration time with their case manager to develop strategies that will meet the needs […]