Points of Pride

CCS is Thankful for Continued Community Support

This month, May 2020, we’d like to express a BIG THANK YOU to the continued community support being shown.  The parents and students that meet the buses are still giving gifts and showing their support and excitement to receive their meals and to see the school bus and staff. The community as a whole continues to boost up morale. Mrs. Schriber has been making masks for everyone. She even will refit it so we are comfortable while wearing them. The Oven donated pizza to feed food service staff, Mayor Joe Green of Caro brought in donuts for the bus drivers, paraprofessionals and food service staff. NorthStar Bank manager Joe Turner hand delivered gift cards to the staff that are working in support of the community effort. They donated 70 gift cards to show their support for our staff. These generous offerings are so heart-warming and keep our labor of love so rewarding.

CCS Recognizes Employees Who Make Our Meal Distribution Program Successful

CCS Recognizes Employees Who Make Our Meal Distribution Program Successful

This month, April 2020, we recognize the many employees who tirelessly contribute their time and display their commitment, not only to the District but to every student and child that lives in our community. The many smiling faces and helping hands make it possible to put a plan, an uncertain vision into motion with expert ease. The meal preparation by Food Service staff is very time consuming. Those folks spend many hours planning and preparing nutritious meals our students are anxiously waiting for. They are taking every precaution to keep a safe and healthy work site to protect coworkers, students and their families. The available paraprofessionals and secretaries are rocking it on the roads. The level of enthusiasm brought in each day is refreshing in this time of uncertainty. They come in daily ready to work and get our children fed. The care and heart shown in this effort is nothing less than love for our community. The school bus drivers know the kids on their routes are making sure each day that they continue to be that first smile and good morning face these kids are accustomed to seeing every day. Their bond is a unique one built on the sense of safety and concern shared every single time they enter a school bus. The crew it takes to pull off this huge effort of support in a time of unknowns is comprised of some of the most outstanding employees any employer could have asked for!  We have become more....we are friends! We are Caro, we can, and we continue to do!     

Dale Swanson Recognized as March 2020 Employee of the Month

CCS Recognize Dale Swanson As March Employee of the Month

Dale Swanson is the newest member of our district custodial staff. Although it has been a short period of time that Dale has been with us, he has made a long lasting impressions on those he works with and around. The teachers Dale works with have expressed their complete satisfaction and relief that Dale is working so well with them. Dale willingly demonstrated his talents with the skillful construction and redesign of the nurses station at Schall School. Not only is his quality of work recognized but also his personable, helpful, and considerate personality. Thank you Dale, for turning up your sleeves and committing to the "behind-the-scenes" care, safety, and security of our school district. 

February 2020 Employee of The Month is Mike Kubiak

Mike has been a Caro School bus driver since 2014. In the time that he has been with the district he has been extremely conscientious in his duties. Mike goes the extra mile for the students that ride his bus. He will take a backpack all the way across town to a student that forgot it on the bus if he feels that student needs it right away. He communicates with the parents of his riders keeping them informed of student behavior and activity on the bus. Due to his diligence he has very few negative behaviors to report. His bus is also the best kept in the fleet! Thank you Mr. Mike, for going above and beyond, and supporting all programs necessary for developmental support to your riders of all ages!

Mike Kubiak

Jodi Smale Named January 2020 Employee of The Month

Jodi is a key component to the smooth operation of the Middle School office. Her dedication to the success of the students and her coworkers is what makes her so invaluable. Jodi is quick to take on extra tasks and complete them in a timely and detailed manner. She manages all of the M.S. Special Education paperwork and documentation, she packs 38 backpacks with food for our less fortunate students weekly (sometimes twice a week) and distributes them to all of our schools. Jodi also arranges for substitutes when necessary. Thank you, Jodi, for being so committed to our school community. 

Jodi Smale

December 2019 Employee of The Month Is Tricia Phillips

Tricia PhillipsWe appreciate Tricia Phillips in the High School Guidance Office for being an outstanding employee! Tricia has been a huge asset to CCS since she was hired last year.  Not only is she a quick learner who pays attention to detail, but her calm demeanor and kind personality make her perfect in her position.

Jack Beckrow Named November 2019 Employee of the Month

Jack Beckrow is appreciated for his dedication to provide McComb's staff and students with a clean, safe, functional, and secure environment. Jack keeps his building in a state of operational excellence.  In doing so McComb experiences no interruptions, distractions, or obstacles to the education program. Thank you Jack for your commitment!

WWII Veteran receives CHS Diploma

WWII Veteran receives CHS Diploma

Monday, January 13, 2020 was a special night for 94-year-old World War II Veteran Gerald Johnston of Caro.  Mr. Johnston left high school to serve our country and was unable to finish his high school education.  The Caro Community Schools Board of Education honored Mr. Johnston at their meeting when he was awarded his Caro High School diploma.

“I’m so happy that I could almost scream.”   

“I’m going to show it to everybody I can,” Johnston said. “Put it right around my neck.

CHs Principal Clark handing Mr. Johnston his diploma.

Superior Rankings Earned by Band Students

Sophie Brown performed with the MSBOA District 3 Honor Band, directed this year by Damien Crutcher from Wayne State University on Saturday, January 25, 2020. 

Several of our middle school students traveled to Bad Axe on Monday, January 27 to participate in the Thumb Friends of the Arts Solo & Ensemble event. Makenna Katus & Zachary Bareither earned Division 2 (Excellent) ratings. Jenna Bareither, Cole Marcola, Jacob Moore, & Molina Dewald earned Division 1 (Superior) ratings.

Six members of the high school band (Sophie Brown, Mersaides Gilmore, Brice Leveille, Tyler Leveille, Zane Long, & Maddie Warden) performed with the Tri-County Honor Band on Saturday, February 1. The Band was directed this year by Kayla Cordell, director of music programs at Cornerstone University.

Two of our high school band students participated in the MSBOA District 3 Solo & Ensemble Festival on Saturday, February 8. Maddie Warden earned a Division 1 (Superior) rating on her Euphonium solo. Sophie Brown earned 3 Division 1 (Superior) ratings, on snare drum, tympani, & marimba solos. Both qualified to perform again at the State festival next month.

Thank you & congratulations to our students for their hard work!