March 17 Update
March 17 Update
Posted on 03/17/2017
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In case you haven’t yet heard,

Mr. Scott Spry was selected at Utica Community Schools

High School Teacher of the year!

Congratulations on this very well-deserved honor!!

Important Dates: 

3/23       Senior Cube Goldberg Project showcase 9:00 a.m.

3/23       CSI/MST Movie Night, 6:30-8:45 p.m.

4/1-4/9  Spring Break

4/7-4/7  SkillsUSA Competition

4/11-4/12  NO CSI:  SAT/Workkeys/PSAT testing

4/14      No school, Good Friday

4/20-4/23  UCS District Art Show-Ewell Elementary

5/1       Junior Job Shadow deadline

5/31     CSI Senior Celebration


Contact Information:

Main office:  586-797-6800

Attendance:  586-797-6899

Please call both the home school and CSI to excuse your child when absent. 


News to Know: 

1.      Please try to attend the District Art Show at Ewell Elementary School (flyer attached) from March 20 until the 23rd.  Mr. Allore and Mrs. Berry have once again outdone themselves in selecting, matting, labeling, editing together (video) and posting some of the AMAZING work our students do.  There are too many student artists to list here, but I promise you that you’ll be blown away by their creativity and talent. 


2.      The CSI Student Council is hosting a movie night here at the IRC on Thursday, March 23, 2017 for CSI and MST students.  Return of the Jedi (Episode VI for the young people) will be shown on the big screens, free of charge.  Popcorn and pop will be sold for $1.  This social opportunity is our way of thanking MST for including us in their February dance.  J


3.      Cube Project showcase, March 23.  Seniors have been hard at work on their latest cross-curricular project, Cube Goldberg.  Please join us to view this beautiful engineering marvel on March 23rd.  Can’t attend?  Don’t worry, video to follow.


4.      CSI Scheduling:  Today Seniors Nick Drager, Alex Huey, and Chase Garland spoke to all freshmen regarding the pathways they will be selecting in the next few weeks (multimedia or enginerring/mechatronics).  I sent information home via email last week to freshmen parents regarding scheduling here at CSI. I’ve included the document here. 


A note to senior parents:  As you know, our ability to offer courses is contingent upon the numbers of students enrolled, so at this time, we are having seniors select AP Calculus A/B, PreCalculus, or AP Computer Science as their third class, should they choose (two hour blocks are available in both Multimedia Production II and Mechatronics II and each fulfills the state requirement as a senior “math-related experience”).  We will hopefully know in April whether we have the ability to run all three of these classes.  Should we have to “cut” any of these senior classes, we will speak with the students and parents as necessary. 


5.      Our SkillsUSA teams continue to put in many hours preparing for their upcoming competitions to be held April 7-9 in Grand Rapids.  We wish the following students our best as they complete final studying and preparation:  Heather Sharp & Morgan Plummer (TV Production),  Alex Huey (Photography), Lauren Johnson (Advertising Design), Skylar Sabo &  Jon Mauser (Electronics Technology),  Dakota Swan & Zach Sadowski (Additive Manufacturing) and Darren Wesserling & Tommy Daniel (Robotics & Automation).  We had two teams enter the Digital Cinema and make the cut to the final round of judging:  Chad Blevins & Chad Murphy and Julia Felts & Colleen Murphy.  Emerson Wigand & Chase Garland, and Caesy Tapia & Paul Boni also submitted outstanding films for this competition. 


Juniors Madison Thompson and Carlee Carless have applied to be state officers for SkillsUSA and are working through the rigorous interview process.  We wish them our best and we are proud of them for their interest in their willingness to throw their hats into the ring for this opportunity.  Officers will be announced soon. 

All of these students are to be commended for taking on this extra challenge and we wish them well in April!  Thank you, Mr. Allore and Mr. Spry, for the countless hours you spend helping kids prepare for this challenge and for giving up a weekend to supervise them at their completion. 


6.      Juniors Darek Konopka and Neil Fraylick recently attended a workshop on connected vehicle technology, put on by our friends at Square One Education Network.  They brought back some great technology that Mr. Day will be implementing into the Engineering I course in the very near future! 


7.      THANK YOU to juniors Madison Thompson and Morgan Jensen for helping with Saturday CSI Entrance testing! 


8.      Reminder:  Junior job shadowing must be completed by May 1, 2017. Students have met with mentors several times and should be setting up their experience.  I know May seems far off, but it will be here before we know it.  Students are reminded to PLEASE turn in contact forms at least a week prior to experience and send a THANK YOU within a week of completing.  Both of these steps are vital to our building relationships with the business community that is so graciously inviting our students in to their workplaces for this valuable experience.


Teachers: (Multimedia I, II) (Design Principles, Digital Media) (Engineering Technology I) (English 10, 12) (AP Calc, Acc. Pre-Calc, Algebra I) (Geometry, Algebra II, Accelerated Algebra II) (English 11) (English 9) (Engineering/Mechatronics II, Electronics, Mechatronics I)’



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