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Waverly School & Community Partnerships

Delta Township District Library

Library Catalog

Study Buddy teacher access inside the district

Study Buddy teacher access outside the district

Standard & Poors School Evaluation Services (SES)
Provides valuable comparative benchmarks; and presents Standard & Poor's impartial findings, together with supporting data, on the performance of school systems. (Find out more about SES...)

American Association of School Librarians - Continuing Education
Calendar of events lists upcoming workshops, courses and conferences for AASL members and other school librarians. Some courses offered online.

iBistro Library Catalog

iBistro is an online public access catalogue (OPAC). It is an internet gateway to the Delta/Waverly library catalogue. The catalogue is searchable by author, title, or keyword. There are also special graphic interfaces for adult browsing ("Find It Fast") and children's searches ("Kids' Library"). Access to the internet is available through the "Knowledge Portal". We have additional content for our patrons with the Sirsi DataStream content subscription. Through this resource library users have access to book summaries and reviews, author biographies, color images of book jackets, table of contents and first chapters, reading lists, best seller lists, and interesting websites to explore.

Capital Area District Library
Get information on the Lansing library system including locations, hours, programs, and resources.

The Library of Michigan
The Library of Michigan is our state's version of the Library of Congress. Open to the public, the Library of Michigan provides in-person reference assistance and computer access to all who visit.

The Michigan Electronic Library (MEL)
Sponsored by the Library of Michigan, MEL is an online information system that provides residents of Michigan with no-charge access to a core set of electronic resources over the Internet.

Delta Township District Library

 
Parent & Family Supports

Power School Parent Portal User Guide

MVP Parents.com

Involved Parents Are the Real Heroes®

All parents want to be "Most Valuable Parents" who help their children and teens make smart choices and avoid pitfalls of growing up. Unlike advice sites, MVParents.com is your trusted, research-based resource for with tips, ideas, and strategies for raising smart, strong, responsible kids.


Early Childhood Connections of Eaton County


Parents of young children are the first and most important teachers a child will ever have. All moms, dads, grandparents, relatives, and community members want their children to be successful in school and life. As children mature from infants, to toddlers, to preschoolers, and transition into kindergarten, there are many challenges.   Early Childhood Connections, Eaton County’s GREAT START Collaborative, is working to build a comprehensive early childhood system for our county that will meet the needs of all families.

Protect MI Child

The Michigan Children's Protection Registry is a secure database of protected e-mail addresses and other electronic contact points such as: fax numbers, mobile phone numbers (SMS), and instant messenger IDs. It allows Michigan's parents and schools to register electronic contact points that children may access.

Citizens Alliance To Uphold Special Education (CAUSE)
A Parent Training Information Center for the State of Michigan. CAUSE is a statewide non-profit coalition providing free information, referral, support, advocacy, and workshops to parents and professionals working with children with disabilities and special needs.

The Kaboose Network
Comprised of three award-winning online destinations including http://funschool.kaboose.com (grades pre-k thru 6), Zeeks.com (educational/recreational gaming for tweens & teens) and Kidsdomain.com (parent/teacher/family resources). A top 10 global Internet destination for over 5 million kids and families a month looking for entertaining, interactive and educational content.

National Coalition for Parent Involvement in Education (NCPIE)
An organization to advocate the involvement of parents and families in their children's education, and to foster relationships between home, school, and community to enhance the education of all our nation's young people.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Resources for parents and teachers about drug abuse, includes valuable materials to help you better discuss the effects of drug abuse on the brain with people of all ages and backgrounds.

Quit Smoking Community
An online community committed to helping people quit smoking through a combination of quality information and strong community support.

Parents as Teachers (PAT)
An international early childhood parent education and family support program serving families throughout pregnancy until their child enters kindergarten, usually age 5.

Parent Information and Resource Centers (PIRCs)
PIRCs bring parents, educators and those that work with families a wealth of information about helping children get ready for school and succeed in school, from the early grades through high school.

R.E.A.D.Y. - Reading Plan for Michigan
Reading kits for new parents.

The Idea Box
Early childhood activities resources. Idea of the Day activities, seasonal games, music and songs, recipes, crafts, message boards, Idea Box mail! ...

Smoke-Free Homes information
Breathing secondhand smoke can be harmful to children's health including asthma, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), bronchitis and pneumonia and ear infections.

http://referweb.net/lansing/

http://www.ascd.org/portal/site/ascd/menuitem.4247f922ca8c9ecc8c2a9410d3108a0c/

 

State & National Organizations

American School Board Journal
Read issues online or subscribe to this journal published by the National School Boards Association. Search archives by date or author.

Michigan Association of School Boards
Check out the latest news stories and press releases, and find out about conferences and events. Includes job listings and educational resources.

Michigan Department of Education
Find educational reports and statistics, grant information, teacher resources and educational links.

Michigan Merit Award
Information about the Michigan Merit Award Scholarships and MEAP tests.

Michigan PTSA (Parent-Teacher-Student Association)
Learn about PTA committees and field services. Includes legislative updates, Calendar of events and a chat room.

National Education Assoc. - Uniting Behind Our Children
Guide provides teachers and parents with advice on helping children deal with the September 2001 terrorist attacks. Share stories on the message board.

National Skill Standards Board
NSSB develops voluntary standards to help identify the knowledge, skills and abilities students need to succeed in the workplace.

National Institute for Literacy (NIFL)
The Institute serves as a focal point for activities that support the development of literacy services, funding programs and services designed to improve the quality of ...

No Child Left Behind (ed.gov)
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (No Child Left Behind) is a landmark in education reform designed to improve student achievement and change the culture of America's schools.

Public Education Network (PEN)
A national association of local education funds (LEFs) and individuals working to advance public school reform in low-income communities across our country.

Schools Portal -- Federal Student Aid
FSA Schools Portal is the Department of Education's Federal Student Aid Portal. It provides a gateway to other FSA sites, along with displaying FSA News ...

US Dept. of Education - Associations & Organizations
Find short reviews of and links to public and private organizations involved in all areas and levels of education.

Teacher Supports & Links

http://www.michiganedusource.org/

Busy Teachers Website
Quick reference for teachers K-12 organized by subject from Archeology to Social Studies.

Education World
School Issues, Lesson Planning, Curriculum Now, Technology in the Classroom, Administrator's Desk...

Foundation for Teaching Economics
Nonprofit organization offers a series of alumni programs and internships, resources, lesson plans, and an alumni bulletin.

Institute for the Transfer of Technology to Education
Furnishes resources and publications to educators utilizing technology in the classroom. Learn about events and seminars and request information.

Internet Basictools
Provides Internet basic skills courses including web page design, email etiquette, web search skills, etc.

K-12 Resources for Music Educators
Valuable resources for music educators and students of all areas and educational levels. Regularly updated.

LETSNet
Learning Exchange for Teachers and Students through the Internet offers links to lesson plans and curricular ideas for K-12 classrooms.

Michigan Geographic Alliance
Network of educators and geographers aims to improve the education of students in the science. Contains contact information.

Michigan Reading Association
Provides information on membership, conferences, publications, awards and grants, and features classroom connections. Includes resource links.

Michigan REAP Program - Instructional Support Job Opportunities
Search for instructional support education employment opportunities throughout Michigan by selecting a region and a position. Provides classified job vacancy postings.

NASA SeaWiFS Project
The SeaWiFS Mission is a part of NASA's Earth Science Enterprise, which is designed to look at our planet from space to better understand it as a system in both behavior and evolution.

 

REMC 13, one of Michigan's 22 Regional Educational Media Centers, is a service of Clinton County RESA, Eaton and Ingham Intermediate School Districts. REMC provides instructional materials and support services to public and non-public K-12 schools within these counties.

Science Teacher's Resource Center
This web site is for science teachers to share ideas, provide labs, demonstrations, and any other information which teachers can access.

Sites for Teachers
Searchable clearinghouse site listing hundreds of links for classroom resources available online: puzzles, worksheets, lesson plans, etc.

Spanish Resources on the Web
Comprehensive compilation of grammar, vocabulary, cultural, and media resources on the Net. With categorization by country, links, and search.

Teachers.Net
Teacher discussion boards and chatrooms. Lesson plans, project ideas and teaching tools. Searchable...

The Teachers Corner
Primary & Intermediate Teacher Resources.


Parent & Family Supports

Foster Parents

Approximately 14,000 Michigan children are in foster care at any given time. We need your help to keep these children safe and cared for until they can be returned to their family. In the event that they cannot be returned to their home, we need loving adoptive families to give them a place to call home - You could be the answer to their hope for a home.

5 Easy Steps to Become a Foster Parent
1. Call a Foster Care Licensing Specialist, Nadine Prvetta at (517) 775-8915
2. Attend an orientation.
3. Complete the application.
4. Participate in a home evaluation.
5. Attend free foster care training.

For more information, please click here to visit the Department of Human Resources Foster Care and Adoption page.

Protect MI Child

The Michigan Children's Protection Registry is a secure database of protected e-mail addresses and other electronic contact points such as: fax numbers, mobile phone numbers (SMS), and instant messenger IDs. It allows Michigan's parents and schools to register electronic contact points that children may access.

Citizens Alliance To Uphold Special Education (CAUSE)
A Parent Training Information Center for the State of Michigan. CAUSE is a statewide non-profit coalition providing free information, referral, support, advocacy, and workshops to parents and professionals working with children with disabilities and special needs.

The Kaboose Network
Comprised of three award-winning online destinations including http://funschool.kaboose.com (grades pre-k thru 6), Zeeks.com (educational/recreational gaming for tweens & teens) and Kidsdomain.com (parent/teacher/family resources). A top 10 global Internet destination for over 5 million kids and families a month looking for entertaining, interactive and educational content.

National Coalition for Parent Involvement in Education (NCPIE)
An organization to advocate the involvement of parents and families in their children's education, and to foster relationships between home, school, and community to enhance the education of all our nation's young people.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Resources for parents and teachers about drug abuse, includes valuable materials to help you better discuss the effects of drug abuse on the brain with people of all ages and backgrounds.

Parents as Teachers (PAT)
An international early childhood parent education and family support program serving families throughout pregnancy until their child enters kindergarten, usually age 5.

Parent Information and Resource Centers (PIRCs)
PIRCs bring parents, educators and those that work with families a wealth of information about helping children get ready for school and succeed in school, from the early grades through high school.

R.E.A.D.Y. - Reading Plan for Michigan
Reading kits for new parents.

The Idea Box
Early childhood activiites resources. Idea of the Day activities, seasonal games, music and songs, recipes, crafts, message boards, Idea Box mail! ...

Referweb
A web-site that can help find a community based resource based on your needs.

A Lexicon of Learning
Ever wondered what educators mean when they refer to "authentic assessment" or "Bloom's Taxonomy"?
Education, like all professions, has a specialized vocabulary that parents and others may have a difficult time understanding. This online dictionary, A Lexicon of Learning, provides clear definitions of educational terms in everyday language.