A Special Board Meeting, followed by the Regular Board Meeting, will be held March 11, 2024, at 5:15 pm and 6:00 pm, respectively, at EFR, location to be determined.
The agendas will be posted on March 8th.

Homecoming 2023 is already sparking many wonderful moments.
 
What an incredible week this is!
 
However, let’s not let this special day of recognition get lost in all of our Homecoming happenings.
 
Today – October 5 – marks World Teacher Day.

Did you know about this?
 
To be honest, this kind of snuck up on me, too.
 
There is some great news to share about this, though.
 
Many of the best teachers in the world are teaching right here in Frankenmuth!
 
No doubt about it.
 
And I just wanted to spotlight this – especially today!
 
Beyond athletics, music, and the arts, we have many  student clubs and organizations deserving of the spotlight as well.
 
We have nearly 50 clubs and organizations at FHS alone – all involving hundreds of students guided by staff advisors and adult volunteers – that are doing wonderful things, creating learning opportunities, and often going over and above to serve specific needs in our school family and community.
 
Here’s the one I’ve selected to spotlight this week.

Big time thanks to Riley Klein and Jennifer Grimshaw for compiling this information and photos for us.
 
Riley is our high school’s Business & Career & Technical Education Teacher and DECA Chapter Advisor.
 
Jennifer is the administrative assistant in our Special Education Department and she is our DECA Co-Advisor.
 
As a national organization, DECA strives to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for their futures and educates students on the promising careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management.
 
DECA has 3700 high school chapters and 200 at the  college level.
To say our FHS DECA members have SPIRIT would be an understatement!

This photo captures only a portion of our FHS DECA members for you.
 
The chapter is actually 89 members strong and ­many were enjoyed adorning pink and black attire as part of the Spirit Week fun leading up to this Friday’s Homecoming Game.
 
Students in the FHS DECA Chapter grow real-like marketing skills through competition, traveling, and networking – all experiences which will help them shape and enhance their futures.
 
Many in our community already know this because much the DECA Chapter’s travel to district, national, and international conferences would not happen without the generous contributions of local Frankenmuth businesses.
 
For example, last year’s District 1 Conference was held at SVSU.  From here, several students qualified for the State  Competition held every spring in Detroit. Hannah Grimshaw and Melody Compton (shown this photo with Jennifer Grimshaw) won at State Competition and represented FHS at the International Conference in Orlando, Florida.

To accompany our two State Finalists, the chapter also sent five additional students who completed DECA Chapter Campaigns with distinction to Orlando so they could attend the Leadership Academy workshops.

Please don’t think local businesses foot the whole bill.
 
The FHS DECA Chapter work and fundraise throughout the school year.

Here DECA students flexed their business skills with great $ucce$$ by running their own hot dog and bratwurst stand at the annual Bavarian Festival.  
 
I hope you can see why our FHS DECA Chapter is so easy to cheer on!
 
AND SPEAKING OF CHEERING ON…
I hope to see you at these upcoming events Friday.

Again, thanks for all you do!
 
GO EAGLES!

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