Brandy Minikey, Parent Liaison for the Great Start Collaborative in Montcalm County, reads a book to a young student.
National curriculum consultant Karen Bailey explains Webb's Depth of Knowledge to teachers during a workshop on the Common Core State Standards.
Math teachers from Montcalm and Ionia Counties discuss their understanding of the Common Core Math Standards.
MACC instructor, Ashley Reisbig, uses an explicit routine to teach her students new vocabulary words.
Kindergarten teachers from Montcalm and Ionia Counties work on deconstructing English Language Arts Standards.
Montcalm County science, math, and technology teachers visit Greenville Tool and Die to learn how their curriculum helps students prepare for the world of work.
Montcalm Community College graduated its first class of Early College students in May of 2016.
Students at the Seiter Education Center enjoy the activities at the 2016 Carnival!

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Montcalm Area ISD

Together with the school districts of Carson City-Crystal, Central Montcalm, Greenville, Lakeview, Montabella, Tri County, and Vestaburg, public school academies and private schools, MAISD coordinates and delivers services and programs designed to improve education in Montcalm County.

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Upcoming Events
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  • 17 Mar
    • Walk for Warmth - Gratiot/Isabella Counties
      Mar 17
      10:30 AM to 1:00 PM
      Alma First Church of God - His Place, 200 W Superior St, Alma, MI 48801, USA
      Great Start Collaborative
      Welcome to the 13th Annual Walk for Warmth! Through your efforts last year, over $26,989 was donated to EightCAP, Inc. for its 12th Annual Walk for Warmth (W4W). These dollars were used in our Gratiot, Ionia, Isabella and Montcalm County Community Services offices to help with energy bills, shelter, or other needs a family might have in order to stay warm. Thank You! We wish that we could say that this battle is over, that the basic needs are being met. Across our nation people are suffering from unemployment, under-employment, high energy bills and weather extremes. Michigan has not suffered from a "super" storm - it just gets cold and stays that way. Our 13th Annual Walk for Warmth will include two events. Participants will enjoy wintry outdoor walks followed by soup/chili and bread cook-off luncheons. Events will start at 10:30 am and end at 1:00 pm. in the central part of Michigan, we still help each other when the going gets tough. Whether you bring a pot of chili, get pledges and walk, or just donate, we hope you will join this effort. If your schedule doesn't allow you to attend one of the 2018 Walk events, a direct contact may be made with our office to lend your support. Each walker who turns in $35 in pledges will receive a FREE W4W long-sleeved T-shirt! Join us for a soup/chili and bread cook-off luncheon following each walk. Bring some money to vote for you favorite entry. Organizations or individuals interested in supplying soup/chili are asked to contact Jan Lacy at 616.754.9315, ext. 3345. A business donating a minimum of $50 by Feb. 28 will have its name printed on the back of the W4W T-shirt. Donate now - go to and click on the "Get Involved" tab. Please dress according to weather.
  • 18 Mar
    • Science Sunday with Dillon!
      Mar 18
      1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
      Great Start Collaborative
      Come view a live science demonstration and learn how it works!
  • 19 Mar
    • Story Time 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
      Story Time
      Mar 19
      10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
      Reynolds Township Library, 117 Williams St, Howard City, MI 49329, USA
      Great Start Collaborative
      Children 18 months - 3 years. There will be stories, songs and dancing, play dough fun, crafts and lots of fun!
    • Preschool Story Time 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      Preschool Story Time
      Mar 19
      11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      Reynolds Township Library, 117 Williams St, Howard City, MI 49329, USA
      Great Start Collaborative
      Preschool Monday Story Time For children ages 3 and Up There will be stories, songs and dances, games and crafts, loads of fun!
    • PC Family Night 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      PC Family Night
      Mar 19
      5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      Montcalm Area Career Center, 1550 W Sidney Rd, Sidney, MI 48885, USA
      Great Start Collaborative
      Our Parent Coalition has been changed for this month. We will be doing a fun Family Night. The main dish for dinner is provided, so bring a side dish or dessert to share. There will be Tae Kwon Do, Yoga and many other activities. We look forward to seeing you there!
    • Family Story Time 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
      Family Story Time
      Mar 19
      6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
      Flat River Community Library, 200 W Judd St, Greenville, MI 48838, USA
      Great Start Collaborative
      3rd Monday monthly at 6 PM - 6 YEARS old and younger Enjoy an evening story time for busy families that is perfect for children 6 years old and younger, but older children are also welcome. Stories, activities, crafts and more are all part of the fun as we explore the themes of the month. Upcoming themes are: March - Bread and Jam April - At the Beach