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    During the Stay Safe, Stay Home mandatory closure announced by Gov. Whitmer, all MPS offices are currently closed. Food service pick-up and drop-off points will continue Monday, Wednesday and Friday during the closure. My office will continue to communicate with stakeholders via our Communiques. Please use Email or MPSConnect if you have questions or need assistance. 

    Stay safe, Michael E. Sharrow, Superintendent, Midland Public Schools

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Nomination Window is Now Open for the 2020 MPS Gerstacker Teacher Proficiency Awards

The Gerstacker Committee would like to take this opportunity to inform you of the basic eligibility criteria for a nominee and the selection procedures.

The basic criteria:

  • Must have a Michigan teaching certificate.
  • Must be a tenured teacher with three or more continuous years of service with MPS.
  • Must be under employment contract for the upcoming year (not retiring).

The selection committee is comprised of:

  • A Member of the Midland Public Schools Board of Education
  • President of the Midland City Education Association (MCEA)
  • Chair of the MCEA Professional Standards Committee
  • An MPS Administrator
  • Gerstacker recipient from the previous year

The committee encourages you to attend this year’s ceremony on Thursday, April 30, at 4:15 pm. at Central Auditorium. Please plan to join us for this wonderful event that celebrates Midland Public Schools’ educators! An hors d’oeuvre reception will follow the awards ceremony to honor the recipients and celebrate the educational excellence that is Midland Public Schools.

Nominations are due Friday, March 20, 2020. Please remember that a nominee can be any certified MPS staff member, which includes those working with students outside of the regular classroom.

Visit our awards page to view past recipients and the nomination form

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