Creating An Open Channel Of Communication

Montpelier School District Superintendent Jerry Waagen This month we get to hear from Montpelier’s Superintendent/Elementary Principal Jerry Waagen and High School Principal James Bear as they share with us the great things happening in their district. Serving 118 student K-12, Waagen and Bear have a combined education background of 51 years! Waagen is in his…
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Data Overload? NEW Data Use Standards Are Here To Help!

New Year, New Focus… DATA! The holidays are over and we are off and running into 2017! 2016 was definitely a year of growth and change for the SEEC as it transitioned to become its own fiscal agent, made some new hires (and had to say goodbye to others L), and participated in an AdvancED…
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Beginning Teachers Receive Timely, Effective Training + Collegial Collaboration

The Beginning Teacher Network’s (BTN) intent is to provide an additional layer of support and just-in-time professional development for first-year teachers, but the most important component is an opportunity for collaboration and collegial discussion among the new teachers. The SEEC BTN strives to augment and enhance the learning they received as a pre-service teacher and other mentoring…
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2016 Lights On Afterschool

Although a few months late in posting, we still want to highlight the fun events put on to celebrate the nationally recognized Lights on Afterschool day, Oct. 20. Below we’ve shared some highlights of not just our own out-of-school-time programs, but also a couple others from across the state that participated. Each program works with kids in their own unique ways and…
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Bringing The Maker Movement To The YMCA

“Bringing the Maker Movement to the Y thanks to the SEEC’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers Conference!” – Erica Kindem, YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties Asst. School-Age Director. Each year in August the SEEC holds a conference geared toward helping all out-of-school-time providers learn how to strengthen their programs and ensure they are executing high-quality…
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SEEC Awarded $200,000 Bush Foundation Ecosystem Grant

On Dec. 6, 2016 The Bush Foundation awarded $6.5 million in Ecosystem Grants to 39 organizations that help create an environment for its programs and initiatives to be successful. The South East Education Cooperative (SEEC) received $200,000 of these awarded dollars for general operating support. “The Ecosystem grant provides support for general operating expenses but…
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SEEC Receives DMF Grant To Support Innovative Healthy School Programming And Technology In Schools

SEEC receives Dakota Medical Foundation grant to support innovative healthy school programming and technology in schools The South East Education Cooperative (SEEC) received a grant for $62,689.80 from Dakota Medical Foundation (DMF) to dramatically improve the health of students. These grant dollars will support Healthy Schools Programs which will increase academic performance, reduce classroom behaviors,…
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