SMS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Library Books

The current book offering at Saline Middle School is lacking in the areas of diversity, immigration, African-American, Hispanic, LGBTQ and special needs students. We would like to strengthen this offering by acquiring additional books to appeal to all SMS students.

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Engaging All Communicators

The goal of this project is to increase staff and peers to feel comfortable communicating and engaging with a student who utilizes an Augmentative Assistive Communication (AAC) device. a.) Grant funds will be used to purchase 3 IPads and an iPod. Proloquo2Go will be placed on the devices. The iPod […]

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Broadway in Detroit: Students and Senior Citizens Book Club Extension for Dear Evan Hansen

While reading the book Dear Evan Hansen as a novel study class and a partnership with senior citizens at Brecon Village, we would like to take students and any willing Brecon Village friends to Fisher Theatre in Detroit, to experience a live Broadway show together. This would be a culminating […]

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SSWCA: Student Leadership

10 SHS Writing Center students collaborated on an evaluation and overall progress of our center activities over the past year. They identified 2 main areas of improvement and innovation: Intergenerational/Community Partnerships and our Online and Asynchronous Feedback Process. The research and findings of both groups will be presented at the […]

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To the Beat of the Drum

Students will play “To the Beat of the Drum” during music therapy sessions. Exploring their imagination through song, rhythm, and tune while building communication through verbal and nonverbal expressions. “To the Beat of the Drum” will allow students to express their creative and communicative sides in a diverse environment for […]

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Woof Woof Finn the Therapy Dog (Training)

The emotional well being of students significantly impacts success and achievement. We must be creative in supporting student mental and emotional health given fixed numbers of trained mental health professionals and finite student resources in the district. Training Finn to be a therapy dog is an additional avenue we can […]

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Accessible Communication with iPad Pro

This grant involves obtaining and using the largest 12.9 inch iPad Pro with small groups of students to address communication objectives included in their individual education programs (IEPs) as well as in the Student Profile on the SAS Compass. The large screen will facilitate joint reference and shared attention and […]

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Playground Communication Signs

A large poster sign of communication symbols familiar to our students that could be installed on each elementary playground and the middle school playground. The outdoor signs, made of durable aluminum and vinyl, would withstand repeated use and the weather and would allow staff and peers to point to symbols […]

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The SMS Podcast/Radio Center

It has been many years since the physical plant of Saline Middle School has had a radio station type program where students from the various aspects of school life could be interviewed and share their backgrounds, ideas, and accomplishments with their classmates specifically and the larger school community (parents, surrounding […]

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Reaching Readers Through Books

“Reaching Readers Through Books” will replace outdated, damaged, and low interest books with new, high interest, and diverse books. These books will be used by the entire third grade (120 students) in support of our Character Studies and book club unit for many years to come. It is important for […]

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