Au Gres-Sims Superintendent, Jeffrey Collier, and Au Gres City Manager, John Stanley, invite you to listen and enjoy the following Podcasts which are the engaging products of a unique joint communications project between the City of Au Gres and the Au Gres-Sims School District. These weekly "Huron Forward" Podcasts focus on all topics related to: Business opportunity & entrepreneurial ventures, city management, politics, education, and the high quality of life throughout the region - but primarily, celebrates all of the positive energy and proactive initiatives taking place within the greater Au Gres area, Arenac County, and Northeast Michigan.
#77 - Culminating the end of Season 4 by celebrating the "Culture of Learning" at Au Gres-Sims and sharing information about the August 7 bond proposal.
The beginning of this Podcast celebrates the "Points of Pride" and collective awards and achievements earned by the Au Gres-Sims School District throughout the 2017-18 school year. The second half of the Podcast is a focused conversation discussing Frequently Asked Questions regarding the upcoming August 7th no change to the current tax rate Au Gres-Sims community bond proposal.
#76 - Broadening global experiences throughout the region in partnership with CETUSA.
Huron Forward hosts Amy Nordin, the North Bay region's local coordinator of the Council for Educational Travel, USA (CETUSA). This podcast discussion highlights the positive benefits of both international student travel and ambassador host family opportunities. While celebrating multiculturalism and diversity, Au Gres-Sims continues to build a globally focused environment to engage higher-order, interdisciplinary experiences for students aligned within their established "Culture of Learning."
#75 - Announcing the Au Gres-Sims School District Bond Proposal.
This podcast discussion highlights the Au Gres-Sims bond proposal. On Tuesday, August 7, residents living in the Au Gres-Sims School District will vote on a school bond proposal that will not raise the current tax rate. The bond proposal will affect every student, and highly focuses upon student safety and instructional quality upgrades.
#74 - Transitional relevancy while "Everything Changes."
With an announced shift of leadership responsibilities, Jeff and John discuss the relevancy of the Huron Forward Podcast as a continuing dialogue that provides an environmental scan for listeners on a local, regional, state-wide, and global stage. The Podcast's audience is connected with an eclectic guest list to provide opportunities that challenge existing perceptions or reveal new ideas for reflection or application. Huron Forward establishes a communication platform to promote, legitimize, and celebrate our locally successful programs, projects, and designs for sustainable, positive community achievement.
#73 - Celebrating the Valedictorian and Salutatorian of the graduating class of 2018 from Au Gres-Sims School District.
Au Gres-Sims High School Valedictorian, Lance Schwiderson, and Salutatorian, Brian Shmina, discuss their academic accomplishments and experiences as academic leaders at Au Gres-Sims School District, along with their future plans and goals.
#72 - Two superintendents discuss educational paradigms in the continual quest to seek excellence in action.
Dr. Stephen Bigelow, (@stephencbigelow) Superintendent of Bay City Public Schools, joins the Huron Forward discussion in Podcast #72. With John on vacation, Jeff takes the opportunity to hijack the entire episode to talk about educational issues with Dr. Bigelow from the perspectives of two superintendents within the same regional Bay-Arenac Intermediate School District. As the guys converse about educational paradigms within the context of a continual quest to seek excellence in action, topics include; discerning the right leadership "fit" within organizational cultures, embracing social media, the concept of "co-opertition," equitable school funding, and disrupting the existing status quo perception of schools.