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Superintendent Update
Superintendent Update
Dan O'Connor
Monday, December 23, 2019

School System Relies on Community

Recently Mr. Lee attended the Michigan Association for Elementary and Middle School Principals conference and shared with his peers the many amazing partnerships our district has been able to foster.  Alcona Community Schools are grateful for networking with community partners and due to it being the holiday season, I thought it would be appropriate to celebrate some of the connections we are fortunate enough to have established to support students.  


  • Alcona Health Center - Medical and Behavioral Support

    • Summer Camps

    • Expanded Mental Health 

  • Place-Based Learning & Staff Professional Development 

    • Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative

    • Huron Pines

  • Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency 

    • School Success - Two Family-School Liaisons 

    • Head Start Preschool

    • Adopt-A-Grandparent   

  • Alpena Community College 

    • 800 College Credits Earned on Alcona High Campus 

  • Inspiration Alcona

    • Ukelele/Guitar Lessons

    • Grand Art at Alcona County Commission on Aging 

  • Alcona Sheriff’s Department

    • School Resource Officer  

  • Alcona County Library

    • Operating Elementary Library 

  • Mentoring

    • Mr. Joe Jenny(and dozen-plus volunteers) and Mr. Lenny Avery

  • Farm to Fork Alcona

    • Connections to community and grant support 

    • Agri Science & FFA Support 

  • MSU Extension/4-H

    • Book Donations 

    • Makerspace @ Alcona Elementary

December Holiday Support

  • Northland Area Credit Union

    • Winter Clothes for Families  

  • NEMSCA’s School Success

    • Coordinated Support from St. Vincent DePaul, ACC’s Christmas Wish Program, St. Gabriel, First United Methodist, DHHS, 

  • Alcona PTO 

    • Secret Santa Shop for Elementary Students

    • Cookies w/ Santa 

  • Real Estate One & Agent Jen Weichel

    • Adopted a family for Christmas

  • Lincoln Lions

  • Alcona Helping Hands

    • Hand Made Stocking for all K-5 students 

I’m sure the list above has a few unintentional omissions, but long story short, we are fortunate to live in such a supportive community and are grateful for the support of so many organizations.  Have a great break!