May 13, 2024

Superintendent's Article

Nurse Melissa Smith (MHS graduate 2012)

May 8 was National School Nurse Day. It was established in 1972 to raise awareness of the importance of nurses in the educational setting and to recognize the significant contributions school nurses make to overall student achievement and success.

The school nurse does not simply deal with minor scrapes and bruises.  A growing number of students enter school with chronic health conditions such as asthma, life-threatening allergies, diabetes, and seizure disorders.  The school nurse helps students and families manage those challenges and can work with students’ healthcare providers to coordinate care.   Schools are also seeing an increase in mental health concerns such as anxiety and depression. School nurses, along with social workers and counselors, work with families to assess and address the potential mental and emotional needs of students.   In addition, the school nurse also works with the district’s Wellness Committee, assists with cardiac emergency plans, and facilitates CPR training and MI Heart Safe Certifications. 

Marcellus Community Schools is grateful and proud to have registered nurse Melissa Smith, a 2012 Marcellus High graduate, serve in this important role. Many thanks to Ms. Smith for her service and contribution to the students of Marcellus Community Schools! 

Upcoming events:

May 15- Spring Band Concert,7pm
May 22- Third Grade play, 1:30 pm and 6:30pm
May 27-  Band Memorial Day performance at Bly Cemetery, 10:00am
May 29- Dual Enrollment Honors Program at SMC
May 29- June 5- Third Grade Swim Camp

June 3-6-  6th grade camp

June 4-  Middle school awards program, 6:00 p.m.