Past Education Excellence Winners


Public Schools of Calumet-Laurium-Keweenaw – The Mindful Middle School
Northville Public Schools – Smiles for Students
Negaunee Public Schools – Miner Broadcasting
Vicksburg Community Schools – Education for Employment VHS Horticulture
Munising Public Schools – M-PACKS Backpack Program
Williamston Community Schools STEAM Laboratory
Muskegon Area ISD – Core Word/4-Block Literacy Program
Capac Community Schools – Peer Mediation Team
Waterford School District – Sweet Reads
Livingston Educational Service Agency – The Education Project


Bentley Community Schools – Nature Begindergarten
Bessemer Area Schools– Bluff View Pond Project
Charlevoix-Emmet ISD– Job Olympics
Clarkston Community Schools– Outdoor Learning Lab: Storybook Trail in the Woods
Davison Community Schools– Gates Traveling Library
Detroit Public Schools Community District– Drew Horticulture Program
Dollar Bay-Tamarack City Area Schools– Introducing International Culture and Cuisine: A Partnership
Fowlerville Community Schools– Kreeger Popcorn Crew
Genesee Intermediate School– District Fathers and Men Engaged
Glen Lake Community Schools– Students for World Awareness
Greenville Public Schools– Be True 2 You
Holt Public Schools– Kendal’s Kids’ Kindness Club
Ionia Public Schools– After-School Panther Learning Club
Kent Intermediate School District– MySchool@Kent Livingston Educational Service Agency– Vocational Services
Marcellus Community Schools– Elementary Swim Camp
Marlette Community Schools– Marlette Art Club
Marquette Area Public Schools– Love Clubs
Midland Public Schools– Chemic Challenge
New Buffalo Area Schools– Bison After-School Enrichment
Otsego Public Schools– Bulldogs Bookin’ Bus
Owosso Public Schools– Owosso Cares Food Backpack program
Traverse Bay Area ISD– Front Street Writers
Tri County Area Schools– STEM Class
Tuscola ISD– Physical Education program


Ann Arbor Public Schools– SkyWell
Cadillac Area Public Schools– The Freshmen Experience
Caledonia Community Schools– League of Everyday Guys Inspiring Our Neighbors (LEGION)
Chelsea School District– #WhyYouMatter
Crawford AuSable School District– Viking Pantry
Forest Park School District– Your Forest
Frankenmuth School District– Math Reading Success
Livingston ESA– Lacey’s Love Dog Biscuits
Walled Lake Consolidated Schools– High-Tech Internship
Waterford School District– Stand, Deliver, Debate!



Armada Area Schools– #ACCEPTED
Crestwood School District– Power of Peers (POP Crew)
Grand Blanc Community Schools– Grand Blanc West Male Mentor Group
Hillsdale ISD– Greenfield School All-Stars Garden Project
Johannesburg-Lewiston Schools– Title I Literacy Book Bags
Midland Public Schools– 20-Time
Otsego Public Schools– LEGO Lab & Beyond
Portage Public Schools– PNMS Robotics
The Public Schools of Calumet-Larium-Keweenaw– 3D Printing in the STEM Curriculum
Three Rivers Community Schools– Gusanitos Lectores


Ann Arbor Public Schools– Skyline Writing Center
Farmington Public Schools– Rise and Shine
Farwell Area Schools– Mandarin Dual Immersion and Spanish K-14 program
Ferndale Public Schools College– Immersion of Urban Students
Frankenmuth School District– Engineering Program
Kent ISD– Hospitality Program
L’Anse Creuse Public Schools– TV & Broadcast Media
Lawton Community Schools– Jump Start
Marquette Area Public Schools– Empowering Young Females
Midland Public Schools– Marketing
Mona Shores Public Schools– Sailors Ride with Pride
Montrose Community Schools– Montrose Digital Media TV
Moran Township School District– Peer-to-Peer Technology
Muskegon Area ISD– Internet, Network & Security Technologies
Oxford Community Schools– Oxford Academy of Engineering & Technology
Pontiac School District– Project-Based Learning
Port Huron Area School District– Cougar University
Southgate Community Schools– S.A.C.E. Cares Community Garden
Swan Valley School District– Reading Beyond the Page
Van Buren ISD– Project L.E.A.N.



Allendale Public Schools– RAIL Project
Blissfield Community Schools– Blissfield Environmental Lab Life
Brandon School District– Native Speakers as Helpers in English Learner Classes
Clare Public Schools– Bartering Bonanza
Dearborn Public Schools– Eight Step Plan to Improve Graduation Rates
Farwell Area Schools– Credit-based College Transition
Frankenmuth School District– A Place for ALL in the Theater
Gran Blanc Community Schools– The Center for Student Success
Lake Orion Community Schools– Early Intervention Reading Initiative
Lake Orion Community Schools– ROCK Club
Lapeer Community Schools– Before-School Intervention for Math
Macomb ISD– Making Macomb Transitions
Marquette Alger RESA– Rock the Socks
Midland County ESA– The HUB
Midland Public Schools– Sales Management
New Haven Community Schools– K-12 Alternative Energy Curriculum
Novi Community Schools– Community Volunteer Service Program
Oxford Community Schools– Pre-engineering Program
Pewamo-Westphalia Community Schools– Students Take Charge
Warren Consolidated Schools– Peer to Peer


Algonac Community Schools– Innovation in Social Science & Humanities
Allendale Public Schools– Creativity and the Arts
Armada Area Schools– Innovation in Social Science & Humanities
Armada Area Schools– Student-Created Initiatives
Beecher Community Schools– Health, Wellness and Safety
Clinton Community Schools– Health, Wellness and Safety
Clintondale Community Schools– Extra-Curricular Activities
Crestwood School District– Innovation in STEM
Croswell-Lexington Schools– Innovation in Social Science & Humanities
Dollar Bay-Tamarack City Area Schools– Community Engagement
Eaton RESA– Creative Pulp
Fowlerville Community Schools– Creativity and the Arts
Genesee ISD– Virtual Summer School
Hartland Consolidated Schools– Innovation in Language Arts
Marian Public Schools– Extra-Curricular Activities
Mason Consolidated Schools– Innovation in STEM
Mona Shores Public Schools– Creativity and the Arts
Newaygo Public Schools– Community Engagement
Oxford Community Schools– Innovation in Language Arts
Oxford Community Schools– Student-Created Initiatives
Romulus Community Schools– Extra-Curricular Activities
Saline Area Schools– Health, Wellness and Safety
Swan Valley School District– Innovation in Language Arts
Wayne RESA– Project Prime
Wayne-Westland Community Schools– Community Engagement
Yale Public Schools– Innovation in STEM


Armada Area Schools– Health & School Safety
Armada Area Schools– Math & Science
Berrien RESA– Special Education
Coopersville Area Public Schools– Creative & Media Arts
Fraser Public Schools– English Language Arts & Social Studies
Holton Public Schools– Health & School Safety
Honey Creek Community School– English Language Arts & Social Studies
Huron ISD– Special Education
Huron School District– Professional Development/School Improvement
Marion Public Schools– English Language Arts & Social Studies
Memphis Community Schools– Community Relations
Mona Shores Public Schools– Creative & Media Arts
Napoleon Community Schools– At-Risk Students
New Buffalo Area Schools– Before and After School Programs
Otsego Public Schools– Math & Science
Pellston Public Schools– Before and After School Programs
Saline Area Schools– Professional Development/School Improvement
Southgate Community School District– At-Risk Students
Stockbridge Community Schools– Math & Science
Taylor School District– Before and After School Programs
Trenton Public Schools– Community Relations
Utica Community Schools– Creative & Media Arts
Walled Lake Consolidated Schools– Health & School Safety
Walled Lake Consolidated Schools– Professional Development/School Improvement
Westwood Community School District– At-Risk Students
Wexford-Missaukee ISD– Career/Technical Education
Yale Public Schools– Community Relations



Bronson Community Schools– Superstar Family Nights
Charlotte Public Schools– Academic Interventions
Chelsea School District– SRSLY
Dansville Schools– Standards Based Grading and Formative Assessment
Fowlerville Community Schools– Kreeger Café: Traveling Around the World
Genesee ISD– GISD/VSA/Bishop Airport Mural
Grand Haven Area Public Schools– Power of Peers Support Program (POPS)
Imlay City Community Schools– All STARS
Lake Orion Community Schools– Ancient Greek Theatre One-Act Festival
Lake Orion Community Schools– Dragon Summer Reading Club
Macomb ISD– Teacher Leadership
New Haven Community Schools– All Pro Dads Breakfast
Northville Public Schools– Amerman’s Schools Improvement for Science
Portage Public Schools– Directed Learning Room
Powell Township School District– A Mile A Day
Reed City Area Public Schools– Family Night
Rochester Community Schools– Support Toward Achieving Transition Center (STAT)
Southfield Public Schools– Getting to the Root of it All
Southfield Public Schools– Journalism
Southgate Community Schools– S.L.A.M Summer Literacy and Math
Walled Lake Consolidated Schools– 8th Grade Company Project
Wayne RESA– Algebra for ALL



Belding Area Schools– Technology Enhanced Middle School Math
Ishpeming Public School District– No. 1 Monday Morning Playtime
Novi Community School District– Read and Be Well
Novi Community School District– Write Start
Otsego Public Schools– JumpStart!
Roscommon Area Public Schools– Parent pARTners – A volunteer parent art program
Washtenaw ISD/Livingston ESA– Reading Apprenticeship
Wayne-Westland Community Schools– Power Lunch
Wayne-Westland Community Schools– Bright Futures



Battle Creek Public Schools– Battle Creek Area Mathematics & Science Center
Dexter Community Schools– Bates R.E.A.D.
Hillsdale Community Schools– ARTRAGEOUS!
Jackson ISD– Write for the Future
Otsego Public Schools– Rewiring the Brain
Southfield Public Schools– A School of Excellence Gets an Extreme Makeover
Southgate Community Schools– Asher Golf and Fitness Program
Waterford School District– Math Lab
Wayne-Westland Community School District– Freaky Friday


Charlotte Public Schools– Increasing Student Achievement Through Task Force Restructuring
Hillsdale Community Schools– Astronomy and Mathematics – A Marriage Made in the Heavens and An Amazing Mathematical Tour
Iron Mountain Public Schools– Stuctured Language for Parents
McBain Rural Agricultural Schools– Child Study Investigation
Milan Area Schools– Elementary Reading
Romulus Community School District–Barth Bears News
Saginaw Township Community Schools– KNOTS
Utica Community Schools– UCS Professional Development: Consistently Implementing Writer’s Workshop in 800 Classrooms at Once
Wayne County RESA– School-wide Positive Behavior Support



Addison Community Schools– Science Rocks!
Bad Axe Public Schools– RAISE the Bar
Boyne City Public Schools– Leap Frog
Charlotte Public Schools– Making Sense of Math
Chesaning Union Schools– Art Matters
Coopersville Area Public Schools– Vision Team
Ferndale Public Schools– Brain Smart Start
Fitzgerald Public Schools– Communication Arts Academy
Fowlerville Community Schools– The Museum Project
Godwin Heights Public Schools– Parents are Teachers (P.A.T.)
Grand Haven Area Public Schools– Community CHILL
Imlay City Community Schools– Borland Elementary School Safety Program
Iron Mountain School District– Modified AP Block Scheduling
Laingsburg Community Schools– Single-Gender English
Lake Orion Community Schools– Stadium Drive Elementary Musical Theatre Productions
Lansing School District– Restorative Justice Program
Negaunee Public Schools– Global Awareness Program
North Branch Area Schools– Alternative High School
Reeths-Puffer Schools– Effective Instruction Professional Development
Romulus Community Schools– Parents, Teachers and Community for Kids
Southfield Public Schools– District Wide High School Academies of Excellence
Walled Lake Consolidated Schools– Math Essentials Intervention
Walled Lake Consolidated Schools– Teacher Leader Project
Watervliet Public Schools– Round-Table Sessions



Alpena Public Schools– Expressions and Perceptions
Benton Harbor Area Schools– Drive for Success
Breitung Township Schools– High Power rocketry Program
Coopersville Area Public Schools– Road Trips Before Bedtime
Copper Country Intermediate School District– Torch Lake Project
Genesee ISD– Project CHOICE
Hartland Consolidated– Breakfast Club
Howell Public Schools– Voyager Elementary Art Education Model
Imlay City Community Schools– Math Science Technology-Problem Based Learning Academy
Ingham ISD– New Media
Macomb ISD, Ottawa Area ISD– Macomb Integrated Behavior and Learning Support Initiative
Marysville Public Schools– B.L.A.S.T. and Beyond
NICE Community School District– Welcome NICE Babies
NICE Community School District– Voices in Motion
Northville Public Schools– October is Math  Month
Novi Community School District– Coffee Express
Rogers City Area Schools– Focus on Fitness
Roseville Community Schools– Math Attack
Saginaw Township Community Schools– Service Learning
Southgate Community School– Cyber Citizens
Southgate Community School District– Big Sisters Mentoring Program
Troy School District– Bully-Proof Hamilton
Troy School District– Family Reading Night
Utica Community Schools– Utica Community Schools Summer Literacy Program
Waverly Community Schools– Colt Elementary writing Program
Webberville Community Schools– Academic Personal Best Program
Yale Public Schools– School Safety Plan



Bedford Public Schools– Undercover Tiger
Berrien County ISD– Professional Health Careers Academy
Breitung Township Schools– Environmental Science
Brighton Area Schools– Motor Moms and Dads
Clare-Gladwin RESD– Conserving All Students’ Hearing
Dearborn Public Schools– Parent Literacy Program
Flushing Community Schools– Flushing High School
Greenville Public Schools– K-12 Music Department
Hudson Area Schools– Kids Closet
Imlay City Community Schools– Explore and More
Iron Mountain Public Schools– After-School Elementary Art Club
Iron Mountain Public Schools– Kindergarten-Third Grade Buddies
Lansing School District– Science
Marquette-Alger ISD– Clear Lake Education Center
Romulus Community Schools– Body Phonics
Romulus Community Schools– Boys and Girls Club
Romulus Community Schools– STEP
Romulus Community Schools– Senior Project
Saginaw ISD– Transition Programs for Students with Disabilities
South Lyon Community Schools– International Festival
Southgate Community Schools– Southgate Nature Preserve
Southgate Community Schools–The RS Coalition
Sparta Area Schools– Academic Center
Traverse City Area Public Schools– SCI-MA-TECH
Troy School District– Wattles Kids Care Club
Waterford School District– Accelerated Reading Lab
Waverly Community Schools– Waverly Correspondence Institute
Wyoming Public Schools– Literacy Accelerator



Allegan ISD– Allegan County Literacy Initiative
Baldwin Community Schools– Black History Through Music
Battle Creek Public Schools– High Impact Literacy Strategies
Boyne City Public Schools– Interactive Kiosk
Carmen-Ainsworth Community Schools– Men at W.O.R.K.
Coopersville Area Public Schools– Project KEEP
Dickinson-Iron ISD– Docs, Jocks, and Geeks
Forest Park Schools– Music Technology
Garden City Public Schools– Art Works Traveling Museum
Genesee ISD– SKIP
Gwinn Area Community Schools– Countdown to Kindergarten
Howell Public Schools– Caring and Sharing Club
Ingham ISD– ACTS
Jonesville Community Schools– Service Learning
Lake Linden-Hubbell Public Schools– Science Literacy Through Inquiry
Macomb ISD– Acting Out
Macomb ISD– ASK
Marquette-Alger RESA– Social Studies Teacher Learning Teams
Oakland Schools– Student Forum on School Safety
Onekama Consolidated Schools– Peacemakers
Oxford Community Schools– World Music Drumming
Palo Community School District– Palo International Dinner
Romulus Community Schools– No Bullying
Saginaw Public Schools– Be the Best You Can Be
Shepherd Public Schools– Odyssey MS/HS Alternative Education
Southgate Community School District– The 3-in-2 Classroom
Thornapple-Kellogg School District– Job Corps
Utica Community Schools– Junior Year Professional Internship
Washtenaw ISD– Conference on Teaching & Learning
Watervliet Public Schools– Technology-Aided Reading
Western School District– Project LEAPS
Williamston Community Schools– Global Studies & Careers



Ann Arbor Public Schools– Guiding Our Leadership Development program
Avondale School District– Woodland Parents in Action program
Breckenridge School District– Alternative Instruction for Motivation program
The Public Schools of Calumet– Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps
Comstock Public Schools– Target Learning Program
East Grand Rapids Public Schools- School-to-Work eighth-grade mentorship program
Elk Rapids Schools– Mill Creek Pond Environmental Center
Genesee ISD– Genesee County School Health Services program
Gwinn Area Community Schools– Pie with the Principal program
Harper Creek Community Schools– Peer Mediation program
Jenison Public Schools– Fear Math No More program
Kalkaska Public Schools– Student-Led Conferencing initiative
Kearsley Community Schools– Kearsley High School Career Academy
Lake Orion Community Schools– Fine Arts programs
Leslie Public Schools– Elementary Literacy Project
Macomb ISD– Helping K-4 Teachers Teach English
Manistee Area Public Schools– Walk-Thru Garden Project
Montrose Community Schools– Crime Solving educational program
North Branch Area Schools– Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation training program
Northville Public Schools– Afghan School Project
Oakland Schools– Walter P. Chrysler Manufacturing Technology Academy & the Oakland Competitive Robotics Association
Onekama Consolidated Schools– Dinner By Design
Redford Union School District– Renaissance of the Fine Arts program
Saginaw Public Schools– Handley School Arts Immersion program
St. Charles Community Schools– Service Learning Program
Tuscola Intermediate School District– Collaborative Freshman Focus
Unionville-Sebewaing Area Schools– Collaborative Freshman Focus
Van Buren ISD– New Way to Serve Migrant Students program
Walled Lake Consolidated Schools– Anytime Anywhere Laptop Program
Warren Consolidated Schools– Project Lend-A-Hand