The Henton Headlines: November 10, 2022

THE HENTON HEADLINES
November 10, 2022
Here’s the scoop for the week

 

Scrolling through Facebook this morning and what post did I see?

“Congratulations to MN Administrators for Special Education - MASE for winning the Council of Administrators of Special Education, a Division of CEC - 2022 State Unit Award for "Awards!" This award recognizes the state unit that sponsors a variety of awards at the state, national or international level.

Thank you South Plains Cooperative Director Sarah Mittlestadt for the Facebook shoutout to MASE and congratulations to our MASE colleagues!  We are delighted you received yet another award from the Council of Administrators of Special Education-your second in three years!  WOW!

The Results are In…Well Most of Them!

Now we begin to build relationships with our new school board members and representatives at the state and national level. Please reach out soon if you haven’t already! We need to ensure they know and believe we have an exceptional public education system in place worth protecting and fully funding, and that you are skilled leaders with the children at the heart of  your why.

To the school leaders whose districts prevailed in levy attempts, we congratulate you. To those who did not prevail, our hearts and minds are with you. You have laid the foundation for a possible next attempt, and no matter how much effort is involved will keep the kids at the focus of all your next steps. Let us at MASA, and your colleagues know how we may support you.

Leadership Matters:

“Leadership is a way of thinking, a way of acting and, most importantly, a way of communicating.” - Simon Sinek


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Detailed information may be found at
https://www.mnasa.org/whats-new.html and the MASA Calendar.

  MASA & MASE Membership Renewal | Renew online!
  Business Partner Renewal Online!
November Native American Heritage Month/American Indian & Alaska Native Heritage Month
November 11 Veteran's Day
November 15 MASA BIPOC Affinity Group | 7:30 - 8:30 am | Register
November 15 America Recycles Day
November 16 Education Support Professionals Day
November 17 National Parent Involvement Day
November 18 Substitute Educators’ Day
November 20 World Children’s Day
November 14-18  American Education Week
November 16 Great Start Cohort #4 | Finance Academy #2 | Quora Education Center
November 18 MASA Nominating Committee Meeting | Quora Education Center | 12 - 1:30 pm
November 22 MASA Legislative Committee Meeting #2 | Quora Education Center | 9 am - 1pm
November 22 Professional Dialogue with Willie Jet | Session 1 | 9 - 10 am | Virtual
December 1 Human Rights Month & Learn a Foreign Language Month
December 2 Special Education Day
December 3 International Day of People with Disabilities
December 5 International Volunteer Day
December 5-11 Computer Science Education Week
December 7 MASA Board of Director's Meeting | Quora Education Center | 11 am - 3 pm
December 9 Great Start Cohort #5 | Minneapolis Marriott NW
December 13 MASA BIPOC Affinity Group | 7:30 - 8:30 am | Register
December 13 MASA Women's Leadership Network | 9 - 10 am | Register
December 18-26 Hanukkah
December 26 - Jan 1 Kwanzaa
January National Mentoring Month (#MentoringMonth, #MentorIRL) | Thank You Month
January 5, 2023 MASA Foundation Board Meeting | Quora Education Center | 11 am - 1 pm
February 16-23, 2023 AASA NCE | San Antonio, TX
February 17, 2023 MN State Breakfast at AASA NCE | San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter | 7:30 - 8:30 am
February 27 MASA/MSHSL Executive Officers Meeting
March 8, 2023 Great Start Cohort #6 | Finance Academy #3 | Minneapolis Marriott NW
March 8, 2023 MASA Board of Director's Meeting | Minneapolis Marriott NW | 11 am - 4 pm
March 9-10, 2023 MASA/MASE Spring Conference | Minneapolis Marriott NW
April 11, 2023 MASA Nominations Committee Meeting | Quora Education Center | 12 - 1:30 pm
April 13, 2023 MASA Foundation Board Meeting | Quora Education Center | 11 am - 1 pm
April 19, 2023 MASA Executive Development Committee Meeting | Virtual
April 27, 2023 Great Start Cohort #7 | Quora Education Center
May 1, 2023 MASA/MSHSL Executive Officer Meeting




The Henton Headlines: November 3, 2022

THE HENTON HEADLINES
November 3, 2022
Here’s the scoop for the week

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Have you?

If not, mark your calendars for November 8, 2022.  If you have, know that your vote matters!

A special wish of good luck to all of the school districts running levies, bond campaigns, and school board elections.   

MN School Violence Prevention Symposium, Dec. 5, 2022

MASA, MASSP, MESPA, and MSBA are collaborating to offer a School Violence Prevention Symposium. All members of our organizations, along with the members of your school district safety team are invited to join us at the Park Event Center in Waite Park, Minnesota, on Monday, December 5, 2022. 

For more information, click here.

Leadership Matters:

“It’s easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” - Frederick Douglas


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Detailed information may be found at
https://www.mnasa.org/whats-new.html and the MASA Calendar.

  MASA & MASE Membership Renewal | Renew online!
  Business Partner Renewal Online!
November Native American Heritage Month/American Indian & Alaska Native Heritage Month
November 8 Election Day
November 8 National STEM and STEAMDay
November 11 Veteran's Day
November 15 MASA BIPOC Affinity Group | 7:30 - 8:30 am | Register
November 15 America Recycles Day
November 16 Education Support Professionals Day
November 17 National Parent Involvement Day
November 18 Substitute Educators’ Day
November 20 World Children’s Day
November 14-18  American Education Week
November 16 Great Start Cohort #4 | Finance Academy #2 | Quora Education Center
November 18 MASA Nominating Committee Meeting | Quora Education Center | 12 - 1:30 pm
November 22 MASA Legislative Committee Meeting #2 | Quora Education Center | 9 am - 1pm
December 1 Human Rights Month & Learn a Foreign Language Month
December 2 Special Education Day
December 3 International Day of People with Disabilities
December 5 International Volunteer Day
December 5-11 Computer Science Education Week
December 7 MASA Board of Director's Meeting | Quora Education Center | 11 am - 3 pm
December 9 Great Start Cohort #5 | Minneapolis Marriott NW
December 13 MASA BIPOC Affinity Group | 7:30 - 8:30 am | Register
December 13 MASA Women's Leadership Network | 9 - 10 am | Register
December 18-26 Hanukkah
December 26 - Jan 1 Kwanzaa
January National Mentoring Month (#MentoringMonth, #MentorIRL) | Thank You Month
January 5, 2023 MASA Foundation Board Meeting | Quora Education Center | 11 am - 1 pm
February 16-23, 2023 AASA NCE | San Antonio, TX
February 27 MASA/MSHSL Executive Officers Meeting
March 8, 2023 Great Start Cohort #6 | Finance Academy #3 | Minneapolis Marriott NW
March 8, 2023 MASA Board of Director's Meeting | Minneapolis Marriott NW | 11 am - 4 pm
March 9-10, 2023 MASA/MASE Spring Conference | Minneapolis Marriott NW
April 11, 2023 MASA Nominations Committee Meeting | Quora Education Center | 12 - 1:30 pm
April 13, 2023 MASA Foundation Board Meeting | Quora Education Center | 11 am - 1 pm
April 19, 2023 MASA Executive Development Committee Meeting | Virtual
April 27, 2023 Great Start Cohort #7 | Quora Education Center
May 1, 2023 MASA/MSHSL Executive Officer Meeting




The Henton Headlines: October 27, 2022

THE HENTON HEADLINES
October 27, 2022
Here’s the scoop for the week

Save the date: MN School Violence Prevention Symposium, Dec. 5, 2022

MASA, MASSP, MESPA, and MSBA will be hosting this symposium at the Park Event Center in Waite Park, MN on December 5. Look for registration information soon. If you are not able to attend, please send members of your team and school board. We have outstanding speakers secured for the event!

Have you had a chance to take the Professional Dialogue Survey:

In partnership with former St. Cloud Superintendent and now U of M Professor, Willie Jett, we are offering a 9-month professional dialogue series exploring topics of interest to currently practicing school administrators. While the topics may be general in nature, the group will specifically address issues of race and culture pertinent to the conversation.

The topics will be identified via a short survey and planned to meet the needs of those participating in the conversation. Sessions will be offered at no cost monthly, twice per day, and via a virtual format. Depending upon the topic and the survey responses, sessions may be differentiated by audience.

The first session will be held on November 22nd from 9-10 am. You can register for the virtual meeting here. We look forward to a rich and purposeful dialogue!

Special thanks to the MASA Foundation for supporting this embedded equity work open to all our members!

Update on “Together We Make a Difference” Initiative:

A meeting was held on October 26 to synthesize the information gathered at the seven regional meetings held with 1200-1500 participants. Themes were identified and will be used at the upcoming conference with students, activities directors and others. 

Leadership Matters:

“The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not disrespectful be kind, but not frail be bold, but not to intimidate to be humble, but not weak be proud, but not prideful”

 ~ @LollyDaskal #Leadership #quote #Management #HR #Success #Motivation

Detailed information may be found at; https://www.mnasa.org/whats-new.html 

and the MASA Calendar.

 

MASA & MASE Membership Renewal | Renew online!

 

Business Partner Renewal Online!

October 17-31

National School Bus Safety Week

October 23-29

Red Ribbon Week/Drug-Free America Week

October 24

MASA Federal Advocacy Committee Meeting | Quora Education Center | 1 - 3 pm

October 24

MSHSL/MASA Executive Officers Meeting

October 26-28

MASE Fall Leadership Conference | Madden's on Gull Lake

October 28

Great Start Cohort #3 & Finance Academy #1 | Minneapolis Marriott NW

November 1

MASA Women's Leadership Network | 9 - 10 am | Registration

November 1

Native American Heritage Month/American Indian & Alaska Native Heritage Month

November 8

Election Day

November 8

National STEM and STEAMDay

November 11

Veteran's Day

November 15

MASA BIPOC Affinity Group | 7:30 - 8:30 am | Register

November 15

America Recycles Day

November 16

Education Support Professionals Day

November 17

National Parent Involvement Day

November 18

Substitute Educators’ Day

November 20

World Children’s Day

November 14-18 

American Education Week

November 16

Great Start Cohort #4 | Finance Academy #2 | Quora Education Center

November 18

MASA Nominating Committee Meeting | Quora Education Center | 12 - 1:30 pm

November 22

MASA Legislative Committee Meeting #2 | Quora Education Center | 9 am - 1pm

December 1

Human Rights Month & Learn a Foreign Language Month

December 2

Special Education Day

December 3

International Day of People with Disabilities

December 5

International Volunteer Day

December 5-11

Computer Science Education Week

December 7

MASA Board of Director's Meeting | Quora Education Center | 11 am - 3 pm

December 9

Great Start Cohort #5 | Minneapolis Marriott NW

December 13

MASA BIPOC Affinity Group | 7:30 - 8:30 am | Register

December 13

MASA Women's Leadership Network | 9 - 10 am | Register

December 18-26

Hanukkah

December 26 - Jan 1

Kwanzaa

January

National Mentoring Month (#MentoringMonth, #MentorIRL) | Thank You Month

January 5, 2023

MASA Foundation Board Meeting | Quora Education Center | 11 am - 1 pm

February 16-23, 2023

AASA NCE | San Antonio, TX

February 27

MASA/MSHSL Executive Officers Meeting

March 8, 2023

Great Start Cohort #6 | Finance Academy #3 | Minneapolis Marriott NW

March 8, 2023

MASA Board of Director's Meeting | Minneapolis Marriott NW | 11 am - 4 pm

March 9-10, 2023

MASA/MASE Spring Conference | Minneapolis Marriott NW

April 11, 2023

MASA Nominations Committee Meeting | Quora Education Center | 12 - 1:30 pm

April 13, 2023

MASA Foundation Board Meeting | Quora Education Center | 11 am - 1 pm

April 19, 2023

MASA Executive Development Committee Meeting | Virtual

April 27, 2023

Great Start Cohort #7 | Quora Education Center

May 1, 2023

MASA/MSHSL Executive Officer Meeting

 


The Henton Headlines: October 20, 2022

THE HENTON HEADLINES
October 20, 2022
Here’s the scoop for the week

Save the Date: School Safety Symposium, Dec. 5, 2022

MASA, MASSP, MESPA, and MSBA will be hosting a “School Safety Symposium” at the Park Event Center in Waite Park, MN on December 5. Look for more information in the weeks ahead.

Need Talking Points about Vouchers, a.k.a. Education Savings Accounts?

AASA Associate Executive Director Noelle Ellerson Ng recently sent the link below to state executive directors. The information provided there will be helpful for use in conversations you might be having with others about vouchers which are being widely discussed on a national and state level. More information: https://www.ncpecoalition.org/facts

Time for a Break!

Personal experience tells me you may have sent your staff home for a four-day weekend while you are in the office today and maybe plan to come in tomorrow as well to catch up on work. I hope you find a slower pace, different hours and are able to find time to relax.

Thank you for all you do. You are amazing leaders and also deserve a break! 

Leadership Matters:

"A true leader creates a culture of spirits and hearts not just heads and hands." - Ed Konczal


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Detailed information may be found at
https://www.mnasa.org/whats-new.html and the MASA Calendar.

  MASA & MASE Membership Renewal | Renew online!
  Business Partner Renewal Online!
October 17-31 National School Bus Safety Week
October 19 Unity Day/Stop Bullying Day
October 28 Great Start Cohort #3 & Finance Academy #1 | Minneapolis Marriott NW
October 23-29 Red Ribbon Week/Drug-Free America Week
October 24 MASA Federal Advocacy Committee Meeting | Quora Education Center | 1 - 3 pm
October 24 MSHSL/MASA Executive Officers Meeting
October 25 MASA Legislative Committee Meeting #1 | Quora Education Center | 9 am - 1 pm
October 25 MASA Master Class: Cyber Security Awareness | 11 am - 12 pm | Virtual Session
October 26-28 MASE Fall Leadership Conference | Madden's on Gull Lake
November 1 MASA Women's Leadership Network | 9 - 10 am | Registration
November 1 Native American Heritage Month/American Indian & Alaska Native Heritage Month
November 8 Election Day
November 8 National STEM and STEAMDay
November 11 Veteran's Day
November 15 MASA BIPOC Affinity Group | 7:30 - 8:30 am | Register
November 15 America Recycles Day
November 16 Education Support Professionals Day
November 17 National Parent Involvement Day
November 18 Substitute Educators’ Day
November 20 World Children’s Day
November 14-18  American Education Week
November 16 Great Start Cohort #4 | Finance Academy #2 | Quora Education Center
November 18 MASA Nominating Committee Meeting | Quora Education Center | 12 - 1:30 pm
November 22 MASA Legislative Committee Meeting #2 | Quora Education Center | 9 am - 1pm
December 1 Human Rights Month & Learn a Foreign Language Month
December 2 Special Education Day
December 3 International Day of People with Disabilities
December 5 International Volunteer Day
December 5-11 Computer Science Education Week
December 7 MASA Board of Director's Meeting | Quora Education Center | 11 am - 3 pm
December 9 Great Start Cohort #5 | Minneapolis Marriott NW
December 13 MASA BIPOC Affinity Group | 7:30 - 8:30 am | Register
December 13 MASA Women's Leadership Network | 9 - 10 am | Register
December 18-26 Hanukkah
December 26 - Jan 1 Kwanzaa
January National Mentoring Month (#MentoringMonth, #MentorIRL) | Thank You Month
January 5, 2023 MASA Foundation Board Meeting | Quora Education Center | 11 am - 1 pm
February 16-23, 2023 AASA NCE | San Antonio, TX
February 27 MASA/MSHSL Executive Officers Meeting
March 8, 2023 Great Start Cohort #6 | Finance Academy #3 | Minneapolis Marriott NW
March 8, 2023 MASA Board of Director's Meeting | Minneapolis Marriott NW | 11 am - 4 pm
March 9-10, 2023 MASA/MASE Spring Conference | Minneapolis Marriott NW
April 11, 2023 MASA Nominations Committee Meeting | Quora Education Center | 12 - 1:30 pm
April 13, 2023 MASA Foundation Board Meeting | Quora Education Center | 11 am - 1 pm
April 19, 2023 MASA Executive Development Committee Meeting | Virtual
April 27, 2023 Great Start Cohort #7 | Quora Education Center
May 1, 2023 MASA/MSHSL Executive Officer Meeting

The Henton Headlines: October 13, 2022

THE HENTON HEADLINES
October 13, 2022
Here’s the scoop for the week

The Long Goodbye for Mia Comes to a Close

Mia’s last day at MASA will be today, Thursday, October 13. This Padlet is available for you to send Mia your thoughts on her extraordinary 32-year career as MASA’s Director of Professional Learning.

“Together We Make A Difference” Conference Information Coming Soon!

The regional meetings were a success with an estimated attendance of anywhere from 1200-1500 students. They shared their voices and now all of the information collected will be synthesized.  Planning for the conference is underway and more information should be released soon.  A huge thanks to all coaches, advisors, athletic directors, principals, superintendents and others who encouraged students to participate. We are very hopeful improved conduct will result!

CPAs Seek Opportunities to Visit High Schools:

The Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants is participating in a national effort the week of Nov. 7–11 to have CPAs visit high school classrooms to talk about the wide array of possibilities in the accounting profession. 

Visit the main page to learn more about this effort: https://www.mncpa.org/involvement/volunteer/accounting-opportunities-week/

Your teachers can access this page to request a volunteer:

https://www.mncpa.org/involvement/volunteer/accounting-opportunities-week/accounting-opps-classroom/

Leadership Matters:

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Detailed information may be found at
https://www.mnasa.org/whats-new.html and the MASA Calendar.

  MASA & MASE Membership Renewal | Renew online!
  Business Partner Renewal Online!
October 9-15 Fire Prevention Week
October 17-31 National School Bus Safety Week
October 19 Unity Day/Stop Bullying Day
October 28 Great Start Cohort #3 & Finance Academy #1 | Minneapolis Marriott NW
October 23-29 Red Ribbon Week/Drug-Free America Week
October 24 MASA Federal Advocacy Committee Meeting | Quora Education Center | 1 - 3 pm
October 24 MSHSL/MASA Executive Officers Meeting
October 25 MASA Legislative Committee Meeting #1 | Quora Education Center | 9 am - 1 pm
October 26-28 MASE Fall Leadership Conference | Madden's on Gull Lake
November 1 MASA Women's Leadership Network | 9 - 10 am | Registration
November 1 Native American Heritage Month/American Indian & Alaska Native Heritage Month
November 8 Election Day
November 8 National STEM and STEAMDay
November 11 Veteran's Day
November 15 MASA BIPOC Affinity Group | 7:30 - 8:30 am | Register
November 15 MASA Legislative Committee Meeting #2 | Quora Education Center | 9 am - 1pm
November 15 America Recycles Day
November 16 Education Support Professionals Day
November 17 National Parent Involvement Day
November 18 Substitute Educators’ Day
November 20 World Children’s Day
November 14-18  American Education Week
November 16 Great Start Cohort #4 | Finance Academy #2 | Quora Education Center
November 18 MASA Nominating Committee Meeting | Quora Education Center | 12 - 1:30 pm
December 1 Human Rights Month & Learn a Foreign Language Month
December 2 Special Education Day
December 3 International Day of People with Disabilities
December 5 International Volunteer Day
December 5-11 Computer Science Education Week
December 7 MASA Board of Director's Meeting | Quora Education Center | 11 am - 3 pm
December 9 Great Start Cohort #5 | Minneapolis Marriott NW
December 13 MASA BIPOC Affinity Group | 7:30 - 8:30 am | Register
December 13 MASA Women's Leadership Network | 9 - 10 am | Register
December 18-26 Hanukkah
December 26 - Jan 1 Kwanzaa
January National Mentoring Month (#MentoringMonth, #MentorIRL) | Thank You Month
January 5, 2023 MASA Foundation Board Meeting | Quora Education Center | 11 am - 1 pm
February 16-23, 2023 AASA NCE | San Antonio, TX
February 27 MASA/MSHSL Executive Officers Meeting
March 8, 2023 Great Start Cohort #6 | Finance Academy #3 | Minneapolis Marriott NW
March 8, 2023 MASA Board of Director's Meeting | Minneapolis Marriott NW | 11 am - 4 pm
March 9-10, 2023 MASA/MASE Spring Conference | Minneapolis Marriott NW
April 11, 2023 MASA Nominations Committee Meeting | Quora Education Center | 12 - 1:30 pm
April 13, 2023 MASA Foundation Board Meeting | Quora Education Center | 11 am - 1 pm
April 19, 2023 MASA Executive Development Committee Meeting | Virtual
April 27, 2023 Great Start Cohort #7 | Quora Education Center
May 1, 2023 MASA/MSHSL Executive Officer Meeting

The Henton Headlines: October 6, 2022

THE HENTON HEADLINES
October 6, 2022
Here’s the scoop for the week

Interested in Cybersecurity?

The MN Cybersecurity Task Force is seeking appointments, and one of the seats is open for a member from public education. If you are interested and wish to apply, you can search for the open seat here.

  • Minnesota Cybersecurity Task Force
  • Vacancies: 1 Seat -- Public Education

You can access the openings directly here: https://commissionsandappointments.sos.state.mn.us/Agency/Details/306 

MASA would benefit from one of our members serving in this capacity. Please consider applying.

“Living our Purpose”

What a great Fall Conference held this year at Madden’s! Over 200 members and representatives from our sold-out exhibition fair focused on Living our Purpose as we learned together. Thanks to the MASA Executive Development Committee for identifying the theme and selecting breakout sessions. Gratitude as well to the MASA staff for working through all the logistics and welcoming our participants. 

Please mark your calendars for the MASA/MASE Spring Conference on March 9 & 10 at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest. The learning you experience, along with the networking opportunities, will refresh you and remind you that we all need to focus on Living our Purpose in our daily work.

The Long Goodbye for Mia is Nearing an End!

Mia’s last day at MASA will be Thursday, October 13. This Padlet is available for you to send Mia your thoughts on her extraordinary 32 year career as MASA’s Director of Professional Learning.

“Together We Make A Difference”

The seven regional meetings have concluded with over 1200 students participating in World Cafe-style conversations led by Forbes Solutions. Stay tuned for the next steps.

Leadership Matters:

"I never lose. Either I win or I learn." - Nelson Mandela


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Detailed information may be found at
https://www.mnasa.org/whats-new.html and the MASA Calendar.

  MASA & MASE Membership Renewal | Renew online!
  Business Partner Renewal Online!
October 6 National Instructional Coach’s Day
October 9-15 Fire Prevention Week
October 10 Indigenous Peoples Day
October 17-31 National School Bus Safety Week
October 19 Unity Day/Stop Bullying Day
October 28 Great Start Cohort #3 & Finance Academy #1 | Minneapolis Marriott NW
October 23-29 Red Ribbon Week/Drug-Free America Week
October 24 MASA Federal Advocacy Committee Meeting | Quora Education Center | 1 - 3 pm
October 24 MSHSL/MASA Executive Officers Meeting
October 25 MASA Legislative Committee Meeting #1 | Quora Education Center | 9 am - 1 pm
October 26-28 MASE Fall Leadership Conference | Madden's on Gull Lake
November 1 Native American Heritage Month/American Indian & Alaska Native Heritage Month
November 15 MASA Legislative Committee Meeting #2 | Quora Education Center | 9 am - 1pm
November 16 Great Start Cohort #4 | Finance Academy #2 | Quora Education Center
November 18 MASA Nominating Committee Meeting | Quora Education Center | 12 - 1:30 pm
December 7 MASA Board of Director's Meeting | Quora Education Center | 11 am - 3 pm
December 9 Great Start Cohort #5 | Minneapolis Marriott NW
January 5, 2023 MASA Foundation Board Meeting | Quora Education Center | 11 am - 1 pm
February 16-23, 2023 AASA NCE | San Antonio, TX
February 27 MASA/MSHSL Executive Officers Meeting
March 8, 2023 Great Start Cohort #6 | Finance Academy #3 | Minneapolis Marriott NW
March 8, 2023 MASA Board of Director's Meeting | Minneapolis Marriott NW | 11 am - 4 pm
March 9-10, 2023 MASA/MASE Spring Conference | Minneapolis Marriott NW
April 11, 2023 MASA Nominations Committee Meeting | Quora Education Center | 12 - 1:30 pm
April 13, 2023 MASA Foundation Board Meeting | Quora Education Center | 11 am - 1 pm
April 19, 2023 MASA Executive Development Committee Meeting | Virtual
April 27, 2023 Great Start Cohort #7 | Quora Education Center
May 1, 2023 MASA/MSHSL Executive Officer Meeting

The Henton Headlines: September 29, 2022

THE HENTON HEADLINES
September 29, 2022
Here’s the scoop for the week

We Would Love to Hear your Thoughts and Ideas!

In order to make sure we support your work as best we can, your honest feedback and comments are appreciated in this year’s survey!  Please complete the survey by Friday, September 30.

“Together We Make A Difference” Meetings:

World Cafe style meetings have been held with students regarding conduct at activities and in schools at the following locations:

  • Detroit Lakes
  • Grand Rapids
  • Rochester
  • St. Louis Park
  • St. Cloud Tech
  • North Saint Paul

Only one meeting in Redwood Falls remains. 

Thanks to all of you who sent students to the meetings and to all school districts who served as hosts! 

Interesting Data on School Board Openings and Candidate Filings reported by MSBA:

1022 seats are open

 618 incumbents filed

20 school districts did not have enough to fill seats 

Leadership Matters:

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” - Eleanor Roosevelt


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Detailed information may be found at
https://www.mnasa.org/whats-new.html and the MASA Calendar.

  MASA & MASE Membership Renewal | Renew online!
  Business Partner Renewal Online!
September Hispanic Heritage Month, Suicide Prevention Month, and College Savings Month
October 1 National Disability Employment Awareness Month; National Principals Month (#ThankaPrincipal)
October 1-2 MASA Board of Directors Meeting | Madden's on Gull Lake
October 2 National Custodian Day
October 2 Dale G. Jensen Golf Classic | MASA Foundation Golf Tournament | Madden's on Gull Lake
October 2 Great Start Cohort Session #2 | Madden's on Gull Lake
October 2-4 MASA Fall Conference | Madden's on Gull Lake
October 5 World Teachers Day
October 6 National Instructional Coach’s Day
October 9-15 Fire Prevention Week
October 10 Indigenous Peoples Day
October 17-31 National School Bus Safety Week
October 19 Unity Day/Stop Bullying Day
October 28 Great Start Cohort #3 & Finance Academy #1 | Minneapolis Marriott NW
October 23-29 Red Ribbon Week/Drug-Free America Week
October 24 MASA Federal Advocacy Committee Meeting | Quora Education Center | 1 - 3 pm
October 24 MSHSL/MASA Executive Officers Meeting
October 25 MASA Legislative Committee Meeting #1 | Quora Education Center | 9 am - 1 pm
October 26-28 MASE Fall Leadership Conference | Madden's on Gull Lake
November 1 Native American Heritage Month/American Indian & Alaska Native Heritage Month
November 15 MASA Legislative Committee Meeting #2 | Quora Education Center | 9 am - 1pm
November 16 Great Start Cohort #4 | Finance Academy #2 | Quora Education Center
November 18 MASA Nominating Committee Meeting | Quora Education Center | 12 - 1:30 pm
December 7 MASA Board of Director's Meeting | Quora Education Center | 11 am - 3 pm
December 9 Great Start Cohort #5 | Minneapolis Marriott NW
January 5, 2023 MASA Foundation Board Meeting | Quora Education Center | 11 am - 1 pm
February 16-23, 2023 AASA NCE | San Antonio, TX
February 27 MASA/MSHSL Executive Officers Meeting
March 8, 2023 Great Start Cohort #6 | Finance Academy #3 | Minneapolis Marriott NW
March 8, 2023 MASA Board of Director's Meeting | Minneapolis Marriott NW | 11 am - 4 pm
March 9-10, 2023 MASA/MASE Spring Conference | Minneapolis Marriott NW
April 11, 2023 MASA Nominations Committee Meeting | Quora Education Center | 12 - 1:30 pm
April 13, 2023 MASA Foundation Board Meeting | Quora Education Center | 11 am - 1 pm
April 19, 2023 MASA Executive Development Committee Meeting | Virtual
April 27, 2023 Great Start Cohort #7 | Quora Education Center
May 1, 2023 MASA/MSHSL Executive Officer Meeting

The Henton Headlines: September 22, 2022

THE HENTON HEADLINES
September 22, 2022
Here’s the scoop for the week

Remember that School Staff Shortage Survey you Replied to this Summer?

I am now able to share the results of the survey MASA helped facilitate earlier this year. The response rate was excellent and there are charts and data that are instructive regarding what our school districts are facing in their hiring attempts. The first part of the report identifies who responded and once you scroll past that information, there is useful data and some charts. Thank you for responding to the survey. 

Now, it’s Time for Another Survey!

Each year, MASA surveys its members to ensure the work we are doing reflects the needs of our members.  In order to make sure we support your work as best we can, your honest feedback and comments are appreciated in this year’s survey!  Please complete the survey by Friday, September 30.

Congratulations to the Following Schools for their Recent Recognitions:

“Through the Minnesota School of Excellence program, grounded in national research on high-performing schools, MESPA has created the premier opportunity in the state for validating excellence and a commitment to continual growth in a school community,” said Jon Millerhagen, MESPA executive director.  “This school improvement program examines the entire school community through six national standards, ensuring there is a holistic approach to creating a plan for future achievement and celebrating the unique accomplishments of each School of Excellence.”

Four schools achieved recognition as 2022-2023 Minnesota Schools of Excellence:

  • Kasson-Mantorville Elementary, Kasson-Mantorville Schools
  • Oak Hills Elementary, Lakeville Area Schools
  • Hawthorne Elementary, Albert Lea Area Schools
  • Sebeka Public School, Sebeka Public Schools

Commissioner Heather Mueller recently announced the following Minnesota schools are among the 300 that received national recognition as Blue Ribbon Schools:

  • Bloomington – Seven Hills Preparatory Academy
  • Brainerd – Lowell Elementary School, Brainerd Public School District
  • Cloquet – Churchill Elementary School, Cloquet Public School District
  • Good Thunder – Maple River West Elementary School, Maple River School District
  • Plymouth – Kimberly Lane Elementary School, Wayzata Public School District
  • Rochester – Lincoln K-8 School, Rochester Public School District
  • Springfield – Springfield Elementary School, Springfield School District
  • Woodbury – Lake Middle School, South Washington County School District

Handling School Cash Resources

From the Office of State Auditor, Julie Blaha, “Schools should periodically review internal control procedures that will help protect school funds. This is critically important for anyone who may be handling cash. The Minnesota Department of Education publishes the Manual for Activity Fund Accounting (MAFA), which contains numerous internal control procedures that should be followed whenever a school handles cash. Advisors who will be handling student activity funds must acknowledge in writing receipt of a copy of MAFA and their responsibility for assuring that MAFA procedures are followed. The Avoiding Pitfall School Cash Handling Procedures is available on the OSA’s website.”

Have your Central Office Staff and Technology Leaders Joined MASA?

I have observed that there are some leaders who would benefit from joining MASA, but not all are aware the organization is for them, too!  Please encourage your colleagues who are in any of the following component groups to consider joining MASA. We are stronger and better together and would benefit from their involvement!

  1. Superintendents 
  2. Central Office Administrators 
  3. Special Education Administrators 
  4. Service Provider Organization Instructors or Administrators
  5. Curriculum Administrators 
  6. Technology Leaders 

Leadership Matters:

“Just because I disagree with you, does not mean that I hate you. We need to relearn that in our society.” - Morgan Freeman


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Detailed information may be found at
https://www.mnasa.org/whats-new.html and the MASA Calendar.

  MASA & MASE Membership Renewal | Renew online!
  Business Partner Renewal Online!
September Hispanic Heritage Month, Suicide Prevention Month, and College Savings Month
October 1 National Disability Employment Awareness Month; National Principals Month (#ThankaPrincipal)
October 1-2 MASA Board of Directors Meeting | Madden's on Gull Lake
October 2 National Custodian Day
October 2 Dale G. Jensen Golf Classic | MASA Foundation Golf Tournament | Madden's on Gull Lake
October 2 Great Start Cohort Session #2 | Madden's on Gull Lake
October 2-4 MASA Fall Conference | Madden's on Gull Lake
October 5 World Teachers Day
October 6 National Instructional Coach’s Day
October 9-15 Fire Prevention Week
October 10 Indigenous Peoples Day
October 17-31 National School Bus Safety Week
October 19 Unity Day/Stop Bullying Day
October 28 Great Start Cohort #3 & Finance Academy #1 | Minneapolis Marriott NW
October 23-29 Red Ribbon Week/Drug-Free America Week
October 24 MASA Federal Advocacy Committee Meeting | Quora Education Center | 1 - 3 pm
October 24 MSHSL/MASA Executive Officers Meeting
October 25 MASA Legislative Committee Meeting #1 | Quora Education Center | 9 am - 1 pm
October 26-28 MASE Fall Leadership Conference | Madden's on Gull Lake
November 1 Native American Heritage Month/American Indian & Alaska Native Heritage Month
November 15 MASA Legislative Committee Meeting #2 | Quora Education Center | 9 am - 1pm
November 16 Great Start Cohort #4 | Finance Academy #2 | Quora Education Center
November 18 MASA Nominating Committee Meeting | Quora Education Center | 12 - 1:30 pm
December 7 MASA Board of Director's Meeting | Quora Education Center | 11 am - 3 pm
December 9 Great Start Cohort #5 | Minneapolis Marriott NW
January 5, 2023 MASA Foundation Board Meeting | Quora Education Center | 11 am - 1 pm
February 16-23, 2023 AASA NCE | San Antonio, TX
February 27 MASA/MSHSL Executive Officers Meeting
March 8, 2023 Great Start Cohort #6 | Finance Academy #3 | Minneapolis Marriott NW
March 8, 2023 MASA Board of Director's Meeting | Minneapolis Marriott NW | 11 am - 4 pm
March 9-10, 2023 MASA/MASE Spring Conference | Minneapolis Marriott NW
April 11, 2023 MASA Nominations Committee Meeting | Quora Education Center | 12 - 1:30 pm
April 13, 2023 MASA Foundation Board Meeting | Quora Education Center | 11 am - 1 pm
April 19, 2023 MASA Executive Development Committee Meeting | Virtual
April 27, 2023 Great Start Cohort #7 | Quora Education Center
May 1, 2023 MASA/MSHSL Executive Officer Meeting

The Henton Headlines: September 15, 2022

THE HENTON HEADLINES
September 15, 2022
Here’s the scoop for the week

Hope to see you at Madden’s!

The annual MASA Fall Conference is fast approaching! MASA staff and the Executive Development Committee have planned a conference that will be informative along with providing you an opportunity to network with colleagues. Would be great to see you there!

2022 MASA Fall Conference

October 2-4  •. Madden’s on Gull Lake, Brainerd, MN

Register for the conference as a participant by clicking here 

Arrange your lodging by calling 800-642-5363.

“Together We Make a Difference”

Information just in from MSHSL Executive Director Erich Martens indicates that the World Cafe conversations with students focused on how we can make our activities and school more safe and respectful is going very well. The first session was held on September 14 at Detroit Lakes High School with roughly 150 students in attendance. There will be a meeting in Grand Rapids today, September 15. 

According to Executive Director Martens, the registration numbers below continue to grow daily.  Rochester is filled and can no longer accept registrations.  St. Louis Park has almost reached capacity.

To date well over 1000 students are scheduled to participate. Thank you for sending students to these meetings, and together we will make a difference for our students and schools!

October 3: Redwood Area Community Center, Redwood Falls

73

September 14: Detroit Lakes High School

147

September 15: Grand Rapids High School

85

September 20: Rochester, Century High School

273

September 21: St. Louis Park High School

266

September 27: St. Cloud Tech High school

174

September 28: North St. Paul, North HIgh School

151

Grand Total

1169


Ewald is hosting an election outlook event on October 6. Feel free to join!

MASA Lobbyist Valerie Dosland of Ewald Consulting has asked that I share information regarding this event. For more information and to join the event, click here to Get Your Free Ticket Now!

New MASA Job Posting:

With the hiring of Dr. Lori Zimmerman as the next MASA Director of Professional Learning, a position has opened up at MASA for an executive assistant. More information is  linked here for those interested in applying.

Leadership Matters:

“A school isn’t just a building; it is all the people who work and learn together. It is a place for discovery and asking questions. A place for sharing, for helping, and for community.” - John Schu


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Detailed information may be found at
https://www.mnasa.org/whats-new.html and the MASA Calendar.

  MASA & MASE Membership Renewal | Renew online!
  Business Partner Renewal Online!
September Hispanic Heritage Month, Suicide Prevention Month, and College Savings Month
September 17 Substitute Appreciation Day
September 20 International IT Professionals Day
September 21 National School Backpack Awareness Day
October 1 National Disability Employment Awareness Month; National Principals Month (#ThankaPrincipal)
October 1-2 MASA Board of Directors Meeting | Madden's on Gull Lake
October 2 National Custodian Day
October 2 Dale G. Jensen Golf Classic | MASA Foundation Golf Tournament | Madden's on Gull Lake
October 2 Great Start Cohort Session #2 | Madden's on Gull Lake
October 2-4 MASA Fall Conference | Madden's on Gull Lake
October 5 World Teachers Day
October 6 National Instructional Coach’s Day
October 9-15 Fire Prevention Week
October 10 Indigenous Peoples Day
October 17-31 National School Bus Safety Week
October 19 Unity Day/Stop Bullying Day
October 28 Great Start Cohort #3 & Finance Academy #1 | Minneapolis Marriott NW
October 23-29 Red Ribbon Week/Drug-Free America Week
October 24 MASA Federal Advocacy Committee Meeting | Quora Education Center | 1 - 3 pm
October 24 MSHSL/MASA Executive Officers Meeting
October 25 MASA Legislative Committee Meeting #1 | Quora Education Center | 9 am - 1 pm
October 26-28 MASE Fall Leadership Conference | Madden's on Gull Lake
November 1 Native American Heritage Month/American Indian & Alaska Native Heritage Month
November 15 MASA Legislative Committee Meeting #2 | Quora Education Center | 9 am - 1pm
November 16 Great Start Cohort #4 | Finance Academy #2 | Quora Education Center
November 18 MASA Nominating Committee Meeting | Quora Education Center | 12 - 1:30 pm
December 7 MASA Board of Director's Meeting | Quora Education Center | 11 am - 3 pm
December 9 Great Start Cohort #5 | Minneapolis Marriott NW
January 5, 2023 MASA Foundation Board Meeting | Quora Education Center | 11 am - 1 pm
February 16-23, 2023 AASA NCE | San Antonio, TX
February 27 MASA/MSHSL Executive Officers Meeting
March 8, 2023 Great Start Cohort #6 | Finance Academy #3 | Minneapolis Marriott NW
March 8, 2023 MASA Board of Director's Meeting | Minneapolis Marriott NW | 11 am - 4 pm
March 9-10, 2023 MASA/MASE Spring Conference | Minneapolis Marriott NW
April 11, 2023 MASA Nominations Committee Meeting | Quora Education Center | 12 - 1:30 pm
April 13, 2023 MASA Foundation Board Meeting | Quora Education Center | 11 am - 1 pm
April 19, 2023 MASA Executive Development Committee Meeting | Virtual
April 27, 2023 Great Start Cohort #7 | Quora Education Center
May 1, 2023 MASA/MSHSL Executive Officer Meeting

The Henton Headlines: September 8, 2022

THE HENTON HEADLINES
September 8, 2022
Here’s the scoop for the week

Resource: Voter Guide

MASA Lobbyist Valerie Dosland has put together this Voter guide for your use. Thank you Valerie!

Calling interested members to join Triple E Steering Committee:

The Triple E (Equity and Excellence in Education) Steering Committee is meeting soon to provide guidance on how MASA might support members in advancing equity for all. The group meets virtually about three or four times a year. If you are interested in serving on this committee, please let me know. 

New MASA Job Posting:

With the hiring of Dr. Lori Zimmerman as the next MASA Director of Professional Learning, a position has opened up at MASA for an executive assistant. More information is linked here for those interested in applying.

Leadership Matters:

Positive character strengths and other people's mindsets are the big rocks that matter in relationships and life. Look for the good, see the good, find the good, and the good find you.” - Jon Gordon


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Detailed information may be found at
https://www.mnasa.org/whats-new.html and the MASA Calendar.

  MASA & MASE Membership Renewal | Renew online!
  Business Partner Renewal Online!
September Hispanic Heritage Month, Suicide Prevention Month, and College Savings Month
September 8 International Literacy Day
September 17 Substitute Appreciation Day
September 20 International IT Professionals Day
September 21 National School Backpack Awareness Day
October 1 National Disability Employment Awareness Month; National Principals Month (#ThankaPrincipal)
October 1-2 MASA Board of Directors Meeting | Madden's on Gull Lake
October 2 National Custodian Day
October 2 Dale G. Jensen Golf Classic | MASA Foundation Golf Tournament | Madden's on Gull Lake
October 2 Great Start Cohort Session #2 | Madden's on Gull Lake
October 2-4 MASA Fall Conference | Madden's on Gull Lake
October 5 World Teachers Day
October 6 National Instructional Coach’s Day
October 9-15 Fire Prevention Week
October 10 Indigenous Peoples Day
October 17-31 National School Bus Safety Week
October 19 Unity Day/Stop Bullying Day
October 28 Great Start Cohort #3 & Finance Academy #1 | Minneapolis Marriott NW
October 23-29 Red Ribbon Week/Drug-Free America Week
October 24 MSHSL/MASA Executive Officers Meeting
October 25 MASA Legislative Committee Meeting #1 | Quora Education Center | 9 am - 1 pm
October 26-28 MASE Fall Leadership Conference | Madden's on Gull Lake
November 1 Native American Heritage Month/American Indian & Alaska Native Heritage Month
November 15 MASA Legislative Committee Meeting #2 | Quora Education Center | 9 am - 1pm
November 16 Great Start Cohort #4 | Finance Academy #2 | Quora Education Center
November 18 MASA Nominating Committee Meeting | Quora Education Center | 12 - 1:30 pm
December 7 MASA Board of Director's Meeting | Quora Education Center | 11 am - 3 pm
December 9 Great Start Cohort #5 | Minneapolis Marriott NW
January 5, 2023 MASA Foundation Board Meeting | Quora Education Center | 11 am - 1 pm
February 16-23, 2023 AASA NCE | San Antonio, TX
February 27 MASA/MSHSL Executive Officers Meeting
March 8, 2023 Great Start Cohort #6 | Finance Academy #3 | Minneapolis Marriott NW
March 8, 2023 MASA Board of Director's Meeting | Minneapolis Marriott NW | 11 am - 4 pm
March 9-10, 2023 MASA/MASE Spring Conference | Minneapolis Marriott NW
April 11, 2023 MASA Nominations Committee Meeting | Quora Education Center | 12 - 1:30 pm
April 13, 2023 MASA Foundation Board Meeting | Quora Education Center | 11 am - 1 pm
April 19, 2023 MASA Executive Development Committee Meeting | Virtual
April 27, 2023 Great Start Cohort #7 | Quora Education Center
May 1, 2023 MASA/MSHSL Executive Officer Meeting