A Message from Superintendent, Greg Helmer Greg Helmer - 2015-2016

Dear Community of Mona Shores Public Schools,

Are you feeling a bit overwhelmed?   With the excitement and return to school, the family schedule becomes heightened with schedules that become jam-packed with running kids here and there, signing forms, packing backpacks, making lunches, bedtime and early morning routines, an influx of email communications, and attending events.  While every school year allows for opportunities of learning, learning inside our classrooms, on our athletic fields/courts, or during an after school club, learning must be at the forefront of our actions.  Sometimes we learn that taking on too much with our schedules becomes a hindrance in other areas.  How many activities can a kid or family effectively manage sometimes becomes the question around the ball fields and school activities in the evening.  Sometimes less is more.  

While I am in the trenches with every family trying to figure out the “right pace” for commitments outside of the school day, my challenge to our community is to seek the right pace for your own children and family in a way that learning is enhanced outside of the classroom.  Whether it’s girl scouts, running middle school cross country, joining the Mona Shores Marching Band, playing youth club soccer, piano lessons, or participating in our robotics club, we have many learning opportunities that exist in our school community.  If your child is not connected to a group outside of school, let us help you find a club, sport, instrument, or some other connection that will enhance learning.  Please reach out and ask a Mona Shores faculty or staff member for more information.

As the 2016 - 2017 school year is in full motion, I would like to share a video from our high school that captures several “Points of PRIDE.” As our students continue their educational journey of learning, know that our staff and faculty at Mona Shores take great pride in being ready to contribute and make a difference in the lives of your children.

If interested, please view this short video by clicking Mona Shores - Points of Pride Video.  You will see how learning is captured within our school community.  Regardless of position or grade level in our district, or regardless of family structure, we have many opportunities for our students to engage in the learning process that will help prepare them for college, career, and life.

I look forward to seeing you at the many learning opportunities we have in our school community.   Hopefully, not feeling overwhelmed, but jam-packed with the right amount of “right pacing” for your children and family.

Sailing Forward,


Greg Helmer
Superintendent, Mona Shores Public Schools
(231) 780-4751  Ext. 8201
Email:  helmerg@monashores.net
Website:  www.monashores.net
Twitter:  @HelmerGreg

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academics, arts, and athletics….Mona Shores!