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From the Principal

Crissman Elementary Students Selected Participate in Student Technology Showcase at the State Capitol

17th Annual AT&T / MACUL / MVU Student Showcase will feature student technology projects


LANSING, Mich. – Students from Crissman Elementary headed to the Capitol to participate in the 17th annual AT&T/MACUL/MVU Student Technology Showcase. This event was held in the State Capitol Rotunda on Wednesday, December 6th  and gave students opportunities to demonstrate and display technology projects they have created for state lawmakers. Parents, students and other attendees also had time to discuss technology and innovation in schools with state education leaders.

Presented by the Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL), and underwritten by AT&T and Michigan Virtual, the 2017 Student Showcase will feature demonstrations from students representing 30+ schools across Michigan.

“I could not be prouder of these students for all the hard work and effort they put into these projects, said Mrs. Conley, Media Center Teacher at Crissman  “Our Crissman Students ALL do amazing work and I’m excited that they we were  able to showcase that in front of our state’s lawmakers.”

Said Jim Murray, president of AT&T Michigan: “It’s exciting for us when we see students embracing technology learning and using it to create. That kind of creative, innovative thinking is going to serve these students well in a world where it’s increasingly to have a comfort and familiarity with technology.”

The local students’ project focuses on how students use  computer science to program robots in the elementary classroom.

“We have been doing the Student Showcase for several years now, and without fail we always leave blown away by the incredible work these students do, and this year was no different,” said Mark Smith, MACUL executive director. “As always, we’re really excited to watch these students demonstrate their work with technology.” 

MACUL is an organization dedicated to bringing educators from all levels together to share their knowledge and concerns regarding educational uses of computers and technology. For further information about the Showcase, visit or call 517-882-1403.

Michigan Virtual is a private, nonprofit Michigan corporation established by the state of Michigan in 1998 to serve as a champion for online learning. Visit for more information.

AT&T works every day to connect Michigan families and job providers faster and better than ever before. AT&T is a proud, longstanding supporter of technology in the classroom, career training, mentorship and college readiness programs that prepare students for 21st century jobs.



The mission of Crissman Elementary School, in partnership with parents and the community, is to provide a safe, positive and productive learning environment that fosters academic excellence and recognizes individual uniqueness. We will strive to prepare students for their future in an ever changing world.

Kindergarten Open House on March 14th at Crissman Elementary.

Utica Community Schools is Michigan's second largest school district.  

Student achievement in the district outpace all county, state and national averages. The district's graduation rate is 12 points higher than the state average and students are staff are regularly honored for excellence.

For more information on Utica Community Schools, please visit this link