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Loutit District Library to host Grand Haven High School Choral Ensemble December 11

Loutit District Library to host Grand Haven High School Choral Ensemble December 11

GRAND HAVEN, MI -- Grand Haven High School Choral Ensemble will perform on December 11 from 2:00 until 3:00 p.m. as the Loutit District Library continues its free Sunday Afternoon Concert Series.

‘Songs For A Better World’ is the theme for the Grand Haven High School Choirs 2011-2012 school year. Choral Ensemble carries that theme grandly with songs like ‘For The Sake of Our Children’, ‘Oh What A Beautiful City’, ‘Song of Peace’, ‘It Takes A Whole Village’ and ‘Be Thou My Vision.’ 

Choral Ensemble, the premier choir of the high school is made up of 24 highly talented junior and senior boys and girls. They share their talents with many groups around the community during the December season.

It Takes a Community

It Takes a Community

From: http://www.ghaps.org
By: Keith Konarska, Superintendent, GHAPS

Without a doubt, I have never been more proud of our students and staff than I am regarding their stance on anti-bullying and harassment. We all know that bullying has been around forever, but how it is addressed and controlled can vary tremendously among school districts and communities. We also know that for something to truly change or improve it takes a very intentional focus on the part of many key players.

In recent years issues around bullying have gained national attention. When we were made aware of examples within our own school community, our staff and students took the lead.

Send us your Thanksgiving photos!

Send us your Thanksgiving photos!

As the Thanksgiving weekend comes to an end, we ask what the holiday means to you..? Is it family, food, football, Black Friday, volunteering, or maybe just relaxing as you take advantage of your time off?

Please send us a photos of what Thanksgiving means to you along with your name, location and a brief comment about Thanksgiving to MyTown@wzzm13.com for our My Town Thanksgiving photo gallery to be published early next week.

Thank you and we hope you've had a wonderful thanksgiving weekend!

St. Mary’s student council officers commissioned

St. Mary’s student council officers commissioned

SPRING LAKE, Mich. – After a week and a half of campaigning, poster-making and giving speeches, St. Mary’s Parish School has elected its 2011-2012 Student Council Officers.

The student council meets every other week and performs many, many service projects throughout the year.  Projects and fundraisers for the school year include ongoing food drives, the annual poinsettia sale, planning Spirit Week, $1.00 Jeans Days and $1.00 Snack Days for the students.  The Council recently donated $3000 to the St. Mary’s Food Pantry from proceeds collected over the last two years from various fundraisers. 

The following officers were elected by their fellow students:

President:  Mairead Cooper, 8th Grade; Vice President: Emma Conroy, 8th Grade; Secretary:  Saebryn Peel, 8th Grade; Treasurer: Will Warmoth, 8th Grade; and Sergeant At Arms: Sydney Borchers, 8th Grade. 

Students raise $1,268 for St. Mary's Food Pantry

Students raise $1,268 for St. Mary's Food Pantry

On Friday, October 14, the St. Mary’s Preschool and Kindergarten students ran a .5K race in the gym. Prior to the race these classes procured pledges for their run to benefit the St. Mary's Food Pantry. They raised over $1,268.00 toward the purchase of turkeys for Thanksgiving Baskets.

On November 14, the Saint Mary’s Parish School staff and students in preschool through eighth grades held a food drive for Thanksgiving Baskets to be donated to the local food pantry.  The students in Kristen Christoffersens’ fourth grade class also designed and created cards to be distributed with the collected items.

Learn CPR for FREE!

Learn CPR for FREE!

Sudden Cardiac Arrest

EMS treats about 300,000 victims of out‐of‐hospital cardiac arrest each year in the U.S. Less than eight percent of people who suffer cardiac arrest outside the hospital survive.

Sudden cardiac arrest is not the same as a heart attack. Sudden cardiac arrest occurs when electrical impulses in the heart become rapid or chaotic, which causes the heart to suddenly stop beating. A heart attack occurs when the blood supply to part of the heart muscle is blocked. A heart attack may cause cardiac arrest.

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

Less than one‐third of out‐of‐hospital sudden cardiac arrest victims receive bystander CPR.
Effective bystander CPR, provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest, can double or triple a victim's chance of survival.

Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs)

The Snow Plow Roadeo


The City of Kentwood hosted the 2011 Midwest Michigan Snow Plow Roadeo. This year there were 52 participants that made 26 teams of two.


A snow plow Roadeo is a test of driving skills through an obstacle course. Points and time are kept during the course and the team with the highest total is declared the winner.

The obstacle course is laid out with cones and barrels to challenge the driver’s ability to operate a plow truck through stations that simulate maneuvering around parked cars, inside and outside curves, diminishing clearance, offset intersections, serpentine areas, and backing into a loading dock.


Our Road Commission participants did very well at the competition.