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GHAPS Board of Education Narrows Candidate List to Three

News Release: 

The Grand Haven Area Public Schools Board of Education has selected three candidates for a second interview to fill outgoing superintendent Keith Konarska's position. They are (in alphabetical order): Craig Carmoney, Meridian Public Schools Superintendent; Scott Grimes, GHAPS Assistant Superintendent; and Andrew Ingall, Chelsea School District Superintendent. 

A team of board members, administrators, teachers, support staff, parents and students will make site visits over the next several days. In addition, stakeholder groups will meet with each candidate on Friday, May 1. 

Second interviews, which are open to the public, are scheduled for Saturday, May 2, at Mary A. White Elementary School. The second interview schedule is as follows: 

Over 100 Openings for Free or Low-cost Summer Preschool Now Available

Over 100 Openings for Free or Low-cost Summer Preschool Now Available

News Release:

The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) of Ottawa County has over 100 openings for free and low-cost high-quality summer preschool for children who turned four by October 1, have not had any preschool experience in GSRP or Head Start in 2014-15 and who will attend kindergarten or young fives in September, 2015.

“It’s not too late for your child to attend preschool before the school starts this fall,” said Veronica Pechumer, Ottawa County Great Start Coordinator for Ottawa Area Intermediate School District (OAISD). “There are many openings for full-day preschool still available in Ottawa County. And, a family of four making up to $59,625 could qualify for free preschool.”

OAISD supports the local Great Start Readiness Programs to provide high-quality preschool education. OAISD works directly with school districts, community agencies, and childcare centers who provide the preschool services for families within the community.

Athena Scholarship Program is Now Accepting Nominations & Applications

Athena Scholarship Program is Now Accepting Nominations & Applications

News Release:

Applications for the 2015 Lakeshore ATHENA Scholarship Program are now being accepted at the Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce. The scholarships, offered through the Lakeshore ATHENA Awards Program, a collaboration of The Chamber of Grand Haven, Spring Lake and Ferrysburg, Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce, and the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce, assist women in reaching their full potential through financial support for training programs and education.

My Town: Hundreds of students heading to state tournament

My Town: Hundreds of students heading to state tournament

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—A battle of the brains will include hundreds of West Michigan students in May.

Seventeen local teams made the cut during the Michigan Science Olympiad Regional 12 Tournament at Grand Valley State University last weekend.  Eleven middle school teams from Division B and six high school teams from Division C advanced to the State Tournament, including:

Division B

  • 1. Lakeshore Middle School
  • 2. Jenison Junior High School
  • 3. Chandler Woods Charter
  • 4. East Grand Rapids Middle School
  • 5. Allendale Middle School
  • 6. Harbor Lights Middle School
  • 7. Plymouth Christian Middle School
  • 8. White Pines Intermediate
  • 9. Macatawa Bay Middle School
  • 10. Grandville Middle School
  • 11. Dutton Christian Middle School
  • Alternate: Forest Hills Central Middle School

 

Division C

My Town: Your masterpiece could grace the walls of the U.S. Capitol

My Town: Your masterpiece could grace the walls of the U.S. Capitol

GRANDVILLE, Mich.—Congressman Bill Huizenga is looking for student artwork to adorn the U.S. Capitol.

Now through April 17, high school students from the Second District are encouraged to submit their entries in this year’s Congressional Art Competition.  Each student may only submit one entry to Congressman Huizenga’s office, located at 4555 Wilson Ave. SW in Grandville.

"The Congressional Art Competition is an excellent platform for young artists to challenge themselves and explore their artistic ability as well as their creativity,” said Huizenga. “Students from across West Michigan have impressed thousands of visitors to the U.S. Capitol with their artwork and I cannot wait to see what this year’s competition has in store.”

Michigan virtual school hosts informational events throughout March

Michigan virtual school hosts informational events throughout March

OKEMOS, Mich.-- As families continue to seek school options featuring greater flexibility and control for their children’s education, one of Michigan’s statewide virtual schools – Michigan Connections Academy – has scheduled a variety of information events throughout March.

Interested families are encouraged to attend upcoming events to learn more about how virtual learning works, meet teachers and familiarize themselves with the schools’ award-winning curriculum.

My Town: 3 ways to inspire your online learner

My Town: 3 ways to inspire your online learner

Whether learning online or in a traditional classroom, keeping your student motivated is important—it offers the opportunity for innovation and powerful learning experiences.

Alexandra Negrete, a teacher at statewide virtual public high school Great Lakes Cyber Academy, shares three tips to help challenge students to reach their highest potential.