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Decorate your vehicle for St. Mary's 'Trunk or Treat' October 20

Decorate your vehicle for St. Mary's 'Trunk or Treat' October 20

SPRING LAKE, Mich.- Anyone wishing to attend the upcoming “Trunk or Treat” event at Saint Mary’s School  on Sunday, October 20 will be helping to support kids in the Tri-Cities region who need Catholic tuition assistance.

The event will run from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the parking lot of the school, at 421 East Exchange Street in Spring Lake.  Adults and kids from the area are invited to attend, dress up in Halloween costumes and decorate the trunk or lift-gate area of their vehicle or moped.  A prize will be awarded for the best decorated trunk.

Those wishing to attend are also being asked to bring candy and donate a kid’s gift or money to support the annual Unity Auction, which raises funds to make tuition affordable for kids who want a Catholic education.

Saint Mary’s School is accredited by the Michigan Association of Non-Public Schools (MANS).

Marching Band Invitational at East Kentwood High School October 19

Marching Band Invitational at East Kentwood High School October 19

KENTWOOD, Mich.-- Here is your chance to see and hear several different marching bands from around the state at the beautiful East Kentwood High School stadium.

Twenty-two bands from around the state will be performing shows in the competition on Saturday, October 19.  The evening will be capped off with an exhibition performance by the East Kentwood Marching Band. 

The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.  Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for students/seniors (62+), and children under age five are free.  The concession stand will be open and serving lots of delicious food like pizza, burgers, hot dogs, etc.  The proceeds will go to Kentwood Band & Orchestra Boosters. 

Gates open at 2 p.m., with the first band taking the field at 3 p.m.  The final exhibition by the East Kentwood High School Marching Band will begin at  9:15 p.m.  The EKHS Band's performance features the music of Motown;

GHAPS Planetarium to host 'International Observe the Moon Night'

GHAPS Planetarium to host 'International Observe the Moon Night'

GRAND HAVEN, Mich.-- Grand Haven Area Public Schools will present "International Observe the Moon Night" at the White Pines Middle School Planetarium on Thursday, October 17.

A 15-minute planetarium show is free and runs repeatedly from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The event is hosted by planetarium instructor George Jaeger, with professional storyteller Amy Wisner. Several hands-on and informational activities concerning the moon and lunar exploration will also be available in the school.

Right outside White Pines Middle School, Grand Valley State University Professor Dr. Doug Furton will lead  telescopic viewing of the moon and other celestial objects during the open house, weather permitting. This is an all-ages event and families are encouraged to attend.

Learn about the Spring Lake Schools bond proposal October 16

Learn about the Spring Lake Schools bond proposal October 16

SPRING LAKE, Mich.- Spring Lake District Library will host an informational presentation about the Spring Lake Schools bond proposal on Wednesday, October 16.

The $59.8 million dollar proposal will be on the November 5 ballot.  The request includes funding for a new elementary school, technology enhancements throughout the district, facility improvements, and new bus and furniture purchases. Spring Lake Schools Superintendent Dennis Furton will explain details of the proposal beginning at 7 p.m.  He will answer audience questions following the presentation.

For more information about the presentation, call the library at (616) 846-5770.  The library is located at 123 E. Exchange Street in Spring Lake

Tickets for Grand Haven High School's production of 'Footloose' are now on sale

Tickets for Grand Haven High School's production of 'Footloose' are now on sale

GRAND HAVEN, Mich.-- Tickets for Grand Haven High School's production of "Footloose" are now on sale!

Visit the district's website here and click on the "Seat Yourself" icon on the left to order tickets online. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door.

Peformance dates are:

  • Thursday, November 14 at 7 p.m.
  • Friday, November 15 at 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 16 at  2 p.m. and 7 p.m.


Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students/senior citizens. For more information, please contact Rita McLary at mclaryr@ghaps.org or cal 616.850.6160.

 

 

White Pines Middle School continues parent series

White Pines Middle School continues parent series
GRAND HAVEN, Mich.-- The second of a three-part series to help White Pines Middle School families better connect with their school and community will take place Thursday, October 10. The series, called "Parent Connect", is meant to provide strategies and resources to support positive behaviors, reading and math. "A collaborative approach is key to student success," White Pines fifth grade teacher Annie Ratke says.

Ottawa County Sheriff's deputy shares tips to curb cyberbullying

Ottawa County Sheriff's deputy shares tips to curb cyberbullying

SPRING LAKE, Mich.--Has your child been a victim of cyberbullying?

Bullying is no longer limited to the playground and school hallways. With the advent of Facebook and other social media websites, today’s youth can be targeted even in their own homes. Join Ottawa County Sheriff's Deputy Sara Fillman at Spring Lake District Library on Wednesday, October 9 at 7 p.m. to learn how you can deal with cyberbullies. Deputy Fillman will discuss how cyberbullying occurs, social media sites kids use most, what actions schools are taking and pertinent laws addressing bullying.