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Griffin School receives ExxonMobil grant

Griffin School receives ExxonMobil grant

Griffin Elementary School received a $750 grant from the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance program to support health and fitness goals at Griffin Elementary School including their on-going Mileage Club.

The West Olive EZ Mart worked with school officials to secure the grant, which is one of 2,400 available to schools across the country served by Exxon or Mobil stations. 

The ExxonMobil Educational Alliance program is designed to provide Exxon and Mobil retailers with an opportunity to invest in the future of their communities through educational grants to neighborhood schools. ExxonMobil believes that, as members of the community, local retailers are best qualified to work with local educators to help identify schools and programs most in need of support.

Mary A. White second graders participate in the Great Bedtime Story Pajama Drive

Second grade students from Rose Reed and Amy Mast's classes joined other students across the country on a mission to provide 25,000 children in need brand-new pajamas and books. 

Partnering with Scholastic Books the students were able to collect over two dozen new pajamas which will be matched with books and donated to children living in group homes, foster care and orphanages.

The second graders wore their pajamas to school on the day all of the pjs were sent off to scholastic to be matched with books.

GHAPS Superintendent to Hold Open Office Hours

Grand Haven Area Public Schools' Superintendent Keith Konarska will hold Open Office Hours on Thursday, December 2 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Education Service Center, 1415 Beechtree Street.

GHHS Choirs Celtic Christmas Concert

Join the Grand Haven High School Concert Choir and Chorus for a rousing evening of Celtic music. The GHHS fiddler group GOTAK will be playing toe tapping tunes. The four sister Celtic Band from Ohio, Maidens IV will join in the fun! Four sisters, four instruments, four-part harmony and eight dancing feet! Full of spirited talent and unbridled Celtic fire, Maidens IV continues to astound their audiences, with enchanting power in their vocals, exquisite dancing, fiddling that dares you not to be amazed, and brilliant unguarded sincerity in their original compositions and performance. Saturday, December 4. TICKETS: Adults - $5, Seniors/Students/Children - $3. Tickets available at GHHS main office and The Bookman.

GHHS Choirs, Orchestra to Perform the "Messiah"

Grand Haven High School's Chamber Choir and Chorale will be accompanied by the GHHS symphony orchestra to present the Christmas portion of the Messiah. The Spring Lake High School Vocal Ensemble and the Madrigal singers from Reeths Puffer High School will complete the 150 voice Choir. Alumni choir members Jimmy Greydanus, Mari Jo Koedyker and Joel VanderWeide will sing the solos. Favorite choruses include: For Unto Us A Child Is Born, And The Glory of the Lord and will end with the famous Hallelujah Chorus. Friday & Saturday, December 10 & 11.  TICKETS: Adults - $5, Seniors/Students/Children - $3. Tickets available at GHHS main office and The Bookman.

Peach Plains Elementary to host Turkey Bowl

Winners of the Peach Plains fifth grade flag football tournament will play staff members during the first Turkey Bowl on Tuesday, November 23 at 2:55 p.m. The PTA is providing hot chocolate for students while they watch the game.

Lake Hills' PTA sponsors food drive

Lake Hills Elementary School's Northshore PTA is sponsoring its annual Thanksgiving Food Drive through November 19. Food drive coordinator and school parent Annel Olthof says the plans are to pack 50 boxes of food for school families in need of assistance for the Thanksgiving holiday. Each box will contain a turkey and all the ingredients for a Thanksgiving meal. Food and cash donations (to purchase the turkeys) may be made at the school on 18181 Dogwood Drive, Spring Lake, MI.