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My Town: Voters approve upgrade funding for Spring Lake and Grand Haven schools

My Town: Voters approve upgrade funding for Spring Lake and Grand Haven schools

OTTAWA COUNTY, Mich.—School districts in Grand Haven and Spring Lake will get the funding they wanted.

Tuesday night, voters in both districts approved every millage and bond proposal on the ballot.

By a vote of 3,600 to 910, Grand Haven Area Public Schools will maintain  the district’s operating millage at 18 mills.     Bond Proposal 1,  which will provide $36 million to help cover the cost of installing new technology, purchasing learning devices, repairing school roofs, purchasing school buses and safety and building upgrades, was approved by 3,132 votes to 1,391 votes.   Bond Proposal 2, which will provide $9.69 million to the district for upgrades to athletic facilities, arts facilities, cafeterias, school grounds and purchasing property for schools, also passed by a wide margin- 2,741 votes to 1,777 votes.

My Town: School upgrade proposals up for vote May 6

My Town: School upgrade proposals up for vote May 6

OTTAWA COUNTY, Mich.—School districts in Grand Haven and Spring Lake are asking voters to approve a variety of funding proposals when they head to the polls May 6.

Grand Haven Area Public Schools will have three measures on Tuesday’s ballot.  The district is asking voters to approve renewing the district’s operating millage at 18 mills.  Two other bond proposals would go toward school upgrades.  Bond Proposal 1 is for $36 million to help cover the cost of installing new technology, purchasing learning devices, repairing school roofs, purchasing school buses and safety and building upgrades.  Bond Proposal 2 would provide $9.69 million to the district for upgrades to athletic facilities, arts facilities, cafeterias, school grounds and purchasing property for schools.

My Town Spring Lake: District proposes millage hike for school upgrades

My Town Spring Lake: District proposes millage hike for school upgrades

SPRING LAKE, Mich.—Voters are encouraged to visit the polls Tuesday, May 6 to decide two funding proposals by Spring Lake Public Schools.

According to the district website, Proposal I would generate funding for major renovations and additions to Jeffers and Holmes elementary schools.  The proposal would also include renovations to intermediate/middle schools, minor upgrades to the high school and district-wide technology and bus upgrades.

Proposal II would focus on improving Grabinski Stadium, adding turf at the high school for soccer and lacrosse, upgrading practice fields, adding restrooms at the high school tennis courts and creating additional parking.

After voters turned down a bond proposal by the district last November, Spring Lake Public Schools expanded its Internal Review Committee to include community members along with staff and administrators.  The group surveyed community funding priorities to come up with these two updated proposals.

My Town: Kenowa Hills hosts Homes For A Hero benefit May 2

My Town: Kenowa Hills hosts Homes For A Hero benefit May 2

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich.—Community members are invited to show their support for veterans by taking part in Kenowa Hills High School’s Homes For A Hero event thgis Friday, May 2.

Students have spent weeks preparing for the benefit, which will take place at Kenowa Hills High School, from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  The celebration will include a silent auction, cook-out and live entertainment as well as a ceremony recognizing veterans and active military members.

Homes For A Hero will also include a varsity rugby game between Kenowa Hills and Grand Haven, starting at 6 p.m.  Kenowa Hills’ team will be sporting camouflage jerseys  for the game. After the match-up, the Grand Rapids Original Swing Society will hold swing dancing under the stadium lights, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Proceeds from Homes For A Hero will go toward building a home for a veteran.  Students are teaming up with Homes of Hope, a Grand Rapids organization, for the six-day build.

My Town: Fundraising underway to save piece of Ottawa County history

My Town: Fundraising underway to save piece of Ottawa County history

POLKTON TOWNSHIP, Mich.—A group trying to save a piece of Ottawa County history is now collecting donations.

The South Evergreen Schoolhouse is a small one room school that sits at the corner of 88th Avenue and Leonard Road.  Preservationists say it’s one of few one room schools still standing in its original condition.

The building and property are now on sale. A small group of community members are collecting donations in hopes of purchasing the schoolhouse to preserve this piece of history. The fundraising page reads:

Huizenga Announces Appointment Of Six Second District Students To U.S. Service Academies

Huizenga Announces Appointment Of Six Second District Students To U.S. Service Academies

Huizenga Announces Appointment Of Six Second District Students To U.S. Service Academies

                                             

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) announced that six students from across the Second Congressional District have received appointments from a U.S. Service Academy.  These future Cadets and Midshipmen will report to their respective Academy this summer as part of the Class of 2018.

 

My Town: Kenowa Hills to hold May 2 event to support veterans

My Town: Kenowa Hills to hold May 2 event to support veterans

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich.—Community members are invited to show their support for veterans by taking part in Kenowa Hills High School’s Homes For A Hero event.

Right now, students are busy preparing for the fundraising  event, which will take place May 2 at Kenowa Hills High School, from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  The celebration will include a silent auction, cook-out and live entertainment as well as a ceremony recognizing veterans and active military members.

Homes For A Hero will also include a varsity rugby game between Kenowa Hills and Grand Haven, starting at 6 p.m.  Kenowa Hills’ team will be sporting camouflage jerseys  for the game. After the match-up, the Grand Rapids Original Swing Society will hold swing dancing under the stadium lights, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.