GH speaker, parent Q-and-A meeting moved to tonight

Krystle Wagner • Mar 5, 2018 at 10:18 AM

Parents and students will have a chance to meet with Calvin Terrell on Monday, March 5.

The meeting had originally been scheduled for Tuesday night. 

A question-and-answer session will be held at 7 p.m. at Grand Haven High School’s Performing Arts Center. In a previous Tribune story, Grand Haven Area Public Schools Superintendent Andy Ingall said the district has heard concerns and objections — as well as supportive messages — from parents, students and community members about Terrell’s planned presentations.

Terrell – a community builder, educator and speaker – offered the opportunity to address concerns, Ingall said.

District officials and Terrell were able to arrange for the meeting to take place prior to Terrell’s planned presentations at Lakeshore Middle School on Tuesday.

Terrell will speak with Grand Haven and Central high school students on Wednesday.

The community has a chance to hear Terrell speak during the “Violence or Virtue” presentation at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at GHHS Performing Arts Center. The presentation will discuss ways adults can support inclusive and safe schools.

High school staff members will also have professional development training with Terrell. About 150 high school students will participate in a “Call to Warriors” training with Terrell to provide them with a plan to carry out his message.

Previously, Ingall said that Terrell’s programs for Grand Haven students are focused on kindness and inclusion “as a way to prevent mean behaviors, bullying and school violence.”

“This is a very timely, relevant message for our students, given current events across the country,” Ingall said.

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