Grand Haven Christian, Muskegon Christian and New Era Christian elementary schools have joined forces with Western Michigan Christian High School to gain operational efficiency.
The coalition will be called Western Michigan Christian Schools, with each member school retaining its familiar name.
Grand Haven Christian middle school students worked in the community Friday morning as a part of their service-learning program.
The purpose of the event was to work towards the school's mission of "educating minds and shaping hearts for service to God in His world."
Michael Wilson's life began unraveling three years ago when he lost his wife to pancreatic cancer.
A year later, the 57-year-old lost his house because of mounting medical bills and the fact that the house was in his wife's name. Wilson said the bank refused to negotiate with him once they learned his wife had died.
The Grand Haven High School First Robotics team was formed about a year ago, and is now dreaming of a state title.
The Buc‘n'Gears team is ranked 24th out of 190 First Robotics teams in Michigan, according to their coach, Chuck Priese.
Money problems are so severe in one Michigan school district that officials have given up hope of finding a solution themselves. They're ready for the extreme option: a take-over by a state-appointed "emergency manager.'