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WEST OLIVE — January is School Board Recognition Month, prompting the staff at the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District to thank the members of its school board for their hard work and dedication.

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The Grand Haven community has come through during a treacherous COVID-19 holiday season, uplifting and bringing smiles to White Pines Intermediate School’s special-education students.

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After hosting speaker Calvin Terrell for its last town hall meeting on racism in education, the Momentum Center will hold a second town hall on the same topic on Monday, Jan. 25.

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With the recent order from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services permitting high schools to return to in-person learning on Dec. 18, Grand Haven Area Public Schools will revisit their most recent decision regarding the extension of remote learning thru Jan. 25 at tonight’s spe…

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NORTON SHORES — It was December 2000 that Pastor Samuel Greer started Project Grace at Western Michigan Christian Schools as a way for the middle and high school students and staff to give to those in need along the Lakeshore.

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FERRYSBURG — The most challenging months for international students in West Michigan are approaching, as their homesickness intensifies, weather becomes bitter and daylight shortens; along with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic resulting in additional challenges, according to Western Michigan Ch…

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Kate Drake, principal at Peach Plains Elementary School, was recently recognized by the Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association (MEMSPA) for her dedication to students and colleagues.

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Fruitport Community Schools are anything but shy about their commitment to care for their facilities – some of the district’s elementary buildings built in the 1930s are still being occupied.

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In response to the Grand Haven Area Public Schools extending remote learning until the end of the first semester, Grand Haven High School senior Peyton Brill and the National Honor Society chapter have developed a valuable resource for anyone in the district.

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In the midst of the devastating stretch of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, four local schools are continuing to forge ahead with in-person learning.

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When the long-awaited return of students for in-person classes arrived at Schaumburg High School in late October, Jim Britton sat in his Hyundai Sonata in the school’s parking lot, awaiting his marching orders.

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Just a few hours after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Monday an extension of restrictions for in-person learning for high schools, the Grand Haven school board followed suit by voting 6-1 in favor of extending remote learning for the remainder of its students until the end of the semester.

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SPRING ARBOR — Spring Arbor University (SAU) will offer the "Bridging the Gap" program for the second time this January, with both Oberlin College and Cornerstone University participating.

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In preparation for his 24th season as head coach, Mike Reed has yet to face the kind of challenge this year presents for his highly touted Grand Haven High School Science Olympiad team.

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FRUITPORT — Fruitport Community Schools will go to all virtual learning effective Monday, partly in response to state requirements, but also because of staffing problems caused by community spread of COVID-19.

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Grand Haven Area Public Schools will move to 100 percent virtual learning for all of its preschool through 12th-grade students beginning Thursday, Nov. 19.

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Grand Haven Christian School Principal Tim Annema was looking for a way to provide incentive to his students prior to this fall’s Walk By Faith campaign.

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Trailing in the electoral college to Joe Biden, and with a handful of battleground states expected to count votes possibly late into the week, President Donald Trump prematurely declared victory in the 2020 election Wednesday morning. And as he has threatened before, he said he plans to take…

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Kirsten Terborg was passionate about kids, education and Jesus. She used those passions to influence the lives of countless youngsters who came through her classroom at Grand Haven Christian School over the past three decades.

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PARK TOWNSHIP — There was a time when people would get a job and decide to keep it for their entire working life, but that rarely happens anymore – unless you’re a crossing guard at West Ottawa Public School’s Woodside Elementary School.

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FRUITPORT — Students at Edgewood Elementary School have a new source of motivation this fall – a book vending machine.

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A hybrid schedule at the secondary school level is helping keep the number of positive COVID-19 cases down, Fruitport Community Schools Superintendent Bob Szymoniak said after announcing new cases identified in the school system earlier this week.

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ALLENDALE — Grand Valley State University professor Stephen Mattox has been recognized as one of the state’s three recipients of this year’s Michigan Distinguished Professor of the Year Award, recognizing the dedication and outstanding efforts exhibited by faculty from Michigan’s 15 public u…

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NORTON SHORES — Western Michigan Christian schools were closed Thursday and Friday after two of their students tested positive for COVID-19.

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WEST OLIVE — During a special meeting Tuesday, the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District Board voted unanimously to begin contract negotiations with Dr. Kyle Mayer to be its next superintendent.

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Spring Lake High School’s Homecoming king and queen were crowned during a ceremony in the school’s auditorium Friday morning.

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The Ottawa County Department of Public Health has been conducting surveillance of COVID-19 cases associated with Grand Valley State University and said Thursday that it has found a marked improvement since issuing a Staying Safe order Sept. 17.