In Michigan schools, counselors are on the frontlines in supporting students: They are college and career counselors. They nudge students forward and encourage student interests.
In the wake of the Oxford school shooting last week, and with Grand Haven and Fruitport schools both closed Monday due to threats, local parents are becoming more and more nervous about sending their kids back to school.
Fruitport Community Schools will open its doors to students and staff Tuesday after consecutive days closed due to unspecified threats.
FRUITPORT — Coach Kris Cole is beside himself when talking about Fruitport’s First Tech Challenge (FTC) Techno Trojans middle school robotics team.
As news broke Tuesday about a school shooting at Oxford High School — which left four students dead and several others wounded — our local schools acted quickly, mobilizing resources to help students and staff deal with the trauma.
More than 1,000 Careerline Tech Center students and 2,000 students throughout the Ottawa Area ISD took a look at modern manufacturing, either virtually or in-person, at 30 local businesses during Discover Manufacturing Week, which ran Nov. 1-5 and Nov. 8-12.
WEST OLIVE — Students and instructors in the Agriculture and Animal Science, Culinary Arts, and Pastry Arts and Baking programs at the Careerline Tech Center are donating Thanksgiving food baskets to other CTC students and their families in need to ensure all Tech Center students can enjoy a…
ELK RAPIDS (AP) — More Michigan schools are shutting down for the entire week of Thanksgiving, giving staff and families an opportunity to recover from illness, including COVID-19.
MUSKEGON — Muskegon Community College will host a virtual town hall this Thursday, Nov. 18, for anyone interested in the Michigan Reconnect program, which helps pay for training for eligible Michigan residents age 25 and older who want to earn a certificate in the skilled trades or an associ…
WEST OLIVE — Students in the Agricultural and Animal Science program at Careerline Tech Center recently placed in the top 15 in two recent Future Farmers of America (FFA) contests.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — The idea of being a part of something bigger than oneself has been brewing inside the walls of Grand Haven High School’s auditorium.
Voters in the Spring Lake school district on Tuesday approved the annual operating millage renewal that affects the public school system’s day-to-day operations.
LANSING — Michigan House lawmakers on Tuesday waded into the national political debate over the concept of critical race theory, approving a bill that would ban teaching “implicit race or gender stereotyping” in K-12 schools.
WEST OLIVE — October is a month of harvesting, providing a plethora of fruits and vegetables to local homes, and many of those products come from Ottawa County – one of the most diverse agricultural counties in the state.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — Giving back is part of the mission for Bucs Pride, and that mission was on display Friday as Grand Haven High School seniors who played on a fall sports team were given T-shirts to present to a teacher who has made an impact on their life.
Thanks to a national scholarship program, Spring Lake’s Linnea Nordman has been granted the opportunity to learn a new language – and maybe experience a new culture as well.
The Ottawa Area Intermediate School District (OAISD) Transition Network Team will kick off of its Virtual Transition Workshop series next week.
Under various studies done by the Getty Institute, education in the fine arts and the process of creation allows students to perform at higher levels.
Two faculty members of a small, private Midwestern college are up on stage, one sitting behind an electronic keyboard, the other strumming the opening chords of a song on a guitar.
HOLLAND — The St. Benedict Institute will host authors Eleanor Bourg Nicholson and Rhonda Ortiz for a talk titled “Werewolves and Fainting Damsels: The Genius and Challenges of Genre Fiction” on Thursday, Oct. 21.
Count Day for Michigan’s public schools occurred a little more than a week ago and the results have landed at our local school districts.
MUSKEGON — The Community Foundation for Muskegon County (CFMC) presented its first-ever Impact Award to Muskegon Community College President Dale K. Nesbary on Oct. 7 during the organization’s 2021 Annual Gathering at the Frauenthal Center.
FERRYSBURG — When Charles Freeman asked his eighth-graders at Walden Green Montessori School to investigate an ongoing culture war back in 2018, it took him by surprise when three of his students chose to lead a charge in freeing a wrongfully convicted Detroit man.
U.S. News & World Report announced its top public elementary, middle and high school rankings in the state of Michigan on Tuesday and eight Tri-Cities schools chiseled their way into the top 50.
The Grand Haven Rotary Club honored Grand Haven High School students Ari J. Abraham and Henry R. Abraham as the September Rotary Students of the Month.
Evien Berry, daughter of Grant and Amy Berry, has been named Spring Lake High School’s Rotary Student of the Month for October. She will be honored by the Spring Lake Rotary at their Oct. 22 meeting.
Grand Haven High School’s Homecoming celebration took place this past weekend. During halftime of Friday’s varsity football game, Ryan Hough was crowned Homecoming king, while Christina Reyes was named Homecoming queen.
A month that brings thrills of football, sweatshirt attire and hot apple cider are often nostalgic reminders of fall. October also triggers nightmarish memories for Lara Capuano and her family.
NORTON SHORES — Western Michigan Christian High School first developed an international student program back in the 1960s. About 10 years ago, the program saw an opportunity to propel forward.
U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga is pushing for the federal government to allow Michigan to use its coronavirus federal relief dollars to cover a per-pupil funding gap, something targeted by the school aid budget agreed to by lawmakers and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer earlier this year.
The Ottawa Area Intermediate School District’s Careerline Tech Center Agricultural and Animal Science students continued learning and competing throughout the summer in area county fairs, with great results.
After a lengthy, wavering discussion, Grand Haven Area Public Schools' Board of Education appointed Marc Eickholt to the vacant position of trustee during a special meeting Tuesday.
FRUITPORT — Each June, Jill Brott would get excited all over again to hand out diplomas at graduation. It was her favorite time of the year.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — Whether it’s missing ceiling tiles, stolen urinals or smashed soap dispensers, vandalism in schools – particularly bathrooms – is manifesting across the country.