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.
The results of studies have been steady when it comes to young minds and screen time, but a recent one perhaps is even more alarming.
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.
The Spring Lake and Grand Haven school districts continue to battle through remote learning, with 2020 now in the rearview mirror and optimism for a return to in-person learning.
Betsy DeVos, the West Michigan political force who rose to education secretary, resigned Thursday night, saying Pres. Donald Trump incited a mob that invaded the Capitol Wednesday evening.
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.
SAN DIEGO — School counselor Bonnie Hayman is charged with taking care of 1,100 middle-school kids and almost 100 staff during a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic.
Recent alumni of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Public Safety and Security Services programs at Careerline Tech Center are putting their skills to work and serving local communities during the pandemic.
The Momentum Center's latest town hall meeting welcomed back a familiar face in speaker Calvin Terrell, along with Rebecca Bush to address and discuss racism and the educational system.
After another rigorous debate, Grand Haven Area Public schools will resume to in-person learning Jan. 11 after a 4-3 in favor vote by the school board at Tuesday night’s special meeting.
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…
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.
One is thriving after switching from online public school to in-person private education. The other is struggling, stuck in her virtual classroom.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Michigan residents who provided essential services during the pandemic between April 1 and June 30 now have just four weeks left to apply for tuition-free college.
Spring Lake Public Schools cleared its own path for resumption of in-person learning after a 4-3 vote during a special board meeting Wednesday night.
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.
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.
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.
The Ottawa Area Intermediate School District’s Parents as Teachers organization has earned an endorsement from its national association as a Blue Ribbon Affiliate.
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.
As cases of COVID-19 continue to increase sharply across West Michigan, Spring Lake Public Schools announced Tuesday that it will switch to virtual-only learning.
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…
A Ferry Elementary School staff member has tested positive for COVID-19, prompting Ferry and the Voyager School to transition to virtual learning.
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.
Superintendents representing school districts in Ottawa, Kent and Muskegon counties distributed a press release Tuesday warning of a significant rise in COVID-19 cases throughout West Michigan.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
In the upcoming general election, four candidates are running for three available spots on the Grand Haven school district’s Board of Education.