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Grandville High School Theater present Euripides’ The Women of Troy

From: http://gpsblogs.org/ghstheater/

This fall Grandville High School Theater is proud to present Euripides’ The Women of Troy, an ancient Greek tragedy set in the days immediately following the fall of the city of Troy at the hands of the Greek conquerors.  The story centers around Hecuba, once queen of Troy but now a captive to be taken by Ulysses back to Greece, and the other women and children who have up to now survived the slaughter.

You won’t want to miss this production, which mixes elements of  ancient and drama with modern music and video, and is recommended for those 13 and older.  It will be a historic moment on the Grandville High School stage: the first ever staging of ancient Greek tragedy in GHS history!

Dates: November 18, 19, and 20

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Cost: $6.00 for students and seniors, $8.00 for adults

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Hudsonville High School unveils wind turbine and solar awning

HUDSONVILLE, Mich. (WZZM)- A West Michigan high school now has two new energy sources.  Students and staff at Hudsonville High School cut the ribbon on a wind turbine and a solar awning.  The school applied for a state grant to pay for the equipment.  The 50 foot tall wind turbine produces 2.5 kilowatts of energy while the awning produces 1 kilowatt.  Teachers say the equipment provides economic and educational benefits.

Hudsonville H.S. Science Teacher Christine Webster said, "... empowering students to be more aware of how renewable energy will be a part of our future in Michigan.  It also will introduce career options like green jobs that are very much going to be a part of our economy in Michigan."

Webster says the turbine and solar awning produce enough electricity to power 35 100-watt light bulbs.

Hudsonville Public School Board unanimously supports building recommendation

From: http://www.hudsonville.k12.mi.us

At its November 11 meeting, the Hudsonville Public School Board of Education unanimously supported a recommendation brought forth by the Facilities Study Committee. The recommendation was to move forward on a potential building project that keeps Hudsonville High School one school with two adjacent buildings on its current campus at 32nd Street.

The recommendation relocates South Elementary School and the transportation facility which would make space available for the construction of a new 9th grade plus facility. The new building would be located within close walking distance to the existing high school building. Rather than current practice of bussing 9th grade students to access upper level courses, this new configuration will allow all high school students to maximize curricular offerings.

America Recycles Day observed

GRANDVILLE, Mich. (WZZM)- November 15th is America Recycles Day.  It is the 13th year for the campaign which encourages people to increase their recycling habits at home and at work.

Goodwill, the world's largest recycler of textiles, is reminding resident to donate their e-scrap including old computer monitors, televisions and VCRs.  Even if the electronics aren't working Goodwill can still use them for good.  Jill Wallace with Goodwill Industries says, "We can still recycle those items.  They might not make it to our showroom floor, but they will be recycled.  Then those recyclables generate revenue for our training programs that put individuals with barriers to employment back to work."

So far this year Goodwill has already recycled nearly 5-million pounds of donated materials that weren't suitable for resale.

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Plea deal possible for men who stole fiberglass giraffe head

GRANDVILLE, Mich. (WZZM)- The men charged with stealing a 10-foot fiberglass giraffe head from a Grandville billboard are working on a plea deal with prosecutors.  The men appeared in court Monday. 

Police say sometime early last year they climbed a billboard on westbound I-196 and took the giraffe head.  Detectives say it was destined for a dorm room wall.

Lawyers for the men say they are working on a deal with prosecutors to have the accused pay restitution and have the charges wiped off their records.

Grandville to host Regional Lego League Tournament on Saturday, Nov 20

Grandville, MI – Grandville Public Schools and the Grandville Academic Team Boosters will host their annual Lego League Regional Qualifying Tournament on Saturday, November 20 at Grandville High School (4700 Canal, Grandville).  The event will start at 9:00 a.m., with robot competition and judging taking place through 2:45pm. The awards ceremony will take place at 3:00 p.m.

This will be the fifth straight year that Grandville will host the regional event. This tournament has been moved to Grandville High School in order to accommodate the largest field of teams ever assembled in West Michigan.  Forty teams will travel from across Michigan and Indiana to compete for the right to advance to the Michigan State Tournament in December. Teams will bring student-built robots to compete on the “Body Forward” playing field. Their robots and programming will be reviewed by technical judges.

Support the Grandville class of 2011 by ordering homemade pies

Ready to bake homemade apple and cherry pies will be on sale through December 6th in an effort to raise money in support of the 2011 Grandville graduating class.

The pies are priced at $8 each or 3 for $20 and can be picked up at the Byron Center Administration Cafeteria between 11:00am and 2:00pm on Saturday, December 18th.

Click Here for the order form and visit http://www.ghsseniorparty.com/ for additional information.