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Grandville’s Weideman Named Recipient of Home Depot Scholarship

BIG RAPIDS, Mich. – Robert Weideman, a senior from Grandville in Ferris State University’s Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology program, was named a recipient of an award from Home Depot’s 2010 Pro Trade Scholarship Program.  

Home Depot provides $1,000 scholarships to support students who are currently enrolled in a building and construction program at a vocational or technical school, college, or university.

“I am very thankful and surprised to have been selected for this scholarship, especially from such a large company. I feel very lucky,” Weideman said. “There is a lot of support for students interested in building trades. I was happy to have had the opportunity to apply for this scholarship.”

“Robert knew from the first day I met him that his purpose here at Ferris was to fully apply himself to excel to a very high level in our program.

Hudsonville High School Senior All Night Party fundraiser

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

Come on out to Outback Steakhouse on Saturday, February 26 at 12:30 pm for a special event benefiting the HHS Senior All Night Party! Outback will provide one Bloomin'Onion appetizer per table and for every person, a Caesar salad, 4oz Outback Sirloin medallions, 4oz BBQ Grilled Chicken Breast and Garlic Mashed Potatoes. Coke products will be served.  Tickets can be purchased for $10 by contacting Kelly Fischer (kellyfischer@charter.net) or Gail Ikerd (gikerd@gmail.com).  We're going to have a great time!

Saturday, February 26, 2011
Outback Steakhouse
3333 Century Center St SW · Grandville

Vote for Jenison bond proposal this Tuesday

Vote for Jenison bond proposal this Tuesday

JENISON, Mich. - This Tuesday, February 22, Jenison residents will have the opportunity to vote on the 2011 bond proposal.

The proposal will raise $32 million to fund technology and computer upgrades, additional school bus purchases to replace older vehicles, replacement of worn carpeting, repair and maintenance of building roofs, and the construction of a performing arts center.

Taxes would increase by 1.96 mills if the bond proposal is approved.

Visit http://www.jpsonline.org for additional information.

GPS - Hearts in Hand

GPS - Hearts in Hand

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

February is the month for hearts, and sixth grade students throughout the district are participating in a pig heart dissection lab. The lab exercise is just one of the many science specials our elementary students enjoy.

Working Lunch is Served at Hudsonville Freshman Campus

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

Over the last two trimesters we have been offering educational tutoring and guidance during our lunch periods for students who were voluntarily seeking help with their classwork. We noticed  that some of our students who needed help with work completion, organization, and understanding were not attending even after a personal invitation. (I know. Teenagers, right?!)

In order to increase the number of students receiving the help they need to pass their classes and make timely progress toward high school graduation, we have begun mandatory assignment to our Working Lunch program for students who are currently failing, or who are in real danger of failing a required class (current grade of F, E, or D with missing work).

Students are referred to the program by their classroom teacher and then Mrs.

Jenison High School - February update from Principal Graham

From: http://www.jpsonline.org

This month will be an extremely busy one at Jenison High School. As you are aware, we  recently finished our 1 st semester, and report cards outlining your student's performance were distributed on February 4th. Please take time to review these reports and both celebrate successes and set goals for the remainder of the 2010-2011 school year.

During the month of February our students will begin scheduling for the 2011-2012 school year. On February 9 th students will receive materials and instructions on how they will select classes for next year.

Hudsonville Public Schools Bond Election

Hudsonville Public Schools Bond Election

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

We are so fortunate to be in a school community which is growing.  Over the past 5 years,  Hudsonville Public Schools has grown by 590 students.  This trend is not new to Hudsonville as  our enrollment has almost tripled over the last 25 years.  In an effort to address the need for  additional classroom space, our Board of Education unanimously approved to go before voters  with a bond request.  The proposal to be voted on May 3 calls for:

  • New 9+ Building on the existing High School site
  • New South Elementary located on Greenly Street
  • New competition pool and Fine Arts Center
  • New Transportation Facility
  • Reconfiguring the Freshman Campus to an Early Childhood Center
  • Technology upgrades to all school buildings
  • Athletic upgrades at Baldwin, Riley and High School<