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JPS to host Community Forum

JPS to host Community Forum

From: http://www.jpsonline.org

Tom TenBrink, Superintendent of JPS will be hosting a Community Forum which will be held on Monday, January 17. The meeting will take place in the high school media center beginning at 6:30 p.m. This will be a great opportunity for the public to learn about the capital needs of the district.

Greetings from Jenison High School!

Greetings from Jenison High School!

From: Jenison High Lites

Dear Parents,

Greetings from Jenison High School! I hope this edition of our High Lites newsletter finds you and your family well! Our students have been and continue to be extremely busy navigating their way through the 2010-2011 school year. As we prepare for the holiday season, I ask that you take time to celebrate the many successes at Jenison High School.

Jenison students learn change can go a long way

Jenison students learn change can go a long way

By: Sue Hodson, Dégagé Ministries

As we all know, a dollar doesn’t go very far in the grocery store these days. But thanks to a partnership between Dégagé Ministries, Jenison Public Schools and Feeding America, students have been learning that even pocket change can be stretched to make a BIG difference.

From November 9-20, hundreds of students in the Jenison Public Schools participated in their 13th Annual “Your Change Can Change Hunger” fund collection drive to benefit the food pantry of Degage Ministries, a community center in one of the poorest areas of our city, the Heartside Neighborhood.

As our country, communities and families face tough economic times, Jenison Public Schools students rallied together to raise a twelve year high total of $9,696.59 to help fight hunger.

A message from the Superintendent

From: The Communicator, http://www.grandville.k12.mi.us

In August, I attended a meeting where the presenter encouraged school administrators to read an article that appeared in the New York Times Magazine entitled, "What Is It About 20-Somethings?" The Times' article addresses the question, "Why are so many people in their 20's taking so long to grow up?" The story provides interesting statistics about those in their 20's that are moving back ho me with parents, changing jobs multiple times, and are not getting married as readily as previous 20-year olds.

Perhaps this article was a compelling read because I have a child of my own soon approaching this age group, but the story clearly caught my attention. The article also led to professional reflection.

When our future "20-somethings" leave us and head off to college, a job or both, has Grandville Public Schools served them well?

Grandville Public Schools Early Education

From: The Communicator, http://www.grandville.k12.mi.us

Parents of young children have many options within Grandville Public Schools to help jump-start their children's education. Early childhood programs for children ages 0 - 5 support families in our community, and research shows that a child's experience during these first few years is critical for later success in school and in life.

"Our goal is to develop each child's capabilities and to instill a lifelong love of learning," said Michelle Carter, Central Elementary Principal and administrator for Early Childhood Education. "Our programs are child-centered and provide opportunities for exploration and problem solving," she added.

Supporting parents as teachers is the focus of our Bright Beginnings program which is offered to all Kent County families with children ages birth through pre-kindergarten.

Speaker Michael Fowlin to apear at Grandville High School

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

Mr. Fowlin's program combines both his professional acting talents and his psychological training. His mission is to create an atmosphere of worldwide inclusion, not just tolerance, for all people.

December 1 at 7:00 p.m., High School Auditorium, FREE

Visit http://www.michaelfowlin.com/ for additional information.

Jenison Public Schools to host community forums

Jenison Public Schools has scheduled two public meetings focusing on its $32M bond proposal to fund capital improvements. The meetings are scheduled for:

  • Monday, November 29 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Monday, January 17, at 6:30 p.m.

Both meetings will be held in the Jenison High School Media Center located at 2140 Bauer Rd..

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