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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

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.

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.

Shop to support JPS students

From: http://www.jpsonline.org

Your holiday gift shopping can support JPS students! With all of the economic difficulties facing our schools, JPS libraries have been hit hard. When you do your holiday shopping at Barnes and Noble in Rivertown Crossings Mall December 3-5 and mention Jenison Public Schools at the register, or when you enjoy a coffee and snack at the Starbuck's cafe, Barnes and Noble will donate up to 20% of your pre-tax purchase total to JPS libraries! The more JPS supporters purchase, the higher the percentage we receive from Barnes and Noble. Enjoy free gift wrapping, story telling, games, face painting, art work, and entertainment courtesy of JPS staff and students. Can't make it to the store? Shop online at BN.COM/bookfairs and enter 10236628 on the checkout page. It's easy to shop in the store or on online!

Jenison High School Thespians Kick Off Another Great Season

Another season of great theatre is back at Jenison High School. This year’s fall production, You Can’t Take It With You, by George Kauffman and Moss Hart, is a classic American comedy set in the latter years of the Great Depression. In this charming story, the Sycamore family emphasizes that as far as money goes, “You can’t take it with you. . .the only thing you can take with you is the love of your friends.”

The play will run from Wednesday, November 17 through Saturday, November 20. Tickets may be purchased through the Jenison Community Education Department located at 8375 20th Ave.  Ticket prices are $6.00 for adults and $4.00 for students and senior citizens.

Hudsonville athletics winter parent meeting

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

Parents and/or Guardians of student athletes participating in the winter season are invited to dinner and are asked to attend the Parent Informational Meeting and Team Meetings on Tuesday, November 23, at 5:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. This event will include an informative presentation on the Life of an Athlete, designed to educate parents on the dangers of chemical use by high school athletes. These meetings are extremely important to the success of our athletic programs and a crucial means of communication between school and home.

5:30 - Pizza served by the Athletic Boosters
6:00 - Parent Meetings
6:45 - Team Meetings