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Wildcat Warriors care project

Jenison, MI - Now through November 12, the Jenison Athletic Boosters and Jenison High School Student Council will be collecting items for care packages to support Jenison armed service members. If you know of anyone from the Jenison community who is serving stateside or overseas, please Click Here to fill out a form for them to receive a package.

Click Here to see the list of suggested donation items.

Fall storms bring several school closings

Zeeland, MI - Violent winds and rain are expected to reach the West Michigan area shortly but many schools, including Zeeland Public, have already closed in anticipation of the foul weather.

Conditions similar to storms that struck the area in the fall of 1998 are expected to last through Wednesday evening with the heaviest winds occurring Wednesday afternoon.

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"Fire Coats 4 Kids--No Child Goes Cold"

The 2nd Annual “Fire Coats 4 Kids- No Child Goes Cold” campaign, sponsored by the Georgetown Fire Department is underway. Last year, through generous donations from the community, over 800 coats were distributed to children living in Jenison and Hudsonville.  The department is hoping to surpass this number during the 2010 campaign.  Your donation of new or gently used winter coats, gloves, and hats will ensure “No Child Goes Cold.”

Your donation may be dropped off at any of following four locations:

GTFD Station 1: located on the corner of 44th St. and 14th Ave.

GTFD Station 2: located at 7518 Church St., just west of Main St.

GTFD Station 3: located south of Baldwin on 36th Ave.

Georgetown Twp. Library at 1525 Baldwin St.

Donations will be accepted until mid December.

HPS - October 11th Parent Presentation

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

We want to thank all of the parents, community members, and staff who attended our presentation on "21st Century Learning". Your follow up comments, questions, and thoughts confirmed your support for the steps we are taking to transition our learning environments into ones that will truly prepare our students for the world as it is defined today. There were several requests to share the video presentation on our website for those who were not able to attend on October 11.

Jenison to Host 25th Annual Band Invitational

The sound of music will fill McKenzie Stadium on Saturday, October 23 as Jenison host the 25th annual Jenison Invitational. This year, 40 bands will take the field in competition with the Jenison Marching Band and the GVSU Laker Marching Band performing in exhibition to close the evening of performances.

The opening ceremony will begin at 8:45 a.m. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for senior citizens and students in grades K-12, children preschool age and under are admitted free. Admission for a family (maximum of 2 adults) is $20. For a schedule of the days events please visit the Jenison band's website at www.jenisonbands.org.

This annual competition is a celebration of the dedication and effort of thousands of high school students from across the State of Michigan, we hope you will join us for this exciting event.

Grandville Varsity Golfers Advance to State Tournament

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

Audrey Carr and Kim Morris, varsity golfers, qualified for the state tournament taking place at Eastern Michigan University on October 16. Carr shot an 87 and Morris a 91 at the regional tournament at Blythefield Country Club on October 7.

In addition, Carr and Morris have earned All-Conference honors and Abby Merritt has been named All-Conference Honorable Mention. Congratulations!

Hudsonville Public Schools - 21st Century Learning

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

A parent and community presentation will be offered on Monday, October 11th from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the High School Auditorium on 21st century learning skills. Hudsonville Public School's Superintendent, Nick Ceglarek, and Sue Curro, Curriculum Director, will present evidence on how learning needs are "different" in the 21st century and how Hudsonville Public Schools is addressing the issue. Topics for the evening will include technology in the learning environment, World Language requirements, and required work skills in today's global work place. Learn how you, as parents, can support your child's learning opportunities and course selections to help them be prepared as they exit their K-12 educational journey.