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16th annual Grandville Invitational marching band competition

From: http://www.grandvillebands.org

The 16th annual Grandville Invitational will be held at the Grandville High School football stadium on Saturday, October 9, 2010.

Adults - $6.00
Students & Seniors - $3.00
Family Pass - $15.00 (2 adults max.)
Children under 5 enter free

For information regarding forms, entry fees, program information, or performance times, please contact:

Eduardo Garcia, Director of Bands
P: (616) 254-6461
F: (616) 254-6462
E: egarcia@gpsk12.net

JPS Senior High - Notes from the Principal

From: http://www.jpsonline.org

Dear Parents:

I would like to congratulate our students and staff on an outstanding start to the 2010-2011 school year. It is hard to believe that we are already one month into things, but I am already impressed with each of our classes, their commitment to excellence, their "Attitude of Pride" on campus. The school spirit in the building is impressive and we are certainly proud of our students!

Each month we will be honoring our seniors for their success in the classroom and their determination to make JHS an amazing place for all. The seniors that were honored for the month of September are:

Korey Clement, Tyler Hoezee, Brandon Sikkenga, and Nikki Trammell

Each of them exemplifies the character and tenacity that represents Jenison High School at the highest level.

Conference Co-Champions

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

The varsity tennis team earned a share of the OK Red Conference Championship on October 2 in a tie with West Ottawa. Both teams earned 42 points at the conference tournament at Grand Haven High School. The teams also tied 4-4 at their conference match earlier in the season. Congratulations!

GPS - Focused on the Future

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

Each spring, hundreds of our high school students participate in the Advanced Placement (AP) testing program. These students challenge themselves by taking rigorous college level courses and exams while still in high school. Based on the student's scores, most public and private colleges grant credit for the exams, which could save considerable money in tuition costs. Students who score a three or above on a five point scale earn potential college credit for the course depending upon the university they eventually attend.

Grandville High school currently offers 12 AP courses for our students. "We continue to be pleased with the number of students taking advantage of this rigorous curriculum," said Assistant Principal Brad Lusk.

JPS - Grand Opening of the Cat's Corner

From: http://www.jpsonline.org

The Cat's Corner will be celebrating its Grand Opening for this year during Homecoming Week, Monday, September 20 - Friday September 25th.  All short sleeve t-shirts regularly priced $12.99-$13.99 will be on sale for $10 and newly arrived Wildcat Sandals will be just $7 (a $3 savings).  A great selection of Under Armour clothing is also available.  Store hours on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday will be from 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  The store will be open all day Wednesday from 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Shop early for the best selection.

Hudsonville Education Foundation - Family Fun Fest

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

Friday, September 24 2010, 4:30pm - 8:00pm

The Hudsonville Education Foundation (HEF) is an organization that supports teaching and learning in Hudsonville Public Schools. The HEF is managed by Hudsonville community members that want to give back to the school system. Funds raised through this non-profit 501C3 organization go directly to teacher mini-grants that positively impact student learning. Please join us for our First Annual HEF Family Fun Fest before and during the HUDSONVILLE vs. Grandville football game on September 24. At 4:30 there will be a dunk tank (where you will be able to dunk Mr. Gillette), inflatables, and face painting. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction.

Please come and support the HEF!

Hudsonville Cheer Dress & Shoe Sale

Buy or sell gently used formal dresses and shoes on Saturday September 18, 2010 at 1308 Rosewood Drive in Jenison.  The sale will run from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m

If you are interested in dropping off a dress or shoes you are welcome to do so for a $5.00 donation for every dress and a $1.00 donation for each pair of shoes.  If your item sells you will receive all of the profit.  Dresses can be dropped off Saturday the 18th before the sale between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.