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First Graduates of Kenowa Hills Middle College - 2015

First Graduates of Kenowa Hills Middle College - 2015

The Board of Education of Kenowa Hills Public Schools is pleased to announce the savings of college expenses valued at $512,126 by the first Kenowa Hills High School/Davenport University Middle College graduating class. The first students scheduled to complete the program this spring have participated in classes valued from $30,361 to $35,076.

From Allison Polkowski, a student who will be graduating in May. “For the past three years, Middle College has impacted me in a way I had never considered. Taking a blended schedule of high school and college classes simultaneously has challenged, driven and progressed me more than many students the same age. I am incredibly confident in the interpersonal, professional and medical skills that I have gained in this period of time. I have also discovered possibilities for future careers with no college debt.”

BISSELL Pet Foundation Cleaning out Shelters with Grand Rapids FREE ADOPTION day!

 BISSELL Pet Foundation Cleaning out Shelters with Grand Rapids FREE ADOPTION day!

BISSELL Pet Foundation Cleaning out Shelters with Grand Rapids FREE ADOPTION day!

“Adoption Day Grand Rapids” FREE adoption event will be held April 25, 2015

          

GRAND RAPIDS – Spring is often the busiest time for shelters, but also the slowest season for pet adoptions.  BISSELL Pet Foundation and BISSELL Homecare, Inc. are teaming up to flip this figure on its head by turning April 25th into the biggest pet adoption day in Grand Rapids history! 

 

Application deadline for Michigan Youth Livestock Scholarship is May 31

Application deadline for Michigan Youth Livestock Scholarship is May 31

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Since 2000, the Michigan Youth Livestock Scholarship Fund (MYLSF) has awarded more than $360,000 in scholarships and educational awards to outstanding youth who have exhibited at the premier livestock events in the state of Michigan. 

Coopersville, GRPS broaden horizons with student exchange


COOPERSVILLE, Mich, (WZZM) -- We count on our schools to help prepare our kids, not just for college, but also for life. And sometimes the best preparation has nothing to do with tests or grades.

Two West Michigan schools specialize in that curriculum. 25 students from Grand Rapids Innovation High School and Coopersville High School each spent time at the others' school, learning about their similarities and differences.

On a recent cold, February morning, the most interesting thing in class at Grand Rapids Innovation High School isn't the course work. And that is the primary purpose for this experiment in diversity.

The only item on the syllabus: get to know each other.

My Town Coopersville: City Hall hours expanding

My Town Coopersville: City Hall hours expanding

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.—City Hall will no longer be closed on Friday.

According to the city’s website, City Hall will once again be open on Friday mornings, beginning April 6.  The building will accept visitors from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The City of Coopersville scaled back City Hall hours in 2010, as a way to save money during the Great Recession. 

My Town: Berlin Fair searching for dance coordinator

My Town: Berlin Fair searching for dance coordinator

MARNE, Mich.— Organizers of the Berlin Fair are on the hunt for a new dance coordinator.

The fair board is looking for a person or group of people interested in leading the grand finale dance for 4Hers.  It is a volunteer position.  Anyone interested in helping with the event should contact Molly at chromespurcowgirl@gmail.com.

The Berlin Fair will return to the fairgrounds in Marne June 8-13.

My Town: 7 tips to protect your home from spring break predators

My Town: 7 tips to protect your home from spring break predators

EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—With spring break fast approaching, many West Michigan families are fine-tuning their travel plans—and so are thieves.

Most West Michigan schools will be out of session April 3-10, so families can take a vacation.  East Grand Rapids Public Safety Director Mark Herald says this is the time homeowners need to step up safety measures.  Herald shares seven ways to make your home less attractive to thieves: