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O'Neills Leave a Legacy

O'Neills Leave a Legacy

COOPERSVILLE, MI - Dr. Kevin O’Neill and his family have made a wonderful gift to our community. Kevin and his wife Pat, and his family, will continue to impact the education of young people through their new Fund at the Coopersville Area Community Foundation. The O’Neill Family Fund, started by Kevin and Pat, and is intended to honor Kevin’s parents Bud and Rita O’Neill. It is a Designated Endowment Fund that will forever support the Coopersville Schools Teacher and staff Mini-Grant Program. The Mini-Grants help educators with the “extras” that can make learning become extraordinary. The O'Neill Fund will continue the legacy Kevin started while superintendent. Thank you to Dr. O'Neill and his family for their generous gift to the Coopersville Area Public School District's children.

Struyk Named Nobel Educator of Distinction

Struyk Named Nobel Educator of Distinction

ATLANTA, GA – March 16, 2011 – Coopersville High School Band Teacher Scott Struyk  was selected as a CLAES Nobel Educator of Distinction by the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS). A role model to pupils, Scott was nominated by student Jennifer L. Rotach for outstanding dedication and commitment to excellence in the classroom.

Student members of NSHSS have the opportunity to nominate the educator who made the most significant contribution to their academic career. The Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction Award recognizes teacher role models who have made a lasting difference in their classroom by encouraging students to strive for excellence.

“Dedicated educators who exhibit a commitment to excellence deserve our highest praise and appreciation,” said NSHSS President James Lewis. “We’re excited to provide an ongoing means to do so, and we encourage our members to nominate teachers who have contributed to their academic success.”

Coopersville City Council meets April 11th

Coopersville City Council meets April 11th

COOPERSVILLE, Mich. - The Coopersville City Council will be meeting at 7:00 pm on Monday, April 11 in the council chamber.

For more information click here to visit the City's website.

Coopersville Chamber offers tickets to the Get Motivated Business Seminar

Coopersville Chamber offers tickets to the Get Motivated Business Seminar

From http://www.coopersville.com/

GET MOTIVATED

Business Seminar

Thursday, April 14th

8:00 a.m.

Coopersville Chamber Workshop "A Passion for Winning" featuring Matt De La Cruz

Coopersville Chamber Workshop "A Passion for Winning" featuring Matt De La Cruz

From: http://www.coopersville.com/

Wednesday, March 2nd, 9:00 a.m.

NOCCOA Outreach Moves to Community Sites and Home Office

NOCCOA Outreach Moves to Community Sites and Home Office

COOPERSVILLE, Mich - After months of strategic planning involving community and volunteers leaders, the North Ottawa County Council on Aging (NOCCOA) is implementing new practices to best deliver social services and community outreach.  As a result of these initiatives, social work staff currently operating from NOCCOA’s Coopersville office will be based from community sites and a home office beginning April 1, 2011.

“After thorough discussion and research, there is confidence that costs associated with a physical office can be redirected allowing NOCCOA to still deliver the same or potentially even increase our service levels to older adults,” said Jerry Schoenmaker, NOCCOA Chair.  “This is just one example of how we continue to work creatively to maintain our presence in northern Ottawa County despite ongoing reductions in state funding for programs for older adults.”

Clients will continue to be served in their homes by appointment or through consistent o

Coopersville board hires new superintendent

Coopersville board hires new superintendent

COOPERSVILLE, Mich. - The Coopersville Area Public Schools Board of Ed voted unanimously to appoint Ron Veldman as the schools next leader replacing retiring superintendent Dr. Kevin R. O’Neill. Veldman currently serves as the district’s assistant superintendent.  He has guided the schools through numerous building and remodeling projects overseeing much of the work himself, saving the district thousands in building costs. His work on the district’s strategic plan will help keep the school district focused and on course for continued success.