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Students from three schools team up to win national titles

Students from three schools team up to win national titles

A team of students from Grand Rapids City High-Middle School, Forest Hills Northern, and Coopersville High School are celebrating victory in the National Academic Games Tournament in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Five teenagers-- Dan Scherphorn (City High), Jack Culp (City High), Ian Wesolowski (City High), Jacob BronkemBekker (Coopersville), and Trey Moore (Forest Hills Northern) won second place in Linguishtik and third place in both Equations and Onsets. Dan Scherphorn and Jack Culp each had perfect scores in Linguishtik. Jack Culp and Jacob  BronemBekker each had perfect scores in Equations.

Academic Games Leagues of America is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing “thinking kids” of character, excellence, and integrity.  The organization’s tournaments challenge students to use higher order thinking skills when it comes to language arts, English, history, and mathematics.

Win a makeover for your school from the Detroit Pistons

Win a makeover for your school from the Detroit Pistons

(Detroit Pistons) – Does your library or gym need a new look?

Here’s your chance to win a makeover in the School Makeover contest from the Detroit Pistons and NBA Live, Learn or Play, presented by Farm Bureau Insurance.

The School Makeover, presented by Farm Bureau Insurance and the Detroit Pistons, is accepting submissions from elementary and middle schools in the state of Michigan, through June 1. Submissions at www.nba.com/pistons/farm-bureau-school-makeover should include at least four images of the school’s library or gymnasium to be considered in the selection process.

“Farm Bureau Insurance agents are involved in their local communities all across the state. Michigan isn’t just a market for us, it is our home,” said Vic Verchereau, Farm Bureau Insurance vice president of Marketing. “We firmly believe in supporting safe and clean learning environments for our youth.

Inaugural junior class surpasses national average ACT scores

Inaugural junior class surpasses national average ACT scores

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.-- Wellspring Preparatory High School’s junior class averaged a 23.4 score on the ACT, a curriculum and standards-based tool that assesses readiness for college.

The 2012 ACT report indicated the national average at 21.1 and state average at 20.1 out of a possible 36.

“This average truly reflects the hard work and dedication of our students and faculty,” said Wellspring Preparatory High School Principal Koree Woodward.  “We are dedicated to guiding our students down a path that will lead to life-long success and they are committed to putting in the effort that will help to position them for college.”

Wellspring Preparatory High School promotes academic excellence that directly leads to college readiness and success.

Preserve the past. . . Provide for the present. . . Prepare for the future.

Preserve the past. . . Provide for the present. . . Prepare for the future.

Coopersville Michigan ~

Coopersville Area Public Schools

Community Services Building

Renewal Project



Since its inception, the “1936 Building”

(or Community Services Building) on the west end of the Coopersville Area Public Schools Campus has served as a variety of uses, including:

  • Coopersville Senior High School – 1936 - 1960
  • Junior High School –1960 - 1986
  • Early Childhood Center, Senior Citizen Program, other uses – until 2010



With reflection on past preservation and an eye to the future, it is the intent for the refurbished Coopersville Schools Community Center to serve as an all-purpose rental space for use by community members and area organizations. The historic building will offer a variety of potential uses, such as:

Weather Delays and Cancellations Around Coopersville on Tuesday

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Date Night - Daddy ~ Daughter Dance

Date Night - Daddy ~ Daughter Dance

COOPERSVILLE MI ~ The annual Daddy Daughter Dance is happening on two separate nights to make it easier for dads and daughters to attend. The first is tonight, March 12, and the other is March 19. Both nights are from 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at South Elementary Cafeteria. Cost for this fun event is $10 per person ahead of time or $15 per person at the door.

Coopersville Book Fairs Next Week!

Coopersville Book Fairs Next Week!

Coopesrville Book Fair is next week!

The whole school is excited about our upcoming Book Fair. An amazing selection of books is headed our way!
At the Book Fair you will find the latest and finest titles for kids, as well as books of interest to parents.
Mark your calendar for our Family Event where the whole family can join in the fun.