- Students from Central Woodlands 5/6 School and Northern Trails 5/6 School have their artwork titled “Caricatures, Artists, and Bobbleheads” on display at the Grand Rapids Art Museum through April 6. The students, along with their art teacher Merrily Holladay, created over 100 bobbleheads for an exhibit which coincided with Laughfest.
- Congratulations to four Odyssey of the Mind teams who will represent their school and our school district at the World Finals. The following are competing on the world stage: Not-So-Haunted House Problem 2 Division III, Forest Hills Northern High School and Forest Hills Central High School; The Stackable Structure Problem 4 Division III Forest Hills Central High School (also recipient of the Ranatra Fusca Award for excellence in creativity); and Seeing is Believing Problem 5 Division I Thornapple Elementary School. The World Finals will be held at Iowa State University, May 28-31.
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The following Eastern High School students made All-State or Honorable Mention at the MSBOA 8th Annual All-State Ensemble Auditions:
High School Jazz Band All-State:
Owen Longjohn (10th grade) trombone
High School All-State Orchestra:
Jonathan Thomas (10th grade) violin
High School Honorable Mention Orchestra:
Anne Parlmer (12th grade) violin
Northern High Schools’ History vs. Hollywood class is conducting a Titanic Live Museum/Exhibit this Friday, October 12, at 1:45 p.m., in West 32, 34, and 35. The students will all be dressed in period costumes and will have displays regarding many of the passengers and officers who were on the Titanic.
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At the end of the last school year, Jenny Lee and Sara Kusack, along with students from Northern High School and East Grand Rapids, were chosen to be the life leadership scholarship winners from the Grand Rapids East Rotary Club. This summer they attended the Life Leadership Conference. The students participated in team building challenges, listened to many guest speakers from all over the country, and learned a lot about leadership. They were students from all over the world participating.
Mr. Steve Passinault has been selected as the new Principal for Central High School. Mr. Passinault was the top-recommended candidate following each stage of our interview process. While Mr. Passinault served Central High School as an Assistant Principal this past year, his tenure as a high school teacher and administrator spans 25 years. During his tenure here, Steve has demonstrated his deep knowledge and integrity in countless situations and has quickly earned the esteem and respect of colleagues, students, and parents. Along with Assistant Principal John DeStefano and the entire staff, Steve Passinault is the right person to lead a winning team for kids at Central High School. Please extend Mr. Passinault a warm welcome as the Principal of Central High School.
Please click here to find the various transportation request forms for the 2012-2013 school year. Make sure to complete and submit the appropriate form(s) for each child no later than Friday, July 6, 2012. If you have any questions, please contact the Transportation Office at 616-493-8785.
The ASA/NCTM (American Statistical Association/National Council of Teachers of Mathematics) Joint Committee on the Curriculum in Statistics and Probability and the American Statistical Association’s Center for Statistics Education encourage students and their advisors to participate in its annual Poster Competition and Project Competition. Committees of distinguished statisticians and dedicated teachers of statistics meet each year to evaluate entries. Congratulations to Joey McClelland, a first grade student at Ada Vista! Joey’s poster “What’s My Number? Blood Glucose Values” won honorable mention in the ASA National Poster Competition in the Grade K-3 Category, and his poster will be in the August issue of AM STAT News.
EHS Broadcast students participated at the 4th Annual Meijer Great Choices Student Film Festival was held at Celebration Cinema–North on Saturday, June 9, 2012.
Students throughout Michigan were asked to create a 30-second public service announcement in three categories: Healthy Lifestyles, Building Character, and/or Celebrating Diversity for Grades K-6 and Grades 7-12 . This event highlighted the top ten in the six different sections. The top three winners in each category were awarded a Meijer gift certificate: third place winners $500, second place winners $1,000, and first place winners $2,000.
Eastern High School had several students place in the top ten. Mark VanBruggen received first place for his PSA in Building Character, K-6 grades and Alex Byers received second place for his PSA in Building Character, 7-12 grades. Also in the top ten were Spencer Miller, Noah Hines, and Sayed Zawad.