There was a heavy police presence at Cedar Crest Elementary School in Greenville last week … and the students were thrilled.
In a 20-minute meeting Monday, the Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education approved ratifying an agreement for a school nurse and heard a presentation on extending a bond issue for capital improvements.
While folks lined up their chairs Saturday along the parade route, hoping for a glimpse of a special parade entry, one unwanted guest showed up. Minutes before Howard City Harvest Festival’s early afternoon grand parade, sprinkles of rain turned into a heavy drizzle, scattering those lining the parade route to seek shelter under wind-blown umbrellas, doorways and porches.
The cute little pink piglet contentedly chewed on the fresh green grass, oblivious to the interruption that was about to descend on her peaceful bliss. The piglet was the star of the show in the third annual Trufant Jubilee Pig Scramble where children — and adults — had the opportunity to catch the porker and win an impressive trophy and a few minutes of fame.
BreAnna Schultz isn’t quite sure what the Trufant Jubilee queen does, but the 17-year-old is about to find out. Schultz, the daughter of Scott and Judy Schultz of Trufant, decided to run for the title just for fun and to gain pageant experience so she would have a better chance if winning another year. However, among a field of three contestants, Schultz walked away with the title this year.
In 2011, Alexis Cahill was named Young Miss Belding. She was 11 years old, and beginning sixth grade. Six years later, the now 17 year-old is beginning her senior year at Belding High School and is holding the title of Miss Belding.
The 51st annual Danish Festival opened Thursday evening under gray skies, but the rain held off until Sunday afternoon. Though the talent show inside at Baldwin Heights Elementary School on as scheduled, the Family Fun Day in the playground was shut down early.
Just as teachers give report cards to students, a school board also gives marks to its superintendent.
On Monday, the Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education graded Superintendent Amy Meinhardt in her first partial school year on the job. Meinhardt received the highest score possible under state law — “highly effective” — which is defined as “meaningfully and consistently contributes to the growth of a professional learning community.”
The world is a different place since 1999, when the Columbine High School massacre occurred. School districts now have to focus on reading, writing, arithmetic … and safety.
The Central Montcalm Board of Education had a special meeting Monday to discuss school safety and security, following a study by Safety School Com 608 owner Gary Valentine.
Shorts are always popular summer attire, but in school the appropriate length is up for debate.
However on Monday, the Central Montcalm Public Schools Board of Education settled the debate — for that school district, at least.