On May 18, things are going to get a little noisy on Greenville’s main street, as well as streets in Cedar Springs and Grand Rapids and many communities along the way. Five hundred motorcycles running at once will do that.
After opening just six months ago, West Michigan Virtual is already seeing success with four students graduating from the program.
In August, West Michigan Virtual opened its doors on 8153 Satterlee Road in Greenville after partnering with Berrien Springs Public Schools to teach outside of the traditional classroom.
Montcalm County is teaming up with a Grand Rapids business to bring electronic recycling to the area. Because electronic waste is a growing concern in the environment as it leaks harmful toxins into soil and water, Montcalm County Resource Recovery Coordinator Jacob Rytlewski said it’s important to bring an electronic recycling option to the county.
Running through the hallways, her laughter echoing off the walls as she and other children played joyfully with their imaginations running wild, nine-year-old Bree Town’s smile reached from ear to ear Saturday as she played with friends the way every young child her age so deserves. But not long ago, Bree’s innocent freedom of playing in the hallways had been stripped from her as she was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) last year.
Greenville, Eureka, Mersen USA make case in State Boundary Commission public hearing on annexation issue
The State Boundary Commission met in Greenville Thursday to gather more information through a public hearing regarding the Mersen USA annexation. The graphite machine facility’s property sits both in the city of Greenville and in Eureka Township. The company, which is planning to expand, is seeking to annex into the city.
The Greenville Public Schools Board of Education took a step closer to the Early College proposal. During its regular scheduled meeting on Monday, the board of education authorized Superintendent Pete Haines to reach an agreement to provide additional opportunities for Greenville students through the Early College program. However, the decision came after much discussion from the board on whether the benefits outweighed the risks.
The 2013 Many Hearts One Mission Charity Ball was a night spent at Frederik Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids honoring a man who has made a huge impact on the community and raising money for a cause that affects 4,500 adults and 40 children in Montcalm County. The Fred and Lena Meijer Spirit of Caring Award was presented to the Rev. Jerry Jones during the annual charity ball.
Road crews in Montcalm County have been working diligently last night and again early this morning, plowing and salting roads in attempt to open them up after heavy snow landed overnight throughout the area.
As most public school administrators will tell you, state and federal lawmakers are terrifyingly efficient when it comes to creating mandates for schools, yet somehow manage to disappear when it comes time to fund those mandates. With each mandate comes a new set of criteria; rules with which each school system must comply. Schools must provide each special education student a certain number of hours each day with a social worker, a para-professional, a speech therapist.
See Jay. See Jay run. Jay likes to run, especially during games of tag during recess. But don’t tag Jay. Jay does not like to be touched. For Jay Lockwood, even a simple game of tag has its problems. Aversion to physical contact is just one of Jay’s many “quirks,” the odd mannerisms that in an earlier age would likely have branded the charming second-grader an outcast.