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My Town: MAISD names new superintendent

My Town: MAISD names new superintendent

MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich.—The Muskegon Area Intermediate School District Board of Education has named its top choice to take over as district superintendent.

Thursday afternoon, the board unanimously approved offering Dr. John Severson the position.  MAISD Board President Dwight Vines says Severson is eager and excited to take over the post.

“I was treated very well by members of the staff and community during my visits, and I look forward to getting to know everyone better. I am humbled to have been selected to serve the MAISD in this way,” said Severson.

 Severson has served as superintendent of Harper Creek Community Schools for the past ten years.  He previously worked as a community education administrator at Portage Public Schools and principal of Harper Creek High School.  He holds a master’s in educational leadership and a doctorate in educational leadership from Western Michigan University.

Students Explore Michigan’s Environmental History Through Film

Students Explore Michigan’s Environmental History Through Film

Perhaps the next great filmmaker is currently a student at Whitehall Middle School!  Eighth grade students have spent the past several weeks engaged in a research based, interdisciplinary project, creating documentaries.  These movies will explore environmental issues surrounding the great lakes watershed.  The project will culminate with a student-organized film festival entitled “GreenScreens” on Thursday, May 22nd from 12:00-2:00 at the Howmet Playhouse, where some of the best movies will be screened along with the award winning documentary, The Cove.  The public is invited to attend this free event.

 

My Town: Baker College students place in top ten in national competition

My Town: Baker College students place in top ten in national competition

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MUSKEGON, Mich. (Baker College of Muskegon) – Baker College of Muskegon students won numerous awards at the Business Professionals of America (BPA) National Leadership Conference (NLC), April 30-May 4, in Indianapolis that drew approximately 5,500 students and advisors from across the U.S.

All four Baker College students who competed earned top 10 rankings. The competition results for the Baker College of Muskegon students are:

Chad Bazzett of Montague won first place in computer network technology, second place in computer security and third place in information technology concepts. He also placed in the top 10 in systems administration using Cisco.

Ryan Poindexter of Whitehall won first place in systems administration using Cisco.

My Town Whitehall: Whitehall Schools Talent Show May 14

My Town Whitehall: Whitehall Schools Talent Show May 14

WHITEHALL, Mich.-- Students of Whitehall Schools will showcase their talents for the community to enjoy on May 14 from 7 p.m.  to 8 p.m.

This entertaining evening takes place at The Heartland Health Care Center located at 916 E. Lewis Street in Whitehall.

For more information, call (231) 893-4585 or visit www.whitelake.org for more events going on in the community.

Local culinary students meet face-to-face with Governor Snyder

Local culinary students meet face-to-face with Governor Snyder

Local culinary students meet face-to-face with Governor Snyder

On April 23, 2014, Muskegon Area Career Tech Center student Aubrey Meyer (Fruitport) greeted Governor Rick Snyder and offered him an etched coffee mug filled with mocha mix and a chocolate dipped spoon. Meyer and four other Catering& Culinary Management students from the Muskegon Area Career Tech Center (MACTC) met the Governor and other state legislators in the State Capitol Building as part of the annual Career and Technical Education Showcase Event.

 

Meyer, Bronson Dodge (Oakridge), Saqora Conklin (Fruitport), Kathy Allen (Whitehall), and

Health Science students advance to contest in Walt Disney World

Health Science students advance to contest in Walt Disney World

Health Science students advance to contest in Walt Disney World

Muskegon Area Career Tech Center students Erin Brault (Oakridge), Jackie Bartels (Oakridge), Emily Huber(Mona Shores), and Corinna Irvine(Reeths-Puffer) will be packing their bags this summer for a trip to Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. The four will travel there to compete in the National HOSA-Future Health Professionals Competition, June 24 through 28, 2014.

 

My Town GR North: Students bring history to life with 'wax museum'

My Town GR North: Students bring history to life with 'wax museum'

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Students at Knapp Charter Academy are bringing a history lesson to life with a creative take on the traditional wax museum.

On Thursday, May 1, fifth grade students will pretend to be figures in a Revolutionary War wax museum.  Each time a visitor drops a quarter into their bucket, the students will “come to life” and talk about their role in the era.  The presentation puts a fun and interactive spin on history, while raising money for a class trip ti Michigan's Adventure at the end of the year.

The “wax museum” will be open from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Knapp Charter Academy, located at 1759 Leffingwell Ave. NE.