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Tech Center students earn $66,000 in scholarships at state competition

Tech Center students earn $66,000 in scholarships at state competition

Auto Collision/Refinishing and Catering & Culinary Management students from the Muskegon Area Career Tech Center (MACTC) tested their skills against their peers at the 2014 SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference April 11–13, 2014 at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids. Winners from both classes earned over $66,000 in scholarships and prizes.

 

My Town: Muskegon Area Earth Week includes beach cleanups and gardening workshops

My Town: Muskegon Area Earth Week includes beach cleanups and gardening workshops

MUSKEGON, Mich.—Earth Day is April 22, but Muskegon County conservation groups are spending eight days raising awareness while helping the environment.

Muskegon Area Earth Week began April 19 and runs through April 27.  This year’s events include a guided hike if Five Lakes Nature Preserve, rain barrel, sustainable gardening, and hydroponics workshops,  hazardous waste and medication collection, beach day clean-ups and an Earth Fair.  Nearly all of the events are free.  The detailed schedule is as follows:

 

Rain Barrel Workshop

Tuesday, April 22, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Big Blue Hydroponics, 590 Ottawa St, Muskegon
Click here for directions.

My Town: Tech Center students earn $66,000 in scholarships at state competition

My Town: Tech Center students earn $66,000 in scholarships at state competition

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (MUSKEGON Intermediate School District)-- Auto Collision/Refinishing and Catering & Culinary Management students from the Muskegon Area Career Tech Center (MACTC) tested their skills against their peers at the 2014 SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference April 11–13, 2014 at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids. Winners from both classes earned over $66,000 in scholarships and prizes.

MAISD Board sets first round interviews for new Superintendent

MAISD Board sets first round interviews for new Superintendent

MAISD Board sets first round interviews for new Superintendent

 

The Muskegon Area Intermediate School District Board of Education has invited four candidates to interview to replace retiring Superintendent Dave Sipka. The invitations were extended near the end of a special board meeting on Friday, April 11 with consultant Gary Rider. Rider is the Regional President of the Michigan Leadership Institute who was selected by the Board to lead the search effort.

 

During the meeting, Rider presented nineteen applicants to the Board. The Board reviewed their resumes, and then Rider facilitated the process to narrow the field to those the Board wanted to invite to interview. The board also discussed the importance of feedback from parents, students, staff, and the community during the process, and began to develop interview questions.

 

Career Tech Center students earn top spots in CAD competition

Career Tech Center students earn top spots in CAD competition

Career Tech Center students earn top spots in CAD competition
Lance Zelent (Whitehall), a Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Student from the Muskegon Area Career Tech Center (MACTC), earned second place at the 2014 State Drafting Contest held at Muskegon Community College on March 21. MACTC students Brendan Nelson (Orchard View) placed third and Jake Chvala (Orchard View) placed fourth.

 

All three students competed in the AutoCAD division by solving engineering problems. Their solutions were evaluated based on accuracy, dimensioning, geometric tolerances, proper layer usage, and placement of views.

 

Muskegon Community College and The American Foundry Society sponsored the event. Nearly 100 students from Allegan, Kent, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, and Ottawa counties participated. The competition involved four different categories: Sketching, AutoCAD, 3D Solid Modeling, and 3D Solid Modeling Assembly.

 

My Town: Montague Area Public Schools interim superintendent to stay on

My Town: Montague Area Public Schools interim superintendent to stay on

MONTAGUE, Mich.—Montague Area Public Schools’ interim superintendent will be holding onto his temporary position a little longer.

Late last month, the MAPS Board of Education announced John Weaver will serve as school superintendent through the 2014-2015 school year.  Weaver has been serving as interim superintendent since July 2013, after Nathan Robrahn resigned before his contract was up.  Robrahn stepped down to spend more time with his family.

My Town: Interview dates set for MAISD superintendent finalists

My Town: Interview dates set for MAISD superintendent finalists

MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich. (MAISD)---  The Muskegon Area Intermediate School District is moving fast to find its next superintendent.

The MAISD Board of Education has scheduled first-round interviews for applicants on April 17 and April 21.  After whittling down the pool of candidates, they'll interview the finalists a second time on May 12 and May 14.

The MAISD posted the superintendent job online on March 7, officially beginning their search for Superintendent Dave Sipka's replacement.  Sipka is retiring June 30.

The MAISD is an educational services center located in Muskegon County on the shores of Lake Michigan, 30 miles west of Grand Rapids. The district provides leadership, programs, and services to 11 local public school districts and four public school academies serving nearly 29,000 students.