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Kenowa Hills Choral Students Prepare for Fall Concert

Students in the Kenowa Hills High School Music Department are preparing for the Fall Vocal Music Concert. Students will be dressed in Halloween costumes. The audience is encouraged to dress up as well.

The concert will be held on October 28th at 7:30pm. The concert is free and open to the public.

Purple Shield Organization Raises $12,000

From: http://www.khps.org

During the 3rd week of the football season, against Lowell, the KHPS community established the first Purple Shield game, while Lowell celebrated their third Pink Arrow game. The Purple Shield Organization was created this summer and decided to dedicate this game to “We Do Care”, which is a locally based cancer support group who, for over 20 years, has supported young cancer patients and their families. Purple t-shirts were sold and the varsity football players were able to purchase their purple jerseys or donate them to the public auction.

On October 15, the senior football captains presented a check for $12,000 to representatives from “We Do Care”, including co-founder Lucy Olson.

Great Lakes Avicultural Society exotic bird fair

Grand Rapids, MI - The Great Lakes Avicultural Society will be hosting their annual exotic bird fair at the DeltaPlex on Saturday, October 16th from 10am to 4pm. Come see or buy exotic birds, cages, food, toys, supplies and more. Additional events include raffles, bake sale and bird photo contest. Admission is just $3 for adults, $2 for seniors and kids 12 and under are free.

Visit http://glasbirdclub.org/ for additional information.

Attention all Kenowa Hills High School Parents

From: http://www.khps.org

This year, rather than having scheduled individual appointment times, the High School Parent-Teacher Conferences will be on a “drop-in” basis. During each of the three P-T conference sessions, parents are free to come and go and meet teachers when it is most convenient for the parents. This will allow for a little more flexibility, especially when it comes to coordinating with conferences at other KH buildings. Times available are as follows:

November 10, 2010 5:00—8:00 p.m.
November 11, 2010 5:00—8:00 p.m.
November 16, 2010 3:00—6:00 p.m.

Please note that the 3:00—6:00 p.m. timeslot on November 16 will likely be the least busy time so, if you are available, you may wish to attend that session.

Two KHHS Students Involved in 1st KCTC Health Career Academy

From: http://www.khps.org

Jenna Murphy and Kaitlyn Jesko, seniors, are currently enrolled in a unique program that is earning them college credit. This program is called the Health Sciences Early College Academy (HSECA), and this is the first year of the program operated through KCTC. In order to participate, students need at least a 3.0 GPA. These two students attend the first session KCTC, which begins before 7:00 a.m. Jenna and Kaitlyn take coursework at GRCC/Ferris two days per week, and the other three days, they are at Grand Rapids Central High School. They will earn 5 Ferris State University college credits for the coursework and lab for the entire school year. Additionally, Jenna and Kaitlyn were asked to speak to the Kent Career Development Council about their experience, and they did a fine job representing KHHS. Great job, ladies!

Halloween Open Houses


WALKER, Mich. (City of Walker)- The Walker Firefighters Association will host Halloween Open Houses this year at Station #2 (Standale location at 4101 Lake Michigan Dr., NW) and Fire Station #3, located at 1470 3 Mile Road, NW from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on Sunday, October 31.

Come enjoy cider and donuts and a chance to show off your costumes!

KHPS - Environmental Science Class "Stream Team" participates in real world learning

From: http://www.khps.org

Each year, students in Mr. Byle’s Environmental Science class participate in outdoor lab activities at Indian Mill Creek, located near Walker Avenue. For the last five years, the class has visited the property owned by Gene DeWys, a former KH principal. The stream team has also visited the creek at Gracewil Golf Course. At the stream, students test for dissolved oxygen, ammonia levels, nitrates, phosphates, pH, and total dissolved solids. They also measure water speed and volume and search for and record types of macroinvertebrates living in the stream. Students take soil samples and do a survey of stream and bank conditions on the section being studied. When all the data is collected, a report is written up with data and conclusions about the health of the stream.

Pictured at the left are Adam Guigue and Trey Ainsworth.