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A message from the Mayor

From: http://www.ci.walker.mi.us

Dear Citizens of Walker,

One of the privileges and responsibilities of being your Mayor is to represent you at various events that take place in our community. While I enjoy this part of the job of Mayor, I wish everyone could participate. These events remind us of the quality and character of the community in which we work, live, and raise our families.
They reveal many of the positive things going on around us that are rarely reported in the media.

On September 11, I was invited to speak at the Gerald Ford Presidential Museum as part of the "Scout Salute." This was the 8th year that the Boy Scouts have saluted the flag flying at the Museum in remembrance of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack. The continuous salute ran from 7:15 am to 8:00 pm.

KHPS - Athletic Boosters Save Teams!

From: http://www.khps.org

As school begins, we would like to thank the Athletic Boosters for covering the cost of our Middle School athletic B teams. One of the budget reductions made last spring was eliminating the B teams, for a savings of $15,000. The athletic boosters, knowing the value in these opportunities for our students, stepped up and covered the cost. We are thankful the boosters were willing to assist us by providing these valuable experiences for our students. This is just one of a multitude of ways our athletic boosters have supported and continue to support our student athletes. If you see an Athletic Booster, please say thank you for all of the many valuable contributions they make to the students of Kenowa Hills Public Schools.

KHPS - Second Annual Rex Reed Memorial Run/Walk

From: http://khps.org

Runners and walkers of all skill levels are invited to participate in the second annual Rex Reed Run on Friday, October 1, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. The cost is $10.00 and includes a t-shirt. Those interested in participating can sign up with Mr. Craig Veldman at the middle school or Mr. Todd Johnston at the high school. All proceeds from the race will benefit the Rex Reed Memorial Fund here at KHPS, which is geared to help middle school student athletes!

KHPS - Motivated Students Make a Difference

From: http://www.khps.org
By Katie Bush, Middle School Teacher

One of my favorite things to teach in science class is a seventh-grade unit called Human Impact. The unit focuses on all the ways we humans affect the world around us just by doing the things we do every day. Last year after the unit was completed, I had several students who wanted to make a difference in the environment. They asked if we could plant some trees in our courtyard. Reluctantly, I agreed. At the time, it just seemed like one more task for me to complete, another activity to add to my already heaping plate; but the students took charge. They raised the money and stayed after school a few times last spring to help plant the trees and bushes.