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My Town: Public meetings Thursday about proposed Laker Line upgrades

My Town: Public meetings Thursday about proposed Laker Line upgrades

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—The community is invited to find out more about proposed service upgrades to Grand Valley State University’s Laker Line during a series of presentations Thursday, April 17.

Project leaders will release updates in the bus service study during the following times:

My Town Walker: Students duct tape principal and gym teacher to a pole

My Town Walker: Students duct tape principal and gym teacher to a pole

WALKER, Mich.---  Students at Walker Charter Academy celebrated a fund-raising success this month with the help of many rolls of duct tape.

The school raised $13,632.20 for the American Heart Association during its “Jump Rope for Heart” and “Hoops for Heart” events.  On Thursday, April 3, every student that raised at least $50 got to duct tape the Walker Charter Academy's principal and gym teacher to the school’s basketball poles. Students also handed over a check to the American Heart Association for the fundraisers.

On average, Walker Charter Academy raises $10,000 for the American Heart Association during the events, making it one of the top 100 fundraising schools in the nation for these events.

My Town: Anti-bullying concert tour arrives in West Michigan

My Town: Anti-bullying concert tour arrives in West Michigan

SPARTA, Mich.—A music tour aimed at preventing bullying among teenagers is making its rounds in West Michigan.

The Teen Nation Anti-Bullying Music Tour kicked off Monday morning at Sparta High School.  The 90-minute performances feature young Top 40 recording artists who are also speaking out against bullying.  This tour’s headliners include  former ‘X Factor’ contestant J Ryan, 14, of San Antonio, Texas; and Tristan Blaine, 14, of Frisco, Texas.  Additional guest performers include Faith Marie Shirley, 15 of San Antonio, Texas; Collin Kozola, 17, of Naperville, Illinois, Radio Disney star Celeste Kellogg, 18, of Smithville, Virginia; and Branden Mendoza, 20, of New Carney, Texas.

The school concert assembly schedule is as follows:

My Town Kalamazoo: Students duct tape principal to the wall

My Town Kalamazoo: Students duct tape principal to the wall

KALAMAZOO, MIch.-- On Thursday, April 3, students at Paramount Charter Academy had the opportunity to duct tape their principal to the gymnasium wall.

The students have been logging their reading hours throughout March for a chance to duct tape their principal or dean as a reading reward. For each book read, the students earned a duct tape raffle ticket. The top reader in each wing got to choose who they wanted to duct tape to the wall.

The event is a way to celebrate the end of a successful March is Reading Month.

Paramount Charter Academy, located in Kalamazoo, is a free public charter school serving students in young 5s through eighth grade.

My Town Walker: Students to duct tape principal to a pole

My Town Walker: Students to duct tape principal to a pole

WALKER, Mich.---  Students at Walker Charter Academy are getting ready to break out the rolls of duct tape, to celebrate a fund-raising success.

The school raised $13,632.20 for the American Heart Association during its “Jump Rope for Heart” and “Hoops for Heart” events.  On Thursday, April 3, every student that raised at least $50 will get to duct tape the school’s principal and physical education teacher to the school’s basketball poles. Walker Charter Academy will also hand over a check to the American Heart Association for the fundraisers.

On average, Walker Charter Academy raises $10,000 for the American Heart Association during the events, making it one of the top 100 fundraising schools in the nation for these events.

Kenowa Hills Schools-Calling all new Kindergarten Parents

Kenowa Hills Schools-Calling all new Kindergarten Parents

Kenowa Hills Public Schools is calling new kindergarten parents to a district-wide, 2014-2015 school year meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 25th or Wednesday, April 30th at 7:00pm at the Kenowa Hills Central Elementary Café, located at 4252 Three Mile Road NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49534. Kindergarten orientation will be held for students on May 5th.

Registration information, details about building level kindergarten orientation and general information about the kindergarten experience will be discussed. Gerald Hopkins, Mike Burde and all elementary principals will be available to share information and answer questions.

There are new age requirements for the new school year for kindergarten students. All children must be 5 years of age on or before October 1, 2014 to enroll in kindergarten.

Allie Royce, Student of the Week at W. Catholic

Allie Royce, Student of the Week at W. Catholic

Allie Royce, a senior at West Catholic High School, is looking forward to school next fall at St. Mary's College in Notre Dame, Indiana.

Besides working her part time job at Gus's Original Restaurant, Allie has been busy being a peer minister, has been on the swim team for 3 years and will be competing on the tennis team for her second year. She has been a member of Students for Life for 3 years also and one of her favorite memories has been participating in the March for Life in Washington, DC each year.

Good Luck at college Allie.