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My Town: Start of school filled with photos and well-wishes

My Town: Start of school filled with photos and well-wishes

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.-- The 2014-2015 school year is officially underway for West Michigan students.

On Sept. 2, which was the official start of classes for most schools, State Superintendent Mike Flanagan released this statement: 

"It’s a great day to be Back to School in Michigan !

Let me take a moment to wish everyone a positive and successful school year.

Our team here at the Michigan Department of Education, the State Board of Education, and I appreciate the hard work and daily dedication teachers, administrators, school board members, and other school staff devote to our children in Michigan.

Life jacket loaner board at Pere Marquette beach

Life jacket loaner board at Pere Marquette beach

Muskegon, MI – The Muskegon County Water Safety Task Force launched a Life Jacket Loaner Board on Friday, August 21 at The Beach Cove, located at Pere Marquette Beach. Swimmers and boaters can borrow life jackets while enjoying a day at the beach or on the boat. Through a donation from the Community Foundation for Muskegon County, life jackets are available in a variety of sizes, including children’s sizes. The Life Jacket Loaner Board will be available for the remainder of the swimming season during the open hours at The Beach Cove. Beach goers are already taking advantage of the program.

 

Sportsmen for youth

Sportsmen for youth

2014 SPORTSMEN FOR YOUTH -

YOUTH DAY

FISHING SEMINAR AND FIRE DEMONSTRATION

SCHEDULE

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

MUSKEGON COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS

9:45AM - CAPT. CHRIS NOFFSINGER – NORTHERN FISHING ADVENTURES – SMALLMOUTH BASS FISHING SEMINAR

10:15AM – FIRE DEPARTMENT – EXTRICATION DEMONSTRATION

10:4 AM – JEFF SOWA – MARK MARTIN FISHING VACATION SCHOOL – PANFISHING SEMINAR

11:1 AM – TODD SOKOLOW – MARK MARTIN FISHING VACATION SCHOOL – SALMON/TROUT FISHING SEMINAR

1:00PM – FIRE DEPARTMENT BURN CELL DEMONSTRATION

1:30PM – MARK MARTIN – MARK MARTIN FISHING VACATION SCHOOL – WALLEYE FISHING SEMINAR

2:00PM – MIKE SCHNEIDER – MARK MARTIN FISHING VACATION SCHOOL – ICE FISHING SEMINAR

 

The Power of Wondering, Following and Holding

The Power of Wondering, Following and Holding

The Power of Wondering, Following and Holding

GOOD FOR YOUTH 

 

(formerly Saving Lives, Embracing Children

and

The Youth Development Network)

 Michael Trout, Director of The Infant-Parent Institute

 

Good for YOUth is excited to present Michael Trout, Director of The Infant-Parent Institute, Inc. to Muskegon for a one-day conference. 

 

 

This conference will address the intersection of attachment theory and developmental neurobiology: Collaborating with each other, and with caregivers, to understand the behavior of young children.

 

 

My Town: Four fun ways to prepare for heading back to school

My Town: Four fun ways to prepare for heading back to school

The start of the 2014-15 schools year is just around the corner.

As a parent, don’t let the start of a new school year catch you off guard- start preparing your students now to hit the books this fall.  While some activities, like waking up early, may be met with less enthusiasm, back-to-school preparation can be fun. 

Educators at Michigan Connections Academy have developed four fun, yet educational, activities parents and students can do together to help prepare for a successful start to the new school year— and the best part is the students won’t even realize they are learning!

My Town Whitehall: Free backpack distribution Aug. 14

My Town Whitehall: Free backpack distribution Aug. 14

WHITEHALL, Mich.--  Families in need will get a back-to-school boost Thursday,  Aug. 14.

From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., volunteers with Mission for Area People will be at Lebanon Lutheran Church, handing out free backpacks filled with supplies to children from struggling families.  The organization expects to distribute supplies to 1,500 children this year, as part of its Lakeshore Backpacks for Kids program. The event may also include free vision and hearing screenings, haircuts, snacks and fun activities.

 A parent or guardian must be present in order for a child to receive a backpack, and both adults and children must have some form of identification. 

The backpacks will be distributed based on a first come, first served basis. Mission for Area People will hold two more distribution events at the following times:

Second Annual Rocket City Games

Second Annual Rocket City Games

 

REETHS-PUFFER LAUNCHES SECOND ANNUAL ROCKET CITY GAMES

A Full Day of Adventure Racing, Sporting Events, the Rocket Science Center, a Taste of Rocket City, Fireworks and More

 

Reeths-Puffer Schools will be hosting Rocket City Games on Thursday, August 28. This will be the second annual presentation of this event. Rocket City Games is an all-day celebration of the community and the school, hosted at the RP High School campus.

 

“Our district stretches over five different townships and municipalities. It’s important for us to host fun events like this one, that bring us together as one community,” said Steve Edwards, Superintendent of Schools for Reeths-Puffer.