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My Town: Muskegon Middle School fills donation bins with hundreds of toys

BELDING,  Mich. -- WZZM 13 is celebrating the end to yet another successful Toys for Tots School Spirit Challenge, thanks to an army of students scattered across West Michigan.

More than 40 schools participated in this year's drive, collecting more than 11,000 toys. Muskegon Middle School filled the donation bins with 436 toys.

For additional toy totals and videos, visit the WZZM 13 Toys for Tots page.

My Town: Reeths Puffer Elementary students help provide presents for fellow children

BELDING,  Mich. -- WZZM 13 is celebrating the end to yet another successful Toys for Tots School Spirit Challenge, thanks to an army of students scattered across West Michigan.

More than 40 schools participated in this year's drive, collecting more than 11,000 toys. Although they couldn't make it out Friday morning, the third and fourth grade students of Reeths Puffer Elementary School collected 139 toys as of Thursday.

For additional toy totals and videos, visit the WZZM 13 Toys for Tots page.

My Town: Muskegon Catholic Central High School among top donors to Toys for Tots drive

My Town: Muskegon Catholic Central High School among top donors to Toys for Tots drive

MUSKEGON, Mich. -- WZZM 13 is celebrating the end to yet another successful Toys for Tots School Spirit Challenge, thanks to an army of students scattered across West Michigan.

More than 40 schools participated in this year's drive, collecting more than 11,000 toys. Muskegon Catholic Central High School collected 1,700 donations.

My Town: Diocese of Grand Rapids hires school recruiters

My Town: Diocese of Grand Rapids hires school recruiters

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.— The Diocese of Grand Rapids has hired two more people to ramp up enrollment for its Catholic schools.

Dan Plachta will serve as an admissions enrollment field consultant, guiding the diocese’s 29 schools in outreach and recruitment. While supporting current students, the diocese plans to focus on traditionally underserved groups who could take advantage of school tuition assistance, which is quadrupling to $1,000,000.

Plachta is an alumnus of Blessed Sacrament School (now All Saints Academy) and Catholic Central High School in Grand Rapids.

“As a graduate of Catholic schools in the diocese, Dan brings a personal passion for the importance of Catholic education in West Michigan,” said David Faber, superintendent of Catholic schools.

My Town Muskegon: Mona Shores Public Schools outsource IT services

My Town Muskegon: Mona Shores Public Schools outsource IT services
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MUSKEGON, Mich. – NeXt I.T., an IT solutions company with four locations across Michigan, announces it has been chosen to support Mona Shores Public Schools in a multi-year agreement for outsourced IT.

NeXt I.T. will augment the ​Lakeshore Technology Services Consortium  internal technology​ team with onsite technicians.

My Town: Tech Center Students “Go All Out” at National FFA Convention

My Town: Tech Center Students “Go All Out” at  National FFA Convention
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LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (MAISD)--  Eight students from the Environmental/Veterinary Sciences (EVS) program at the Muskegon Area Career Tech Center (MACTC) recently attended the 87th Annual National FFA Convention & Expo in Louisville, Kentucky, October 29–November 1, 2014.

This year’s theme was “Go All Out.” There, students were exposed to agricultural careers, colleges, workshops, entertainment,  and an expansive Career Show including Bayer Cropscience, Dow AgroSciences, John Deere, and others. 

My Town: Diocese of Grand Rapids boosts tuition assistance; deadline nears

My Town: Diocese of Grand Rapids boosts tuition assistance; deadline nears

The Diocese of Grand Rapids is boosting tuition assistance for students, but time is running out to apply for it.

The deadline for applying for first round funding is Nov. 22.  The first round of grants will be announced in early February and distributed in early fall.

Bishop Walkowiak recently announced the Diocese is more than quadrupling tuition assistance, from $240,000 to $1 million each year.  The funding boost, made possible through donations and diocese scholarship accounts, is part of a three-year effort to make Catholic schools affordable to more families.  According to Private School Aid Service, even after all tuition assistance is distributed, Catholic school families still need $1.2 million a year.