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My Town: Kenowa Hills to hold May 2 event to support veterans

My Town: Kenowa Hills to hold May 2 event to support veterans

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich.—Community members are invited to show their support for veterans by taking part in Kenowa Hills High School’s Homes For A Hero event.

Right now, students are busy preparing for the fundraising  event, which will take place May 2 at Kenowa Hills High School, from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  The celebration will include a silent auction, cook-out and live entertainment as well as a ceremony recognizing veterans and active military members.

Homes For A Hero will also include a varsity rugby game between Kenowa Hills and Grand Haven, starting at 6 p.m.  Kenowa Hills’ team will be sporting camouflage jerseys  for the game. After the match-up, the Grand Rapids Original Swing Society will hold swing dancing under the stadium lights, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

My Town: U.S. News and World Report releases top high schools list

My Town: U.S. News and World Report releases top high schools list

KENTWOOD, Mich.—A charter school in Kentwood is the top West Michigan school on U.S. News & World Report’s latest list of Best High Schools.

The publication recently released its list of the top 500 schools nationally. The rankings are based on the student to teacher ratio, AP course involvement and math and reading proficiency scores.  The School for the Talented and Gifted in Dallas, TX took the top spot.

In Michigan, 60 schools made the cut, with International Academy in Bloomfield Hills taking the top spot.  Excel Charter Academy-Grand River Prep School in Kentwood ranked second among Michigan schools.  City Middle/High School and Black River Public School were the only other West Michigan schools to crack the top ten.

The list of local schools includes:

My Town: Kenowa Hills Superintendent evaluation April 23

My Town: Kenowa Hills Superintendent evaluation April 23

ALPINE TOWNSHIP, Mich.—The Kenowa Hills Board of Education will hold a workshop meeting Wednesday to evaluate the district superintendent.

This is the third year of Gerald Hopkins’ three-year contract.  Hopkins previously worked at Wyoming Public Schools as an administrator.

Wednesday’s meeting will focus on Hopkins’ annual evaluation. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at the district administration building, located at 2325 Four Mile Road NW.  The meeting is open to the public, but the evaluation process will be a closed session.

My Town: Kent Intermediate School District gets health program grant

My Town: Kent Intermediate School District gets health program grant

KENT COUNTY, Mich.—  The Kent Intermediate School District is getting a federal boost to physical and nutritional education programs. 

 U.S. Department of Education has awarded 67 grants totaling more than $33 million to local education agencies and community-base organizations.  Only two groups in Michigan were awarded funding; KISD is getting $429,404 for programs to help K-12 students develop healthy lifestyles and meet state standards for physical education.

“A healthy, active lifestyle is an important ingredient of academic success,” U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said. “These grants are a resource to help schools and communities develop programs that teach students the importance of staying active and developing healthy lifestyles. We need more states, districts, schools and communities to recognize the critically important role of physical education in improving student engagement and achievement.”

My Town: Forest Hills Northern and Comstock Park help break in newly rebuilt ballpark

My Town: Forest Hills Northern and Comstock Park help break in newly rebuilt ballpark

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich.—Baseball players from two local high schools will be among the first visiting teams to Fifth Third Ballpark’s newly rebuilt space.

Forest Hills Northern will take on Comstock Park during a doubleheader this Friday, April 18.  Gates open at 3:30 p.m. and the first pitch will be thrown at 4 p.m.  Game 2 will start 30 minutes after Game 1 ends.  For more information, visit the Fifth Third Ballpark website here.

My Town Comstock Park: Resellers needed for Mom2Mom Sale

My Town Comstock Park: Resellers needed for Mom2Mom Sale

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich.— The halls of Comstock Park High School are normally empty on Saturdays,  but that won’t be the case on May 3.

The high school will be hosting two events that day: a Mom2Mom Sale sponsored by the Comstock Park Band Boosters and the Spring Carnival, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Right now, organizers are looking for renters/resellers looking to get rid of gently used children’s clothes, toys and other child related items.  To sign up, contact Debbie at 784-0026 or email benjdt@sbcglobal.net.

My Town: Voters to decide three school district millages in May

My Town: Voters to decide three school district millages in May

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PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. --- A special election is being held May 6 for three Plainfield Township school systems:  Comstock Park, Northview and Rockford public schools.

Comstock Park Public Schools Superintendent Ethan Ebenstein said, “We are asking voters to renew our... sinking fund millage for another ten years on May 6.  This important source of special revenue helps the district make annual repairs and meet ongoing maintenance needs without taking funds from our operational classroom budget.” 

Ebenstein added, “We have an outstanding supportive community that takes great pride in our grounds and facilities, and we are seeking their assistance in helping maintain the facilities we have.”