The ELA College Field Trip Group, under the direction of Mr. Kris Slotegraaf, successfully completed another year of college visits. The objectives of these field trips are to expose HHS students to the dynamics of collegiate life and for them to conceptualize college. During the 2014-15 school year, students toured Grand Valley State University, Aquinas College, Calvin College, Kendall College of Art and Design, and Northwestern Michigan College. The ELA Field Trip Group hopes with the continued support of our students, parents, and cooperating colleges to continue this important activity that connects our students’ academics to their post-secondary endeavors.
- Mr. Slotagraaf, ELA Teacher
In April, 8th grade English classes were asked to write their own "Where I'm From" poem using the original poem, by George Ella Lyon, as a model. The top ten poems were then featured in the May 14th edition of the Oceana Herald Journal. Mrs. Hallack was so inspired by the students’ poems that she has started her own "Where I'm From" poem.”
- Mrs. Eisenlohr, ELA Teacher
The Walk-A-Thon PTO fundraiser was held at Spitler this year. Our Lil' Pirates spent part of their day walking or running on the track. Students raised $1,470.97 to help fund school activities, such as busing for field trips. Thanks to all who donated and helped out!
- Mrs. Seidelman, Teacher
The children of Diman-Wolf have done a wonderful job of learning about and nurturing the painted lady butterflies in multiple classrooms. Ms. Cindi and I released our butterflies last week. The children were both happy and sad to see their temporary classmates let go into nature, but they understood that it was best for the butterflies to be free. When the butterflies were released our children did an excellent job of not injuring them and giving them time to adjust to the cold that day. Also, 3 of our GSRP classrooms went bowling last week. It was a sight to behold. Forty-five 4 and 5 year olds rolling balls down the lanes! The best part was that the children’s behavior was excellent. We had no issues and that made all of the teachers proud. We just might have found some future professional bowlers as well. I believe 3 or 4 of the children bowled 120 or higher!
- Mr. Joey and Ms. Cindi, GSRP
Superintendent of Schools