ALLENDALE PUBLIC SCHOOLS

District Administration Office

10505 Learning Lane
Allendale, MI 49401
Phone: 616-892-5570
Fax: 616-895-6690
Dr. Daniel Jonker
Superintendent

UPCOMING EVENTS

March 2
DK - 5 Full Day of School
DK - 5 Full Day of School
Mar 2
Allendale Public Schools District Calendar
Gr. 6 - 12 Half Day of School (AM)
Gr. 6 - 12 Half Day of School (AM)
Mar 2
Allendale Public Schools District Calendar
March 3
DK - 5 No School
DK - 5 No School
Mar 3
Allendale Public Schools District Calendar
End of Second Trimester
End of Second Trimester
Mar 3
Allendale Public Schools District Calendar
Gr 6 - 12 Half Day of School (AM)
Gr 6 - 12 Half Day of School (AM)
Mar 3
Allendale Public Schools District Calendar
Kindergarten/Developmental Kindergarten Registration-2 pm to 6 pm
2:00 PM
(Cafeteria) Evergreen Elementary School, Allendale Charter Township, MI, United States
Kindergarten/Developmental Kindergarten Registration-2 pm to 6 pm
Mar 3
2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
(Cafeteria) Evergreen Elementary School, Allendale Charter Township, MI, United States
Allendale Public Schools District Calendar
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March 7
DK - 5 Half Day of School (AM)
DK - 5 Half Day of School (AM)
Mar 7
Allendale Public Schools District Calendar
Gr 6 - 12 Full Day of School
Gr 6 - 12 Full Day of School
Mar 7
Allendale Public Schools District Calendar
DK - 5 Parent/Teacher Conferences
12:30 PM
DK - 5 Parent/Teacher Conferences
Mar 7
12:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Allendale Public Schools District Calendar
DK - 5 Parent/Teacher Conferences
5:30 PM
DK - 5 Parent/Teacher Conferences
Mar 7
5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Allendale Public Schools District Calendar

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Health Statement

Maintaining good health during flu seasonAs a result of school closings due to illness, families have asked if the flu is affecting Allendale Public Schools.  At this time, it does not appear that our students and staff have been greatly affected by illness. 

Please be assured we monitor our attendance daily.  This week our attendance has averaged 93 percent across the district, with no one school's attendance averaging less than 91 percent.  The state requires a 75 percent daily attendance rate across the district in order to count as a full school day.

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Bond Issue Video & Information


PDF DocumentPROPOSED BOND ISSUE IMPROVEMENTS - FACT SHEET
PDF DocumentPROPOSED BOND ISSUE IMPROVEMENTS - SITE MAPS
PDF DocumentPROPOSED BOND ISSUE - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

It is the continued mission of Allendale Public Schools to educate, inspire and support all students. As we look to the future of Allendale Public Schools, the Board of Education is asking you to vote on a bond proposal on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, for improvements to address identified and ongoing needs. This bond proposal would generate $29,555,000. These dollars would be spent gradually over the course of five years to provide for the continuing needs of our schools.
It is projected that the debt tax rate would increase by approximately 1.06 mills over last year's debt millage. This equals approximately an additional $53 per year for each $100,000 in market value of your home.

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First. Time. Ever. All AHS Choirs Qualify for State Choral Music Festival!

For the first time in school history, all four high school choirs have qualified for State Choral Music Festival. The Chamber Choir, Concert Choir, Select Women's Ensemble and Women's Chorus each earned an "Excellent" rating, securing their performance at the State Choral Music Festival, May 3- 5, at the Jack Miller Center for Musical Arts, at Hope College. 

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Help Support AMS Students as they Read To Reach Out, Serve Community, March 24

Allendale Middle School students prepare for Read to Reach OutAllendale Middle School teaches students to support their community, build empathy for others, and increase literacy, while collaborating with parents to develop leadership skills. The first Read to Reach Out event, on March 24, will help eighth grade students raise money to create Giving Bags for Allendale.

"It is the goal of our school to create a community of givers," Teacher Lindsey Davies said. "We believe it is important to provide students with opportunities to think outside of themselves and take an active role in their community."

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P.E.T. Projects Challenge Middle School Students to Learn More

Allendale Middle School students share their P.E.T. Projects with classmatesMost adults enjoy a P.E.T. project -- so why not have one at school?

Allendale Middle School teacher Shawn McMaster has been encouraging his eighth grade students to dive into a P.E.T. project as a way to jump-start their creativity and inspire learning.

The P.E.T. acronym stands for Personal Educational Topic.  The program is based on "Genius Hour," and it allows students to explore their own passions and encourages creativity in the classroom.  It provides students a choice in what they learn during a set period during school.

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School Social Workers as Change Agents to Help Students Succeed

School social workers fill a unique advocacy role in schools.

Children are often affected by social forces that negatively influence their ability to be successful in school.  School social workers are trained mental health professionals with a degree in social work who provide services related to a person's social, emotional and life adjustment to school and/or society. They are a link between the home, school and community in providing services to students, families and school staff to promote and support students' academic and social success.

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Flu Granny Dispenses Advice on the Seasonal Flu

Your Granny always knows best, right? 

Ottawa County Department of Public Health believes in Grannies, too.  That's why they encourage you to follow the advice of the "Flu Granny."

Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness. Every year various strains of the seasonal flu circulate in our community causing "the flu" in tens of thousands of people.

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