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February 14, 2017
Watch our Video to learn about the Facilities Bond Issue


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.

Ottawa Area ISD presents: Parent-to-Parent Meeting about Special Education IEPs, March 23

Ottawa Area Independent School District (OAISD) Learn, Serve, LeadThe Ottawa Area ISD is hosting a Parent-to-Parent Meeting, 7:00-9:00 pm, Thursday, March 23 for parents of Special Education students.  The topic for this meeting is "Including Everyone's Perspective: Looking at the IEP Implementation Through Various Lenses."  This panel presentation will examine how the IEP process is viewed by the various participants, including parents and professionals, to enable better collaboration for the benefit of the student.  The meeting will be held at the OAISD Educational Services Building, 13656 Port Sheldon Street, Holland, MI 49424.  For additional information, please contact Margie Broussard at 616-283-1537.

February 9, 2017
It's National School Counseling Week; so what does a School Counselor do?

Allendale High School Counseling TeamIt's National School Counseling Week and you may find yourself wondering, "What does a school counselor do?"

According to the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), school counselors help students achieve success in school and plan for a career.  They support education by...

 Actively helping students examine their abilities, strengths, interests and talents

  • Working in partnership with parents as they encounter the challenges of raising children in today's world
  • Focusing on positive ways to enhance students' social/personal, educational and career development
  • Working with teachers and other educators to provide an educational system where students can realize their potential and set healthy, realistic and optimistic aspirations.
February 1, 2017
Allendale Kindergarten/Developmental Kindergarten Registration, Mar 3; Info meeting, Feb 21

Allendale Schools welcomes families to register for Kindergarten/Developmental Kindergarten, 2:00 - 6:00 pm, Friday, March 3, in the cafeteria at Evergreen Elementary School, 10690 Learning Lane. Parents/Guardians are also encouraged to attend the Kindergarten Information meeting, 6 pm, Tuesday, February 21 in the elementary school cafeteria. This is an important opportunity for families to learn about the Kindergarten/Development Kindergarten registration requirements and process.

January 29, 2017
APS Transportation rolls out Z-Pass to improve Student Safety

Zonar Z-Pass will improve student safetyThe Allendale Schools Transportation department is introducing the Z Pass+™, designed to enhance student safety, and parents' peace of mind.

Students are assigned identification cards fitted with radio frequency identification device (RFID) technology.  As children board and leave the bus, a scanner picks up their card signal and logs these events. Combined with GPS units, the system transmits the location data to a secure server that school officials can access if necessary.

January 26, 2017
"Fuel Up to Play 60" Grant brings breakfast smoothies, brain breaks to Allendale Middle School

Fresh fruit smoothies await students at school breakfastFresh fruit smoothies and brain breaks will fuel students' attention and achievement at Allendale Middle School --- thanks to a $3,709 Fuel Up to Play 60 grant.  Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by the National Dairy Council and NFL, in collaboration with the USDA, to help encourage today's youth to lead healthier lives.

January 25, 2017
2017-2018 Preschool Open House is Jan 30; Registration begins Feb 6

Allendale Preschool ProgramNow is the time to start planning for preschool!

Parents/guardians of children ages 3 to 5 are invited to attend the Preschool Open House, 5:30 - 6:30 pm, Monday, January 30, 2017.  The open house will be held at Evergreen Elementary School, 10690 Learning Lane, on the Allendale Schools K-8 Campus.

January 24, 2017
Allendale Rotary's Euchre Tournament offering $250 Prize, March 11

Euchre Tournament is March 11, 2017Shake off winter and join us for a Euchre Tournament at Peppino's Sports Grille, 6 pm, Saturday, March 11. Proceeds benefit the Allendale Rotary Scholarship Fund. Winners take home $250 and second place earns $100.  Just $50/team to enter; sign-up at www.allendalerotary.org.  Special thanks to sponsors:  Allendale Community Foundation, Brusveen Family Chiropractic, Chemical Bank, Dan & Faith Jonker, and Peppino's Sports Grille.

January 24, 2017
Rotary hosting Amazing Reading Bus Spaghetti Dinner, March 16

Amazing Reading Bus Spaghetti Dinner is March 16, 2017The Allendale Rotary Club is hosting the Amazing Reading Bus Spaghetti Dinner and Auction, 5 - 7 pm, Thursday, March 16, at Evergreen Elementary School cafeteria.  Dinner is $7 for adults, $5 for kids 12 & under, and kids age 5 & under eat FREE!  Proceeds from this annual event benefit the Amazing Reading Bus -- a summer reading program supporting Allendale children.  Special thanks to sponsors:  AcenTek, Allendale Community Foundation, Brusveen Family Chiropractic, Chemical Bank, Dan & Faith Jonker, Peppino's Sports Grille, Physiotherapy Associates, and Tamminga & Levering Accountants.

January 2, 2017
US Dept of Education updates information regarding protection of students with disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education released three new sets of guidance today to assist the public in understanding how the Department interprets and enforces federal civil rights laws protecting the rights of students with disabilities. These guidance documents clarify the rights of students with disabilities and the responsibilities of educational institutions in ensuring that all students have the opportunity to learn.