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Allendale Alumni Hall of Fame to Honor Five Inductees at Dinner, Nov. 10
2016 Hall of Fame: Ruth Crowe, Scott MacDonald, Paul Melcher, Joe Modderman & Keith Piccard
The Allendale Alumni Hall of Fame is set to honor the 2016 class of inductees during a dinner celebration, Thursday, November 10 at the Main St. Pub. Five honorees will be inducted into the Allendale Public School Alumni Hall of Fame for their service and commitment to education and the Allendale community. This year's honorees include Ruth Crowe, Scott MacDonald, Paul Melcher, Joe Modderman, and Keith Piccard.
Allendale High School Students to Moderate Board Candidates Forum, Nov. 1
Students will ask questions of six candidates for Board of Education
Three Allendale High School students will act as moderators, asking six community members questions regarding their candidacy for the Allendale Board of Education. The round-robin question and answer session will also feature a time for questions from the audience. The forum will be held at 7 pm, Tuesday, November 1 in the Round Room at Allendale High School, 10760 68th Avenue, Allendale. Visitors should look for signs directing them to the Round Room after they come in the main entrance to Allendale High School.
AHS, Falcons Athletics Recognized as MI HEARTSafe School
Prepared for Cardiac Emergency
Allendale High School (AHS) has been awarded the the MI HEARTSafe School designation which recognizes schools that are prepared to respond to cardiac emergencies. MI HEARTSafe School is sponsored by the Michigan Departments of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), and Education (MDE); American Heart Association (AHA); Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA); and Michigan Alliance for Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death of the Young (MAP-SCDY). AHS is one of just 105 Michigan schools to earn this designation.
Allendale Schools Urge Courtesy, Caution Near School Buses
National School Bus Safety Week is October 17-21
During School Bus Safety Week, the Allendale School District is asking citizens to exercise constant courtesy and caution when near school buses. The district transports more than 1440 students to and from school each day, and the bus fleet travels 326,122 miles each school year.
Third Graders Travel Through Michigan History
Allendale third grade students followed a leaf-covered path on a historical adventure this past week.
All Evergreen/Springview third grade classes traveled to the Michigan Heritage Park in Whitehall to see what life was like in Michigan long ago. Students learned about early Michigan people, local resources, and daily life. The field trip is part of the third grade social studies curriculum that explores Michigan's early history, economics and growth.
Allendale School Board taps MI Association of School Boards to conduct Superintendent Search
The Allendale Board of Education voted to approve the Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB) to conduct the search for the new superintendent of schools. Dr. Dan Jonker has announced his retirement effective June 30, 2017 following 16 years at Allendale Schools and 40 years in public education. MASB has been helping school boards recruit and retain superintendents for more than 30 years, and has successfully placed 600+ superintendents.
Allendale High School Theater presents The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, November 3, 4 & 5
Allendale High School Theater is presenting the C.S. Lewis classic The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe November 3, 4 and 5 at The Ceglarek Fine Arts Center located on the campus of Allendale High School, 10760 68th Avenue in Allendale. The curtain rises on this approximately 80-minute play at 6:30 pm Thursday, November 3 and Friday, November 4. Two shows are also scheduled for Saturday, November 5 at 11:30 am and 3:30 pm.
Allendale Board of Education invites your response to District Facilities Survey
As part of the Strategic Plan, the Board of Education is currently looking at how to address the growing number of students that Allendale Public Schools welcome each year. Allendale Township is one of the fastest growing townships in the county. The number of new families and students continues to grow each year.
As a result of this growth, Evergreen/Springview Elementary is at capacity and additional classrooms are needed, due to both district growth, and the addition of state required all-day kindergarten five years ago.
Meet the 2016 Candidates for the Allendale Board of Education
Be an informed voter. Get to know the six candidates running for the Allendale Board of Education on November 8. Click here to read profiles and see photos of each candidate.
Allendale Schools Superintendent Announces Retirement, Effective June 30, 2017
Dr. Dan Jonker to retire following 40 years in public education, 16 years at Allendale Public School
Allendale Public Schools Superintendent Daniel Jonker has announced he will retire effective June 30, 2017. Dr. Jonker will spend the 2016-2017 school year putting the finishing touches on a 40-year career in public education, including 16 years in Allendale. Meanwhile, the Allendale Board of Education will collaborate with a soon-to-be-named search firm to select Dr. Jonker's replacement.