AHS News Stories
Tabletop Gaming Club is an after school program where students hone their critical thinking skills by playing "out of the ordinary" strategy board games (think of Chess Club but more stimulating).
Ezekiel Chojnacki (pictured) a long time Game Club member and a junior at Allendale High School, exhibited great initiative to expand the club's Game Library by partnering with a Mayfair Games; a major company in the gaming world, who in turn made a generous donation of 6 copies of the new "Settlers of Catan", with a value over $250. What a fantastic use of a student's skills and abilities in reaching out to help out a great club.
Come join us at Barnes & Noble at Rivertown Crossings Mall on Saturday, November 25, where we will be hosting a Book Fair. There will be story times, book talks, coloring, and free gift wrapping. Plus, we will have "wish list" books for our teachers and media centers. All purchases that day by anyone using our code - #12256848 - or at least mentioning Allendale - will result in us earning up to 25% of the sale to use to buy more books. This includes any food or drinks purchased in the cafe. Sales will continue online by using our code - #12256848 - from 11/25/17 to 12/1/17 at www.barnesandnoble.com. Please support our Falcon readers!
November 11 - 18 is "Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week"
No one should have to worry about having food to eat or a place to live. The reality is hunger and homelessness are widespread problems that affect many people every day, including students in Allendale Public Schools.
To raise awareness and assist families in need, the school district is observing "Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week" November 11 - 18.
Here are some quick facts regarding Homelessness in Ottawa County & Allendale:
- In 2016, over 1100 Ottawa County students were considered homeless.
- There are currently more than 40 Allendale students listed as Homeless or living in Transitional Housing.
- The average age of a homeless person is nine (9) years old.
- Ottawa County has only three emergency shelter service providers. They will not take unaccompanied youth until they are 18 years old.
"Allendale Public Schools staff are dedicated to ensuring students are receiving the resources they need to make education a priority, and not impossible," says Kari Wiersema, Student Support Services Coordinator for Allendale Schools.