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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.
December 5, 2016
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.