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Welcome to Allendale Public Schools

ALLENDALE PUBLIC SCHOOLS

District Administration Office

10505 Learning Lane
Allendale, MI 49401
Phone: 616-892-5570
Fax: 616-895-6690
Dr Garth Cooper
Superintendent

UPCOMING EVENTS

May 20
OW & Elem PTO Meeting
7:00 PM
OW & Elem PTO Meeting
Date: May 20
Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Calendar: Allendale Public Schools Events Calendar
This event has a Google Hangouts video call. Join: https://hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/apsfalcons.net/7pm-ow-elem-pto?hceid=YXBzZmFsY29ucy5uZXRfM2JkcW9ycTgzOTFjOTBwZTliOHNmZHFiMzBAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ.6qd618c3t90vi1aefcl2ob6dfu&hs=121
May 21
JV base/softball vs Spring Lake DH
4:15 PM
JV base/softball vs Spring Lake DH
Date: May 21
Time: 4:15 PM to 5:15 PM
Calendar: Allendale Public Schools Events Calendar
This event has a Google Hangouts video call. Join: https://hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/apsfalcons.net/4-15pm-jv-base?hceid=YXBzZmFsY29ucy5uZXRfM2JkcW9ycTgzOTFjOTBwZTliOHNmZHFiMzBAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ.426ddearnf9eghb5p0712f57m3&hs=121
May 22
JV-V Soccer vs Spring Lake HS
4:00 PM
JV-V Soccer vs Spring Lake HS
Date: May 22
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Calendar: Allendale Public Schools Events Calendar
This event has a Google Hangouts video call. Join: https://hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/apsfalcons.net/4pm-jv-v-soccer?hceid=YXBzZmFsY29ucy5uZXRfM2JkcW9ycTgzOTFjOTBwZTliOHNmZHFiMzBAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ.1604q9rtit5enurafjdqnpb203&hs=121
F baseball vs Spring Lake HS
4:15 PM
F baseball vs Spring Lake HS
Date: May 22
Time: 4:15 PM to 5:15 PM
Calendar: Allendale Public Schools Events Calendar
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V base/softball vs Spring Lake
4:15 PM
V base/softball vs Spring Lake
Date: May 22
Time: 4:15 PM to 5:15 PM
Calendar: Allendale Public Schools Events Calendar
This event has a Google Hangouts video call. Join: https://hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/apsfalcons.net/4-15pm-v-base?hceid=YXBzZmFsY29ucy5uZXRfM2JkcW9ycTgzOTFjOTBwZTliOHNmZHFiMzBAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ.54n8rjqltb6efked974iec8tq1&hs=121
May 23
HS Graduation
7:00 PM
HS Graduation
Date: May 23
Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Calendar: Allendale Public Schools Events Calendar
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May 31
V Soccer District Finals
5:30 PM
V Soccer District Finals
Date: May 31
Time: 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Calendar: Allendale Public Schools Events Calendar
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June 10
Board of Education Meeting
6:00 PM
Board of Education Meeting
Date: Jun 10
Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Calendar: Allendale Public Schools Events Calendar
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June 15
Annual Allendale Community Field Day
9:00 AM
New Middle School
Annual Allendale Community Field Day
Date: Jun 15
Time: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: New Middle School
Calendar: Allendale Public Schools Events Calendar
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DISTRICT NEWS

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Sex Ed Advisory Board Will Hold Public Hearings

MEETING NOTICE

To comply with the Michigan Open Meetings Act (MCL 15.265):

Allendale Public Schools’
Sex Education Advisory Board (SEAB)

10505 Learning Lane

Allendale, Michigan 49401

(616)892-5570

Will hold a
PUBLIC HEARING

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 & Thursday, May 30, 2019

6:00-8:00 p.m.

Oakwood Intermediate School

Board of Education Conference Room
10505 Learning Lane, Allendale, Michigan

For the purpose of: The Sex Education Advisory Board (SEAB) of Allendale Public Schools unanimously recommends:

(1) a district-created reproductive health unit (5 lessons) for our 8th grade Health curriculum

(2) a district-created reproductive health unit (8 lessons) for our 9th grade Health curriculum

Curricular materials are available online (see links below), at the district office, and at the public hearings for review and comment.

Google DriveMiddle School               

Google DriveHigh School                          

Google FormsLink for Comments

           

Allendale Public Schools will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services, such as hand signers for the hearing impaired, audio tapes of printed materials being considered at the meeting, to individuals with disabilities at the meeting (and/or hearing) upon two weeks’ notice to Allendale Public Schools’ District Office.

Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the Allendale Public School District Office and leave a message which includes (1) who you are/how to contact you, (2) what meeting and date you wish to attend, (3) what aid you are requesting.

Contact: Allendale Public School District Office – Administrative Assistant, Jennifer Kraai, (616)-892-5570; U.S. mail, 10505 Learning Lane, Allendale, Michigan 49401; or email kraaijen@apsfalcons.net.

This notice was posted by Jennifer Kraai, Administrative Assistant, to comply with Sections 4 and 5 of Michigan Open Meetings Act (MCL 15.265) at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 on window outside District Office, Door A, posted at least 18 hours prior to the start of the meeting.

I, Jennifer Kraai, Administrative Assistant, certify that the foregoing notice has been posted as specified above in accordance with the Michigan Public Act (MCL 15.265) as amended.

New Parent Resource Library Available in the Middle School

Thanks to an Allendale Foundation Grant, a parent resource library resides in the middle school.  At this time, it is small, but with donations and additions, it will grow over time. Ms. Wilson, the school counselor, shared this:

 

“Our parents are our first resource to our students. We live in a day and age where life is so busy that we often meet each other coming and going.  Parents need help navigating issues with their children so they can support them in their success. No one is an expert in everything, and many parents need education on a particular topic.  With their limited time, a book may be just the ticket.”

 

All books are available in the middle school library for checkout.  Thanks to Mrs. Oros, our media specialist, the checkout system is efficient.  Books are available during the school day. However, if there is a title that you would like to read, we will put it up front for pick up.  We just need an email, phone number and approximate time your would return it.  Attached to the cabinet is a list of the titles for easy reference (see below).  We are also taking gently ‘used’ books that parents may have to share.

 

Current Books in the Parent Resource Library:

Shaken by Tim Tebow

This is the Day by Tim Tebow

Don't Stop Loving Me by Ann F. Caron, Ed.D.

Queenbees and Wannabes (3 copies) by Rosalind Wiseman

Look Me in the Eye by John Elder Robison

Grief and Recovery Handbook by John W. James

When Children Grieve by John W. James

Strong Mothers by Ann F. Caron, Ed.D

Why Do They Act That Way? By David Walsh, Ph.D.

The Explosive Child by Ross W. Greene, Ph.D.

Stop Negotiating With Your Teen by Janet Sasson Edgette Psy.D, M.P.H.

Your Defiant Child by Benton Barkley, PhD

Journeys by Methodist Hospital Eating Disorder Institute

The Journey Toward Freedom by Methodist Hospital Eating Disorder Institute

Late, Lost and Unprepared by Joyce Cooper-Kahn, Ph.D.

8 Keys to Parenting Children With ADHD by Cindy Goldrich

Girl in the Mirror by Nancy L. Snyderman, M.D.

How to Win Friends and Influence People for Teen Girls by Donna Dale Carnegie

Untangled by Lisa Damour, Ph.D.

The Pressured Child by Michael Thompson, Ph.D.

When We're in a Public, Pretend You Don't Know Me by Susan Borowitz

Conquer Negative Thinking for Teens by Mary Karapetian Alvord, PhD

Help Your teenager Beat an Eating Disorder by James Lock, MD, PhD

Dying To Be Thin by Ira M. Sacker, M.D.

Life Without Ed by Jenni Schaffer

Helping Your Transgender Teen by Irwin Krieger

The Learning-Disabled Child by Sylvia Farnham-Diggory

That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last Week by Ana Homayoun

People in front of book display

High School Science Olympiad Places 10th at State, Middle School Places 13th

 

Congratulations to both our High School and Middle School Science Olympiad Teams! 

 

High School

 

The 2019 Allendale High School Science Olympiad Team reached a milestone at the end of their season.   On Saturday, April 27th, the team traveled to Michigan State University to compete in the State Tournament.  The team’s goal at the beginning of the season was to make it to States and earn a place among the top ten.  After a long day of competing, the Falcons reached that goal! Out of 60 teams at the State tournament, your Falcons placed 10th overall and came in 3rd  for Class B schools. The first seven places went to Class A schools.

 

The Falcons were led to victory by the seven seniors on the team. Their leadership throughout the season helped secure a fun and successful season.  The captains, Sam Brovont and Zach DuCharme, deserve a special shout out for their dedication and hard work over the past several months. They went above and beyond throughout the entire season and will be missed next year.

 

The Falcons scored in the top 10 in six out of the 23 events.  However, It takes a whole team to pull off a victory. The rest of their team pulled the weight by scoring in the upper half in 21 out of 23 events. All members should be proud of their accomplishments!  

 

Here is a list of our top 10 winners:

 

Cameron Elzinga and Jay Francis State Champions in Astronomy

Sam Brovont and Hannah Bekius 2nd in Forensics

Zach DuCharme, Jay Francis and Nick Heaton 7th in Code Busters

Zach DuCharme and Aston Marks 7th in Write It, Do It

Aston Marks and Jay Francis 10th in Dynamic Planet

Aric Suboski and Bridget Rozema 10th place in Mission Possible

Students competing in Science Olympiad

State Winnning Team

Students receiving medals

 

Science Olympiad Team

 

Middle School

 

Congratulations on the Middle School Science Olympiad team on their 13th place finish at State.  Only 60 teams qualified out of 300, so it was a priviledge just to get there and our students were awesome.

 

All-State awards go to Jacob Williams and Matthew Brovont in Fossils

 

Nolan Lehman, Mae Wittlief and David Smith were also All-State in Experimental Design.

 

Grace Scholten and Mae Wittlief were 1th in Crime Busters.

 

Also placing high were Lily Schmucker, Mia Placzek, Katie Holthof, Jack DeHaan, Corey Rozema, Jaden DuCharme, Liam Reynolds and Andrew Kurmas in various events.