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Nexus Academy of Grand Rapids Awarded AdvancED Accreditation

Nexus Academy of Grand Rapids Awarded AdvancED Accreditation

Nexus Academy of Grand Rapids, a “blended” tuition-free public high school for students in grades 9-12, has been awarded accreditation from the national accreditation commission, AdvancED. The accreditation report praised Nexus Academy of Grand Rapids for its ability to: effectively use technology to align student schedules based on needs; provide students with immediate feedback on assignments; and to operate the school in an efficient manner for student success.

“Receiving the AdvancED accreditation demonstrates our commitment to excellence and the high quality of our school,” said Dan McMinn, Nexus Academy of Grand Rapids principal.

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Fundraiser for Crash’s Landing & Big Sid Sanctuary

Fundraiser for Crash’s Landing & Big Sid Sanctuary

Make a difference on Wednesday, October 22 for the precious cats of Crash's Landing by visiting one of 14 different Pizza Hut’s.

Print the flier from Crash Landing & Sid’s Sanctuary web site. Present the filier to one of 14 Pizza Hut locations from 11am – 11pm for Dine-in, Carry-out or Delivery to get 20% of your bill donated to Crash’s Landing and Sanctuary for their assistance with stray cats.

Howl-o-Ween Hoof and Woof

EAST GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - Hundreds turned out to celebrate Halloween this weekend with their 2 and 4 legged kids Sunday.

Bissell is held its Howl-O-Ween Hoof and Woof event Sunday at Manhattan Park in East Grand Rapids.

The event highlighted the importance of animal adoption and the special healing bond that pet have with families and kids.

Prizes were awarded for the best dog costumes with prizes ranging to gift baskets from Meijer and Dog Adventures and a year membership to Shaggy Pines.

The event raised money for several West Michigan charities.

Our Val Lego emcee'd the event and Dan Harland spent some chilly time in the dunk tank.

East Grand Rapids beats Grand Rapids Christian

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- East GR beat Grand Rapids Christian 31-7.

Bryce Henkey had 131 yards rushing for the Pioneers.

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Student drivers to learn sharing road with bikes, motorcycles

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Student drivers will soon learn more ways to share the road safely with bicyclists and motorcyclists.

The Nathan Bower Act, a new state law signed by Governor Snyder this week, honors a 19-year-old motorcyclist killed in a 2009 crash with a driver who had recently finished the graduated driver's license program.

The new law requires drivers' education courses in our state to include lessons on bicycle and motorcycle awareness and safety.

Area cyclists, like Jason Schippert of the Grand Rapids Bicycle Company, say it's important for young drivers to know that cyclists, motorists, and motorcyclists all have the same rights on the road.

Caledonia picks up key road win over EGR

EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Caledonia shut out host East Grand Rapids in the first half en route to a 30-7 victory.

The Fighting Scots jumped out to a 16-0 lead at halftime and added a pair of touchdowns in the second half.

Caledonia (5-2) moved one step closer to a spot in the postseason.

Halloween Hoot in East Grand Rapids

Halloween Hoot in East Grand Rapids

The "Halloween Hoot" event in East Grand Rapids, MI will take place on Saturday, October 25th from 1 - 3pm at the East Grand Rapids Middle School for children 3 - 12 years of age. Cost is $5 per child or max of $20 for a family of 4 children.

Dress up in your costume and take part in the costume contest for prizes. There will be bouncy inflateable toys among all the games you can play.

Everyone attending is asked to bring a canned goods product to be donated to a local food pantry.

Pre-registration is required through the EGR Parks & Recreation Department at 616-949-1750 or on line.