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Michigan virtual school hosts informational events throughout March

Michigan virtual school hosts informational events throughout March

OKEMOS, Mich.-- As families continue to seek school options featuring greater flexibility and control for their children’s education, one of Michigan’s statewide virtual schools – Michigan Connections Academy – has scheduled a variety of information events throughout March.

Interested families are encouraged to attend upcoming events to learn more about how virtual learning works, meet teachers and familiarize themselves with the schools’ award-winning curriculum.

My Town: Search for Kent ISD's next superintendent down to two

My Town: Search for Kent ISD's next superintendent down to two

KENT COUNTY, Mich.—The search for Kent Intermediate School District’s next superintendent is down to two people.

After the first round of interviews this week, the Kent ISD School board whittled down the pool of four finalists to two- Ron Caniff, superintendent of Grandville Public Schools; and Tom Martin, superintendent of West Ottawa Public Schools.  Superintendents Dr. Curtis Finch of the Mecosta-Osceola ISD and Dr. Sara Magana Shubel of East Grand Rapids Public Schools were not selected for second round interviews.

Caniff and Martin will be interviewed a second time Tuesday, March 31.  The person selected for the job will replace Kevin Konarska, who is retiring on June 30, after nine years of leading Kent ISD.

My Town EGR: Aquinas College to host Dr. Barbara Rylko-Bauer in honor of Women's History Month

My Town EGR: Aquinas College to host Dr. Barbara Rylko-Bauer in honor of Women's History Month

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. In honor of Women’s History Month, on March 19, author and anthropologist, Barbara Rylko-Bauer, Ph.D., will deliver her presentation, “Writing Women's History: A Polish Doctor in Nazi Camps.”  

Down to four: Where the search for Kent ISD’s next superintendent stands

Down to four: Where the search for Kent ISD’s next superintendent stands

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Leaders of the Kent Intermediate School District are narrowing their search for the ISD’s next superintendent.

Board members will begin interviewing the four finalists this week.  The candidates include Ron Caniff, superintendent of Grandville Public Schools; Dr. Curtis Finch, superintendent of the Mecosta-Osceola ISD; Tom Martin, superintendent of West Ottawa Public Schools; and Dr. Sara Magana Schubel, superintendent of East Grand Rapids Public Schools.

Finch will be first up for questioning.  His interview will take place at 6 p.m. on Monday.  Shubel and Caniff will be interviewed Wednesday, starting at 6 p.m.; Martin will answer the Board’s questions on Thursday.  The second round of interviews will take place Tuesday, March 31.

My Town EGR: Aquinas College Contemporary Writers Series to include author Peter Ho Davies

My Town EGR: Aquinas College Contemporary Writers Series to include author Peter Ho Davies

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - On March 18, the Aquinas College Contemporary Writers Series presents fiction writer Peter Ho Davies. He is the author of “The Welsh Girl” (2007) and the story collections “The Ugliest House in the World” (1997) and “Equal Love” (2000). 

First Day of Student Art Show at Aquinas College

First Day of Student Art Show at Aquinas College

Today, Monday, March 2, 2015 is the first day of the Aquinas College Student Art Show.

The show runs through March 27th and is open Monday – Thursday from 10am – 7pm. Friday hours are 10am – 4:30pm and Saturday and Sunday the hours are 2pm – 6pm.

Location is at the Aquinas College Art & Music Center at 1607 Robinson Rd. SE in Grand Rapids, MI.  49506

My Town: Become a hero by giving blood during Red Cross Month

My Town: Become a hero by giving blood during Red Cross Month

During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross reminds eligible blood donors that it doesn’t take a cape or super powers to be a hero. By donating blood, donors can become a hero for patients in need.

Red Cross Month is dedicated to the everyday heroes who support the Red Cross mission by giving blood, volunteering their time, learning lifesaving skills or making a financial contribution.

The need for blood is constant. The Red Cross depends on blood donor heroes in communities across the nation to collect enough blood to meet the needs of patients at approximately 2,600 hospitals nationwide. Donors with all blood types are needed, particularly those with types O negative, A negative and B negative.

To learn more about donating blood and to schedule an appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

 

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