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My Town: Children to serenade seniors with Christmastime favorites

My Town: Children to serenade seniors with Christmastime favorites

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich.— Some West Michigan children are warming up for a cold weather tradition.

Wednesday, members of the seventh and eighth grade band will serenade seniors at Vista Springs Assisted Living, located at 3740 Richton Ave. NE.  The 45-minute performance will include many classic carols. 

Chandler Woods Charter Academy is a free public charter school serving students in grades kindergarten through eighth.  

My Town: Diocese of Grand Rapids hires school recruiters

My Town: Diocese of Grand Rapids hires school recruiters

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.— The Diocese of Grand Rapids has hired two more people to ramp up enrollment for its Catholic schools.

Dan Plachta will serve as an admissions enrollment field consultant, guiding the diocese’s 29 schools in outreach and recruitment. While supporting current students, the diocese plans to focus on traditionally underserved groups who could take advantage of school tuition assistance, which is quadrupling to $1,000,000.

Plachta is an alumnus of Blessed Sacrament School (now All Saints Academy) and Catholic Central High School in Grand Rapids.

“As a graduate of Catholic schools in the diocese, Dan brings a personal passion for the importance of Catholic education in West Michigan,” said David Faber, superintendent of Catholic schools.

My Town: Donate old electronics to help Northview High seniors

My Town: Donate old electronics to help Northview High seniors

NORTHVIEW, Mich.—Make room for new holiday gifts while helping Northview seniors during the high school’s Electronic Recycling Fundraiser.

Now through Feb, 1, supporters are encouraged to drop off old electronics at Comprenew, and let employees know their donation is for the Northview Class of 2015 fundraiser. 

Comprenew is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Acceptable donations include:

  • Cell phones
  • Radios
  • Microwaves
  • VCRs
  • TVs
  • Laptops (all hard drives will be wiped out or destroyed)
  • Computer monitors, keyboards
  • Computer mouses
  • Printers
  • Speakers
  • Power Cords

For a complete list of acceptable items, visit Comprenew’s website

Proceeds from the drop-off drive will go toward an all night party for the senior class.

My Town: Diocese of Grand Rapids boosts tuition assistance; deadline nears

My Town: Diocese of Grand Rapids boosts tuition assistance; deadline nears

The Diocese of Grand Rapids is boosting tuition assistance for students, but time is running out to apply for it.

The deadline for applying for first round funding is Nov. 22.  The first round of grants will be announced in early February and distributed in early fall.

Bishop Walkowiak recently announced the Diocese is more than quadrupling tuition assistance, from $240,000 to $1 million each year.  The funding boost, made possible through donations and diocese scholarship accounts, is part of a three-year effort to make Catholic schools affordable to more families.  According to Private School Aid Service, even after all tuition assistance is distributed, Catholic school families still need $1.2 million a year.

Nexus Academy of Grand Rapids to Host College Financial Aid Informational Night

Nexus Academy of Grand Rapids to  Host College Financial Aid Informational Night

Nexus Academy of Grand Rapids, is hosting a free college financial aid seminar on Tuesday, November 18 at 6:00 p.m. featuring a representative from Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC). The event, which is open to the public, will help educate parents and students on financial aid, the FAFSA application, and scholarship options for any student considering college.

Families interested in learning more about the college application and financial aid process should RSVP for the event on the Nexus Academy of Grand Rapid’s event page.

The event will be held at the Nexus Academy campus in Grand Rapids, located inside the Clark Place building at 801 Broadway Ave. NW, Suite 225.

32nd Annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair

32nd Annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair

The Community is invited to check out a variety of one-of-a-kind handmade gift items for purchase at this Craft Fair provided Rockford Seniors Unlimited.

This Saturday, 11/8/14 from 9:00am to 3:00pm, Rockford High School located at 4100 Kroes Avenue is the place to be for a holiday shopping experience, like no other.

There will be a lot of craft booths with great gift ideas, just in time for the upcoming holidays and even gift bags for sale.

Visit: www.rockfordschools.org/?i=CommunitySeniors click on Special events & scroll down for details.