Grand Haven's student publication of community significance since 1927

The Bucs' Blade

Grand Haven's student publication of community significance since 1927

The Bucs' Blade

Grand Haven's student publication of community significance since 1927

The Bucs' Blade

The donation table for Operation Santa Paws sits empty in the hallway outside room 3113. It waits for donations this holiday season.

Operation Santa Paws: Spreading Love and Joy this Holiday Season

Nathan Burns, Reporter December 1, 2023

Special education teacher and fundraiser organizer Joshua Wisenbaugh loves his pet dogs and his community. For the past five years, he has organized the Operation Santa Paws fundraiser, collecting resources...

Courtesy of: Alexandra Bakker

New Clubs at GHHS: S.A.F.E

Reegan Cook, Reporter November 29, 2023

A brand new club has started this year, the S.A.F.E. club. (Students Against Firearms in Education) “Gun violence is a big problem in the U.S. and I founded this club on the belief that no one should...

Calling All Colors is hosting a movie night featuring the film Beans. The film and discussion afterwards are a great way to support Native American Heritage Month. (Photo courtesy of Logan VanderVeen)

Native American Heritage Month Movie Night

Katie Snyder, Editor November 28, 2023

The Calling All Colors club is holding a showing of Beans (2020). The showing will take place in the LGI on Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 6:30 p.m.  “It's no secret that we don't have a very diverse student...

Middle school swim coach Aaron Portenga sits at his desk wearing a shirt embroidered with the words “Grand Haven Swimming” as he types on his computer. He oversees the middle school swim team sock sale fundraiser and helps bring more school spirit to the high school.

Unique Fundraiser Supports Middle School Swim Team, Builds School Spirit

Nathan Burns, Reporter November 13, 2023

The middle school swim team is attempting a unique fundraising event this year. Along with asking for donations, the team is selling socks to cover the team's expenses. So far, the unconventional fundraising...

Lakeshore Middle School is the oldest building in the district at just over 70 years. The vote on the bond proposal to replace it takes place on Nov. 7

Bond Vote Set for Nov. 7

Peter Ver Duin, Editor November 6, 2023

On Nov. 7, voters in the GHAPS district will go to the polls to decide whether or not to approve the district’s request for two bonds—one for $118.3 million and a second for $28.7 million. The first...

Connor Maliesky and Allison Paradise in the cafeteria to advertise the new art club coming to the high school. The program is called Unleashed and will take place at the high school starting on Oct. 28.

The Epicenter Brings New Unleashed Art Program to Students

Peter Ver Duin, Editor October 17, 2023

Grand Haven High School is partnering with a company called The Epicenter to start a club called Unleashed focused on creative self-expression. Each session will span two weeks with eight meetings in total....

A display with some information about the new bond proposal greets parents at the open house on Wednesday night. The bond vote is scheduled for Nov. 7.

Lakeshore Middle School Tour to Answer Questions About Bond Proposal

Peter Ver Duin, Editor October 11, 2023

Lakeshore Middle School held an open house to address questions and concerns about the need for the new bond proposal on Oct. 10. After the initial bond proposal was turned down in May, the district reevaluated...

GOTAK takes practice very seriously, but still manages to have fun! Theyre practicing for their first performance of the year.

GOTAK Performance Season Starts Early at Lowell Middle School

Katie Snyder, Editor October 6, 2023

As the year begins, so do GOTAK rehearsals. The Celtic performing ensemble is a staple in the community and can often be seen putting on a show around Grand Haven. This year, GOTAK is starting early with...

Teacher Juli Dick works with Chorale Ensemble as they continue to prepare for their upcoming concert on Oct. 9.

The Music of the Queens and Kings Concert

C Kelly , Reporter October 6, 2023

The first choir concert of the year will happen on Oct. 9. The performance will take place from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the PAC.  This year's theme is The Music of the Queens and Kings and will feature...

Belly Flop Contest 2023

Reegan Cook, Reporter October 5, 2023

A lady gracefully exits the library after using her library card to access the numerous materials and services available at Loutit District Library. Her heart now full of the knowledge she had gained from the books she explored.

Loutit Library Offers Cards to All Students

Nathan Burns, Reporter September 29, 2023

Loutit District Library will be visiting during all lunches on Friday, September 29, for students to obtain their own library cards. “We can get you a card in about 5 minutes,” Allison Boyer, the...

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