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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 Havens FIRST Robotics competition robot gets prepared for travel to Saginaw.

FIRST Robotics heads to Saginaw Valley State University for State Finals

Reegan Cook, Reporter April 6, 2024

Grand Haven’s Robotics team will compete at the FIRST Robotics State Finals at Saginaw Valley State University over Spring Break. The competition starts on Thurs. April 4, and ends on Sat. April 6.  “This...

The Spring Dance is a fun and exciting way for students to dress up and socialize with there peers. All funds made form the dance go to student senate for clubs, dances and on going projects.

Spring Dance on Mar.9, All Proceeds go to Student Senate Projects

C Kelly, Reporter March 1, 2024

The student senate organizes various events throughout the year, including the annual spring dance. One of their biggest projects is the adopted family program, where students use the funds raised from...

Orchestra teacher Melissa Meyers snaps to keep the rhythm. Her students play in sync forming a harmony that resonates down the music wing.

Melissa Meyers Strikes a Chord with Students, Receives Teacher of the Year Award

Nathan Burns, Reporter December 22, 2023

Walking down the music wing, you’ll find conductor Melissa Meyers sitting in the center of the orchestra room flipping through her sheets of music while the sound of her students tuning their instruments...

Senior Jordan Smaka rises above the cast of Mary Poppins. The was the first show in Grand Haven Theater Department history to include an element of theater such as flight which made for a very visually appealing play.

Play Hits New Heights

Katie Snyder, Editor December 19, 2023

Theater took a gravity-defying twist in the recent Mary Poppins production. The cast set a goal to take the theater experience to new heights and ran with it… Or rather flew. Senior Jordan Smaka...

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...

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...

VIDEO: Seniors find plans have changed since childhood

VIDEO: Seniors find plans have changed since childhood

A lot can change in 12 years, and this year's senior class made that clear. We asked students what they wanted to be as a child, and how those plans have changed over the years.

Opened in 1954, Lakeshore Middle School would be replaced by a new building if the bond issue passes.  The new building would be located at Lincoln and 152nd .

YES VOTE ON MILLAGE BENEFITS STUDENTS, COMMUNITY

STAFF May 1, 2023
Those opposed to the plan argue the cost is too high for the outcome. Some believe that instead of building a whole new middle school we should just renovate the one we currently have. In actuality, this is not cost-effective. It would be band-aids over bullet holes. Studies indicate fixing up older buildings leaves an immense amount of continuous upkeep and maintenance, ultimately suggesting that a new building would be the more economically rewarding option. 
Opened in 1954, Lakeshore Middle School would be replaced by a new building if the bond issue passes.  The new building would be located at Lincoln and 152nd .

Bond Vote set for May 2

Peter Ver Duin and Katie Snyder May 1, 2023

On May 2, voters in the GHAPS district will go to the polls to decide whether or not to approve the district’s request for a bond of over $155 million to upgrade facilities and technology. Here is The...

FULLY STOCKED: The food pantry is filled to the brim after the Give and Glow food drive in February. Student volunteers Ava Prieditis and Graci Chittenden work to keep it that way.

One Buc Helps Another Buc

April 24, 2023

“One Buc Helps Another Buc.” This simply yet impactful mantra for Bucs Care Food Pantry helps to build safe and quality meals and bathroom bags for hundreds of struggling homes throughout the district....

Q&A with Principal Tracy Wilson about new E-Hall Passes starting tomorrow

Q&A with Principal Tracy Wilson about new E-Hall Passes starting tomorrow

Riley Vining and Peter Ver Duin January 18, 2023

Q: Why was the E-Hall pass instated? A:  We have some classrooms that don't use the passes, so we have kids in the hallway with no pass on. And it's hard to know where [students] are supposed to be....

Folklore danced preformed before presentations.

GHHS Hosts Multicultural Family Night

Kassity Perrault, Reporter October 21, 2022

Multicultural family night is held every year inviting families from different cultural backgrounds to come together at Grand Haven High School’s cafeteria and enjoy a provided dinner. This year it was...

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