The Bucs' Blade

School to host CPR training

Emily Bruch, News Editor

January 14, 2016

A cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training course will be offered to students on Saturday, Jan. 16 from 9 a.m. to noon. For just $20, participants can become CPR certified in the Large Group Instruction room. Heartsaver courses like this one regularly cost about $45 to $60. The proceeds from...

Pay It Forward Students host benefit concert Dec. 17

Emily Bruch, News Editor

December 17, 2015

A Pay It Forward group is hosting a concert to benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center in Holland on Thursday, Dec. 17 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The concert will be at Life Church and the artists playing include Christian McCallister, Loren Johnson, and RYYO. Tickets will be sold at the door, and it is $5...

Lack of gender neutral bathrooms causes anxiety

Lack of gender neutral bathrooms causes anxiety

Emily Bruch, News Editor

November 23, 2015

Sophomore Faeren Converse stands in between the men’s and the women’s restroom, filling with nerves and anxiety as students rush past on the way to class. No one knows about the internal struggle Converse is having over which bathroom to choose. Converse is gender fluid, and does not identify...

Interact Club hosts Car Smash event

Interact Club hosts Car Smash event

Emily Bruch, News Editor

October 23, 2015

(updated Oct. 26 at 10:30 a.m) The Interact Club is hosting their Car Smash event today to raise money that will benefit the Sacred Valley Project to help girls in Peru. Read More »...

Fall musical chosen to perform at Thespian Festival in December

Emily Bruch, News Editor

October 17, 2015

The cast of the musical this year, "Jekyll and Hyde," was chosen to perform at the Michigan Thespian Festival in Saginaw this December. The festival is an event for people involved in drama to go and do things like acting solos or musical theater. "People will go and sing a song or perform a scene,"...

Chromebooks level playing field

Emily Bruch, News Editor

October 17, 2015

Staring at a white screen and watching your dinosaur hop over cacti with every press of the space bar was a common occurrence the first few days of school, when the new Dell Chromebooks had problems with internet access. In technology-dependent classrooms, these connectivity problems caused delays in work progress...

Community celebrates building addition

Community celebrates building addition

Emily Bruch, News Editor

September 17, 2015

A blue ribbon stretched across the front of the school on Wednesday night at a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the new additions to the building. One of those ribbon-cutters was principal Tracy Wilson. “I just took an opportunity to thank our community, to thank our architect and ...

Construction complete

Emily Bruch, News editor

September 8, 2015

  Tracy Wilson is looking forward to taking off her hard hat and getting back to her regular role as principal as the building construction comes to an end and the new school year begins. “It’s been overwhelming this summer,” Wilson said. “I didn’t realize the involvement that I w...

Welcome to the family

Welcome to the family

Kevin Swain, Senior staff writer

September 8, 2015

Jason Klinger cracked a wide, toothy grin on a summer afternoon in his new classroom when it hit him: He’s a real, hired teacher at Grand Haven. Klinger, 33, had been a frequent substitute teacher at GHHS for two and a half years, with hopes of eventually being hired by the district. His dilig...

The Bucs’ Blade wins awards

The Bucs’ Blade wins awards

Emily Bruch, News Editor

April 22, 2015

The staff of the student publication, The Bucs’ Blade, brought home 33 individual awards as well as a Spartan Award while attending the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association Spring Conference in Lansing on Monday. The entire staff was awarded the Spartan when they earned an overall score of 960...

School Construction Plans

School Construction Plans

Emily Bruch, News Editor

November 20, 2014

Each year, students and staff in the music and athletic departments work hard and strive for excellence. Due to the growth of these programs, there is a need for expansion projects for their facilities. “We need more space,” principal Tracy Wilson said. “We have more art students involved in...

Breakfast with Shrek: Shrekfast

Emily Bruch, News Editor

November 14, 2014

Anyone who wants to eat breakfast and see their favorite green ogre can sign up to have breakfast with the characters from, “Shrek the Musical” at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22 in the cafeteria. Tickets for the breakfast are $5, and for an additional $3 people can get their picture taken with Shrek....