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Inductee Robert Monetza receives his award from principal Tracy Wilson.

Grand Haven honorees return home for Hall of Fame induction

Alexandra Bakker November 11, 2022

The Grand Haven Hall of Fame grew last Saturday when twelve honorees were inducted during the ceremony at Spring Lake Country Club. The Grand Haven Schools Foundation welcomed a total of 12 inductees under...

Parent-teacher conferences return in person after 2.5 years

Parent-teacher conferences return in person after 2.5 years

Alexandra Bakker October 30, 2022

Grand Haven parents and educators breathed a sigh of relief this week as conferences were able to take place face-to-face for the first time since the pandemic, which caused them to take place over the...

Boomerang career day at GHHS

‘Boomerang’ career day at GHHS

Alexandra Bakker October 9, 2022

GHHS is hosting a “Boomerang” event with local businesses to shed some light on careers in Grand Haven. Students can interact with local business people about career and job opportunities, education...

Board of Education selects a new member

Board of Education selects a new member

Alexandra Bakker and Katie Snyder September 19, 2022

  The Board of Education appointed Kristal Boyd to fill the position vacated by Barb Pietrangelo at the conclusion of a board meeting last Thursday. It took place in person and over Zoom at Ferry...

GREENHOUSE GOD: Glass shows different types of plants that students are growing in his Greenhouse Biology class whether it may be different types of vegetables or houseplants. I get pumped up when I see somebody enjoying stuff in the greenhouse. Later they might say Hey, Im gonna build a garden this year. You [then] know that theyre taking away something from the class, Glass said.

Science teacher creates change in everyday lives

Science teacher Roger Glass leaves an impact on those around him creating an approachable atmosphere
Natalie Dupuis, Assigning Editor March 18, 2021

Laughter fills the air as science teacher Roger Glass struggles to spit out his famous fish story while he gags on his words. He pauses from time to time to keep himself from vomiting like he’s...

GROUNDWATER DISPLAY: Vlietstra shows students how water moves in different types of soil in his groundwater display. “I think it’s a class environment thing,” Vlietstra said. “I think they enjoy the fact that its loose and not super serious all the time. Science can be hard, but it’s also something we can relax about and enjoy the classroom.”

Science teacher Nick Vlietstra named staff pick for March

Natalie Dupuis, Assigning Editor March 12, 2021

Students voted last week for ‘staff pick of the month' and chose Earth Science teacher Nick Vlietstra.  They were given access to a Google Form with all staff members' names. Students voted for who...

WINNING: The girls rugby team pictured after their third place win in fall 2019.

Rugby put on hold

Natalie Dupuis, Assigning Editor October 9, 2020

Due to COVID-19, rugby has been put on hold for this school year.  “I think it’s the right thing to do,” rugby coach Tom Foley said. “I don’t think there’s a way to meet the mandates in...

Junior Alexis Mountford plays with her brothers bearded dragon, Magma, during her time off school

Junior Alexis Mountford adjusts to coronacation isolation

Grace Ostric, Editor in Chief April 5, 2020

The announcement by Governor Whitmer to close school for three weeks initially shocked and excited junior Alexis Mountford. She, like many other teens, was looking forward to the break and seeing her friends. “I...

Emily Stevenson poses next to a sign of where she works. (Photo courtesy of Emily Stevenson)

Senior Emily Stevenson keeps herself entertained during COVID-19 lockdown

Natalie Dupuis, Assigning Editor March 27, 2020

  Senior Emily Stevenson was excited to have a break off of school due to COVID-19 at first, but now has realized she may be missing out on some last minute opportunities of her senior year. “It’s...

The Nissan Leaf is fully electric and is Eco friendly

Environmental Engagement

Mike Baldus, Reporter March 9, 2020

Our school has a number of initiatives that are used to help the environment but, I don’t think it’s enough.  We pick up trash in the spring. Sometimes at lunch, there are recycling bins for...

Teens struggle between the balance of homework, sports and their personal lives. (Photo courtesy of Creative Commons)

Are schools putting too much on teens?

Natalie Dupuis, Assigning Editor March 3, 2020

Teenagers today have a lot going on and don’t have much time for themselves.  Students have multiple classes a day for five days a week. Homework is given out to students every night and teenagers...

A student fills out vocabulary practice problems for an assignment. These packets can present unnecessary stress for students with scare use for the words.

Vocab (n): pointless, useless

Vocabulary packets given in English classes are not only tedious, but meaningless too
Grace Ostric, Editor in Chief November 26, 2019

Sitting in freshman English, the class groans as the teacher passes out the doomed double-sided horizontally stapled pages. The anxiety and apprehension begins begins to grow; you know what this means....

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