The Bucs' Blade

Senior Connor Worthington reflects on time spent with Team G.H.

(Photo courtesy of Connor Worthington)

Natalie Dupuis, Reporter

May 18, 2020

Senior Connor Worthington was disappointed when Governor Whitmer canceled school due to COVID-19 because he was missing out on the last part of his senior year. “There’s activities to look forward to especially at the end with seniors,” Worthington said. “I understand why [school was canceled...

AP exam money is due now

This current year's coordinator's manual for AP testing.

Natalie Dupuis, Reporter

March 11, 2020

For students in AP classes, money for College Board exams are due Wednesday, March 11 says testing coordinator Connie Vanschelven. “I can’t begin to tell you how many reminders I have sent out to kids who have AP classes,” Vanschelven said. “There are still kids who owe money.” Back in...

Library’s collection of books continues to expand

Pictured are some new books that have been recently added to the library's collection on display.

Natalie Dupuis, Reporter

February 20, 2020

New books are usually ordered several times a month holding 20 to 30 books at a time in a box.  “Normally it takes a week or two to get everything in from an order because some things are back-ordered or Amazon sometimes takes a little bit of time to get here,” media specialist Dana Rider said....

Blood drive set for Dec. 3

Junior Emily Stevenson gives blood. Although many people are wary of needles and blood, most students assure that the pinch was better than expected.

Adrienne Parcheta, Reporter

November 26, 2019

GHHS will host a blood drive on Dec. 3 during all hours. Sign ups will take place during all lunches on Thursday, Nov. 21, Friday, Nov. 22, Monday, Nov. 25 and Tuesday, Nov. 26.  “Thee overall hope is that kids will get involved with it,” teacher Todd Diederichsen said. “And realize they can he...

Dog gone good

Emmy the therapy dog is a furry friend in Amy Polston's 1st grade classroom

Grace Ostric, Reporter

November 25, 2019

Amidst a bustling, colorful, elementary school classroom sits a companion curled peacefully underneath a table and staring up with sweet puppy dog eyes. It’s hard to imagine with all the distractions that Emmy, a 16 month old golden retriever puppy, wouldn’t be barking or chasing her tail. But Emmy i...

GHHS named “school of the year” for vaping education

Deputy Mackeller and Mrs. Schmitt along with others received the

Natalie Dupuis, Reporter

November 13, 2019

Grand Haven High School partnered with a few different organizations through the Ottawa Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (OSAPC) and was able to work and prevent the use of teen substance abuse.  “It’s not just for vaping,” deputy Jake Mackeller said. “It’s for any substance, but vaping se...

October is a month of kindness

Pictured above is a newspaper clipping after Adam Provencal's death in 1992. (Photo courtesy of Lara Capuano)

Natalie Dupuis, Reporter

October 30, 2019

Adams Acts are a recurring topic that is brought up every October at Grand Haven High School.  “It’s a good time for us to be able to have this kind of reflection where we need to be good to each other,” mathematics teacher Joe Nelson said. Adams Acts aren’t just for remembering Adam Prov...

Applied week pushes students to plan for college

The banners hanging in student services represent a variety of colleges in Michigan and out of state as well.

Natalie Dupuis, Reporter

October 18, 2019

The only way to find out if college is the best fit for students is to go on college visits.  “I like the idea that you’re looking at a college to see if they have majors, strong majors that suit you well,” counselor Steve Evink said. If unable to visit colleges on your own, students can s...

Egg drop lab excites physics students

Egg drop lab excites physics students

Gabi Nadeau, Reporter

October 18, 2019

Mrs. Walters’ fifth and sixth hour physics class ran their “egg drop lab” that ended with some splattered messes, and some successful devices that helped students better understand their motion unit. The focus of this lab was to cover the motions unit while having students get creative and u...

Boomerang event brings possibilities to students

Students walk around the gym during the 13th annual Boomerang event.

Brendan Vander Meer, Reporter

October 16, 2019

High school administration recently teamed up with local businesses to present the 13th annual “Boomerang” event. Aimed towards seniors for “I have a plan week”, seniors learned about local opportunities after high school. “The goal of the Boomerang event is to introduce students to the community ...

Science teacher “Big Stan” prepares for Iceland trip in 2021

This is the poster for the trip to Iceland in June of 2021. The poster includes who is involved and what parts of Iceland will be visited.

Natalie Dupuis, Reporter

October 5, 2019

Science teacher Scott Stanley has been planning a trip to Iceland since last spring that will be taken sometime in June of 2021.  “Well, for me, its been a dream for me to take students there for quite awhile,” Stanley said.  He wanted to share this dream and get people to explore outside of Grand Haven.  ...

Raising awareness for water safety

Senior Ty Nivison coaches his student with the Green float noodle.

Nick Garvale, Reporter

November 28, 2018

For the second year, The Tri Cities YMCA has recruited the outdoor ed class for a “Safety around water” program that the students teach to local elementary school kids. The instructors educate 205 kids from four schools around Ottawa County about the dangers of the lake and how to stay calm durin...