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T.E.A.M. G.H. gathers in the media center for their first meeting of the 2021-2022 school year (Photo courtesy Emily Berry).

T.E.A.M. G.H. in search of new members

Sarah Mayer, News Editor September 16, 2021

T.E.A.M G.H. Student Committee is in search of new student members to join their team.  The club works towards creating a better school culture among students and staff. They try to promote the message...

Students often have trouble with time management and juggling classes when certain schedules are in place (art by Megan Voorhees).

Return of six-hour schedule causes controversy

Sarah Mayer, News Editor September 6, 2021

The six-hour schedule has been put back into place for this school year.  As summer vacation came to an end and school was back in session, students were hopeful for a sense of normalcy upon their...

ON DISPLAY: Students ceramic artwork is displayed in the showcases in the first floor main hallway. I think its really important to showcase everybody, Sipe said. (photo by Camille Berko)

Main hallway showcases new student artwork

Natalie Dupuis, Assigning Editor March 26, 2021

New ceramic pieces have been put up in the main hallway display cases. The ceramic pieces will be kept up longer this semester due to art teacher Irene Sipe having a huge semester of ceramic classes. “I...

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...

Parent-teacher conferences to be held Thursday, Mar. 18

Parent-teacher conferences to be held Thursday, Mar. 18

Natalie Dupuis, Assigning Editor March 16, 2021

Parent-teacher conferences are to be held Thursday, Mar. 18 from 3:00-5:30 p.m. through Google Meet or over the phone due to COVID-19. Parents can sign up for a time slot to meet with teachers through...

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...

COVID-19 will not affect snow days at Grand Haven High School.

COVID-19 has not affected snow day policies

Megan Voorhees, Photo Editor March 3, 2021

Snow day policies will not be affected because of COVID-19. Deciding if the roads are not driveable hasn’t changed at all for superintendent Andy Ingall.  Students are concerned about more school...

EARLY COLLEGE: Sydney Prins, BreAnna Wierda, Abrial Merz, Ali Egered, Kyle Penland and Madison Sylvester are few of the 11th grade students that are a part of the early college program here at Grand Haven High School. Current 11th graders were able to participate in early college on a trial basis [due to COVID-19], counselor Kimberly Kowalski said.

Early college open to all

Natalie Dupuis, Assigning Editor February 3, 2021

Early college is a program where students can earn credits from Muskegon Community College (MCC) with no tuition fees. “Current 10th graders are applying right now,” counselor Kimberly Kowalski...

TYPING: Lundvick types up an email to send to a staff member.  He has his tablet next to him if needed plus his walkie talkie on if he needs to be reached by another staff member or student. The one thing I think is kind of cool about Mark is that hes taken the initiative to do different things when I wouldnt have, paraprofessional Ann Graves said.

Paraprofessional stands out among students

Paraprofessional Mark Lundvick leaves an impact on every student he meets
Natalie Dupuis, Assigning Editor December 8, 2020

Paraprofessional Mark Lundvick watches students as they file into the fieldhouse, carefully checking to see if they are wearing their lanyard with ID attached around their neck. As he walks around,...

FITNESS CENTER: Students using the weight room after school.

Fitness Center reopens

Misgana Deur, Life Editor October 7, 2020

Starting Monday, Oct. 5 the school's fitness center will be opening up. Every Monday through Thursday students are allowed to train in the weight room.  “In the past, we would just open the door...

(Photo courtesy of Connor Worthington)

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

Natalie Dupuis, Assigning Editor 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...

This current years coordinators manual for AP testing.

AP exam money is due now

Natalie Dupuis, Assigning Editor 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...

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