Good News From Our Schools - May
May 13, 2020
GVSO Charter Schools -- We want to thank all of our schools that have helped provide food and supplies to students in need. During the first month of the COVID-19 state of emergency we had 58 schools participating in direct meal distribution. Since then more schools have joined in. It has been amazing to see how strong our GVSU charter school community is during a time of uncertainty.
Knapp Charter Academy -- Teacher Kristin Miller was named a 2019-2020 Cool Teacher by WGVU
Light of the World Academy -- LOTWA surveyed all their parents to find out who had access to Internet and devices and who didn’t, and took steps to make sure every student would have the technology and other learning supplies they needed. They got devices into the hands of students who needed them and arranged for Internet access. They also made individual plans with each family to arrange schedules and get them other Montessori supplies as needed. Learn more about what the LOTWA community has done to support their students in this Livingston Post News story.
University Prep Schools -- University Prep Schools have created a unique blend of support experiences for their class of 2020 graduates. Here's one example - UPrep counselors created an alumni panel so that past University Preparatory Academy graduates could give insight and advice for the 2020 graduates. Students can also connect with alumni for general networking and mentoring.
Vanguard Charter Academy -- Mrs. Anderson from Vanguard Charter Academy, has been reading the book Bridge to Terabithia to students through Facebook from "different places" around the World. She uses different virtual backgrounds to make it seem like she is reading from mountain tops and scenic views.
West Michigan Academy of Arts and Academics -- WMAAA is inviting all students to participate in The Amazing Art Adventure. The Amazing Art Adventure is a list of art challenges that are posted every Monday. When students complete a challenge, they will be asked to fill out the corresponding week's submission form. Every Saturday the WMAAA staff will review the completed challenges and will send students the corresponding Art Badges in the mail. These badges can be hung on backpacks, necklaces, lanyards, or carabiners.