Good News From Our Schools - June
June 10, 2020
-- Dozens of schools are celebrating their students in fun and creative ways. We've seen countless photos of final day parades, yard signs and home visits to celebrate graduates, and personalized thank you videos from staff and parents. The work that educators are doing to bring joy to the end of the school year is incredible!
-- Black River Public School -- Black River Public School recently graduated 73 seniors. Of the 73, 23 of them were part of the school's first kindergarten class, making them the first 23 students to have completed their entire K-12 education at the school.
-- Covenant House Academy East -- Covenant Academy East Principal, Nate King, addresses how to support at risk students living in Detroit during the Coronavirus pandemic. In this MAPSA #EmbraceTheChallenge article, King explains how supporting these students "starts with assessing students' needs - emotional, social, life-sustaining, and eventually academic."
-- Crossroads Charter Academy -- The CCA 2020 graduating class is graduating with a combined total of 662 college credits among only 23 graduates.
-- Grand River Preparatory High School -- Grand River Preparatory High School alumnus Collin Louis, received the GVSU Commitment to Service Student award. Collin supports the GVSU CSO as a Campus Navigator, is the current vice president for Grand Rapids NAACP Youth Council and a NextGen Fellow. He also has led water drives for the residents of Flint and clothing drives for the Children's Advocacy Center. You can learn more about his commitment to civic service by reading this article.
-- GVSU Charter Schools Office -- June 1st marked the 25-year anniversary of when GVSU leadership agreed to take a bold step into K-12 education innovation by becoming a charter public school authorizer.
-- Metro Charter Academy -- Metro Charter Academy alumnus and Class of 2020 graduate, Shane Tinsley, made history at his high school by being its first black Salutatorian. Shane will study medicine in college on a full-ride scholarship as he continues to work toward becoming a urologist.
-- William C. Abney Academy -- William C. Abney Academy conducted a Rising Eagle Award Prize Drop Off for students who were excelling in the classroom. Students received prizes such as hoverboards and Nintendo Switches. Check out this video to see their students reactions.