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Monthly archive for March 2014

The West Ottawa Story: Academic Excellence

The West Ottawa Story:  Academic Excellence

March 28, 2014 – Because so many positive experiences happen for our students on a daily basis, it can be easy to take for granted what West Ottawa does for kids. That quality is not missed in the following note that Liz VanderWege, principal at Lakewood elementary, […]

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The West Ottawa Story: Enhancing a Safe Environment

The West Ottawa Story:  Enhancing a Safe Environment

March 21, 2014 – Despite what the media would have us believe, schools in general are safe places for kids, and West Ottawa works hard to create a safe and nurturing environment. Two recent examples how that safety is built are worth our attention. Representatives from our […]

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The West Ottawa Story: Adventure School, Preparation for Life

The West Ottawa Story:  Adventure School, Preparation for Life

March 14, 2014 – Harbor Lights Middle School teacher Dave Becker along with colleagues Nancy Harrigan, Rhonda Wentworth, Sara Pieper, Jeff Hardy, Lyn Bumstead and Principal Dennis White took students to Adventure School recently. Mr. Becker describes it this way: “Approximately 30 – 40 students are chosen […]

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The West Ottawa Story: High Quality Opportunities

The West Ottawa Story:  High Quality Opportunities

March 7, 2014 – Nicholas Holtvluwer, Principal at Woodside Elementary School, shared the following opportunity that he and his staff are making available for our students: “As a former elementary school teacher and administrator in Tampa, Florida, I was involved in the early stages of the National […]

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