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The WMAES Experiment – Chicken TV

Mrs. Heintskill and Mrs. Lameris second grade students are hatching eggs at WMAES. The students Science Fair project is titled; "Does the temperature affect the hatch rate on chicken eggs". They collected eggs over three days and recorded the temperature each day and then put the eggs in the incubator and waited. Each student made [...]

The Story of Bottled Water

On March 22nd – World Water Day – The Story of Stuff Project released The Story of Bottled Water, a 7-minute animated film, at www.storyofbottledwater.org. Hosted by Annie Leonard, the creator of the internet hit The Story of Stuff, the film was co-produced with five leading sustainability advocacy organizations: Corporate Accountability International, Environmental Working Group, [...]

Thank You Letter from Red Cross

Below is an excerpt from a letter sent from the American Red Cross regarding WMAES' recent donation of funds for Haiti. Dear Mr. Hahn: With your support, the American Red Cross reaches across the globe to help vulnerable people and communities cope with extensive natural disasters, complex humanitarian emergencies and life-threatening health conditions. On behalf [...]

WMAES Students Share Artwork with the World!

Move Over Famous Artists! West Michigan Academy Of Environmental Science artists are taking over the spotlight! Brooke Sutherland, the school's Art Teacher, has teamed up with Artsonia, www.artsonia.com -- the world's largest online kid's art museum – to display the students' artwork. Anyone can view the school gallery online at:www.artsonia.com/schools/WestMichigan1. Visitors can browse the artwork [...]

Character Education: Heroes of the Month of February

The following PK-8 students displayed outstanding Integrity during the month of February: Julia Sandford, Brianna Mulder, Dominic Schout, AJ Morgan, Christina Guajardo, Anthony Cardosa, Tessa Stephens, Alli Lafleur, Caleb Kipp, Arianna Perez, Janay Baker, Cassedy Levett, Haley Card , Kaylee Fry, Austin Galovich, Kiana Mansfield, and Octavio Cervantes. Congratulations to these students! March’s character education [...]

WMAES Teacher Selected to Attend 2010 Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy

Kate Gordan was selected from more than 1,200 teachers nationwide! Kate Gordan, a fifth grade teacher at West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science has been selected to attend the 2010 Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, N.J. Ms. Gordan is one of 200 highly-qualified third- through fifth-grade teachers from [...]

WMAES Senior Featured in “The Local Beet”

AJ Tipton, a senior at West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science was recently featured in The Rapidian as part of a series of food-related articles called “The Local Beet”. After watching a PBS documentary in class last year entitled “Harvest of Fear: Exploring the Growing Fight Over Genetically Modified Food”, Tipton’s perspective of food changed, [...]

WMAES Begins Community Garden Program

In an effort to involve West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science families in the gardening experience, the school is starting a community garden program. This will take place every Monday starting June 7 to Aug. 23 from 6:30-8 p.m. Through this program, WMAES hopes to educate families on the importance of local and organic foods. [...]

Character Education: Heroes of the Month of April

The following PK-8 students displayed outstanding courage during the month of April:z Jessie Ortiz, Allystir Brinkmyer, Adriana Ortiz-Torres, Abigail Herrera, Asia James, Bianca Lamas, Anthony Cardosa, Emma Johns, Brianna Valenzuela, Kyle Monterusso, Alyssa Groen, Rowan Bixler, Azaria Lightfoot, James Morgan, Alexis McClain, Wyatt Kwekel, and Leo Carrillo. Congratulations to these students!