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Toys for Eagles

The student council of WMAES led a very robust Toys for Eagles program this year. They wanted to make sure that every child and family in the community had a memorable holiday. Toys for Eagles is an internal support program that offers WMAES families the opportunity to celebrate the holiday season with a little extra [...]

By |2020-01-13T16:18:03-05:00January 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Staff Spotlight: Amanda Kinnucan

Amanda Kinnucan plays a vital role in West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science’s daily success.  Her title is Office Assistant, but her work plays a huge role in achieving WMAES’ growth, goals and establishing its culture. You can often find her behind-the-scenes completing tasks that contribute to the school’s success so that all students’ needs [...]

By |2019-12-17T11:29:04-05:00December 17th, 2019|School News|

Choice Leaders Present at National and Local Conferences

  “You can buy attention, but you can’t buy trust. You can buy attention with billboards, you can buy attention with radio ads, but you can’t buy trust. Trust is earned through storytelling.” That was the message you would hear during Sara Mooney, chief communications and development officer, and Kerri Barrett, principal at West Michigan [...]

By |2019-12-16T15:57:15-05:00December 16th, 2019|School News|

Students attend Shark Tank at Davenport University

Thousands of dollars were not being offered for the pitched ideas at the Davenport University Shark Tank experience, but students did get the thrill of being under pressure and learning how to sell an idea they are passionate about in a short period of time. West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science students also left with [...]

By |2019-12-06T10:47:19-05:00December 6th, 2019|School News|

Volleyball Team Heads to Districts

West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science’s volleyball team meets Muskegon Catholic Central in its first district tournament game at Fruitport Calvary Christian in Fruitport, MI tomorrow.  It has been a big year for the Eagles. They went undefeated in their conference and received first place! During regular season play, they had an incredible record of [...]

By |2019-11-05T12:34:44-05:00November 5th, 2019|School News|

Happy Principal Appreciation Month

Today we celebrate Mrs. Kerri Barrett, elementary principal, Mr. Nathan VanDuinen, elementary vice principal and Mr. Alan Bosker, secondary principal. All of our principals bring a wealth of experience to WMAES and their passion and commitment is unwavering. They infuse the curriculum with an environmental focus so that students are able to learn and thrive [...]

By |2019-11-04T08:50:52-05:00November 4th, 2019|School News|

Night of Pastabilities Raises $5,968.43

On Friday, September 27, 2019 around 100 friends, family and community members attended West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science’s Night of Pastabilities annual fundraiser. The night was organized by The Power Parent Group.  The Night of Pastabilities raised $5,968.43 through a silent and live bidding auction. There were forty items that were part of the [...]

By |2019-10-17T15:23:50-04:00October 17th, 2019|School News|

Our Student’s Rocked the SAT

The Michigan Department of Education announced that only 24 schools who have higher subsidized lunch rates exceeded the state average SAT Scores. West Michigan of Environmental Science ranked 10th out of the 24 schools.   Based on the 36 juniors who took it, the average score was 1017, with an average math subscore of 512.5 and [...]

By |2019-09-23T11:20:26-04:00September 23rd, 2019|School News|

Thank you to the Wes Leonard Foundation

Thank you to the Wes Leonard Foundation for donating an automated external defibrillator to WMAES! This AED is valued at over $1,500 and will be a good health safety support for our new Early Childhood Center. Our principal Mrs. Barrett shared that she is thankful for the AED! "In an emergency needing an AED, time [...]

By |2019-09-20T11:25:30-04:00September 20th, 2019|School News|

Maranda Visits our Preschool Preview

We were able to spend some time with Maranda from WoodTV8 and talk about our new nature-based preschool that is opening this September 30th, 2019!  Pairing our brand new 8,972 square foot addition with our 62-acres campus will ensure that our preschoolers will be moving and engaged in hands-on learning every day. Every classroom will [...]

By |2019-09-16T15:22:02-04:00September 16th, 2019|School News|