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[Alumni Spotlight] Ashleigh Breton – Class of 2018

She started at WMAES as a sixth grader. She took AP Biology as a sophomore with a class full of seniors. By the time she graduated as the 2018 salutatorian, she had her CNA and 13-credits from Kent Career Technical Center (KCTC) that she could apply to her undergraduate studies at Davenport University. Through hard [...]

Environmental School Goes to the Rogue River! Data-collecting remote-controlled boats, aquatic critters, and more!

65 WMAES students (mostly freshmen) headed to the Rogue River in downtown Rockford in May to test custom-made data-collecting remote-controlled boats, race oranges & watercraft, investigate aquatic critters, test water quality, and scope-out local birds. Big shout-out to Shawn Wessell, Leanne DeYoung, Cam Smith, and Lauren Beuving for chaperoning and helping make this day a [...]

New Freedom for Willow

Meet Willow the wood turtle (Glyptemys insculpta).   She arrived at Blandford Nature Center in 2004 and is likely at least 20 years old.  In captivity, wood turtles can live more than 50 years.  Wood turtles are very fond of earthworms and can lure the worms to the surface by tapping their shell on the [...]

Winter Weather is Here

As we begin to experience some of the more “normal” winter weather for West Michigan, please make the necessary safety arrangements to get your children to school. Keep your eyes and ears open for cancellations that will be posted on most television stations before 6:30 am. Please be sure we have your most recent and [...]

STEAM School Challenge

On Friday, October 27, 68 students from West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science, Muskegon Montessori Academy for Environmental Change (our sister school) and Creative Technologies Academy participated in a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) Challenge. This is the first of three events planned throughout the year which will focus on how we can [...]

Meet our new Secondary Principal, Alan Bosker

We are excited to introduce Mr. Alan Bosker as the new Secondary Principal for West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science. Alan comes to us from Three Oaks Public School Academy in Muskegon, where he served as the Academy’s Assistant Principal. In 2011, before joining TOPSA, he helped open Hope Academy and served as the Academy’s School [...]

WMAES’ Kerri Barrett Named Top 5 Finalist for Michigan Administrator of the Year

West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science’s (WMAES) elementary principal, Kerri Barrett, was named as a Top 5 Finalist for MAPSA yesterday. WMAES is an environmentally-focused kindergarten through 12th-grade school located in Walker, Michigan and is managed by Choice Schools Associates. “To be in the Top 5 Administrators of the Year for MAPSA is a tribute [...]

Spring is Here: Baby Animals by Ms. Holly

Spring is here and so are baby animals! I LOVE baby animals and when I see one that is all alone, it just tears at my heart. My first instinct is to help the baby animal, but I am encouraging everyone to leave baby animals where they are. Miss Holly and Mr. Shawn can't take [...]

Students Take a Bite out of Physics

Leslie Matildez and Nancy Parsons are ninth grade physical science students at West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science. Students were asked to create projects using an animal of their choice, a physics concept covered in class, and a creative story to tie the two together. Leslie and Nancy chose the topic of force for their [...]