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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 [...]

Students Go All Out to Raise Money for Haiti

All week, students and staff participated in a variety of activities that brought in nearly $2500 dollars. These funds will be donated to the American Red Cross. Eighth grader Emily Sutter commented, “After seeing all of the destruction, we had to do something and it was really cool to raise money doing things that were [...]

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 [...]