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Thank you to the Wes Leonard Foundation

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

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 [...]

Maranda Visits our Preschool Preview

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

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 [...]

Meet Our New Nature-Based Preschool Staff

By |2019-09-20T11:26:30-04:00September 15th, 2019|School News|

This year, we have added our nature-based preschool where hands-on, experiential learning takes place. Our focus will be developing the foundation of early childhood academic skills that will make them prepared for kindergarten and beyond.    Inside the Early Childhood Center, you will also find two teachers that are trained in environmental education and motivated to [...]

The view from our cafeteria window – our observation beehive

By |2019-09-20T11:35:05-04:00September 11th, 2019|School News|

WMAES has an observation beehive that you can view from the cafeteria window. There is a bee safe box that holds 8 frames and a hole in the wall with a tube that leads to the outdoors. The bees come and go as they please without ever making contact with humans. If you haven't had [...]

New Green Team for 2019/20

By |2019-09-20T11:36:53-04:00August 20th, 2019|School News|

We are forming a new Green Team for the 2019-2020 school year.   It is open to 2nd-8th graders who are interested in helping the school to continue our commitment to sustainability by recycling, composting, attending bi-weekly meetings (Every other Tuesday), going on field trips, making new friends and much more. One representative will be [...]

Blaze Their Own Trail

By |2019-06-12T17:03:00-04:00June 12th, 2019|School News|

Students are thriving at West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science through service learning. For the past nine years, WMAES students have been going on a week-long, environmentally-focused service learning trip. They have assisted with trail restoration and building, oyster restoration, community gardens and coastline preservation. This year, 18 students from the 11th and 12th grade [...]

Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life: Holly Orians

By |2019-05-28T12:27:25-04:00April 17th, 2019|School News|

The quote “if you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life” summarizes the passion and commitment Holly Orians has for the environmental education program at West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science.   Holly Orians has been the key to its success. This is her 16th year at WMAES and she [...]

Hip Hip Hooray! It’s almost Spring Break!

By |2019-03-27T12:16:35-04:00March 27th, 2019|School News|

Whatever you have planned for spring break, we hope you have a blast. Whether you are relaxing on a beach in Florida or enjoying a staycation, below is a list of ideas to rejuvenate and refresh over the next week!  Take a walk outside and enjoy the fresh air. Read a book. Meet up with [...]

Kerri Barrett Named Top 10 Administrators by Michigan Association of Public School Academies

By |2019-03-18T12:37:19-04:00March 18th, 2019|School News|

We are proud to announce that Kerri Barrett, Elementary Principal of West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science has been named one of the 10 semifinalists for the 2019 Michigan’s Charter School Administrator of the Year Award! From nearly 600 total nominations and 200 submitted applications, she was selected as part of the top 10 administrators [...]

16 students excelled during their Capstone Experience presentations

By |2019-05-23T12:03:55-04:00March 8th, 2019|School News|

Last week Wednesday and Thursday marked another successful year of Capstone Experience presentations at West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science. This year 16 students spent a year researching and digging deep into a societal, environmental, or health-related issue that they felt very strongly about. The students focused on a plethora of issues such as the [...]