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Woodland Indian Pottery project

As part of a grant from Groundswell Michigan, WMAES 8th graders spent two days working on a Woodland Indian Pottery project lead by Erik VonSteen. The students took raw clay (Erik dug it from the ground), cleaned out the roots and small rocks, and added temper (sand) to it so it could be [...]

By |2019-02-19T13:53:08-04:00January 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|

[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 [...]

By |2018-11-01T09:29:20-04:00September 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

By |2019-02-19T22:05:43-04:00May 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

By |2017-12-14T16:21:14-04:00December 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

By |2017-12-21T14:36:29-04:00July 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

By |2017-05-23T10:06:47-04:00May 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

By |2017-05-23T10:02:28-04:00March 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|