School News

Meet Cameron Smith, MAPSA’s MiCharter Hero and Special Education Teacher at WMAES

February 5, 2024
February is upon us at West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science, and we are off to a great start for finishing this year strong in our classrooms! With that comes recognition of our Special Education Teacher Cameron Smith from the…

West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science Celebrates Board Appreciation Academy

January 31, 2024
January marks the start of a new year and a new semester at West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science, and it also signifies a time to recognize and appreciate vital members of our school community! As we celebrate School Board…

West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science Donates $5,500 This Holiday Season

December 30, 2023
We are proud to celebrate a huge accomplishment from the Student Council at West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science and their “Change for Change” initiative. The academy student council nearly doubled its donations from last year’s $3,000 total, raising a…
Photo of Emma Howard. 3rd grade teacher at West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science

Staff Spotlight: Emma Howard

December 29, 2023
Hi, I’m Ms. Howard! This is my 3rd year in 3rd grade, 4th year at WMAES. I love to adventure outdoors, cozy up with a good craft, and get lost in video games.
Photo of fourth grade teacher at West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science, Angela Smith

Staff Spotlight: Angela Smith

December 22, 2023
Hey families! My name is Mrs. Smith and this is my fourth year teaching fourth grade at WMAES. As a math enthusiast, I love inspiring my students to explore the wonders of numbers and equations. I also enjoy getting creative…
taking a brain break this winter with west michigan academy of environmental science

Take A “Brain Break” This Winter with West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science

December 18, 2023
Winter Break is finally upon us at West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science! As our students head home for the holidays, we couldn’t be more excited to see family and friends, relax and prepare for the last half of what has…

WMAES Was Named a Best Elementary and Middle School in Michigan

December 18, 2023
West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science has been named a U.S. News Best Elementary and Middle school in Michigan. The U.S. News & World Report K-12 directory encompasses over 100,000 schools across the country with data designed to make finding…
Picture of Angela Jessop, Social Studies and English teacher at West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science

Staff Spotlight: Angela Jessop

December 15, 2023
This is technically my 3rd year at WMAES. I started as an English and Social Studies teacher way back in 2003. After one year there were certification changes for teachers and I ended up working in non-profit, philanthropy, editing, and…

WMAES Is a MI HEARTSafe School

December 12, 2023
At West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science we prioritize health and safety because we know that our students work better when they feel safe with us. We are pleased to receive recognition by the Michigan Department of Health and Human…
Photo of West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science Kindergarten teacher Rhiannon Brown

Staff Spotlight: Rhiannon Brown

December 8, 2023
Hi, my name is Mrs. Brown, and I am a Kindergarten teacher at WMAES. I love experiencing the magic of learning with some of our littlest learners! Beyond the classroom, I love to spend my free time outdoors in the…