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WMAES High School Students Salmon Release

May 6, 2024
Ninth graders enjoyed a fantastic day releasing the salmon on the Rogue river nurtured by WMAES since the egg stage. Provided by the Department of Natural Resources, the program aims to offer hands-on experience to classrooms statewide, enabling students to…
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From Hands-On Learning to Career Pathways: A Student’s Journey at West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science

April 18, 2024
Colin Greathouse, a recent graduate of West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science (WMAES), reflects on his transformative experience at the school and how it paved the way for his future career aspirations. “I was enrolled in WMAES since kindergarten, and…

The Solar Eclipse at West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science

April 10, 2024
West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science eclipse watchers never miss a beat– they’re always in the “totality” of the moment! Students, staff and families gathered together in awe and wonder as they watched this magical event unfold. “We’ve been planning…
WMAES Learns About Black History Month Through Art

West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science Learns about Black History Month through Art

February 26, 2024
Students in Ms Thompson’s art class engaged in a project this February to celebrate Black History Month through an assignment recognizing important black persons through their art. Students in the class celebrated Bisa Butler, an award-winning African American textile artist…

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…
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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…
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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…