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BAS - Success of School Breakfast Challenge Helps Students Better Prepare To Learn

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

What once was a desperately underutilized program now is providing vital morning nutrition to over 68,000 more school children across Michigan.
 
The Michigan School Breakfast Challenge, launched by state Superintendent of Public Instruction Mike Flanagan two years ago, has been a resounding success in providing nearly 12 million more school breakfasts during that time.
 
“So many local school districts stepped up in a way that will have a long-lasting impact on their students and their communities,” Flanagan said.

GHS Theatre Program Season Announced

From: http://www.greenville.k12.mi.us

The Season for the GHS Theatre Program has formally been announced.  Check out the individual Pages for more information about these great shows.  The GHS Musical returns with "The Sound of Music" in November.  The GHS One Act Play returns to MIFA competition with "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)" and the year closes with "Disney's Aladdin Jr." performed by GMS.

BAS - Monthly Updates from Your Superintendent

From: http://www.bas-k12.org

This will be the first in a series of monthly updates regarding the budget. The budget is an area that most people are not terribly familiar with and my hope is that keeping you updated throughout the year will help. These updates are meant to give you the facts as we have them at any given point.

In June, our Board of Education adopted a budget that was approximately $600,000 in deficit. They adopted this knowing that by the end of the 2010-2011 school year, our fund equity would then be at a level that would potentially put us back in borrowing mode to make payroll for fall of 2011 (just under 15%). Borrowing for payroll means we will have to pay approximately $90,000 in interest (about the cost of one teacher), further increasing our expenses.

Greenville Athletic Boosters Car Wash Fundraiser - September 30th

From: http://www.greenvilleboosters.com/

On September 30, 2010 all 3 Joymar Car Wash locations will be donating $2.00 from every car wash to support the Greenville Athletic Boosters.  Locally they can be found at the Greenville Carwash on 725 North Lafayette. Their locations on 28th Street in Cascade and Baldwin Street location in Jenison will also honor this offer on September 30th.

YOU MUST BRING A COPY OF THIS COUPON WITH YOU IN ORDER FOR THE GREENVILLE BOOSTERS TO GET CREDIT FOR YOUR WASH.

GPS - Ticket Prices

From: http://www.greenville.k12.mi.us

All high school athletic tickets for the 2010-11 school-year will cost $5 per person. Passes may also be purchased for all home games. The information can be found by clicking Forms/ Information, Forms for Parents/ Students, and then clicking on the file ,"Sports Pass Purchase Form". Passes can be purchased after August 2, 2010.

GPS - Back to School Advice

From: http://www.greenville.k12.mi.us

Here are a few steps that parents can take to help smooth the transition back to school:

1. Before buying back-to-school clothing, check the school’s dress code to ensure that your child will be in compliance (see the
enclosed flyer).

2. If it’s a transition year for your child from middle school to high school or if your child is new to the district, visit the school
to familiarize them with the building.

3. Many new high school students are anxious about their ability to master the combination lock on their locker. When you
visit the school, have your child practice unlocking their locker.

4. If your child participates in sports, make sure that they have had a recent physical exam (after April 15, 2010), and that the
proper forms have been completed and returned to the school.

Changes create opportunities

From: http://www.greenville.k12.mi.us

New talent compensates for loss of expertise
By Peter Haines, Superintendent

Prominent in the news this spring was an announcement that the Michigan Legislature had approved significant changes to the Michigan Public Schools Employee Retirement System (MPSERS). These changes provided temporary incentives to those teachers, administrators, and support staff members who were eligible to retire, to do so. While these changes were not without warning, they did cause many dedicated Greenville staff members to act quickly.