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Greenville Public Schools prepares to make up snow days

Greenville Public Schools prepares to make up snow days

GREENVILLE, Mich.-- The inclement weather may take a toll on summer break for students of Greenville Public Schools.

According to Baldwin Heights Elementary School's Facebook page, the district is now to the point of having to make some school days up, because of all the recent snow days.

The Facebook message continues: "We are not clear as to how many we will have to make up at this time though.  Sometimes the governor comes out and forgives a certain number of days so that you do not have to make up as many.  We will wait and see what he says before making a district-wide decision."

Big Boy hosts benefit for Bree Town Jan. 30

Big Boy hosts benefit for Bree Town Jan. 30

GREENVILLE, Mich.-- Community members are encouraged to show their support for a 10-year-old girl battling acute myeloid leukemia by grabbing a meal at the local Big Boy Thursday night.

From 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Big Boy will donate 15 percent of food purchases to Bree Town and her family. However, patrons must print and present the flyer below for their bill to count.   The benefit is sponsored by Calvary Baptist Church.

Last month, Baldwin Heights Elementary Principal Mike Walsh said doctors found a 100 percent bone marrow match for Bree, giving her the best possible chance at beating leukemia.   Walsh said Bree still had another round of chemotherapy, but doctors may be able to do a bone marrow transplant as early as January.

Greenville High School on the 'Hunt For A Cure'

Greenville High School on the 'Hunt For A Cure'

GREENVILLE, Mich.—Greenville is covered in purple as the city continues to celebrate Hunt For A Cure 2014.

Hunt For A Cure started five years ago, and has since grown to a month-long event, culminating with a set of basketball games benefitting cancer research and patient support at Spectrum Health United Hospital’s Cancer Center.  This year’s games are Friday, Jan. 31.  The girls’ game is at 6 p.m. and the boys will play at 7:30 p.m. at Greenville High School.  Michigan Blood is also holding a blood drive earlier in the day, with $10 going to Hunt For A Cure for every person who signs up to donate.

For more information, visit the Hunt For A Cure 2014 Facebook page here.

Old gym has life-saving purpose Jan. 22

Old gym has life-saving purpose Jan. 22

BELDING, Mich.—Belding High School is turning its old gymnasium into a life-saving haven.

On Jan. 22, the old gym will host a student council blood drive.  The event runs from 8:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. All donations will go to the American Red Cross. 

No appointment is needed; simply sign in at the main office and you will be escorted to the gym.

Cedar Crest Family Movie Night: "Despicable Me 2"

Cedar Crest Family Movie Night: "Despicable Me 2"

GREENVILLE, Mich.—Catch Gru, his adorable girls and the mischievous minions on the big screen during Family Movie Night at Cedar Crest Elementary Friday, Jan. 24.

Despicable Me 2 will be shown inside the gymnasium.  Doors open at 5:45 p.m. and the event starts at 6 p.m. Families will get a small snack for free and can purchase additional snacks if needed.   Folding chairs, blankets, comfy clothes and stuffed animals are welcome.  Students can also show up in their pajamas.

For more information, call Cedar Crest Elementary at 754-3641.

Greenville high school student nominated for Air Force Academy

GREENVILLE, Mich.—A Greenville High School student is one step closer to getting into the Air Force Academy.

Friday, Rep. Dave Camp announced his nominees for the United States military service academies.  A dozen people were selected from Michigan’s fourth district, after being interviewed by an academy board. The list includes Greenville native Alexander Dillon, who was nominated to the Air Force Academy.

Baldwin Heights Elementary principal to take the plunge

Baldwin Heights Elementary principal to take the plunge

GREENVILLE, Mich.—The principal of Baldwin Heights Elementary School is getting ready to take the plunge.

Mike Walsh will jump into an icy Turk Lake on Feb. 8. This is his fourth Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics of Michigan.  This year, his 11-year-old son, Brandon, will also join him.

Walsh is collecting donations for Special Olympics online.  On his fundraiser page Walsh writes, “I absolutely believe the Special Olympics [is] one of the most important organizations we have.  As an elementary school principal I see first-hand the importance of opportunities like Special Olympics provide for some of our students.”

If you would like to join Walsh’s Frozen Jackets team for the Polar Plunge, email him at walshm@greenville.k12.mi.us.