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From the Desk of Curtis Holt, Wyoming City Manager - Notes of Interest

From the Desk of  Curtis Holt, Wyoming City Manager - Notes of Interest

From: http://www.wyomingmi.gov

On Thursday afternoon Wyoming High School held a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of the new Wyoming High School.  This is a significant event for our community and invite you all to join with us to recognize this milestone.  Over the summer months, Wyoming School district staff has done a tremendous job in preparing our facilities, staff and students for this transition and new beginning.  As a result, I believe Wyoming Public Schools will be stronger academically and athletically, able to instill much new pride in not only the school but also the entire Wyoming community.

My congratulations go out to Superintendent Tom Reeder and his staff for the outstanding job they have done in preparing and implementing this consolidation plan.  As a community, we should all be proud of their work and dedication.
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Wyoming Wolves win debut football game

Wyoming Wolves win debut football game

WYOMING, MI (WZZM) - For the first time in decades, high school football fans in Wyoming are united.

This year Park and Rogers high schools are merged into one building that's now simply called Wyoming High School.

"We are one," says parent Lisa Gerner. "We are the Wyoming Wolves. We are one."

The new Wyoming Wolves played their first football game Thursday night at what was Rogers High School on Prairie Parkway SW.

Fans were excited to see the team perform.

"Now we don't have two small teams -- we have one big strong team," enthused parent Sherri Wosova.

But the merger has been a difficult adjustment for some in the community. The Rogers Golden Hawks and the Park Vikings were always bitter rivals.

"It's always Park doesn't like Rogers, Rogers doesn't like Park," explained Rogers graduate Brad Savin. "We never liked each other ever."

The Golden Hawks and the Vikings are now together in the same building under a new name.

San Juan Diego Academy wins Erhardt contest

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- A Wyoming school that strives to help West Michigan Latino children improve their test scores and graduation rates is receiving $50,000 to restore its building.

Erhardt Construction named San Juan Diego Academy as the winner of its "Building Our Community" contest.  The announcement was held Thursday night at the Salvation Army's Kroc Community Center on S. Division Ave.

Erhardt held a eight week-long contest to have the public choose a local non-profit group to receive a $50,000 construction project.

Shots fired at vehicle on Burton SW

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) - Wyoming Police haven taken two people into custody following a drive-by shooting Wednesday afternoon.

Around 4 p.m. officers say someone in a car fired shots at a passing vehicle on Burton Street SW. No one was injured.

The intended victims followed the shooter's car to a house in the 1800 block of Berkley Ave. SW, near Lee High School.

When officers arrived on the scene and interviewed the intended victims, the suspected shooters drove off. Police arrested them nearby.

Wyoming Police continue to investigate.

Wyoming Public Schools - A Message from our Superintendent

Wyoming Public Schools - A Message from our Superintendent

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

Dear Wyoming Public School Parents and Community Families,

As this school year begins, I want to thank you for the support I have received as I completed my first year as Superintendent. It was both exciting and challenging, but with your support and the great staff and students we have, it was very rewarding. I have learned a great deal and most importantly, understand there is room to improve not only with my performance, but our district as a whole. Producing high academic achievement and offering quality opportunities in a safe and nurturing environment will be our focus at all times.

Wyoming Parks and Recreation Department - Help us plan your parks

Wyoming Parks and Recreation Department - Help us plan your parks

From: http://www.ci.wyoming.mi.us/

Over the last six months, the City of Wyoming has conducted surveys and park tours, and engaged residents in developing the next vision for your parks and recreation program offerings.
We invite you to join us on Thursday, August 23 at the Wyoming Public Library (3350 Michael Ave. SW, Wyoming, MI 49509), where we will take a look at survey results, present an overview of all the City's parks, and engage you in helping determine the vision for our active parks and recreation programs for the next five years. We will begin at 7:00 p.m.
If you would like to look at the full results of the survey beforehand, you may do so by clicking here.
Thank you for helping us plan YOUR parks,

KDL - Thinking About Buying an eReader?

KDL - Thinking About Buying an eReader?

Are you thinking about buying an eReader for yourself, or to give to someone as a gift? Kent District Library offers thousands of eBooks to borrow for Kindles, Nooks, iPads or other eReaders! We also have trained staff at each branch who will be happy to help you think through the pros and cons of various formats, and to help you get started using your device. You can look at a copy of Consumer Reports at your local KDL branch to read reviews of eReaders, or you may access Consumer Reports in our online databases. We also have a helpful chart that compares popular eReaders.