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Vanguard Charter hosts open house

Vanguard Charter Academy will host an open house meeting for prospective parents Friday, May 11 at 12:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the school, located at 1620 52nd St. SW in Wyoming.

Staff members will be on hand to present information about the school. The meeting will include an informal question and answer period.

Wyoming Schools explain policy against bullying

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM)- Wyoming Public School leaders outlined the district's new policy to protect students from bullying Monday night.

In December, Gov. Rick Snyder signed a law giving school districts six months to put such policies in place. Monday's public hearing outlined how district employees will enforce the zero-tolerance policy against physical, verbal and psychological bullying. They will encourage victims to report harassment more quickly and investigate and punish offenders.

One teacher, who was the victim of bullying, says the policy will make a difference.

"I grew up in a small Christian school. I was bullied for all four years going to the school, and really never wanted to go to school It's part of the reason I went into education so that I could try and help create a safer, more inclusive, loving environment for my students," said teacher Jeremy Schnotala.

Largest-ever national open house weekend continues

BYRON CENTER & WYOMING Mich. (WZZM)-  Realtors across the nation, will be participating in the largest-ever Nationwide Open House weekend.

 Realtors across the nation, will be participating in the largest-ever Nationwide Open House weekend.

Realtors nationwide will simultaneously host open houses aimed at engaging consumers regarding the benefits of homeownership for families, communities and the economy. R

Realtors from Sable Homes will be present at three local open houses on Sunday to offer expert insight into the West Michigan housing market and answer questions regarding the home buying and selling process.

WHERE: 1562 Highview Drive SE

Byron Center, MI 49315

Saturday and Sunday



5726 Nile Drive SW

Wyoming, MI 49418

Saturday and Sunday



3488 Danube Drive SW

Wyoming, MI 49418

Motorcycle thefts on the rise

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - Grand Rapids and Wyoming Police say they have seen an increase in thefts of motorcycles in recent weeks.

Police say the greatest concentration has been in the Wyoming area and many of the thefts have been from carports at apartment complexes.  Thieves are thought to be dragging or carrying the motorcycles from the scene to a trailer or covered vehicle.

Most of the stolen motorcycles are the smaller sport bikes of 600 CC's and up, often called "crotch rockets."

Sgt. Stan Lis of the regional auto theft team told WZZM 13 Friday:"Either these are thefts to order for probably motorcycle gangs or groups or they're being stolen because they're crotch rockets, stolen for the engines."

Wyoming Police say that 16 motorcycles have been stolen since January of 2011, but six of those have happened since March 1, 2012.




Wyoming City Manager's Blog - Personal Property Tax

Wyoming City Manager's Blog - Personal Property Tax

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

Over the coming months, you are going to hear a lot of municipal officials talk about the Personal Property Tax (PPT) paid  by the business community.  The PPT is a tax businesses pay on furnishings and equipment that is equivalent to our millage rate.  The business community sees this tax as a disincentive to invest in new furnishings and equipment, while the local government community, City’s, School’s, County’s, and any entity collecting millage, is dependent on the PPT for operations.  For the City of Wyoming, this tax accounts for approximately $3,000,000 in total revenue, and with the current changes proposed by the legislature, it proposes to reduce that amount to approximately $1,800,000.  In other words, a loss of approximately $1,200,000 in revenue across all funds. 

Vanguard students "wake up to smell the muscles" during physical fitness week

Vanguard students "wake up to smell the muscles" during physical fitness week

This week Vanguard Charter Academy students and teachers participated in Physical Fitness Week with the goals of being more aware of our bodies, raising awareness of what the body can do, learn how to better care for our bodies and to learn what to put into our bodies.  SNL’s “Hans and Franz” (aka Vanguard teachers) helped lead the week with a special kickoff event on Monday.

KDL Guys Read: West Michigan Whitecaps

KDL Guys Read: West Michigan Whitecaps

Some boys are less motivated to read due to a lack of role models. They may think reading isn’t cool or is only for girls. Not true at KDL!

Meet the West Michigan Whitecaps!

Despite all the time these guys spend on the field, they still realize the importance of taking time to read.

Fortunately KDL has them covered with lots of great books for sports fans of all ages.  Check out these book lists for kidsteens, and adults, or a recent post about Chris Crutcher, a popular teen author who writes books that center around athletes.