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Revised millage for Wyoming Public Schools on November ballot

Revised millage for Wyoming Public Schools on November ballot

WYOMING, Mich.—A revised version of the school improvement millage that failed before voters in May will be back on the ballot in November.

Wyoming Public Schools has divided the original millage into two bond proposals.  Proposal I is for $37 million to remodel and refurnish school facilities, add secure entryways, and add new technology to the high school, as well as build/improve playgrounds, athletic facilities and fields.

Hundreds of students to get new shoes ahead of school year

Hundreds of students to get new shoes ahead of school year

WYOMING, Mich.—Hundreds of students are heading back to school with new athletic shoes, thanks to In the Image’s Shoes Help Our Elementary Students (S.H.O.E.S.) Program.

Program organizers plan to distribute 13,000 pairs of new athletic shoes to at-risk children before the new school year starts.  Eligible students attending Grand Rapids Public Schools and select schools in Kentwood, Wyoming and Godfrey-Lee will receive new shoes. 

In the Image added Potter’s House School to their list after realizing it would have enough shoes to serve children at that school.  Potter’s House students can pick up their shoes at 1823 S. Division Ave. in Grand Rapids at the following times:

Lady Bow-hunters' Night Out August 15

Lady Bow-hunters' Night Out August 15

WYOMING, Mich.-- Stop in at Al and Bob's Sports for a meet and greet, refreshments and possible prizes during the Lady Bow-hunters' Night Out Thursday, August 15, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Many female hunting companies will be there answering questions and helping out with any of those bow hunting issues.  

Al and Bob's Sports is located at 3100 S. Division Ave. in My Town Wyoming.

'Stuff the Bus' challenge to help 3,000 students

'Stuff the Bus' challenge to help 3,000 students

The “Stuff the Bus” community challenge is back.

 Now through August 9, Hand2Hand Ministries and the Student Advancement Foundation will be collecting school supplies and personal items for children.  The donations will be distributed to about 3,000 middle school students in the Grand Rapids, Kentwood, Wyoming, Godfrey Lee, Jenison and Hudsonville school districts.

 “Soap, Socks and Supplies” is the theme for this fourth annual campaign. Donations can be dropped off Fifth Third Bank locations throughout metro Grand Rapids.  Financial donations are also being accepted.

 "Each year Fifth Third supplies the backpacks for the students, and we look forward to working together with the community to fill them," said Scott Stenstrom of Fifth Third Bank.

Lady Bow-hunters' Night Out August 15

Lady Bow-hunters' Night Out August 15

WYOMING, Mich.-- Stop in at Al and Bob's Sports for a meet and greet, refreshments and possible prizes during the Lady Bow-hunters' Night Out Thursday, August 15, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Many female hunting companies will be there answering questions and helping out with any of those bow hunting issues.  

Al and Bob's Sports is located at 3100 S. Division Ave. in My Town Wyoming.

Program provides life-saving swimming skills to Gladiola Elementary

Program provides life-saving swimming skills to Gladiola Elementary

WYOMING, Mich.—The recent spike in Lake Michigan drownings is drawing attention to water safety programs here in West Michigan.

This summer, Spartan Stores YMCA is hosting the T.E.A.M. 21 program to teach children how to stay safe in the water.  Swim Safe Corporation has underwritten swimming lessons for the 110 participants, who attend Gladiola Elementary.  Children who attend the lessons learn how to tread water and perform the butterfly stroke and sidestroke.

For more information about T.E.A.M. 21, contact the Wyoming Parks and Recreation Department at (616) 530-3164 or visit the T.E.A.M. 21 program website here.