Ottawa Area Students Are COLLABORATIVE

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Ottawa Area Schools Are: Collaborative Dedicated to Student Success Fiscally Responsible Getting Students College/Career Ready Innovative Schools: Ottawa Area Schools
MRS Collaboration Helps Student

“This stethoscope is a game-changer for me and something I wouldn’t have been able to afford without the connection Tech Center helped me make with MRS,” —Rey Gonzalez, Careerline Tech Center student

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Ottawa Area Schools Are: Collaborative Dedicated to Student Success Getting Students College/Career Ready Innovative
Beds for the Community

“Our students got really dusty and dirty. And they loved it. Many told me they didn’t mind the dirt because they knew the end result was a little kid getting a real bed. They were so proud of themselves that they were able to make 12 beds that stayed in our community.” —Kathy Kreps, Teacher

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Ottawa Area Schools Are: Collaborative Dedicated to Student Success Fiscally Responsible Innovative Schools: Coopersville Area Public Schools
Ottawa Community Schools Network

“Our Community School Coordinator makes sure to meet the needs of all families in our school. From supplying families in my class with food and clothing, Christmas gifts, services such has outside counseling, financial planning and even prescription glasses. The students know she is a safe person who is always ready to give the extra care they may need.” —Stacy Manning, Coopersville teacher

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Ottawa Area Schools Are: Collaborative Dedicated to Student Success Getting Students College/Career Ready Innovative Schools: Jenison Public Schools
Pinewood Post Office

“When our students are all connecting and engaging with each other they feel safe and cared for and have a better school experience.” —Yvette Smith, Behavior Specialist

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Peer to Peer Special Education Mentor Program

“Adding Physical Education and Art to the zLinks program allows students to work together daily creating even deeper relationships,” —Amy Sluiter, Special Education Teacher

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Ottawa Area Schools Are: Collaborative Dedicated to Student Success Fiscally Responsible Innovative Schools: Ottawa Area ISD
Remembering Hezekiah Smith

“What makes this collaboration even more exciting is this marker is the first-ever to link a QR code to an audio recording of a Michigan Historical Marker allowing individuals with visual impairments to learn about Hezekiah Smith and his contributions to the local communities.” —Rebecca Hopp, Teacher

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Ottawa Area Schools Are: Collaborative Dedicated to Student Success Getting Students College/Career Ready Innovative Schools: Grand Haven Christian School
Winterim

“There are very few programs like this at the middle school level,”—Tim Annema, former Winterim Director and current GHCS Director

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Ottawa Area Schools Are: Collaborative Innovative Schools: Zeeland Christian School
Holland Rescue Mission’s Daycare

“I wanted my students to recognize the world is bigger than just our classroom and school.”—Emily Sloterbeek, Teacher

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