Ottawa Area Students Are INNOVATIVE

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Ottawa Area Schools Are: Dedicated to Student Success Fiscally Responsible Innovative Schools: West Ottawa Public Schools
Breaking Barriers to Participation

“Participating helped me by being good at basketball and learning how to be friends with other people and how to be good teammates.” —Panther Pathways participating student

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Ottawa Area Schools Are: Collaborative Dedicated to Student Success Innovative Schools: Allendale Christian School Allendale Public Schools Black River Public School Calvary Schools of Holland Coopersville Area Public Schools Grand Haven Area Public Schools Grand Haven Christian School Hamilton Community Schools Holland Christian Schools Holland Public Schools Hudsonville Public Schools Jenison Christian School Jenison Public Schools Ottawa Area ISD Ottawa Area Schools Saugatuck Public Schools Spring Lake Public Schools St. Mary's School West Ottawa Public Schools WMAAA Zeeland Christian School Zeeland Public Schools
Student Safety Partnership

“The network OASSN provides has been wonderful in connecting schools, law enforcement, mental health services and community organizations for the safety and security of our students and our community as a whole.” —Leslie Philipps, Assistant Superintendent for Jenison Public Schools

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Ottawa Area Schools Are: Collaborative Dedicated to Student Success Getting Students College/Career Ready Innovative Schools: Grand Haven Area Public Schools
Business Partnerships Expand Learning

“Getting kids outside the classroom positively impacts their learning, gets them engaged and encapsulates all the learning styles.” —Shelly Hammond, Ferry and Voyager principal

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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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Ottawa Area Schools Are: Collaborative Dedicated to Student Success Innovative
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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