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We save…we score!


Students in the fourth grade classrooms of Mr. Gregory and Mr. Moleski were taught a very valuable lesson in economics. The lesson, titled Save and Score, was presented in mid-February to the eager listeners.  The program is sponsored by the Lake Michigan Credit Union and the Grand Rapids Griffins.

The students learned about the four different ways to save money.  The various ways include:

1) short term investments

2) donations

3) spending

4) long term investments

With inquisitive questions and a keen interest to learn, our students once again exemplified how we use our Habits of Mind at Cedar View.  This was witnessed by the two presenters from LMCU, Ms. Vickie and Ms. Jennifer. They raved at how well the students demonstrated the ability to listen and ask “real life” questions. Before they left, the ladies presented both classrooms with a challenge.

The challenge was for each student to write a personal essay on what they had learned about saving money. The recipient of the strongest essay would win free Griffin’s tickets for their entire class!

After submitting their entries, the students were treated to a special guest appearance by GRIFF (the Grand Rapids Griffin’s mascot). Griff couldn’t decide on the top essay because there were so many quality pieces entered in the contest.  So he declared the essays written by Paige Pierson and Samantha VanSinger as winners.

For their hard work, ALL of the students in both classrooms received two free tickets to the Grand Rapids Griffin’s hockey game on Saturday, March 3rd.

 

 

 

 

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Sand Lake officers recognized


Sand Lake Police Officer Steven Brandow (left) is presented an award by Chief Ken Williams (right).

Sand Lake Police Officer Steven Brandow and intern Zachary Gregory were awarded the Village of Sand Lake Excellence Award and the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police Certificate of Recognition, Saturday, June 25, for quick thinking and action regarding an arson incident last spring.
Gerald Lee Krug set fire to an historic building located at 20 W. Lake Street in downtown Sand Lake, on March 14, 2010, at approximately 3:00 a.m. According to Sand Lake Police Chief Ken Williams, Brandow and Gregory’s keen observations and dedication to duty helped them to recognize Krug as a suspicious person at approximately 9:00 p.m. on March 13. As a result, they were able to continue observation of Krug later that night.

Intern Zachary Gregory receives his award from Chief Ken Williams

“Brandow and Gregory’s decision to conduct a foot patrol of the area that evening showed exemplary dedication to duty and led them directly to the scene of an arson fire set less than a minute prior to their arrival,” explained Williams. “They observed Krug walk from the area and attempt to avoid contact with them. Officer Brandow acted quickly to apprehend the suspect and assigned his partner, Intern Zachary Gregory, to extinguish the fire.”
Williams said that their ability to make quick decisions under great stress proved commendable.  “They are a true heroes,” said Williams. “Thanks to their actions on that night, they not only apprehended an arsonist, but saved an historic building and half of downtown Sand Lake.”

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