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Middle school teacher receives Cool Teacher award

Middle school teacher Tim Relich receives Cool Teacher award at middle school.

Middle school teacher Tim Relich receives Cool Teacher award at middle school.

N-Cool-Teacher-award-Mr-Relich-cmykTim Relich, 8th Grade teacher at Cedar Springs Middle School in Cedar Springs, is the latest teacher to receive the WGVU Cool Teacher Award. WGVU honored Tim and his class with a pizza party on April 18.

Kristen Lubben nominated Tim Relich for the award because he makes everyday fun and doesn’t hesitate to admit his mistakes.

Each month WGVU judges all new entries and selects the best letters based on the students’ evidence of learning. WGVU hosts a pizza party for the winning teachers and their classes, and videotapes the celebration to promote the winning teachers and the Cool Teacher program on the airwaves of the local public broadcast station. Each winning teacher and their nominating student will receive vouchers for the USS Silversides Museum in Muskegon, Michigan. On May 4, 2016, WGVU hosted a year-end awards celebration at Eberhard Center Conference center on the downtown campus of GVSU to honor all of this year’s winning teachers.

Students from kindergarten through eighth grade can nominate their teacher by writing a letter describing why they think their teacher is cool. Included should be the student’s name, address and phone number, the teacher’s name and grade, and the school name, address and phone number. Entries should be sent to: WGVU Cool Teacher, 301 Fulton St. W, Grand Rapids, MI 49504-6492. Students can also nominate their teachers and see winning teachers online at wgvu.org.

Cool Teacher is an example of WGVU’s mission to provide educational, informational, and entertaining programs and events to the West Michigan community as a service of Grand Valley State University.

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Doggie dash promises a waggin’ good time

Runner at the finish line.  © James Falk

Runner at the finish line.
© James Falk

The Kent County Parks Foundation is pleased to be hosting the 16th annual Bailey’s Doggie Dash on October 17, at Wabasis Lake County Park. Dogs of all sizes and owners of all ages are encouraged to participate in this race to raise money to support Kent County’s 38 parks and four inter-community trails.

The race begins at 9:00 a.m. and there are several opportunities for participation. Runners can choose from a 5k run/walk as well as a one-mile course. After the race, there is a costume contest for dogs and their owners that is judged by WGVU Morning Show Host, Shelley Irwin.

“We are excited to be hosting this race for the 16th year,” stated Kate Meyer, Executive Director. “This is a fantastic way to spend quality time with family and friends, enjoy the autumn beauty of our county parks, and support the enhancement and expansion of our parks system.”

Registration is $25 per person before the event, and $35 per person for day of the event registration. Registration for Children 12 and under is only $10. Awards are given to the top three finishers in each age group, as well as for top male and female masters runners, top male and female finisher, and Bailey’s Choice Costume Contest.

“The Kent County Parks Foundation’s fundraising projects help to build, expand, and sustain Kent County parks, while keeping our community engaged and informed,” Meyer added. “By preserving the natural beauty of Kent County though our parks, we are helping to ensure that there will be wildlife habitat and public recreation areas, and—most importantly—that we all will be able to enjoy the health, environmental, social, and economic benefits that our parks offer to everyone.”

For more information and registration, please visit www.kentcountyparksfoundation.org.

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