Shooter drill prepares current & future first responders
“It was scarier than I anticipated,” shared Katarina Christiansen (Muskegon), after participating in the active shooter exercise that took place at Muskegon Community College (MCC) Friday, October 14, 2016. Over 50 Criminal Justice students from the Muskegon Area Career Tech Center (MACTC) and many MCC students assisted members of the Muskegon Police and Fire Departments; Muskegon County Citizens Corps; Muskegon County Sheriff; Police Departments of Norton Shores, Whitehall, North Muskegon and Roosevelt Park; Muskegon County Emergency Services; Michigan State Police; Pro Med and the Red Cross in the active shooter incident training.
Read early. Read often. gathers books for tiniest readers in October
Officials with the countywide Read early. Read often. initiative are asking community members to donate new books to be given to babies and toddlers. They are also seeking gently used books to be distributed through little libraries, food trucks and community events. The drive runs through the month of October.
Educators gather to receive "be nice." kits; launch program
By October 18, 2016, 80 educators from schools within Muskegon County will have completed half-day workshops to learn more about the “be nice.” initiative designed to help prevent bullying and suicide. Thanks to a $250,000 investment by 17 area businesses and organizations, the costs of the launch kits, training, and ongoing support are covered for the next five years.
Promise spreads to 16 schools; new leaders join board
Starting with this year’s senior class, students from all 16 Muskegon County high schools could qualify for two free years of college.