On Friday, May 1 food service staff at the twelve local public school districts in Muskegon County will have collectively distributed over one million meals to students since school buildings closed in March. On that same day, these “school lunch heroes” will join others across America to be recognized for serving up hope to students in the midst of this crisis.
Each school day an estimated 17,000 students receive free and reduced breakfast and lunch at schools in
Muskegon County. Many families in Oceana County also rely on this service. To fill this void, public schools
are finalizing their plans to provide grab-n-go meals. Some will even be providing deliveries. All private and
charter school students can access meals at the district in which they live.
West Michigan Student Showcase 2020 will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, and Thursday, March 19 at the Frauenthal Center in Downtown Muskegon. This celebration of high school talent will include rock bands, classical pianists, an opera singer, dramatic skits, and yo-yo expert.
On Tuesday, February 18, 2020, US Senator Gary Peters met machining, automotive, and graphic production students while touring the Career Tech Center in Muskegon. Peters is a strong advocate for career and technical education and is exploring new ways the federal government could be more supportive in preparing students for good paying jobs. Peters said the federal government provides about $122 billion a year in direct financial assistance to students for post-high school education, and less than $11 billion in funding to states to support career and technical education and workforce development.