Looking Beyond What Was Once Considered Unreachable.

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 “To infinity and beyond!” For many of our students earning the GED is like attaining something that seemed unreachable!  And yes, it can also seem like an infinite process because of the level of time and commitment involved.  And yet it is what lies beyond infinity that propels these students to continue to strive towards achieving this… Read more »

Steepletown welcomes Harry Green!

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The Grass is GREENer on the Other Side…Steepletown Welcomes Harry Green!   It was just over a year ago that Harry was assigned to Steepletown as a Senior Volunteer/Traveling Grandpa through the Gerontology Network.  The purpose of that program is to connect the talents of seniors with area schools or with seniors living in their… Read more »

Steepletown Preschool Welcomes New Director

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Steepletown Preschool welcomed a new Director this month. We’re thrilled to have Ashley Sweers joining us as the new Preschool Director beginning this August.     Ashley joins Steepletown Preschool with a wealth of experience in early childhood education, including time as a preschool teacher, and Head Start & Early Head Start teacher in Saginaw,… Read more »

Lansing Legislative Day

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Democracy is best realized through conversations, not advertisements nor soundbites.  This was the reason that 26 of us from the Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative went to Lansing this past Tuesday.  Our agenda was to meet with as many legislators and political leaders as possible to share with them the amazing story of this collaborative, which… Read more »

Attendance Matters!

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Guest blogger, Kate   Did you know that lost time in the classroom in Preschool creates poor attendance habits in Kindergarten and 1st grade? Did you also know that low attendance in Preschool will make it more difficult for students to learn important reading and math skills in Kindergarten and 1st grade? At Steepletown Preschool… Read more »

Graduation – Success For The Students

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Guest Blogger: Melanie At the end of January, I was notified that GED Testing Services (GTS) was recommending a new scale for passing the GED and that they were also recommending the decision be retroactive to January 1, 2014. I was so excited- especially about the retroactive possibilities. Michigan finally published their decision in late… Read more »

VITA TAX TIME – File your 2015 Taxes

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It is that time of the year and we’re not referring to Valentines Day.  It’s Tax Time!  For over 10 years Steepletown has partnered with Heart of West Michigan United Way of Kent County and the Kent County Tax Credit Coalition to offer VITA Tax Preparation.  VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) offers free income tax… Read more »

Christmas Message – 2015

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It is with great joy that we celebrate this season of grace and gifting- grace that “the dawn from on high has broken upon us” bringing light into our darkness, a grace that manifests itself in Steepletown’s presence here on the West Side.  The gifting continues throughout the year in efforts that transform lives and… Read more »