Parents and Students

Partnering with families is a priority. Grand Haven Area Public Schools provides families with programs, plans, and ideas to build family support for student success. In addition, parents are invited to be involved in the development of educational programs and to work in schools and classrooms throughout the district supporting those programs. It is our belief that parent and family involvement in educational programs and opportunities will help make the vision of the district - Success for All - a reality.

Required Items
 

  • An organizational system (ex. 3 ring binder with subject dividers, accordion style folder, or other folder system)
  • Number 2 Pencils with Erasers or mechanical pencils (needed all year)
  • Blue or Black Ink Pens
  • Scientific Calculator – TI 30XS Multi-view or comparable (no graphing calculators) required for math
  • 6-8 One-Subject Spiral Notebooks
  • Composition Wide Ruled Notebook for English Language Arts (2)
  • Highlighters of various colors (2)
  • 4x6 Note Cards (pkg. of 100)
  • Earbuds
  • Box of colored pencils

Recommended Items

 

  • Wireless Mouse

Appreciated Classroom Donations
 

  • Kleenex
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Lined paper
  • Extra supplies from above list to donate to teachers

Welcome to the 8th grade! This is an exciting year of transition. Your student will begin the year looking and acting like a seventh grader and ideally end the year ready to enter the high school. We are looking forward to a great year! 

Required Items
 

  • An organizational system (ex. 3 ring binder with subject dividers, accordion style folder, or other folder system)
  • Blue or Black ink pens
  • Number 2 pencils or mechanical pencils
  • 8-10 One-subject 70 sheet count spiral notebooks
  • Composition Notebook for English Language Arts
  • Glue Sticks
  • Three packages of 100 3X5 index cards
  • Highlighters of various colors (2)
  • Earbuds
  • Box of colored pencils
  • Scientific Calculator (recommended Texas Instrument TI-30 Multiview or TI34 —Solar powered)
  • Ruler
  • Graphing Paper

Recommended

 

  • Wireless Mouse
  • Post-It Notes
  • Box of markers

Appreciated Classroom Donations
 

  • Kleenex 
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Lined paper
  • Extra supplies from above list to donate to teachers

 

Welcome to our online sign up for orientation. Please sign up below for a time slot to come in the building and receive your Chromebook and schedule. You may also tour your classes and practice your locker. 

External LinkOrientation Scheduling   

This link will open at 5 pm on August 11.

External LinkOptional Student Insurance offered by Guarantee Life Trust.

The 2018-19 Lakeshore Youth Leadership Connections group is looking for new members. If you are interested, please click on the links below.  

All Forms Due Friday, May 22

PDF DocumentProgram Description

External LinkApplication

External LinkRecommendation Form  Two Recommendations Required

Volunteers are needed for a variety of events, activities, and tasks at our schools. Some needs are one-time events (field trips, BucBlasters, mailings, stapling, assembling, etc.); others are on a regular basis (daily, twice a week, weekly, etc.)  If you have a few minutes or a few hours, we can use your help! Please complete the Volunteer Interest Form  and return it to your child’s teacher or school office.

The safety of students in the Grand Haven Area Public Schools is our number one priority. To help insure that safety, the GHAPS conducts a records check on all individuals volunteering in our schools. If you intend to volunteer in our school or plan to volunteer in the future, you must complete the Volunteer Assessment Form and return it to the school office immediately. This includes people working in any capacity in the school – in the classroom, office, field trips, chaperoning parties, etc. This information will be submitted to the Michigan State Police ICHAT (Internet Criminal History Access Tool) for review. It will be completely confidential.

When parents are involved in their child’s education, students tend to do better in school. They realize you value education and their success is important to you. We hope that with the variety of volunteer opportunities available in our school, there is something that will fit into your schedule. Please do not hesitate to call the school office if you have questions or would like additional information.

Thank you for your willingness to support our school.

PDF DocumentVolunteer Assessment Form

Grand Haven Area Public Schools do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, height, weight, marital status, handicap, disability, or limited English proficiency in any of its programs or activities.

The following office is designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: 

Grand Haven Area Public Schools
Assistant Superintendent of Human Services
1415 Beechtree Street
Grand Haven, MI 49417
616.850.5000

Looking For A Few Good "ROLL" Models

Attention all incoming 7th graders and current 7th graders

Lakeshore Middle School is looking for students who would like to join our "Roll Model Team."  A few responsibilities include: welcoming new students, school assemblies, Transition Day, and many other leadership duties. 

All forms are Due Friday, May 21

PDF DocumentInformation and Duties

Google DocApplication

TEACHER RECOMMENDATIONS