I hope everyone is enjoying the last few weeks of summer break. I'm looking forward to seeing all of you at our Open House on Tuesday, August 21st, 5:00-6:30 pm. Our first day of school is Monday, August 27th. This is a full day of school. It is a Color Day so students can be dressed appropriately for School Pictures.
I would like to announce a few more staffing changes that have taken place recently this summer. Ann Pendery has taken a job with the Muskegon Lumberjacks. I would like to thank Ann for the eleven years of service to our St. Mary's School families and staff. Mary Peel has taken on Ann Pendery's position, so that left us with an open school secretary job. Carol Payne, who is a former St. Mary's School parent, is filling in as our St. Mary's School Secretary to begin the school year. We will be posting this job opening next week.
The other new staff change is in 2nd grade. Ms. Molly Heeringa took a teaching job closer to her home in Grand Rapids at St. Thomas the Apostle School. I'm pleased to announce that we have a wonderful replacement in Ms. Meredith Skorupski who is a former St. Mary's School student. Ms. Skorupski did some substitute teaching for us this year and fit right in with our staff. Please see Meredith's introduction letter below and welcome her back to the St. Mary's School family.
Steve VanHammen, Principal
St. Mary's School, Spring Lake
Phone (616) 842-1282
"Inspired by Saint Mary and rooted in our Catholic faith, St. Mary's School fosters spiritual development, academic excellence, responsibility to self, and service to others in order that the Gospel of Christ may be known in the world."