Alward Action

April 14, 2019

M-Step Testing

Tuesday, April 9th, 9am

3811 Port Sheldon Street

Hudsonville, MI

M-Step Testing begins April 9.

5th Grade testing dates:

  • April 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 (9am – 12pm)
  • Make-up dates: April 12, 19, 22-26 (9am – 12pm)

4th Grade testing dates:

  • April 30, May 1, 7, 8 (9am-12pm)

  • Make-up dates: May 2, 3, 9, and 10 (9am-12pm)

3rd Grade testing dates:

  • May 14, 15, 21, 22 (9am-12 pm)

  • Make-up dates: May 16, 17, 23, and 24 (9am-12 pm)

Please read the attached document below for all the M-Step information and tips!

Skating Party

Tuesday, April 16th, 6:30-8:30pm

3330 Fairlanes Avenue Southwest

Grandville, MI

Join us for a fun night of skating with friends at Tarry Hall in Grandville from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Admission is $5 and skate rental is $1. Students must be accompanied by an adult. Please do not just drop your students off! We hope to see you there!

Free Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 20th, 10am

Hughes Park, Hudsonville, MI, USA

Hudsonville, MI

Kids up to 10 yrs old gather prize-filled eggs!


Voluntary donations are accepted. All proceeds will go to Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.

Hudsonville Public School Art Show

Monday, April 22nd, 5:30pm to Thursday, May 2nd, 7:30pm

3275 Central Boulevard

Hudsonville, MI

Come see student's artwork from the entire Hudsonville District! It will be on display at Hudsonville City Hall at 3275 Central Blvd. The show is open from April 22 to May 2. You may view the artwork during regular City Hall hours (M-F, 8am-5pm) and during evening receptions (M-Th, 5:30pm-7:30pm). Alward's reception night will be Monday, April 29 from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Mrs. Bandstra would love to see you there!
Yearbook Orders

If you missed ordering a yearbook or would like another one, you can place your orders here. Just click to go to the online ordering! Yearbooks are $8 each.

Please Vote Tuesday, May 7



On May 7, Hudsonville School parents and community members will have the chance to vote on our annual Non-Homestead Millage renewal. This is an annual renewal request that voters have approved for the past 24 years and, if approved, would generate approximately $4.8 million dollars of operating revenue for our school district. Please note, this is not a tax on primary residences and is not a new tax.

Official ballot language is as follows:

Hudsonville Public Schools

Operating Millage Renewal Proposal

This proposal will allow the school district to continue to levy the statutory rate of not to exceed 18 mills on all property, except principal residence and other property exempted by law, required for the school district to receive its revenue per pupil foundation allowance.

Shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property, except principal residence and other property exempted by law, in Hudsonville Public Schools, Ottawa and Allegan Counties, Michigan, be increased by 18 mills ($18.00 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for the year 2019, to provide funds for operating purposes; the estimate of the revenue the school district will collect if the millage is approved and levied in 2019 is approximately $4,850,000 (this is a renewal of millage that expired with the 2018 tax levy)?

Early Release

Friday, May 10th, 12:15pm

3811 Port Sheldon Street

Hudsonville, MI

Early Release Friday: Students will be dismissed at 12:15 p.m. on Friday. Please make sure to contact your child’s teacher if they need a sack lunch. If your child will have a change in transportation home, please email the office and the classroom teacher to ensure your child gets to the right place at the end of the day!

Count on Me-Alward Students and Staff Making a Difference

This year, our students and staff are working on taking initiative to make a difference in the lives of others. If you hear about how an Alward student, teacher, or staff member made a difference in someone else's life, please fill out the Google Form below. We will be posting these "Count on Me" sightings on our new bulletin boards right outside the main office. Students, parents and staff members can recognize others for things as simple as someone always saying hello to them or holding the door for them. We can also recognize others for going as far as helping out in the community. We want to know how our students and staff are making a difference at Alward and out in the community and celebrate these acts of kindness this year! Thank you for taking the time to support this "Count on Me" initiative this school year!

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