Saranac Community Schools is pleased to introduce Ashley Wallner (formally DeVries) as our new Elementary Art teacher. Ashley is a proud Saranac alumni (class of 2011) and graduate of Kendall College of Art & Design of Ferris State University. She spent the first part of her teaching career in Grand Rapids. Outside of school you can find her in her garden. Ashley is excited to be back home and contributing to the community that raised her.
Congrats to our Saranac fall athletes receiving post season awards. Cross Country: 1st Team All-Conference: - Elijah Powell - Madeleine Hill 2nd Team All-Conference: - Ben Sluiter - Nathan Day - Hunter Helminski - Evan Oosterhouse - Alyssa Possehn Honorable Mention: - Megan Chipman Football: 1st Team All-Conference: - Mitch Jackson 2nd Team All- Conference: - Garrett Foster - Parker Edwards - Emmett Nordhof Honorable Mention: - Cam Cook - Skylar Thompson Volleyball: Honorable Mention: - Hazel Harder - Camryn Jackson
Saranac Community Schools is pleased to introduce Mr. Shawn Watkins, he will be teaching JSH English and Drama. Shawn started his teaching career in Saranac back in 2002 at Harker Middle School before moving out of state. Shawn is a graduate of GVSU and a current graduate student at the University of Michigan-Flint. Mr. Watkins is excited to return to Saranac.
THANK YOU! Students, Parents, Staff of Jr-Sr/HS and Saranac Elementary School for your six van & truckloads of canned and packaged food, (even a load of pet food/supplies) and generous cash gifts for the Saranac Community Church Food Pantry! We are so thankful for your partnership with us as we serve the Saranac-Clarksville area people. You really made a huge contribution to our need for the Christmas Pantry, and also the pantry located at Saranac Housing Commission. You are making a difference to so many people! If anyone you know has need of food assistance, our Christmas Pantry is open Thursdays, Dec. 2, 9, & 16 from 2-4 pm. Drive-up only, no appointments needed, call 616-642-6322 to sign up for the day you choose. People may use the pantry one time per calendar month. Open again January 6 & 20, 2-4 pm. Mobile Feeding America Food Truck Jan. 27 at 4:30; located at Saranac Community Church, 125 S. Bridge St., Saranac. Thanks again for your most generous help, and a blessed Christmas season to you all!
Students in Mr. Winsor's Intervention Elective creating their own fishing rods!
Wonderful job today by our JSH Drama studnets and Director, Ms. Studer, performing "10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse!"
Saranac Community Schools, with the leadership of instructor Susann Young, is proud to be offering a new class this fall called Agricultural Power and Technology. Agricultural Power and Technology exposes students to mechanics, power, technology, and career options in the world of agriculture. Students participating in the APT will experience mechanical and engineering concepts with exciting hands-on activities, with two to three labs per week. Students will acquire the basic skills to operate, repair, engineer, and design agricultural tools and equipment. The Ag Power and Technology class will enjoy their new tools sponsored by Herbruck's Poultry Ranch and OAK Construction! A HUGE shout out to these folks for their continued support of Saranac Community Schools.
Homecoming schedule Parade 5:30 Tailgate immediately following Game time 7:00
Mrs. Dahms' Food Science class spiced up Spirit Week today with their annual Salsa Contest. Students created and marketed their own salsa. Thank you to all of the staff taste-testers!
Saranac Community Schools is pleased to introduce Anna Assaf, she will be teaching at the JSH. My family and I moved from Plainfield, IL just over a week ago and we are excited to be in Saranac. I grew up in a suburb just outside of the city of Chicago before I moved to Plainfield in 2002. I have 4 kids (Mikayla (16), Sean (14), Reese (11), and Brendan (8 going on 9 in just a few days!). As for hobbies, I think I have the same as most parents....whatever I am driving my kids to haha! I am a Scout mom and a dance mom. In Illinois I taught English, Reading, and some Social Studies. This school year I am teaching 8th grade math and Algebra 1; you can also find me in World History and Biology!
Saranac Community Schools is excited, and sad at the same time, to announce the retirement of Shawn Austin effective tomorrow September 30th. Shawn started at Saranac Community Schools in August of 1998 in Food Service. She moved into the Transportation Department in November of 2000. So for nearly 21 years, she has been running transportation here at Saranac. The district has been fortunate to have Shawn as part of the school family. We will certainly miss her dedication and hard work each and every day. However, even more importantly her positive attitude, smile, and friendship will be deeply missed. Shawn has brought a smile to work every day since August of 1998. Please join us in congratulating Shawn as she moves into retirement to spend time with her family. We wish her nothing but the best.
Saranac Community Schools is pleased to introduce Mark Hall. Mark is very active in the community and will be working in our transportation department. Welcome to the Saranac Community Schools family Mark.
Congratulations, Seniors! Four years of Powder Puff... undefeated!
HONEY CRISP!! The FFA will be selling apples on Tuesday, 9/21, from 3-4:30pm on the west side of the JR/SR High by the red trailer. Apples are $1 per pound. Enjoy these tasty treats.
Back by popular demand, HEART Heros! We take time every week to recognize one student from every grade level that goes above and beyond to make our school a better place! Sophia Flanagan - Sophia does a great job listening and following directions and is a kind and helpful friend. Stella Scaggs- She is a great listener. Lilah Peterson- Lilah is a hard worker and tries her best. You can find her working quietly ON-TASK and always has her supplies out and ready on time! Way to go, Lilah!! Maggie Donker - She is a good friend to others! Reid Ickes - Is a great friend and leader in the classroom! Rhys Ward - He has had a terrific start to the school year by volunteering to share ideas with our class and remembers to use HEART! Alli Grose - She works hard every day and is always willing to help others. Austin Mulford - Always works hard and tries his best in Art class! Alexis Ryan- has a great attitude and works to improve herself every day!
Congrats, 2021 HoCo Court! Seniors-Cam Jackson, Megan Chipman, Paigelyn Guernsey, Natalie Olsen, Chris Orman, Garrett Foster, Parker Edwards & Logan Wood Juniors-Maddy Hesche/Cody Kuiper & Elijah Powell Sophomores-Alex Peterson/Maddie Trahan Freshmen-Leah Wernet/Colten Goff
Saranac Community Schools is pleased to introduce Krista VanKuiken. Krista will be working in the Food Service Department. Krista has 4 kids in the district and enjoys spending time with her family.
Saranac Community Schools is pleased to introduce Mary Hall. Mary will be working in our transportation and custodial department. Welcome to the Saranac Community Schools family Mary.
Please join Saranac Community Schools in welcoming Colin Pett to our staff. Colin is a 2021 Saranac grad and will be working in the tech department. Welcome Colin.
It is our pleasure to welcome Nancy Feuerstein to the Saranac Community Schools family. Nancy, a Saranac graduate, will be working in our Food Service Department. Welcome Nancy!!