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WMC UPDATE: Western Michigan Christian High School and Middle School News

Important Communication from the Principal

Dear WMC Community:

Last evening, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that in order to slow the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan, she is ordering the closure of all K-12 school buildings, (public, private, and boarding), to students starting Monday, March 16 until Sunday, April 5. School buildings are scheduled to reopen on Monday, April 6. 

As of earlier today, the number of presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in Michigan is twelve, including three in Kent county. 

“This is a necessary step to protect our kids, our families, and our overall public health,” said Governor Whitmer. “I know this will be a tough time, but we’re doing this to keep the most people we can safe. I urge everyone to make smart choices during this time and to do everything they can to protect themselves and their families.” 

WMC will provide professional development for our teachers on March 16 and 17.  On Wednesday, March 18, WMC will implement our plans for online instruction for our students until face to face instruction resumes.  This method of delivery is new, but our commitment to provide an excellent education to our students remains the same. Students may come to pick up any forgotten belongings or educational resources needed on Monday of next week. Starting on Tuesday, until face to face instruction begins, no students are allowed on campus.

Beginning immediately after school today our building will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized.  We are mobilizing additional cleaning staff and resources to ensure our facilities are pristine and germ – free.  

Extracurricular activities and other school-related events or functions are put on hold until further notice. WMC will continue to follow the Michigan High School Athletic Association guidelines as it relates to sports.  We will continue to follow the recommendations of Federal, State, and Local authorities as it relates to preventing the spread of this virus.

The order of Governor Whitmer ascribed schools to reopen on Monday, April 6, 2020.  The scheduled time of our Spring Break is Friday, April 3 – Sunday, April 12, 2020. As of this date, we will maintain this scheduled break. I will update you if necessary.

Finally, I understand the tremendous burden that this announcement and action will have on many families within our community.  The goal of our actions is to provide the best possible solution and to place our students in the best possible position for success.  

Please join me in prayer for our state and nation.  Our God’s sovereignty and eternal presence is the foundation of our hope.  God’s blessings as we work through this challenge.   

In the Lord’s Service,
Samuel Greer Jr.Principal

WMC Mission & Vision: A Word from Pastor Samuel Greer

Dear WMC families, teachers, alumni, and supporters,

I hope you had a HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Significant progress is happening at WMC! First being, this e-newsletter communication. My team is working hard at bringing back The Prayer Warrior, an e-newsletter about all things WMC each trimester. Please enjoy this holiday edition wrapping up the start of school through the holiday season.  Great things are happening at WMC! This is the place to be.

Our Campus The WMC Board of Directors, led by Stu Kingma, launched the Campus & Community Campaign, which thoughtfully lays out the building projects proposed for WMC. This presentation is designed to be both salt and light to our community.  Please join us in this effort. 

Looking Ahead Another WMC Board-led project is the strategic planning for WMC through 2025. A group of hand-selected influencers culled from WMC parents, teachers, admin, department heads, and board members, who comprise the Futures Task Force, are tasked with providing professional strategic recommendations in the areas of their core competency. 

Our Stewardship Our school is experiencing financial stability through the dedicated WMC board and administrated leadership. WMC has completed successful audits over the last several years.  The November audit is complete with NO findings or recommendations.  

In His Service An update about Project Grace and how it rolls up to ABC. Our head of Spiritual Development, Matt Smith, is leading the charge on PG this year. The time frame for PG is December 2-16, 2019.  Please join us as we strive to live out the Biblical principles of community.

WMC Christmas Tradition You are cordially invited to the WMC Christmas Collage is on Dec 17 at the Frauenthal in Muskegon. Graduates from all five WMCS feeder schools perform in the Collage every year, so please join us in this time of celebration of the birth of Christ our Savior! You do not want to miss this exciting evening.   As we approach Thanksgiving and Christmas, I want to express deep and sincere gratitude for the many stewards that serve on our WMC board and all other WMC task forces all in the name of Christ Jesus and his Kingdom, as we work to build and sustain excellent Christian education.   

In His Service,

Pastor Samuel Greer