Ms. Wanda, Mr. Jackson & Ms. Jerri of the foodservice staff got together to honor tradition at Three Oaks! In previous years, the food service staff would invite families into the school to honor Black History Month and serve a delicious dinner of soul food. Given the unique circumstances, tradition was upheld through classroom visits!
The food service staff not only brought the soul food to the students, but they also gave a wonderful presentation! They shared what soul food is, common places to find soul food, and talked about influential African Americans in the foodservice industry who invented essential cooking utensils and methods used today! We are thankful for staff like Ms. Wanda, Mr. Jackson & Ms. Jerri who make learning fun and share their talents with us!
Today is International Day of Peace. Each year, International Day of Peace is observed around the world as the UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace. This day is set aside for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace.
What are you and your family doing to promote peace around the world or even just in your community?
Exciting news at Three Oaks Public School Academy! We were recently reauthorized for eight more years! This means our authorizer, Bay Mills, sees the value that Three Oaks is providing to their students and community. This is the second eight-year reauthorization Three Oaks has received – which is a really big honor and quite rare.
“We get to continue to serve and provide opportunities for our Muskegon area kids,” said Principal Monecia Vasbinder. “Our goal is to make an impact in our community and fulfill the needs of our students. We offer something different to our area students. Our teachers pride themselves on individualizing their approaches for each student.”
The reauthorization was a team effort. The school board, area superintendent, and both school leaders presented to Bay Mills on the work that’s being done at Three Oaks. Information regarding academic performance and annual testing was shared.
“We have an amazing school board – they truly all have a heart for kids,” said Mrs. Vasbinder. “They are very invested and they always make sure Three Oaks has everything they need to succeed. Together we believe we have to continuously improve or we don’t deserve to be here.”
Three Oaks opened its doors in 2003 and is currently reauthorized to serve their community through July of 2029.
Board of Directors: Lynn Young, President Todd Smith, Vice President James Crocker, Treasurer
Area Superintendent: Laura Moellering, Choice Schools Associates
School Leaders: Monecia Vasbinder, Principal Jared Meldrum, Assistant Principal