Ottawa Area Center students and staff along with family and friends gathered in memory of former OAC student Caleb Burchfield Friday, June 9. Thanks to donations from Burchfield family members, OAC purchased a unique two-seat bike suitable for students with special needs. Caleb’s father and grandfather treated students to bike rides during the donation ceremony to celebrate the occasion.
Four Juvenile Justice Institute students recently graduated with their high school diplomas thanks to a partnership between the 20th Circuit Court, Holland High School, and Hudsonville High School. Two of our four graduates are the first in their family to earn a diploma. All four grads have post-graduation plans. Two are headed to college and two have already lined up full-time work. Congratulations!
We thank our outgoing Ottawa Area ISD School Board President Eric Packer and Vice President Jose Gomez for their years of dedicated service. The leadership, commitment, and vision shown by both board members has created a legacy of educational opportunities for all Ottawa Area students. We appreciate your commitment to serving public education and helping to create the strong, vibrant, educational community that sets Ottawa Area ISD apart from the rest.