Community partners are a part of the culture in the Otsego community. Our students learn the benefits of giving back from the moment they become a student at OPS and Otsego was recognized for its commitment to the community with a donation from our local Plainwell/Otsego Meijer Store #191. The Meijer Team Gives program helps “to enrich the lives in the communities we serve,” explained Store Director Nate Halloway when he presented the check. He explained that each store receives $10,000 to give back to a non-profit in their community. Team members then vote on two recipients of $5,000 each that are meaningful to them. Because of Otsego’s partnership with Meijer and involvement in the community, team members chose OPS.
“We are extremely thankful to our Meijer in Otsego for choosing us as their recipient as part of their annual Meijer Team Gives,” says Jeff Haase, OPS superintendent. “Meijer is an integral part of our school community and we’re thrilled to have these funds to go toward future student and community events.”
The check was presented to Supt. Haase at a Board of Education meeting. Joining Halloway were Angie VandenBerg, Meijer store Community Leader, and Rachel Dennis, Store HR Representative. Meijer chose the Otsego District Public Library as its other recipient.
Otsego Public Schools is looking forward to beginning a new, exciting project to help our students and families. Construction will begin soon on a Student Health Center.
Senior Aly Aldrich is the 2023 DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) Good Citizen Award Winner for Otsego High School.
Michael Miller, who oversees the middle and high school robotics teams, had a rare opportunity to see the world of robotics in a different way thanks to the FIRST organization.
Otsego’s Director of Technology was among educators from across the world this fall and is excited to share the knowledge and experience with our students and staff.
Supt. Jeffery Haase was awarded the 2023 Superintendent Communicator of the Year award for outstanding communications by the Michigan School Public Relations Association.