Wellspring Prep Academy

At the door of Wellspring High School you will find a few student greeters waiting to answer questions, give directions, and escort interested enrollees on tours of the campus on select days.

These students are handpicked by their teachers to be the inaugural class of School Ambassadors. The group of 15 students represent each grade. They are being trained to help visitors learn more about the school and generally assist the administration at school events.

“We have amazing students and when prospective students and their families come to visit, we think it’s more meaningful to hear from the students themselves,” said Matthew Stolz, principal of Wellspring.

During a recent open house in February, the School Ambassadors welcomed parents, gave tours of the school, gave a presentation during the opening, and helped set up and tear down the event.

“It’s a great way to get involved in the school and reach out to the community,” said Amy Garcia, a junior at Wellspring. “I want more people to know about how great this school is.”

Sean Flannery, 15, a sophomore ambassador, is excited to show visitors a couple of special areas at the school.

“My favorite part is showing the parents a billboard where the college scholarship money is added up each month,” he said. “They prepare us here really well for college and our seniors have more than $3 million in scholarships already this year.”

He also likes to take parents into the new gymnasium, which is usually filled with athletes, gym classes or other school events.

Ingrid Orr, the student recruitment specialist for Wellspring Prep, organized the School Ambassador program early this year. Students receive community service hours for serving as an ambassador.

“Our students do a really great job showing the school,” said Orr, who also gives tours and helps parents learn more about enrolling in the school. “Having actual students answer the questions and show the classrooms is more authentic. They also have a rapport with other teens that visit. We love having them represent Wellspring.”

For more information about the School Ambassador program, email IOrr@nhaschools.com

Mid Term Progress Reports

Mid-Term Progress reports are going home with students today. Dismissal is at 11:45.  Also coming home are NWEA scores, online course progress reports if applicable, and other things that may be grade-specific. Most of this information is also available through the Infinite Campus portal.

Hope to see you all at conferences next week!

Sports

Aug. 10, 11 and 12 are the dates for try-outs.

Soccer will be at the Kroc Center 2500 S. Division Ave, Grand Rapids, MI 49507  9am-Noon

Volleyball with be at the Michigan Sports Academies, 5435 28th Street (Behind Cascade Meijer), 6-8pm.

Cross Country is a walk-on sport, all are welcome.  On August 10, meet at Wellspring Prep at 5pm.

*Students MUST have a physical on file dated after 4/15/16 in order to try-out.  The Pay to Play fee of $50.00 will be due once student has been selected for a team, before the first competition.

 

Yearbook Balance Due

For those of you who put down a deposit of $20 for a yearbook, your balance of $15 is now due.  New orders are not being accepted.

 

Please contact Ms. Clemans, kclemans@wellspringprepcom, or Ms. Altieiri, matltieri@wellspringprep.com with any questions.

Construction Update

Hello Wolves,

I wanted to take a moment to update you all on our construction project. As you may have noticed, construction officially began today. We are ahead of schedule, which is a great thing!

Here is a summary of the construction timeline and project guidelines:

~All of the lawn area (except in the front of the building) is off limits. The foundation of the new gym is getting dug out this week. Concrete pouring will probably occur late next week.

~The student parking lot is off limits.

~Any area that is fenced off must not be accessed. The orange fence is a construction barrier and should not be trespassed.

~The current gym and surrounding areas are off limits. Demolition may occur in early May; stay tuned. There will be no more assemblies and/or activities permitted in the gym and surrounding area for the remainder of the year.

~Matt Borst is working with area organizations to find practice and game sites for spring athletic teams affected by the construction.

~For your personal safety, please resist any desire to get near the machinery. Those machines are powerful machines and should only be used by professionals.

~It is crucial for everyone to follow the instructions posted throughout the school and ask questions if concerns regarding expectations arise.

 

I truly apologize for any inconvenience this project may bring to you. I understand that it can be frustrating to deal with so many changes at once. I greatly appreciate your support as we enter the construction season. I cannot wait until August arrives and we able to enjoy our beautiful new facilities.

 

Sincerely,

 

Jessica Knoth

Lunch Application Link Available

The Free and Reduced Lunch application link has been updated below.  Please call 1-855-773-7638 for any information related to Free and Reduced Lunch.

 https://mealapps.nhaschools.com/

(or Click Admissions: Forms to find the updated link.)

We are looking for 100% participation in completing the form, even if you have not qualified in the past.

This form must be completed each year, and separate applications are needed for students at different schools.  The sooner this is completed, the better, so students can start right away with the free or reduced cost for qualifying families.  Families can complete the “No Intent To Apply” section after answering a few brief questions on the site.