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Academic Boosters

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The MISSION of the EGR Academic Boosters is to Encourage and Support the Academic Achievements of ALL Students.

The EGRHS Academic Boosters was founded in 1986 to support the academic performance of every student. Today the EGR Academic Boosters is a 501(c)(3) parent-led organization that fosters vital communication between the school and its families and gives academic improvement opportunities to East Grand Rapids students that go beyond the classroom. Proceeds from membership dues, the Progressive Dinner, and the Winter Whirl Dance allow the Academic Boosters to support direct assistance to students in these ways:
  • Organize and fund Teacher-led exam prep sessions each semester
  • Provide financial support to numerous EGR Academic Clubs and Student Organizations
  • Fund scholarships for Top 5 Most Improved Seniors, the students that demonstrate the most academic improvement during their four years at EGRHS
  • Fund scholarships for the Top 15 Seniors based on their cumulative GPAs
    • Recognize academic improvement and excellence

East Grand Rapids Academic Boosters

Address: 2211 Lake Drive SE
               Grand Rapids, MI 49506
We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

2022-2023 Meeting Minutes



Tracy Wolford, President
Katie Flermoen, Vice President
Rebecca Ballema, Treasurer
Kate Austin, Assistant Treasurer
Sarah VanDeven, Recording Secretary
Amy Williamson, Membership and Recording Secretary
Sarah Kugler, Past President

2022-2023 Membership Meeting Dates

PARENTS - Join us at our monthly membership meetings, which are open to all EGRHS parents! Share your input and glean valuable academic information for your student’s success at East Grand Rapids High School.
September 20 at 9:00 a.m. in the Learning Commons
  What We've Learned: Parent Panel
November 15 at 9:00 a.m. in the Learning Commons
  Supporting Students' Mental Health and Wellness
  The new wellness coordinator will present at this meeting.
January 17 at 9:00 a.m. in the Learning Commons
  Book Club Meeting-Thrivers: The Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others 
  Shine by Michele Borba
March 7 at 9:00 a.m. in the Learning Commons
  What Should I Know About High School Scheduling? 
  Hear from our guidance counselors about course selection, prerequisites, electives, etc. before  
  your child goes through scheduling. 
April 25 at 9:00 a.m. in the Learning Commons
  Understanding the College Admissions Process
  Hear about what the admissions process looks like and what kids can do during their first 3 years 
  of high school to be prepared. 
What can you expect from an Academic Booster Membership Meeting? In addition to supporting students, Academic Boosters performs a vital role in educating parents on how to navigate the high school system to achieve every student's needs. Academic Booster meetings are held monthly for all parents. In collaboration with the administration, faculty, local professionals, the PTO, and parents, valuable information is shared about college application processes, effective parenting through social and academic challenges, new teaching methods and curriculum changes, academic extracurricular activities, and the multiple opportunities available to achieve each student’s academic goals. Guest speakers include the principal, school counselors, outside speakers as well as various East Grand Rapids Public Schools faculty and staff.