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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 10 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.
2020-2021 Meeting Minutes


Sarah Kugler, President
Tracy Wohlford, Vice President
Katie Israels, Treasurer
Rebecca Ballema, Assistant Treasurer
Katie Flermoen, Recording Secretary
Angela Dahl, Membership & Corresponding Secretary
Jeannine Frazier, Past President
2021/2022 Meetings

2021/2022 Meetings

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.
2021-2022 Membership Meeting Dates & Fundraiser Dates
AB/PTO mtg - Thursday Sept 9th at 9am VIA Zoom -Intro to Booster groups & PTO, introduce new staff, Student Clubs 
Join Zoom Meeting
 Meeting ID: 938 4118 3731
AB/PTO mtg - Thurs Oct 14th at 9am - Stress & Anxiety (guest speaker: Melissa VanderZyden, LSMW) in Learning Commons Conference Room
AB/PTO mtg - Thurs Nov 18th at 9am - Guidance Dept Update in Learning Commons Conference Room
AB mtg -  Thurs Dec 9th at 9am - KISD Programming in Learning Commons Conference Room
Saturday, January 29, 2022 - Progressive Dinner
Saturday, February 12, 2022 - Winter Whirl Dance
AB mtg - Thurs February 17th at  9am - IB Programming in Learning Commons Conference Room
AB/PTO mtg - Thurs March 24th at  9am - Book Club "What Made Maddy Run" by Kate Fagan in Learning Commons Conference Room
AB mtg -  Thurs May 5th at 9am - General Membership mtg/New Board Members in Learning Commons Conference Room
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.