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East Grand Rapids Public Schools

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East Grand Rapids Academic Boosters
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Meetings are held in the High School Learning Commons Conference Room

September 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am

School website/tools, New teachers, Clubs  Minutes
October 3, 2019 @ 9:00 am   
Stress and School - Peer-to-Peer  Minutes 
November 12, 2019 @ 9:00 am
Joint Meeting with PTO - Guidance Update  Minutes
December 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am 
ISD Programming  Minutes 
February 1, 2020
Academic Boosters Progressive Dinner 
February 6, 2020 @ 9:00 am
Book Club: Where You Go is Not Who You'll Be

February 8, 2020
Academic Boosters Winter Whirl 
March 5, 2020 @ 9:00 am
IB Update  Minutes 
March 30, 2020
Academic Boosters Awards Ceremony
May 7, 2020 @ 9:00 am
Year Wrap Up/Vote on New Board Members  Minutes  


Patty Woodhouse, President


Jeannine Frazier, Vice President


Sue Kirchgessner, Treasurer


Kathy Bego, Assistant Treasurer


Stacey Levitt, Recording Secretary


Sarah Kugler, Membership Secretary

Angela Dahl, Corresponding Secretary

Spencer Brown, Past President

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 EGR 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:
  • Teacher-led exam prep sessions each semester
  • Preparation for standardized tests, ACT, MME, and SAT
  • Academic competitions and extra-curricular groups
  • Recognition of academic improvement and excellence
  • Summer school credit recovery classes
Join us monthly, participate in our membership meetings. Share your input and glean valuable academic information for your student’s success at East Grand Rapids High School.
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. The Boosters hold monthly meeting for parents. In collaboration with the administration, faculty, local professionals 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 school counselors, school board members, legislative participants as well as East Grand Rapids Public Schools faculty and staff.
East Grand Rapids Academic Boosters
2211 Lake Drive SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

The EGR Academic Boosters encourages the exchange of ideas on how to support ALL students academically and fosters opportunities for Academic Growth. Proceeds from EGR Academic Booster events go toward: Parent-organized, Teacher-led Final Exam Study Sessions, Academic Extra-curricular Activities, Academic Recognition and Reward for Students and Summer School Credit Recovery Classes.

Please join our Monthly Meetings and be a part of Successful Academic Achievement.


2018-2019 Meeting Minutes