New school year, new classrooms

Sep 10, 2010

We entered our second year of partnership with a special business-focused high school this year, and were able to unveil classrooms with major upgrades. Leah Zuber attended the ceremony and shared this report. -JH

As a new school year began at Ottawa Hills High School in Grand Rapids, Michigan this week, students were welcomed with two newly renovated classrooms that are part of the School of Business, Leadership and Entrepreneurship. Equipped with new, up-and-coming technology, the classrooms were designed to create a more synergistic learning and teaching experience.

Local community figures and media came out to express their support and excitement for the students and the school’s new addition.

The state-of-the-art technology includes interactive boards with touch screen and editing capabilities, and transportable white boards. The rooms were given an “extreme makeover” as well, with new paint and carpet, fixtures and furniture. The equipment and the classroom design encourage collaboration and communication for up to 60 freshman and sophomores, as the school enters it second year of growth.

As part of an ongoing, 20+ year relationship with Grand Rapids Public Schools, Amway was a major contributor to the renovation, along with Steelcase, Custer Workplace Interiors and the Grand Rapids Public Schools.

Amway employees can often be found at the high school as mentors, curriculum advisors, and speakers. This relatively new “adopted school” is an extension of our partnership with elementary school Southeast Academic Center, which began back in the 1980s.

Amway’s Chief Marketing Officer Candace Matthews spoke at the ribbon cutting ceremony about Amway’s continuing support in education. In a short and simple statement, she may have said it perfectly to students: “The world is yours.”

  • 1 Comment

    • Sean Ryan says:

      Hello, are there any near or around Fresno, California area?

      Leave a comment.
      Required fields are marked *

      Comments policy: Please note that comments are moderated.
      All comments are welcome as long as they are on topic, respectful, and do not advertise competing products or businesses. We reserve the right to remove without warning any and all offensive, unlawful, defamatory, or libelous comments, as well as any personal attacks or offensive language.