Snowy Sunday 1/19/2020

PRACTICES ARE ON! However, we know that the conditions can vary greatly from in Grand Haven out to Grand Haven and Robinson Townships. Due to blowing and drifting, the road crews kept to the main roads last night. Please use your best judgement and if parents deem it necessary for safety, please stay home.

Today’s Practices are

  • ELG flying 11:00 – 1:00 in the LAKESHORE gymnasium
  • Aerial Scramble White Pines students  (6/7) : 12:30 to 1:30 pm at White Pines
  • Aerial Scramble Lakeshore students (8/9): 1:30 to 2:30 pm at White Pines
  • Mousetrap: all participants should attend 2:30 – 5:30, WP shop
  • Ping Pong Parachute: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, White Pines gym

Jan 13 – 19 Practices and Tues is Marco’s Pizza Night

Shuttle buses between buildings will run after school with regular numbers and routes. Please note when the waiting room will be open and providing supervision. If the waiting room is not open, you should not be in the building. Please plan ahead and coordinate rides. Don’t forget we have “on demand” public transportation. The Harbor Transit is just 75 cents a ride but an adult needs to arrange the ride. The service area begins at our shoreline and extends to the west to 144th . The Northern boundary is Wilson and Southern is Fillmore .

MONDAY JANUARY 13 – no changes

TUESDAY JANUARY 14 – no changes to practices. MARCOS PIZZA NIGHT!!!! Mention Grand Haven Middle School Science Olympiad when ordering. IF you order on line, the donate a higher percentage. visit

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 15 – changes

  • Water quality cancelled
  • Disease detective cancelled
  • Fossils : after school (10:45 LS/11:45 WP) – 2:45 pm. This is an “open lab”. Fossils and study material will be there for you to hone your ID skills and work on your binder. You are not required to stay the entire time.
  • NO WAITING ROOM – students should plan to leave when fossils is over at 2:45. Please arrange rides now. There is also the Harbor Transit, our on demand public transportation, just 75 cents a ride but an adult needs to arrange the ride. The service area is from the shoreline and extends to the west to 144th . The Northern boundary is Wilson and Southern is Fillmore .

THURSDAY JANUARY 16

  • Heredity – cancelled
  • Anatomy and Physiology – the plan is to meet after school but is still in the planning stages. Please check your anatomy and physiology classroom for details – or back here and this will be edited as decision are made and shared
  • Experimental Design normal time 4:30 – 5:30
  • Circuit Lab: normal time 5:30 – 6:30
  • WAITING ROOM opens at 4:30. You should make plans to be OUT OF THE BUILDING until 4:30 unless you are in Anatomy and Physiology. After Anatomy and Physiology you should be out of the building until 4:30.

FRIDAY JANUARY 17

  • ELG begins after school 11:30 to 1:30.
  • CRIME 12:30 – 2:30
  • Dynamic Planet 2:30 – 3:30
  • Waiting room is open from 11:30 – 3:30 at 3:30 students need to leave the building. Please arrange for rides now – remember there is the Harbor Transit. See link above for more details.

SATURDAY JANUARY 18

  • Boomilever – normal
  • Mission- all participants should report for the full time 3:30 – 6:30 pm

SUNDAY JANUARY 19

  • Aerial Scramble White Pines (6/7) : 12:30 to 1:30 pm
  • Aerial Scramble Lakeshore (8/9): 1:30 to 2:30 pm
  • Mousetrap: all participants should attend 2:30 – 5:30
  • Ping Pong Parachute: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Mission Possible and Mousetrap Practices

For the weekend of Jan 11/12

Mission Possible – Saturday 

6th/7th graders will attend 3:30 – 5:00 pm

8th/9th graders 5:00 – 6:30 pm  

Mouse trap – Sunday 

6th/7th graders attend from 2:30 – 4:00 pm 

8th/9th graders attends 4 – 5:30

Beginning Jan 18/19 mission and mousetrap will run the full practice time for all students involved in those events.

Mission Saturdays 3:30 – 6:30 for all missions students

Mousetrap Sundays 2:30 – 5:30 for all mousetrap students

Ping Pong Parachute

Ping pong parachutes will start this Sunday January 12.  @ 6PM till 7:30PM at the White Pines Shop.

To all competitors:

You must have a copy of the rules and know them by our first meeting. If you don’t then don’t come. Time is precious.

After reading the rules try to make a parachute at home and bring it with you.   

On Sunday we will work on the theories behind release and deployment mechanisms.       

Mom’s and Dads feel free to help out.