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Oakridge graduates travel across the world with unique travel scholarship

August 6, 2016 by

MLive.comMUSKEGON, MI — McKenna Whipple will travel to Africa next summer to volunteer with The Rift Valley Children's Village, a privately funded orphanage in the Karatu region Tanzania. Whipple and Savana Cooper were ... It's all part of a unique scholarship ...

Team Legends holds on for win in Muskegon All-Star Classic

June 18, 2016 by

MLive.comMUSKEGON, MI – Christian Martinez made the most of his chance to play quarterback for the Team Legends in the fifth annual Muskegon All-Star Classic. The former Muskegon Catholic Central standout threw a pair of touchdown passes as the Legends held on ...

Muskegon County high school musicals include 'Legally Blonde,' 'Shrek'

March 17, 2016 by

Montague High School's theatre department will be performing Arsenic and Old Lace at the MHS Auditorium at 7 p.m. on March 18 and 19 and 4 p.m. on March 20. The play by American playwright Joseph Kesselring was written in 1939. It is a farcical black ...

New Oakridge Teen Health Center helps heal students' minds and bodies

January 11, 2016 by

MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI – A grandmother who put hier money behind her concern about head lice, that scourge of schools everywhere, is the unlikely instigator of a new school-based health clinic that serves rural young people, some of whom have never ...

See photos from spirit night bonfire, homecoming dance at Oakridge

October 13, 2015 by

EGELSTON TOWNSHIP, MI -- Go Eagles Go! That was a common sound heard in Egelston Township last week as Oakridge High School celebrated homecoming. On Tuesday evening, members of the football team carried a Spartan-themed chariot to a large ...

Meet the teacher: See who's new at Oakridge and Ravenna school districts

September 9, 2015 by

MLive.comErin Silva, counselor at Oakridge High School. She previously worked for Muskegon Public Schools, has a bachelor's degree from Olivet College and a master's degree from Western Michigan University. Dominic Taylor, teacher in the Fusion Program.

Prom 2015: Oakridge High School highlights exchange student homelands with Travel the World theme

April 26, 2015 by

MUSKEGON, MIOakridge High School has become home to a number of students from around the world. The exchange students – seven total this year – who attend the high school factored into the theme of this year's prom: Travel the World.

Prom 2015: Muskegon, Fruitport, Ravenna, Oakridge and Christian stepping out this weekend; share your photos

April 23, 2015 by

MUSKEGON, MI – Muskegon-area prom season is fully underway as students from five local high schools will find out Friday and Saturday night. North Muskegon and Whitehall launched prom season 2015 with their special events April 18. MLive Muskegon ...

Guest column: The state of public education is 'disgusting,' says longtime teacher

April 11, 2015 by

MLive.comHe was a Fulbright-Hays scholar in 2006, Michigan's James Madison scholar in 2009 and National Endowment for the Humanities scholar in 2013. The last 25 years he has taught at Muskegon's Oakridge High School. By Bob Wood. GRAND HAVEN, MI ...

2015 high school musicals include Oakridge High School's 'Little Shop of Horrors'

March 26, 2015 by

MLive.comMUSKEGON, MI -- Oakridge High School will present the musical "Little Shop of Horrors" this Friday and Saturday. The musical: The bee-bop comedy musical by composer Alan Menken and writer Howard Ashman is based on the film of the same name.

Let's hear it for the band: See photos of Oakridge and Spring Lake marching bands

November 3, 2014 by The Muskegon Chronicle

The Muskegon ChronicleMUSKEGON, MI -- As the high school football season winds to a close, so does the season for school marching bands. The bands have worked hard since summer to learn new music and choreograph formations. They've attended camp, performed at ...

Meet the teacher: Retirements result in $1 million savings, large class of new teachers

September 19, 2014 by The Muskegon Chronicle

The Muskegon ChronicleWalling is beginning her 35th year as a teacher at Oakridge. (KEN STEVENS). Print ... MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI -- There's a new class of teachers in schools this year as the result of a significant number of retirements that saved one district $1 million in ...

Clayton Hardiman: 'Sock ball' showed how we can unintentionally encourage one another

September 5, 2014 by The Muskegon Chronicle

The Muskegon ChronicleIt was hard to tell which was which. And even from a distance you could hear the players breathing hard. Whitehall v. North Muskegon softball This is a pitch fro a Whitehall High School softball player. MLive file photo. Then I noticed something else ...

Meet the teacher: Orchard View and Oakridge have plenty of new faces

August 29, 2014 by The Muskegon Chronicle

The Muskegon ChronicleMUSKEGON COUNTY, MI -- With the start of a new school year, MLive and the Muskegon Chronicle asked area school districts to share information about new staff members. Here are ... Brian Bennett, dean of students for Oakridge middle and high schools.

Muskegon Mustangs football defeats Capital City Stealth, 38-12; advances to GLFL championship game

August 24, 2014 by The Muskegon Chronicle

The Muskegon ChronicleMuskegon defeated the Capital City Stealth, 38-12, Aug. 23 at Oakridge High School to clinch the conference title and move on to face the Detroit Seminoles for the GLFL championship game. GLFL championship game details have not yet been released.

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