EcoSchool

Kalkaska Public Schools

SEEDS EcoSchool
at Rapid City Elementary School

Serving 40-45 students a day — Grades K-5
 
ROUTINE
Mon-Thurs from 3:05 to 5:50 pm – Mealtime at 3:05 pm
Lesson  of the Day  4:30-5:05pm
Plus Literacy Block – Physical Activity – Free Choice
 
LOCAL EMPHASIS
A School & Community Garden is on school property
Forest & the Rapid River are nearby
A monthly FAMILY FUN NIGHT
 
SITE COORDINATOR: Brett Bontrager
bbontrager@ecoseeds.org 231.384.2825
School Address: 5258 River St. Rapid City MI
School Phone: 231.331.6121
 
Offered free to enrolled students thanks to support
from 
21st Century Community Learning Centers

SEEDS EcoSchool
at Birch Street Elementary

Serving 30 to 35 students a day — Grades K-2
 
ROUTINE
Monday to Friday from 3pm  to 6 pm – Mealtime at 3:00 pm
Lesson of the Day  4:30-5:30
Plus Physical Activity – Snack – Homework Help
 
LOCAL EMPHASIS
A School & Community Garden is on school property
Student-involved Lesson Planning
A monthly FAMILY FUN NIGHT
 
SITE COORDINATOR: Alexa Tackman
atackman@ecoseeds.org 810.358.7129
School Address: 309 N Birch Street. Kalkaska, MI 49646
School Phone: 231. 258. 8629
 
Currently, this is a  solely parent-funded program and is not free. 

SEEDS EcoSchool
at Kalkaska Upper Elementary

Serving 30-35 students a day — Grades 3-5
 
ROUTINE
Mon-Thurs from 3pm to 6pm – Mealtime at 3pm
Lesson of the Day  3:30pm – 4:30pm
Plus Physical Activity – Snack – Homework Help
 
LOCAL EMPHASIS
A School & Community Garden is on school property
Student-involved Lesson Planning
A monthly FAMILY FUN NIGHT
 
SITE COORDINATOR: Alexa Tackman
atackman@ecoseeds.org 810.358.7129
School Address: 309 W. Birch Street Kalkaska, MI 49646
School Phone: 231.258.9146
 
Offered free to enrolled students thanks to support
from 
21st Century Community Learning Centers

Stories

Britney Brintzenhoff was ecstatic when she saw a job posting for site supervisor at SEEDS EcoSchool in Kalkaska Upper Elementary. She was happy about the opportunity to work with kids as a step towards her goal of becoming a teacher. She was thrilled for the chance to go back to SEEDS, because she had been a SEEDS kid herself.

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