Principal's Message

Dear EGRMS Families,

Next Monday we will be holding our annual Veterans Day Assembly at EGRMS. The staff and students are honored to invite and host all of the brave men and women of our community who are currently serving or have served in the Armed Forces of our country. Veterans or their families are still able to RSVP here and are invited to attend a short reception after the assembly. We still have a few spots open for students to be able to participate in the assembly by sharing a short story about a veteran in their life. If your child is interested in participating, please email me at or have them stop in the office to see me. 

The EGRMS Robotics team is also collecting donations for the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans over the next week. Wish list items include: body wash, alcohol-free mouthwash, disposable razors, toothbrushes, K-cups for Keurig machines, large boxes of tissues and new men's and women's clothing. There is a collection box in the main lobby of the middle school for donations. 

Congratulations to our robotics team! The EGRMS Robotics team had a strong showing at their first competition this past Saturday at East Kentwood. They went into the semifinals in 7th place, won 1st place in the Think Award (based on their engineering notebook), and took 3rd place for the Control Award category. Stacy Paul, one of the team's mentors, also won the Compass Award, which is given to only one mentor at the entire event. Stacy was 
nominated by the team as recognition of her contributions to the team. Congratulations to the whole team! The students all worked very well together and showed gracious professionalism in all aspects of the day.  

Jeff Dykhouse



For those of you who may not know me, my name is MaryEllen Graham and I'm Linda Graham's youngest child.  My brothers and I would love to invite you to join the whole family in celebrating the retirement of Linda Graham. Each of you have been in her life in one or several different capacities so we can't imagine not celebrating with all of you as well.   

Details RSVP:
RSVP Deadline:  November 28th, 2019

  • Cake and refreshments will be provided.
  • Please consider sending a note or memory of Linda with your RSVP which will be compiled as a keepsake for Linda.  
  • Photos are welcome!
  • Help us keep this a secret! 

We sincerely hope you join us in celebrating Linda’s incredible 32 years of service to East Grand Rapids!

Shelly Schram
Assistant Principal

Attention 6th Grade Students & Families:

6th Grade Fall Festival is this Friday, November 8th ~ 3:00-4:30 pm.
  • The party will be Device Free so leave everything in your lockers.
  • Check into the party at the back of the cafeteria by music rooms.
Parents, we are still in need of the following donations:
  • Peanut/Tree Nut Free Candies.
  • Financial contributions may be placed in the envelope in the main office.
  • Please visit this link to view other volunteer opportunities. 

Thank You and Let's Celebrate!
Party Chair ~ Jackie Deane


Save the Date!

Tickets for the 2019 Fall Musical go on sale next Monday, November 11th in the main office. Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for adults. Tickets are general seating and may also be purchased at the door on the day of the show. 

Show dates: 
  • November 21st 7:00 p.m. - HS Performing Arts Center
  • November 22nd 7:00 p.m. - HS Performing Arts Center
  • November 23rd 2:00 p.m. - HS Performing Arts Center
Come support our amazing middle school talent!



Students are issued “Way to Go” cards for demonstrating Respect, Responsibility or Personal Best by doing the right thing!  As students receive these cards, they are placed in the container located in the Main Office. Every Friday, names are drawn and announced during the afternoon announcements.  Each student selected, has the opportunity to pick a prize from the prize basket simply as a way to say “Thanks, we appreciate and recognize you!” 

This week's winners include: 

Jack Bishop, 6th grade
Davis Hutt, 6th grade
Amelia Turrell, 6th grade

EGRMS Robotics is joining one of our sponsors, Array of Engineers, to assist veterans in our community. Between now and Nov. 10, items of daily necessity will be gathered to benefit the residents of the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. These items will then be delivered to the Home to honor Veterans Day. If you would like to participate in the drive, items may be dropped off at the middle school. The items to be donated for the wish list drive include:
  • Body wash
  • Alcohol-free mouthwash
  • Toothbrushes
  • K-cups for Keurig Machines (Breakfast Blend is the veterans' favorite but any coffee, hot chocolate, or cider works)
  • Large boxes of tissues
  • New men’s clothing items in sizes 3X up to 8X
  • New women’s clothing items sizes Large up to 4X.

Save the Date!
  • Student & Parent Informational Meeting - Monday, November 18 @ 7 PM  in the Middle School Cafeteria
  • Parent MeetingMonday, November 25 @ 7 PM in Mr. Vance's room (008)
  • Student Event Sign-up Meeting - Monday, December 2 @ 7 PM in the Middle School Cafeteria

At the high school this year, there’s something new under the sun, in the snow, in the water, and on the streets. Last fall, thanks to our donors, the Foundation was able to fund a grant to help launch a Gone Boarding class taught by high school Art teacher Terry Szpieg. In the class, students learn STEAM concepts as they design and build their own surfboards, snowboards, and skateboards. Interested in learning more? Read the article on the Foundation’s website,  


The EGR Music Boosters is pleased to announce a “Mid-Winter” concert fundraiser on Friday January 24, 7 pm, at the EGR Performing Arts Center. This event features a solo concert by Ruslan Sirota, Grammy award-winning pianist.  Click on the below link to purchase your tickets TODAY :

Please join us in the conference room across from the High School Cafe for our EGR Music booster membership meeting on November 20th at 5:30 p.m.  All are welcome!

Our EGR October Music Booster newsletter can be found in the link below with information on upcoming events, fundraisers, and ways in which you can help support our Music Department.


Announcements & Upcoming Events
  • EGRMS Daily Announcements may be found here.
  • For more upcoming events, please be sure to check with your child and reference the MS Calendar which may be found here.



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