Community Alert Response Generated - Soft Lockdown

April 24, 2019

Dear Nelson and Muskegon High School Parents and Guardians,

Today, at approximately 12:00 pm, the Nelson Elementary and High School main offices received a phone call from our neighborhood police officer (Officer Clark).  Officer Clark indicated that some members of the neighborhood had reported hearing gunshots in the area. While there were no confirmations of gunshots or guns in the area, Officer Clark recommended that we go into a “Soft Lockdown.”  A Soft Lockdown is an emergency procedure used at school whenever there may be an outside risk to our staff or scholars. During a Soft Lockdown, we have all staff and scholars stay in the building, we limit movement within our halls, and we prevent people from coming in or out of the building.  After about 30 minutes, Community Officer Clark called back and confirmed that everything was safe, and that we could go back to our normal routines and procedures. I want you all to know that we practice lockdowns (both “Soft” and “Hard”) along with fire and tornado drills several times each year and our students did a great job during today’s lockdown.  If you have any questions about today’s incident, or any other questions about our emergency procedures, please feel free to contact our Superintendent at 231-720-2004. Thank you for your continued support as we work to keep your scholars safe each and every day here at Muskegon Public Schools.


Dr. Brian Gamm and Dr. Arthur Garner
Nelson Elementary
Muskegon High School

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Cindy Larson, Vice President

Cindy Larson
Schools and Teachers Committee
Nelson Elementary School
Term ends 2022

Tasha Bibbs-Oakes, Trustee

Tasha Bibbs-Oakes
Ways and Means Committee
Review Committee for NEOLA Recommended Board Policies
Oak View & Moon Elementary
Term ends 2018

Billie J. Bruce, Treasurer

Billie J. Bruce
Secretary Pro-Tem
Ways and Means
MCEC & Marquette
Term ends 2020

Zachary Allen Anderson, Trustee

Zachary Allen Anderson
Buildings and Grounds Committee
Muskegon Middle School
Term ends 2020

Louis Churchwell, President

Louis Churchwell
Vice President
School and Teachers Committee
Muskegon High School
Term ends 2020

G. Lynnette Marks, Secretary

G. Lynnette Marks
Schools and Teachers Committee
Review Committee for NEOLA Recommended Board Policies
Lakeside Elementary
Term ends 2018

Bill O'Brien, Trustee

Bill O’Brien
Buildings and Grounds Committee
Representative to the Board in Control of Athletics
Muskegon High School
Term ends 2022

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We are pleased to share our Annual Education Report with you.  The reports include a variety of information, statistics, and program highlights. Our district enjoys a long history of support from students, parents, alumni, staff, and community members. Founded in 1860, the district continues a tradition of service while looking toward the future to find ever more effective means of preparing our students and supporting families.

Of special note and pride is the diversity of our student population. As we complete the 150th year of service to our schools, it is clear that our students will grow up in a community far more diverse than in the past. Our children will live the majority of their lives as part of a world community of different nations, cultures, peoples, and lifestyles. There will be mixes of people in neighborhoods, communities, workplaces, and schools. Students in Muskegon Public Schools have a great opportunity to learn, interact, and grow with students from many backgrounds. They have a chance to learn the true meaning of the American Dream: that there is strength and excellence in diversity and that all can contribute to the well-being of our communities. We are committed to ensuring our students excel academically, become productive individuals, and contribute to our society.

We hope that you will read and reflect on the information included in these reports and feel free to contact us with your comments and questions.
Cindy Larson
President, Board of Education

Muskegon Public Schools Annual Education Report 2018

Muskegon High School Annual Education Report 2018

MCEC Annual Education Report 2018

Muskegon Middle School Annual Education Report 2018

Lakeside Elementary School Annual Education Report 2018

Marquette Elementary School Annual Education Report 2018

Moon Elementary School Annual Education Report 2018

Nelson Elementary School Annual Education Report 2018

Oakview Elementary School Annual Education Report 2018