Holiday Break Dates

December 5, 2018

There will be no school on December 21st, 2018 through January 2nd, 2019.  School will resume on January 3rd, 2019.

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The Nancy K. and Sherman R. Poppen Program District

The Nancy K. and Sherman R. Poppen Program

An arts based scholarship opportunity benefiting low income students of Muskegon Public Schools, providing support for private and class lessons in any of the fine and performing arts. Two different applications exist under this program.

Claire Root Benson, Executive Director
Hackley Administration Building #101

Office Hours:
9:30 am to 4:00 pm on Tuesdays, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm on Wednesdays, and 9:30 am – 4:30 pm on Thursdays

Note: These are general hours only, as program needs vary week by week. Please call  ahead to make an appointment so I do not miss you.

Please visit the Poppen Programs website for further information or to apply online at poppenprograms.org

The Nancy K. Poppen Program

Nancy Poppen was a visual artist who wanted all children to be able to explore the fine arts. She established her fund at the Community Foundation for Muskegon County in 1993, with her husband Sherman R. Poppen, who graduated from Muskegon High School, to assist lower income families with access to arts lessons. The program funds weekly lessons in the fine arts, books and supplies, summer workshops, coaching, and camps, for individual students after acceptance into the program. Under the direction of a Board of Directors comprised of community leaders, arts specialists, and school staff members, the fund supports an average of 50-75 Muskegon Public Schools students each year..

The Sherman R. Poppen Scholarship Fund

In 2000, Sherman R. and Louise Poppen enhanced the Nancy K. Poppen Program by establishing the Sherman R. Poppen Scholarship Fund to assist graduating Nancy K. Poppen participants. Mr. Poppen established the fund after talking with students who were struggling to afford college because of a lack of arts related scholarships.  The fund assists students majoring in fine or performing arts studies at accredited colleges, universities or traditional arts schools.
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