This summer we are privileged to share the thoughts from Jenison families who stand as our most devoted and eager advocates. Please join us each week as we hear from parents with students of all ages.
The Stolls have three children who have graduated from Jenison: Megan (2008), Cory (2010), and Paige (2013). Here is their Wildcat story:
We started attending Jenison in the Fall of 2002 after moving to West Michigan from Saginaw. We toured several buildings in Grandville Public Schools as well as JPS buildings. We chose JPS because we felt like it was the best fit for all 3 kids in 3 different areas: academics, athletics and overall size.
Academics was most important, of course, and we felt the curriculum was strong across the board. The new athletic facilities had just been approved at that point, and that was a huge bonus for a family involved in many sports, like ours. Lastly, coming from a small parochial school, we preferred Jenison’s size to the larger schools in neighboring districts.
During out time in Jenison, the one thing that stood out time and time again was the staff. They genuinely care about the student’s education and well-being. I have seen our children grow in more aspects than I can count thanks to the input of caring teachers, administrators, and coaches who took the time to really get to know our kids and impact them for good. They’ve taught them more lessons and made more connections than I’m able to recount or share, but they’re hidden in my children forever.
After we moved in and were transitioning to a new community, we felt welcomed by all. We connected right away with teachers, administration, coaches and families in Jenison. We have many special memories and will be forever grateful for the education our children received as Jenison Wildcats.