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16 North Quarterline,  Muskegon, Michigan  49442   
Ph:  231.760.1400     Fax:  231.760.1407

May 4, 2017


Dear Orchard View Parents,

Yesterday we reported to high school parents that two bullets and three casings were found in the high school cafeteria. We immediately contacted police. We now know a student found the bullets and casings, brought them to school, and left them on the cafeteria table. Shortly thereafter, students discovered them and alerted staff.

Muskegon Township Police and school officials determined that at no time was there a weapon involved, or a credible threat to students or staff in our high school, or at any other building. This morning, I met with Township Police officials and we decided to have an additional resource officer present at the high school to begin the day.

First thing this morning, Principal Dan Bolhuis met with all high school students to discuss the events of yesterday. He explained that rumors circulated on social media regarding safety threats were completely unfounded. He asked that students refrain from spreading further rumors.

If your child is expressing concerns, please encourage them to reach out to one of our counseling staff. Please contact my office if you have further questions.


Jim Nielsen, Superintendent

Orchard View Schools


Students and Parents:

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to Orchard View High School!  Academically, we have some exciting opportunities.  In English and Science we offer Honors classes to qualified students that challenge students in higher level learning skills.  We have the benefit of being across the street from Muskegon Community College.  Because of our proximity, we have many students that take advantage of dual enrollment opportunities and graduate with a significant portion of their freshman year already completed!  We are also within walking distance of our Career Technical Center. OV has the highest percentage of students in the county taking advantage of their programs.  OVHS also has many after school opportunities for tutoring to help your son or daughter achieve greater success.

We have many exciting activities, clubs, and organizations offered to students.  Our chess club has about 20 students that meet formally and informally the entire year.  The Quiz Bowl team competes against other schools in trivia competitions.  The Robotics team builds robots and competes against other robotics clubs.  OV also features an Environmental Club and Be the Difference (our anti-bullying) Club.   The Sportsmen’s Club has ventured to Canada to fish and hunt, and is planning a trip to Alaska.

There are also plenty of informal opportunities for students to get involved in positive activities.  Homecoming is a very busy time of the year where students can be involved in building the float, organizing the parade, powder puff football game, bonfire, and the homecoming dance, to name a few.  Snowcoming is also a very busy time where students will spend several nights decorating class wings, building grocery cart floats, making banners and other activities that lead up to the exciting Snowcoming assembly and competition.

There are also many opportunities for parents to get involved as well.  Our staff is very welcoming and open to parents coming in to simply see what is going on, or helping out with various classroom activities.  We also encourage parents to assist with any of our clubs and organizations.  Please feel free to stop in anytime to talk about these opportunities.

Thank you for your time and again, welcome to OV!  Go Cardinals!

Dan Bolhuis


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