Award Year: 2018

Rosy Mound School

14016 Lakeshore Drive
Grand Haven, MI, 49417-8918

(616) 850-6700

Mr. Kevin Blanding, Principal at time of Nomination

Choice School

Grand Haven Area Public Schools

School Website


Success for all, takes us all.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 94%
  • Hispanic: 2%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Two or more races: 2%
  • ELL: 2%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 19%
Teachers, parents and students participate in the annual jog-a-thon.

Teachers, parents and students participate in the annual jog-a-thon.

At Rosy Mound, every member of our community is a learner and a leader, from student to staff to parent.

While we are a community school serving families who live and work along the lakeshore, we also welcome many other students from throughout our district and surrounding communities.

Our families support us both at school and at home. Our active PTO assists with field trips, assemblies, educational support resources and much more. Many parents actively volunteer. Our dads participate in our Watch D.O.G.S. program, volunteering for a full day once per year.

We believe in recognizing and capitalizing on the experience of our knowledgeable teaching staff. While we are constantly learning new curriculum and instructional strategies, this is done while maintaining the individuality and personal teaching strengths of each member of our learning community. This makes for teachers and staff who are passionate about and committed to their profession.

Finally, our students play a central role, not only in their own learning but in the wider school and community. As part of the implementation of aspects of the "Leader in Me" program, we have worked to give every child opportunities for authentic leadership. Students beginning as young as kindergarten serve in classroom and school-wide leadership roles.

Our Motto is "Building a Better Me, Making a Better Us." By constantly learning and growing, engaging all members of our learning community and by striving for authentic shared learning experiences, we live our motto every day.