For the fifth year in a row, teachers at the high school will be participating in the Big Read Lakeshore, formally Big Read Holland. In partnership with the NEA, Hope College, Herrick District Library, and many other local organizations, the Big Read seeks to create and foster a culture where reading matters. They strive to bring our community together around one book and use this shared experience of reading, discussing, and exploring the themes of the book as a springboard to learn from and listen to each other. Join teachers and students this fall as they explore Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven. You’re invited to attend programming inspired by the book including a Student Exhibition of Learning on November 15 at the Holland Armory from 6-8pm that showcases art from local high schools, including West Ottawa! For more information on the month long programming, including a keynote by the author, visit Hope College’s website.