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Calling All Talented Community Members!

Do you have a special skill, talent or hobby that you would like to share with our summer campers?  At Camp Island View, students will engage in activities they are familiar with, along with brand new ones.  The ...

New Foundation Members

With the formation of the Old Mission Peninsula School Board last December, we saw founding OMPEF members Jen Coleman and Susan Shipman transfer their talents from the Foundation to the Board. As a result, we have welcomed four fabulous new ...

Coming Soon: Summer Camp on OMP!

Meet Betsy Rudolph! The community spoke and we listened! Beginning this summer, there will be a day camp held at Old Mission Peninsula School! The camp will run during July and August with a focus on outdoor adventures, creativity, and ...

February Featured Sponsor

Old Mission Associates We are pleased to introduce you to our latest and greatest supporter: Old Mission Associates! Meet Jordan Valdmanis- Owner, OMPS alumni, and future OMPS parent. Jordan has lived on the Peninsula for over 30 years and is ...

January School Board Meeting

Our school board met on Thursday evening this week and things are moving right along on schedule! Our search for the Director of Operations yielded over 50 applications that we are reviewing, and we will begin interviewing candidates soon! 

In addition to our school board, there were representatives from our charter school authorizer (GVSU), NCSI (National Charter School Institute), OMPEF (Old Mission Peninsula Education Foundation), and a handful of community members. The meeting included reports on staffing, updates from OMPEF and GVSU, and a finance committee budget update. The OMPS School Board's attorney was present as well and spent some time reviewing contract and lease agreements. The school board officially approved the charter contract with GVSU. The contract will be sent to GVSU for approval, before it moves on to the state. The attorney discussed various lease options for the board to consider that will incorporate community activities and involvement while offering an excellent educational environment for students. 

Full meeting minutes will be available after board approval at the Peninsula Township Office.

The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 15th at 6pm at the Township Hall (right next door to the Township Office). All are invited and encouraged to attend! We hope to see you there!