A Message from our Superintendent, Mr. Greg Helmer Greg Helmer - 2015-2016

Dear Community of Mona Shores Public Schools, 

I recently came across an article that was published in the Muskegon Chronicle on January 10, 1999, authored by a very young educator.  That young educator was myself.  Thinking about the timeframe that I crafted this article, teachers were just getting familiar and excited with the concept of having a telephone in each classroom.  By telephone, I am referring to the installation of one landline in each classroom.  There was also no systems approach to the use of email, and my gradebook was recorded by pencil in a spiral bounded gradebook.

Despite the many changes that the world of education has experienced since 1999, one thing remains a constant, “There is no substitute for hard work.”  Please consider reading the article linked below.  I hope you enjoy this little tidbit from history as much as I did.

Article, January 10, 1999

As we turn our focus to spring break, I wish all of you a safe and memorable recess with family and friends.  Despite your plans, be sure to proudly wear your Mona Shores attire to let our county, state, and nation know that you are a proud Sailor.

Spring Break Challenge - Let me challenge you to share pictures during spring break with friends and family wearing Mona Shores apparel by using #SailorPride as your social media hashtag.   Let’s bring awareness about the great things happening in our schools at Mona Shores!

Sailing Forward,


Greg Helmer
Superintendent, Mona Shores Public Schools
(231) 780-4751  Ext. 8201
Email:  helmerg@monashores.net
Website:  www.monashores.net
Twitter:  @HelmerGreg

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