The Bulldog Beat


The Bulldog Beat is the online student run publication for Ionia High School. The publication is developed and written by IHS students to serve the 824 students of Ionia High, its staff and the community of Ionia, Michigan.

The Bulldog Beat staff strives to publish new articles each week, excluding days off of school, non-student days and semester exams. We utilize the SNO (School Newspapers Online) content management system to publish online. The staff meets as a class every day. Contact us at [email protected] with any questions, comments or concerns.

About Our School:

Ionia High School earns high marks for scholastics, athletics, and extracurricular activities. Since its completion in 1989, students have made the Ionia Educational Center the “Home of Bulldog Pride”. Winner of national recognition for design, the Educational Center is a land of opportunity which offers its just over 800 students the best possible opportunity for academic and vocational training to insure proficiency and employability for the 21st century.

Within the confines of our beautiful educational center on Tuttle Road is:

  • A campus of Montcalm Community College allowing college classes within a short walk.
  • A swimming pool owned by the school district and operated by the YMCA staff trained in aquatics;
  • A county vocational school, the Heartlands Institute of Technology, which supplies training for Ionia County’s juniors and seniors in such diverse and fully operational labs as an auto repair shop and a full service restaurant for public use;
  • Ionia High School classrooms and large gymnasium hosting many state tournament contests;

School improvement is ongoing at Ionia High School, fully accredited by North Central since 1906. Supplementing the basics is a broad spectrum of elective courses, including 4-year programs in art, language, and woods. Marching band, concert band, symphonic band, jazz band and steel drum band are offered as well as chorus, chorale, choir, men’s select, and ensembles. Students expand these offerings by enrolling in Heartlands’ programs. The Renaissance Program rewards both academic achievement and academic improvement.

The school spirit which energizes IHS is evident in extracurricular as well as athletics. Many of lonia’s students participate in extracurricular activities, choosing from debate, forensics, Spanish Club, Science Club, Science Olympiad, SADD, FFA, Quiz Bowl, Drama, Student Council, National Honor Society and more. IHS athletic teams perform well in boys and girls basketball, golf, tennis, track and field, cross country, swimming, soccer, and bowling, boys baseball, football and wrestling and girls softball, volleyball, cheer, Pom Pon and Flag Team.


The student news site of Ionia High School