Launching another school year is a reason to celebrate for families gathered at enrollment events, registrations, open houses and community parties.
Godwin Heights Public Schools recently held a kindergarten through eighth-grade Enrollment Extravaganza at the high school, welcoming new students and embracing returning ones, while serving hotdogs, chips and punch as part of festivities. Kentwood Public Schools ended summer with a bash at a community party at Bailey’s Grove Park, where teachers invited families to eat, participate in fun activities and take advantage of school-supply give-aways.
Erin Albanese is associate managing editor and reporter, covering Byron Center, Kentwood, Wyoming and Grand Rapids Community College. She was one of the original SNN staff writers, helping launch the site in 2013 and enjoys fulfilling the mission of sharing the stories of public education. She has worked as a journalist in the Grand Rapids area since 2000. A graduate of Central Michigan University, she has written for The Grand Rapids Press, Advance Newspapers, On-the-Town Magazine and Group Tour Media.
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