- Sponsorship -

Student’s Design Graces Cover of District RAMS Report

Senior Hunter Denman didn’t know a lot about the RAMS reports, the Rockford Action Model for Success the district produces every three years to guide its educational goals. But he knew enough to design a cover for it.

Hunter’s illustration using black-and-orange building blocks will grace the latest report, RAMS X, when it is published later this month. His design idea was chosen from about a dozen student submissions by Superintendent Michael Shibler and his cabinet of administrators.

“Every year builds on top of each other,” Hunter says of his building-block idea. “Rams X is going to have new and improved things from RAMS IX. Not only does the school build, but the kids build as well.”

Created with input from staff, students and parents, the report has been produced since Shibler became superintendent in 1989. It outlines short- and long-term goals in areas from curriculum and building needs to finances and special services for mental health and remedial academics.

Hunter created the cover using Photoshop in Melissa Burkholder’s graphic design class, and made revisions suggested by administrators.

“Hunter did a great job meeting all of the revisions that came back from Administration to get the design perfect,” Burkholder said. “I am proud of the work he did and the patience he exhibited during the finalization process.”

Hunter is soft-spoken about his winning design for the districtwide plan.

“It’s cool, but I didn’t realize how big it is,” he said.

CONNECT

School News Network background on RAMS reporters

- Sponsorship -
Charles Honey
Charles Honey
Charles Honey is a freelance writer and former columnist for The Grand Rapids Press/ MLive.com. As a reporter for The Press from 1985 to 2009, his beats included Grand Rapids Public Schools, local colleges and education issues. Honey served as editor of The Press’ award-winning Religion section for 15 years. His freelance articles have appeared in Christianity Today magazine, Religion News Service and the Aquinas College alumni magazine. Read Charles' full bio or email Charles.

LATEST ARTICLES

Students reopen fine-dining restaurant six months after closing its doors

GRCC’s The Heritage has reopened to the general public, with culinary students cooking, baking their way toward degrees...

Plotting for a plot

Students’ hand-drawn maps are meant for the safekeeping of memories and to spur ideas for when they write personal narratives...

Outdoor lover, zen seeker, middle-schooler hope-giver

Bill Cataldo is the new K-8 principal for Cedar Springs’ new Red Hawks Online virtual school this year. School News Network took some time to get to know him better in this edition of Meet Your Principal...

The year of learning differently

SNN asked a sampling of students from across the county how it’s going for them so far in a school year of multiple instruction models...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Related Articles

Small-town girl, athlete, talker, with her eye on the tiger

Kelly Amshey is the new principal of Rockford Virtual School. SNN gets to know her in this edition of Meet Your Principal...

The virtual classroom: 18 students, three screens and one busy teacher

Teaching online, from a classroom, requires multitasking and multiple screens for this fourth-grade teacher...

Oh no, I’m late! Oh wait, I’m not

Teacher Matt Banta wakes up in a panic on the first day of school, in his video for students about starting the school year online
- Sponsorship -

HOW'S SCHOOL TODAY?

Engagement: The Most Important Measure of Student Success

Polls find that students’ engagement in their school work declines as they ascend the grades. Tests that don’t relate to their real-life experiences exacerbate the problem...

RADEMACHER & FRIENDS

Food ‘angels’ support hungry kids through pandemic

They work all across Kent County, guardian angels with peanut butter on their hands and crumbs on their shirtsleeves...
- Sponsorship -

MEDIA PARTNERS

Maranda Where You LiveWGVU

SUSTAINING SPONSORS