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Adrian Hirsch

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Adrian Hirsch has been with SNN since its launch, starting as an intern from Grand Valley State University where he received a degree in broadcasting and business. After the internship, Adrian was brought on as staff to continue reporting, editing and publishing stories for SNN and Kent ISD. Adrian has been active with community radio station WYCE for years, served as Non-Profit Coordinator for GRTV, and currently works as the Web Producer for SNN.

Teachers Foster Student, Community Interaction

Planting native trees, creating a butterfly garden, and singing with seniors are just a few of the ways students at Sparta Area School's Appleview...

Tech Center Students Honored as State Officers

Kudos to three Kent Career Tech Center students selected as SkillsUSA State Officers.  As State Officers they are required to speak publically about SkillsUSA...

Students Adopt #myparty2014 Platforms to Persuade Politicians

At the height of election season, students in Kent Innovation High's  Civics and American Studies classes presented political campaigns to educators, politicians, and peers,...

Students get Close-Up with Native American Artifacts

Hands shot up as Sparta Community Schools fifth grade teacher Larry Carter asked 100 students what they liked to collect. “Marbles,” “Seashells,” “Shark’s teeth,” “Stones,”...

“Techies” Convene to Share Tricks at EdTech Rally, Learn from Each Other

Technology specialists from districts across the region recently spent a day together at Kent ISD for workshops and picking each other’s brain to find...

Information Technology Systems Increase Schools Effectiveness

Handwritten forms, spelling errors, manual entry, permission for access, even lost information. These are some of the issues that plagued old special education record-keeping...

Great Response to Watch D.O.G.S.

The Sparta Area Schools Watch D.O.G.S. organizers thought they would need about 30 pizzas to entice participation in the program. Instead, fathers, grandpas and stepdads joined...

Parents Celebrate Son’s Life through Giv

It had been several years after losing their son, Mason John, unexpectedly. Parents Nicole and Ryan Kober decided it was time to host a...

Students Prove Skills at State and National Competitions

Kent Career Tech Center students proved they're ahead of the curve by placing high in a variety of educational and skill based competitions during...

Maranda Visits Kent Area Grads With Grit

This spring, School News Network focused on a number of students who graduated despite unusually difficult circumstances and hardships. School News Netwrok has partnered...

Maranda Welcomes Area Teachers for Back-to-School Advice

WOTV4's Maranda Where You Live program recently invited four teachers from Kent ISD schools to discuss their favorite things about being a teacher and...

Playtime for Children becomes Learning for Students

Rubber mats, bouncy balls and sing along songs are part of the experience for students enrolled in the new Childcare program at Kent Transitional...

Students Lead “Be Nice” Lessons

“Are we doing Be Nice today?,” students asked eagerly as they took their seats in Kelli Jurek’s 8th grade seminar class. Many of them...

Tech Center Students Awarded Breaking Traditions Recognition

Rockford High School student Sydney Bogard, who recently graduated from the Tech Center's Criminal Justice program, was one of 22 Michigan students recently honored...

Stomp Out Stigma Walk Sees Record Attendance

It may have been chilly, but 1,500 students, community, and organization members started at GVSU's Pew campus for a brisk 5k Saturday morning walk...

Historical Walking Tour Turns Whole Community into a Museum

"Let's try to make him laugh" giggled a crowd of Sparta's Appleview Elementary fifth-graders as they huddled around the "Live Statue," who today was...
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