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Alexis Stark

Alexis Stark is a reporter covering Byron Center, Caledonia, Godfrey-Lee, Kenowa Hills and Thornapple Kellogg. She grew up in metro Detroit and her journalism journey brought her west to Grand Rapids via Michigan State University where she covered features and campus news for The State News. She also co-authored three 100-question guides to increase understanding and awareness of various human identities, through the MSU School of Journalism. Following graduation, she worked as a beat reporter for The Ann Arbor News, covering stories on education, community, prison arts and poetry, before finding her calling in education reporting and landing at SNN. Alexis is also the author of a poetry chapbook, “Learning to Sleep in the Middle of the Bed.”

School musical offers students new experiences

The cast of Byron Center High School’s production of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ weigh in on how they balance a musical rehearsal schedule with sports, school and other fine arts commitments. 

Goal: Bilingual by middle school

In its first year at the Early Childhood Center, the dual language immersion program is preparing kindergartners for life-long learning in Spanish and English. 

‘We’ve tried to create a place to find joy’

Duncan Lake Early Childhood Center recently earned the highest rating from the state program Great Start to Quality for what it noted are its high-quality staff, learning environments and inclusive instruction.