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Alexis Stark

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Alexis Stark is a reporter, covering Caledonia, Kenowa Hills, Godfrey-Lee, Grand Rapids and is a roving reporter for GRCC, Wyoming, Kentwood and Byron Center. 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.  Following a stint as a copywriter for a Grand Rapids area PR firm, she transitioned from communications to freelance writing and reporting for SNN.  Read Alexis' full bio

‘I like to keep kindergarten playful and academic’

It’s been thirty-two years and counting for this second-generation educator...

From five-minute sketches to frightful creatures

Godfrey-Lee art teacher Rosanne Steffens’ third-graders drew five-minute monster sketches; her high school Advanced Drawing students then reimagined them into terrifying monsters...

Educators Rising empowers future teachers

The new class is part of a national effort that aims to draw high-school students to the profession...

Around the world in seven holidays

Students celebrated holidays as diverse as the number of cultures and languages spoken at the school...

Mini-golf construction project is a stroke of STEM brilliance

It was teacher Jessica Johnson’s second year leading sixth-graders in the project to teach them about lines, angles and using their imaginations...

Club aims to help peers navigate post-high school options

The group helps peers tackle college and other post-secondary applications, apply for scholarships, answers questions and offers support...

Spreading joy, for Alice

After a big loss, a Caledonia family is doing something special for Duncan Lake Early Childhood Center in memory of their daughter...

Godfrey-Lee board names new superintendent

The search for the new Godfrey-Lee superintendent is over...

Ground broken on Cal Community Center

The center is funded by the May 2020 passage of the district’s $88.09 million bond proposal for the construction of a new elementary school and athletic complex, along with safety and security updates, and facility repairs and upgrades...

Two finalists named in superintendent search

Following the interviews of three potential candidates for superintendent, the Godfrey-Lee Public Schools Board of Education invited two finalists for interviews on Wednesday, Nov. 17...

Apple a day & making time for play

Pathways High School students and staff ventured to Ed Dunneback & Girls Farm as a fun fall activity to foster relationships learning beyond the classroom...

Community input helps GRPS shape new Strategic Plan

With the 2021 Strategic Plan, Superintendent Leadriane Roby is helping GRPS build on the 2012 Transformation Plan and “chart a new course” to address the growing changes in the community...

Listening, believing in students

Johana Rodriguez-Quist is the new Godfrey Elementary School principal...

Neighborhood tricks and treats

Students visited Halloween-themed stations and followed the parade route, while dressed up in their costumes...

Three to interview for Godfrey-Lee superintendent post

After receiving completed applications from 14 educators in Michigan, Illinois and as far as California and Canada, the Godfrey Lee Board of Education has selected three candidates for a first round of interviews...
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