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Beth Heinen Bell

Beth Heinen Bell
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Beth Heinen Bell is a reporter and copy editor, covering Cedar Springs, Godfrey-Lee, Grandville and Lowell. She is an award-winning journalist who got her start as the education reporter for the Grand Haven Tribune. A Calvin University graduate, she later returned to her alma mater to help manage its national writing festival and edit and write for enrollment communications. Beth has also written for The Grand Rapids Press, Fox 17 and several West Michigan businesses and nonprofits. She is fascinated by the nuances of language, loves to travel and has strong feelings about the Oxford comma. Read Beth's full bio or email Beth.

Cohorted specials usher in ‘a new kind of community’

Cedar Trails Elementary School’s “specials” teachers — art, music, physical education and literacy and technology — have joined forces to create an outdoor recreation program...

Hour of Code to be held virtually this year

In partnership with Kent ISD, West Michigan Tech Talent is creating a virtual Hour of Code curriculum for third- through fifth-graders across West Michigan...

Satellite library aims to boost reading for the fun of it

The Kent District Library location opened this week, and is exclusively for East Lee Campus students and their families...

Education foundation awards 16 teacher requests for funding, totaling nearly $12,900

Some $12,000 in available grant funds remain, and may go to spring mini-grants or to fund requests that arise this year due to COVID-19 uncertainty...

This trail leads to kindness

More than 300 student-painted rocks were hidden along the trailway near school as part of an elementary orienteering lesson...

District bond request Nov. 3 includes upgrades, additions and community wellness & resource center

Godfrey-Lee Public Schools is asking voters to approve a 30-year, $17.79 million bond proposal to fund major reconstruction, additions and improvements to Lee Middle and High School...

Secondary schools go back to hybrid for three weeks

Lowell Middle and High schools are returning to a hybrid learning schedule beginning Monday, Nov. 2...

Grandville Middle and High school students moving to remote Fridays

The move to remote-learning Fridays comes as the district seeks to better support students who may need more attention in the district’s learning model...

What kind of school bus doesn’t need gas or batteries?

A new/old way to get to school is saving money and having a positive effect on students and families...

‘These kids just really want to be singing’

Determined to bring back choir in a safe manner, this teacher made changes to her classes based on the latest scientific research and best practices by fellow teachers...

Pilot program provides COVID testing at school and home

In partnership with the Kent County Health Department, the district is the first in Kent County to offer school-based testing for the novel coronavirus...

Just one fire ant in a flood

Craig Veldman is the new principal for Cherry Creek Elementary School. School News Network gets to know him better – and learns a little bit about fire ants, too – in this edition of Meet Your Administrator...

Central Elementary named a 2020 National Blue Ribbon School

Grandville’s Central Elementary School is one of 367 schools in the country to receive top honors from the U.S. Department of Education...

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...

Virtual community meeting Thursday to discuss district bond proposal

An online community meeting Thursday will give voters information about the Nov. 3 ballot proposal asking for a $17.79 million bond issue...
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