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Brett Atwood

Brett Atwood
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Brett Atwood has worked in broadcast television for nearly six years. Having graduated with a bachelor's degree in TV Production from Ferris State University, he continues to produce promotional and lifestyle content for WOOD TV8, in addition to owning his own freelance video business, Be Heard Productions. Brett has a great love for telling compelling stories in a creative format. He is excited to use his talents in sharing what's happening within our local schools.

Hands-on history: museum becomes classroom for curious students

It’s one thing to study about history in a virtual classroom; it’s another to be immersed in it inside a museum. Students from every area district now have the opportunity to experience hands-on lessons in after-school programs for third- through eighth-graders at the Grand Rapids Public Museum...

Summer programs hit a high note for thousands of students

Educators across the county called on Kent ISD to deliver more robust summer learning opportunities following the school shutdown due to the pandemic.

Amid the virus gloom, schools shine rays of goodness

For every storm cloud there’s a rainbow on the horizon, and in the midst of coronavirus, there are plenty of bright spots to illuminate -- especially in the world of education...

School bus delivers so much more than meals during school closure

Kenowa Hills is one of many districts who are making sure their students receive the daily meals that they normally rely on their schools to provide...

Student homelessness tied to lack of affordable housing

AJ, 16, is one of nearly 2,500 students in Kent County who are homeless. She is one of many young people affected by the lack of affordable and available housing...

Class is in session in the great outdoors

Field School, in its second year at Northview Public Schools, aims to foster mastery of core subjects and to encourage curiosity, stewardship, community, leadership and adventure in students in grades K-4...

Certified and ready to work

Adult education students are preparing for in-demand jobs while working toward their GEDs. Kent Career Tech Center’s hands-on courses for adults include phlebotomy, welding construction and IT...

Knowledge revealed, in powerful exhibit on human anatomy

Learning about the effects of smoking is one thing. Seeing inside an actual human lung charred by cancerous cells is quite another. The traveling exhibition 'Bodies Revealed,' now on display at the Grand Rapids Public Museum...

Students learn about nature’s creatures up close at Zoo Lab

Follow the fourth graders of Rockford’s Roguewood Elementary School on their weeklong program at John Ball Zoo Lab, a zoo-conducted educational program for area school districts...

Godwin Heights band marches on in top form

The legacy of making stellar music continues at Godwin Heights High School, where more than 200 students are in the marching band...

A window into two graduations!

Whether you're a high school student heading off to college or career, or a preschooler taking that next step toward kindergarten, graduation is a big deal...

‘Best Ever Prom’ leaves lasting memories for teens, adults of all abilities

Sparta High School students in Renee Wyman’s special education program work year-round on every aspect of Best Prom Ever, a dinner dance event for teens and adults with disabilities...

Learning tastes so sweet among winter’s maple trees

The Wittenbach/Wege Center is nature’s classroom for Lowell Area Schools students throughout the seasons. Follow this group of second-graders as they learn about the science of maple sugaring and its history among Michigan pioneers and Native Americans...

Students speak their truth in poetry about where they live

Students at Ottawa Hills High School learn how historic housing patterns impact their lives, in a spoken-word workshop conducted by The Diatribe and the Fair Housing Center of West Michigan...

Sweet salute: Students create gingerbread home for veterans

Kent Career Tech Center Hospitality students put their skills to the test, designing a sugary, candy-clad gingerbread house as a gift for Grand Rapids Home for Veterans residents....

Food, masks and sugar skulls: Day of the Dead brings learning to life

Grand Rapids Museum School sixth-graders explored all things related to Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, from food to memorabilia including ornate altars to honor dead loved ones...
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