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For more than three decades, Cris Greer has been a wordsmith, working in the fields of journalism, advertising and marketing. Much of the past decade, he helped grow the MLive Statewide High School Sports desk as a supervisor, editor and reporter, which included eight newspapers in Michigan and mlive.com. Cris also was a freelancer for The Grand Rapids Press, The Advance and On the Town magazine for many years. A good portion of his early career was spent building and managing the copywriting team in the advertising department at Meijer, Inc., where he oversaw copywriting for print ads, mailers, brochures, signage, several dozen in-house magazines per year and much more. Read Cris's full bio or email Cris.

Remembering their sacrifice

With cards, visits, songs and poems, students took time on Veterans Day to honor those who have served...

District tables high school redesign vote

School Board postpones vote on Phase 1 redesign of Lee Middle and High School until all options are weighed...

Donated CPR training kit helps students learn to save lives

Eighth graders are learning life-saving skills with help from Festida Foods, which donated an American Heart Association CPR kit...

Courses lead the way into engineering and computer science

Teacher Ed Beickman utilizes Project Lead The Way to instruct his high school engineering and computer science classes...

Five districts win tax approvals, one weathers defeat

Five Kent ISD school districts are breathing easier following voter approval of tax requests in Tuesday's election, but one, Cedar Springs, is weighing options after its proposed bond issue was defeated...

Mentors help ‘bring out the brilliance’

Affinity Mentoring partners with Burton Elementary School, Burton Middle, Southwest Community Campus and Godfrey-Lee ECC. The hope is to match 25-35 students at the ECC and nearly 300 at all four sites...

Three-year strategic plan focuses on creating ‘a community of learners’

As part of creating a three-year strategic plan at Cedar Springs Public Schools, every teacher got a boarding pass to FLIGHT Plan 1.0 - designed to bring the entire community together...

From digging swimming pools to stupid human tricks, this admin has a looong list...

Luke Scholten is the new Kenowa Hills director of special education and early childhood education...

Godfrey-Lee receives $98,000 grant from Native American Heritage Fund

Godfrey-Lee has received $120,000 in funds to help pay for their mascot change from Rebels to Legends...

Shoe salesman and mashed potato maker comes back to his roots

He wasn’t drawn back just because he went to school there, but also because they teach using personal mastery and competency-based education...

From coconuts to mindfulness to learning outside, super pair teams up to guide Young...

The duo plans all their curriculum and activities together so their students get the same experiences. Being flexible and planning with each other is key, they say...

Pretzels: not only tasty, but they make great art!

Kindergartners at the Early Childhood Center create food art for a contest at the Downtown Market...

A time to connect, reflect and ‘be a family’

Middle school develops Connect class to improve relationships, life and learning skills and to positively impact the learning culture...

District holds first community forum on middle and high school renovation

Seven classrooms and the psychologist’s office were destroyed during a roof collapse at 1335 Lee St. SW on June 5. On June 23, the remaining structure of the affected area collapsed...

She shoots for attendance, achievement & attitude

This new principal was an athlete and coach before becoming an administrator...

Bond proposal addresses space needs, grade configuration

Cedar Springs’ $81 million bond would address space needs, fund new school for eighth and ninth graders
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