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A 2017 graduate of Grand Valley State University and a lifelong teacher’s kid, Hannah Lentz has worked as a journalist in and outside the Grand Rapids area for more than five years. After serving as editor-in-chief at the GVSU student newspaper, Hannah interned at the Leelanau Enterprise where she learned a lot about community journalism. In addition to her work for School News Network, Hannah has worked as a freelance blogger in the furniture industry, focusing on design trends, and as a social media manager for World Medical Relief in Detroit. Read Hannah's full bio.

Walking through the ‘door of opportunity’

Wyoming high school students Mounahinde (Terry) Almame and Rohim Mohammed visited Lisa Monroe and Jodi VanDam’s fifth-grade class to talk about their experiences as refugees...

Students work toward a more sustainable tomorrow

The high school ‘Green Team’ has stepped up its earth-friendly efforts, led by a teacher who built a new recycling center in the cafeteria...

‘Bring your best every day’

Katie Bredeweg, a second-grade teacher at Stoney Creek Elementary, talks about her experiences in the classroom and the lasting impact that a teacher can have...

In mixed millage results, approvals for five districts but setback for one

While five local school districts won tax request approvals from voters, a defeat in Caledonia will cost the district more than $150,000 in revenue...

A Gift from Graduates

The Alumni Association’s 13 board members include graduates from the 1950s to 1980s, and, this year will award its first $500 student scholarship, thanks to an endowment that has grown to more than $17,000...

Building a groundswell of support for fresh water

They started the year as penpals. Now they have met and are working together to explore local water systems...

Rocking out with the cops, ’70s style

Kenowa Hills orchestra students team up with the Grand Rapids Police Department band to rock out at Rosa Parks Circle...

Teacher pleaser, shoe tier, lifelong learner

Tiffany Jackson is the new Stoney Creek Elementary School principal. SNN gets to know her in this edition of Meet the Principal...

Kenowa Hills requests override to restore millage on Nov. 6 ballot

Kenowa Hills Public Schools will make an appearance on the Nov. 6 ballot for an operating millage proposal on non-homestead properties...

Caledonia requests override to restore millage

The Caledonia Board of Education approved bringing a two-year operating millage proposal to the voters on the November ballot...

Double Duty

Retired Barry County officers have joined forces as a presence in the district, with student safety their number one priority...

Right place, right time for new district chief

The greatest lesson that Dedrick Martin will apply to his new position as Caledonia superintendent came from students during his teaching days, he said...

‘Education is in my blood’

Besides decades of working in area public schools, David Washburn grew up in a family of educators, including his father, former Forest Hills Superintendent Michael Washburn...

Keeping a close watch on doors, listening closely to students

New security improvements were part of the district’s $55 million bond passed in 2016, and weekly student meetings are part of the high school routine...

All hands on deck, for credit and the community

75 Grandville Middle School students in Bruce Marvel’s eighth-grade STEM class are putting their technical skills to use on storage sheds and model cars...

What’s for lunch today? Check your phone

Website and app provide nutritional information on school lunches...
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