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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.

Reporting school news in high-def, thanks to grant

Students in Mike Wilson’s TV production program produce a daily newscast for the school community using high-definition software funded by the Caledonia Education Foundation...

‘Who dunnit?’ Forensic students, in the classroom, with the pencil…

Comstock Park High School forensics students simulated and investigated murder scenes to test their skills learned in class...

‘Nobody can take our education away’

After completing her student teaching at Thornapple Kellogg, Erin Kraker is back, bringing her own style to the classroom...

Magical symphony tour: ‘Maybe one day I’ll be onstage like that’

Sixth-grade students in Laura Alexander’s and Sara Peterman’s classes had the opportunity to explore DeVos Performance Hall as part of the Grand Rapid Symphony’s annual “Nooks and Crannies” Tour...

Creating their own Christmas story

Fifth grade students at Pine Island Elementary put their acting skills to work for Christmas play...

Innocent until proven guilty

Students in Valerie Conley’s sixth grade class practice elements of the judicial system through annual mock trial experience...

Annual tradition fights discrimination with kindness

Buttons sold during the week will be used to fund the group’s next outreach event, a district-wide Martin Luther King Day poetry contest...
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Frosty the Snowman, in concert

Students from Kettle Lake Elementary in Caledonia sing "Frosty the Snowman" in English and Spanish, from their recent holiday concert...

On the move with rolling robots

Mary VanderMeer’s third-grade class learns about coding through grant-funded robots...

Learning on the job provides students pathways to the future

Students enrolled at Kenowa Hills Pathways High School have the opportunity to take on internships in the Grand Rapids community before graduation for the first year...

A family tradition: school, community, teaching

After making their way through the Thornapple Kellogg school system, Josh, Samuel and Rebecka Thaler are back teaching in their home district...

All hands on deck!

In teacher Tony Molnar’s elementary STEM classes, students create and race homemade pirate ships following science standards...

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...
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