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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 or email Hannah.

Bond proposals would fund new schools, pool, safety and technology upgrades

New bond proposals totaling $123.4 million will focus on accommodating the community’s growth and providing more student resources...

Motivating others is passion of new athletic director

New athletic director's background spans sports, teaching...

New principal says students teach him to ‘smile and be joyful’

Meet one of the newest additions to the Thornapple Kellogg team, new Page Elementary principal Gregg Bruno...

State grant will bolster student safety

As part of the Michigan State Police Competitive School Safety Program, Thornapple Kellogg Schools received a $135,045 grant to improve security measures at all buildings in the district...

‘Feels like I just got here yesterday’

Kelly LaCroix has worked in the same classroom at Kettle Lake Elementary for two decades, and her enthusiasm continues to grow every day...

‘A drive to prove myself’

Brittle bone disease has not stopped Thornapple Kellogg senior Kaleb Sydloski from taking part in band, swimming and tennis while in high school...

From the playground to the library

After raising nearly $300,000 to renovate and rebuild the playground over four years, the Kettle Lake Elementary PTO is moving on to fund new classroom libraries offering more books covering many genres and characters...

From butternut squash to candy cane beets, students dig into Michigan-fresh foods

Thornapple Kellogg Schools are now in their second year of the state-funded 10-Cent Grant program. The grant, as well as the middle school garden club, are giving students an opportunity to sample fresh foods from around the state...

Diagnosis, robotics shape her confidence, drive & compassion

Senior Ellie Clark keeps herself busy helping run her organization, Ellie’s Elephants, which has raised more than $350,000 for diabetes research since 2004. She was diagnosed with the condition when she was 4...

Seating for safety and success

To reduce the tipping over of chairs in his classroom, Henry Stallings received funding from the Grandville Education Foundation for alternative seating, including red exercise balls and bases...

Blessed and grateful: challenges faced with positive attitude

Senior Cayleigh Constance has overcome challenges from family illness to mental health. After a four-month hiatus, she’s on track to graduate this year...

‘Only so much time, and so much to see’

This year’s event featured 116 employers showcasing more than 150 careers. Among the more than 10,000 students at DeVos Center, 300 were from the Kenowa Hills district, the most of any in Kent County...

25 years and counting

David Smith was recognized by the Michigan Association of School Boards with the President’s Award of Recognition for 25 years of service on the Thornapple Kellogg Board of Education...

Compass class points students in the right direction

In response to the need to change curriculum, Caledonia decided to shut down its separate alternative education building and move students back to the high school where they would have a class once a day...

Student Services Team created to focus on mental health

The team will focus on additional staffing, community education, professional development and initiatives to maintain positive images of the importance of mental health...

‘That is why I am proud of America’

Eighth-grader Dylan LeClaire’s essay will be entered in the national competition after winning local, district and state competitions...
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