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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.

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...

Lee Elementary makerspace shines brightly for EGR visitors

The makerspace room at Lee Elementary was the star of the show when visitors from East Grand Rapids Schools came to see how they might incorporate the model in their district...

Take a break, read a book, head over to the sensory nook

The new calming area at South Elementary was funded through a $500 donation from Ridge Point Community Church in Holland...

Local students recognized nationally for innovative artworks

Three students from Kent ISD high schools were awarded Gold Medals for their art entries in the national Scholastic Art & Writing Awards...

On the air and giving up recess

Students at Caledonia Elementary are getting a better feel for the news industry producing their own shows, thanks to a grant from the Caledonia Schools Education Foundation...

Students turn out to protect the Earth: ‘This is an issue for humanity’

Students from Grandville High School organize the Grand Rapids Youth Climate Strike, which reached as far as Muskegon and Kalamazoo...

A new school world awaits students next year, thanks to workers and $55 million...

A new phase of construction begins throughout Kenowa Hills schools, funded by voter approval of a $55 million bond in 2016...

Their writing is tops with readers, judges

A pair of students from two West Michigan public schools took high honors in the seventh annual Write Michigan short story contest, hosted by Kent District Library and Schuler Books & Music...

A great read gets better with student presentations

As 'experts' on 'The Great Gatsby,' English students share their literary takes on a classic tale, hopefully enriching the read for all...
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