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Hannah Lentz

Hannah Lentz
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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.

No-increase bond proposal would create learning center, expand buildings

Facing growing numbers and aging facilities, Thornapple Kellogg school district is asking voters to approve a $42,840,000 bond proposal in November...

Follow the sensory road

At Duncan Lake ECC, as at other schools locally and nationally, teachers find the sensory paths help students focus more calmly in the classroom by hopping and slithering outside of it...

Instructional leader gets to the heart of learning

Thornapple Kellogg Curriculum Director Kim Chausow looks back on 30 years with the district...

Students take pledge to #erasemeanness

Jennifer Ward’s ninth and tenth grade english classes are taking a pledge to be kind...

When you empower students, ‘they will amaze you’

Caledonia High School’s new principal moved up from the assistant...

Most important thing we do is ‘have a belief in our own bright future’

On the road with family or in the stands with fellow Cubs fans, this new school chief is a Yooper who wants students to shine in their own best way...

‘More than just a gym class’

The new Links program brings together general education students and special education students for a collaborative hour of physical education...

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...
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