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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.

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...

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...

‘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...

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...

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...

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...

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 bond

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

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...

Life lessons link student to success

The TrueSuccess program focuses on encouraging strong character values to improve behavior and literacy skills...

Students get tastes of Michigan & healthy helping of history

Third-grade students at Lee Elementary celebrated Michigan’s 182nd birthday by taste-testing Michigan products as part of their history lesson...

Reading never takes a day off

Grandville staff didn’t stop learning just because of an unprecedented number of snow days in the district. As part of a district-wide hashtag #BulldogsRead, faculty and staff posted selfies and book covers...
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