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Janice Holst

Janice Holst
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Janice Holst has been both a teacher and a journalist. A former MLive reporter, she wrote features and covered local government and schools for Advance Newspapers for nearly two decades. She also was a recipe columnist and wrote features for Mature Life Style and occasional entertainment pieces for On The Town magazines. She lives in Sparta Township and is thrilled to spend some of her retirement hours writing the stories of the northern Kent County school districts. Read Janice's full bio or email Janice.

Making school from home work for everyone

Districts scrambled to aid families with connectivity and tech support from March to the end of the school year...

Pedals to the metal for learning’s sake

Motivation to finish the school year strong was boosted by giveaways of bicycles and other prizes...

Taking a musical trip, all the way to California

Musical theater student gets the nod to play at the 2021 Rose Bowl, selected to play with Bands of America Honors Band...

Parade of graduates

Seniors from Sparta High School were honored by the community on May 29 with their own graduation parade...

Food service director leads by loading students up with nutritious foods

With two decades of experience in the school kitchens, this food director continues to find ways to feed the community she loves...

Learning about home, at home

A piece of area history through the eyes of an eighth grader who, via an optional enrichment class exercise, produced a photo essay on her family’s home...

Athletes Stay in Shape During Time Off School

An at-home athletic training program helps keep all students on the go during the school shutdown...

Food, farming, science come together in mobile lessons

FARM lab is the brainchild of a group of farmers working with 26 Michigan county farm bureaus, spearheaded by local dairy farmer Renee McCauley...

So far, so good for districts implementing distance learning

Under Gov. Whitmer’s April 2 executive order closing schools, districts were required to develop Continuity of Learning Plans making instruction available to all students...

Student writers, we want to hear from you

Budding journalists, poets and writers of all genres, now is the time for sharing your work on our many School News Network platforms...

Big history, big story, big opportunity

The event is hoped to document and share student experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic...
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Seniors of 2020: ‘We wouldn’t change it for the world’

Sparta High School students have a long history of doing interesting and innovative work with all kinds of technology. But their most recent work, titled simply 'Sparta High School Class 2020 Senior Video,' is already touching hearts all over the community...

Chalk up this neighborhood to hope

Neighborhood with teachers and students from one district cheer each other up during school closures from the Covid 19 pandemic with a chalk walk...

Students and teachers turn to technology to fill educational time

Online platforms already in place enabled this middle school to offer continuing educational opportunities during this unprecedented time off school...

Taking alternate roads to success

A unique classroom option gives struggling students a new way to prepare for high school...

Helping struggling families high priority for school district

The school has opened regular private space for an outreach coordinator from Mel Trotter Ministries to help area students cope with homelessness...
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Making school from home work for everyone

Districts scrambled to aid families with connectivity and tech support from March to the end of the school year...

Pedals to the metal for learning’s sake

Motivation to finish the school year strong was boosted by giveaways of bicycles and other prizes...

Taking a musical trip, all the way to California

Musical theater student gets the nod to play at the 2021 Rose Bowl, selected to play with Bands of America Honors Band...
Sponsorship