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Linda Odette is a freelance writer and editor with more than 30 years of experience in journalism. She’s worked primarily as an editor in feature departments at newspapers in West Michigan, including the Grand Rapids Press, the Muskegon Chronicle and the Holland Sentinel. She lives in East Grand Rapids near the Eastown edge, has a teenage son and a daughter in college. Read Linda's full bio

Museum School takes next step of innovation — into high school

An Aug. 15 ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the official opening of the school, created from the former Grand Rapids Public Museum at 54 Jefferson Ave. SE...

Outdoor ‘classroom’ experience equips area teachers with hands-on projects

What once was a golf course became a classroom for area teachers the first week of August. The instructors were taking part in Groundswell’s Summer Institute at Blandford Nature Center, which is restoring the former Highlands golf course...

Students, business sponsors, honor veterans with series of ceremonies and activities

The event honored veterans across West Michigan and helped students see them and their service as more than a sound bite...

Release the salmon!

The Salmon in the Classroom program teaches students about the life history of fish, natural resources conservation and the importance of the Great Lakes and fishing to Michigan culture...

Looking for career ideas? You’ve come to the right place

Students from several West Michigan school districts attended the event, where representatives from area health, construction, manufacturing and information technology businesses featured career choices...

Zoo visit by students for students

Some 125 Stoney Creek Elementary kindergartners toured John Ball Zoo and were led by zoo school students
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Students’ fairy tale figures live wax-ily ever after

More than 100 Knapp Forest Elementary second-graders became “frozen” wax characters who occupied displays in the school’s classrooms and hallways to recite stories they had written

Odyssey into a land of duct-taped students and super glue

Students spend weeks or months preparing for the Michigan State Odyssey of the Mind finals held mid-March at Thornapple Kellogg Schools. They use imagination and brain power to create performance skits that fit various themes

Blended online, in-class MySchool@Kent program expanded to middle school

The MySchool@Kent program, previously just for high school students, gets a test run at the middle school level

Wyoming, EGR and TK superintendents announce retirements

Tom Reeder, superintendent of Wyoming Public Schools, and Sara Shubel, superintendent of East Grand Rapids Public Schools, announced their retirements last week, after Tom Enslen of Thornapple Kellogg announced his last month

Students take action, lend voices to honor Florida school victims and plead for violence...

The number 17 served as a marker not only for moments of silence in honor of those killed, but for students’ thoughts on how to make schools safer and kinder
Braylon Taylor watches her big sister Lane, who attends Center Park Learning Center in Grandville, write down conclusions to her lab experiment

Who Swiped the iPad? Let’s Use Science to Find Out

Finding out who left peanut butter residue on an iPad: This is science? Yes it is, STEM-style, at an educational event for middle schoolers

Thinking by Design, Solving Problems and Having Fun

Want to know how to prevent accidents in the winter on major highways? Getting refugees without transportation to the Refugee Education Center in Kentwood? How to water your garden from rain water in a more efficient way than you...

Marching in King’s Footsteps for Justice and Kindness

On the day that people across America honored the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., students at area schools did their part to carry on his ideals. Here are just two examples of students putting his teachings to work. North...
Linda Odette

Linda Odette

(SNN) tells special stories about teachers, students and administrators, shows new ways of doing things, and provides a source that informs parents and the community what’s going on in the schools. Lots of my inspiration has come from dedicated students and teachers.

Students Salute Veterans with Song and Word

November is the month to be grateful for veterans and for what we have. Murray Lake Elementary fifth-graders celebrated both with a “We Are Thankful for Our Veterans” musical. They sang patriotic songs from “You’re a Grand Old Flag” to...
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Museum School takes next step of innovation — into high school

An Aug. 15 ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the official opening of the school, created from the former Grand Rapids Public Museum at 54 Jefferson Ave. SE...

Outdoor ‘classroom’ experience equips area teachers with hands-on projects

What once was a golf course became a classroom for area teachers the first week of August. The instructors were taking part in Groundswell’s Summer Institute at Blandford Nature Center, which is restoring the former Highlands golf course...

Students, business sponsors, honor veterans with series of ceremonies and activities

The event honored veterans across West Michigan and helped students see them and their service as more than a sound bite...
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