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Morgan Jarema

Morgan Jarema
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Morgan Jarema is a Grand Rapids native and a product of Grand Rapids Public Schools, including Brookside and West Leonard elementaries, City Middle/High School and Ottawa Hills. She found her tribe in journalism in 1997 and has never wanted to do anything but write. For 15 years she was a freelance journalist for The Grand Rapids Press, covering local schools and government, religion, business, home & garden and lifestyles. She and her husband, John, think even those without kiddos should be invested in their local schools and made to feel a part of them. Read Morgan's full bio or email Morgan.

The year of learning differently

SNN asked a sampling of students from across the county how it’s going for them so far in a school year of multiple instruction models...

Avid reader, Petoskey-stone hunter, lover of great outdoors

Melanie Hoeksema is the new Ada Elementary principal. SNN gets to know her in this edition of Meet Your Principal...

Wedding singer, home renovator, intentional leader

Kristen Pennington is the new Knapp Forest Elementary principal. SNN gets to know her in this edition of Meet Your Principal...

Making the best of it

Students, parents, teachers and others share their feelings about the start of this unprecedented school year...

Here come the students; schools try to be ‘prepared for everything’

Area school districts have to be able to switch instruction plans if the pandemic fires up again, and be prepared for the possibility of a COVID-19 outbreak in one of their schools...

Ready or not, school year begins as leaders adopt plans to teach, protect students

With most of Kent County’s public school districts opening next week, superintendents talk about their plans to educate students while trying to keep them safe from an unpredictable virus...

Community input key to district’s reopening plan

After initially releasing a fully in-person return-to-school plan, the district revised it twice as national, state and local health guidelines changed...

Virtual career exploration a hit with students

The district helped shape the online program, which is now being used to varying degrees by a handful of area schools...

‘Middle school’s gonna love you’

The annual rite of passage for fifth graders was modified because of safety measures to help curb the spread of the coronavirus...

‘We have a newspaper? I want to join’

When teachers were tasked to come up with and lead two-week courses in January on topics of interest to them, Melissa Moens created the Crossroads Chronicle...

‘Please just stay home’

An eighth grader whose parents are both essential workers has a message about the state’s executive order...

Above the fold: student journalists make headlines with big wins

Three area school news sites take top honors at annual state interscholastic journalism awards, held online this year...

Counselors reach out to anxious students, stressed parents

From anxious students to stressed parents, school mental-health workers are addressing the social and emotional problems exacerbated by the coronavirus shutdown...

In the words of 2020 graduates

Lowell High School English teacher Heidi Kolp gives her class the chance to take a crack at crafting a commencement address...

Flipping the script on community support

Project NEXT sophomores are strategizing how to promote pickup/delivery food orders at area restaurants that have supported their schools...

SEALs: all in, in all buildings

Nearly 50 Northview High School students this year have spent time weekly in classrooms throughout the district...
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