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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

Providing ‘safe spaces’ for students of every kind to learn

Collins Elementary Principal Mitchell Balingit has been named the district’s first director of student success and equity...

Anger as an iceberg? Camp explores ways to wellness

Wellness Camp is the first program to use data from the “LoWellness Health Survey” released in 2016. The survey and the pilot camp were funded by a grant from the Lowell Area Community Fund...

Homemade toys sale benefits endangered animals

As an added, cross-curricular twist, each toy was given a materials budget of 10 virtual dollars, and art supplies and equipment could be purchased or rented...

Pollinator prairie a districtwide effort

The aim of the project is to boost habitat for birds and wildlife, keep invasive species from spreading and improve soil health...

First-class virtual travelers explore holidays around the world

Cultural traditions and vocabulary, plus simulated airplane travel was all part of learning about other countries...

Superintendent announces resignation, citing health issues

Northview Superintendent M. Scott Korpak will step down at the end of the school year.

From the Great Plains to Eastern Woodlands, students delve into Native American culture

The fifth grade social studies curriculum includes five weeks of study of Native American history and culture. SNN recently spent time in two classrooms as students worked...
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To Squirrel Hill, with love

A piece at the holiday concert will honor the members of the Jewish community of Squirrel Hill who were killed in a shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh...

Students work out by whacking away with drumsticks

This is the first year of the cardio drumming unit at West Oakview Elementary, made possible through a grant from the Northview Education Foundation...

15 minutes, once a week can make a big difference

Last school year ended with more than 220 students in grades 5-12 assigned a mentor. Interested parents fill out a permission slip, and the district takes it from there...

Reading is elementary for these word detectives

For the first full school year, students across the district are using the Units of Study for Teaching Reading, a curriculum developed by author and educator Lucy Calkins...

More to film than meets the eye

The International Baccalaureate filmmaking class also includes contextual, cultural and historical analysis...

Holiday parade cheer, assembled by Unity High

The gesture of holiday workshop-ery marks the first year the alternative school has been sending a student representative to monthly meetings of the Chamber of Commerce...

No place like home, but where’s your ideal?

Lakeside Elementary second-graders know where they’d most like to live. They not only can picture it in their minds, they wrote about it and made paper dioramas too...

Students share research with college undergrads, faculty and scientists

The trio of seniors in science teacher Heather DeJonge’s biology research class were at the Van Andel Research Institute recently along with nearly 200 undergraduate presenters, plus scientists, university faculty, graduate program recruiters and researchers...

Kindergartners use notebooks to share reading with their families

Kindergarten teacher Robin Murphy says students she has had in past years prepare their younger siblings for her class by reading their shared notebooks at home...
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Providing ‘safe spaces’ for students of every kind to learn

Collins Elementary Principal Mitchell Balingit has been named the district’s first director of student success and equity...

Anger as an iceberg? Camp explores ways to wellness

Wellness Camp is the first program to use data from the “LoWellness Health Survey” released in 2016. The survey and the pilot camp were funded by a grant from the Lowell Area Community Fund...

Homemade toys sale benefits endangered animals

As an added, cross-curricular twist, each toy was given a materials budget of 10 virtual dollars, and art supplies and equipment could be purchased or rented...
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