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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.

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...
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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...

School 2.0: tips from the pros

As K-12 districts roll out their Continuity of Learning Plans this week, and students across Kent ISD and beyond make the transition to online learning as a primary means for most, those who have been doing it for a while have some advice...

Trail cleanup, chicken hatching & the importance of keeping routines

Counselor RJ Boudro connects with students via social media while relishing time at home with his wife and children...

‘One person can change so much for so many’

'I think people need to recognize there’s something greater than themselves at stake'...

For seniors, a memorable finale cut short

Area high school seniors talk about their worries, and offer valuable perspective to their peers and others on the statewide school closure...

Districts face hard choices in timing of ballot requests

District leaders have had to weigh whether to go ahead as scheduled, or postpone them because of the coronavirus health crisis...
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‘Coronacation’ for the win

Students and staff are trying to make the most of the extended school closure via posts and videos of hilarity, hope and solidarity...

Life lessons

One teacher is sharing his thoughts online, in real time...
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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...
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