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Morgan Jarema

Morgan Jarema
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Morgan Jarema is a reporter and copy editor, covering East Grand Rapids, Forest Hills and Northview. She 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

History: these fifth graders are really digging it

For the second year, teacher Linda Sawade recreated a site at the earliest known Colonial settlement...

My culture, told through pictures

Program participants are invited to send 'visual letters' to children their own ages in China...

Learning to get MAD about winter survival

The visit made by all district third graders is aligned with the science curriculum...

Students become sign-language teachers to senior learners

Their teacher says having students be the ones people ask for help aids in confidence, self image and job opportunities...

An elevator, an octopus & lots of swimming pools

Students created computer models and 3D scale models of their dream homes...

Eighth grade bridges falling down

It’s a STEM project that’s designed to fail, the teacher explained...

‘Hamilton’ cast member and EGR alum: ‘Be spectacularly you’

Mikey Winslow also sat on the exclusive senior bench, something he said he didn’t even do while a student. You gonna tell him to move?

New program aims to get students to graduation, expand career pathways

Last year the program had 70 students. This year, after restructuring, the program has 135 and counting...

What’s in a name? Third graders learn at museum

All district third graders spend two days at the museum to wrap up the Michigan unit of the social studies curriculum...

Building career skills, block by block

Sessions with Ability Employment Services aim to help students hone interview skills, get jobs and thrive in them...

New coordinator will be face of career-work experience effort

Her role includes creating job opportunities, serving as a liaison with businesses and helping students hone skills employers want them to master...

To Australia with love

Area students are spearheading fundraisers to support those affected by bushfires in Australia that have been burning for months...

‘Life in the Middle’ is on the air in 3… 2…

Equipment for the podcast was purchased out of the school’s budget, and a grant from the Forest Hills Public Schools Foundation helped expand the effort...

La práctica hace mejor!

English-Spanish conversations with overseas peers are connecting a teacher and her students with her sabbatical classroom...
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