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Nick Minnema – special and driven, for all the right reasons

The Forest Hills Transition Center student and athlete competed this month at the Special Olympics World Games half a world away – in the United Arab Emirates’ capital city of Abu Dhabi, as well as the UAE’s largest city, Dubai...

For the love of STEM

GRCC faculty and students led middle schoolers during 'Fall In Love with STEM,' an event featuring exploration stations on a recent Saturday...

A limp can’t slow this high-achieving fighter who helps others

Lauren Hudson, the most recent student recipient of the YWCA West Central Michigan’s Tribute Award, overcame the painful effects of a rare hip disease to do great work in school and for others...

Students from two schools tell stories, paint pumpkins and more at Harvest Festival

Shortly before Halloween, Aberdeen Elementary School hosted a Harvest festival for students from Lincoln Developmental Center. Students from both schools met each other and introduced themselves with their autobiographies...

All eyes on art: students make short films out of ArtPrize experience

Mosaic Film Experience’s Mosaic Mobile teamed with ArtPrizeto give West Michigan students with a platform to tell their unique stories...

New shoes for a new school year — for free

In the Image’s annual “Shoes Help Our Elementary Students” program put shoes on the feet of 1,700 students from more than 39 elementary schools...

Park Party Photo Gallery

SNN was at Lamar Park on June 21 along with an estimated 8,400 kids and their parents for the kickoff of partner Maranda’s annual Park Party series. More Maranda Park Parties are still to come this summer, including a popular one in Kentwood this Thursday from noon-2!
Murphy Hossink, sixth grade, Highlands Middle; Camp volunteer Naideli Loyo, senior, Wyoming High; and James Dubin, eighth grade, North Rockford Middle, learn how to listen to the heart

Students explore, learn, create at summer camps

A pair of four-day “camps” at Kent Career Tech Center are giving students the chance to explore what it’s like to work in culinary arts, automotive repair, engineering, construction and more...

Students paddle into learning with ‘floating classroom’ on the Grand River

Students from Highlands Middle School, Northview High School East Campus and fifth-graders in the Adventure Leadership Program converged on Riverside Park last month to learn about canoeing safety, the river and environmental issues.

Students reflect on play where a young Gerald Ford and black teammate tackle a...

Related Black History Month stories Underground railroad module turns fourth-graders into historians Technology turns biography reports into multimedia efforts The documentary, "Black and Blue: The Story of Gerald Ford, Willis Ward, and the 1934 Michigan-Georgia Tech Football Game," debuted in 2011. In...

Students, Community Team Up to Protect Nash Creek

Students from throughout the area and Sparta community members recently worked together to protect Nash Creek from erosion and pollution, culminating a long-term project to keep the creek flowing clean and shore up its banks. Students in the Sparta community...

Planting Their Little Patch of Green

The grounds around Mulick Park Elementary School have serious erosion issues, to the point of their storm drains being clogged with sediment. That problem sent students into action shortly before school let out, planting Michigan native plants to slow...

Music Inspired by Favorite Children’s Books a Big Hit

Students from all three Northview elementary schools got to hear stories in song form thanks to Emily Arrow, a singer/songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee who creates songs from well-loved children's books. The nationally known artist performed three daytime concerts aimed at...

Science Boring? Not Around Here!

Editor's note: STEMosphere, an interactive expo featuring hands-on and "brains-on" science activities, brought students and adults alike to Grand Rapids Public Museum on Nov. 12. Put on by Share Fair Michigan, it was held in conjunction with a daylong...
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