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East GR’s Jack Lado takes the title at Spelling Bee with “bollo”

For nearly 15 minutes, totaling 18 rounds, Jack Lado and Aashray Mandala matched each other, word for word, until Aashray slipped and Jack won the 41st annual Greater Grand Rapids Spelling Bee

Demolishing Their Way to Being Better Neighbors

Before demolition of the former City High/Middle School began recently, Grand Rapids Public Schools officials symbolically smashed up the building at 111 College Ave. NE. Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal happily took a sledgehammer to a 4-foot-by-4-foot model replica of the...

Growing Ideas into Reality at Home & Garden Show

A seed of an idea for the Spring Home & Garden Show is planted every fall in the greenhouse of the Agriscience Program at Kent Career Tech Center. The idea blooms spectacularly every year at the DeVos Place annual...

Area Special Education Teams Shoot and Score!

Kenowa Hills High School recently hosted for the second year a regional Special Olympics basketball tournament. Schools from Byron Center, Sparta, Forest Hills, Thornapple Kellogg, Hudsonville and Holland sent teams. Kenowa Hills students filled the stands during the game, held...

Raising the Roof – Literally

The air is cold. The sun is just coming over the horizon. The metal scaffolding around the house has a light frost dusting and burns to the touch of the ungloved hand. And about 20 Kent Career Tech Center...

A Night Full of Food, Fun and Learning

Susan Reed came to Alpine Elementary for a night of fun activities with her children. She came home with two hats and two sweaters for them, compliments of a free clothing bank. “You can never have too many hats and...

Playing for Page-Turners

Books were the prizes at a fun night for Comstock Park Public Schools elementary students to connect with their parents. Students munched pizza and won stories of all kinds at the recent Book Bingo event, held to promote literacy. Photos...
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