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A joyful noise for all

A new program is putting a musical instrument in the hands of every district fifth-grader...

Push A4, read “The Boy Next Door”

Godfrey Elementary is now home to a book vending machine, where students can earn coins for new books by exhibiting positive behavior...

IT, culinary arts launching as middle-college options

The Kent ISD middle-college program, Launch U, is offering two new programs, IT and culinary arts, as pathways to earn GRCC college credits...

Pink Arrow Ts bring community together again, artfully

A community art project, now on display at ArtPrize, has helped Lowell students start the school year on the right foot...

And the wheels on the library go round and round

The Rockford Book Bus is a new addition to learning resources in Rockford this summer, making four stops a day in a converted school bus to bring books to children and families...

Cracking the code

First Robotics coach Ryan Hoch will offer a summer Lego program, and has plans to add a robotics program to the middle school this fall...

Trades are a passion for this award winner

Senior Mia Ramos is one of 65 high-school students statewide to be named a recipient of the 2021 Breaking Traditions Awards from the Michigan Department of Education...

Like ballroom dancing without a partner

With COVID-19 safety restrictions in place, Kenowa Hills High School allowed the show to go on by filming a live performance of “Shakespeare’s Depictions of Love”...

CORE vocabulary and symbols help youngsters develop language skills

The method decreases frustration, improves communication for students who may have limited language and increases language development. And all students can benefit...

The marvelous library of North Godwin

New paint, new books and new furniture transforms North Godwin’s library into a ‘merry old place’ of discovery...

‘Raising kids who care’

Zinser Elementary students created and sold artwork to friends and family and raised $2,100 to put toward a water tank in the community of Mityana, Uganda...

Musicians, actors, artists celebrated in video presentation

The show has gone on in Byron Center schools, with music made, theater performed and art created despite the pandemic...

Storytime for seniors? They’re all ears

March is Reading month hits the high school...

Building a community of readers

Students find that reading can be fun when everybody has the same book. And also, when there are prizes...

In the mood for music? Student musicians present collage concert

‘Musical Moods,’ a recruiting tool for high school students, is a long-standing tradition, started 73 years ago. The performance debuts at 7 p.m. Friday, March 26 in a livestream format...

Taking ‘The Outsiders’ into the great outdoors

Kicking off a unit on contemporary classics, teacher Amy Marlow put together a character-based photoshoot to give kids a break from typical online work...
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