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The Class of 2020: learning to roll with it

From 9/11 to the coronavirus, the Class of 2020 saw and experienced tremendous change within their school careers and young lives...

A father’s love, a son’s devotion, a school success

Arec Winright used his memory of his father as motivation to do well in school and work hard toward graduation...
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Film students document pandemic

Byron Center High School juniors Morgan Westrate and Alayna Arms captured their emotions and what’s going on in the world around them through videos created in response to the coronavirus pandemic...

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...

Creating art anywhere

A new reality of art lessons during the pandemic is the resource savviness required to make it work, technologically and material-wise...

Guiding students to becoming informed citizens

This AP Government teacher helps students learn to become critical thinkers, and students say his passion is contagious...

A clean sweep: seven districts pass funding proposals

All seven school districts in Kent ISD that made funding requests to voters had them approved, despite the economic and health crises of the COVID-19 pandemic...

Educators, writers reach out through book, website

Team of educators invites students to tap into learning resources on their website...

Freewheeling creativity

A trio of students build a machine to test wheel bearings on electric cars...

Districts come to voters with funding proposals May 5

Seven school districts in Kent ISD have funding requests on next week’s Tuesday, May 5 election ballot, ranging from major bond issues and sinking funds to non-homestead operating millage renewals...

The Best of Jazz

Trumpeter Marcus Printup brought the jazzy notes of Duke Ellington to Byron Center High School recently, where he spent a full school day with the jazz band rehearsing classics...

A year of adventure cut short

For many exchange students, the COVID-19 pandemic has meant going home early, missing key high school moments...

A chain reaction of creativity

STEM class is all about handing students the tools for a project, giving them a challenge and letting them, like a marble, roll with it...

Learning from a distance: ‘Keep them happy and keep them learning’

In this moment of social distancing, it’s an alternative way to get at the school’s aim of helping all students learn, yet in drastically different and varied circumstances...

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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