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Spinning off the stress

Every now and then, two teachers bring out the wheel so students can spin for prizes — creating joy and levity...

More than just a good buy

This history teacher is known for getting her students thinking as they learn. And she doesn’t gloss over issues that impacted America and its growth, even if controversial...

A safe landing for Santa’s helpers

Materials for the project came from a Discovering STEM kit, donated by Grand Valley State University. The recently discontinued program was run by the GVSU’s Regional Math and Science Center...

Profesor de Rockstar: Randall Domeier

Songs, festivities and decorations make for a lively and bright classroom, but Spanish teacher Randall Domier’s energy is what inspires and impacts his students and colleagues...

Mini-golf construction project is a stroke of STEM brilliance

It was teacher Jessica Johnson’s second year leading sixth-graders in the project to teach them about lines, angles and using their imaginations...

School Supply Santa plans to gift staff to show support, thanks

Denise Kooiker realizes school staff members are tired and weary. so she’s started an initiative to support their mental health...

‘A vivid reminder’ of the need to be prepared

School officer had student, gun in custody within moments following another student reporting it...

School develops system to address socio-emotional challenges

Thanks to a proactive system for addressing behavior, students are learning strategies to approach challenges and stressors...

Pre-teach, teach, reteach

Students learn through a “pre-teach and reteach model,” sometimes receiving instruction three different times as additional support...

All dressed up with somewhere to go

Students in the Student Life and Leadership class provided girls with lots of Homecoming Dance dress options -- for free -- by collecting donated dresses from around the community...

Who says you can’t go home? Not this new AP

Meet Your Administrators: Stephanie Hare and Gina Middaugh...

Parents show gratitude to beloved bus driver

Parents appreciate bus driver Donna Tipton so much that they presented her with a $1,000 check...

District breaks ground on new fifth- and sixth-grade building

Come fall of 2023, about 700 fifth- and sixth graders will have a new Nickels Intermediate School building...

Raising fish and growing foliage

Connecting students with the wild world around them is a priority at Countryside Elementary, where students have spent the school year learning both inside a classroom that is home to fish habitats and plant ecosystems and outside where wetlands teem with scaly and furry friends...

New middle school principal is a familiar face

Abby Kanitz will transition into the role of West Middle School principal for 2021-2022...

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...
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