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Kid-friendly goods, services wrap up economics unit

The Brown Elementary School gymnasium was lined with second-grade vendors peddling their wares during a recent Marketplace Day...
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Students win prizes for short videos about compassion

Two local students made moving videos about caring and compassion, and were amply rewarded for their artistry...

‘If a child really needs someone, I am that person’

With the goal of providing an extra layer of support to meet the needs of students and staff in a proactive way, Byron Center Public Schools has added behavior interventionists...

A positive presence in the halls

At Byron Center High School, Ben Hawkins, informally called 'hall monitor,' is filling the behavior interventionist role, which takes a bit of a different shape than at the elementary school...

Bond requests pass in Rockford, Lowell; maintenance levy fails in Sparta

Six districts passed requests, ranging from non-homestead millages to major bond proposals for new and revamped buildings...

She focuses on words and beyond, helping ELL students be successful

As an EL teacher and club adviser, Christy Tripp-Arkema advocates for students, serving as a bridge and a voice. She’s a high-energy, passionate instructor who learns along with her students and makes sure they have what they need to be successful...

Byron Center voters to consider Headlee Rollback

Voters on May 7 will consider a Headlee Override Millage proposal to bring the district’s operating millage back up to 18 mills and recapture revenue...

Middle schoolers design mini spaces with artistic style and flair

Students emulated artists’ styles and design principles, just one project teacher Janine Campbell challenges them with so they can create art with a client or career field in mind...

‘He’s ready for the world’

Byron Center High School senior Nik Ursiny will graduate May 23 after learning to manage and overcome physical and mental conditions -- taking hold of his own story and advocating for himself...

Teacher blends love for dogs, learning to publish children’s book

Teacher turned author uses her book to help students imagine themselves as writers and learn to love reading...

News hounds on the prowl for Bulldog Growl

Fifth- and sixth-grade reporters are interviewing students and teachers on various topics to publish their monthly newsletter...

Eco-savvy students win $10,000

West Middle School students’ project to reduce plastic in the cafeteria by making edible utensils won a $10,000 first prize in the air & climate category of the Scholastic Lexus Eco Challenge...

Students pitch design ideas for school renovation

STEM students wore their design hats to envision and renovate the Nickels Intermediate School entrance and parking lot area...

Call for film fest entries

With its origins in Byron Center, the festival attracts hundreds of video submissions each year. Deadline this year is Feb. 8. Previously for high school students, a classroom category has been added for K-8...

Have your fork and eat it too!

As part of a competition, students help others learn to conserve by reducing plastic waste in the lunchroom...

‘She’s one of us’

Her mother said she sees her daughter retaining information and communicating more and more. She wants to do things herself. ‘She wants to be little Miss Independent’...
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