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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...

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...

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’...

A Grand Gesture

Students elected their beloved custodian as Homecoming grand marshal. In turn, he chose a student who made an effort to get to know him to ride at his side...

Educators connect students with workforce opportunities

Apprenticeships provide pathways to in-demand, high wage careers, a U.S. Department of Labor representative recently told high school students...

Rise Up!

‘There is so much value in teaching the non-curriculum stuff. When it comes down to it, we are hoping we can produce good citizens of the world’...

High school construction serves as learning lab

The expansion has teachers and students going outside to consider the work from paper to finished product...

Pride reaches far and wide, thanks to incentive program

High school students recently helped create BC P.R.I.D.E, honoring others for qualities that go beyond grades...

‘The Mary Poppins of the library’

Mom Laura Gearhart works her magic at Countryside Elementary, rapidly shelving books and completing countless tasks...

Cops, choppers and helpers: Up close with public safety careers

With an Aero Med helicopter as the main attraction, Byron Center students learned about first responders, their role in emergencies and careers in public safety...

Students collaborate on eye-catching entries to ArtPrize competition

As ArtPrize 10 gets under way on Wednesday, Sept. 19, the global competition will feature the artwork of students from three Kent ISD school districts: Byron Center, Grand Rapids Public Schools and Rockford...

‘Not only do you belong here, we need you here’

As Byron Township’s population increases, the district’s enrollment has burgeoned and is steadily growing to represent more cultures and racial backgrounds. Efforts to celebrate diversity, increase awareness is a district-wide initiative...
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