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Byron Center to Open Stand-Alone Early Childhood Center

A renovated Byron Center facility will soon bustle with the activity of the district’s youngest learners. Byron Center’s first stand-alone Early Childhood Center opened to day care programs May 28, and to all preschool programs for the 2013-2014 school year. “It’s...

Byron Center Graduate Won’t Let A Stroke Slow Him Down

Byron Center High School Class of 2013 senior Chris Schmitt wrote a quote for the senior yearbook. “You can’t alter the past, but you can change the future.” Chris’ journey to graduation day has been remarkable, say his parents...

Byron Center students get the ‘“jitters” out at 8th grade orientation

Byron Center West Middle School eighth-graders Kiersten Woudstra and Janelle Baar had some advice for incoming seventh graders while helping them check in at orientation day.  “I think they will do good, but maybe have some trouble with the lockers,”...

ArtPrize Artist Helps Students Get Messy, Creative

Markers, crayons and paint covered by more markers, crayons and paint created a whimsical, fun, sometimes messy art project for Nickels Elementary School students. “We are creating layers,” said artist Jennifer Mercede, a professional artist commissioned to create a large-scale...

OK, We’ve Heard About the Big ArtPrize Winners. Now Let’s Meet Two of the...

Rhianna Peterson of Rockford and Emma McCloud of Byron Center were winners in ArtStart, a new online competition for artists younger than 18. They were among 10 area students from first through 11th grade honored for their works, which...

Byron Center Considering Next Steps to Address Growth

As work crews finish the last projects funded through the $23 million bond issue approved by voters in 2011, administrators are already looking forward to future district needs. Steady enrollment growth will lead to the need for even more space,...

iPads Proving Their Value at Schools

As Brown Elementary School kindergartner Christian Moomey got ready to record himself reading a story on an iPad, Principal Barb Johnson watched.  “It takes a little bit to load,” he told her. “Oh, here we go! Record,” he said,...

Broadway Bound

Tips from a Tony Award-nominated Broadway producer and a choreographer helped set the stage for Macy Krupiczewicz to pull deep from within herself in singing, “Good Morning, Baltimore” from the musical “Hairspray.” Rich Affannato, co-producer and director of the musical...

To Power Computers, Students Just Pedal

Electricity costs Byron Center Public Schools 11 cents per watt, Zoey Christensen explained as Jordan Whitmore pedaled away on an energy-producing box. If Jordan pedaled for an hour on the box, she said, it would create enough energy to...

Students Find Out What It Was Like For Lewis And Clark

Byron Center West Middle School student Saige Dykhouse helped hoist a canoe off the ground and move it to a new location, ready to forage for food with her classmates. She and her eighth-grade group were taking a trek...
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