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Fifth-grade author on the ‘write’ track

Dutton Elementary fifth-grade student Zack Zupin is the winner of the Readers’ Choice Award in the Youth category of Write Michigan Contest, hosted by the Kent District Library...

Polar Plunge, modified for a chilly ride

Emmons Lake Elementary celebrated reaching their fundraising goal in honor of fourth-grader and Special Olympics athlete Mackean Campbell...

Valentines for the front lines

Kindness Project delivery ‘helps us remember that we can do this,’ said one nurse...

Demonstrating kindness: it’s a core value

It’s a key pillar for these elementary students...

Lessons from a pandemic: ‘agile learners’ need ‘agile adults’

Reflecting on the end of fall semester and 2020, Superintendent Dedrick Martin sat down with School News Network to discuss how Caledonia adapted to school closures, virtual learning and social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic...

Tech-savvy sixth-graders take first place in IT competition

Computer programming, dancing & chicken nuggets fueled the winning team...

Longtime agriscience teacher earns honorary FFA degree

After 24 years of teaching, John Schut believes incorporating fun and service into education is more engaging for students than taking notes in a classroom...

Senior Scouts return to grade school, sprinkling kindness

Four former Dutton Elementary students are using their platform as Girl Scouts to inspire kindness in younger generations of Wildcats...

Major factor in school closings: evidence of virus spread

While the Kent County Health Department is working hard with superintendents to keep schools open, sometimes closing is the best way to mitigate spread...

Sensory splendor

Dutton teachers worked together to prepare lessons with creative twists to accomodate the needs of the kids while following the safety requirements for the 2020 back-to-school plan...

Two-stepper, avid reader owes career to her first-grade teacher

Jenn Shultz is the new Emmons Lake Elementary School principal. SNN gets to know her in this edition of Meet Your Administrators...

Foundation funds math curriculum, mental health coordinator

The Caledonia Education Foundation recently awarded the district a $75,000 grant to pay for a new math curriculum and to free up dollars to add a new position to serve students’ mental, social and emotional health needs...

Whole-child advocates ready to lead, collaborate

SNN gets to know these new elementary principals in this edition of Meet the Principal...

High school closes due to positive COVID-19 cases

Caledonia High School is closed for in-person instruction through Friday, Sept. 11, after five students and one staff member tested positive for COVID-19...

Students have choice of face-to-face, online learning

Teachers are being trained in using the Michigan Virtual platform for online instruction...

‘Farm to School’

Caledonia Schools passed out more than 1,300 boxes of produce to community members through the Farm to School Program...
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