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In mixed millage results, approvals for five districts but setback for one

While five local school districts won tax request approvals from voters, a defeat in Caledonia will cost the district more than $150,000 in revenue...

Six school districts seek tax approvals on Nov. 6 ballot

Voters in six Kent County school districts will be asked to vote on school tax proposals that can be found on the second page of their ballot Nov. 6...

Caledonia requests override to restore millage

The Caledonia Board of Education approved bringing a two-year operating millage proposal to the voters on the November ballot...

Students tour world of manufacturing

Touring several local plants, students learned manufacturing isn’t what it used to be...

Right place, right time for new district chief

The greatest lesson that Dedrick Martin will apply to his new position as Caledonia superintendent came from students during his teaching days, he said...

What’s for lunch today? Check your phone

Website and app provide nutritional information on school lunches...

Vote here for your favorite Duck Tape prom outfit

Kent Career Tech Center students Baylee DeVos and Blake Johnson have both been named finalists in the the Stuck at Prom Scholarship Competition and are in the running for a $10,000 scholarship...

Strong faith, desire to help pushes her to be healing force through song

Despite tremendous loss, and mental and physical ailments, MacKenzie Van Dorp is off to the country music capital to pursue a career in music...

‘An incredible fit’

The Board of Education has offered the position of superintendent to current State School Reform Officer Dedrick Martin. Following a superintendent search and interviews with four candidates, the board voted unanimously to offer Martin the position...

And who are we wearing tonight? Duct tape, actually

Baylee DeVos recruited her friend and Tech Center classmate junior Blake Johnson to take on a major art project: create a dress, tuxedo and accessories including shoes, a purse, corsage, boutonniere and hat completely out of duct tape...

Ignore ‘judge-y people’ and celebrate your uniqueness, students say

Thirty-one students entered artwork into the schools’ first Diversiprize, for which, in true ArtPrize style, students and staff members voted on what pieces best reflect themes of diversity...
Members of the Cedar Springs Division II Odyssey of the Mind team are, from left, parent coach Traci Slager, seventh-grader Aiden Lake, sixth-graders Annalise Elliott, Brielle Sarniak, Nate Slager and Coryn Wiles, eighth-grader Jade Yowtz, and long-term coach Michelle Wiles

Mind Sports Roundup

School News Network will be running roundups of events including Odyssey of the Mind, Science Olympiad, MathCounts and robotics

Female panelists speak on success, mistakes

What would you do if you knew you would succeed? Would you become a doctor? Write a book? Run for office? Run a marathon? That was the question put to middle and high school girls at a recent event

First-grader donates nearly 200 books to his school highlighting black history

David Donaldson knows a lot about Katherine Johnson, an African-American woman and mathematician who made major contributions to NASA. He’s read about her in the book “Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race.” Now...

Beatboxer busts growth mindset rhymes

“(Blake) demonstrated what can be accomplished with a positive, growth-mindset attitude and plenty of perseverance,” said Principal Sean McLaughlin

Board begins search for new superintendent, seeks public input

The Caledonia Community Schools Board of Education has officially begun the search for a new superintendent, and is asking community members to answer a three-question survey on the district’s website through March 16. The board  selected consultant Gary Rider, regional...
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