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Students take on projects, hands-on learning in new course

A new project-based-learning program at Caledonia High School has students working hands-on on projects that require communication, creativity and critical thinking...

Five districts win tax approvals, one weathers defeat

Five Kent ISD school districts are breathing easier following voter approval of tax requests in Tuesday's election, but one, Cedar Springs, is weighing options after its proposed bond issue was defeated...

Six districts in Kent ISD asking for funding on Tuesday ballot

Five school districts in Kent ISD have tax requests on the election ballot next Tuesday, Nov. 5. Here is a breakdown of what they’re asking for...

District tries again for Headlee override to restore full funding

Caledonia Community Schools on Nov. 5 again will seek approval of the fully funded non-homestead tax after voters narrowly denied the request last year...

Follow the sensory road

At Duncan Lake ECC, as at other schools locally and nationally, teachers find the sensory paths help students focus more calmly in the classroom by hopping and slithering outside of it...

When you empower students, ‘they will amaze you’

Caledonia High School’s new principal moved up from the assistant...

Motivating others is passion of new athletic director

New athletic director's background spans sports, teaching...

Student wins second straight grand prize in Congressional Art Competition

Northview senior Nick Ensing captures second straight grand prize in ArtFest 2019, the Congressional Art Competition for Michigan’s 3rd district...

‘Feels like I just got here yesterday’

Kelly LaCroix has worked in the same classroom at Kettle Lake Elementary for two decades, and her enthusiasm continues to grow every day...

From the playground to the library

After raising nearly $300,000 to renovate and rebuild the playground over four years, the Kettle Lake Elementary PTO is moving on to fund new classroom libraries offering more books covering many genres and characters...

Blessed and grateful: challenges faced with positive attitude

Senior Cayleigh Constance has overcome challenges from family illness to mental health. After a four-month hiatus, she’s on track to graduate this year...

Compass class points students in the right direction

In response to the need to change curriculum, Caledonia decided to shut down its separate alternative education building and move students back to the high school where they would have a class once a day...

Inadequate funding – even in affluent districts – still short-changes students

It’s not just poorer districts feeling the pain from Michigan’s inadequate school funding, officials say. Higher-income districts are also pinched by the funding formula and having to make cuts...

District faces dilemma of budget reality contrasted with community perception

When it comes to the financial state of Caledonia Community Schools, there’s a disparity between public perception and reality, says Superintendent Dedrick Martin...

Student Services Team created to focus on mental health

The team will focus on additional staffing, community education, professional development and initiatives to maintain positive images of the importance of mental health...

On the air and giving up recess

Students at Caledonia Elementary are getting a better feel for the news industry producing their own shows, thanks to a grant from the Caledonia Schools Education Foundation...
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