- Sponsorship -

No Need For Lone Ranger Teachers

Students need to learn, but teachers also need to know they are not left to twist in the wind when they need help. That was the upshot of a national conference recently hosted by Caledonia Community Schools, which aimed to...

Whole Grains Headed to Cafeterias

Everything's baked, everything's good for you, and, next year, everything's going to have to be made with whole grain in school cafeterias. The changes are a result of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 which required lunch programs to...

Children Learn About Science with Help of Parents

Rockets were built, barges were sunk and cats were "paulted" at Dutton Elementary's first Family Science Night. Don't worry, the rockets were made from paper and powered by straws, the barges were made of aluminum and real cats were not...

Teacher of the Year Engages Middle Schoolers with Humor, High Energy

Judy Doran talks fast. Very fast. Very, very fast. That characteristic strikes one immediately on first meeting her. But if you ask her students to describe her they will yell out plenty of others: "Awesome!" "Cool!" "Smart!" "Compassionate!" "Unique!" "Hilarious!" "Protective!"...

A Clean Sweep: Voters in Seven Kent Districts Approve Funding Requests

Tuesday was a good day for schools and students in Kent ISD, as voters approved tax proposals in all seven districts that requested them. Residents supported requests ranging from $3.6 million to $76.1 million in Caledonia, Comstock Park, East...

Student To Lead Michigan Key Club

Addie Clipfell is the new governor for Key Clubs in the state of Michigan -- the first time a Caledonia High School student has been elected to the office. Not bad for a student who was timid and didn't talk...

Caledonia to Vote on No-Increase Bond

Voters in the Caledonia Community Schools district will go to the polls next month to decide on a bond issue leaders call a “zero millage increase.” The $41 million bond translates into no increase because it simply extends the current...

Elementary Students Help Build Well in Ethiopia

A sign on a village well more than 7,000 miles away in Ethiopia says "Kettle Lake Elementary." It's a little sign, but represents a big deal for villagers who used to walk a couple of miles to get a...

Fourth Grade Recycling King

When Colin Pearson was in first grade at Emmons Lake Elementary, he decided on spring break he wanted to teach his classmates about recycling. When he returned to school, he went about getting approval to set up a program...

Caledonia Coffee Shop Helps Students Transition

"I am the brewer," says a low, throaty voice that sounds like Arnold Schwarzenegger. The "brewer" is working at the The Daily Grind Coffee Shop at Duncan Lake Middle School, but it's not Schwarzenegger. It's 19-year-old Nicholas Weidman, having a...

Students Build Their Dreams One Class at a Time

April Lansdale stands at the white board in front of the class, figuring out a math problem. But for her and a dozen other students, it’s more than an academic exercise. The answer could help these young adults with...

Students Learn Computer Code; Local School Picks Up $10,000

Thousands of students across Kent ISD (and millions nationwide) got a one­hour lesson in computer coding from top-level experts as part of an industry-led effort to teach kids how computers work.  One lucky school – Kraft Meadows Middle School...

Embezzlement Case Raises Safeguard Issues for Schools

As parent-run youth sports programs go, this one seemed to be thriving. More than 100 third- through sixth-grade girls competed in volleyball against girls from five other programs, learned skills from high school players and got to attend summer...

Caledonia’s Green Ways Save More Than a Million $$

"It's cold outside" is often heard this time of year, but folks at Caledonia Community Schools might be tempted to say "it's chilly inside." The district keeps its buildings at 68 degrees, one of several energy-conservation measures that have...

Caledonia’s Riverbank Run Legacy Continues

Christopher Warren was the type of principal whose commitment to children and education was unquestionable. Whenever he saw a need at Caledonia Community Schools’ Kettle Lake Elementary, he worked to meet it. Now, his family, students, and staff are rallying...

CNN Live: News Programming is Elementary in Caledonia

“Good morning. It’s time to tune into CNN Live.” It’s sixty seconds to news time. Quiet comes over the studio. The crew of the CNN news team watches the computer clock count down to the start of the daily...
Sponsorship
Sponsorship