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Districts face hard choices in timing of ballot requests

District leaders have had to weigh whether to go ahead as scheduled, or postpone them because of the coronavirus health crisis...
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Online story time, virtual PE keep students connected during shutdown

'They need to see we’re smiling and happy and that we’re OK, and that they’re going to be OK too'...

When the music slows, the students scurry

Strategic use of music cuts down on late arrivals to class...

He mixes melodies, scratches records, creates digital music

Cedar Springs junior and DJ Martin Yakes plans for a career in music...

Artist speaks out against hate in competition

Four art students won top honors out of 127 competitors at the third-annual Cedar Springs High School Art Competition...

Students strive for Seal of Biliteracy to enhance life, job skills

First class of Cedar Springs students prepares for Seal of Biliteracy test...

Gear Up students find easier transition to high school

Overhauled Gear Up program helps 60 freshmen transition from middle school to high school...

‘We didn’t notice they’re gone’

A West Side resident with two children in Grand Rapids Public Schools, Jim Davis worries about the families who can’t afford to live in that booming area and the impact on schools...

Living in cars, campers, motels and ‘doubled-up,’ homeless students struggle to succeed

Schools -- urban, suburban and rural -- are seeing increased numbers of homeless students and fewer options for housing because of high rents and scarce vacancies...

‘My students will change the world’

Cedar View’s Madeline Pekrul is teaching her fifth graders about career readiness this year in a pilot program...

Donated CPR training kit helps students learn to save lives

Eighth graders are learning life-saving skills with help from Festida Foods, which donated an American Heart Association CPR kit...

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...

Three-year strategic plan focuses on creating ‘a community of learners’

As part of creating a three-year strategic plan at Cedar Springs Public Schools, every teacher got a boarding pass to FLIGHT Plan 1.0 - designed to bring the entire community together...

From coconuts to mindfulness to learning outside, super pair teams up to guide Young...

The duo plans all their curriculum and activities together so their students get the same experiences. Being flexible and planning with each other is key, they say...

Bond proposal addresses space needs, grade configuration

Cedar Springs’ $81 million bond would address space needs, fund new school for eighth and ninth graders
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