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District adds child life specialist to robust mental health team

Cedar Springs mental health team grows with specialists trained to teach children how to process feelings before taking action...

Students speak, district listens

As the district gets closer to completing a new strategic plan, administrators turn their ears to the voices of students...

‘A light that cannot and will not be put out’

Surviving family trauma and housing instability, getting behind on classes, losing beloved grandmothers and becoming a mother did not stop this senior from walking across the graduation stage...

District showcases its ‘great things’ in visit from MDE

Cedar Springs one of five Michigan schools to host visit from state Education Department...

A little school work, some crafts and a whole lot of listening build a...

Church-based volunteer mentor Miss Judy, from Kid’s Hope, lends an ear and support to a fourth grader named Angel...

‘100 percent mesmerized by my job-this is what I get to do today’

Making sure each student is recognized and learns life lessons are what matters, said this Cedar Springs teacher...

Student team takes suspense film from classroom to the forest

Cedar Springs film students had an opportunity to write and produce their own films for the school’s YouTube channel...

Listening to stories: not just for elementary kids

Read-alouds are pretty much a daily standard in elementary schools. But in middle school? Not as much. SNN visited classrooms in two districts where students are all ears for them...

One extra year nets big reward: free college degree

'100 percent happy that I did it.' Middle College grad earned associates degree in half the time, free...

The quest for scientific discovery

New curriculum has students discovering scientific principles on their own before memorizing them...

Third-grade artists invited to create new installation

Third-grade artists bring district themes, such as “reaching for the stars” to life on canvases headed for administration building...

A new start for New Beginnings

New space, new options, ongoing support for students at New Beginnings High School...

Dogs: best friend, great listeners

Students bolster reading time by sharing stories with furry friends from West Michigan Therapy Dogs...

Blogger/teacher writes book to encourage educators to stay in field

Cedar Springs world history teacher finds some balance and shares strategies he uses in his ninth-grade classroom...

Family man with a mega-resume settles in as principal

Brian Balding is the new Cedar Springs Middle School principal. SNN gets to know him in this edition of Meet the Principal...

New superintendent aims to be “positive influence” throughout district

Smith has been in education for 25 years — as a teacher, a principal or in other administration roles. “That collection of experience prepared me for this opportunity in Cedar Springs” he said...
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